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Old 12-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #26
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awesome write up and great details of what you did, truck looks awesome and the PB stuff is the type of quality you needed to match the rest of the truck. congrats, the stance looks killer!
I appreciate the feedback and the compliments broey! I wish I could've got more detailed with the pics but there were several times when I got so caught up in the moment getting things installed that I forgot to take the pics. Lol.

Porterbuilt components are definitely top notch and worth the investment for any type of build. Fit and finish is amazing, and the customer service that you receive from Nate, Dave and the PB team are excellent.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #27
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Nice write up! I have basically the same PB parts on my ride. Definitely quality stuff. This thread will be a big help to those wanting to do this in the future. It's cool that you were able to slow down and take pics. I always mean to, but usually get caught up in the work and forget. Great job!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #28
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Have you put the bed back on yet? Pics?
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #29
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Re: My Porterbuilt Experience...

Just to be clear, did you or didn't you use the cups in the rear? I have the same parts waiting to be powder coated and installed. Awesome truck btw!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #30
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Nice write up! I have basically the same PB parts on my ride. Definitely quality stuff. This thread will be a big help to those wanting to do this in the future. It's cool that you were able to slow down and take pics. I always mean to, but usually get caught up in the work and forget. Great job!
Thanks Cubber! I hope that it can be at least a source of reference to anyone who is thinking about it, just got it, or already starting their PB installs. I probably could've got more detailed shots but as you say, you get so excited and want to see it assembled and forget to snap pics. lol.

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Have you put the bed back on yet? Pics?
I'm just waiting on my bed wood to come back from refinishing so that I can reassemble everything with the bed off. Once thats done, the bed'll go back on and I will definitely be posting up before/after shots to give a good visual height reference for those curious to see how low it goes and how it sits.

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Just to be clear, did you or didn't you use the cups in the rear? I have the same parts waiting to be powder coated and installed. Awesome truck btw!
I did use the cups for the rear. You don't have to but it will require you to drill your own holes in the frame for the air bag mounting bolt and the air line. From what I understand, you would only lose a bit of overall drop height if you ran the cup, which can be easily compensated for by using a 1-2 inch drop block.

and thank you for the compliment!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #31
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Very nice write up Mac. Everything looks excellent, I'm super glad you posted your build. Gives me a idea what to expect when I get everything put together on my project.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #32
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Very nice write up Mac. Everything looks excellent, I'm super glad you posted your build. Gives me a idea what to expect when I get everything put together on my project.
Thank you sduckworth! I hope that it can be of reference to some members who plan on going the same, not-so-extreme PB setup route.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:07 AM   #33
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Re: My Porterbuilt Experience...

Ordered my stage 1 front and 2 basic rear today so this will come in handy in a few weeks!
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:27 AM   #34
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Ordered my stage 1 front and 2 basic rear today so this will come in handy in a few weeks!
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #35
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great thread and tastefully done truck!
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #36
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:11 PM   #37
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Thanks guys! Appreciate the kind words! Just waiting on my seats and bed wood to come back and I'm hoping the truck will be going back together by January 1st so fresh pics of the stance, overall drop for the total PB project will be up very soon! Stay tuned...
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #38
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What wheels are you running.... Looks good
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:39 AM   #39
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Thanks! they're 22 inch Boyd Spectrum's
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #40
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Re: My Porterbuilt Experience...

Do you have any photo's of where you put your ride height adjustment points? I have the same set up and getting ready to install these, have read the instructions 3 times now and think I may be ready. I did call Accuair and they told me search for one of Delmo's post on the Black Bird build.

Any help would be great.

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Old 01-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #41
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Hey Dan,

I'm assuming you're asking about the AccuAir ride height sensor placement? There are a myriad options for mounting these and it all depends on your creativity, function and the space/room you have to work with on your vehicle. Since the C10 has been done so many times and there are many ways people have done it, it's just a matter of going with whats worked or done before.
In my case, Dave from PB sent me a few sample pics of how they commonly set their sensors up and I loosely based it on that.

Again, there are so many options to mount these(which is the beauty and the downside of them, lol) but here are pics of my set up.

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I'm keeping an open mind as to the efficiency and reliability of my placement just in case these weren't optimal and need to relocate or modify it, but so far, they seem to be working fine and keeping the sensors in their 'sweet spot' of its range.

Hope that helps a bit...
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:10 AM   #42
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Do you have your bed wood back yet? I'm salivating for the finished product
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:06 PM   #43
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Mac808, very nice ride. What backspacing are you running on front and rear wheels?
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:56 AM   #44
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Do you have your bed wood back yet? I'm salivating for the finished product
Lol! You're telling me?!! I've been so restless and itching to finish her up and get her back on the road but when you have to wait on people who hold you parts hostage while they go on vacation for 3 weeks is most frustrating!!

Good news is that I will finally be getting the bed wood back tomorrow and will able to commence putting her back together! Don't worry, will post up the 'after' pics once I'm done.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:08 AM   #45
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Mac808, very nice ride. What backspacing are you running on front and rear wheels?
Thank you Gipper! I'm running a pretty conservative set up. 4.5 in the front and 5.25 in the rear.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:38 PM   #46
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Any problems you can anticipate with tires rubbing, front or rear due to selected back spacing.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:56 AM   #47
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Nope. None at all. These are the same wheels I spaced out before I went with PorterBuilt and airbags so I had them spaced out conservatively so that it wouldn't rub from being overly in/offset.

I used to run a small spacer on the rear to make the wheel a bit more flush with the fender but with the bags, they will be tucked in just the right amount to be able to air out the bags and have the wheels tuck just inside the fender.

Pics of the completed truck will be up shortly! Just got my bed wood back and mounted up on the bed. Stay tuned!

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:23 AM   #48
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ah man, I'm drooling already!!!
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WOW .... NICE truck and excellent write up and pics ..... !!!!
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Bed wood looks super...Jim
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