Alright, last installment to get me up to date on the fast forward build.
story behind this episode:
The old truck had been needing new ball joints, shocks and steering stabilizer links shot. most of you know, the uppers require new control arms as ball joints not replaceable in factor arms. I bought the pieces a year ago and could never get around to tear down. Those items then morphed into, "while I am tearing apart front end, might as well replace the 12 yr old, 200,000+miles coil springs". That took another step into, "man if I am doing that, lets do something fun like a lift". she needed a new attitude for my 17 yr old son.
so we ordered a Rough Country 3" spindle lift/leveling kit with shocks and 2" rear blocks. one cannot have a lift without new shoes look. This too sat stored away in the garage until last weekend. About 4 months ago, I found a great deal on a set of King Ranch factory 17" wheels with Wranglers which still had use-able tread life. These are taller than my current and as well as rim size larger than the 16" rims currently on truck.
so after a year of procrastination, my 21 yr old son, my 17 yr old son and I dug into her this past weekend. We spent a full day. We shared a few choice words. In the end, well worth it.
here's some pics of the action, finished product as well as 1 before and couple afters.