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SLO-C10 walk around video from last July

Discussion in 'Member Videos' started by SLO-C10, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. SLO-C10

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    This is a motivational post for me to get going on my winter mods so I’ll be ready when spring arrives up here. This was taken last July, and it shows the truck in its current state of completion.

    By spring, I will have installed CPP tubular control arms and coil overs in the front, done some other minor cleanup underneath.

    I’m also removing the offshore 1.6:1 roller rockers and replacing them with Comp Cams ultra gold 1.5:1, hoping to gain a little vacuum at idle, currently only get about 6” and it can get a little hairy in traffic with the power brakes.

    I don’t use the extra lift and duration the 1.6 give, my rev limiter is set at 6000rpm, plus I’m not sure what brand they are and they’ve made me nervous since I installed the motor.

    Anyway, here’s the video.....


     
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    Tell me about that bed cover
    I looked st the CPP coilovers
    Are those the ones that aren’t really coilovers?
    They use the coil pocket instead of a top retainer on the shock body?
     
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    The tonneau cover is an Extang Blackmax, has bows and sliding snaps in removeable frame. I like it, and it was on the truck when I bought it.

    The coil over kit is indeed the CPP setup, but it is a true coil over system. You are correct that it does use the upper spring pocket, but just as a means of installing the upper coil over bracket.

    Regardless, my truck still has the original control arms and bushings, so it’s going to be a major improvement over current situation.




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    This is the Kit id like to uSe when funds allow

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    Yeah that’s pretty badass! I saw that one too but the difference in price kept me with CPP. I think the QA1 kit is a better overall setup.

    One other thing that helped me choose the CPP is that I can keep my Belltech end link style sway bar.
     
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    With a welder
    You can make mounting points on the IHC
    I even pondered buying the kit minus
    The shocks. But to but theybshocks later it wouldn’t be worth it
    Even no names run about 400
     
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    What suspension does your truck currently have? That looks like maybe a 2/4 drop but I wanted to ask how much it is dropped and how you got it that height.
     
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    Hi Travis, the truck has DJM 3” drop spindles and a DJM axle flip kit that is supposed to lower the rear 5”.

    Very soon I will be replacing the front upper and lower control arms with CPP tubular control arms and coil overs which will allow me to adjust front ride height. My plan is to lower the front a little more so the front tires are closer to the wheel wells like in the rear.
     
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    Interesting. Do you like the djm spindles? Looking like 15s and I've heard they don't fit well with 3 inch drop spindles.

    Did you notch the frame or do you have any trouble in the back?

    What size tires are you using in the pick?
    Sorry for ao many questions but the walk around really shows the truck well and I'm truitr to make up my mind on a drop soon.
     
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    So I’ll preface this by saying that the suspension was done this way when I bought the truck, I’m not sure I would have chosen the same parts had I done the work.

    That said, I have no complaints with the DJM components, but whoever did the install didn’t do the best job.

    The spindles are great, no issues and I’m running 15x8 truck rally wheels in the front with 4.5” backspace. Still has stock springs and control arms, in fact the control arm bushings are still original, which is a big reason why I’m redoing the front suspension now. The reason I chose to do the coil overs is because of the ride height adjustability.

    The frame is not notched for the DJM flip kit, I’ve never had any issues with clearances back there and I’ve driven the truck pretty aggressively.

    The wheels are 15x10 with 5” backspace, the tires are 325/50R15 Nitto drag radials.
     

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