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post #41 of 67 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not normally a fan of lifted trucks but HOLY CRAP THAT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!
Thanks. I love it way more than the ZR2 design. I hate the Chevy front clip design. Sucks I didn't get the locker, but I didn't want all of the techno garb that comes with it anyways. Someone will come out with lockers for them sooner or later.

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What are you doing with the gearing running the 35s? 4:10s maybe? Leave it stock?
Never. That is for gassers that don't have the low end torque of the diesels. I lowered the gears on my first diesel and never again. The HD's are down to 3.31 gears now. My Ranger diesel that I'm building will have 3.08 gears and the other day I had my '06 King Ranch at 124 mph cruising at only about 2500 rpm's. lol For highway driving and mpg's it is awesome. Not like these things have neck breaking speed with the OE tires anyways.
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Never. That is for gassers that don't have the low end torque of the diesels. I lowered the gears on my first diesel and never again. The HD's are down to 3.31 gears now. My Ranger diesel that I'm building will have 3.08 gears and the other day I had my '06 King Ranch at 124 mph cruising at only about 2500 rpm's. lol For highway driving and mpg's it is awesome. Not like these things have neck breaking speed with the OE tires anyways.
Makes sense. I have the Colorado version with the MiniMax. Definately a torquey little motor. What size wheels did you go with? Whats the backspacing?

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Makes sense. I have the Colorado version with the MiniMax. Definately a torquey little motor. What size wheels did you go with? Whats the backspacing?

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Holy sweet mother of offroad!!! This thing is epic! I have a diesel all terrain version completely unmolested right now but this... this is simply amazing! I never thought anyone would do this but thank you for being the first to do the LCG build with 37's and documenting it so well. I think these trucks look silly with 6"+ lift and only 33's or 35's. The bumper is coming along nicely as well, if you have more pics of that please keep them coming!


Question though... what about a spare? Doing a bed cage and hold it there along with a highlift and other things?


Keep it up man, I can't wait to see more!
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Holy sweet mother of offroad!!! This thing is epic! I have a diesel all terrain version completely unmolested right now but this... this is simply amazing! I never thought anyone would do this but thank you for being the first to do the LCG build with 37's and documenting it so well. I think these trucks look silly with 6"+ lift and only 33's or 35's. The bumper is coming along nicely as well, if you have more pics of that please keep them coming!


Question though... what about a spare? Doing a bed cage and hold it there along with a highlift and other things?


Keep it up man, I can't wait to see more!
It's my daughter's rig so we are probably going to throw a bed cover on it or we might use this under rail one from LMC that is easy to remove.

I do like the one that my buddy's from Pacific Fab built though for Peterson's 4 Wheel the Crawlarado. If it was my truck that'd be what I'd do.


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I vote for the Crawlarado chase truck look. I'm sure there is a way to incorporate a cover for the bed and still maintain the rack. Either way its a sick build, and your daughter is very lucky!
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Update 2/7/17

My bad everyone. I didn't notice that I didn't update the completion of the bumper due to not having time to put in the new inner liners and recut a new valance. My corner cuts on the front bumper valance was off so I had to source another so that my cuts are tight. Other than that I'm very happy with how it came out. I need to take more pics as soon as that is complete cause I even had to crank up the front coils due to the added weight. Suspension was waaaay too soft. Now it is dialed in and set perfect. Good resistance on cornering and firm ride, yet can still soak up speed bumps at 45 mph+.

A couple weeks back I took a few of my rigs down to get some baseline dyno numbers as well. I was shocked by how little power loss there was due to the larger rubber. Beyond impressive to still be putting 154 rwhp to the ground uncorrected.







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Are You gonna run a skid Plate or some kind of shield at the bottom of that bumper?

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They did an outstanding job. Truck is looking great
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Are You gonna run a skid Plate or some kind of shield at the bottom of that bumper?
Ya I've been procrastinating getting it back into the shop to do the rock sliders and start making skid plates.

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They did an outstanding job. Truck is looking great
Thanks man. I only took it apart and redesigned it about 5 times over 2 weeks of putting it together. lol The damn frame on these things is like a mile below the body lines.
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Figured you had something planned out, I just pictured an errant stick or whatever poking up through that bumper and causing some damage.

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Figured you had something planned out, I just pictured an errant stick or whatever poking up through that bumper and causing some damage.
Actually there is a bar back there at the bottom of the radiator that the winch plate bolts to so nothing can get through there anyways. The skid will only be cosmetic or necessary the first time we go full on wheeling so the OE crossmember doesn't get hammered.
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Update 3/1/17

So finally got the Canyon / Colorado Rock Sliders back from powder coating and on last night. Daughter helped as much as she could but didn't prevent me from dropping one on my face. lol

So other than robbing the brackets and hardware from a cheap abortion of steps that I picked up off Craigslist for $150, I modified the brackets and used a Poly Performance interlocking tube adapter for a bar for the bed area.

Now just waiting on skid plates so that we can really take this thing wheeling.







Poly Performance interlocking tube adapters I used for the rear portion so they are still removable.
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I think with 35's the body mounts are going to be a major problem. I guess you could move them if you REALLY wanted to but jeeez.....:(

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I think with 35's the body mounts are going to be a major problem. I guess you could move them if you REALLY wanted to but jeeez.....:(
Body mount was the easiest mod. Just lop off the corner, then replate it. They pretty much clear 35x12.5's but wouldn't clear 37's or 35x13's. I never run fat tires anyways as all they do is spit rocks down the side of the paint.

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Daughter's truck my A$$.......rofl......

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Any chance we can get more pics of the mounting of the rock sliders you built? Once I finish my tube bender, thats on the list of projects for my truck.
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Any chance we can get more pics of the mounting of the rock sliders you built? Once I finish my tube bender, thats on the list of projects for my truck.
Here is everything I have.

1st three mounts




1st mount not shown


4th mount


5th mount at the bed with Poly Performance interlocking tube adapter


The interlocking tube adapters are actually way stronger than the brackets. The brackets actually can bend easily when not all bolted into the backside of the rocker panels.

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Update 3/3/17

37"s!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

I love these Moto Metals way better than the Rockstar II's. And I've always loved these Mickey Thompson Claws! They are one of the last 37x12.5"s that are a true 12.5 and not 13"s or wider. Most of the tires that are stamped and sold as 12.5"s are now 13"s or more and either cause clearance issues or wreak havoc on steering parts as well as just spit rocks down the side of your paint.

So I'm going to have to trim the driver side body mount further. Sucks because we had already replated it just last week. Good news is that by opening up the hole the Ebrake cable feeds through tighter too the frame, makes it clear. With that, the Icon coilovers maxed out, and removing the sway bar, we'll have zero issues clearing the 37"s. I can't believe we made it happen stuffed like this. As soon as I get the skid plates on we'll get some good video wheeling at Hollister Hills OHV Park.








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