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Old 10-23-2012, 12:56 PM
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Nice looking truck
It sucks you are experiencing issues with AutoAnything as I have experienced nothing but good things.

Looking forward to seeing your truck come together
Thanks buddy! I'm excited too!



Quick question for anyone out there: Where should I buy running boards from? I have been googling different sites & a lot of them have fairly bad reviews (lots of 5 & 1 star reviews, so that's always suspicious).

I'm trying to order the Go industries running board 42301 (they only make one & that version fits the 2500).

I need to order ASAP.

In other news, my tires come in Thursday!
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have you looked into westin step bars?? i have read good things about them and they arent expensive either. and honestly autoanything is the best place to order stuff from IMO...
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have you looked into westin step bars?? i have read good things about them and they arent expensive either. and honestly autoanything is the best place to order stuff from IMO...
They should be taking care of the issue I'm having. They just aren't making a great impression.

I received the ezdown tailgate accessory. It's the wrong one! I'm batting 0!

I convinced the company (this was a sale through ebay) to pay for my postage back since they failed to label the model number & claimed this one is the correct model. I found the 43300 model on amazon, so that should be here no later than the 3rd of November.

My tires should arrive within the next 2 hours. I'll have them mounted tomorrow & report back.

This build certainly has a slow start!
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They should be taking care of the issue I'm having. They just aren't making a great impression.

I received the ezdown tailgate accessory. It's the wrong one! I'm batting 0!

I convinced the company (this was a sale through ebay) to pay for my postage back since they failed to label the model number & claimed this one is the correct model. I found the 43300 model on amazon, so that should be here no later than the 3rd of November.

My tires should arrive within the next 2 hours. I'll have them mounted tomorrow & report back.

This build certainly has a slow start!
when i started my build it was slow moving too, however it picked up its a killer waiting on parts to arrive alwys my least favorite part of the whole thing lol then getting wrong parts that would upset me very much
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:12 PM
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Well, I got the new tires mounted! Not as aggressive as I like or am used to but, these feel 1000x better than the Transforce ATs. Those should be renamed to Transcrap BS lol.





These tires are great. The handling is better, the stopping distance has improved as well as how smooth the stop is. The ride itself is amazing. I'm sold on these. If I get into more off-roading stuff, I'll have to drop the cash on a set of rims & BFG ATs, but that's another story for another day!

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I have the bestop tailgate step installed! It looks nice. I hope it holds up!






I do have a question for everyone here since a few people are following my build. The ride isn't smooth enough & I'm a n00b, so I need some solid advice. I need to make this truck much less bumpy, & I know, it has a harsh ride. Well, I can't return the truck and I don't want to! So, what can I do to make the ride smoother?

SO here's a pick of the undercarriage:


So, from what I see & my super limited knowledge, I have a few options:

1.Get a different set of leaf springs.
2. Install an air-bag like device meant for softening the ride (if there is such a thing; not meant to level the bed out)
3. Get new shocks (not sure what to get)
4. Have another set of shocks added (not sure where)
5. Level the rear.
6. Some combination of the first 5 options.
7. Bonus Option (if I get new shocks, should I also get new front shocks?)



Sorry if some of this is really simple stuff to answer. I've never had to modify a vehicle, short of adding a few exterior cosmetic things. Any help is appreciated!

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Nice to see another 2500 hemi! I myself have been wanting to get some Bilstein 5100's front and rear to improve the ride a bit. I also swapped out my factory front coils for some coils from a power wagon to give it a little more height and level it off. Look forward to seeing more mods!
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After too many phone calls, I surprisingly got my truck bed cover installed after receiving the weather stripping. I meant to document the build a little, but I forgot.

Anyways, here's 2 pics I took at twilight.






These didn't come with all of the hardware, but I managed to make them work. I don't have time to call and complain. If I have more issues, I'll just fabricate something after my move.

Am I impressed with the Roll-X? Yes & No. Do I think it's worth $850? Not really.

I'll explain why when I have time to take more shots during the day tomorrow or day after.


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You'll be in for quite a surprise.

Stay tuned. New shocks are on the way.
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Love that bed cover.....always makes me think I should have gotten a soft cover
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Finally, I have an update for you guys. This will probably be the last update until I actually have myself settled into my new home.

I finally got my new shocks installed. This should be a small upgrade to the stock ones.



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I am so jealous of your cummins right now.... if i knew how to make the googly eye emoticon dude right now i so would ahha.
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