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Old 02-13-2019, 04:40 PM
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....and today Jimmy got new shoes. REALLY like the look with new 30s. I have tomorrow off so pulling the extra leaf in the back & changing shackles. Sure am looking forward to a smoother ride in the back.
 

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Looks good, what brand tires?
 
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I did the Firestone Destination AT 30s.. Couldn't afford the BF Goodrich ones I really wanted. Firestone gives military discounts so it comes out cheaper than even WalMart. Decided against the ProComp 5x8s and returned them. Added 1 1/2 spacers in the back which REALLY helped. Thinking about hunting down a set of the Outlaw II style wheels and going black with them.
 
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Looking forward to working on the frame rails & wheel wells, but chomping at the bit for warmer weather where I can polish it out with some Groit's!
 

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Yeah, BFGs are a lil on the expensive side, for sure.
 
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The used set I got for the front to do me through the rebuild were Michelin LTX (I believe). Those were some good looking 235s but didn't even look for 30s in them. That probably would have been more than the Goodrichs. AFTER the install was done I got a quote on the Firestone 235s. I didn't really want to know but curiosity got the best of me. Stupid difference for not much bigger.....
BUT..... they sure look a whole bunch better! LOL
 

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Well, only 3.5 hours (without air) to remove the extra leaf yesterday. I didn't lose near as much lift as I thought I would. I know it's a truck, but that smoothed out that **** harshness quite a bit.

Ordered new front fender liners this morning. Looking forward to working on the frame rails and wheel wells next. Still keeping an eye out for some of the Outlaw II style wheels to do in black.
 

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Jimmy is ready. BRING IT ON!


Drove to St Louis during the snow that hit. Was just out ahead of the 15 car pile up on I70. Sometimes timing is everything! Jimmy did great, never even went into 4wd. But I do have to ask..... How's that Prius work'in for ya now?? LOL
 

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Like these... Anthricite gray plasti-dip in the works...
 
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Yes, exactly like those! Those come off a 4x4 and for sale by chance?

edit: aahhh, never mind. I just saw the "in the works" part. I'd do mine in a gloss black though. I'd sure like to get my hands on a set of those...... I'm happy with the look of the new 30s and rear spacers. Wanna keep the treads just tucked under the fender lips. Adding some black splash guards when they get here to help keep it clean.

You'll have to post a pic when you get them back on so we can see!
 

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