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Father's Day suspension upgrades!!!


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Well for fathers day this year my wife (amazing) got me the RPG 3.0 suspension, as i mentioned in another ...


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Old 06-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Father's Day suspension upgrades!!!
Well for fathers day this year my wife (amazing) got me the RPG 3.0 suspension, as i mentioned in another post about the raptor XT cams.... nevertheless over the last 2 days i had the opportunity to fully install the springs, frame support and the bump stops, and figured, ah, i'll give the mid-perch adjustment a go... with a few phone calls to Jarrett from RPG, he talked me through the process and i must say it worked like a charm... i think that guy may just know what he is talking about (hehe). either way i did want to say thank you to him for all the phone time he gave me, and for the advise about the truck. your awesome! Also i took a few pics along the way of the install and stuck em in my photo bucket, so i will add a link if you are wondering how the adjustment is done, and want to check it out before you start turning wrenches.

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Yep, those RPG guys are the greatest to work with.

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The RPG guys are good peeps. Congrats on your upgrades.


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Badass Father's Day gift!!


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Damn nice fathers day gift. All I got was tint for my tail lights and the material needed for the back lit SVT mod.

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Nice upgrade I have the same kit. Love the look and the ride. Jack


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Once you get it all done, go for a drive. You wont miss axle wrapup/ wheel hop being gone at all. Those National springs are good.

Thinking back, I think the hardest part of the install is cutting that front spring bolt.
I like how you put a tie down strap on the front coil, not sure it would hold if that compressor broke ?

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oh, i did the install already, and took her out for a 30 mi run out on the dirt roads by my house, and fell in love with the truck all over again... really glad i did that first over the bumpers, and I'm not going to lie, with the performance mods i have so far it makes it a ton of fun in 2wd off road, your gliding 1-3 gear all the way to 70 mph or so... as for the tie down strap, it was solely to hold the spring up when i lowered the a-arm, and i had plenty of room... I'm not sure if it would work well for a 3rd perch lift, because that was about all i was going to get on those spring compressor. nonetheless i got it how i want, and the only other things i plan for suspension is upper control arms and tie rods in the front. But those will be after front and rear bumpers and tire gate, and possibly the full set of skid plates... my only concern with the tire gate, is i love the back-up camera, and i want to find on the is license plate mounted, but hooks into stock wiring... if anyone is aware if this already exists then i want in!!! thanks all


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Nice job, doing it yourself!


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Yea I know Garrett an Corey very well I grew up 20 mins away from them in orange county they're awesome guys and know their shit especially Corey he's built trophy trucks for Camburg racing. The stage 3 is an amazing kit I love mine. The steering tie rods are great and so are their race line UCA's I have the 1.5 inch on mine. Next is the power steering reservoir they make which is a must if going off road. And next time I'm home on leave (hopefully in July) I'm gonna head over to the shop and have them throw in a roll cage for me haha! The perch mod is simple as long as you have the right tools. I did mine at sprockets in base and had it done in about 2 hours I went to the top perch cause I love that nose High stance it's just mean looking
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