GEN 2 800A+ Offroad Build

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CharlotteRaptor

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I have been looking for a supplier for this exact same thing as well... please make them and take my damn money.. lol. Let me know as well.
 

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Id be interested in a set as well. Also that did you get to replace the raptor?
 
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Please let me know if you do make them. I will purchase a set. Thank you!

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Tapatalk is crazy, I didn’t see these posts in my notifications.

I appreciate the strong interest from a few members. At this time I am not making them. The actual part would be a bolt on affair but the skid plate has to be carved on to make enough clearance to get the pin in and out making the installation a bit more complex but obviously still doable.


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Id be interested in a set as well. Also that did you get to replace the raptor?

I have been driving a crew cab Silverado 2500 HD Duramax for a little over a year now. Pure street machine, offroads like crap which is fully expected for a truck like this. Mostly finished my current project which was a RZR and is now looking at what I am going to build next. RZR is called Old Timer and I have threads on Pirate4x4, rzrforums, and #oldtmr if you are curious.
 

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Got my SVC coilover preload adjusters on Friday and installed them in the snow today. It's always the best when your truck is too big to fit in your garage and you have the wheels off in the driveway when it is snowing! The install took 4 hours which isn't too bad. Getting these coilovers off is similar to a Taco or Tundra but the top bolts were a little harder to get to and the lower shock bolt is insanely tight. If you don't have the right sockets, forget it.

I set the height at 1" on the passenger and 1.125" on the driver which ended up as 1-3/8" lift on the passenger and 1-1/2" on the driver. This leveled the truck perfectly left/right with a full tank of gas and nobody inside. My truck still has a very small amount of rake but most important to me is the 1-1/2" additional ground clearance under the front differential. It needed that, as much as I would like the truck to stay low for CG reasons.

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A couple notes from my install. The spanner wrench that comes with the kit looks nice but broke the second I tried to use it. The heat from the weld embrittled the pin. Good thing I had the Proto set. I didn't try very long with the hammer to set the new coil can before switching to the press. If you can get access to one it makes this part super easy. I have no idea if I would have ever gotten them pressed on with a dead blow. Could end up wrecking the threads too. I recommend getting some large spanner/coil wrenches to adjust these, I didn't have any big enough and had to use a strap wrench and the coil compressors to get it setup where I wanted.

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Outside of the few minor issues with the install, a top quality product that gives a lot of adjustment options to cover winches, bumpers, skidplates, side to side imbalance, and lift height.

Some spanner diameters from SVC would be helpful, or including a set of those because they are just as specialized as the cap spanner.

Unrelated to the install but clearly visible in the side shot is the lack of mud on the side of my truck. I did a quick quick test run in some very sloppy conditions and the sides are almost completely clean. The mud flaps work infinitely better than the running boards at keeping the sides and door handles free of mud.


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What flaps did you install?
 

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LOL! I realized what I had done not long after posting when I saw the OP sold their raptor and had a last post in 2021.
 
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