She's lowered!!!

Boricua SS

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I got the last big mod done before the Midwest meet in May... after about 4 months of just having it sitting on my counter :rotfl:, i got off my ass today and installed my 2" drop (with the help of my brother JosueLT, thx again little brother).. the kit consisted of Tony's modified upper control arms to correct the ball joint angle, 2" drop strut mounts (im 2wd so its a lot easier for us :biggrin:), rear air bag adjustment, and Belltech rear shocks...

onto the pix :wootwoot:

getting her ready...
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inspecting all the parts...
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rear complete...
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now the pain in my ass uca's :rotfl:
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strut mount in...
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new control arms in...
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and the finish product... I'll take more pix when its daylight out... but you get the idea..
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im going to be driving her for about a week to break things in, listen for squeaks, check for loose bolts, and let the suspension settle... then I'll take her for an alignment...
 

Boricua SS

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fr34kout said:
Looking good! Be careful, this might become an addiction like it did for me haha

dude, your chit is all out :rotfl:

funny you mention that though... i always say "ok, I'm done, that's all i'm going to do to her"... :crackup: i cant even touch the motor yet... all my go fast parts are just sitting in my garage lol... a project is never done...
 

fr34kout

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Boricua SS said:
dude, your chit is all out :rotfl:

funny you mention that though... i always say "ok, I'm done, that's all i'm going to do to her"... :crackup: i cant even touch the motor yet... all my go fast parts are just sitting in my garage lol... a project is never done...

I don't even lie to myself anymore, I already have an easy 15-20k+ of mods I still want to do, and that's just things I can think of right now. I'm sure I will figure out more in the future. If all goes according to plan, by the truck is "finished" it will have some pretty heavy mods to a lot of areas. Drivetrain, Sounds, Suspension, Paint, etc. I'll probably never be done either but I can pretend like I am lmao

Hows the ride quality?
 

Short Bus

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Looks good Juan :thumbsup: So I guess you've decided to keep the BeaSSt?
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nicely done!
 

Boricua SS

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fr34kout said:
I don't even lie to myself anymore, I already have an easy 15-20k+ of mods I still want to do, and that's just things I can think of right now. I'm sure I will figure out more in the future. If all goes according to plan, by the truck is "finished" it will have some pretty heavy mods to a lot of areas. Drivetrain, Sounds, Suspension, Paint, etc. I'll probably never be done either but I can pretend like I am lmao

Hows the ride quality?

Ride quality didn't serm that much different.. I only took her for a short trip around the block. . But things "felt" the same...

Short Bus said:
Looks good Juan :thumbsup: So I guess you've decided to keep the BeaSSt?

Thx Shawn...

And for now, yes... I'm still waiting on the crate motor, so I just wanted to do some things to make me giggidy over my truck again :rotfl:.. I've had this kit for a while now, so I decided to throw it on..

HARDTRAILZ said:
Nicely done!

Thank you sir :tiphat:
 

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CdnGMan said:
Looks good Juan... let's hope you get to keep it for a while... :thumbsup:

Thx bro.. she's mine at least until June :raspberry:

Edit... here are the daytime pix...

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Regulator

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Looking Bad Ass!!!!
 

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tokahao

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Lookin' hawt! How much did you lower in the rear? 2"? I went with the full 3" in the rear (Belltech springs) and had to completely remove the rear bumpstops after going through a couple potholes. If anything doesn't feel right check on the clearance with those :wink:
 

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tokahao said:
Lookin' hawt! How much did you lower in the rear? 2"? I went with the full 3" in the rear (Belltech springs) and had to completely remove the rear bumpstops after going through a couple potholes. If anything doesn't feel right check on the clearance with those :wink:

I just did the bag adjustment.. I was already sitting at 33-32ish since I did the bag adjustment to match the front while she was stock.. but I cut my bumpstops and went to 31" in the back and the front is sittin just below 31".. so its got a hair rake to it but not noticeable to the eye.. only measuri ng tape lol...
 

kjkim93

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So sexy! I hope even with all the headaches you plan to keep her. Seeing all of this furthers my wanting of an SS for my future undercover car :thumbsup::biggrin:
 

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kjkim93 said:
So sexy! I hope even with all the headaches you plan to keep her. Seeing all of this furthers my wanting of an SS for my future undercover car :thumbsup::biggrin:

Well that's the hope.. that's why I elected to do some mods.. to make me fall in love with her again and actually enjoy what I pay for every month lol... in hopes that my crate motor will be the last motor to be installed...

gmcman said:
That truck looks just right. :thumbsup: Very well done!

Thank you kindly :thumbsup:
 

willn513

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Nice job Juan that thing is looking great! You deserve it after all you have been through with this truck.
 

Boricua SS

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TexazReece said:
Now that's what I call a NO bSS stance great job bruh :thumbsup::thumbsup:

ConeKilrAutoX said:
AWESOME :thumbsup: that looks badass

willn513 said:
Nice job Juan that thing is looking great! You deserve it after all you have been through with this truck.

Thx everyone... and you're right Will... that's exactly why I did this.. to have a joy out her.. for once lol...
 

kjkim93

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Boricua SS said:
Thx everyone... and you're right Will... that's exactly why I did this.. to have a joy out her.. for once lol...

To fall in love with her I think you need clear corners :thumbsup: lolol.
 

Boricua SS

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kjkim93 said:
To fall in love with her I think you need clear corners :thumbsup: lolol.

:rotfl:

someone else has been in my ear about headlights... *cough* jrSS *cough* lol...
 

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