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2005 DC Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by Challard, May 6, 2016.

  1. May 6, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Challard

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    Just Bought this 2005 DC 4wd last week
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  2. May 6, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    Which suspension are you considering?
     
  3. May 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Saweet... looking forward to what u do
     
  4. May 6, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Looking forward to this! :popcorn:

    Haven't seen many lifted four door first gens.
     
  5. May 8, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply. And Thanks guys! I am glad to see y'all are looking forward to the build:)

    Idk if I will be able to install the lift my self yet or not. I have 1 strut assembly nut rounded on the passenger side. So it wouldn't make much sense to do the driver side and not the passenger. I was really trying to do the work on my own and not take it to the local shop. Not only to save money, but to also learn bc this is my first build.

    So for the front suspension I plan on going to a junk yard and finding a TRD Tundra/Seq with front springs tht appears to be newer than mine. And if I can get the strut assembly off successfully (This will be my first time to try to remove a strut assembly), then I will use those springs to put together a loaded strut assembly with the Bilstein 5100 and a coil isolater. So all the shop will have to do is swap he strut assembly on my truck with the new one. And i can still have a little fun :)

    And for the rear. The car already has a 1inch block in the back, but I'm not about to Bull Dog. I have a Skyjacker add-a-leaf kit tht is supposed to give 2-2.5 inches of lift. I have installed blocks before so I shld be able to install the AAL. And if after the install of the AAl I feel tht the rear is Bro Leaning, then I will install another, smaller AAL. And hopefully completely get rid of the blocks to :)

    Hopefully in the end of all this suspension lift journey I will have a 3.5-4 inch lift in the front. and a 3-4 inch lift in the back. More pictures coming soon!!

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  6. May 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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    TBH I really havent looked to into it. As much as I wld like to have a winch it is kinda one of the last things on the list. I need to read up and educate my self before honing on to a system
     
  7. May 8, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    Same. I have seen a few on Instagram. But it seems like almost all of the lifted DCs are Pavement Princesses :/ . I want to build this truck to use it for camping and trails an fun stuff like tht. Not just a road car. This will be my first build so hopefully I can accomplish tht! :)
     
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  8. May 8, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    Looks awesome can't wait to see the process!
     
  9. May 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM
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    Thanks Man!
     
  10. May 9, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    Snagged this Camper Shell off Craigslist. Idk much about the brand but I figured for $150 brand is kinda irrelevant haha.

    Going to talk to the local shop tomorrow about installing the 5100s and the coil isolaters. Hopefully thwy don't give me some crazy price for install.

    IMG_20160509_164325.jpg
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  11. May 9, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    Lookin good!
     
  12. May 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Sorry IDKY I didnt catch your question earlier. Im doing the Bilstein 5100 adjustable suspension with a strut isolater. And for the rear im doing a 1inch block with the SkyJacker 2-2.5 inch Add A Leaf kit.
     
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  13. May 17, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    I've been making use of the bed lately. Here is a pick from the job my cousin and I finished today. There is roughly 3000lbs of brick/cement ruble in the bed. And with the Firestone air suspension going the truck is only squaring by a couple inches. (Keep in mind tht with out the load the truck already squats just a little BC of the 2.5 inch spacers in the front) IMG_20160517_153218.jpg IMG_20160517_153206.jpg

    Tomorrow morning I am taking the truck down to Tire Discounters. They will be installing: Diff Drop, AAL (I am having them put the leaves with in the packs, other wise I wld do the AAl and the diff drop my self), Adjusting the 5100s to give 1.5 inches more lift in the front, and the new Tires/Wheels.

    For tires I decided to go down a notch in size from 285/75-17 (33.8x11.0). I bought 295/75-16 (33.4x11.60) Toyo Open Country A/T II Extreme.IMG_20160512_182818.jpg IMG_20160512_183056.jpg

    And for the rims I bought some inexpensive MB motoring rims from Discount Tire Direct. 16x8 with a 4.25 backspacing. Hopefully I won't be needing wheel spacers, but we will see.IMG_20160510_172623.jpg IMG_20160510_172628.jpg

    I wasn't able to find any pics of DC First Gens with this size Tire on a 4" lift. So I really dnt know how they will fit/look. Hopefully everything goes as planned tomorrow and the guys at the shop can follow instructions! :)
     
  14. May 18, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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    Those are gonna be large... I bet they rub pretty significantly. Which lift?
     
  15. May 18, 2016 at 8:16 PM
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    Yeah they rub a little on the inside wall but tht isn't something tht a 1/2 wheel spacer can't fix. And for the lift I have a ReadyLift 2.5/1. But I also have an AAL which added 2-3 inches in the back and I have the Adjustable Bilstein 5100's in the front set to the 0.67 lift.
     
  16. May 18, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    So Tire Discounters cldnt adjust the 5100s BC the UCA is so small, I'll order bigger ones though. However they were able to install the AAL in the back. IMG_20160518_163108.jpg

    We had to do a little chopping in the back corners of the front wheel wells, and everything is riding great now:)
    IMG_20160518_190652.jpg IMG_20160518_190712.jpg

    Ended up taking the nerf bars off. This is my only pic rn of the truck w/o the nerf bars, jumping off my friend's Blazer.IMG_20160518_190839.jpg
     
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  17. Jun 26, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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    Subd. I am looking for the same truck, so I am curious to see what you do with yours.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Looks beastly with the new tires!
     
  19. Jun 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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    Thanks Cr500taco & zcarpenter92 ! I'll post another update Tonight:)
     
  20. Jun 27, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    Nice!! This is your toy truck or your DD? Either way, looks solid! Can't wait to see how it ends up!
    If it's anything like mine, mods will end when I sell it! LOL :devil:
     
  21. Jul 1, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    The truck so far.

    4inch Lift
    - Front: Bilstein 5100's set on 3 (1.33in) & ReadyLift 2.5 inch spacer
    - Back: Skyjacker Add-A-Leaf (Gave me about 2.5 inch) & 1 inch block (came with ReadyLift spacer)
    - Freedom Suspension Upper Control Arms
    IMG_20160701_200350.jpg

    295/75-16 Toyo A/T II Xtreme
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    16x8 -6 MB Motoring Razor Black 4.25 Back Spacing
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    Century Truck Cap Camper Top (bought on Craigslist for $150)
    IMG_20160701_200417.jpg IMG_20160630_183931.jpg

    Notes:
    -If you go with 295/75-16 tires (33.5x11.6) instead the typical 285/75-16 tires (32.8x11.2). You WILL need more than a 3inch lift in the front. Tires WILL rub the wheel wells with only a 3inch lift.

    - If you plan on doing a 4inch suspension lift you WILL need upper control arms. No two ways around it.

    -Tires do rub the frame, but only at full lock. I would recommend going with wheels that have 4.00 or less backspacing. But my 4.25 wheels do work.

    -If you have the proper equipment to do most of the install your self, then do the installs your self. The installation costs were killed.

    More pictures
    IMG_20160701_200433.jpg IMG_20160701_200445.jpg IMG_20160701_200453.jpg IMG_20160701_200508.jpg IMG_20160701_200522.jpg
     
  22. Jul 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Yes this is my DD. And I wldnt doubt the mods don't end lol
     
  23. Nov 23, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    It's been a while we posted on this thread. Thought I would share that today I got the driver and passenger windows tinted to match the factory tint in the back. Performance Films of Tennessee in Nashville did a great job! And only ran me $70 (My friend photo bombed lol)

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    Looking good bro. :cool:
     
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  26. Nov 24, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    looks great !
     
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    Where did you buy the freedom control arms? i just ordered Total chaos but would return them to get a set with a cap on them to keep mud out. Could not find them on the website. Thanks
     
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