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Old 04-09-2002, 05:44 AM
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Best to think up a budget first.Now decide what you want the truck to do for you. Tow anything? Just a driver? Or will it be a sailboat fuel hauler? Lots of diff directions.Is ride important? Or do you want the fair grounds ground scraper?? I would start with a crossmemeber kit and work from there. The frontend is the most important part of any project. Sub frames really were the "only" game in town a few years back.It really rare to see one done properly though. For every successfull one you see i will show you 10 that never will see the street cause they have ruined a project installing one. Tell us some more of what you need from the truck. I run one right now with a stock axle moved around a litle with the front bumber draggin the ground(lower than most clips)ride is good drives straight as and arrow.Is it worth doing...nope just had to show guys diff options.Hey that Peter built that went buy you at 85 mph had the samestyle frontend your old truck does. I think what i am saying figure your budget out first... now add about 1/3 to it.(you know how we get carried away)
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