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Old July 15th, 2010, 10:33 PM
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94 D90 transformation

Well, I got started on my little project this afternoon. Here is a quick list of the things I am doing:
Front Suspension:
-RTE RR4-2 springs
-Rancho 9000 shocks (9 way adjustable)

Rear Suspension:
-RTE RR3-2 springs
-Ranch 9000 shocks (9 way adjustable)
-RTE rear links
-Rockware shock mounts
-Lucky8 cones
-RTE brake lines

Protection:
-Rockware front bumper (no bottle opener... WTF??)
-Front and rear diff guards

Recovery:
-Warn M8000 winch

I will post before and after pics as soon as it is finished, just wanted to share what I am working on. Not sure about the cones, but I am going to try them for a while and see how I like it. Might end up retaining everything when I get lockers.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Good luck with the build- look forward to the after pictures
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Got my springs finally (ended up 2.25"lift). Everything is installed except the brake lines (they haven't come yet). 285's coming Monday. Now I am working on building a rear bumper/spare carrier and sliders. Will update when they are finished.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:18 AM
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no bottle opener? My new Rockware didnt have one either. Nice looking truck.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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How can you tell there is no bottle opener from those pictures? Say it isn't so!

Yes, truck looks good!
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Nice looking truck. It will look great with bigger tires.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Do you want to part ways with the front receiver mount?
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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I would sell the receiver mount. It also has a custom built steering guard that fits with it. Make me an offer. Will have to ship it from 76449 to you.

------ Follow up post added July 30th, 2010 06:17 PM ------

Thought I had decided on tires, but then found out I can't get them... now back to square one. Any suggestions?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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sliders

Well, finally got around to building my sliders. They are 1/4 inch 2x4 tubing and the brackets are all made of 1/4 inch stock as well. They attach to the frame in 3 places. I put a jack in several different places, and couldn't get them to move up towards the body at all. I think they turned out pretty good. I also sleeved my tie rod with 1 inch tubing.

Next is the rear bumper with rear corner protection, swing away tire carrier (with high lift, jerry cans, shovel and ax).
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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Will post pictures of it all installed after the paint dries and I get it all put together.

------ Follow up post added December 6th, 2010 08:33 PM ------

I have also done away with the Lucky8 cones, and installed Expedition Exchange retainers on the springs. Couldn't stand the noise of the cones when re-seating, and springs came all the way out on a trail one day, crushed the cone, and were a pain in the ass to get re-seated so I could limp home.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 06:58 PM
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few pictures of the sliders installed.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:47 PM
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Looks good!
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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:47 PM
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Very nice, I have the same front bumper. Where is the bottle opener located?
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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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It should be under the winch tray
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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Quote:
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Very nice, I have the same front bumper. Where is the bottle opener located?
Pretty sure it's directly below the the "R" in Rock Ware.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Looking Good! What size tires are you running?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for the compliments! Worked on the bumper and tire carrier a little today. Got the bumper cut to size, and the hinge point installed. My dang job keeps getting in the way of my defender projects!

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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:56 PM
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Are those 2" or 3" lift springs?
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Old December 9th, 2010, 07:46 AM
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They are 2" springs.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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The sliders look great. Nice job :
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