Bruiser...hydro blue and black sport s diesel.

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I guess I'll post some details of my build mainly to keep track of it.
I took possession of my hydro blue SSD last Monday evening. So far I've added a 13" rugged ridge antenna, tinted front windows, and gladiator hood decal.
I have the rigged ridge sill guards to put on today. The Clayton right ride + 2.5" with fox shocks and Tereflex 1.5" spacer kits are shipping. I have narrowed down front bumper selection to the arcus with a trekker winch (synthetic line of course). Trying to decide on 37" tires and 17" wheels...leaning heavy to bfg ko2's and kmc 544's.
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I installed the rugged ridge sills a little while ago. I forgot to mention i also have the hot heads headliners to install. I'll work on that later after getting some acetone.
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I have those same sill guards. I think they the best ones out there in terms of protection for that area.

I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on the ride-rite system from Clayton when you get it installed.
 
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I have those same sill guards. I think they the best ones out there in terms of protection for that area.

I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on the ride-rite system from Clayton when you get it installed.
Absolutely, I'll be in here talking about that lift once it's installed. I plan on driving it liftedand on stock tires until I have the money for the tire and wheel package.
In the meantime, I installed rough country Al2 aluminum steps tonight. It was an easy install and the steps are super lite.
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So, I am attempting the suspension lift install on my Sport S diesel. I have run into a problem with the passenger upper control arm frame side bolt. I cannot get it out because the exhaust down pipe is right next to it and won't let the bolt come out. The bolt is too long and hits the exhaust down pipe.
Well, I just cut the dang bolt....wasn't too bad.

Ok, I got it on and dialed in. I'm still on stock tires while I wait for the 37 bfg ko2's to get out of quarantine.
The ride is just like stock! Maybe even more controlled feeling...not nearly as much floaty sway feeling. This kit is a home run!
I took plenty of before measurements and angles in order to make it easier to dial in. I'm very very happy with it.

Clayton sent 3.5" front springs to compensate for diesel weight ( I ordered a 2.5" lift) she sits nice and level still on stock tires and wheels.
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If you havent aligned it yet I’d suggest jumping up and down on the front and rear bumpers for a while to get it closer to the settled

are you doing the bronze kmc’s? Love that blue
 
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If you havent aligned it yet I’d suggest jumping up and down on the front and rear bumpers for a while to get it closer to the settled

are you doing the bronze kmc’s? Love that blue
Yes, I did the bumper jump thing...neighbors thought i was crazy! I had the angle finder all over it before the lift and set it all back to the same or as close. Exception is castor, I set it about 1 degree more + as best as I can tell. I like a little more castor feel.
I looked at the bronze wheels, but in the end I'm keeping it black and blue.
Attached is how I set the toe 1/8" in.
Also, the wheels I'm using is the Motegi MR149 which is 25lbs.

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The bed is now lined and the tires are on! 37x12.5x17 BFG KO2 on Motegi MR149 with 0 offset. No rubbing or vibration and drives smooth. I love it. TPMS are not working, I'll deal with that at some point.

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I think 37s with the sport flares is the best looking setup personally. Nice job.
 

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How has it been riding? Did it feel bog down with the additional weight? What’s your mpg like?
 
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Well, I only have 1270 miles on it so far. Mostly city driving with mileage at 21 mpg. I have been mashing on the skinny pedal because it brings smiles....I cannot feel any loss in power and I thought I would. Still haven't been able to get a front end alignment due to working out of town, but once I do it will have some highway miles. We will see if the mileage gets better. Oh, I keep the tires at 30 psi.
 

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