So I decided to start a build thread.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Kris Dawson, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Kris Dawson

    Kris Dawson Full Access Member

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    Hi guys, even though this is my first Ford product I am a believer in the platform that they have created for me to start my build.

    A little background on me, being a Canadian you wouldn't think of us as being a "desert racing" supportive community.. but! we have an amazing following of desert racing die hards. We even have a race shop I helped get back up and going over the last year called Baja North in Kamloops where I live. I have been on two different race teams and have participated in the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000 where I grew a passion for desert style pre-runner trucks and built my 2014 Silverado up.

    My Silverado was lacking power and a off-road specific frame like the gen 2 so I am excited to have a better starting platform.

    My goals are set very high for my 2017 SCREW and I thought I would start with a list of upgrades that I will be installing throughout the build.

    I will be upgrading the shock package to an Adjustable coiler system in the front with bypass and also a adjustable rear set as well. hoping to run the stock shocks through the winter and my top end stuff spring thru fall.

    I will be installing a rear frame bumpstop kit from RPG

    I will be upgrading the rear springs to a Deaver F85 leaf pack to allow a little more travel and negative spring rate.

    I have a Lowrance 7HDS touch offered GPS and Point-1 Antenna with a custom mount once I find a good location in the cab, also a piggy back iPad mini mounted with Mob Armor for my Co-piolt

    I have a PCI race radio that will be going in the centre console

    I will be upgrading the upper A-arms and steering spindle in the front as well

    I have decided against the factory beadlocks for method race beadlocks with two spares

    I will be running two full size spares in the bed on a custom mount so a bed cover is out of the equation for me.

    I will be doing some extensive exhaust work to make it sound more race truck than street truck as well.

    The list will continue as I await the delivery of my Raptor scheduled for Jan 19
     
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    did u install the bumpstop yet ?
     
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    he just disappeared after all that
     
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    think he figured out how much all that stuff is gonna cost and went wholly shit...:eek:
     
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    HAHA
     

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