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Old 04-03-2010, 05:25 PM
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sell it and buy a 100
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:06 PM
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That might be the smartest thing I've seen on this board yet. I always knew Wes was a smart guy.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:35 PM
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Great advice guys. I'll go for the Sliders and Skid Plates first. After that I'm sure Ill be checking in again to see what the advice is. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:44 PM
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1.Ham
2.Sliders
3.Winch (and recovery kit)
4.Lift
5.Tires (i'd do MT's)
6.Sterio
7.Air
8.Rear bumper
9.Drawer's
10.Tank's

i would deffentlly get the ham ASAP there is no point in putting off good comunication and its pretty cheap.. then id do sliders to prevent future damage.. then a winch for extractions... then when your almost bald bald.. get your lift and tires at the same time.. the rear can waite. you can always put a full spare on the roof.. PITA but do-able
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:09 PM
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Great advice guys. I'll go for the Sliders and Skid Plates first. After that I'm sure Ill be checking in again to see what the advice is. Thanks for the feedback!
If you don't have a fridge I'd strongly recommend that after sliders/skids. It is by far my wife's favorite mod. Once you have one you wonder how you ever lived without it.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:02 AM
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The rear bumper would definitely be low on the list. I promise you will have plenty of weight in the back of the truck...just with all the goodies you bring when you go on a trip!

Skid plates
Sliders
Good Tires
Good Driver

You can go nearly everywhere with just the three things above.
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With that said...I'm really jonesin' for a 4" lift and 35" tires; however, the 1" extra of lift will likely cost more than I paid for the truck!!! You gotta add in the new gears, sometimes longer drive shafts, etc. In my case, I'd have to add lockers at the same time as the new gears since mine is still open! That's a lot of money!
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1. recovery and safety gear
2. Communication
3. maintainance done
4. Sliders - underbelly armor
5. pin 7 mod
6. lift
7. tires
8. rear bumper
9. winch
10. Latte maker
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:20 AM
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With that said...I'm really jonesin' for a 4" lift and 35" tires; however, the 1" extra of lift will likely cost more than I paid for the truck!!! You gotta add in the new gears, sometimes longer drive shafts, etc. In my case, I'd have to add lockers at the same time as the new gears since mine is still open! That's a lot of money!
Yup, going to 33's is reasonable cheap but jumping to 35's is a costly upgrade.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:17 PM
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Yup, going to 33's is reasonable cheap but jumping to 35's is a costly upgrade.
Yes...yes it is

I'm with many of the others...Assuming all the baselining is done ('cuz that alone can be major itself) sliders and underbelly protection including the AC drier protection are a good next step. If your going to run trails with folks then com gear (CB & HAM is best).

Then think long and hard about the lift and tires. Everyone told me when I first got my LX that I would want to go to 35" tires. I scoffed - But that is where I am heading now but it is EXPENSIVE to get there if done right. I've been perfectly happy for the last 4 years running a 2.5" OME lift and 285s. Going to 315s requires more lift (+ more work underneath like extended brake lines, caster concerns, driveshaft concerns, etc) gears (some get away without them but IMO you need 4.88s min to do it right), etc. and you could easily drop $4k just on the lift and gears before you even start picking out tires. The reality though is that an 80 looks 100% better sitting on 315s than 285s

If you have the funds to jump into everything on your list plus the baselining and sliders etc. go for it.
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