That is a Rough Country 4" lift with new back springs... I currently have 31's... (yes those are 31's) and I want to put 35's on when the time comes... (soon) This is what is holding me up right now though:
Well I took it out for the first time for some serious four wheeling yesterday, and I am impressed. It doesn't have a whole lot of flex, but most vehicles with a 149" wheelbase usually don't.
The ride is ten times better than with the stock springs, and with the new adjustable drag link I really have a short turning radius, for a 22' truck anyway... It is definitely tighter than stock.
I didn't make any changes to the 440, but I have to tell you, it has MUCHO CAJONES. It was effortless and never even sounded like it was working hard. This was the first real test of the electric fans I installed in the spring and it kept the motor in the operating temperature range the whole time. I am going to have to invest in a 100 amp alternator though to offset the power consumption of the fans, but it is not essential at the moment. There were a couple of times when I shut it down hot, and when I went to start it again, the fans kicked on when it was trying to start and pulled the 1000 amp battery pretty good, but it still started. I may have to investigate a cut-out for the fans when the starter is engaged.
I am VERY happy with the results of the rebuild, and I wish I could post the pictures I took of the adventure...
thats going to be one bad truck!! you'll love it even more with the axle swap! can't wait to see some more progress pics!! I'm working on mine everyday!........I kinda like to see other peoples progress also! mine kinda gets stagnate sometimes! lol! keep us updated!.........later...KC!
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