From The Driver Seat
J.T. and Louie handled the suspension in no time. The major hang up was removing the factory rear leaf spring suspension hanger bolt on the driver's side. It is always put in from the factory with the bolt head facing outward. The bolt needed to be cut off behind the nut on the inside of the frame, because it bottomed out against the fuel tank. All of these suspension and wheel/tire modifications contributed to a more aggressive stance without sacrificing the comfortable ride quality. To make the truck look the part of a canyon carver, J.T. removed the chrome granny tube steps. Improved torque and power was felt when the loud pedal was mashed due to the combination of the Silver Bullet throttle-body spacer and stage-2 air intake system. Delivering a nice, deep rumble, the aFe stright-through muffler provided greater exhaust flow and helped increase torque and hp.

Your Questions Answered

Time Spent working: 5 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Average mechanical ability

Tools Needed:
Jack and jackstands, air impact gun, metric sockets, 2-pound mini-sledge hammer, strut coil spring compressor, small Phillips screwdriver, medium flat screwdriver, Sawzall

Parts Used:
aFe Silver Bullet throttle-body spacer 49-43011 $95.00
aFe Mach Force after-cat exhaust 49-43011 $623.00
aFe air intake system stage-2 51/54-80512 $375.00
McGaughy's 2/4 lowering kit 97012MGY $425.69
Raceline Wheels CR2 black 22x91/2-inch $940.00
General Tire Grabber UHP 305/40R22 $616.00
Street Scene front lower valance PN950-70834 $604.80

Total Cost: $3,679.49
(prices from Autoanything.com, stylin.com, racelinewheels.com, streetsceneeq.com, tirerack.com)

SOURCE
General Tire
1800 Continental Drive
Charlotte
NC  28288
800-847-3349
http://www.generaltire.com
Custom Truck Shop
846 W. Cienega Avenue
San Dimas
CA  91773
909-599-2228
http://www.customtruckshop.com
Street Scene Equipment
365 McCormick Avenue
Costa Mesa
CA  92626
714-426-0590
www.streetsceneeq.com
McGaughys Suspension Parts
5680 W. Barstow
Fresno
CA  93722
559-226-8196
http://www.mcgaughys.com
Advanced Flow Engineering
191 Granite St.
Corona
CA  92879
951-493-7100
www.afepower.com
Raceline Wheels
12300 Edison Way
Garden Grove
CA  92841
800-529-4335
www.racelinewheels.com