First off it's Sliver not Silver. Poking fun at my screen name, I was hammered when I signed up and thought it was odd no one had "Silver CTD"
Oh and I cause I drink Coors Light.
The purpose of this build is to be a "nice riding" truck that can handle some speed, and some light 4 wheeling. I'd like to take it up to Easter Jeep Safari with the fam, and hit some scenic trails. It's to expensive to tow the Jeep up there.
I will start off by saying this will be a slow build. I have many other projects and my truck is not a major priority. This build will focus on the suspension improvements I will make and will serve as an on going thread, I never seem to leave well enough alone.
Open diff with 3.73 gears.
Stock Unit bearings
2.75" Pure Performance with 1" Daystar spacer (To make up for the 200lb winch and bumper)
Walker Evan Remote Reservoir Shocks
6" Easy Rider Control Arms (To push axle forward 1" so 37's clear inner fender)
Synergy Steering box brace.
Pure Performance Solid Panard Bar.
08+ Inverted T Steering
Carli Bilstien Stabilizer
Open diff 3.73 gears
Pure Performance 1" lift block
1.5" longer Synergy Shackles
Walker Evan Reservoir Shocks
For the front I'm going to instal DT Pro Fab's Radius arms and brackets. They are very high quality! Beautiful welds and Powder Coat. I ordered them with Johnny Joints, and DT actually used the massive 3" Ballistic Fab Joints with the new Poly replaceable races and 3/4" through bolts. These joints are arguable the best in the business from all the reviews I've read on them. Not a bad upgrade from the 2.63" JJ's.
For steering I am going to switch back to the drop pitman arm I was using previously, as well as the drop Track Bar Bracket. I had a 6" lift installed with these items, and the stock inverted Y steering and I had no bump steer. I lower my vehicle down 3"s switch to the stock pitman arm, stock track bar mounting location, install the "new" inverted T steering, and my truck bump steers all over the road
For now I will use the drop track bar bracket, but in the future I have big plans to redo all the axle brackets, at that point I will raise the axle track bar mount, and go back to the factory frame track bar mount.
I will also be switching to a 2" Daystar Poly sping spacer. With the winch and Warn mount it should net me about 4"s of front lift. I'm also hoping to squeeze in some Air Bump and of course limit straps.
Rear I'm thinking about the Carli Deaver 6" progressive springs with air bumps and limit straps.
I've got a buddy in the desert racing would that is going to give me some pricing options on some 2.5"-3" Fox or King shocks. Front will be reservoir, rear will be triple bypass.
Now onto some pics.
As it sits now:
My other projects: