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Building the SS(V) TrailHoe

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Bill 1960, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:19 PM.

  1. Bill 1960

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    Palmetto flats? Grassy clearing? Swamp? LOL I needed to be in the sun for a decent picture.

    That is south FL. Winter wonderland.
     
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    Next on my shopping list are some coilovers for the front. I want adjustable so I can fine tune the ride height as I go, and compensate for added weight.
    And I would like to have the sexy ones with adjustable compression damping, if the budget can stand the pain.

    If anyone has advice to offer on those, I’m all ears.

    Debating Fox, King, Bilstein, or? I know the Bilstein 6112’s aren’t compression damper adjustable, but if I decide not to purchase that feature they sound like a possibility.
     
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    The 6112s are nice for the price! I have Fox on my Silverado with the adjusters but idk if I'd spend the extra coil again. Call Bilstein and have them spec the valving to your truck when you order them. I basically played with the settings on the fox for the first week and then forgot about them lol.
     
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    Love the build btw and yee haw another Florida man! My part of Americas Australia is all scrub and sugar sand. Not so many palmettos I miss them tho.
     
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    Yee haw!
     
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    How much else did you have to trim along with the bumper skin?
     
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    Not a thing. Probably because some of the OEM lower brackets were missing I believe. Looks to me like when it was modified originally they took out some stuff to install a skidplate, push bar, or whatever they mounted on the front.
    The new front end they hung on it was only bolted at the top and sides where it intersects the wheel well. Took me all of five minutes to remove the front and ten minutes with a circular saw to cut it along the crease in the bumper skin.

    The OEM steel bumper is still hidden right behind the trimmed up skin. Everything I removed is just air dam, basically.
     
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    looks like it should be a fun adventure.
     
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    Here’s some new chin pinstripes from my last adventure at new year’s. I had removed the air dam itself months ago. The fender wells are just visible in front of each tire if you’re looking carefully. I’m guessing yours were already trimmed.
    The washer fluid tank is one thing I’m curious about as far as doing the CBP trim.

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    @Sparksalot , I've been curious about where the factory washer fluid tank sits, I'm guessing it's in front of the LF tire like my Jeep used to be before I trimmed on that.

    My Hoe came with an aftermarket tank mounted on top of the secondary battery tray. Which I'd like to move so I can put a second battery in. Show me your factory tank and I'll show you my aftermarket. Pics:
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    If anyone needs a part number off this tank I'll see if I can find one when I get around to relocating it for the new battery. In the past I had no problem finding a square aftermarket tank for my Jeep when I cut out the factory tank.
     
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