Build decisions

Santa’s final gifts

The Rigid R2-46 lights about which I earlier posted arrived today, along with a Poison Spyder Customs hawse fairlead. Watch for updates, which (God willing) will come soon!

Thank you, Santa

Another upgrade is headed Smokey’s way! I snatched up an incredible deal on an unused set of Rigid Industries R2-46 six-inch round lights for my fairlead. Watch for details soon, followed by installation when everything arrives around the middle of January.

Tiresome thoughts

The closer I get to time to replace my tires, making the move from 33s to 35s, I’m thinking of making the jump back to another MT. And, I’m really liking what my research is showing about the Mickey Thompson Baja Boss! Time will tell!

First look: The (never) finished product

It’s been a long time coming, but Smokey looks good with the addition of her three-inch Teraflex lift. Admittedly, the difference is less dramatic since I was removing a 1.5-inch leveling kit and taller-than-original springs and already have beefy front and rear steel bumpers, but there’s clearly room now to fit some 35s by early next year.

Here’s how the ride-height results break down by corner after letting the springs settle in over a couple of hundred miles:

img_6361-1Front left: 3.5”

Front right: 3.5”

Rear left: 2.165”

Rear right: 2.415”

I’m moving terribly slowly, so it’s taking forever, but installation of my new Teraflex three-inch lift, track bars, Sport arms and brake lines is starting to come together!