Since its winter, I have some spare time to make plans for truck upgrades this spring/summer. I was planning on getting a winch, but things change and Im currently working on procuring a t-swap. When I do that, Ill be pulling my Calmini drop bracket off. I dont want much more lift than I currently have and I can put the truck back to roughly the same with a t-swap with SAW coilovers. Will likely do a small (1"-2") body lift at the same time just to gain tire clearance.
Im also getting new tires and will be going up in size from the 285/70-17s I have now. Max will be 35s. I want to try something different than the BFG ATs. Cant decide if I should go with something like the BFG MT KM2s or maybe the Duratracs. Never had a MT tire so Im really wanting to try some out. But I live in snow country, so maybe the Duratracs would be best..... oh man I cant make up my mind.
Since my bumper was designed with the calmini db in mind, that means I will have to re-work my bumper. Then I got to thinking.... What if I cut the plastic piece thats above the bumper and some of the fender and moved the bumper up a few inches. I did a quick photoshop and dang, Im doing this. Ill gain some approach angle, lose some fender, make the truck look meaner and not have to modify the bumper as much.
If I do move the bumper up, I will likely lose the room I made for the 30" led bar though. I would have to fab a mount for it to go on the roof then.
Cant decide on a rear bumper design yet. My criteria....It has to look similar to the front bumper design, have a large enough top surface to stand on, have an integrated hitch/light plug and spot for license plate, be low profile, protect the bedsides and ideally a spot for two 4" Alien leds and just maybe a tire/jerry can gate. No wonder I cant decide. After seeing Penski/Sexy6chicks truck, I also may cut off some of the bottom of the bed just behind the wheel wells. Thanks for the inspiration! Ill post some of my designs up here soon.
I have a secret mod in the works too, but Ill save that one for another time.
Lots of decisions to be made, but I have plenty of time. Opinions and comments are welcome! First time really getting into modding a truck, so I have a lot of things to learn along the way.