After quite some time planning and the last two months underneath the truck, we're finally getting close to finishing up our expedition build.
I've learned tons of information on this site, so I thought I would share what I'm up to with you guys!
Leaving towards the end of March, we are going on a multi-month expedition throughout the US, Canada and hopefully up to Alaska. On this trip, we are stopping off at a number of national parks, 4x4 events and even being FEATURED at the Overland Expo in May.
This is an offroad trip, so once we leave the east coast, most of the trek is offroad (agenda still to be finalized)
I'm not online as much as I used to b/c i'm literally under the truck 8+hrs/day, but I'll try to respond as much as possible.
Here are the plans for the vehicle:
1999 Tahoe 4dr 4x4
14bolt semi float swap
4" IFS RCX Lift
Viking Offroad - Synthetic Winchline - A MUST have for IFS rigs
Custom fabbed tie rods - FFR Fabrication
HD Ball Joints - Synergy Suspension
Moog HD Pitman/Idler Arm
Pro Comp Extreme AT 285/70R17
Mickey Thompson 17x9
Custom rear bumper w/tire carrier
Custom torsion bars (33% stiffer) - Sway A Way
Bilstein 5100 shocks (5150's were not valved heavy enough)
Vehicle mounted air compressor
Defender 6.5' roof rack
12vot guy custom switch panel - AMAZING!
220amp alternator - Iraggi
x4 170 Lightforce lights (on roof rack)
x2 KC 130w on ARB Winch bumper
Body Armor (skid plate, frame sliders, tank protector, diff protector) - Crum Custom Welding
Larger trans cooler
ARB front bumper + 12k Superwinch (still need to purchase)
ARB fridge - 60 Liter
DDM 35 & 55w HIDs w/4hi mod
30 gallons water
20 gallons fuel
Holds lots of spare parts and equip
As I add more and finish up installs, I will update this first page!
Hydroboost Conversion w/PS Cooler - this is all new AC Delco components (base vehicle k2500)..PS cooler from '97 K3500
This was used to delete variable steering from PS pump
12Voltguy Custom Panel
Mark VIII Efan - custom wiring setup to engage both speeds automatically
ProComp Extreme AT 285/70R17
Iraggi 220 alt - 180amp @ Idle!!!
14bsf 6 lug rear w/Blue Torch diff cover - COMPLETELY rebuilt w/Timken Bearings & Tru Trac
Updated Fuel Injector Spider
Timken Hub Bearing Replacement
Manifold Gasket Replacement (clean manifold!)
Electric Air Horn - 300hz
Trailer Bearing Lube
As you can imagine, I've also swapped out every fluid (trans, front diff, rear diff, transfer case, oil, coolant)