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    2016 Z71 Suburban

    Agree with the above poster, dont do too much. Just level it with spacers if the shocks are in good shape, once they go, you can upgrade to a bilstein or fox coil over setup and some UCAs for more travel and better angles.
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    04 Tahoe Z71 Project

    I have the sleeves, theyre definitely good insurance. I'd rather carry a spare set of OEM ones than buy the Cognito or whatever aftermarket brand that cost like $600 a pair. Takes only a few minutes to swap out, and you REALLY have to beat on them to break em with the sleeves. They usually...
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc - Finally has Index!

    A while ago I noticed my front brakes dragged/pulled weird and it was that one of the slide pins in the caliper was rusted and seized up. They come right out if you pull em (hard), I cleaned it up best i could and put some wheel bearing grease and a couple drops of gear oil to match the...
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    New Defender News

    Man, I really hope the naysayers are all right. Everyone hates these and they don't sell for ****. Then I can pick one up cheap!
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    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser based on the Tundra or Tacoma?

    Apparently the Titan swap is "doable" but I've never seen or heard of anything doing it. There are a couple (literally 2) of NAS Y62s in the Nissan subforum who are serious about the platform, but I'd never get into one the way they neutered them for the US. Not worth it IMO.
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    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser based on the Tundra or Tacoma?

    You're right. I re-checked... its R180 front, R230 rear. Still only a 7" ring gear up front. ROW gets C200 front, R248 rear.
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    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser based on the Tundra or Tacoma?

    Yup. IFS and IRS still have axles and diffs, theyre just not solid ones. Y61 is the solid axle truck. 2002-2010 Infiniti and 2003-2016 Nissan are Titan based, 2010+ Infiniti and 2017+ Nissan are Y62 Patrol based.
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    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser based on the Tundra or Tacoma?

    The ROW Y62 and NAS Armada/QX80 have the same frame, suspension, etc; but get a neutered tcase, front, and rear axle assemblies. The NAS one has the R160 and R200 axles IIRC, whereas the ROW one has MUCH beefier 9" and 10" axles, along with the rear locker and all the traction control goodies. I...
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    What can you tell me about the Chevy Avalanche?

    Correct. Theyre Suburbans underneath. Can't beat the GMT800s for cheap reliability, practicality and ease of maintenance.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    FIFY I remember back when I doing the axle swap on my XJ, how guys out west were going nuts over how cheap we could get the Ford HP60 front ends. I'd rather pay a premium and not deal with all the rust.
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    00-07 1500 silverado frames tough enough?

    The 1500 is great if you want to KISS, at that point I'd recommend a high top camper shell over a RTT or flatbed. If you want a flatbed+camper, go straight to a 2500 or 3500.
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    Buying a used Discovery in 2020

    I want to pick up a LR3 in a couple months. I had a D1 for 3 years and it was one of my 'dream trucks' as a kid, and I loved and miss it. But for comfort and such, the newer trucks are way way better. If you want to build a wheeler, you definately want an older solid axle truck.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    I think you can get creative with trimming the avalanche bumper pretty heavily, or doing something prerunner-y
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    The bigger front brakes came on the trucks only. My Silverado has them, unfortunately it also means you got rear drums.
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