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Old 12-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #1101
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

great stuff as always beandip!

is that Silverado the 1500hd with the 6.0L version?
Old 01-16-2014, 01:02 AM   #1102
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^ dont think so but not 100% sure.

Plan on changing my pic host to fickr. photobucket is horrible now with their changes. not to mention their mobile app compresses my pics WORSE than they do if you upload from a computer. its going to take forever to get used to the new system and upload thousands of pics and organize them. Might just keep all the current pics as is, and just start posting from the other site. it would be too time intensive to change it all....

Been messing around....upcoming 4x4 videos will contain badass. also new part on the way. little upgrade on the steering.



Old 01-16-2014, 05:07 PM   #1103
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Sweet video, love the truck.
Old 01-16-2014, 07:20 PM   #1104
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wow, real cool video.......................Darn I love that truck.

Get a real big motor and get on "The list".
Old 01-16-2014, 11:31 PM   #1105
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Is the door sagging a little or is that just the angle of the picture?

tires look awesome! I'll be buying a set of those in 33x10.5 this summer.
Old 01-16-2014, 11:34 PM   #1106
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ACTUALLY the 3rd door sits a tad higher, also sits further away from the truck than other 3rd doors. like the gap is evenly bigger all around. previous owner from the one i bought it from got hit on that door or something. hence why the paint doesn't match because they did a horrible job and didn't look at the paint code.... i need to paint it sometimes, it WONT look worse than it does now color match wise....

either way the door seals great, but just has a larger gap than the rest of the ones i have seen.

+ a touch of good o'l s-series door sag. i never replaced the hinges in this truck. they are not shot, but are worn out a little bit.
Old 01-17-2014, 05:54 PM   #1107
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Oh, well after rolling my truck over the door gap is terrible lol.

I used a high lift jack and pushed the 3rd door back until it was even with the back of the cab, but then it was tilted at the top a little I was going to fix it but the structure around the driver door is fubar too- so screw it I'm replacing the cab...
Old 01-18-2014, 09:45 PM   #1108
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First off, i just got done moving all my pics to flickr, so enjoy the non-compressed shitty quality of photobucket!



So this sucker came in, FINALLY doing the 1 TON idler conversion. but my PowerPerformance idler and pivot did not come in....being impatient i bought some moogs. they are 1 Ton parts, our little trucks will take a while to wear it out. and honestly on this specific item i dont think either would be stronger to be a difference. Got a buddy who is doing the conversion too, so he can buy them.






WTF guys. production tolerances i know. but these have to be made in a JIG or something...either way i had to grind down the frame pivot down a touch to be a proper fit. the instructions said it would be a tight fit and a rubber mallet would be needed, but i tried dry fitting the parts together and it would have been a royal pain in the ass to do so..**** that. it was .003 TOO BIG!!! basically the bracket would have to flex to install it.


Took it down so its 4 thousands smaller than the bracket.


Said clearance.


Stock idler removed


Frame bracket bolted on loosely.


Installed it, only to find out the bolt head for the frame bolt hits the back of the frame pivot. so that had to be shaved down a little bit so the bolt holes can line up. UGH!! GLAD that i shaved down the pivot because if i had to hammer on it, basically a press fit, there would be HELL trying to remove it again.


Finally bolted in, and 2 holes drilled. i had to move the brake line a little bit.


GoPro pic wooo


This thing is solid like a ROCK!
Old 01-18-2014, 09:49 PM   #1109
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Just to show the crappy quality in comparison.

Notice the barb wire fence, and the areas where the fender transitions to the sky, and the mirror, door handle and tire tread.


Now you can actually make out the barbs on the barb wire fence.


So glad i converted. photobucket has been compressing their pics as of recently. I was paying for "pro" too!!
Old 01-18-2014, 10:28 PM   #1110
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and sorry meant .004", not .003"
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Very nice upgrade!

Did you already mention where you got this bracket?
Old 01-18-2014, 11:27 PM   #1112
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From synergy offroad. Outfitter Design makes the bracket. Paid $375 shipped for the kit. Or $200 for just the bracket.

http://shop.synergyoffroad.com/Full-...rarmbundle.htm
Old 01-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #1113
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Looks like the driver's door is sagging, might want to beef-up those hinges.........good quality pic's......there bean.

Nice upgrade, would it work on a 2wd..........2.2 Ln2
Old 01-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #1114
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

I was wondering that too, but I'm sure a 2wd would never wear out an idler arm from Proforged.

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #1115
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2wd, especially lowered wont wear out idler arms like 4x4. This probably won't fit 2wd anyways. With 4x4 and the tie rods being angled down, it puts leverage to push up on the idler and basically try to bend it when that design was only made to stabilize left/right movements. Also add the torque from actual 4x4 doesn't help the stock idler design. Since the frame pivot has 2 bearings the idler is fully supported.
Old 01-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #1116
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OMG i love this idler arm. best money spent ever on a IFS s10.

My tie rod sleeves were looking pretty beat, and the passenger side was seized on there enough i broke a bolt a long time ago loosening them. I figure now is a good time to replace the worn adjusting sleeves.


of course this screwed with my alignment...BUT i did the good O'l jackstand alignment. got the rear tires parallel with the string, then did the same for the front after centering my steering wheel. i got it down within +- 1/32". i put armor all on the floor to slick it up a little bit. got my adjustments, turned the wheel left and right, wiggled it, then measured again and got my driver's side parallel, then checked the passenger side and it was within the measurements i had. A quick test drive and i knew right on the steering is dead nuts . Normally its damn near impossible with the stock idler since there is so much play, but now that the steering is tight its like a whole new truck.

Pic does no justice on how its aligned, just there to show the process.
Old 01-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #1117
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I love the idea of this mod. That 1 ton idler pivot NEVER wears out on 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. .. So I don't see an S-10 ever wearing it out. Definitely on my list
Old 01-20-2014, 09:43 PM   #1118
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Jon, Im glad you decided to buy one of these..

Told you so.
Old 01-23-2014, 07:55 PM   #1119
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Love this Thread!
Old 01-29-2014, 10:33 AM   #1120
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Just read through this, glad I'm not the only 1 fed up with photobuckets new changes. Thanks for the heads up on Flickr adding the app now
Old 01-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #1121
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x2 on the photobucket being crap lately... flickr here I come... that 1 ton idler arm looks like a great idea... time to look into that may have to have my welder guy make me a bracket.
Old 01-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #1122
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Takes a bit getting used to, but once you figure it out its a whole lot better IMO.
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So after reading and seeing your 1 ton upgrade and how well it performed I broke down and bought it. I got my idler and pivot today but did not get the bracket yet ? Did that happened to you? I bought the kit that was $375 shipped I hope I got the right one?
Old 01-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #1124
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Just the opposite. I'm STILL WAITING for my idler and frame pivot. Said they were back ordered. That's bullshit though, Monday if its not here I'm going to email synergy to just refund my money on the idler and frame pivot.





But yes you did get the correct kit. No worries.
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Yeah it BS they should tell you these things before you buy them. But ok thanks again
Old 02-01-2014, 11:58 PM   #1126
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Well, went to the salvage yard with a buddy to gather s-series parts. like this cab corner for his crew cab...


well, i think i have found what i have been looking for......

You guys know my 3rd door is horribly off shade from the previous owners getting it repainted. bugs me to death how bad the color match was. they probably never bothered to check the paint code.


Score! for $70, a 2001 indigo blue 3rd door with a few dings in it.


Old door removed.


installed.


The gap here closed by 1/4". it was HUGE before but never leaked.


before buffing.


removed LS sticker.


after buffing. you can see the few dings in it. i dont care because the paint matches the truck for once. i'd rather have a ding than a "captain obvious wrong paint color door".


body lines actually line up decent. before it was way off.



I did test out my rear bumper today. backed into a white 2 door blazer hard enough to move it while the axles were buried in the dirt and the frame sitting on the ground.
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Yay now your truck is perfect.
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Why you destroy parts truck!

WITH THA BUMPAR!
Old 02-02-2014, 01:13 PM   #1129
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What did you use for pins and bushings on the 3rd door? Parts stores and google didn't have any so I reused my old stuff.

When I get the new cab I was planning on finding some close and re-drlling the hinges.
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I reused the old ones from the new door. They were in a lot better condition.

They are a weird plastic, with copper wire inserts, and a layer of metal. Real odd but I grounded the bottom of the bushing off so I could press it in. Looks like you need a special tool or something.
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^ Mine didn't have any plastic, or I didn't notice... I used a 1/4th socket and a lot of extensions to tap the bushings in and out.

They were more durable than the front door bushings, I broke 2 of those trying to get them in, bought new ones, then after I got them in a big piece of them fell out. So driver door sags again...
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So far the new door has been working out, despite having a ding or two...whatever.

anyways I've been a tad busy with work lately, but got the chance to go 4x4 for the first time since the 1 Ton idler arm swap. it has helped greatly. since the tires dont toe in from having a weak idler, it feels much easier to drive on sand. i took the opportunity to try out the gopro angles for some 4x4 videos. i was by myself, but it will be a ton better when we have a group and others can film different angles.




also did some 3 wheeling on a dirt mound sometime a few weeks back, but whatever.



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That's cool as hell. I need to get a gopro. lol
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Awesome pictures!
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Cool stuff as usual Bean!
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How has the idler arm been working out for you? I am loving the sound of that as an upgrade.
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That last pic looks so much more epic until you see the others and you're like.....LAME. Looks awesome though man!
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