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Starting my build

Well, I finally started picking up the parts so I can begin upgrading my truck. So far, I've done little more than Line-X and window tint. I'll be installing my PowerBoards in the next day or two, and then next week I'll install my Carli suspension. I've been raring to go, and seeing all the sweet setups here has only fueled my desire to get going. Time to let the fun begin.
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I installed the PowerBoards. I have to admit, I like them even more than I expected. The one consequence is from the side the factory air dam looks like it hangs down an awful lot now. I'm going to have to add the 2wd one or trim the current one to make it look better to me. The second picture is at night to show the lights on the steps. It's not that great but at least they're visible.




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I'm just as interested in the Bronco in the garage! I WANT one!!!

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I did the pin-top suspension with the full Deaver packs. I should be able to put the system on in about 2 weeks or so. Weekends keep filling up, and the parts sitting on the floor of my garage make me cry every time I go out there.

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I'm just as interested in the Bronco in the garage! I WANT one!!!
Yeah, man. It's so much fun. I've had it since I was 16. It was my dad's before that. I absolutely love it. I will say that being addicted to two four wheelers is not good for the wallet.

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The power boards look good and I did the Amps because the wife said that is a given to get her in the truck after the Carli 4.5" pin top kit with full deaver rear pack like you are getting. I've been impressed with everything so far. Still playing with air pressure in the tires but it rides and handles better than stock.

You will enjoy it.

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The power boards look good and I did the Amps because the wife said that is a given to get her in the truck after the Carli 4.5" pin top kit with full deaver rear pack like you are getting. I've been impressed with everything so far. Still playing with air pressure in the tires but it rides and handles better than stock.

You will enjoy it.
If in an e-rated tire around 35", run them at 40psi front and 35psi rear. Adjust the rear accordingly when towing.
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They are e-rated and the Mickey Thompson ATZs and right now I'm at 45 front and 40 rear. Really not crazy about going 35 and 40 but might have to. To much drag going down the road.

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I was able to finally install the suspension on Saturday. Talk about a lot of work. I am really happy with how it turned out though. The one change is my wife begged me to go with the Performance setup instead of the Pin-top. Since we share the same house I figured it was in my best interest to oblige. I will say that I don't have any complaints thus far. I do need to take it out and flex it to see how it handles off-pavement. I'll get some pictures up later. Now I'm just waiting to get the call that they have the proper lug nuts so I can have my new wheels and tires put on. It's always a wait when you're not doing it yourself....

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The performance setup is awesome as well. Pintop is a bit better on and much better offroad but you'll definitly have some fun in that suspension. People underestimate the capability of the 7100s until they get them on the truck. I think you'll be very happy!
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