After quite some time planning and months underneath the truck, we've finally complete our expedition build.
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I've learned tons working on this truck, so I thought I would share what I'm up to with you guys!
I built this truck b/c of a multi-month expedition throughout the US I took starting in March. On this trip, I stopped off at a number of national parks, 4x4 events and was even FEATURED at the Overland Expo in May.
This is an offroad trip, so once we left the east coast, quite a bit of it was offroad.
With this thread, I'll detail the build and then post photos of the trip - hope you all enjoy!!
Here are the plans for the vehicle:
1999 Tahoe 4dr 4x4
14bolt semi float swap
4" IFS RCX Lift
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 - Do NOT purchase from Tactical Armor Group
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
x2 KC 130w on ARB Winch bumper
Body Armor (skid plate, frame sliders, tank protector, diff protector)
Larger trans cooler - still searching!
ARB front bumper - fitted by Liquid Iron Industries
ARB fridge - 60 Liter
35 & 55w HIDs w/4hi mod
Superwinch Talon 12.5k
Viking Offroad - Synthetic Winchline - A MUST have for IFS rigs
ARB 3" Tree Savers
Pull Pal - RW 14,000 model
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 - GM #19168825
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)
Edited by Hedge, 16 July 2013 - 07:33 PM.