2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

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2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:05 pm

I bought my Rodeo from my friends dealer about 2yrs ago.I love this thing! I go camping out in Big Bear CA and usually take a trail back down the hill. Doing this I realized I needed more clearance. With a lot of help and info from the users on here I decided to lift it. So there are a few mods I've done so far.

I went with the Pro Elite kit which is their bigger package. I went with the Rancho9000XL, HD torsion bars, OME 912's, hubs, extended breadline kit and the rear HD lower links.
I installed this lift with the help of my dad over this past weekend. I absolutely love the ride! I currently have the shocks set to 5. I will be playing with the adjustment over the next few weeks to see which setting I like the most. Here are some before and after pictures.

Delivery day!
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Before the lift:
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After the the lift:
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Bent upper link from Joe Darlington for perfect.
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Had to shave down the front shocks so they would fit in the bracket.
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Had to cut the sway bar bushing bracket so it would fit on the rear.
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HD lower links. Had to make a bracket to hold the emergency break on both links.
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Rancho 9000XL and OME 912's installed.
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4.10 Gears factory LSD
OME 912 springs, Rancho9000XL shocks, HD torsion bars, HD lower links
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby e30dean » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:09 pm

That looks like a very clean setup. How come you had to shave down the shock bracket, is yours bent?
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 pm

e30dean wrote:That looks like a very clean setup. How come you had to shave down the shock bracket, is yours bent?


I don't think the bracket was bent just the red rubber piece of the bottom end of the shock was too thick to fit.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby LukeSlater » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:03 am

I like it! How much did you end up lifting it?
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:10 am

LukeSlater wrote:I like it! How much did you end up lifting it?



Thanks man!

Just a simple 3. Thinking about doing another 3 in body lift but that will come a little later. Want to make sure I have the power and hearing figured out before I do anything else.
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4.10 Gears factory LSD
OME 912 springs, Rancho9000XL shocks, HD torsion bars, HD lower links
Joe Darlington's Bent Link
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby totten » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Nice job!! Thanks for pics.
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