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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.
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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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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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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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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:54 am

This weekend I installed the upper control arms from Calmini. I was very hesitent about ordering product from them because of all the negative reviews on this forum. I called and asked if they had the uppers in their warehouse and what the turn around time would be. They said they would be sent out in 3-5 business days from the date of purchase. 11 days later they arrived after I asked to speak to the sales manager. He sent them over night. Im having some camber issues after the install. You can see chime in and see pics here: http://www.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.p ... 5&start=50

I also made a spare tire mount for my yakima road warrior roof basket. I made the bracket out of scrap metal I had laying around from my dads volkswagen. Both of us spent the day making the bracket.

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I also installed the hubs that came with the Indy lift.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:07 am

And here are the Calmini upper install pics.
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there was no bracket to hold the brake line so I just zipped tied it for now...
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby itsmehb » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:39 am

Really like how your working the front end over. Should have a solid basis for any off road set ups you might have in mind.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:41 pm

itsmehb wrote:Really like how your working the front end over. Should have a solid basis for any off road set ups you might have in mind.



Thanks man! Thats the goal. Getting the wheels and tires tomorrow.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby angryspic78 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:56 pm

Wow beautiful beautiful work and set up
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:52 pm

angryspic78 wrote:Wow beautiful beautiful work and set up



Thank you sir!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:05 am

So Wednesday I went to pick up my Pro Comp wheels and KO'2 tires! After mounting the 285/75/16 KO's I realized I need to do some trimming. Lol. I have little room to turn so I had them mounted and balanced and through them in the back of the rodeo. Once I got home I threw them on to see what I have trim/grind/ or body lift. I know there are lots of trimming threads on here but if anyone knows of one that would work specifically for where Im at at the current time please shoot it my way.

Heres what they looked like on it with the 3' indy lift. I didn't put the hub caps on but I do have them.

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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby LukeSlater » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Those are pretty beefy!! Looks great!!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby totten » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:38 pm

Nice work on MODS. Tires look great and some trimming is needed. You may want to buy Egagnon086 4.77 for getting back your power. He has good price of 350 for both front and rear gears. I would add a transmission cooler to help with bigger tires. Thanks for pics.Tony :D Rodeo814 ,I bump my Rodeo back to first page so you can see trans. cooler and 2 "BL I have done. May help you.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby ZuminaZX » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:29 am

looks like you'll need to do a lot of cutting. The other thing you should do is unload your torsion bars and use a floor jack to completely cycle the suspension while at full lock. I'm thinking you'll be in the market for a 2" body lift.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:10 pm

So after some trimming, cutting and pounding I got the 255/75/16's in with no rubbing at all.

Front bumper and fender trim
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Rear bumper trim (don't mind the splatter)
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On the trail in big bear
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Airing back up
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After trail
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby ZuminaZX » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:54 pm

Looks great! Bring this up to Moab in May!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby spartancub » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:51 am

WOW! This is amazing! Great job! I have the same truck essentially (but its a 1999 Honda Passport). I would love to lift it and get bigger wheels/tires, but I don't know the first thing about how the suspension works, how to do it, how much it will cost, etc. Is there somewhere online that might have the basics so I can learn about this? Again, great job man! Your truck is my dream truck!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:53 pm

spartancub wrote:WOW! This is amazing! Great job! I have the same truck essentially (but its a 1999 Honda Passport). I would love to lift it and get bigger wheels/tires, but I don't know the first thing about how the suspension works, how to do it, how much it will cost, etc. Is there somewhere online that might have the basics so I can learn about this? Again, great job man! Your truck is my dream truck!



Thanks man! It was hard work but well worth it. Everyone learns different some read and some see. Im like 50/50. I spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos. Then read some articles and def forums on here. I would first start with looking up how the IFS works (independent front suspension). There are some vids in YouTube that give you basics. One you learn how those components works, then look at videos of how to lift trucks/suv's with this kind of suspension. I learned a lot off YouTube and from the guys on here. Most questions people have have already been answered on here so just use the search box and start searching. You def have to put your time in and do some research espcially if you're not too familiar with vehicles. I for one wasn't the most talented machanic. But owning this Rodeo and wanting to do all the work myself really helped me learn a lot.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Now go do some homework on your SUV lol.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby spartancub » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:06 pm

Thanks man! Really appreciate it. Yes - i have been using youtube and this site and learning a lot for the things I've already had to do (too many to list!). I really enjoy learning and when I'm done its a good feeling to have, especially when I know i've saved some money vs. paying someone to do it! Gives me something to do on the weekends...this weekend for example, my Dad and I will be replacing the 'tone ring/reluctor ring' on my front passenger side rotor - last weekend replaced the brake pads and rotors and found tons of pieces of the OLD tone ring jammed in between my rotor and rotor guard.... and a large bolt - unbelievable! Thats why my truck sounded like it was going to fall off the frame when I drove, horrible sounds! So thats my plans this weekend! Thanks again for your direction!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 pm

Nice man. That must have been a horrible sound. Get all the little things fixed so you can lift it!
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby spartancub » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:40 pm

ya, you wouldn't believe it unless you heard it yourself.... i was coming home from work going about 65 mph - all of a sudden it sounded like the axle/wheel was tearing off the vehicle! I went off the road to get out of traffic and it sounded like the wheel had seized up or something? Brought to a mechanic because I had no idea what was wrong, he said it was my ball joint/tie rod on the DRIVER SIDE.... idiot. I told him it was the front passenger side - he said no and this would fix it. Embarassed to say $500 later - it didn't fix it. Sigh. So I finally figured it out for myself..... and all good now! Putting the new tone ring on this weekend and hopefully that will clear the ABS light that I have on the dash (ran the codes for that and it seems to be FL and FR sensors for ABS). We'll see..... LOL.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:51 pm

spartancub wrote:ya, you wouldn't believe it unless you heard it yourself.... i was coming home from work going about 65 mph - all of a sudden it sounded like the axle/wheel was tearing off the vehicle! I went off the road to get out of traffic and it sounded like the wheel had seized up or something? Brought to a mechanic because I had no idea what was wrong, he said it was my ball joint/tie rod on the DRIVER SIDE.... idiot. I told him it was the front passenger side - he said no and this would fix it. Embarassed to say $500 later - it didn't fix it. Sigh. So I finally figured it out for myself..... and all good now! Putting the new tone ring on this weekend and hopefully that will clear the ABS light that I have on the dash (ran the codes for that and it seems to be FL and FR sensors for ABS). We'll see..... LOL.



Damn man that sucks. Sorry to hear that. Yeah my ABS light goes on once in a while. I don't know what it is. It will go on for a few miles then go back off.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby spartancub » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:00 pm

ya I've done some reading and seen that some people have completely disconnected/deactivated their ABS systems.... I'd rather not do that if possible.... will know more after this weekend.... like I said, this truck is one hobby that provides ENDLESS opportunities to keep me busy and broke! LOL
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