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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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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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