Ok I am off crutches and reserved site 13 the 2cnd-6th. While healing up from the motorcycle accident I took the time to do a few things to the trooper. First on the list was strengthening all I bent last Hollowharrie. I did address the HD tie rod ends, center link and idler arm. We will see if they hold up. Second was upper and lower control arm bushings. The first two went like clock work and I felt like doing a write up to show all you complainers how its done but after the second two about killed me I felt like selling the old girl or swapping the IFS out for straight axle! Holy cow those bushings sucked! sucked SUCKED! While I had the front apart I decide to squeeze as much up and down out of the IFS as I POSSIBLY could. This ended up being a month long project. I cut, shaved, re-splined, welded, sanded.........superglued......ok no superglue....I squeezed 10.5" of travel, about 7" up and 3.5" down. Sounds impossible I know but I have documented it and will post it one day. I then turned my attention to something that was alive on the Planet years ago but died.......Thats all I can say right now. Im in the middle of that project along with running dual exhaust with crossover pipe. Well I have a month or so but I hope to be done with it all in two weeks or less. Hope everyone has a safe trip up and back. See yall there.
DONE: 02 Isuzu Trooper Limited, 10" custom lift, 7"suspension, 3"body. Calmini torsion bars indexed, Rusty's coil overs with pucks, fitted Rancho 5000 shocks, widened/welded brackets for shocks, extended front sway bar links, Independent4x extended brake lines, Independent4x steering extension, Independent4x HD tie rods with custom spindle/hub assembly insert for full +- travel, custom shortened cv axles and custom welded front diff drop brackets for full +- travel, upper and lower ball joint shims/wedges with Independent4x ball joins swap spacers for full +- travel, extended body safety hooks, extended e-brake brackets, extended shift linkage, extended transfer case shifter, 1.5" front wheel spacers, rebuilt engine, rebuilt trans withe the "playing with fire" front PWM pump swap, 300-400rpm lower stall torque converter, external trans cooler, Super Winch manual locking hubs, ARB front bumper with angled end caps, driving light inserts, and mounted PIAAS, front/rear custom 3" bumper brackets, Surco roof rack on custom Bosch extruded aluminum sliding frame to cover or expose sunroof, custom fog light wiring harness to allow roof rack travel, front fogs, side "camping" fogs and rear reverse fogs on rack, cold air intake, thrush high flow muffler, rodeo head rests front and rear, oh *!$!@*! grab handles drivers side, custom sound with 6" speakers in rear and two 12" subs, six 17" Moto Metal wheels with BFG TA KO 315s (35") tires
TO DO: Warn Winch and reinforce bumper brackets, custom rear bumper, Ausie lockers, rear jump seat, rear oh *!$!@*! handles left and right. tint windows, 1/4" - 1/2" rear wheel spacers, upgrade brakes to dual pistons and slotted, custom rock sliders, all new poly bushings, convert all lights to led.
MIGHT DO: Snorkel, air shocks with onboard compressor, roof rack tent, dual alternators and battery, cb, front Reese hitch, winch Reese mount for using front or rear.