New 2006 LX in Virginia

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The shop that installed my suspension told me my power steering was leaking and would need to be replaced . I decided to take it to the dealership, as an employee they discount the labor rate to $40.00 per hour. I also save on the cost of the rack.
Everything is button back together and working great.
Our Alignment specialist has refused to work on my truck because of the adjustable control arms but he tackled it today to my surprise.

I was also able to finish the extension of the plate I built for the fridge. I think I overdid the L-track but I had quite a bit sitting around …I also plan on running two strips in the area next to the fridge. I need to trim the footer on the left section so it sits absolutely flush

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Luke111

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So adding the Slee Suspension really changed the ride…comparable to AHC.
Adding the extended sway bar links which brings the sway bar back to normal allowed way to much lean in corners and side to side body motion which is one reason I would never buy a 200 and run the OEM suspension.
So searching heavy duty sway bars brought me to SuperPro. Made in Australia but also sold stateside. Came with new bushings and the bar is much larger than stock. I just drove it a few blocks and the new sway bars really controls body motion. The only issue is the rear sway bar is just touching the suspension boot… something I’ll have to watch. That rusty muffler is getting replaced with a new OEM next week.

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The shop that installed my suspension told me my power steering was leaking and would need to be replaced . I decided to take it to the dealership, as an employee they discount the labor rate to $40.00 per hour. I also save on the cost of the rack.
Everything is button back together and working great.
Our Alignment specialist has refused to work on my truck because of the adjustable control arms but he tackled it today to my surprise.

I was also able to finish the extension of the plate I built for the fridge. I think I overdid the L-track but I had quite a bit sitting around …I also plan on running two strips in the area next to the fridge. I need to trim the footer on the left section so it sits absolutely flush

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Silly question: How are the extension platforms secured down to the truck? If a load secured to your L-track was properly motivated wouldn't it just take the platform with it? I've been thinking about a modified plate that replaces the plastic step your platform is resting on with an aluminum one with 1-2 recessed D-rings just for this type of setup. Or maybe a custom bracket that pokes a d-ring out from under the cosmetic shroud on the outside of the 2nd row seat hinges?

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P.s. Glad I found your build thread! Keep the mods coming so we can just copy you. Hahaha
 
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Luke111

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Silly question: How are the extension platforms secured down to the truck? If a load secured to your L-track was properly motivated wouldn't it just take the platform with it? I've been thinking about a modified plate that replaces the plastic step your platform is resting on with an aluminum one with 1-2 recessed D-rings just for this type of setup. Or maybe a custom bracket that pokes a d-ring out from under the cosmetic shroud on the outside of the 2nd row seat hinges?

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P.s. Glad I found your build thread! Keep the mods coming so we can just copy you. Hahaha
The extensions are not secured to the truck and I do I need to figure that out.
 

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