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    Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:48 am

    Been on customdakotas.com for a bit, and saw a post by jacob on there about this forum. Thought i'd get on here and see how it was. So obviously I live in columbus, Ga. I own a 2004 Dodge Dakota Sxt. I've changed out the headlights, taillights, 3rd brake light, mirrors, antenna, tinted the windows(20% up from and 5% in the back), painted the front and back bumpers, and changed out all the audio. but enough talking, heres some pics.

    When I got the new truck


    First Phase it went through



    New lights all around



    The came new antenna and mirrors


    Then Painted the rims



    Changed some graphics






    And heres some pics of the audio




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    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:21 am

    Probably don't want soliciting on here..but I'm trying to start up a graphics business on the side to help get money for the the truck(and other bills...). All the stuff done under "Changed some graphics" were personally done by me. So if anyone ever needs anything. I can hook yall up unless you already have someone do stuff for you.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by static_fronti on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 am

    welcome to the forum. thanks for checkin it out. its just getting started so bare with us heh. the kota's lookin good. whats your next plans for it?

    oh and soliciting is just fine, its good to know ppl that know how to do something in particular or have a certain skill. really helps us out when we're lookin to get something done.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by L0W5T3N on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:06 am

    welcome to the forum


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:24 am

    I was considering going the bag route, but honestly.. i just dont know enough about the stuff to even mess with it. So I'm gonna probably just go the static drop route. Maybe like a 2" in the front and 4" in the rear. And definitely gonna get some rims. The painted look is fine for now, but i'm dying for some chrome

    and as far as the soliciting, just didn't wanna step on anyone's toes. some of the other forums i'm on already have decal shops registered on there so i didn't wanna say much on them. I work for a whole seller that sells to the local vinyl shops so i cant exactly advertise in town(been told id be fired), so the internet was the only route lol.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by static_fronti on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:39 am

    ah that sucks. but yea, i went with the static drop bc it was cheap quick and easy. plus im not ready to hack up my truck. we have plenty of ppl on here that are very familiar with bags so feel free to ask questions on anything. thats what we're here for.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:17 am

    yea, trying to figure out which static drop parts to use. wouldnt be a problem price wise but my fiance told me to stop spending and start saving for the wedding lol.
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    Post by static_fronti on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:58 am

    haha congrats! i jus got married myself so i couldnt work on mine until afterwards either! i went with drop spindles and loosened my torsions; 4in blocks and redrilled my hangers. got me as low as i can go without bags and a notch


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    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:25 pm

    nice, yea between wedding and trying to get into grad school, my funds are stretched. Thats the main reason i dropped the money for the plotter. Easy way to make extra money.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by L0W5T3N on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 pm

    i think you should get spindels and coils up front and blocks and drop leafs in back.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by L0W5T3N on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:01 pm

    or if your goin 2/4 you should get spindels and 3'' blocks and pull a leaf. thats about 220$, then you also should consider drop shocks.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by static_fronti on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:38 pm

    springs are cheaper than spindles


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    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:54 pm

    yea..honestly for now i was thinkin about just clippin the stock coils and putting in drop blocks. least till i can get some money saved up
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by Hogg on Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:00 pm

    Welcome to the forum.

    Springs are cheaper, but rougher and not as good on your front end. With spindles it lowers everything so no need in a front end alignment. So when you look at buying springs and an alignment, you spent what it cost on spindles. And it still rides closer to stock.

    I would advise agaisnt ever cutting the coils. That makes for a horrible ride, they can collapse after a while. Plus its really hard to get the front end back straight when you do it. Unless you know exactly what your doing.

    Here are the springs we pulled from my buddys truck that were heated.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:34 pm

    hmm.. maybe i'll just save up alil more lol
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by DMAC on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:38 pm

    Welcome to stf bro


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by dragkota on Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:35 pm

    welcome mann!


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    Post by static_fronti on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:00 pm

    good advise hogg


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    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:29 pm

    thx for the suggestions and the welcome everyone
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by Hogg on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 pm

    static_fronti wrote:good advise hogg

    Thanks. Im not the smartest person messing with trucks, but so many people only halfway do them as cheap as possible where I live and I learned. I never went the cheap way with any of mine. But as you can see by the coils I posted people do screw up when they try and go cheap.

    Plus getting spindles lowers your center of gravity... meaning better handeling.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by 02Dime on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:53 pm

    yea..definitely dont want some stuff like that. Know a good place to get lowering parts? Main website i know is stylin...and im not shelling out $700 on belltech stuff.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by L0W5T3N on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:07 am

    styling is way to expensive. just do some shopping searches on google.


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by Hogg on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:53 pm

    That's where I got my drop before bags. Wasn't to bad for an s10. But they are expensive. Just look all over the place. You can get lucky on ebay and find some people who sell with regular warranties and stuff.
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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by L0W5T3N on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:06 pm

    thats where my drop kit came from four years ago. its finally getting bagged this month


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    Re: Sup from Columbus, Ga

    Post by Dragginmytaco on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:30 am

    NO HEATED/CUT springs!! Def save and go with spindles to keep your geometry straight and save the rest of your front end from the abuse of spring rape..not to mention tires

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