2 year build almost wrapping up..... OBS Bagged, LS Turbo Swapped

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98c1500onAIR

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This build started with a static drop and I didn't like how it rode, and ended up being a full Ridetech air ride set up, which just grew from there. Started as just a reg 98 short bed reg cab v6 truck my dad bought new when i was in high school. Deff not my pops ride anymore.

Engine mods.
4.8LS iron block
gen4 pistons and rods
gapped pistons for boost
stage 2 Texas speed turbo cam
dual titanium valve springs
Trunions upgrade
fast lsx 92 intake
ted Williams 92mm throttle body
78mm vs racing turbo with 50mm waste gate and blow off valve
hooker blackheart LS turbo manifolds
custom fender exit exhaust
ICT Billet Accessory drive
engine driven compressor for the air ride air supply

wheels: Weld Laguna's 22x8 and 22x12(-57 offset)

body mods.
Phantom Billet Grille
C led drl front head lamps and led bulbs
Rear Dually Fenders
Custom stainless steel side moldings and rear bumper moldings

Suspension
ride tech front upper and lower tubular control arms
ride tech front shocks
ride tech front air bags
ride tech rear 4 link which keeps correct pinion angles at all heights
ride tech rear shockwave air bags
evolve 3/8 8 valve manifold with 8 switches
cooper hard lines

interior (still in progress)
bench seat with armrest, blue leather and black suede with blue diamond stitch
matching head liner and door panels
billet steering wheel and billet interior parts

Its not perfect, but built in my garage at home with my tools and my own hands with the help of a few friends along, the way. Once I finish the exhaust exit and put on my hood, off to the tuner and I will finally get to drive her.





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Challenge with it being bagged and laying front crossmember is no where for the exhaust to go. So i routed it through the fender, Still working on the pipe, have to route in the wastegate and put the wideband bung and sensor and run the wires for my boost gauge/boost controller, its all in one.
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How does intercooler fit? Still running ac?
yes running ac, i had to cut up the grille for the intercooler to fit, which is why i am running a phantom grill to cover all the cutting i had to do. Functional and looks good too. I cut up the radiator support and put a mount for the intercooler there keeping the top half of the support hood latch etc in place. This pic is before i cut up the grille and cleaned the residue from the factory side trim. its sitting over ride height also and i had not started my fender exit yet either, to retain my ac I did have to make custom ac lines and route them differently due to the turbo location. I didn't send it out to make the lines either, I got lines and fittings and a ac line crimper and I routed and crimped the lines. The cooper line you see going across the radiator is going to my glass coke bottle coolant bottle :)

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