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Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:37 pm
by superswire
LIFT IT :-)

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:39 pm
by streetersam
Amen!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:53 am
by Med!c
I ended up not getting it because it was 2" piping and not 3. :(

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:49 am
by twilson
Haven't thought about it much. Maybe ill do a 2 inch suspension lift.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:38 pm
by superswire
Dont be scared...

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:07 am
by streetersam
Ya. Mine was so easy I thought I did it wrong. Don't be afraid! It does wonders to the look of troopers

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:59 am
by twilson
streetersam wrote:Ya. Mine was so easy I thought I did it wrong. Don't be afraid! It does wonders to the look of troopers



What lift did you do ? And how much all together.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:22 am
by superswire
twilson wrote:
streetersam wrote:Ya. Mine was so easy I thought I did it wrong. Don't be afraid! It does wonders to the look of troopers



What lift did you do ? And how much all together.




2" Spacer lift, T-bar crank,

My Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=52107

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:23 pm
by superswire
i tried a few different sets of springs and after it all, id say get the calmini or ome springs, but if your on a budget, just grab yourself some coil spacers or fullsize ford bronco springs, also lifted jeep springs are all over for cheap...

it really is super, super easy, tons of writeups on here and other sites for the rear and the front 9front you just turn the 2 large bolts on your crossmember to stiffen up the torsion bars) couldnt be much cheaper or easier, then have it aligned and your ready to mow down some priuses, haha...

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:59 pm
by streetersam
Ya I got myself some 2" spacers from a member for $80 (I think you can get 'em cheaper but whatever)

I'm gonna go with some lift springs soonish though, I wanna go with what superswire did, cheap 3" lift!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:08 pm
by superswire
streetersam wrote:Ya I got myself some 2" spacers from a member for $80 (I think you can get 'em cheaper but whatever)

I'm gonna go with some lift springs soonish though, I wanna go with what superswire did, cheap 3" lift!


Stupid spacers cost more than most used sets of springs !!!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:19 am
by streetersam
Maybe, but used springs are unpredictable! You never know whether the previous owner never towed or hauled anything, or whether they liked to load up one side of the truck with tons of gravel and not the other
Plus I don't have any junkyards around me really

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:10 pm
by superswire
dont really have to worry about that when your using front springs...the jeep and ford coils fit from the front.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:59 pm
by Med!c
https://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61703

Get these dude. I have a pair of 2" spacers my self. I wouldnt mind coming over and helping you out install your and install mine too. Or we could do mine first as a ginny pig then yours.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 5:41 pm
by superswire
yeah...just slap em in, crank your bars up and get an alignment !!!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 4:07 pm
by RedStar
The wheels and everything else do look great, but I agree with everyone else... LIFT IT. You'd be surprised by how much 2" or 3" will change the stance of your 'Zu. Mine looks 10 times more aggressive than it used to, and most of that was just the lift.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:38 pm
by streetersam
Do it do it do it! Give in to peer pressure, I always do ;) jk

But yeah, lift it :) Have enough people told you that yet? lol

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:08 am
by twilson
Ok guys you talked me into it!! IM DOING IT! Im doing a 2 inch Indy4x Day star Coil Spacer T Bar crank lift.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:23 am
by RedStar
twilson wrote:Ok guys you talked me into it!! IM DOING IT! Im doing a 2 inch Indy4x Day star Coil Spacer T Bar crank lift.


NICE. If things continue, we might be seeing a future ROTM.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:44 am
by twilson
Quick Update:

2" Indy 4x Daystar Coil spacers have came in. Thank you MediaMonkey! I Will be installing these with Medic sometime after the memorial day weekend.

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:48 pm
by beto
:cheers: It´ll look good!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:43 am
by twilson
Have not been on much at all this summer, been busy.. Baught a jet ski and that blew up. No new updates to the truck, still have to install the coil spacers!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:18 pm
by streetersam
twilson wrote:Have not been on much at all this summer, been busy.. Baught a jet ski and that blew up. No new updates to the truck, still have to install the coil spacers!


Oi vey just do it already! Lol it took me just a few hours if that...coil spring compressor and an impact wrench are your friends

And jet skis are fun, I know, but they are a waste of money IMO

I want a boat- something I can carry people in!

Anyone have a money tree? I could really use one...

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:10 pm
by beto
I love jet skis man, which one did you buy? What happened?

Now go install those spacers, it´s easy!

Re: twilsons 2002 Trooper ( Question )

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:10 pm
by twilson
Quick Update.

CV boots have been tore for a long time, clicking when i drive, shaking, etc, Tire is worn down on the inner wall from it , 4wd light flashes but still engages.

Took the Trooper to the shop for an estimate. -- Upper / Lower ball joints, New front axels, and a new tire for a nice price of 1,958.96 Dollars!!! I was in shock.
He said that the book shows that for replacing a axel on a trooper it takes 5hrs. He did not think it would take that long but he had to quote me based on the book. Of course the price above includes 10 hours of labor just for both axels. Hopefully it does not take that long and the price will come down a lot. Does anyone have experience with replacing the axels on a 2nd or 3rd gen? I really hope i don't have to invest almost 2k for this.

thank you