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A few X's from socalcustoms.com show coverage

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by dropped02sport, September 27, 2002.

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    1. dropped02sport

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      Nice Camber!

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    4. X24

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      Theres not much you can do with trucks like that except show them.
       
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      when you have a truck like that, why would you wanna do anything else but show them... I Love the 2001 sport, it looks great.
       
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      Well, I dont mean to toot my own horn, but I consider my truck to be pretty nice and its my daily driver.
       
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      Yeah i agree with you, i think you have a very nice truck. I am just saying, if i did mods like the socalcustoms.com did to mine, I wouldnt mind it being for all show.
       
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      Is there any money in those shows or is it just a trophy and a congratulations?
       
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      Oh yeah there's money. That is the reason you see trucks body dropped to where the shifter is on the dashboard, all just for winning the uniqueness awards and stuff. Basically a money generator.
       
    10. jimbo74

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      i like the all white in every body style.... very nice... i think they are too low to be functional... but their function is shows.... so it does fill that purpose.....
       
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      I like the 01 Sport and the 2nd gen, but I don't care for the 1st gen. I'm not too keen on 1st gen streets for the most part (there are exceptions, don't flame me!).
       
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      It still seems like all they have is a billet grille, chrome 20's and bags.

      Dont get me wrong... they look nice for the look they are going for but does having bags put you one step above the rest of the world?
       
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      yes it does
       
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      no it doesn't................it is simple showboating. no point except to sit still and look "cool"..........and I use that term loosely
       
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      Doesnt an airbag suspension suck on the road? I would much rather have a suspension lowered 2" and have excellent handling than a bag suspension who's sole purpose is to make it bounce or drop it right to the ground where you cant drive it anyway.
       
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      Well i figgured a while a go if i wanted somthing that handled good i would have got a sports car. an explorer issent even fast. bags would be so tight. yall must not have ever seen them in person.
       
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      Trucks that are bagged have very very smooth rides. Also 20's and baggs on an X dose put you above a lot of other X's Also why can't those trucks be daily drivers? I know a lot of people with Air ride supensions that drive their trucks daily
       
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      My only reasoning for the bagged Xs not being daily drivers is simple: Look at the camber on those front wheels. If you drive with those things like that, those high dollar tires aren't gonna last 5K miles. So, to drive, you would have to bag them up to where a correct camber can be achieved. Once you reach the level where camber is correct, that is where the truck should be permanently. To drop it to lower where the camber is shot just so the truck sits lower is simply putting on a show. Functionally, being that low serves no purpose at all.

      BTW: Riding that camber would cause hard riding and very little traction on the road.

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      Yeah, what Morrisey said. :p
       
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      When you are driving you air up the truck, and you can ride at stock height if you wish in most cases, and for sure so that your camber is correct so you won't be tearing up tires. Also when most bagged trucks are laid out you can't even really turn. So people dont really drive around with the front that low at all.
       
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      Getting an Explorer bagged definitely deserves recognition of the custom work that was done. A lot of other vehicles have "bolt-on bag" kits, but the Explorer is one vehicle that has virtually no products available in regards to lowering. I think Ekstensive charges around $4K to put bags on any vehicle. I think the only kit they sell is a "universal" 2-Link, otherwise the majority of their work is all custom fabricated, and they've probably bagged just about anything you can think of from Golf Carts, to Mitsubishi Montero's, to motorcycle trailers.

      Then, to get a vehicle to actually lay its body flat on the ground requires a whole new level of custom fabrication, whether its a tube chassis, basic body drop, stock floorboard body drop, etc. Definitely some serious work involved.

      I'd definitely like to see some custom body work done to the vehicles above though, especially roll pans :D
       

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