Chris T. (From an email message)
How are you?
Over the past two months I have gone on two camping trips. One trip with my wife for almost two weeks to our property in Arizona, and later to Oak Creek Canyon/Sedona. The other was a three day up to Cerro Gordo and Lee Flat in the Inyo Mountains. We covered both tight, narrow, very rocky trails and fast open flats and washes. The truck performed fabulously. The bed cage design works very well and does not interfere with the payload capacity. My wife on the first trip, and another buddy, on the second trip, that always rides shotgun with me both made unsolicited comments about the improvement in the on-highway ride, not to mention the rough stuff. Off road, I was concerned about the increased track width on very narrow mining roads, as well as avoiding large hazards at speed, since one has less road space to swerve around these hazards with the increased track. It was not a problem at all. Notwithstanding, the faster you go – the smoother the ride. Due to the suspension travel, the steering takes a bit to get used to, but I am slowly becoming accustomed to it. I had the alignment camber changed to more negative over the factory settings to improve the on-center feel on paved roads. The truck stops better also, despite the fact that one uses the brakes less with the suspension improvements. Frankly, this truck is capable of higher speeds than is prudent without a full cage – it is easy to get in trouble due to confidence it inspires.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with the final product. It was worth the time and effort to it get right. You are almost exclusively responsible for the success of this build by providing the council on set-up and executing on the fabrication/build. Thank you so much. If there is anything I can do to spread the word, do not hesitate to contact me.
All the best,