I know everybody likes pictures, so I thought I would dedicate a thread to the custom suspension build that we're doing right now. Let me know what you think!
This is the shop "test mule". It's my 2006 3500 reg cab DRW G56 4x4. I have 3 goals in mind.
1) lift it up for advertising attention (plus I love lifted duallies)
2) Make the suspension and steering far superior to the stock setup
3) Build a desert/pre-runner inspired long travel suspension that improves ride quality and performance
With this in mind, I decided on a radius arm setup. This setup is not optimal for typical off-road use, because the design does not lend itself to lots of articulation. However, it is a good setup for lots of travel and higher speeds. For every step, I tried to use good quality products, but also on a tight budget.
Here's what I had done to the truck before this build:
Front - 2" leveling kit, Thuren track bar
Rear - stock with cheap eBay 2" dually spacers
Stock wheels with 315/70R17 Goodyear A/T extreme tires