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F8L's 2018 Canyon - Overland / MTB Adventure Rig

I have never done a build thread before but as the mods add up I thought it would be nice to have a spot to keep track of them in the event someone wants to do something similar.

My intent with this truck is to build it up in such a way that it can get me and my family to all of the wild natual places we enjoy be it camping, mountain biking, fishing or just simple sight seeing. It has to stay reliable enough to get me back and forth to work and not break the bank every time I fill it up. To accomplish these goals I aim to keep the mods as simple as possible with an eye for reliability, comfort and fuel economy. Those are not sexy "Instagram worthy" goals but they are mine and I'm sure I'm not alone.

I traded in my 2016 Canyon All-Terrain CCLB for various reasons but I really wanted a shorter wheelbase and the new engine/trans combo. The price was right so in late June I picked up the 2018 Canyon SLE at Thompsons Buick GMC. They let me swap the larger tires off the 2016 and they kept the OEM tires from the 2018. So I guess you could say I started off on the right foot with this build.

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Year - 2018
Model/Trim - Canyon SLE 4x4 CrewCab ShortBed V6 8spd
Options - Covenience Package, Forward Collision Alert, Tow Package
Current Height: *measured from ground through wheel center cap to bottom of fender*
Driver Front - 38"
Passenger Front - 38 1/8"
Driver Rear - 40"
Passenger Rear - 40 5/8"
Clearance lowest Point - ? at rear shock mounts

Most current photo 11.12.2018


Mod List
Suspension
Eibach Pro-Truck lift at 2.7"
Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.0 rear shock
1" Silverado rear lift blocks #15885530
1"-1.50" AutoSprings Add-a-leaf
Prothane 19-419 extended sway bar links
Street Ray's Swaybar Relocation Bracket
7mm custom wheel spacers
P285/70/17 Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
DV8 887 Bronze/Black Wheels (17x9 +20mm offset 32lbs)

Exterior
Custom Bed Rack
Tepui Kukenam Baja Series RTT
Rotopax 2ga water containers (2)
Ultimate Linings spray-in bedliner
Tyger Star Armor "running boards"
ZR2 #2 & #3 skid plates
Race Face tailgate pad for mountain bikes

Interior
One Tigris MOLLE seat back organizer
OEM all-weather floor liners
iOttie Wireless Cell Phone Charger/Mount
Scangauge II
OCD Center Console Tray
First Alert 2.5lb fire extinguisher
130pc toolbox (Harbor Freight)

Off-Road and Recovery Equipment
MAXSA recovery boards
Motormic Recovery Kit (30'x3" strap, shackles, hitch receiver)
ARB 17,500lb Snatch Strap (30' x 2 3/
8'x3" Tree Saver Strap
Boulder Tool Auto Tire Deflators
Smittybilt 2.54CFM Portable Compressor

Lighting
Morimoto Elite HID low beams 5,500K
JDM LED foglight bulbs (yellow) and reverse lights (white)
LED Bedlighting
NiLight 4" 60w flood/spot ditch lights on CBI hood mounts

Future Mods
Midwest Overland Winch Mount Bumper
Smittybilt XRC 9.5K Winch w/Synthetic Rope
Hi-Lift Jack and ORK
Icon or King 2.5 Coilovers and rear shocks
Relentless Fabrication rear bumper
Front Skid plate
30" LED light bar for grille
All-Terrain body colored grille

Driving home from the dealer with the 32" tires


Had to take it off-road to do a little fishing



Had MC Motorsports spray the Ultimate Linings bedliner. It's a lot thicker than the OEM liner


Installed the rack from the 2016


I never removed the air dam on the 2016 but decided this truck wasn't going to have one


Got the RTT on and headed out for our first trip in the the truck. We spent 5 days at an enduro race at China Peak and then some vacation time at Montana De Oro State Park near Morro Bay.



Went out for some adventure to test out the loss of the air dam and my new portable air compressor with auto deflators from Boulder Tools.






Added a One Tigris MOLLE seat back organizer. Holds 2 large waterbottles, my tablet, first aid kit and a bunch of other crap plus I can add more pouches as needed. *photo is from my 2016 Canyon all-terrain*


Installed the 1" rear lift blocks in preparation for the Eibach front lift.


Then added the Eibach Pro-Truck front lift set at 2.7"


Had to do little more off-road adventuring and use the portable inflator. I love this thing!


Installed Tyger Star Armor steps


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Inspired by a recent thread in the off-road forum I thought it might be helpful for some members if I listed all of the gear I keep in the truck and the stuff I only bring when planning to go off-road or on long trips.

Gear I always have in the truck
First Aid kit - REI Backpacker size
3-Day Emergency Survival Kit - includes emergency rations+waterpackets, flashlight, poncho, batteries, 20hr body warmers, thermal blanket, 12hr light sticks, whistle, am/fm radio, N-95 face mask, more first aid etc.
Tool kit- Pliers, hammer, screwdrivers, mini hacksaw, extra headlight bulb, electrical connectors, wire cutters, knife, zip ties, etc.
Folding Hand Saw - Gomboy
10' stout rope
Gorilla Tape
Extra Fuses
2.5lb fire extinguisher - First Alert ABC
Tire Plugs, patches etc - Victor 22-5-00126-8A Tire Repair Toolbox- 30 pc kit
2 medium duty ratchet straps
Small roll of "baling wire"
Small flannel blanket
Toilet paper in a Ziplock
Work gloves (3pr)
Safety Glasses
4 Microfiber towels
4 Bungee cords
Cargo Net for truck bed
Bicycle hand pump
Tire Deflators - Boulder Tools

When going off-road or long road trips
Maxsa Escaper Buddy traction boards
Smittybilt 2780 2.54CFM portable air compressor
Tool Kit - 130p from Harbor Freight
Motormic Basic Recovery Kit
REI First Aid Kit - Large
Shovel, Axe and sometimes a Chainsaw (40v electric or gas)

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3/4 x 30' Kinetic Rope - Bubba Rope or Slingshot
Soft Shackles
Tree Saver
HiLift Jack or 4-ton come along (more for winching than lifting)

The actual off-road recovery gear


3-Day Emergency Survival Kit


Contents


It fits behind the rear seat on drivers side


Other gear stored under rear seat


Another view so you can see previously hidden fire extinguisher and pump


More gear like tire plugs, patches, tire deflators, 2nd tire gauge, binoculars, maps, knife, paper, 2 large water bottles, etc. are stored in the Molle seatback organizer.
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Following. Your truck is what I am going for. trying to keep as practical and stock looking as I can while still building an Overlander! Can’t wait to see what else you do!
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Following. Your truck is what I am going for. trying to keep as practical and stock looking as I can while still building an Overlander! Canít wait to see what else you do!
Thanks man! It doesn't take much for these trucks to get us out where we yearn to go. Go explore and keep a notepad handy so you can list the things that really would have made the adventure easier, safer, more comfortable or enabled you to go further. Even if you never get half the things on that list you can be sure you had fun while figuring out what to put on it.
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Ive been looking at getting a tailgate pad for my truck as well. Did you look at the Dakine version? I can get access to the dakine and thule pads for a really good price.
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Ive been looking at getting a tailgate pad for my truck as well. Did you look at the Dakine version? I can get access to the dakine and thule pads for a really good price.
I didn't. I knew this pad wouldn't block the backup camera so I just went with it. It is not perfect and requires the addition of foam padding between the pad and tailgate to protect the downtube on a bike but it's the best option I've found yet. The new pads coming out look promising though.

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I'm experiencing some front end clunking with the diff drop spacer installed and frankly I don't like how cockeyed the diff and mounting parts look. I tried to measure the before and after angle of the axle and best I could read with my phone's bubble level app was 11.5deg before and 7.5deg after. I'm thinking of hitting the hardware store for some hardened washers that are 1/2 or 1/3 the thickness of this spacer or just putting it back to stock altogether. The angles are not that bad without spacers and I'm not sure which is worse, the increased CV angle or the output shaft angle. What do you guys think?

Here is the spacer installed. It was a total b%$#^ to get the bolts lined up because it's so thick.


Axle angle before the diff drop


Axle angle after the diff drop
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Will those LT285/70/17 tires fit with the Eibach lift? Not due for tires yet but I would like to go up a size or two from my 265's but trying to figure out what I can go up to without trimming. I've got the Eibach lift on the same settings front and rear.

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If your old red CCLB was anything to go by, I'm guessing I should expect a lot of exciting pics. The new CCSB is a real looker!

First time I've seen anyone push their Canyon this hard before a level and skid plates. Debating which mods I should in advance for my 5000km road trip in October... I guess you'd tell me I won't need any lol

I think most diff drop spacers are for 2"? Maybe that's why they look funky at 2.7"? That's one thing about mid-sizers that makes me grimace - while our "safe and without a worry" zone is 0-2", the full-sizers only start even hearing the word "diff drop" at 3"+........
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Will those LT285/70/17 tires fit with the Eibach lift? Not due for tires yet but I would like to go up a size or two from my 265's but trying to figure out what I can go up to without trimming. I've got the Eibach lift on the same settings front and rear.
Not without trimming the front and rear of the front wheel wells from what I understand. That includes bending or cutting some of the pinch weld. It doesn't look like it's too difficult and I'd like the extra ground clearance. I was happy with the way the truck sits until I climbed under the rear end and noticed how low the shock mounts and rear diff were. I have at least a year before I'll need new tires so I have plenty of time to decide what I want to do. There are not a lot of good C-Load tire options in that size and I don't want Es. So the KO2 is at the top of the list right now. Once you get up to that size the price gap between various brands seems to narrow some otherwise I wouldn't even consider the KO2 due to price. Or I could go all crazy and do a LT255/80/17 Cooper ST Max. The extra sidewall height could help reduce the stiffness of the E-load rating amd there would be less to trim. But there goes fuel economy. lol

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If your old red CCLB was anything to go by, I'm guessing I should expect a lot of exciting pics. The new CCSB is a real looker!

First time I've seen anyone push their Canyon this hard before a level and skid plates. Debating which mods I should in advance for my 5000km road trip in October... I guess you'd tell me I won't need any lol

I think most diff drop spacers are for 2"? Maybe that's why they look funky at 2.7"? That's one thing about mid-sizers that makes me grimace - while our "safe and without a worry" zone is 0-2", the full-sizers only start even hearing the word "diff drop" at 3"+........
Thanks! LOL

Unlike some of our friends in here I actually play it pretty safe. As a mountain biker I have a good eye for terrain and I usually err on the side of not doing damage to the truck so I don't get the hero photos or badges those guys do.

If the road trip involved lots of off-road then my vote would be:
Air dam removal
Larger tires
Air compressor and tire deflators (much better traction, comfort and tire durability)
Tire patch and plug kit
Maxtrax or equivilent recovery boards
Recovery strap
Good GPS setup with downloaded maps
Skid plates if you have the money
And stay off super remote trails with little traffic in case things really go bad

A lift would be nice but I wouldn't let the lack of one keep me from going on an adventure. I would just pick good safe lines when the going got rough.
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Not without trimming the front and rear of the front wheel wells from what I understand. That includes bending or cutting some of the pinch weld. It doesn't look like it's too difficult and I'd like the extra ground clearance. I was happy with the way the truck sits until I climbed under the rear end and noticed how low the shock mounts and rear diff were. I have at least a year before I'll need new tires so I have plenty of time to decide what I want to do. There are not a lot of good C-Load tire options in that size and I don't want Es. So the KO2 is at the top of the list right now. Once you get up to that size the price gap between various brands seems to narrow some otherwise I wouldn't even consider the KO2 due to price. Or I could go all crazy and do a LT255/80/17 Cooper ST Max. The extra sidewall height could help reduce the stiffness of the E-load rating amd there would be less to trim. But there goes fuel economy. lol


Thanks for the info. Even though I know if done correctly there shouldnít be any issues the whole idea of cutting any painted metal off of my truck just makes me nervous so Iím not sure what to do really. I donít remember what size tires you had on that red rig with the Eibach but did you trim for those as well?


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Thanks! LOL

Unlike some of our friends in here I actually play it pretty safe. As a mountain biker I have a good eye for terrain and I usually err on the side of not doing damage to the truck so I don't get the hero photos or badges those guys do.

If the road trip involved lots of off-road then my vote would be:
Air dam removal
Larger tires
Air compressor and tire deflators (much better traction, comfort and tire durability)
Tire patch and plug kit
Maxtrax or equivilent recovery boards
Recovery strap
Good GPS setup with downloaded maps
Skid plates if you have the money
And stay off super remote trails with little traffic in case things really go bad

A lift would be nice but I wouldn't let the lack of one keep me from going on an adventure. I would just pick good safe lines when the going got rough.
It shouldn't involve very much off the blacktop but I'll take a forest service road if and when I see one...good advice though, I am paranoid so I play it safe.

Question, how are the Geolandar G015s? They look to be a very peculiar tire to me, as they have a similar overall tread design to Fortitudes which are highway tires, yet are light ATs, and even snowflake rated. I can't remember if they are available where I am, but I am on the hunt for a modest snowflake rated AT that doesn't break the bank and apart from the XT/4 and ATw there aren't too many of them out there... I know that you had them on the red truck as well, so it must have been decent to have you coming back for more, but I don't know if it's right for me.

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Not without trimming the front and rear of the front wheel wells from what I understand. That includes bending or cutting some of the pinch weld. It doesn't look like it's too difficult and I'd like the extra ground clearance. I was happy with the way the truck sits until I climbed under the rear end and noticed how low the shock mounts and rear diff were. I have at least a year before I'll need new tires so I have plenty of time to decide what I want to do. There are not a lot of good C-Load tire options in that size and I don't want Es. So the KO2 is at the top of the list right now. Once you get up to that size the price gap between various brands seems to narrow some otherwise I wouldn't even consider the KO2 due to price. Or I could go all crazy and do a LT255/80/17 Cooper ST Max. The extra sidewall height could help reduce the stiffness of the E-load rating amd there would be less to trim. But there goes fuel economy. lol
I am looking at the Cooper ST in 255/85/16 or 255/80/17 which is a 33Ē tire and plan to run your setup for suspension. With that being said I am looking at the ST over the ST MAX since they come in D-load compared to the Max in E-load.
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I am looking at the Cooper ST in 255/85/16 or 255/80/17 which is a 33” tire and plan to run your setup for suspension. With that being said I am looking at the ST over the ST MAX since they come in D-load compared to the Max in E-load.
Please keep us posted with your choice. It's not a common set up but maybe it should be. :)

The Armor Tek3 Feature on the ST Maxx is kinda nice. Check this video out.
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I removed the Street Ray's diff drop kit today. I was experiencing noise which seemed like it was a direct result of the kit. I think the extreme tilt angle of the diff was causing the diff bushings to bind. I didn't like the way the attachment angles looked anyway (see photos above) so I was going to try using some thick washers instead so I could dial in the drop such that I find a happy medium between CV axle angles and the diff mount. Unfortunately the hardware store didn't have anymore of these specific washers so I bought the 4 they had hoping 2 per side would be enough but alas, 2 washers wasn't enough for the aftermarket bolt and it was too much for the OEM bolt. So I'll check back next week to see if they have more washers and try 3 per side which I think will be ideal.

Here is what the washers look like next to the Street Ray's kit 1" billet spacer

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Yikes! I was actually considering the StreetRays kit cause the billet looks nice lol.

Do you think I should just build my own with the right size bolt and washers? It seems most of the kits out there are geared for >2", which I don't want.

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Yikes! I was actually considering the StreetRays kit cause the billet looks nice lol.

Do you think I should just build my own with the right size bolt and washers? It seems most of the kits out there are geared for >2", which I don't want.
I would. Just get the thick hardened washer and at least grade 8 bolts. If you don't want to deal with making your own then get the Autosprings kit. I think that kit uses 2 thick washers per side.

I may have the Street Ray blocks cut in half and give the other halves away. lol

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I would. Just get the thick hardened washer and at least grade 8 bolts. If you don't want to deal with making your own then get the Autosprings kit. I think that kit uses 2 thick washers per side.

I may have the Street Ray blocks cut in half and give the other halves away. lol
I'm just trying to get a gauge of how thick of a washer I need for 1.0-1.5". The AS kit is supposedly 3/4" - how thick is the SR one? It looks like one fat f*****.

Or maybe it's better to leave the diff as is.......I don't know, all of this talk is making me confused hahah. Just got the rear lean fixed (finally) so I can finally start turning to suspension matters.

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I'm just trying to get a gauge of how thick of a washer I need for 1.0-1.5". The AS kit is supposedly 3/4" - how thick is the SR one? It looks like one fat f*****.

Or maybe it's better to leave the diff as is.......I don't know, all of this talk is making me confused hahah. Just got the rear lean fixed (finally) so I can finally start turning to suspension matters.
The SR kit is 1". With such a minor lift I'd probably just skip the diff drop and save the headache. lol

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