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Forgot to keep this updated. Here you go!

Cleghorn Trail, Night run

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Out visiting Santiago Peak, Orange County, CA

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Moab, Utah - Fins and Things

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More gear for the Bison

Still need a sleeping solution until I get my bed sleep area worked out. The ROAM adventure co awning / room should hold me over and offer some shade on the days where I don't need the enclosure. Super easy installation on the ARE Ascend roof basket and picked up some 105L cases and a couple coolers for short trips and I don't need the fridge.

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Needed to make room for the future fridge and the Goose Gear 60% rear seat delete is installed

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Discussion Starter · #126 · (Edited)
The last trip from Moab Utah:

 

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Just finished the Installation video on the Goose Gear Rear seat delete (60% Driver Side)


If you have a Colorado or Canyon CrewCab and you either need more space for gear or need a more adequate space for your pet to accompany you on your outdoor adventures this might just be the perfect product.

For me, I am planning the addition of a permanently mounted fridge and wanted a secure panel to mount to. The folded down factory seat just bounces with the weight of a fully loaded fridge and sits much too high and takes its toll on the seat leather and padding.

Coming soon: Part II - Passenger Side Rear Seat Delete
 

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I don't mind sharing my final results once i get the video done. I am still revising the design...probably not going with the Topper EZ lift. After speaking to a few owners and the novelty wore off there are a few problems with the design that are not good for those that drive hard or for extended periods off road. Great on the street but on washboard roads and articulating over obstacles there are lots of alignment problems.
After offroading on washboard roads I did notice a change in alignment that I adjusted when I got back home. If it happens again I think I'll make locator blocks that fit snugly into the 4 stake bed pockets and screw to the underside of the ARE topper flange. That way when the shell is held down by the jack screws, the fore/aft and left/right alignment will be controlled by the alignment blocks rather than the shafts of the jack screws.

I love your build (and YouTube content). It is quite extensive. If you decide to go with the topper EZ-Lift you will need to modify the design of your slide out components since the rear jack screws would go through your sink/fridge drawer and foot platform slide. For a sleeping solution you might want to go with the Nomad bimini tent like Yeti has - which does not need the lift system.
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I love your build (and YouTube content). It is quite extensive. If you decide to go with the topper EZ-Lift you will need to modify the design of your slide out components since the rear jack screws would go through your sink/fridge drawer and foot platform slide. For a sleeping solution you might want to go with the Nomad bimini tent like Yeti has - which does not need the lift system.
Blessings.
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Fwiw, I love my Nomad tent set up. I can store the whole set up inside my truck so I have it with me whenever I want it. (Naps are good, m'kay)
 

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Discussion Starter · #130 · (Edited)
AEV Highmark Fender Flares are labor intensive but so worth it.


Front Flare installation went well and the results are as expected ... top notch

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They eat up the 33s and make them look small

The new front fenders and templates
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Fender cut
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Pinch Seam Trimming
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Lower fender mount and seam plate with body panel adhesive (3m 8116)
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Bison Closeout modification
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AEV Highmark Fender Flares are labor intensive but so worth it.

Front Flare installation went well and the results are as expected ... top notch

BEFORE:

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AFTER:
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They eat up the 33s and make them look small

The new front fenders and templates
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Template transfered
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Fender cut
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Pinch Seam Trimming
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Lower fender mount and seam plate with body panel adhesive (3m 8116)
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Finished minus inner fender liner
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Looks really good. Great work. Dumb question - on the AEV website, do I need to put 2 of each “kit” in my cart (front and rear)? Or just one and that entails both L and R flares? Thanks bro.
 

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Looks really good. Great work. Dumb question - on the AEV website, do I need to put 2 of each “kit” in my cart (front and rear)? Or just one and that entails both L and R flares? Thanks bro.
They come as separate front and rear kits. Each kit comes with both left and right flares.

The rears are the same for both ZR2 and ZR2 bison
The front has 2 models: one for ZR2 front bumper and a different one for ZR2 Bison front bumper
 

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Discussion Starter · #133 · (Edited)

Stock ZR2 Bison Fender Flare with AEV 33" tire trim kit
Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Automotive tire


Removed the modified fender flares and layout the cut template
Hood Vehicle Automotive tire Motor vehicle Bumper


Transfer the cut line to the fender
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Cut the fender according to the template
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Tread Bumper Tire


Install new Highmark fender flares
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The finished product
 

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Discussion Starter · #134 ·
Time for the shock upgrade

Front - King adjustable coilover vs DSSV coilover (with Eibach Pro Lift Kit)
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Rear - King adjustable vs DSSV
Light Product Blue Gas Electric blue


Front - Lower coilover mount
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Front - Sway bar relocation
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Front - Remote reservoir mount
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Mucho $$$$ investment in an already capable rig . Nice .
 

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Mucho $$$$ investment in an already capable rig . Nice .
Its just as much fun working on the rig. It absolutely capable but who doesn't like a little bit more?
 

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Yes. Yes I should.

Wait, no I should not. If I like it then I'm going to want Kings. Sh!t!! 🤣 🤣
You should drive it! Then you can report back so we can all spend more $$.

Being serious, I thought I had read somewhere that the Kings require more frequent rebuilds. True? Or was that Icon's?
 
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