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The problem with modifying your vehicle.

23 Aug

I guess everyone has made modifications to your car, truck, or SUV at some point.  How many the cost and difficulty vary widely I am sure.  I remember the good old days when putting “mags” or any non OEM wheel was the extend of my modifications.  My first car was a 1973 Pontiac Ventura.  It was the same body as the Nova, just different grill and tail lights.

Wheels, tires, traction bars then a 327 small block.  I just didn’t have the money back then to do all the things that would have made it a truly amazing vehicle.  What I had was fun though.  I don’t recall any issue that I had with that car that I couldn’t solve.  Fast forward several years, and vehicles, and I’m modifying our Jeep Cherokee.

I’ve had a 4×4 truck before, and after a lift, much larger tires and wheels, my modifications were pretty much complete.  I had no idea there was so much more that could be done.  Primarily because that was in the days before the Internet and information wasn’t nearly as easy to obtain.  I started with the Jeep like I did the truck.  A lift and larger wheels and tires.  Shortly after doing that I found that I had a problem, well first a little history on this problem.

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