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La Queen Cab
The progressing movement of the Queen Cab.

Purchased Valentine's Day '09Heart

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Welcome to our home:
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You really think that chain link is going to hold him back? Okay back to the truck!
When I first received my truck, previous owner was a serious grease monkey. Unbelievable bad shape interior. That was actually going to be my first modification, strip the entire interior for the dark gray interior using Pathfinder/Frontier parts. Once I started scrubbing away at my vehicle, all it needed was a little TLC. There were oil, grease, nasty black gunk spots and if you've seen my truck since it's been in my possession, you'll think I rolled it off the lot. Brand spanking new! Big Grin Nothing like a little elbow grease!

Off to Ocotillo Wells to see how he handles.. and this became the first official modification:
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Bought the aftermarket slider by C.R. Lawrence:
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Had the C.R. Lawrence slider on the truck for about 3 - 4 days. This is just my experience with it. It looked pretty good except for the sharp lower corners. It sticks out about 3/4" from the cab body. The slider is larger and easier to handle then OEM. It wasn't properly installed, it had leaks, and traveling on the expressways, even with the slider open the glass was vibrating. I figured that was due to the weight of the glass being heavier vs OEM slider, plus it was installed incorrectly. I had it "fixed" the second day it was on the truck, things just became worse, returned it to the glass shop I received it from. Now I sport a sleek flat glass instead.

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Due to that same Ocotillo Wells trip, I had to replace about 60% of my rear suspension. Oops... Rolleyes Including two OEM wheels!

Later down the road, my carrier bearing shot:
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Here's the video:

New carrier bearing to the rescue:
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Trying to get this fixed through the local dealer was out of my budget. I was looking at a $600-800 "starting" estimate. Took some time and patience, but I ended up replacing the carrier bearing vs modifying it to a single one piece driveshaft/propeller shaft for under $250. Part purchased from Excellent customer service!
Added a black billet grille:
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On my third set of tires at stock height:
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PRG Mini-lift (2" Spacers) + Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs + Flowmaster Super 44Series Big Grin
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Wanted to keep it level, decided not to install the rear blocks.
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BEFORE: Stock bulbs:
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AFTER: 6000K HIDs:
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New tires and a new dent! Undecided:
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'06 Queen Cab SE - Adios Dezert.. NorCal Bound!
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Messages In This Thread
La Queen Cab - by La Queen - 11-18-2010, 02:17 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by La Queen - 11-18-2010, 03:23 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by Gray Ghost 2.5 SL - 11-18-2010, 06:31 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by mdawg4x4 - 11-18-2010, 08:11 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by La Queen - 11-19-2010, 04:23 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by Sandiegan05fronty - 11-19-2010, 07:17 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by Shift_Avenger - 11-19-2010, 08:02 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by balage - 11-21-2010, 10:19 AM
RE: La Queen Cab - by krh2 - 11-21-2010, 02:57 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by La Queen - 11-23-2010, 01:03 AM
RE: La Queen Cab - by mdawg4x4 - 11-23-2010, 10:37 AM
RE: La Queen Cab - by La Queen - 11-29-2010, 08:25 PM
RE: La Queen Cab - by wavedancer84 - 01-03-2019, 08:38 AM

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