I have ridden in both Carli and Thuren equipped trucks. They both have amazing quality and the ride is amazing, it seems to get better the rougher the road. In order to do this properly you have to be ready to go all in. You can't do half a kit and get part of the performance. The recipe take most of the components. If I were looking to maintain capacity and improve off-road driving I would go with Carli and install air bags if add capacity is needed.
We bought a place in East Wenatchee a couple years ago. The plan was to permanently move when we retired and to use it as recreation until that time. With the real estate market exploding in the Seattle area, we decided to put our place up for sale here and relocate to EW.
So far, so good! Our house sold in less then five days and we move out on the 31st.
As for work, I've got 31+ years in and had always planned on doing 35. With my schedule. I'm pretty sure that I can handle the commute for a few years.
I have the projector headlights on my truck too. I've been to two shops, Foss Audio and Auto Trim, both have pushed the LED headlight upgrade as a starting point in my quest for better night vision. They said the improvement in my headlights might make me forget about adding aftermarket lights. It sounds like a stretch to me and I've already added a 20" LED lightbar between the tow hooks. The light bar literally cancels out my headlights, even when the are on high beam!
Both have complete kits that include resistors (?) that must be used to avoid issues with the CANBUS system.
The 300-400 dollar bill, installed, makes me a little hesitant too!
It is interesting that Foss is a Vision X dealer (very expensive products) and rather then push those, they think the headlight kit will meet my needs.
New wheels installed today, they look great! Actually extremely happy with the look!
The stock alloys were a 20x8, the XD's are 20x9, they swapped the tires I had originally purchased, Michelin Defender LTX 285/65/20. I'm really happy with the wider stance my truck has now, the tires come out right to the edge of the flares. With the stock wheels they were a little inside of the flares.
Thanks again for the help and support. And yes, I know, worthless without pictures! There coming!!!
Well, apparently someone put a bug in the managers ear or he came to his senses. He called and offered to cover all expenses on a new set of aftermarket wheels and apologized for the way things had gone. He owned it and I'm happy with the resolution.
Thanks for the ideas and support! I liked Hoss's the best.....lol!