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Old 07-07-2016, 05:33 PM
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GeeWagoon build new wheels and off road tires

Hello all I'm a new G owner and I wanted to share my new toy with you all and provide what I have learned in the process.

2006 G55

Upgrade List (updated 09/17/2018)

G63 Conversion (Full Exterior)

Front Bumper, bumper guard, Grille, LED DRLs, fenders,

Projector Headlamps w Smog Pump relocations to engine bay

Mirrors

Error Code fixes for all replacement lights

Lift/Wheels Tires

50 mm spacers

20 AMG Replica Wheels

Toyo Open Country M/Ts 275/55/20

H&R Wheel Spaces

Drilled and Slotted Rotors

Other

Auxiliary Cord mount in center console

LED Tail Lights

Powder Coated bumper guard, signal guards, tail light guards, spare tire side cover

Painted side steps and exhaust

Problems so far:

Rear SAM Replacement

Rear Hatch door lock

Rear SAM wiring harness fix



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Last edited by GEEWAGOON; 09-17-2018 at 01:14 PM. Reason: updated photos
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:33 PM
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Looks good, time to take it off road!
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Any issues with traction control from the larger tires? How about rubbing off road at full articulation? Looks great!
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Any issues with traction control from the larger tires? How about rubbing off road at full articulation? Looks great!
No traction control issues so far. No rubbing yet either, I've been through a few trails, but haven't got the truck to full articulation yet but there is plenty of room for the tire to move upwards. The width of the tires seems to be the issue on these trucks. I tried a wider tire and they hit on the steering box arm and where very close to the exhaust pipes in the front.

I wonder if anyone has relocated or modified the steering box/arm?
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I swapped my taillight assembly's out for some aftermarket LED lights. Easy Mod and looks great!

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Those are the ones from EBAY?
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Those are the ones from EBAY?
Yes they are from ebay. I'm pretty happy with them. They installed easy, no error codes, and they are 20 times brighter than the OEM versions.

I've only had them a few months so I can't comment on how they hold up in the long term.

Thanks!
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any issues with 50mm spring spacers? Did you replace your shocks? brake lines? Anything else?
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any issues with 50mm spring spacers? Did you replace your shocks? brake lines? Anything else?
No issues so far with the spacers. They fit perfectly and accomplished my goal of lifting the truck without any major modifications. I only have the spacers and bigger tires to lift my G. No need for brake lines and no computer issues for me at this height.
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The G63 Conversion is coming along....

Still not complete though. I have a few small things to work on.




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Looks great. Do you have any more side profile shots?
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Here is a few more photos and updates of where I'm at. The truck is looking better everyday.

2006 G55

Current Mods:
-50mm Spring Spacers
- 20" AMG Replica Wheels
- Toyo Open Country M/T's 275/55/20
- LED Tail Lights
- Auxiliary Cord in Center Console
- G63 Conversion - Front Bumper, Grille, DRLs, Mirrors, spare tire decal
- Clear Side Markers
- Headlight conversion to projectors
- Auxiliary Smog Pump Relocation

Things Left:
- Fix CEL due to temporary removal of auxilary smog pump for headlight clearance
- Fix fog lamp error message from fog lamp delete
- Fix mirror signal error from aftermarket mirros assembly
- G63 brush guard install powder coat
- Powder coat side steps
- powder coast tail guards and signal guards
- Wheel Spacers
- Fix broken door actuator
- Fix *** cup holder again














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That's a Bad *** G! Question... Would the tires still have fit w/o the 50mm lift?
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That's a Bad *** G! Question... Would the tires still have fit w/o the 50mm lift?
Thanks! I can't say 100% yest because i never tried, but I really think they would. There is plenty of room in the fender well for larger tires.

The issue i had when trying to fit bigger tires was the width. The width of a Nitto Trail Grappler 275/65/20 was too wide and hit on the steering box arm.
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I am happy that you liked the spacers.
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I haven't posted in while, but here is a recent photo.

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Nice truck! I have a G550 but with the 9.5Jx18 G55 wheels and 285/55/18 tires. Any experience with your old wheels as far as offroad tires?

I'm looking to do a 40mm lift via Thor springs, and try and fit some 305/65R18's, or even hopefully some 34/12.50-18's. Not sure how much of a wheel spacer I would need... any advice?
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I am running 50mm spring spacers, stock 18" ashtaroks, and 33.2" general grabber AT2s with no wheel spacer needed, and only rubbing at heavy amounts of articulation and lock.

I will be adding some more lift and switching to 20s/35s, and will add wheel spacers at that point, but for your goals you shouldn't need to
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Help

I am doing the headlight, DRL and bumper facelift for my 2005 G55

I need help guys

Where do you relocate pump to. unable to insert driver side headlight unless pump is relocated. please share pic of your experience if possible

DRL - where did you get power for DRL

New bumper - What did you do with FOG light. If removed does it trigger errors ? Where did you put cables ? Is it possible to use old Fog light connection to power DRL ?

Any and all help appreciated
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Originally Posted by GEEWAGOON View Post
Thanks! I can't say 100% yest because i never tried, but I really think they would. There is plenty of room in the fender well for larger tires.

The issue i had when trying to fit bigger tires was the width. The width of a Nitto Trail Grappler 275/65/20 was too wide and hit on the steering box arm.

Looks good. You really freshen up the look. How much did it run you? Like new style bumper etc?
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Man! All that looks great and is inspiring me. Could you tell me where you got the front bumper, DRLs and flares? Did they go on easy or did you have to make mods? I'm looking for a kit that is well made and actually fits right the first time.
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Man! All that looks great and is inspiring me. Could you tell me where you got the front bumper, DRLs and flares? Did they go on easy or did you have to make mods? I'm looking for a kit that is well made and actually fits right the first time.
I got most of mine from Asian Kit. They are actually very good quality parts. Everything fits with no errors. I have not installed them as i am still waiting for them to get painted to match my car. The problem i am facing is a SMOG pump that will need to be moved that is on the driver side of headlight enclosure. I am not sure how to go about it yet. I have heard others do it but have no idea where to move this pump to I am hoping someone will see this and share some pics.
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I got most of mine from Asian Kit. They are actually very good quality parts. Everything fits with no errors. I have not installed them as i am still waiting for them to get painted to match my car. The problem i am facing is a SMOG pump that will need to be moved that is on the driver side of headlight enclosure. I am not sure how to go about it yet. I have heard others do it but have no idea where to move this pump to I am hoping someone will see this and share some pics.
I didn't notice the pump when I changed the parking bulbs last week, do you have a picture of what you're talking about?
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