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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 12:12:15 PM »
5.3L is 9.5-1, 6.2 is 11.5-1. I had them mixed up.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 11:30:19 AM »
Dave, my wife had a 6.2l in a Denali. It wasn?t that we couldn?t afford the vehicle or the fuel. However, it annoyed me how much fuel it drank regardless.......

But, it did run well granted......
I don?t mean it in a negative manner but when ya really look at the cost difference in 14 mpg and 18 mpg for a average years driving.   $3.00 a gallon.  15000 miles a year that?s $2500 in fuel vs $3214 which really is only $700 bucks difference.  But it does hit you if you drive a lot more than that.   Or if your lookin for distance with out fill up. 

So if we talk about $700 bucks for that much HP knowing he likes Boost (we all like BOOST) I would say get the 6.2 and live it up

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Doesn?t the 6.2 like mid or premium fuel too?

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slap me if I'm wrong here, but aren't the 6.2's low compression, and should be able to run on 87oct?

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:52:06 AM »
Depends on the county and regs I'd bet on that black mold remediation.

Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:07:26 AM »
That looks really awesome Nate. Good work.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:03:33 AM »
I had the joy of going to the body shop today because someone with questionable family lineage ran into the side of my truck and drove off with out a note or anything!  Right rear door is messed up so now the question do I turn it in on insurance,  pay for it or just drive it? Something for me to think about.

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Depends on insurance. we've been hit in parking lots twice, and our insurance covered it all without raising our rates. (less deductible of course) Our un-insured motorist rider is pretty good. if it's just the door skin, and not any quarter panel stuff, I would just pay it out of pocket, depending on damage it might be less than your deductible would be.

CIEMR / Re: Just when I thought I had won
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:53:58 PM »
[Indian fella, thick accent (dot not feather)] "Good afternoon Mr. Brian Hudson this is officer John Bunnell of the department of the IRS of THE United States of America in Washington DC, in AMERICA. We have officers on their way to your location to arrest you and collect your tax payment if you do not pay right now. (Me) "Wow John, promoted to from Sheriff to officer, that's pretty awesome, good for you!" (Him) "Sir this is a very serious matter, and I need to confirm your address location right now!" (me) I thought you were already on your way!? You know, the government sure doesn't give your agency the good equipment, I bet the NSA has my address, you should go ask them!" (Him) No sir, this is the IRS from the United States Government in WA DC!" (Me) "Yeah John, I gotcha. Hey I have to go but it was nice chatting with a celebrity, keep sending us those extreme police chase videos!"

He was calling 3 times a day at one point but has not called back since... I kinda miss ol' Johnny now...  :facepalm:

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:19:54 PM »
I get the feeling selfish for asking, then you feel worse for being told you shouldn't feel guilty. Ask and receive, He can't help if we don't ask for it. I'm lucky my primary job isn't too physical, but I've been hurting pretty bad since the rear ender and the cooking gig has been rough. Asking for help has been a real struggle. You're definitely being prayed for my friend. Do you have anyone else there at the shop? I have a lot of calls from AZ and can direct traffic your way for installations if you like? I don't know if you take on diff work, but I have a pretty good track record for referrals.

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:33:19 AM »
I hope her dad had a heart to heart with her.  Perhaps an apology from her is coming. I understand the pain felt about a project made by so much of your time and effort being senselessly destroyed in seconds.  Was her dad in the truck too? If I had a place for it Id come get it.  It?s still a great ride!
I'll echo this. I'm hoping the magnitude of her error has her speechless and in shock, not knowing what to say to you. Here's hoping they step up to the plate and take care of you.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:51:52 AM »
Why do you even need the dually anymore aside from the everything is bigger in Texas mentality?

New truck - what color will it be? ;)

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I'll keep the dually for the weekend place and when I need to haul something heavier than I'm comfortable with in the 1/2 ton. 

And you don't even need to ask the second question

not the dealer I'm working with but just an image I grabbed off the net

That's from out by me Tex. What is it with you and buying PNW trucks, NW Motorsports wasn't enough to scare you away? (I know you're not working with them, I did read the post, just getting my chuckles in)

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:57:53 PM »
Dave, that looks amazing. I was blessed by the gravel fairy and got to spread out 4 yards by hand because the driver didn't want to snag my power lines with his bed. (sissy).
Maybe a sissy but it would most likely been one of the last things he did while working for that company....Place looks nice Tate. Since you like to mow grass, we are only a short drive and a long ferry ride away and have a couple mowers ready to go.

I know Bob, I didn't want him taking out my power lines either. My forearms wish he'd been gutsier though :rolleyes: I kinda miss the JD and mowing the 1.25 acre of the old place, since now it's about 10 min for the little strip out back. really don't mind mowing his mess to keep the front of the housing looking lived in.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:10:42 PM »
That's my neighbor's Prius. he likes to keep grass out front and come up 1-3 times a year to mow. funny but this last time he came all the way up from south Seattle to mow it was already done for him...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:08:17 PM »
Dave, that looks amazing. I was blessed by the gravel fairy and got to spread out 4 yards by hand because the driver didn't want to snag my power lines with his bed. (sissy).

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:13:52 PM »
So thinking of rewarding myself. Either a nice watch or another truck.

Thinking 1/2 ton gasser crew cab 4wd as a DD and parking the dually at the ranch.

Not sure I like the 2019 and may be able to get a deal on a 2018 Chevy/GMC.

I?d like to be able to tow 7000-8000 without turning 6000 rpms

Thinking 5.3 or would you guys recommend the 6.2

Might even consider cloth seats and cover them with ballistic seat covers so I can remove and wash them

Wondering how the Silverado compares to the Ford F-150 in terms of price and equipment and longevity?

Thoughts ?

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Just make sure you get the 3.42 gear ratio towing package. the 3.08 and 3.23 options make the transmission hunt for gears constantly in town, and cause it to generate a lot of heat. Dad's trans was smoked in 2 months of general usage, no abuse, just didn't take it out of OD in town. Warrantied out of course, but pretty lame for a new truck. (2016) Both he and my co-worker are very happy now that they've changed them out to the 3.42. makes the trans and motor work together, not fight each other.

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:16:48 PM »
NO!!! Phil that's just terrible. I assume there are pics out there waiting for Bobby or someone to approve. Sorry to hear about this, I really liked this build.

Cooking equipment / Re: Thinking of buying this grill
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:05:08 PM »
Mr. Chicago over here has got some salty comments for Beantown, lookout! lol

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:27:48 PM »
My old neighbor was from Taos originally and had family that would ship him the hatch chilis. Best tacos ever came out of his mother's kitchen.


Can't say I'm a fan of the news source, but I couldn't find anything from a more reputable source at this time. Looks like someone's doing their job near you, Mikey, too bad he wasn't in FL a couple months ago.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:32:07 AM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:43:01 PM »
Lookin real sharp there buddy.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:13:05 PM »

Both of the Staters that came to the scene told me, "good thing you had that hitch on there, could have been a lot worse for your rig!" love those guys.

Oh I was in the wife's Yukon. Their 2017 Civic isn't fairing so we'll

Wrists, shoulders, and neck are my worst issues. this actually happened last weekend, and I wasn't that bad off, but last night I went to set a case of water on top of the fridge and nearly dropped it on my head when my arm refused to raise it over my head.

And to answer my own question, "the trailer hitch of said immovable object goes through the core support, radiator, and contacts the engine block, nullifying this law of physics".

Give up? I'll give you a hint: This is MY immovable object

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:36:42 PM »

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:34:38 PM »
Final stages have come here gents. She's done it all, and in the pic with the long bar going across the body, she's adjusting the alignment of the rear axle. funny thing is, when we set it up, it was dead center and didn't need to be touched. just worked out so well for her and I'm a pretty proud papa. we'll start practice racing here in the next week or so and I'll get to post some action pics.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:13:10 PM »
Is anyone actually paying for tire rotation and balance these days?  I had been using les shwab for some of the wife?s stuff but they just tried to charge me $120 for my truck.  I laughed and said I would go back to Jacks tire & oil 

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When I worked there Dave, it was free rotation and tire balance for life if you bought the tires there.

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:04:27 PM »
Hey there sir, is the magnum awd or just rwd, and is it a 3.5L or 5.7L motor? 2.82 ratio smells like 5.7L which is dealer only complete assembly...  :undecided:

285k on my 01 jetta 2.0L before I got run off the road and totaled. 1 timing belt, one head gasket, 1 clutch and 1 throttle body. it had a host of "built on Friday" problems, but I believe had it not been totaled out I'd have had it for another 100k easily.

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: May 07, 2018, 04:37:08 PM »
That's no bueno on the magnum diff. $$$$$$$$. what year is it?

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Bench vise stand
« on: May 04, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »
Yep, my 8 year old shepherd is named maynard.  His akc registration name is something like der K?nig Maynard
"Learn to swim, learn to swim, learn to swim"...  :popcorn:

CIEMR / Re: Racist Republicans! (and cruel conservatives!)
« on: May 02, 2018, 02:01:00 PM »
^^^  Forgot about that!  Good imagery there! ^^^

That TERRIFIED me as a 10 year old kid. I think I even repented for sneaking a watch of a pg13 movie after!

CIEMR / Re: Racist Republicans! (and cruel conservatives!)
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:45:57 PM »
And that's why the promise of Judgement from God exists.........and Hell.... :beercheers:

I like to imagine the shadow demons from the gem that is Patrick Swayze's "Ghost" dragging them down into the sewers on their way there Mikey.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
Got a little more rock wall work in and did the final grading on the newly created falt area.

Whose Lexus? You must have really improved the road for that to be able to get in there.

Edit: just read about the daughter in the c-max thread. Yikes!!

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Youngest Daughter
Hospitalized at the moment
Needs surgery to repair one or both of the breaks.

Likely will happen Wed/Thur. Still waiting on doctor politics to play out. She is on Morphine, OxyCodone, and Tylenol! (All at the same time

And you can bet your arse that we are watching that very closely. This is how people get addicted to opioids!  :angry:

I got hit by a car when I was 10. Joe Namath knee destruction and double compound fracture on the lower leg. I got the morphine in the ambulance but then went into shock and respiratory shut down. they had to give me the overdose med, Narcan I think, which fixed the problem, but I had to ride out the full pain for several hours until surgery, so I really get her ordeal with travel to the hospital. although now my pain tolerance is somewhere north of "oh I guess that finger really is broken, huh." Good thing is, even with kidney stones and other such painful nonsense I don't really need anything stronger than advil anymore so I don't have to worry about those devil drugs causing strife. I really hope she recovers quickly and PT is easy for her. Nothing worse than struggling to get back to just normal.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:17:52 AM »
Really sorry to hear that Don. Prayers sent, I hope she's resting well now.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:14:36 AM »
Beat me to it Ryan. lol

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:01:57 PM »
I was gonna call the "screed" a bull float, just what I've always heard them called. Also, always thought Portland cement was a type of concrete, like the nice smooth stuff without all the rocks. I knew about washed and brushed finishes, but always thought everything was a variation on concrete. good to know.

D.O.T. / Re: Never pull a gun
« on: April 27, 2018, 05:58:48 PM »
1st looked like a t&t on the shoulder, lower neck. He just looked really tired and needed a nap right there.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Brotherhood
« on: April 27, 2018, 12:33:09 PM »
Thank you. All of you.

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:59:43 PM »
I think you're echoing Nate on that one Ryan, but he's too stubborn to listen to reason... doing it the hard way is like a penance or something :rolleyes:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:52:36 AM »
That's really cool Nate.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:20:13 AM »
Still at work, still sucking... almost over.
OK, I guess I'm captain positive today

But, at least YOU HAVE WORK (and income)

Give thanks to the Lord that you have that job, that you get tired doing a good days work, and that you get to come home to a "home" and a beautiful family

See, I fixed it! ;-))))

I have work(s) and income(s), and you're right, I AM grateful from the looking back perspective. And the Home and beautiful family part aren't wrong either. Just kinda hard to see it when you're elbows deep in the muck, so to speak. Thanks for adding perspective sir. 

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:35:22 PM »
Still at work, still sucking... almost over.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:50:20 PM »
She's a beach combing fanatic! She has a "smartphone watch" that allows her to call me, mom and brother, and GPS tracks her, so Momma bear is comfortable with her going out on her own, so she takes the dog and is gone for hours sometimes. never have to worry because she calls every 15 min to tell us what she's found of course.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
In our case, which I'm sure is unique, the main sponsor has collected donated cars over the years and has several shipping containers with custom racks to hold the cars and donates them to the cause to get the kids involved. A $25 registration fee and you're off and running. You could buy your own car kit and build yourself, but for the earlier stock classes, and for a first outing, it just makes sense to take advantage of what's being offered. She'll have done twice as much work as a kid with a new car, because she had to strip it down first from complete. we'll turn it back in when she's done, with her signature added to the inside of the body of the kids that have raced before her, and the cycle will continue.

Sophie definitely has her I-pad moments when she's inside, but she'd rather be outside doing something, so we're very lucky there. If the sun and the tide is out, so is she.

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:37:44 PM »

Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:17:12 PM »
Re-assembly is tedious and a little more "boring" for a 7 year old, but she hung in there just fine. Had a friend from her class doing it with her helped a lot.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
God bless and keep you sir.

CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:13:43 AM »
I agree with both of the above comments. Shawn does build some very high quality stuff, and the website was a very poor showing. we'll remedy that shortly though. In keeping with Throwback Thursday: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/154-0708-bulletproof-test/#photo-20

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