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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 23, 2019, 02:41:59 PM »
Bronze is definately the way to go, but you might have to have them line honed after install. From what I remember (been about 20 years since I did one) they are a super tight fit once pressed in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 23, 2019, 02:38:42 PM »
Shipping to Key West???

Only place that color fits!

I was thinking a little farther south.  :shocked:

Dave, it's always the right color if it's the one the customer wants.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:55:32 PM »
Finally moving this termite and bee infested service pole out of the middle of my driveway at work. Hard to tell but it's leaning towards the camera quite a bit. Previous owners had placed a pole about 50 feet away but still 100 feet from the shop. I dug it up and moved it straight across from the panel in the shop.
It's not very straight but at least it's not rotten.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 Build Thread, Part 1
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:31:44 PM »
Don, I wouldn't worry until it breaks. For anecdotal reference only, I have a couple fleet accounts with a few of those SMs in their vans... super overloaded, well north of 200k miles. We lost some carrier bearings on one because it lost fluid, but the rest are original that I can remember. Now don't get me wrong, they have plenty of slop and are underpowered, but the weight and age says something.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:06:37 PM »
That Brian guy is sure professional, using fancy computers and what not. ..bet he works on space ships as a hobby...oh wait,  that's the pig sticking guy out west.
Kidding aside, I like the design(s).

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 11:24:24 PM »
I'll wait till part 12 of this oil change before saying anything wise azz. ;)

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D.O.T. / Re: New rifle sights.
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:52:26 AM »
Do it!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 20, 2019, 05:54:19 PM »
Pretty good stuff, felt like I was there!

Didn't you knock the top off an antennae during night maneuvers once (or twice lol) ?

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:06:45 AM »
Sounds like a fun new thread^^^
Do it !!!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:26:18 AM »
The serial # is what identifies the vehicle.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:44:49 PM »
Cool pic^^^

Had to replace my tires this week after popping 2 while deer hunting last weekend.
..then scratched the heck out of my truck trying to go down the same trails the following day.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »
She will still be in our prayers Don.

Not to take away from what she's going through, but I found out that I have the almost exact BP. Yesterday went in for routine visit, and was 92/60. My wife checked last night and it was 80, this morning it was 72. I'm like WTH. Difference is, I feel perfectly fine. ... always been 120ish .

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: LBZ dash lights
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:42:14 PM »
You find the easy way and I'll listen!

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: LBZ dash lights
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:04:14 PM »
Bump for Mr all-timers JR.

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Praxair is the same way, a large company.
There's also one of those down there.

Consolidated Welding Supply looks like a mom and pop place, on the south side.
Been there?


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Sorry I misunderstood your question. We have a couple welding stores here in town...Browns and Praxair
..but Industrial also has some supplies,  but no gas.

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This place is a man's candy store,  on 48th street.
I've also used Davis Salvage.  Not as fancy but cheaper...north side of the airport.
No places in Tucson?

https://www.industrialmetalsupply.com/index.php

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I would add that stainless wire will burn through mild sheetmetal faster.  Iirc I couldn't find smaller than .035 stainless wire locally.
Just use .023 mild wire and it'll work fine as long as the stainless sheet isn't much thicker than the body metal.

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D.O.T. / Re: One has to wonder when RMTWS will make the SPLC list....
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:16:36 PM »
Yeah,  I've been keeping up on that stuff. They broke that man and his family,  literally..but that is small compared to what they're doing to Trump, except Trump can afford the lawyers.  Gotta admit,  he's one tough hombre to put up with the constant attacks. Hope the new AG puts an end to it but not holding my breath.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:53:03 PM »
Dmax swap. Heck yeah. Nice, clean work also!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:41:50 PM »
Sam, you wanna try them and get back to me, preferably before May?  :wink

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:36:33 PM »
I'm guessing he's already done Norm.

The best way to do pics is upload on Imgur, then transfer here. Takes up less site space as well (altho the boss doesn't seem to care according to how many terabytes he uses. lol).

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Build Threads / Re: M715.9
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:15:51 PM »
Link works for me. Looks great. Welcome back, now post up some more pics slacker!!

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D.O.T. / Re: One has to wonder when RMTWS will make the SPLC list....
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:33:07 PM »
You do mean 2024 don't ya Mike?

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:32:07 PM »
^^^Dang I hate to side with Shawn.



..so I won't.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:03:06 PM »
Ken....I would agree, the Grabber Mt's are rather aggressive if all your doing is hard packed surfaces. TRN  would be the guy to ask about 4x4 slicks. :laugh:
He's no help at all. Just rambling on about Nitto tires when I was asking about Toyos. :)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:11:30 AM »
Good input ^^ thanks


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:38:42 PM »
So the Toyo is probably the same construction,  just different tread than the Exo's?
Ridge Grapplers are on the short list . I really like how solid the Trail Grapplers have been,  although wearing fast..but they tow better than the other ones I've had...like rock solid in the corners,  for being 35s.
Just looking for something to put on the stock 20s...thinner and shorter for longer trips. Never thought I'd say this but I think the Grabber X3's, that Norm likes, look a little too aggressive,  and they're 70lbs in the size I want.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:44:31 PM »
Tator, you have any experience with the newer Toyo open country C/T versions? I should've just bought the Grabbers while I had it figured out, now I'm looking at all different kinds again.

https://www.toyotires.com/tire/pattern/off-road-tires-open-country-ct

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Build Threads / Re: Power Wagon winch on a standard 2500 Ram
« on: January 14, 2019, 06:39:40 PM »
Come on Kooter, you know if a guy has enough snatch blocks he can pull (break) anything!!

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 14, 2019, 03:02:57 PM »
^^^radiator replacement.  It's hard to get them clean via flushing

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Build Threads / Re: Power Wagon winch on a standard 2500 Ram
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:38:58 PM »
That's a nice setup. 

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:38:15 PM »
Never thought I'd say this,  but, nice rack Charles.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:36:56 PM »
Was just going to mention that they do ride on the bump stops stock, like JR said. It's a Chevy thing.

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:39:29 PM »
Honestly Harv, it won't hold an edge.  I could tell by how fast it sharpened.  But I do appreciate the compliment.
I'll use better steel next time.

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:42:53 PM »
Thanks guys.  ..not giving up my regular job anytime soon.

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:31:02 PM »
That last part was what I was looking for.  I'm thinking about getting some for my stock 20's....275/65/20 for the upcoming Idaho trip. I'm going to be cruising pretty heavy so figured I'd ditch the 35s for a spell.

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:39:45 PM »
Finished my first blade today.  The handle is African blackwood.  Going deer hunting tomorrow so hopefully get to try it out.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:29:08 AM »
Looks sweet Jon!

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:26:35 AM »
You could drive it till it goes pop. You'd be surprised how long it will last with 15psi. I have a company vehicle running around with 8, and 0 at idle...spun cam bearing.  They just don't want to spend the money.  Only thing that would take it out quicker is if the roller lifters aren't rolling anymore.

it's got some lifter noise, I have to stop by and listen to it today and make a decision. $2200 for a 6.0L w/ 60k on it, no core no tax, delivered is my best offer on a replacement so far. what would you do to prolong it if you decided to just drive it Ken? My wife basically runs back and forth to dance the grocery store with it. throw some 10w40 at it?
I'm running 20-50 in the one I mentioned, and it travels to Phoenix weekly. We just did a service on it Monday, so it has at least 3k on it since I diagnosed it. I bet you could easily get a year out of it as a grocery getter....guessing of course.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:29:10 AM »
Wow. I learned some things here.

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:35:14 PM »
Norm, how's those Grabbers doing? ...fixing to pull the trigger.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:13:00 PM »
You could drive it till it goes pop. You'd be surprised how long it will last with 15psi. I have a company vehicle running around with 8, and 0 at idle...spun cam bearing.  They just don't want to spend the money.  Only thing that would take it out quicker is if the roller lifters aren't rolling anymore.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:06:36 PM »
Talking about a party pooper ^^^^
Since when did you become rational ?:)

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:05:58 PM »
If you choose to do the pan, it's really not that hard. True, all of the diff bolts must be removed, but it drops far enough without complete removal, and is held up by the axles. The crossmember only takes 2 minutes to remove.
The only way that pan won't start leaking is if it's been changed before, and the rubber insert (aluminum gasket like the water pump's) is still soft ....usually isn't at 16 years old.

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Flippin' Shawn. SMH


At least it's a chebbie.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:17:35 AM »
Hmm, I'll be in Idaho in May, hopefully. You can help me build a road...err I mean share some sweet tea under a shade tree.

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What's his place called? 1441?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:08:26 PM »
Beto?



;)

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:05:49 PM »
I won't beat around the bush,  your pan will leak now,  but at least change the o-ring on that tube!  Maybe a couple more exclamations for affect..
.....!!!!!!.....
Sorry,  don't know about the tensioner...I thought the last ones I did (or paid the kid to do) had them.  There's also a tsb on those iirc. I'll see if I can find it.

Scratch that on the TSB, but I did see where a company makes a tensioner that fits the older blocks, if your concerned about it. I assume you're changing the set? Oh wait, you're even reusing the water pump . :sarcastic&fired
I think they started using them because of noise. To be honest, I've never seen one jump teeth, or make noise. ..but if I had JR's money, I would replace the gear and chain. Do it right the first time!

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