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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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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:18:50 PM »
Don, my helper knows a few things about mods to that engine, and we were discussing your build. The first thing he asked me was " is he doing a Trailblazer SS intake swap ? It's good for 30hp, and you can get a new Dorman off Amazon for 240.00". You hear about that anywhere? He says it's a pretty easy swap, but he's also in his 20's so ya might take that with a grain of salt. lol
When you drop that pan be sure to change the oil cooler gasket, and GM pan gasket is just slightly more than a felpro and they last a little bit longer....and be sure the pickup tube o-ring is in the pump box, and make sure it's the right thickness compared to the old one...there are a couple different sizes/colors (color not as important). That o-ring is the weak link of LS motors, capable of sending roller lifters and crankshafts to the boneyard at an early age.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 06, 2019, 09:42:38 PM »
Well the store shorted him 9 bags, and we ran short...need about 20 to do the garage and half of the entertainment room .

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:08:17 PM »
Taking a break,  only 60 left. Man I'm sure glad this isn't fiberglass.
Lord, I will never bitch about working on cars ever again.
Amen.

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CIEMR / Re: Hippyland magazine
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:04:34 PM »
Good one!

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CIEMR / Re: Hippyland magazine
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:56:52 AM »
Trying to figure out how to get you fired. Joke's on them!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:53:49 AM »
Mr woody,  you sure 'bout those numbers?
We're doing about 4500, and the calculations showed 10-12" deep to get r38. My brother was running it about 6-7 and I almost had to point a gun at him to get him to go back and add more.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 07:49:55 PM »
Up to 18 bags an hour.  73 down, butt load more to go.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:20:22 PM »
Took me a bit to find it. this says to do just the rear sensor, but I do both.
I also wouldn't recommend trying to seal the bottom of the intake. For one, I don't think you could do it 100%, and 2, you want air to circulate under it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:38:39 PM »
Shawn you think he would have to punch holes if it wasn't finished?

Ken, Black & White kinda guy


Rest of us live in gray area, come for a visit sometime
Haha ha

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 12:55:04 PM »
Shawn you think he would have to punch holes if it wasn't finished?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 05, 2019, 12:50:23 PM »
That foam is factory but does little to stop water, especially from the sides of the intake.
Dorman makes a cheap harness.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:18:01 AM »
Well, the green machines that the box stores carry for cellulose, are pretty slow.  Going as fast as possible,  with my brother in the attic and myself force feeding the machine,  the best we can do is 10 bags an hour,  or 6 minutes per bag. ...that's 18.6 hours if we continue without breaks. I might run down to the rental and see if they have something bigger.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 05, 2019, 12:46:44 AM »
Definitely both,  only delco, and a new harness siliconed in place,  with a 1/4"x1/4" silicone dam around the front of the grommets 180 degrees... open on back half.  ..per GM bulletin,  to help keep water out of those stupid holes...and don't pressure wash that motor ever again if you can help it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:25:06 PM »
Ugh only 10 bags in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:26:15 PM »
Oh man this is gonna be a long night. 186 bags.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:42:21 PM »
Quite a few JR, like most asians.
 I just meant that the new chevys (ls style) take a special puller. No holes in the balancer, and takes a long pin that bottoms out inside crank hole...or I suppose, like the guy rigged in that pic.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:02:18 AM »
You have a puller for that balancer D? Not like the old ones.

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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:34:10 PM »
Hipsters of America?
Hang Over Association?
Hashish Or Alcohol?
Hippies On Acid?
We are still talking about Shawn's place,  right?

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:30:56 PM »
Actually I do need neck surgery. I wonder if that caused it..?.. ha!
Got whiplash, but by gosh, they never stalled it!

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