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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 16, 2018, 05:00:58 PM »
Anybody want to buy some property in Arizona? Great view of the ocean. ;-)


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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »
Between work, Thanksgiving, mom?s cancer, Christmas festivities, and a 15 month old I haven?t had time to touch the truck. Decided I want to get rid of that cowl induction hood and go back to a factory looking front end. That hood was cool when I was 17 but I am tired of looking at it from the cockpit. It obnoxious. I?ve found some original hoods in good shape but they are all 3+ hours drive from here. Same goes for the flad beds. Also considering removing the grill guard. It?s a cheaply built unit that?s basically just for decoration anyway.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 15, 2018, 10:03:28 PM »
Shame to hear that Jon. Those nose swabs are aggravating. Lots of clear fluids are your friend and vodka don?t count.

Anyone have a good source for recovery gear? UTV sized stuff. The synthetic rope on my Kawasaki feels pretty brittle.


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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:45:30 PM »
The rear storage compartment is out of it now but it will get reinstalled when deer season is over. I haven?t had a chance to test it in the mountains yet but I have used it around the house some. I like it?s shorter length compared to the Polaris crew models. I do not like locked rear axle and the small bed though. This rear end should be more durable than the Polaris I had but the black water tires are really tearing up the yard. Depending on how much it gets used in the off season I may throw a set of turf tires on the 12? factory wheels.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
I think every truck is different. A buddy?s case failed at 50k miles. When I put the kit in mine at 145k miles it was just starting to show signs of wear. I caught it just in time.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
No worries there. Chief finalized the uniform code before we ever started. He?s smart enough to know he had to get out ahead of that.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 03:17:17 PM »
Got measured for a kilt.


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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:28 PM »
Yeah Chief, your transfer case makes the list. They also have an option to add a magnetic drain plug.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:09:13 AM »
Guess I should check my spare operation. Got a 35 to hang there but would like it to come down when asked.
How?d you manage to get a 35 under there? I didn?t think anything bigger than a 285 would fit.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:37:30 AM »
No issues here either. I wanted the brushless set but they were quite a bit more expensive. As someone who doesn?t use them professionally, I couldn?t justify the cost.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:09:04 PM »
I bought that same set last year before I put in the new subfloor. Bought it because it was the only one that had any parts of it made in the USA. Used it a lot and it?s been working well.


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Tech/Electronics / Re: Seek Thermal Compact
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:51:21 PM »
Cool device. Adding one of these would help the battery issue.




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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »
Can I ask a dumb question? I can't seem to see it mentioned so maybe it is obvious. What transmission is in it?  :facepalm:
I?ve been wondering the same thing. On my 2001 Silverado I could adjust pressure and shift points with a basic tuner but I?m curious if it will hold the type of power Chief is after.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:04:00 PM »
Next up is bulb replacement

I like LEDs for more light output, daytime lighting colors, and reduced voltage pull
I had a set of those Luyed backup bulbs in my F-150. Bees knees they were. What?s this high/low both on mod you?re doing? I had the fleece performance all light on module in my Duramax but it only worked when it felt like it.


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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 22, 2018, 11:55:31 PM »
Nice looking suburban there Chief. A coworker of mine has just enough lift on a f150 to run 285/75r17 Toyos . I think they measure out around 34.5?. If I remember correctly he gained over 5? at the frame from stock with that setup. That is a darn good sounding compromise to me. A tire that size shouldn?t have any trouble clearing with this BDS 4.5? kit.

(the link will pull up the 7? kit but there a tab to see the 4.5? version)
http://bds-suspension.com/product?ma=5&mo=5&ty=1&yr=2001-2010



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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:31:59 PM »
2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 with 3,900 miles . 2.5? lift, 28? tires, adjustable shocks with external reservoirs, Warn winch with synthetic cable, rotopax fuel can, factory roof and windshield. Only snapped one quick pic on the way home.




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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:18:10 PM »
Looks like I?m on to a new machine. It?s not what I set out to find, but I think it?ll get me through hunting season.



At the price point I shouldn?t get hurt in it even if I sell it in a year or two. 2013 Kawasaki Teryx 4.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:51:45 PM »
S?mores are also great made with peanut butter cups in place of Hershey?s bar.


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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: October 23, 2018, 12:19:02 PM »
The only thing that?s been done to that one is new batteries. It?s 100% stock, including the 245 factory size tires. I don?t think I?ll get that one bought. I get the feeling that his girlfriend (he?s 84) is calling the shots.


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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
Nothing much to report here except a few maintenance items. Thermostats, spark plugs, new filters and such. Still trying to decide what to do about the rust but haven?t made a decision yet. You can hear the bedsides crack and crunch when you lean against them and that got me to thinking about a flatbed. I?d be unique and just plain handy to have. The search is on but they?re hard to find in decent shape that aren?t $1,500.

Since buying the wife a 4runner I?ve been driving her old GMC Terrain until I find another truck. Had a few prospects but I can get anybody to take my money. Latest one was an 04 LB7 extended cab. An extended cab is not what I need but this one just hit 49k miles and the owner wants $16,500 for it. I had the money in hand last weekend when I drove it but he said his girlfriend?s son in law is trying to get a loan for it. He?s been trying for a month and that sounds like more than enough time but I don?t reckon that?s any of my business.





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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 20, 2018, 09:20:07 PM »
Got some new boots a few weeks ago. They FINALLY showed up!!



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My structural boots are Thorogood. They are a little heavier than some but insanely comfortable.

Speaking of of flag labels, just got back from a church dinner and pulled this pair of Justin boots off. I love seeing that label and the ?handcrafted in USA? imprint.


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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:00:03 PM »
That?s the way my 700 was. 40hp. I drove a 570 3 seater last weekend. Although it?s only rated at 44 HP it felt much better suited to the type of terrain I drive on. I suspect the bigger single cylinder engine makes power at lower rpm than the 700 twin.


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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:14:09 AM »
In the last 4 days I?ve missed out on two good deals because I couldn?t get off work. They weren?t meant to be but I think if I hold out long enough I?ll find a 900 crew instead of a 570. I think the 44hp 570 will be plenty for my driving style these days but I would pony up some extra cash for the 68hp 900 engine. Plus, the 900 has 1.5? more ground clearance and larger tires from the factory. That would certainly help here in the hills.

Ken, if you see this will you remind me again which machine you have? Seems like I remember you turbocharging one of these things.

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UTV's / Time for an upgrade
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:12:36 PM »
So last week I accidentally sold my 2009 700XP Polaris Ranger. I immediately regretted that decision but there?s nothing I can do about it now. It?s at a new home in Georgia and a good man is using it to take his 12 year old son to hunting spots they couldn?t previously get to.

My criteria for the new machine is:
?Seating for 3 at a minimum (myself, HH6, and a car seat. 4-6 seats is even better.
?The ability to lock both front a rear differentials
?Minimum of 10? factory ground clearance. With aftermarket wheels and tires my last machine had 12? and would occasionally scrape on rocks. If I have to add a small lift and tires that?s no problem.
?Under $9,500

Right now it looks like I am limited to a Ranger 570 crew. I like the Honda Pioneer but I keep reading about people having heat issues in the cab. The Kawasaki Mule Pro-fxt and Honda Pioneer 1000-5 both have fold up rear seats but they also both get $12,500+ on the used market.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:51:48 PM »
There?s been a lot going on here in the last month since I?ve been around. To everyone having medical problems, I will say a prayer tonight. Sorry to hear about the granddaughter and the dog Chief, that?s a thought situation. Like most, cold fronts also moving through here, high of 75 today. It was wonderful.

Mom is fighting hard against some metastatic bone cancer. Spent a couple months with some experimental drugs that didn?t work so she decided to stop messing around and go the chemo route 3 weeks ago. Found out yesterday that a bunch of markers are still elevated in relation to her last visit so we?re not sure what?s going on now. I wish such bad things didn?t happen to such wonderful people.

Today my father in law shot some rifles and shotguns. Sighting in for deer season and polishing some shotgun skills for a quail hunt next month. The quail hunt was gifts from our wives. Wonderful women they are.


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CIEMR / Re: Nike picks Kapernick!
« on: September 04, 2018, 08:51:34 PM »
If I had a pair I would find some way to destroy them.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:28:31 PM »
Taser taser taser!!!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
All of the things I need to shoot at night can be coaxed, or baited, to within 100yds but I don?t want to just throw away $500 on junk either.

Maybe the do actually use that WiFi name thinking that other people will think, ?no way they?d use that name? and connect to it.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:03:57 PM »
Seems to good to be true. ATN was always a lower end optic compared to the mil spec stuff.

I?ve not looked seriously at them for a while so I would go over to arfcom and search around the forums or snipershide to get the skinny.


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I?ll do that. The features and images on their website don?t seem possible for a $600 night vision optic.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 22, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »
Anybody have any experience with these? Saw one locally on clearance (still new in box) but I cannot return it so I?m hesitant to take the risk.

https://www.atncorp.com/x-sight2-hd-day-night-rifle-scope-3-14x


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:22:50 PM »
I called Rugged and they do not recommend shooting rimfire calibers though their centerfire cans since they are so dirty.

But....this thing is rated for full-auto, belt fed, up to 30-06 and 300RUM in bolt action or other repeater. I don?t reckon an ultrasonic cleaner will hurt it.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »
Could it be lead fouling from the 22LR that is the issue?  Not too many people using fully jacketed 22LR out there.


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I believe this is more of the issue. I didn?t read anything about avoiding 22lr in the literature I received. Maybe I?ll look again or send he company an email just to make sure.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:39:32 PM »
I really need to get one. I can shoot in the garage and no one else can hear it, but boy is it loud in the garage. It would be nice to do some shooting and not have my ears ringing. Would make it easier teaching the kids too. Plus there is the cool factor.


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This is money well spent.

https://www.larue.com/products/peltor-tactical-sport-ear-muffs/

If you order through LaRue you?ll get a bottle of Dillo Dust and other goodies in the box. Mine are 7 years old now and still work like new. I don?t shoot anything without them.

One of the reason I wanted a suppressor is so that my daughter won?t be startled by the noise when she starts shooting.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
Puts a smile on your face doesn?t it??!!

Love suppressed 22s. For several reasons. :-)


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It sure does.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:47:11 PM »
I decided on the Ruger American. I would?ve bought a 10/22 takedownbut they didn?t have one in stock. https://youtu.be/-nkZ-dyIsEk
It?s a good bit quieter than the video makes it sound.

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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:39:19 PM »
Thanks for the clarification. I thought some of the sound of the powder ignition escaped out of the action. I did see today that ruger makes a 10/22 takedown with a threaded barrel. That may sway me to a semi-auto. I?ll price one when I get off work Tuesday.


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:00 PM »
I?ve read a couple places that semi autos are louder than locked breach actions when suppressed. That?s the main reason I?m looking at bolt actions.


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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:00:40 AM »
Just saw that Marlin also makes a rimfire with threaded barrel. I have one of these in a 17hmr and that thing is incredibly accurate. I hate that the barrel is 4-5.5? longer than the Ruger and Savage. https://www.marlinfirearms.com/rimfire/xt-series/model-xt-22rz


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Firearms / Re: Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:11:43 AM »

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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:57:58 AM »
Rugged Razor 7.62. It was last years Christmas present from my wife. We bought it during a promotion last fall so it had an two additional 1/2x28 muzzle devices and a 5.56 end cap included with it.
https://www.silencershop.com/rugged-suppressors-razor-7-62.html





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Firearms / Suppressed 22 options?
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:15:43 PM »
Now that my suppressor is out of jail I?m looking for a factory threaded, 22 bolt gun to play around with and to use for dispatching critters in the yard. I have several 22 rifles already but non that I am willing to have cut on.

Place local to me has the Ruger American compact with threaded barrel on sale for $279. I also saw a Savage for $239. What else should I be looking at that is comparable to those two?


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And tlane?


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If I had that much time invested in a project I don?t think I could just part it out and end it.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:23:57 AM »
As seen in Missouri while I was there - Duck rides might not be so popular anymore!  Who?s the dumb ass who thought windows on the side was a good idea?
I grew up in southern Missouri and remember seeing those boats all the time when I was a kid. When I first heard about that tragedy I could not understand how so many people died. All the ones I ever saw were open tops with just a canopy. When I saw the video later it all made sense. The thing they were riding in the day it sank was a death trap.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:20:39 AM »
Eventful day, Jeep is still down waiting on DS which is supposed to show up tomorrow if fedex doesn?t screw that up & I?m not hopeful.

So took my better half to work, on the way there one of my moms friends called. My mother lost her mind, literally did not know where she was or who she was but she thought she was 24! EMS took her to hospital, initially they thought she had a stroke although she had passed all the cognitive tests, raise arms, smile etc.

So after several hours & speaking with a neighbor friend we think she had a severe migraine, potentially took too many of some med as well. As of this evening she knew who she was & who my wife and I are. Kudos to my wife and her management / nurse skills. I had to go to the mountain to pick up the lathe & was out of cell service most of the day.

I got this inspected and picked up



On way home grabbed wife unit & we discussed my mom further. She is 69, for some time we?ve questioned if she didn?t have early onset Alzheimer?s? So she was also diagnosed with a UTI, my nurse wife read directly from an Alzheimer?s website that in elderly with early onset getting a UTI can cause the dementia to is essence flare up. So there?s that, she was admitted and will be let go tomorrow. They ran some tests, mri & blood work up. So we?ll see where this goes.
I?ve seen uti cause altered mental status on several occasions. I can see where it could cause an increase in the outwardly visible symptoms if one were suffering from dementia but I don?t think it?s necessarily an indicator of the disease.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:05:12 PM »
Very cool about the grandson. Fine looking young man.

Finally sent a few rounds through my suppressor between rain showers. I enjoyed the heck out of it and am really looking forward a 300blk sbr now. After that I had bagpipe lessons. Our department is starting a pipes and drums band and I volunteered to wear a kilt. Learning to play the bagpipes is just a bonus.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:30:48 PM »
1:20 of this video shows both the 7 pin and the flat connector in the rear bumper.
https://youtu.be/rTYmTfdzs1c


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 30, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
Not Ken but the 2017 I test drove before I bought the Rebel did. It was recessed into the bumper. It was a SLT, not a Denali. Not sure if that makes a difference.

Got some good news from the ATF. Hunting season will be a little quieter in my neck of the woods this year.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:40:10 PM »
Done deal. Traded the Traverse on a Tahoe.

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Looks like quite the upgrade Jon. Congratulations.

Small improvement here today. Hopefully be good to go by next weekend.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:01:35 PM »
Hope you?re gtg soon Nate.

Always heard it should run 100 above ambient but I?m guessing 220 on asphalt.

Still have no strength in my hands or arms. Had to have my wife open ziplock bag for me this morning. Honestly getting a little worried now. First follow up visit tomorrow.


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