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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #200 on: May 10, 2019, 10:30:54 PM »
Got the Dmax back from the shop today with the 4.56 gears. Has a whine now in both drive and coast. Setup looks OK, filled with Amsoil.

MPH is way off after a new tune, like 15mph (showing 85 for 70gps). It needs the 37s now, turning 2k at true 70mph.

Darn ABS and brake warning are on with the diff gears. Time for the lift to get on!
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #201 on: May 10, 2019, 10:41:57 PM »
Hard to hear, but it is there.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #202 on: May 11, 2019, 10:12:23 AM »
Hard to hear, but it is there.
Whine?
Not hearing it
But
I can't hear... :-(
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #203 on: May 11, 2019, 10:17:08 AM »
...And

That thing is going to look so cool when lifted with the 37's

I think they are the correct sized tire for these larger rigs

I think I'll get 37's for the Burb when I wear my 35's out at some distant point.

But with a gasser and 4.88's I just may have to!
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #204 on: May 11, 2019, 04:47:57 PM »
You may need 37s sooner than you think. Withs 35s and 4.88s that motor is going to be screaming at 70mph.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #205 on: May 11, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »
You may need 37s sooner than you think. Withs 35s and 4.88s that motor is going to be screaming at 70mph.
Yea, Tate and I looked at all that. Came out to shy of 2400 RPM at 70, so yes, it will be turning up, but hey its a LS, it likes revs.

Btw at a bit over 80 when the D-Max is singing at 2100+ it is running its best.

And that Tundra I had that I put a Dana 44 under the front end, had 4.88's and I drove it for years like that.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #206 on: May 15, 2019, 08:08:53 AM »
JR let me make sure I understand this correctly.

you paid a business to re-gear your truck for you.....that business put the new gears in but did it wrong.....that business is only going to cover the cost of labor, while you have to pay more money out of your pocket to buy the same equipment for that same incompetent individual to try again?

is this correct, or did I miss something completely while I was trying to unscrew myself?
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #207 on: May 15, 2019, 11:48:52 AM »
JR, if what Nate is saying is true, that just isn't right no matter how you try to defend it. The shop should be making it right not charging you for on the job training. Not sure I would even be giving them another chance at it if you are having to pay to let them try again.

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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #208 on: May 15, 2019, 11:58:26 AM »
Maybe this is why that guy “used to” work for Randy’s... :dunno


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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2019, 02:08:23 PM »
Going to stay for the next setup. Gears and labor are handled.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #210 on: June 03, 2019, 11:05:25 PM »
So got the Dmax in today for the regear, redo. Took about 3 hours, no issues.

Sean at River City Diff, Rancho Cordova did the re-install for free. Randys stepped up for the new gears and little things.

First here is the old pinion that was making noise. Obviously something not right, you can see the wavy pattern.

Myself and others figured the pinion was shallow. Think it was riding on the toe to much and high.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #211 on: June 03, 2019, 11:12:38 PM »
Hear is the final setup. Pretty darn good with 7-9 backlash.

Took it for a ride and it was quiet, both drive and coast. Put cheap oil in it, will drain at 150 then add synthetic.

Need to get 500 miles on it by the weekend for towing. Plan on getting 2 shipping containers and the Kubota up to the prop.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #212 on: June 03, 2019, 11:30:25 PM »
Funny thing is on the a home the heater/AC started acting up. Would blow hot air on the drivers side and cool air on the passenger side.

Played with all the setting to no avail. Batteries were disconnected during the gears, so on a stop on the way home I disconnected them again.

That did it and a good thing to with 95* today and hotter later this week.

Still think the DIC needs replacing. Hour meter went to 0, sometimes the radio shuts off when I get out, sometimes not and many of the dash lights are still out.
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« Reply #213 on: June 04, 2019, 02:20:10 AM »
Hour meter will do that sometimes when batteries get low, when they’re going bad, or simply disconnected. I/P lights... have fun with that. They’re all soldered on. Radio not shutting off would be the door switch in your door not disengaging the RAP. Does it shut off when other doors are opened?


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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #214 on: June 04, 2019, 03:29:00 AM »
Yep, battery issues a few times but the DIC is supposed to remember all that I thought? Yes, other doors make it work fine.

Think Ken told me there are relays in there too which explains a couple things.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #215 on: June 04, 2019, 03:30:43 AM »
For all you guys thinking about regearing, just do it. It really feels like a new truck even with 35s on it! 18mpg normal and 14-15 towing now.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #216 on: June 04, 2019, 04:10:04 AM »
OK guys, what oil for the long run?

Do I need limited slip additive with synthetic?

80/90? 80/140?

Kinda looking at Delvac Mobil1, Valvoline Synpower (has LS additive) and Lucas right now.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #217 on: June 04, 2019, 06:28:25 AM »
I run Mobil 1 full synthetic but they’re proud of it.....
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« Reply #218 on: June 04, 2019, 06:31:36 AM »
Friction modifiers are not needed. I run Amsoil 75-90 Severe Gear


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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #219 on: June 04, 2019, 07:20:49 AM »
there’s about a 3 min process to ‘re center’ the blend doors on those trucks. just did it on my grandfathers 04 1500.. but they’re all the same.

i think it’s:

pull HVAC fuse under hood for 1 min.
(turn key to ACC during that time)
turn key off.
replace fuse
turn truck on, leave HVAC dash settings on whatever they are. it will cycle from floor to defrost and do hot and cold. then return to the setting you have it on.

turn truck off and back on. should be good to go.

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« Reply #220 on: June 04, 2019, 11:23:43 AM »
Thx, but disconnecting the batteries did it.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #221 on: June 04, 2019, 12:08:29 PM »
Until it's time to replace the modulator.  Have someone with small hands on standby.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #222 on: June 04, 2019, 12:34:08 PM »
the blend door isn’t that bad. it’s on the bottom above the trans tunnel. i did it with some decently large hands. turns out i didn’t need to, but it’s doable! hahah

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« Reply #223 on: June 04, 2019, 03:46:25 PM »
Mine had the console making it a tight fit but doable.
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Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« Reply #224 on: June 04, 2019, 09:28:42 PM »
I'm with Tex, but run the thicker blend...75/140. No additive needed if it's OEM govloc.
I run valvoline synthetic in customers trucks.  Seems to hold up well.
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« Reply #225 on: June 05, 2019, 10:45:01 AM »
Are you running the Duragrip JR? the composite clutches in those aren't really synthetic friendly. it acts like a solvent on the needed modifier and can make them aggressive and chatter. not saying it will, just that they can. If you ARE running the Duragrip, then like any other aftermarket limited slip, (Eaton or Auburn) you're better off running a high quality, non synthetic GL5, and a bottle of friction modifier. if you're running the gov-loc, any oil will work, and DO NOT put modifier in it, the clutches won't grab enough to spin the governor assembly.
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« Reply #226 on: June 05, 2019, 01:27:59 PM »
Going with Valvoline Syn which should be delivered any minute now. Valvoline specs this for LS rears, which you sold me. Right now it has wally 80/90 in there, no modifier.

Now if it is really bad for it I can get any oil locally and return the Valvoline to summit Friday when I go?
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« Reply #227 on: June 05, 2019, 01:41:24 PM »
Going with Valvoline Syn which should be delivered any minute now. Valvoline specs this for LS rears, which you sold me. Right now it has wally 80/90 in there, no modifier.

Now if it is really bad for it I can get any oil locally and return the Valvoline to summit Friday when I go?

it's not giving you any trouble... yet. we pre-soak the clutches during assembly so there's a bit of modifier in there. go ahead with the Valvoline, but DO put a bottle of good friction modifier in there. FORD or SPICER preferred. if it starts giving you trouble in tight corners, like hard rights from a stop dragging the back end, just know that's why.
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« Reply #229 on: June 05, 2019, 02:57:42 PM »
My bad guys, I thought he just changed the gears. Definately run the modifier. I use 2 tubes on 3/4 tons with LS, that hold 3qts or more, but Tate has me outranked on advice.
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« Reply #230 on: June 05, 2019, 04:18:12 PM »
it's a fine line on what you want it to do. 3+qrts, typically recommend 2 tubes, like Ken says. especially for a mostly city truck. Farm truck like Jon though, I'd run one and let it chatter the few times it saw pavement just to have the better grip in low traction scenarios. I really don't like synthetics for clutches, but you can run it
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