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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    Correction small tires period. Pavement doesn't matter. I've been using my truck off road for many many years no issues. Really is best when you use adjustable control arms then you can do a leveling kit and correct your caster angle for the front axle. It actually better to add more caster when you are dealing with larger tires to get the steering to self-center. Factory control arm are limited and typically a leveling kit screws up the caster angle pretty quick.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    Between the Morimoto D2S HID headlights and the PIAA RF530 LED driving lights I can see like its daylight. $1,000 worth of lighting worth every penny...
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    Sidebar position

    I ended up moving the sidebar over to the right side after learning to have the sider bar on the left side created too much scrolling for the mobile people. I moved the siderbar back over to the right side to reduce this effect of scrolling on the mobile users.
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    12valve injector install project for tonight

    Good ol' 12V injectors. Very simple project to install. Fresh stock injectors are better than worn out injectors.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    The good old Y and T steering setups. The problem of the death wobble tends to happen more with larger tires and a lift kit without correcting the control arm lengths too. Like my truck I've never had the issue with death wobble, excessive front end part failure or steering box failures. So I must have done something right.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    Not really being all I've done is dropped the stock 265's for 235's and never looked back.
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    Converted my 02 3500 to single wheel

    Hmmm. Did you torque the pinion nut tight enough?
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    Leverage is leverage. More spacers use and farther from the hub the more leverage placed on the hub and knuckles.
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    Parking brake cable failure

    Replacement cables can be purchased at NAPA or most any part store. I'm going to bet most of the damage is the rear pair of cables typically.
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    Parking brake cable failure

    I pulled into Waremart in Ontario and did my typical parking. Then step on the parking brake and felt it pop and the pedal fell to the floor. I got out and found the cable lip for the middle cable to the final cable had snapped. Being quick to fix this problem I rolled over to NAPA in Ontario they have a universal clips set for whole $5 bucks. Part number 675-1549 https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NDP6751549 Needless to say, it was a job to fix. The salt has taken its toll on the old truck. The adjustment threads are all rusted. So I PB Blaster the threads and rocked the nut back and forth. Then attempting to tighten slightly. I grabbed an 8mm x 1.25 die and ran it up the entire length of the bolt right up against the nut. Then it only took a few turns on the wrench and the nut came off with my fingers. I re-ran the die the full length and clean the threads up. Now the U shaped clip above is what I used since the black one is actually too small.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    Sorry, I don't need something that will ruin the front axles of my truck. I'm happy with the idea that I've gone 330k miles without rebuilding the front axle or steering system. Yeah I've replaced a few bearings 1 set of ball joints and 2 track bars but still got the OEM steering box and tie rods yet. Still steers tight.
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    This will fix my 47RE transmission

    @Evan how about this mod which is way better than the old school lock up or mystery switch. This has brake pedal unlock and everything needed. https://mopar1973man.com/cummins/articles.html/24-valve-2nd-generation_50/52_transmission-transfer-case/diy-converter-lock-up-with-brake-pedal-release-r536/
  13. That is also what you call a Man Cave. No windows.
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    Parking brake cable failure

    That can be fixed.
  15. That is up to Muddy to do. I don't think he knows he's suppose to update it. I'll have a chat with him and show him how to update the donation list with manual cash and checks.
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    This will fix my 47RE transmission

    There is a lot of mods you can do a 46RE, 47RE or 48RE transmission. Like my 46RE has oil cooler ports for both the direct clutch and over drive clutch. Never will get hot with these. The valvebody mods that you can change even how quickly lock up occurs by changing port sizes and fast fluid flows. Pressure adjustments etc.
  17. Holy cow 250,000 for a price my pocket are not deep enough for. Not to mention it's not something you would take out camping.
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    Fuel pressure problems with AirDog

    Typical yes but you have to be watchful still. I know of a few places with water issues and frozen water cannot be treated with any additive. Here is a small tractor a owner was attempting to start at -20*F and added two bottles of 911 and still wouldn't start. Never will till it was thawed out. His 2001 Dodge with a FASS was also gelled/froze up tight enough it blew the fuse at key on. You could but offroad use and object being flung up like larger rocks and tree limb will still wipe out the cover and the filters. Seen this done by a local rancher tending to cows in a field. Better to have the entire pump and filters totally out of the damage path of the tires. Anything that hangs lower than the frame can be hooked by rocks or a solid object will tear it off.
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    This will fix my 47RE transmission

    Like the gent that did my 46RE for my 1500 Dodge Ram he did some drill work to my valve body plate and talk about a whole new animal for shifting.
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    Fuel pressure problems with AirDog

    Absolutely not. The AirDog 100/150 pumps with the adjustable regulators have way more issues with hold solid fuel pressure because of valving issues. 12 years of operation of this AirDog 150 its always been 15 at WOT and 17 PSI at idle. About once every 75k to 100k I've got to pull the spring and tweak the ear back up into the placement and reinstall. Takes mere 30 mintues to do. I'm good for several years again.
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    Fuel pressure problems with AirDog

    Might, I been known to run in temperatures as low as -40*F without gelling issues and never using any antigel products. The tuck behind the transfer case keep the cold wind off the filter and reduces gelling since there is a little bit of heat still from the engine. Not to mention my fuel lines run INSIDE the frame not on the outside any longer. Again keeping the blowing cold air off the filter and lines. Average fuel temperature at 0*F outside is roughly 50*F at the VP44 which isn't bad. No, because of the gelling issue it would be tough to scrap it. FASS 150 is too big in this position. The last FASS 150 I installed in a 2nd Gen truck has serious issues every winter for gelling. Since its so large of a system the filter are hanging in the damage path of the front tires and get coated in snow and ice and brings on the gelling issues every time its driven in the winter. New Meadows, ID has temperatures as low as -30 to -40*F every winter typically. As you'll see the FASS 150 is huge compared to the AirDog 150. This makes for very difficult installation and attempting to keep the cold wind and slung snow off the filters. Again hanging FASS 150 in the damage path of the front tires...
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    This will fix my 47RE transmission

    That's gotta be a PITA to keep dropping the pan to make that adjustment.
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    Converted my 02 3500 to single wheel

    Might check that pinion bearing too. For it to be leaking like that isn't a good sign.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    I can wait for spring to get here and warmer weather and salt to stop being applied to the highway. I want to pull the wheels off and power wash them well and repaint the inner parts of the wheel black again. I done two wheels and it looked really good with flat black paint. Problem is flat black is porous and not going to hold up to the road salts and mud as well as the gloss black that seals the metal better.
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    +75HP (7x0.0085) SAC Injectors

    Now the cetane was proven to me by none other than @MUDDY on the dyno years ago. His old 97 Dodge he had we did straight #2 fuel test, 2 cycle oil test which actually did raise the HP/TQ number above #2 diesel. Then cetane booster from a popular brand which I won't tell. Sad part is, the cetane booster reduced the HP/TQ number pretty good. Now I've got about 7-12 guy right now studying the effects of pop pressure on 24 valve trucks and the impact it has on smoke, power, starting in the cold, etc. Guys with large injectors say like 7 x 0.010 to 7 x 0.013 are playing with values as high as 365 bar. Just for a point of reference stock is 310 bar. Like myself this spring I'll send my injectors back in and have them moved up to 315 bar to clean them up and give me a bit better atomization for the efficiency angle. Here is a signature of one of them. Being my lastest Quadzilla Adrenaline tune now reaching 21.06 MPG so if I work extra hard at efficiency I'm sure I can reach back to my 27.20 MPG high mark once again. Use to be so typical for me to get 23 to 24 MPG without even trying. I'm trying not to cheat with more add-ons like my MPG fooler. Like I mention above about cetane this is the only thing the ECM can't measure. Keeping this in mind I've tweaked my tune to be a bit more retarded like my MPG fooler would do. This how I managed to reach the 21.06 MPG. So comparing my Quadzilla tune to Stock ECM I'm about 2-3 degree retarded from stock ECM. Even at 80 MPH I'm only 18 degrees BTDC for timing at 2,300 RPM.
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