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Evan last won the day on June 20

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    02, air dog 100 1/2 line to pump, bhaf, 4", 100 dfi sac injectors, gauges on and tons of miles

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  1. Evan

    Heim steering??? Diy upgrade.

    As usual it was much easier talking about doing the track bar. After 3 hours of mutalating the factory track bracket allmost setting the truck on fire. I was staeting ti regret my decision to go ahead and do. At 4am this morning things were looking up and my doubts were aickly fading. Today bracket is burned on boxed and im confident itl be plenty beefy, its 1/4" plate. The truckdrives so much tighter. Im 1/4" from having axle centerd. Steering improved like 200% ride did some but its a 1 ton with 2k on its back. Ill do some more measuring and get it centerd better but for now im off to a wedding. I ran these up hill to make sure to get good penetration I almost didnt box it due to have to build the through coil support. Glad i did i think this adds a ton of beef to the mount. Ing Up next is steering
  2. Evan

    Head wind kinda day

    Screw it im running 75 normaly i run 70
  3. Evan

    What to do with exhaust

    That exhaust was fine driving around town towing grades with the horse trailer or long grades cruusing at 65 it droned like no other. I found myself constantly attemping to go slower or faster to get out of tge drone. The same muffler going all the way back produces no drown. Ive been looking into the donaldson offroad mufflers 4 and 5" its been awhile now since ive changed my exhaust. Im kinda debating looking at a turbo upgrade and fabbing a 5" off the turbo I dont know that the turbo off a manual is realy much uograde. I will admit a good clean single stack exiting flush to cab heigth does look pretty slick. A donaldson then 90 directly off it might kill the drone
  4. Evan

    Heim steering??? Diy upgrade.

    Parts are rolling in. Scabbed a rolling link welding deal so i can turn the bar and make a full pass welding the heim inserts. Heims are from ruff stuff. Tube is 1.5x.25 dom. Offcourse the heim weld in inserts are on back order. Thought i might pull a few long hours fabbing tonight. The lack of inserts put a dampner on that. Ive got some time mocking up cardboard. This bracket will tie into the existing crossmember. The other bracket will be similar but not tie to crosmember. Well i gues it kinda will its be a fully boxed bracket. Bracket may change alittle ounce o hack off the factory track bar mount. Card board is awesome just stable on to shape then cut to shape you want. Lots more to come. Track bar is part of steering will be set up for factory angle axle centerd. Then later a few weeks or month from now drill new holes to match my steering. Hoping to raise steering 2" so ive built that much drop into the track frame mount. Realy liking the heims. They feel good look beefy and if they do happen to wear are super easy and inexspensive to swap on new ones or possibly change to bushings
  5. Evan

    What to do with exhaust

    Single 4 or 5" may need to tweak the aftermarket system to make it its best. Replace clamps with band clamps. If pipe joints arent slip fit then make them slip fit. Duals are twice headache ive never seen duals on any rig look good ones always hanging lower or at different angle or drawing attention because its shaking. I ran in front of axle for awhile. It was an easy exhaust to fabb but soon grew tired of the noise. I later went over the axle noticed a climb in egts but sound was reduced. My exhaust is getting tired so ive been thinking about fabbing 5". Ive fabbed mine from scratch aswell as install a few 4" kits on 2nd and 3rd gens. Ive not seen a single kit bolt on that i didnt make a tweak here or there. Actually have a guy with a 98 wanting me to do some kind of hanger on his new kit he just installed himself. I havent got around to doing it yet or even seeing what his problem is. Ill see if i can find pics of my in front of the tire exhaust I kinda miss that sound
  6. Evan

    Engine knock

    So the engine is rod knocking? I thought an aftermarket exhaust came apart and started beating a tune then truck was taken to shop in fear of engine damage. I must have been wrong
  7. Evan

    Engine knock

    Replacing bearings doing tranny work all due to exhaust pipes vibrating agaisnt frame shocks bed or whatever
  8. Heres bracket mocked up https://flic.kr/p/26UFHaX https://flic.kr/p/26UFHaX Trying to figure why sometimes my photo links show in thread and sometimes they have to be clicked on. Forumn in my minds useless without photos
  9. Well shits about to hit the fan. Heims orderd 1.5x.250 dom on hand. Track bar will be set at factory angle. Steering will match. Scary part will be the torch cutting the factory track bar mount of the frame. Been getting some torch time More to come
  10. Evan

    What are you towing???

  11. Evan

    Engine knock

    Ivw heard of people doing same crazy shit due to exhaust knock.
  12. Evan

    Heim steering??? Diy upgrade.

    Im running 17s. I have to get up the nerve to do track bar. Will rework lower mount to exept a 7/8" heim and build frame mount to match factory steering with room to have a second location to match steering when it raises over the knuckle. Gota get the balls to do it. I cant stand tierod ends locating the axle
  13. Evan

    Heim steering??? Diy upgrade.

    I noticed theres heim steering photos in this thread thank you for them. I to agree heims are beef. Drag link can run to knuckle but track bar will need to be lengthened and built to mach drag link angle. Doable but probly not with bolt on parts currently on the market. Heim drag link to tie rod does mach pretty close to track bar angle but adjusting toe changes steering wheel center. I dont like that. Synergy heim steering seems to beat dodge off road. There is rubber slip on boots that fit iver the heims on the market to keep mud and junk out. I have done ball joints and control arms man what a difference in the trucks handling. No to tackle steering and track bar. Ive recently become aware of steering up grad kit mopar sells marketed for the 03-13 trucks suposebly a bolt on for 2000-2002 and im unsure about the 98-99. Theres a taper change either in 2000 or 98 making it so possibly the tie rods wont fit. It may be 98.5 and older. This kit makes the lukes link look like bandaid thats been through 3 showers. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152043484603 One lukes link is pretty spendy at first thought you think this kit is expensive then on closer look its actually very nice. Moog also sells this kit for 200 something but im not sure of the quality heck im not sure of anything labeled mopar either Not sure what steering im doing. Fab ruff stuff T steering, mopar kit. I do no im not doing looks links or 98-99 snow plow parts
  14. Evan

    In Need of First Gen Parts!!

    Im driving by salvage yrd in a gew minutes ill eye The 1st gens used to be all over You might look at a painless harness to. Or even a chevy harness one way or another itl work