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  1. Sycostang67

    Redneck towing

    On the plus side, it probably crippled itself the moment they put any kind of weight on it.
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    3rd Gen 17" wheels "SOLD"

    Wheels have been sold.
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    3rd Gen 17" wheels "SOLD"

    Set of 4 3rd gen 17" wheels, got some scratches but otherwise good shape. Comes with lug nuts and 7 center caps. Price is $200. PM me if interested.
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    Tranny go boom

    Mine is just a low stall billet single disc converter. I opted for a tow/haul build on my transmission.
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    Tranny go boom

    I'm making less than half the power required to break my transmission, it's good for 650hp and I may be in the 300hp area.
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    Let's see your exhaust

    Last year my truck dripped so much of what ever they used on our roads that my driveway melted.
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    Thoughts on drilled and slotted rotors

    I ended up doing my rear brakes about a year after I got my truck. There was no noise or vibrations until one day it started chirping, checked them that weekend and the pad was gone and rotor chewed. I figured it would have made noise long before that point. I just put regular pad and rotors on then learned of the 3rd gen upgrade a few months later. It took awhile to find the wheels at a decent price, most people want $400+ for corroded/rashed 3rd gen rims. I managed to get mine with only some minor scratches for $180.
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    Thoughts on drilled and slotted rotors

    Whoa, your old rotors were toast. I was asking $40 for the pads and rotors, no calipers as I reused those. My truck is factory rear disc. The 3rd gen upgrade consists of replacing the caliper brackets, rotors and pads while the calipers are the same. I did all 4 wheels and it made a very noticeable difference. I had recently installed the 17" 3rd gen wheels and gotten larger tires (33.4") and the bigger brakes made the truck feel like I was stopping with stock sized tires again.
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    Tranny go boom

    I wasn't planning on the billet input but eventually decided it would be good insurance. I got screaming deal on a billet flywheel too when the one they ordered turned out to be wrong. Truck was in the shop for 2 weeks, I hadn't been without a truck since I was 16. I had to borrow my sisters truck one day for a dump run and as usual I got stuck working on it too.
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    Let's see your exhaust

    Running a 4" Diamond Eye down pipe, 4" straight pipe to 5" aussie stacks. No issues with soot or drone. I'm actually kind of disappointed with how quiet it is.
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    Thoughts on drilled and slotted rotors

    I'm too late lol. I have a set of rotors and pads from my 01 with 10k miles. I did the 3rd gen brake upgrade and didn't want to toss them because they still have tons of life left. Sounds like you got it taken care of though.
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    Idaho Turbo Diesels Dinner Meet. Wed Dec 20th

    I had planned to come this time, but my mother had arranged a meeting for my daughter to meet Santa at 7:00. The last thing I need is another angry female.
  13. That thing is still for sale on CL, nice purpose built rig, unfortunately not a practical daily though.
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    Road Salt & Rust in Idaho

    I was out in ohio back in September, it blew me away to see trucks newer than mine missing large chunks of body panels due to rust. Thankfully there isn't much of that here.
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    Ada County Smog

    I finally did have to test the cummins, passed perfectly, of course being pretty much stock I wasn't to worried. Even with my edge on now, I don't expect any issues as it won't smoke at all without a load and even then it's just a small puff.
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    This will fix my 47RE transmission

    Glad I saw this, I was wondering what the difference was between the two. I know which way to go now should I encounter this issue.
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    Lady dun scuffed my vehicle

    I spent a whole day washing and waxing and dusting my truck just to have an old lady run into it 2 days later. I was making a left turn on a solid green arrow and she was making a right turn from the opposite side of the intersection. She went into my lane and hit my tire and rubbed down the side of my fender and door. Thankfully no injuries as we were both only going a few miles per hour. She had insurance too...because I would have lost my mind if I had to deal with that again. She was cited for failure to yield. The estimate for repairs is about $1500 to rework my door and fender. I mostly just lost some paint and have a crease in my door. Her SUV looks a little worse.
  18. Every time I come back to the site I have to login even though I hit the "remember me" button each time. What gives?
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    Ada County Smog

    My 86 F-250 was the only diesel I ever had to smog. I never got a request to test my 93 F-250 or my cummins.
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    Lady dun scuffed my vehicle

    I should get my truck back tomorrow. I've been driving a rented 2016 Fusion for the last week. It's a nice car, but it's too quiet.
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    Finally killed my NV4500 in my 02 Dodge Ram

    Nice work, glad it's rolling again. I dropped off my 4spd for the stang, not looking good so far, I may need a new case. I also got a quote for the truck when it dies. $4700 for the towing setup. Nice guys down there at ultimate, asked what I needed and didn't just try to sell me the high end of everything.
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    Driveshaft rebuilding?

    Good luck. I've always gone to Jims Drivetrain here in Boise, he's swapped plenty of gears and built several driveshafts for me. The best part is I usually end up paying about $100 less than he quotes me.
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    Power rating on my 2001?

    From what I have read, in 2001 the cummins was rated at 215hp with an auto and 235 with a manual. I was looking for the ID tag on my motor and and it says my engine is rated at 235hp....and I have an auto. What gives?
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    Power rating on my 2001?

    The steering is my biggest issue, new gear box has more slop than the old one. I guess I could bring an extra new box just in case the other one can't be adjusted. I could then return the new one or warranty the first one.