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  1. Nothing wrong with going a little bigger with the...

    Nothing wrong with going a little bigger with the tires on a DRW and adding a leveling kit. Assuming you have airbags to keep the rear level when towing, once you raise the front. But you really...
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    My Jeep YJ had a pretty good range with a full...

    My Jeep YJ had a pretty good range with a full tank. If I refilled when I got off the highway, I was able to play around in Ocala National Forest all weekend. Must be one heck of an off road trip....
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    My Duratracs rule in the snow. Might be a...

    My Duratracs rule in the snow. Might be a different application (fullsize with cargo), setup, or something else wrong.
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    Any way to put air bags on the rear and daystar...

    Any way to put air bags on the rear and daystar air spring cups?

    Great truck for bumpy back country roads. Smooothest ride out there.
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    Dodge just ain't the best choice in Ohio. If...

    Dodge just ain't the best choice in Ohio. If you do get one, open up the door panels and get that foam out of there. Also keep an eye on moisture in the doors and under the carpet. Door seals...
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    I've got about 600,000 miles on Fords and almost...

    I've got about 600,000 miles on Fords and almost 400,000 on GM's in the field. I pick the Fords based on that experience. We scrap the GM's at 180,000 miles. Truth be told, both the Ford and GM...
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    Only a fool swaps an LS into a Fox Body or Fox...

    Only a fool swaps an LS into a Fox Body or Fox Chassis. Engine costs more than the car and sounds horrible. Plenty of great engines available for those cars. I'd swap in a 400HP Al block 347 or...
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    Yeah the new trucks are fugly. The Raptor era...

    Yeah the new trucks are fugly.

    The Raptor era F150's, current F350, and the Dodge HD's look nice to me. The 1/2 ton Dodges are pure ugly, the new F150's ain't so cool either. The GM's look...
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    Get the Ford F350 superduty bottle jack from a...

    Get the Ford F350 superduty bottle jack from a junkyard. No hydraulics, just gear, and tons of throw.
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    Not even close. The Excursion is lethargic,...

    Not even close. The Excursion is lethargic, heavy, and huge handling. Like a bus, compared to the 'burban 2500. I'd still rather have the Ford, but it ain't the same "feel" as the burb. No...
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    I'd get a Ford F350 with a gas 6.2L. 4.30 or...

    I'd get a Ford F350 with a gas 6.2L. 4.30 or 4.56 gears. Long bed. Manual hubs and transfer case if you can find 'em. XLT is fine. Don't waste $$$ on the Lariats, Platinum, or King Chump...
  12. Thread: Custom Shocks

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    +1. You want stiffer shocks. Not softer. ...

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    You want stiffer shocks. Not softer. Either your springs are too stiff or you're bouncing off the bump stops. Or the truck has lousy suspension geometry.

    Shocks too soft can have a...
  13. Thread: Going thru oil

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    Full synthetic in a regular V8 F150 is a waste of...

    Full synthetic in a regular V8 F150 is a waste of oil. Cobra, Raptor, OK. But there is nothing especially wrong with the standard 4.6 that expensive oil will fix. It's a budget, low output,...
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    What did you see under there on the Dodge that...

    What did you see under there on the Dodge that you liked better?
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    A newer supercab or crewcab F150 is great for...

    A newer supercab or crewcab F150 is great for towing smaller 19' single axle trailers and boats. Something the Jeep will struggle to do (safely). And the F150 can haul 1 bike at the same time. ...
  16. Thread: Brakes

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    2005? I'd get a complete set of Raybestos...

    2005?

    I'd get a complete set of Raybestos loaded calipers from Autozone and some Wagner rotors from Advanced. There's a good chance those pistons and seals are going to be sticky when you push...
  17. 234816 Hehe. But seriously, I hate all of...

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    Hehe. But seriously, I hate all of the Adventure bikes on the highway. Only the big BMW and KTM Aventure 990 get a pass for freeway use from me.

    I chose a Suzuki DRZ400S. ...
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    Truck. I'll never go back to a Jeep. Jeeps...

    Truck.

    I'll never go back to a Jeep. Jeeps are about as useful as a motorcycle, 4wheeler, or a sportscar. Can't tow jack, never any room, can't haul anything. It'll go anywhere, but if you...
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    OP, you still have a ton of homework to do. The...

    OP, you still have a ton of homework to do. The Dodge is much improved lately. But saddly, for every improvement they've made, has pretty much put a Ford jinx on their engine and trans. We're...
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    Uh, no. It's a cheap forklift engine. Nowhere...

    Uh, no. It's a cheap forklift engine. Nowhere even close to a wet liner 15L semi truck engine in quality, materials, or reliability. Not even close. Never was.
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    Turbos are less complex than your basic fuel...

    Turbos are less complex than your basic fuel system, AC, or even the door lock switch in some trucks. Not at all a reliability problem. If your truck is properly spec'd and used as intended. ...
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    You're vacuum hubs failed? Likely the outer axle...

    You're vacuum hubs failed? Likely the outer axle seals. I cut mine off last time they popped off. Did you have to cap off the vacuum line? Mine are manual. A few of the Superdutys I looked...
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    My F350 work truck with utility bed in Florida...

    My F350 work truck with utility bed in Florida didn't get really hot at all. Paint just the roof white. Add some venturi vents to the sides with cover plates. And remember, if you use a fan...
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    Nevermind, LOLz. Just found out, 2wd's and 4x4...

    Nevermind, LOLz. Just found out, 2wd's and 4x4 GM's have different frames. SAS is the only solution. Bummer.
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php/39177-2500hd-2wd-convert-to-4wd
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    Darn. I was just at a yard that had a similar...

    Darn. I was just at a yard that had a similar wrecked 2500 burb. Would have been a great donor truck for all the 4wd parts.
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    Anyone got a 4wd conversion parts list? Might be a fun bolt...
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