Recent content by b dkw1

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    "New Technology Rage/Hate/Praise Thread"

    It's not a percieved value if you have anything with a carburetor. Ethanol in a carb will end badly unless it is driven constantly. I will spend the extra rather than clean the white pudding out of my carbs everytime it sits for more than a couple days.
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    Exploring New Zealand From the Left.

    We are battling the weather right now LOL. Many of the roads on the south island have washed out from all the rain.
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    Party Rated: Our Ram 5500 budget build

    Those pipe stands are much sturdier than you think, I have put some heavy trucks on them.
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    Anybody else want a small USEABLE 4X4?

    When I lived in SoCal, we tried to buy one. The guy at the dealership laughed at us. We bought a Colorado instead. They had to ship it in from New Mexico as it was the closest one. Those kinds of trucks are not even stocked on the west coast. Still super happy with the Colorado.
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    Baja Design Squadron Pros or KC Flex Dual’s?

    Common issue with all LED's. Chip size is the main issue, the larger the chip the harder it is to focus it into something useable. Things to look for in an LED light, chip size, what they actually drive the LED's at and heat disapation. As far as I know, there is only 1 company making lights...
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    Corvair Powered UltraVan

    Perfect candidate for a diesel Subi swap. Trans and all.
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    Lithium based chemistry for starting batteries

    So would I, but as of now I'm going AGM for everything. Weight isn't an issue but simplicity is. I like being able to charge everything from the engine without any fancy converters involved.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I'm still wondering how some of the roll-able panels would fare sowed to an awning. I heard rumors of such an awning at one of the expo's but never saw any photos.
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    1" is about all most lasers will do. I have cut 4" with a WJ. Even with a tilting head kerf was an issue. They are just not that consistent. In material that thick the hardness varies and you can tell by the cut. Laser don't care how hard it is.
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    Is there a carrier built to carry 1 motorcycle and 1 or 2 bicycles?

    Joe can make you anything, from the giant platform above to a single/double modular unit.
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    Cut quality is dependent on cutting speed. Getting a good cut out of a WJ is not quick. Price is reflected in cut quality. For a laser like cut, it will not be cheaper than a laser.
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    Project "Autonomous" F-350

    But will it fit back out the door?
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    Fuel Mileage 8.1 Litre Chevrolet

    A buddy of mine has a crewcab with the 8.1 in it. He put a Vortec on it with a mild tune and picked up about 1.5MPG all around. Due to his driving style, it was a pretty impressive gain.
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    A different top mount might be better. Bottom looks like it gets real close to the shock on full bump. I don't think a taller bag will make that much difference. A larger diameter bag yes.
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    Tie rods were one of the first things to get swapped out on the chase trucks we used. Big tires and any off road would pop them apart. Fortunately, there are several aftermarket solutions.