NC road trip to pick up my pickup

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby Robert 89gt » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:23 pm

Looks good towing a dodge=) I have heard once you go black you never go back.Any thoughts on that?



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby bonecrrusher » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:21 pm

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I bet I got worse gas mileage then you did this weekend.

7.4L BB dualie.... lol.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:33 pm

I was a little over 10k gross weight. And what did you haul, a compressor? haha

I hauled my compressor home in the bed of my truck the day I signed the closing paperwork!


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:25 pm

Truck is now equipped with a 14-bolt 3/4-ton rear end w/ brakes and 3/4-ton leaf springs with 1-ton calipers up front (and the 1-ton hydroboost I swapped last year.) I also finally replaced the dead window motor. The truck feels so luxurious with elec window and a door panel reinstalled! haha

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby spacecadetz26 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:25 pm

looks purdy...

after doing wheel cylinders and brake lines on the 1-ton a couple weeks ago i really like the full floating dually rear axle...

do the 1-ton calipers bolt onto the 1/2ton? May be another thing I need to do to the tahoe since the brakes suck ass.

Hows the ride with the new leafs?


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:02 pm

rides like a truck... lol



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:55 am

I like the ride better actually. The 1/2 ton leafs had 232k on them and squatted big time when loaded...these 3/4 leafs have a little over 100k and are a lot stiffer. I'm used the the ride though, I put heavier springs on everything. I have 600lb front & 220lb rear springs on the Camaro, when factory specs are like 270f/92r IIRC. haha

The 1-ton calipers bolt right on as long as you get the "single rear wheels" version. The dually calipers fit a thicker rotor. The piston is a little bigger, but only by 18%, so the pedal travel doesn't change isn't even noticeable. Doing the hydroboost last year was a HUGE upgrade though, even when it still had stock 1/2 ton brakes all around.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:18 am

Larry's old race car has 1000lb front springs... LOL and 225/250 in the rear.THAT rides like a truck! The modified... has a range of 200's in the rear and 500's in the front IIRC... Talk about a completely different setup.



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:27 pm

PTFB offers up to a 700lb spring up front and I think that's as high as they go. What is the leverage at the spindle vs the spring on the old race car? That has a huge effect on how a spring feels. IE: a 500lb spring with a 2.5:1 ratio feels/functions the same as a 600lb spring with a 3:1 ratio.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby spacecadetz26 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:48 pm

i'm going to send you some chrome buick portholes those would totally work on your truck


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 99GaGT3X00 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:57 pm

just chrome the entire truck lol


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:35 pm

I can't find a pic on google, but I've seen people put stick on chrome trim along the whole bottom of the truck under the door ding molding like a goddam two-tone. Gayest thing ever.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 99GaGT3X00 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:02 am

i know what your talking about and this is the only hideous picture i could find.. seen a few around here that do this with camo on the bottom 6 or 8" of the truck still looks dumb
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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby berettaboi » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:14 am

that poor nissan... i will find you and put you out of your misery... (or de-clutter you and use you...)

yes i agree, completely retarded with the stick on chrome... i generally don't like shiny crap though.

what the f is with all the tail pipes? and the circles of chrome at the rear of the doors? - another funny one, bud on my facebook posted a pic recently, a dodge durango with all the cheap crap they could order for it out of a catalog. it had a painted chrome sunroof deflector, but no sunroof...


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:14 pm

hahahahahahhahahhahahaha

"Texas Titan" I thought the Titans were from Tennessee? :lol:


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