NC road trip to pick up my pickup

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:37 pm

My brother in law has a Cummins with the 6spd and the torque is unbelievable...and it's a 6 banger! My father in law has an 8.1 gas Chevy and that feels even slower than my 357. haha


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:05 pm

Been jumping the big snow bank at work the last few days...so I brought the GoPro today and got video. It came out pretty sweet!
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Also hauled yet ANOTHER junk Cuda for the old man. What a pain in the ass. When it takes a loader to get it on the trailer that should be the first sign to run. Had to chain it to his truck and drive the trailer out from under it.
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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:52 am

What the hell he.buy it for looking that bad??



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:14 am

Looks like there is a good amount of small and trim pieces still attached to that car even though it's shot to say the least...

I would have just tied the strongest part of that car to a tree and then just drove off... It would have slid right off the trailer... Screw the wheel dolly's... LOL



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:56 am

We tried hooking it to the other junk car and it just pulled that car too. So we hooked it to his truck sideways in P in 4WD with the ebrake on. Without the dollies my truck might have been stuck in the snow.

He paid $2000 and says he'll get $4000 out of it and keep the 4spd and posi rear for free. I guess we'll see.

I told Tiffany it's too bad we don't still have her Subaru to try the snowbank now that I've blazed the trail. She just gave me a dirty look. haha


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 99GaGT3X00 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:39 pm

woody90gtz wrote:
I told Tiffany it's too bad we don't still have her Subaru to try the snowbank now that I've blazed the trail. She just gave me a dirty look. haha

:lol: driving my subaru's through snow bankings has been fun over the years..


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:55 pm

I made another snow video. Got it BURIED this time. Broke a tow strap trying to get it out...had to snow blow around it and shovel out the 2-3ft of snow it was stuck on top of...haha The snow bank was about the same height, maybe a little taller, but probably twice as deep. We had another 8" that got plowed right into the last snow bank, and behind the pile it had the extra 8" too. I figured it would get stuck...but I had to give it a shot. I thought it would have gotten stuck the last time but it went through it like nothing. haha Now I have a 30,000lb recovery strap for the next time I want to get stupid.
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I broke the grille and turn signals in the snow, so I fixed my busted grille with some Gorilla tape and tinted some new turn signals. I tinted the stock corners and cut the light socket out of the black ones and wired in bulbs. I like the look. Have more tint on the way for the headlights, and planning on an 3000k HID upgrade so I can still see. Thinking I should probably do the 4-hi mod too.

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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:02 am

don't be an ass and HID halogen housings... it's a big no no with the way they spread light. HID's are meant for projector housings only. No comment on the tinting headlights idea... :fool:



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:37 am

There are other guys who have done it and they say it's not bad. The other option is to modify the plug for the 9006 bulbs to use a 9005. So for low beam I'll have a tinted high beam bulb, and for high beam I'll have both high beam bulbs.

This is one of the guys who has done it. And these are quite a bit darker...
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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:53 am

How do they know its not bad? Have they been an oncoming driver to their own vehicle before? That's what I'm referring to.

Info from a pretty reputable site about HID retrofit kits.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech ... sions.html

I'm just referring to the HID's in the lights.... The tinting of the light itself is another story.



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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 am

They say the light output isn't bad through the tint. And the glare is probably all subjective on their part.

The 9005 bulb may be a better way to go since it's more light, but it is still halogen. Definitely cheaper too! haha


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby bonecrrusher » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:30 pm

HID kits are like 30-40 bucks on Ebay - just saying.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby 99GaGT3X00 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:34 pm

woody90gtz wrote:There are other guys who have done it and they say it's not bad.

they also don't have to ride around with the a-hole behind them who had to put hid's in regular housings.. go ride around in a regular car with one of these guys behind you.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:20 pm

Like $52 shipped for low beams only from DDM, which seems to be the most recommended. I probably have some 9005s kicking around for free.


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Re: NC road trip to pick up my pickup

Postby keiffith » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:46 pm

HID's need a clear outer lense and a proper projector to function properly.

the Prior owner of my SC300 thought it was a good idea to just JBweld the HID bulbs to the housing. needless to say, i couldnt see anything and it was garbage.

i bought new projectors and bulbs and retrofitted them into my factory housings. ony required a bit of dremel work and they work amazing. i never turn on my hi beams as their is no need to.

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