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C.Hern5972
09-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Hers is Mine;

2008 GMC
Z71
Leather/Navi/DVD
7" BDS Lift
37x13.5 20's

ga-lsv05
09-04-2012, 08:33 AM
My 2010 powerstroke xl larait Fx4
2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

KRAK
09-04-2012, 09:07 AM
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/278.jpg



The Wife's Truck
2011 GMC YUKON SLT loaded, 305/35/24's, lowered 2/4, CAI, programmer, cat-back exhaust, supercharger next year (I hope!!)


http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/211.jpg
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/341.jpg

ian ashton
09-04-2012, 10:31 AM
My rig this morning. Forgot to juice up the airbags so the rear is a little saggy.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/04/ygu8u8um.jpg

KG's Supra24
09-04-2012, 11:02 AM
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0003.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/2012-02-15_17-25-54_66.jpg

deerfield
09-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Keep posting the truck picks. I'm thinking about replacing my tow vehicle, currently a Suburban. Anyone regret buying a pick up? If so, why? Thanks. - Deerfield

kaneboats
09-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Pickup? Ha ha. Maybe some day.

bergermaister
09-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Old school... Definitely regret not having got a crew cab.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/P1080391.jpg

I miss my Expedition and will have another one in my future. Suburbans, Escalades, etc. always felt like driving a big long skinny tube with crappy turn radius and visibility compared to my Expedition.

C.Hern5972
09-04-2012, 04:01 PM
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/278.jpg



The Wife's Truck
2011 GMC YUKON SLT loaded, 305/35/24's, lowered 2/4, CAI, programmer, cat-back exhaust, supercharger next year (I hope!!)


http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/211.jpg
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p537/VANKRAK/341.jpg


That Yukon is nice. The wife was thinking about one. You have it set up nice.

wolfeman131
09-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Keep posting the truck picks. I'm thinking about replacing my tow vehicle, currently a Suburban. Anyone regret buying a pick up? If so, why? Thanks. - Deerfield

As our 3 are getting bigger, having them ride side-by-side is becoming more difficult on the 2hr ride to the lake. It sometimes becomes the "he/she is on my side" battle that we don't endure when in hte SUV.

The debate my wife & I are having is about what we would have instead as we use the truck all the time for runs to Lowe's for lumber/plants/dirt, carrying gas to the lake, etc. I know you can rent one when needed, but that seems like it would grow old, real quick.

moombacraze
09-04-2012, 04:58 PM
My 03 F-150. I have loved this truck.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc323/kkjenkins06/P5120821.jpg

lewisb13
09-04-2012, 07:25 PM
Here's my po ole rig....

moombadaze
09-04-2012, 08:02 PM
another Ram
http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/3-18-2012003.jpg

KRAK
09-04-2012, 08:11 PM
That Yukon is nice. The wife was thinking about one. You have it set up nice.

Thanks. The transformation from stock took me less than two weeks!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/05/8u2epa3u.jpg
Absolutely no regrets with the Yukon wolfeman131! Pulls great, seats 7, and gets better gas mileage than the Trailblazer SS she used to have pulling a smaller boat!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/05/tu3a4aje.jpg
And hey, Home Depot sells utility trailers for all that other stuff your truck hauls now. Kids not fighting is worth WAY more to me than the price of one of those.....just sayin.


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04OUTBACK
09-04-2012, 09:26 PM
After the tow to trinity river I've been craving a diesel
But this is current 2011 silverado
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Leveled. But stock otherwise.

newty
09-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Here we go again... Lol

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E4NASH
09-04-2012, 11:38 PM
Here's mine:

Before the 3/1
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After the 3/1
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Ready to go
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I need to get some wheels and tires but since I got the boat I've been dumping all of my extra fun money into it. If I get my ballast project done this winter maybe I'll finally get some.. 33x12.5x20 Nitto Terra Graps on some Chrome Gear Recoils, Black or Chrome XD Cranks, Black or Chrome XD Hoss, or something. Not real sure, there are a lot of choices out there but I want to avoid the "He has those too" wheels. But they will be either +18 or +20 Offset.

sandm
09-05-2012, 12:15 AM
ok, so lets see who has the oldest truck on here :)

2000 ford f150 towing the old boat. no pics yet of the new combo. sunday.
truck has 150k on it and still runs great. hoping for 5 more years and then I'll retire her.
I have a '98 ranger 2wd for the daily driver in the winter. don't think I put 5k on the white truck this year. i'm on somewhere around my 6th or 7th tank of gas for the year..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/P5250012.jpg

patrick232
09-05-2012, 09:47 AM
Here is the current tow rig 2009 Chevy 1500 with the 6.2 Liter.

She might get replaced soon for a 2012 / 2013 Suburban for the vary reason of car pooling and the kids taking friends to the lake.

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And our old work horse 2006 Chevy Duramax with 168K miles on her.

patrick232
09-05-2012, 10:15 AM
Missing picture
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kaneboats
09-05-2012, 10:43 AM
Got me beat on old. 2001 Suburban. But, I'm keeping her for 10 more years so I'll be winning before long.

Pic is from a couple of years ago before I added the air bags-- they make a huge difference.

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mmandley
09-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Older pic

Just my lil rig Serenity.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/379348_s11.jpg

shes pretty tame,
4inch lift with leveling kit
CAI by S&B
5 inch Straight pipe exhaust
Mini Max Tuner
600 hp / 1000 torque
Pulls the boat to Lake Billy threw the mountians at 13.5 mpg gets 18 / 21 empty

Grant M
09-05-2012, 02:07 PM
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=16023&d=1346868176
2005 Chevy Silverado LTS Quadra Steer
6L 4:11 gears
Likes Gas...
If you have never driven a Quadra Steer truck you would be amazed! It turns on a dime! Too bad they quite making them.

beat taco
09-05-2012, 02:39 PM
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=16023&d=1346868176
2005 Chevy Silverado LTS Quadra Steer
6L 4:11 gears
Likes Gas...
If you have never driven a Quadra Steer truck you would be amazed! It turns on a dime! Too bad they quite making them.

Same turning radius as a jeep wrangler! GM discounted the option to their cost from Delphi at around $650 to try and save it but people still weren't buying.


-Jake

KINGCOBRA
09-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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'06 F-150 "King Cobra"

kaneboats
09-05-2012, 02:58 PM
LOL! Love it. Nice handle!

sandm
09-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Got me beat on old. 2001 Suburban. But, I'm keeping her for 10 more years so I'll be winning before long.

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it's on like donkey kong..

how many miles ya got??

bergermaister
09-05-2012, 03:54 PM
it's on like donkey kong..

how many miles ya got??

Gotcha both beat with my 99 (98 body style leftover), however I'm only at 99k miles. However there's a good chance a crew cab diesel will be parked in my driveway sometime next year.

Grant M
09-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Same turning radius as a jeep wrangler! GM discounted the option to their cost from Delphi at around $650 to try and save it but people still weren't buying.


-Jake
Yah I had heard that too, I bought it used so I didn't have to pay any extra for it. With the move towards tighter and tighter parking lots it truly pays dividends when you can turn and park anywere though!

kaneboats
09-05-2012, 04:37 PM
it's on like donkey kong..

how many miles ya got??

Just getting broke in at 114k.

KG's Supra24
09-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Just getting broke in at 114k.

Sitting at 180k here.

moombadaze
09-05-2012, 05:18 PM
Sitting at 180k here.

other end of the scale here.One year old and 4500. miles

tgoody14
09-05-2012, 06:22 PM
Before photoshop...
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After photoshop...
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2008 GMC Z71 GearedUp Edition

rdlangston13
09-05-2012, 07:43 PM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/a4239d03.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/DSC02282.jpg

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Hemi Lone Star Edition

Completely stock


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Mikey
09-05-2012, 10:22 PM
2012 F150 Eco Boost

Hoopskier
09-05-2012, 10:43 PM
I've showed it before but happy to do it again,
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/hoopskier/001-6.jpg

E4NASH
09-05-2012, 10:51 PM
Sitting at 180k here.

Mine is 10 months old and will pass 26,000 this week! So I'm sure I will be in the century club before too long.


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tarheelskier
09-05-2012, 11:08 PM
Not that exciting, but a nice pic: 2008 Expedition

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w405/jeffwilliams11/Moomba/004.jpg

z28ke
09-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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Only pic on my phone, about to head to the track.

2010 silverado 1500 z71 6.2 liter. It hauls the mail for a 4 door full size!

moombadaze
09-06-2012, 08:31 AM
favorite shot of the old truck

http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/DSC00498-1.jpg

bbuhtz
09-06-2012, 03:48 PM
My tow rig:

08 dmax 3500 CCLB LTZ

EFI Live with DSP5 tuned by Rob
Monitored with Edge Insight CTS
5" MBRP turbo back straight pipe
Trans go jr.
PPE race valve, shim kit
PPE lift pump
ATS 90HP nozzles
AFE intake
EGR blocker
PCV re route

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/extreme360/2-4.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/extreme360/2-5.jpg

evoimport6
09-06-2012, 07:55 PM
here is mine
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/evoimport6/image-5.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m301/evoimport6/image-4.jpg

wolfeman131
09-06-2012, 08:54 PM
your truck & boat look like they are squaring off for a fight in that top pick

Grady
09-06-2012, 09:52 PM
After the tow to trinity river I've been craving a FORD

I fixed it for you Brad

evoimport6
09-06-2012, 10:14 PM
your truck & boat look like they are squaring off for a fight in that top pick
Watch out for the hyundai in the back for sucker punches!

ga-lsv05
09-07-2012, 08:09 AM
If the Hyundai incurs any damage in the fight I will gladly repair them under warranty.

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

New Guy
09-07-2012, 01:12 PM
I'll share my 04 on 33's with 140k on the clock

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Brostock1.jpg

ga-lsv05
09-07-2012, 03:13 PM
I'll share my 04 on 33's with 140k on the clock

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Brostock1.jpg

How do you get anything done in such an incredibly small shop?

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

New Guy
09-07-2012, 03:58 PM
That is why I need to by a bigger boat to fill up the space lol.

My family sells ag equipment and it is normally full but we were refinishing the floors so it looks empty.

ga-lsv05
09-07-2012, 04:06 PM
You will need a 30' yacht at minimum

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

moombadaze
09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
I want that garage

bludogone
09-08-2012, 09:12 AM
2010 Armada, 50k.

WaterBullDawg1980
09-11-2012, 04:54 PM
OK. I have looked at all of them and am happy to report KG wins. :)

But seriously you guys are making me have truck envy. I had thought I was going to look at either the new diesel Grand Cherokee or track down a diesel Touareg to replace mine but now I want a truck again. Dammit.

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bergermaister
09-11-2012, 05:00 PM
OK. I have looked at all of them and am happy to report KG wins. :)


You sure? Check out his funny looking wheels/tires. :razz:

WaterBullDawg1980
09-11-2012, 05:32 PM
Actually a ton of good looking trucks in here. Evos was sweet and Hoopskiers may have taken the cake if he blacks out those windows and adds some different wheels.

Man I want a truck but have no real reason to buy one other than the fact that I just want one.

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dusty2221
09-11-2012, 05:37 PM
I dont have any good shots, KG bumped me with this one to post.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_0775.jpg

loudsubz
09-12-2012, 09:51 PM
some good looking trucks. I dont have a rig as my dad pulls with his honda pilot but thinking a pickup would be great for everything else I do day to day. For the guys running diesels how do you like them compared to a gaser? Better mpg? maintenance?

mmandley
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
some good looking trucks. I dont have a rig as my dad pulls with his honda pilot but thinking a pickup would be great for everything else I do day to day. For the guys running diesels how do you like them compared to a gaser? Better mpg? maintenance?

Deff better milage then most gas trucks, deff higher maintenance then gas trucks.
The pay off is the power you have pulling, the extra room you get in a 3/4 and 1 ton truck vs a 1/2 ton.

You want big boy toys, you gotta pay big boy money

KCMobius
09-12-2012, 10:19 PM
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My 2007 GMC now has 107K miles

zabooda
09-13-2012, 01:17 AM
I bit the bullet and changed my tow rig. Every decade or more I change vehicles as I put less than 4500 miles a year on them. My 2002 Blazer needed so much work so I went shopping and got this 2004 with 70K miles. I got it for $10K minus $3500 for the Blazer so I got it out the door for $7200. BTW, the camera didn't do it justice as it is a dark yellow all the way around but I use it only for the boat and dirt bikes and I was looking for functionality. Easy to find in the parking lot.

So the hard part is figuring out what I will be doing the next 10 years and being 55 years old now tells me things will be a changing. I hope not, but I'm prepared to pull a fishing boat around.

mmandley
09-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Zabooda good looking truck man, I hear ya on the prepared to pull a fishing boat around when your dont with the V drive. Thats my plan, get back to fishing when i cant get back behind the boat LOL.

Mikey
09-13-2012, 09:29 PM
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Latest pic of 2012 Eco boost.With Boat attached.

zabooda
09-14-2012, 02:30 AM
Nice truck and nice lake.

rdlangston13
09-14-2012, 02:44 AM
I did a little experiment tonight to see the relationship between speed and fuel mileage on my way to work. During my drive I encounter speed limits ranging from 55-75 mph so I would reset the fuel mileage calculator on my truck each change to get an average economy for each speed. Truck is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD Hemi

55 mph - 22.8 mpg
60 mph - 21.7 mpg
65 mph - 20.3 mpg
70 mph - 19.6 mpg
75 mph - 17.3 mpg

Clear drop off as speed increases, especially from 70 to 75


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mmandley
09-14-2012, 08:35 AM
I did a little experiment tonight to see the relationship between speed and fuel mileage on my way to work. During my drive I encounter speed limits ranging from 55-75 mph so I would reset the fuel mileage calculator on my truck each change to get an average economy for each speed. Truck is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD Hemi

55 mph - 22.8 mpg
60 mph - 21.7 mpg
65 mph - 20.3 mpg
70 mph - 19.6 mpg
75 mph - 17.3 mpg

Clear drop off as speed increases, especially from 70 to 75


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Yes sir, mainly due to wind resistence on the truck. Also most vechicles are tunes to recieve there best milage at 55mph. Once you cross over that and engine RPM increases you start losing milage because now the engine is working past its prime tuned RPM vs trans gear = speed. The very same is true in your boat and any other vechicle you drive.

Now if only your truck got that good of milage all the time LOL.

moombadaze
09-15-2012, 07:02 PM
but what about the difference from 55 to 75, that's a lot of mpg saved at 55

mmandley
09-15-2012, 07:27 PM
but what about the difference from 55 to 75, that's a lot of mpg saved at 55

Not sure i understand what your asking here.

The actual average MPG difference from 55 - 75 is only going to be 2-3mpg difference. Daves is so much harger because hes doing a small distance, at each speed. Many factors can change this including small uphill that you might not even notice but yet the truck notices it.

The only true way to get an average MPG is go several hundred miles at each speed over the same length of road in the same conditions. This is one of the reasons manufactures will say a vechicle gets X city and X highway and even those numbers are pretty conservative.

In my truck when it does the average MPG its over the last 500 miles since you reset the MPG.

I can be going down I5 towards Woodburn at 65 and average 19 MPG and then turn around and drive the exact same stretch and get 23MPG because even though it looks level to your eye you are actually going up hill to Woodburn.

You also have to factor in Wind. If you have a headwind the truck might be going 70 but a 10mph headwind makes the truck feel as though its going 80 and vis versus if you have a tail wind.

KRAK
09-15-2012, 09:24 PM
If we were all worried about fuel mileage we wouldn't even have boats!!!! And we would all have to go camping like this......

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/16/sadudyry.jpg

And I looked, a wakeboard won't fit in the trunk ;)
I'll keep my Yukon.


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maxpower220
09-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Why do I have a hard time believing that any Dodge truck could get 23 mpg, at any speed, over a sustained period? I guess since I got burned by purchasing one once, I am jaded.

moombadaze
09-16-2012, 07:02 PM
mike, it was just a observation of the savings if we all stayed at 55mph vrs 75 mph

mmandley
09-16-2012, 10:05 PM
mike, it was just a observation of the savings if we all stayed at 55mph vrs 75 mph

Ahh sorry, sometimes i for get to take my engineering hat off <always cruntching numbers> LOL

rdlangston13
09-17-2012, 05:55 PM
I did rent a new Ford Focus 5 door for my drive from fort lauderdale to key west. I averaged 42.9 mpg. Now I want one haha


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motosno963
09-26-2012, 04:56 PM
i need to throw a pic up of my beater..after i pay my two loans off im undecided if i want to get a summer car or get a diesel truck

viking
09-26-2012, 10:05 PM
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/briankelli/07%20Sierra%20Classic/100_1473.jpg
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/briankelli/07%20Sierra%20Classic/100_1625.jpg
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/briankelli/07%20Sierra%20Classic/100_1603.jpg
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/briankelli/07%20Sierra%20Classic/100_1622.jpg

07 Classic 2500HD
EFI Live DSP5 (key'd switch) with Idaho Rob Tunes, downpipe, full 5in exhaust ex-cat, PCV reroute
ADII, 6in Lift, 35in MT TCII's, Helo 20's, Cognito full travel air bags with firestone controller
HID's with all-on-mod and so on .....................

motosno963
09-26-2012, 10:51 PM
is she an LBZ?

motosno963
09-27-2012, 12:44 AM
my 05 1500..first pic i got ran off the road by a polaris rzr...it was either me running him over or going into the ditch
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KG's Supra24
09-27-2012, 09:31 AM
Sharp dmax

Cigars n scotch
09-27-2012, 11:39 AM
I've been working on my truck a lot lately, this is what I do. I get caught up in phases of "the next new thing to do" and I usually go a little crazy with it and them it dies down.

Mods completed in the past couple weeks include:
BHLM (black headlight mod)
Debadged-I had all the badges/emblems plastipped but think debadging looks much cleaner
Oracle halos on hi/low
Plast-dipped my front/rear chrome bumpers and also front grille and chrome grille surround.

I put Bilstein 5100's on all four sides to level it.

Just received my Volant CAI yesterday and started putting together. Wanted to get it installed tonight after work but it's rainy today, we'll see if it clears up. Tomorrow I am receiving my Aries bull guard so I'll install that tomorrow night.

Next mods:
4.5" rough country lift (next spring)
New tires (Keeping the stock steelies for now and will upgrade next year.)-going with Goodyear Duratracs, size TBD.

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bergermaister
09-27-2012, 02:14 PM
-going with Goodyear Duratracs, size TBD.



You'll love 'em - have about 18k on mine now and they still look new. Beefy but road friendly.

C.Hern5972
09-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Here are a couple shots i took with the cell phone. Lots of work done and still adding. Lots of stuff to order after the EXILE system is in the boat.



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Cigars n scotch
09-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Just installed an Aries Bull bar and Volant CAI.

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bergermaister
10-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Just rolled over 100k last night. Kind of a bitter sweet moment.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/100k-1.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/100k-2.jpg

mmandley
10-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Nice Berg, i like your truck its pretty sweet looking.

patrick232
10-01-2012, 11:50 AM
My new SUV, taking a break from a pickup.

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She goes in Tuesday for:
Clear bra for the bumper, hood and grill
Front window tint

Other than that she will stay stock

viking
10-04-2012, 11:23 PM
is she an LBZ?

OH yes she is!!

jpetty3023
01-17-2013, 08:48 PM
New set up
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/4FCF96BE-686D-47CD-A2C6-8B7E8F5DCBD0-55494-0000078CF6243878.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/0A9646CA-7C5F-4FE7-9246-282ABEAEA711-55494-0000078CE68AB249.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/E0D04795-7644-41A5-8699-AB6EE38D55FB-55494-0000078CCFA01E67.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/6951789C-CBD1-431A-A4F8-BFC62364646E-55494-0000078CE1A838AB.jpg


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wolfeman131
01-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Looking good there, petty!


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jpetty3023
01-17-2013, 09:10 PM
Thanks Wolfey....gonna cost me a ton to get to the TX jam thou!


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mmandley
01-17-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks Wolfey....gonna cost me a ton to get to the TX jam thou!


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Good looking truck, and hey its only money. At this rate we wont need retirement because the country will be so broke we wont be able to afford to have a hospital open

jpetty3023
01-17-2013, 09:28 PM
That's a good way to look at it mike.


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E4NASH
01-18-2013, 01:11 PM
Just installed an Aries Bull bar and Volant CAI.

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Been looking at a CAI as well. Any reason you chose the Volant over the TRD. BTW I think I've seen you on the Tundra Talk forum. You hang out there much?

E4NASH
01-18-2013, 01:12 PM
Petty, lookin good kid! What size tires are you running and what lift do you have?

jpetty3023
01-18-2013, 04:09 PM
thanks Erik. tires are 35x12.50x20 nitto trail grapplers m/t on a 6 inch RCX lift


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E4NASH
01-18-2013, 05:04 PM
thanks Erik. tires are 35x12.50x20 nitto trail grapplers m/t on a 6 inch RCX lift


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Those are the same tires I'm looking to get when these wear down (6 months). trying to decide whether I should go with 20's or stay with 18's. Will be getting new rims regardless anyway...

What kind and what offset are those wheels?

jpetty3023
01-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Rims are moto metal but I have no idea on offset. Tell me how to check or measure and i will


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E4NASH
01-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Rims are moto metal but I have no idea on offset. Tell me how to check or measure and i will


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I can check on the net if you tell me the model...they look great!

jpetty3023
01-18-2013, 05:37 PM
Moto metal 950 chrome I believe.


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rdlangston13
01-24-2013, 09:25 PM
So I just found out that the Dodge Hemi trucks have copper spark plugs with a service interval of 30,000 miles. So I am only 61,600 miles past due on my spark plug change. I was planning on waiting until I hit 100,000 miles and since I am at 91,600 I probably still will. Will be interesting to see what the old ones look like when I get them out.

rdlangston13
01-24-2013, 09:40 PM
Thanks Wolfey....gonna cost me a ton to get to the TX jam thou!


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its not that far of a drive for you. just half a ton

bergermaister
01-28-2013, 06:21 PM
So I just found out that the Dodge Hemi trucks have copper spark plugs with a service interval of 30,000 miles. So I am only 61,600 miles past due on my spark plug change. I was planning on waiting until I hit 100,000 miles and since I am at 91,600 I probably still will. Will be interesting to see what the old ones look like when I get them out.

Kinda weird to not have to do any tuneup stuff for so long isn't it. I just rolled over 100k not too long ago and figure I 'm due for a tune as well. Haven't done anything at all besides oil, filter, antifreeze, etc since I bought it 55k miles ago, figure it's time. Maybe I can squeeze a little better power and mpg back out of it again.

Debating on a tranny flush. Not sure if that would extend the life for a few more summers of boat pulling or just be flushing $ down the dipstick.

rdlangston13
01-28-2013, 06:58 PM
Kinda weird to not have to do any tuneup stuff for so long isn't it. I just rolled over 100k not too long ago and figure I 'm due for a tune as well. Haven't done anything at all besides oil, filter, antifreeze, etc since I bought it 55k miles ago, figure it's time. Maybe I can squeeze a little better power and mpg back out of it again.

Debating on a tranny flush. Not sure if that would extend the life for a few more summers of boat pulling or just be flushing $ down the dipstick.

I typically follow this schedule.

Oil and filter and tire rotation every 5,000 miles

Air filter every 15,000 miles

Tranny fluid every 25-30,000 miles

Rear diff, spark plugs, decarb, brake flush, power steering flush, coolant flush every 100,000 miles

I put 20-25,000 a year on my vehicles so I get up to 100k fairly quick


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rdlangston13
02-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Saw this today, I think they found the limitations of the Ford Raptor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2LDFWm4z3As

bergermaister
02-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Used Ford Raptor For Sale.
Recent Maintenance.
Just Lowered.
Make Offer.

New Guy
02-05-2013, 03:06 PM
a better video of the same deal.


http://youtu.be/JKQdlXvbWSU

wolfeman131
02-05-2013, 03:25 PM
glad to see the airbags deployed, but I've seen better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfmKwgrQzdE

chawk610
02-05-2013, 03:52 PM
a better video of the same deal.


http://youtu.be/JKQdlXvbWSU



"Hold my beer.. watch this!"

bergermaister
02-05-2013, 06:15 PM
You know, I just keep hearing Waylon Jennings in the back of my head - "Just the good ol' boys.... Never meanin no harm"

http://dicktersbedpan.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dukesfive5.jpg

rdlangston13
02-08-2013, 07:50 PM
They have TX registration sticker...Every thing is bigger in TX, including the pickup truck jumps

tnbrooks01
02-09-2013, 09:41 AM
Yeah that was at a TORO (Texas Off Road Organization) dirtbike race. One of my buddies was there. He says the dudes were pretty drunk and it was a dare/bet that the drunk dudes took seriously.

Mikey
02-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Became a pretty expensive bet if that was the case. Kinda hard puttin that one on insurance with all the video out there...

bzubke1
02-10-2013, 01:51 PM
Here's the two trucks the 21v spends most of it's time behind. The dodge is mine, it's an 03 cummins 6 speed with nearly 200k on it now. It's 100% stock besides a 4" turbo back straight pipe. Gets about 20-21mpg unloaded and 14-16 pulling, not too bad. The chevy is my brothers, it is a 2009 duramax. It sits on a 6" lift with 22x14 inch rims wrapped in 37" tires.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/FirstDay1.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/dustinstruck1.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k58/bzubke1/dustintruck.jpg

rdlangston13
02-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Ballers! I that the dodge that y'all took to Bethy Creek last year?


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jpetty3023
02-10-2013, 02:33 PM
pimp status


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bzubke1
02-11-2013, 12:45 AM
Yep we drove the dodge last year. Probably gonna have to make him tow the boat everywhere this year.

mmandley
02-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Yep we drove the dodge last year. Probably gonna have to make him tow the boat everywhere this year.

Do we need to get your brutha one of these? I have to remove mine quite a bit for one reason or another. LOL

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/GosmsPhoto1359060366626_zps9e4680a8.jpg

New Guy
02-11-2013, 01:13 PM
I love the nfab bars! The stock ones on the Tahoe are getting a little soft and I am thinking about picking a set of those up.

jpetty3023
02-11-2013, 01:32 PM
I've had nFabs on my last 2 trucks. great mod, can't go wrong


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E4NASH
02-11-2013, 08:18 PM
I've had nFabs on my last 2 trucks. great mod, can't go wrong


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Yup! Got 'em on the Tundra...love 'em!


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bzubke1
02-12-2013, 11:14 AM
At stock height I didn't like the nFabs on his truck cause the steps seemed in a weird spot but now that it's lifted they are perfect.

brtwlbrn5
02-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Was that 2009 Duramax at Dallas Ski Boats a few weeks ago??

bzubke1
02-15-2013, 02:13 PM
Yep, Justin and Brandon installed the lift. I remember seeing your boat, looked like you got a great stereo set up, and ballast too.

brtwlbrn5
02-15-2013, 04:51 PM
Yeah I recognized it because Justin was telling me about how he had to cut the front fender. That truck is so sweet!!

And thanks for the compliments. Definitely love cranking up the Wetsounds.

ian ashton
02-16-2013, 03:55 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/17/y2uda8at.jpg

Only pic I have towing so far; its a turbo diesel and I love it!

dusty2221
02-16-2013, 06:32 PM
Where do you put the rusty parts and 4 wheelers? I can't find the bed on that pic!?

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ian ashton
02-16-2013, 06:33 PM
I put rusty parts in the trash, and have a trailer for the rest :)

bzubke1
02-16-2013, 07:08 PM
Hey dusty, who did the tunes on your truck? how do you like them? dustin's looking into that right now.

dusty2221
02-16-2013, 08:50 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/17/jasarady.jpgIdaho Rob. I've got the DSP5 tune setup. I did the ecm swap program he offers. IIRC its

1. optimized stock +10
2. tow +40-50
3. mileage +70
4. street +90
5. race +120

5" exhaust from turbo back, pcv re routed, egr blocked, resonator blocked.

I absolutely love the thing. Washed her today.

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Grady
02-18-2013, 03:52 PM
Here's my 04 F150 I put a 2.5in level kit on during the Christmas holidays.

Before
16910

After
1691116912

tgoody14
02-18-2013, 05:23 PM
Grady - I like the leveling kit. Who did you go with?

I traded in my 2008 GMC Geared Up Edition for a 2013 Ford King Ranch two weeks ago. Been wanting one since I was a kid!

16920
16921
16922
16923

Grady
02-18-2013, 05:55 PM
[QUOTE=tgoody14;208473]Grady - I like the leveling kit. Who did you go with?

That's a sweet King Ranch!! I bought it off one of the ebay stores for like $45. Me and a buddy installed it in a couple of hours.

Spy60
02-18-2013, 06:36 PM
16924

All stock so far...but will pull anything I want.

mmandley
02-19-2013, 05:14 AM
16924

All stock so far...but will pull anything I want.

Good looking truck man.

Heres a pic of the new setup as of 2013.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130205_094619_zps458ae1a2.jpg

bbuhtz
10-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Updated... Put some new shoes on the beast. 35" toyos on 20" novakanes stock. Still needs to be cleaned from hunting tho.

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wolfeman131
10-29-2013, 04:33 PM
what were you hunting with an excavator?

trayson
10-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Our "truck" is my wife's "truck". (we get crap from some people who say it's not a real truck, but it's got a tailgate and a bed, so who cares if it's IFS/IRS with a trunk under the bed???)

2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL. Bought it with under 10k miles and it now has only 21k. It's Stock and rollin' on the stock 18's... (the wife doesn't mod things like I do).

The first trip out on the Supra:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RaoUbHpmHQM/UYKfgEs1s8I/AAAAAAAAN4k/wY2k4jt1Pq0/s1000/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg

I honestly have no desire to have a typical "truck". I'm prefectly happy driving my M3 cabrio or sportbike when it's sunny out, and driving my Audi wagon when it's raining. Plus, so many of these trucks lifted with giant tires that never see anything but pavement. I roll on 35's but it's so I can go places none of these pretty trucks would ever go.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QeMNdMGKB4k/TIZy3Ng1bsI/AAAAAAAAKkI/vjfmmrubHfM/s1000/CameraZOOM-20100906160932.jpg
(one of these days I might try pulling the Supra with the Jeep since it's got upgraded axles, brakes, etc; but the reciever is tweaked so it points a little down and the drawbar was at an angle to the coupler and it didn't want to hitch up the day I was gonna try it. it didn't help that the boat is parked on my sloped RV spot. In the end, I just take the wife's Ridgeline and have her drive the Audi for our 10 mile drive to the ramp...)

Bottom line is that I hate having redundant vehicles. The ridgeline is awesome to get the wife to work if it snows (AWD) and still gets decent gas mileage and gives her a comfy ride like an SUV. It still has a 5000 pound tow rating and gets the Supra to/from the launch just fine. It's never so much as spun a tire when pulling out the boat on the wet or even sandy pavement. It does have a bed that we've used to haul sheets of plywood, cinder blocks, a mess of old wheels/tires, and more. Plus, she has the trunk under the bed to put the groceries into when it's raining.

The Audi gets us up to the mountain during ski/snowboard season quite comfortably, and has plenty of hauling room in it's own right. And the M3 vert, the Sportbike, and the Jeep are just plain fun.

trayson
10-29-2013, 05:31 PM
There is a part of me though that wishes I would have kept my 2004 Explorer XLT V8 (single color factory paint, dropped on 20's, billet grills, dual exhaust, etc). It would have been a fun tow rig.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2wT33AITmVg/SNmqp1PaJCI/AAAAAAAAEAo/NX96Ikm4R-4/s800/IMG_0678.JPG

bbuhtz
10-29-2013, 05:55 PM
what were you hunting with an excavator?

BIG GAME! ha

Hoopskier
10-30-2013, 04:48 AM
Not the biggest but has one expensive acronym;

Just Empty Every Pocket, pulling Bust Out Another Thousand

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/hoopskier/c6ac2d63-e075-4250-a16a-7793fe48a409_zps2f76c5a4.jpg (http://s612.photobucket.com/user/hoopskier/media/c6ac2d63-e075-4250-a16a-7793fe48a409_zps2f76c5a4.jpg.html)

Also, sold of the Tundra a while back which is posted earlier in this thread

mikenehrkorn
10-30-2013, 08:18 AM
Not the biggest but has one expensive acronym;

Just Empty Every Pocket, pulling Bust Out Another Thousand

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt201/hoopskier/c6ac2d63-e075-4250-a16a-7793fe48a409_zps2f76c5a4.jpg (http://s612.photobucket.com/user/hoopskier/media/c6ac2d63-e075-4250-a16a-7793fe48a409_zps2f76c5a4.jpg.html)

Also, sold of the Tundra a while back which is posted earlier in this thread

Looks great -- I didn't realize those Jeeps had that kind of pulling power

zabooda
10-30-2013, 10:55 AM
They have pulling power but they don't have towing capability. 1,000 pounds. 2,000 with the four door. Great for moving the boat around the driveway though..lol. Thats why I have a pickup. I love to go to Moab and you hafta have one there. It does carry a 250 pound dirt bike..lol.

viking
10-30-2013, 11:04 AM
^^ that's great. Tow the jeep so you have a way to get the dirtbike there :)
I use my RZR-4 to move the outback around my place and in/out of the shop. Wouldn't stand a chance at a launch tho! I'd be in one of those "boat launch incidents videos" if i tried that. Its visited the dunes, trails, and street legal! It's been a good addition to say the least.
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd401/briankelli/Polaris%20RZR/Sand2012068.jpg

trayson
10-30-2013, 11:10 AM
They have pulling power but they don't have towing capability. 1,000 pounds. 2,000 with the four door. Great for moving the boat around the driveway though..lol. Thats why I have a pickup. I love to go to Moab and you hafta have one there. It does carry a 250 pound dirt bike..lol.

Come on now, it's 2,000 pounds for the 2 door and 3,500 for the 4 door unlimited.

And yeah, it's all about wheelbase. TJ's have basically the same running gear as a comparable Cherokee and the cherokees get 5000 to the TJ's 2000.

zabooda
10-30-2013, 12:55 PM
I stand corrected. Thanks Trayson. I knew I didn't have much to work with and it was an after thought to use the Jeep to tow only to find the dismal towing capacity..

irish-racing
10-30-2013, 03:47 PM
Here she is stock almost a year ago.
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/2013-06-21092252_resized_zps06d0e667.png (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/2013-06-21092252_resized_zps06d0e667.png.html)

Right after the 2.5" leveling kit, wheels and tires, and air bags
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/boatandtruck_zpse76639d0.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/boatandtruck_zpse76639d0.jpg.html)

Fender flares added, ehxaust and tuner (warranties are over rated)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130815_120430_resized_zps4a537cea.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130815_120430_resized_zps4a537cea.jpg.html)

They day I picked up my Mobius XLV
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130911_122458_resized_zpsc0772f84.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130911_122458_resized_zpsc0772f84.jpg.html)


2.5" Tough Country leveling kit
Firestone Ride-Rite Air helper springs w/ compressor
20"x10" Fuell Off-Road "Hostage" wheels wrapped in 295/60 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Diamond fender flares
AFE 4" turbo back straight pipe
Spartan Diesel Technologies tuner w/ 125hp tune

powerstroke99
10-31-2013, 06:37 AM
Driveway moving Rig
18744
Ecoboost 12' F150 FX4 crew, leveled with additional leaf in back for more payload.. pulls amazing great mpg.. Love it. just waiting for warranty to expire before i modify.
18745

18746

tgoody14
10-31-2013, 10:05 PM
Nice Ecoboost!!

Update:
2013 King Ranch Ecoboost
Just threw on a 2.5" Rough Country Level with 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers. Kept the stock wheels.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/mu5ytaqu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/dyqypyqe.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/re8uquda.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/6e4anasa.jpg

bergermaister
11-02-2013, 12:33 AM
Nice EcoBoost yourself!!! Those 35's look stuffed!

I have a buddy with an Ecoboost as well - be curious to hear what you see in mileage change with the new shoes. He's about due too so is looking at options.

tgoody14
11-02-2013, 08:51 AM
Thanks Berg!!! 😎

I was getting 15.5 on average beforehand. I have an 8 mile drive from the lake to town at 70mph then city lights, stopping and going traffic while in town. With the lift and tires I now get between 13.5-14 on average. Not a big difference, but it's all in how you drive. I love that on dash, instant mph gauge it helps tremendously on being able to see instant results when on and off the gas pedal!!!

On 12hr drives cross country at 80mph I was getting 18. I'm sure this will be drastically reduced now that I'm 6" taller than stock. I'll making that drive again in January and will let you know.

bergermaister
11-04-2013, 11:44 AM
Cool - I'll pass it on, show him some pics. I think he may not want to do a level kit due to warranty but we'll see.

I guess I never updated my own since this started so here goes.

New truck, old interior (pre-born-again).

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/P1110917.jpg

Finally got some new tread - stretched almost 50k out of the old MTs but was really pushing my luck!

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/tires1.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/tires2.jpg


Front windows are finally tinted too, not that you can tell in the dark.

Next up new Kenwood DVD deck and backup cam!

jsly04XLV
11-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Brand new rig. Definite strep up from the 07 Taco.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/4yqagysy.jpg
2013 Tundra 4x4.

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clarkely
11-04-2013, 05:24 PM
My truck
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/20130410_124509.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/2011%20Silverado/20130410_124509.jpg.html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/20130410_124544.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/2011%20Silverado/20130410_124544.jpg.html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/20130806_112312.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/20130806_112312.jpg.html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/20130806_164903.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/20130806_164903.jpg.html)
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clarkely
11-04-2013, 05:28 PM
and the other tow vehicle .... the Wifes

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMzMS0wMDU4Ni5qcGc.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMzMS0wMDU4Ni5qcGc.jpg. html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BU2VhIElzbGUgQ2l0eS0yMDEyMDgxMS0wMDE3Ny5qcGc.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BU2VhIElzbGUgQ2l0eS0yMDEyMDgxMS0wMDE3Ny5qcGc.jpg. html)

bergermaister
11-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Nice rides - the burb has a Police Interceptor look to it!

irish-racing
02-26-2014, 04:48 PM
Got my new N-Fab bumper with 4 9" Hella lights put on today.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_20140226_163117_resized_zpsc473fb90.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_20140226_163117_resized_zpsc473fb90.jpg.html)

clarkely
02-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Guess I screwed up my wife's suburban photo links...

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMzMS0wMDU4Ni5qcGc.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMzMS0wMDU4Ni5qcGc.jpg. html)

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2008%20Suburban/DSC_0772.jpg (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2008%20Suburban/DSC_0772.jpg.html)

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kaneboats
02-26-2014, 10:04 PM
Look at you all Secret Service and cool. Hope you wear black shades. Love it.

KG's Supra24
02-27-2014, 12:20 AM
I love that bumper! I haven't justified the cost to myself yet.

Couple more recent pics. Air bag talk on the other thread made me think of em. Need new pics with mud tires.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/27/a8yrydaj.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/27/9ysaqy2y.jpg

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moombadaze
02-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Kyle, your truck looks like its riding level in those shots

KG's Supra24
02-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Those are pics with the air bags. Only thing I've change since that is new mud tires. I'd love that bumper a couple pics above :)

irish-racing
02-27-2014, 09:43 AM
I love that bumper! I haven't justified the cost to myself yet.

Couple more recent pics. Air bag talk on the other thread made me think of em. Need new pics with mud tires.





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Thanks. You have a bada$$ looking truck. I ordered it around Christmas and they were running a deal on xtremedieselperformance.com for $750 instead of $1,000 so I said screw it. Eventually I am going to do a 32" LED 3,200 lumen light bar instead of the 4 9" lights.

What bags do you have? I did the firestone air helper springs on mine with an onboard compressor.

bergermaister
02-27-2014, 09:45 AM
I've been wondering about adding bags when we add a trailer or 5th wheel to the mix - guess I'll have to wait and see. I may be sitting too high for a 5er.

Couple updates - new toyos, dual steer stabilizer, tinted front glass to match the rest. I've had a new touchscreen DVD HU, amp, backup cam, etc. sitting in the garage since October waiting to go in. Waiting for a non-busy, dry, semi warm weekend that is...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/IMG_7589.jpg

KG's Supra24
02-27-2014, 09:47 AM
What bags do you have? I did the firestone air helper springs on mine with an onboard compressor.

I think mine are the firestone but I didn't go with the onboard compressor. If I did it again, I'd add the compressor.

irish-racing
02-27-2014, 09:52 AM
There is a picture from the front. I love the look of it. I looked at a ton of bumpers but I really can't justify 2K for a bumper from like Road Armor or anywhere.

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20140226_131255_resized_zps183dba03.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20140226_131255_resized_zps183dba03.jpg.html)

irish-racing
02-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Yeah I am glad I went with the compressor. Makes life so much easier. You can still add the compressor now. Just sayin

irish-racing
02-27-2014, 09:55 AM
I've been wondering about adding bags when we add a trailer or 5th wheel to the mix - guess I'll have to wait and see. I may be sitting too high for a 5er.

Couple updates - new toyos, dual steer stabilizer, tinted front glass to match the rest. I've had a new touchscreen DVD HU, amp, backup cam, etc. sitting in the garage since October waiting to go in. Waiting for a non-busy, dry, semi warm weekend that is...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/IMG_7589.jpg

How much lift do you have? I have been thinking about doing the dual steering stabilizers but I will probably wait until this fall when I do my 4" lift. Nice lookin truck.

mmandley
02-27-2014, 11:45 AM
Heres the new set up.

I have been doing a lot of reseach on the Roadmaster Active Suspension and I think I am finally ready to pull that trigger. With a 10% up to 40% over load on the adjustments I can set it up with no sag.

Plus it stops wheel hop, axle wrap from torque when you mash the skinny pedal.
I have always had air bags but I don't like the stiff harsh ride of the rear end. The RAS is claimed to be a very simular to factory when unloaded as well as loaded.

This is stock, once I get the RAS installed I'll get measurements of ride height and drop with the boat.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/New%20Eco/IMAG0009_zps5lkv60gn.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/New%20Eco/IMAG0009_zps5lkv60gn.jpg.html)

viking
02-27-2014, 01:00 PM
I've been wondering about adding bags when we add a trailer or 5th wheel to the mix - guess I'll have to wait and see. I may be sitting too high for a 5er.

Couple updates - new toyos, dual steer stabilizer, tinted front glass to match the rest. I've had a new touchscreen DVD HU, amp, backup cam, etc. sitting in the garage since October waiting to go in. Waiting for a non-busy, dry, semi warm weekend that is...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/IMG_7589.jpg

BERG,
Never too high for a 5'er - JK. Really depends on trailer and truck. Alot of trailers come pretty high as it is and might not need much modification other than adjustments on the hitch. There is usually a good couple inches of adjustment on them (at least my B&W there is).
Air bags are a must imo if your going to be doing some heavy hauling/towing. I added them when I was pulling our 26ft. bumper pull and it helped alot. With 6" lift on the Duramax I did have to lift the fifth wheel as you know and go with a full travel air bag set-up from Cognito as standard factory size kit wasn't gonna work.

moombadaze
02-27-2014, 02:15 PM
well that explains why its sitting level

bergermaister
02-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Thanks Irish - It's riding on a Superlift 4" kit. I did have a bit of death wobble here and there on a hard uneven hit but the dual stabilizer masked/fixed it well enough.

If we go the 5er route I'm going to have to ditch the canopy and probably end up with a tonneau. Then air bags would be a must since the ones we've been looking at are triple axle monsters.

If we go the trailer route I'll bet the weight distribution hitch will take most any tail sag out of the equation.

Boonejeepin
02-27-2014, 06:25 PM
I've been wondering about adding bags when we add a trailer or 5th wheel to the mix - guess I'll have to wait and see. I may be sitting too high for a 5er.

Couple updates - new toyos, dual steer stabilizer, tinted front glass to match the rest. I've had a new touchscreen DVD HU, amp, backup cam, etc. sitting in the garage since October waiting to go in. Waiting for a non-busy, dry, semi warm weekend that is...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/F350/IMG_7589.jpg

You can flip the axles on some 5ers.

clarkely
02-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Most axles are flipped already now a days... Almost all ride springs above now...

I am a big fan of bags and onboard air to adjust as necessary.... Been using airlift smart air as an easy all inclusive system....

Also run a viar dual compressor set up to a 8.5 gallon tank for the train horn and air connection for tools... Tires.... Rafts...

Air bags really come into play for the camper....

I also like my auxiliary fuel tank.... So I get fuel when I want...... Not because I have to..... Carrying 76 gallons total...

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clarkely
02-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Look at you all Secret Service and cool. Hope you wear black shades. Love it.

Actually I do wear black shades.... But suburban is wifeys

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wolfeman131
02-27-2014, 10:17 PM
Did a little mod to my rig

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/ce7300cc303803b57039a891dbf335ff.jpg