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Old 05-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Nice! Where did you get the mud flaps from?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:04 PM
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I broke out the 357 Magnum this afternoon:

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Made a little mess:

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Then got out the pressure washer to spray it all out of the cracks and gave it a bath to get the rest off. I think it came out pretty good.

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Total time was about 4 hour including clean-up and burger grilling.

Only thing I didn't do was the roof. I'll get it next time.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 PM
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Exhaust is almost done. After I test fitted it all, I took the 4 inch exhaust off and finish welded, it and painted it. That is drying as we speak.

Went to the parts store and got some manifold stud kits, the come with studs springs and nuts. I wanted the springs out of the kits to run on my ball collectors.



Going out now to put the shock brackets and shocks on, than put the exhaust back on, and start it up, cure the paint, and check all the bolts for tightness after it cools off.
What's the benefit of the springs versus just bolting it down?
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Nice! Where did you get the mud flaps from?
Came with the rig when I bought it. Lol

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What's the benefit of the springs versus just bolting it down?
The ball and socket style collectors tend to leak after multible heat/cooling cycles due to the different thickness materials between th flanges, bolts and pipes when they are bolted with regular bolts. Alot of guys with the Hedmans complained about it, so I figure ill use these to prevent it.
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They were probably thinking of safe handling for the stock ride height.
Ummm, no, because stock ride height OEM springs are EVIL! They suck big green.....you know whats!

Now, swap in a set of stock ride height OEM F250/350 springs and everything is golden!!!



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I broke out the 357 Magnum this afternoon:

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Made a little mess:

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Then got out the pressure washer to spray it all out of the cracks and gave it a bath to get the rest off. I think it came out pretty good.

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Total time was about 4 hour including clean-up and burger grilling.

Only thing I didn't do was the roof. I'll get it next time.
Looks just like a black truck should!!

357 magnum huh? I'll have to look into it. Im getting ready to order the blackfire wet diamond kit to try out. Not liking the turtlewax ice stuff Ive been using!
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:53 PM
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Looks just like a black truck should!!

357 magnum huh? I'll have to look into it. Im getting ready to order the blackfire wet diamond kit to try out. Not liking the turtlewax ice stuff Ive been using!
It's actually green, not black.

Found the stuff here:
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Their purple tire dressing is good stuff too.
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Finally! After a LONG wait for powder coating and dealing with 13.3v charge levels my old failing OEM alternator for FAR too long, I can't wait to put it in over the weekend:

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What's the benefit of the springs versus just bolting it down?
Springs are also often used on motorcycles and snowmobiles and probably atv's to keep pipes and their joints from breaking.
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Finally! After a LONG wait and dealing with 13.3v charge levels with my old failing OEM alt I can't wait to put it in over the weekend:

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Looks yummy!

Specs? Price?
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Looks yummy! Specs? Price?
It's the DCPower Inc. 250Amp XP Series. Specs and link below. Cost? Ridiculous! But I spent more on the BPD FICM and when I replace a part I never want to worry about it again. This thing puts out more amps at idle than my old one did at max rpms and with the kids A/V system, upgraded stereo and the additional lights I'm planning to install I need all the idle amps I can get. If I need to go dual alternators later I'll be amazed but then I'll just get another 250A...

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i was able to keep the Ex clean today.not easy. but i think she will see some garage time because they are calling for...wait for it...SNOW! friday night it could actually stack up! if it happens it would be the latest snow fall on record. i'm seriously getting tired of this winter from hell.

im with you, this snow is awful punishment its supposed to be nice by now! dang that old man winter!!
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I got an insurance check today for two tires. Someone apparently doesn't like me, they have been cutting my tires. Good thing I have a $100 deductible on my comprehensive.

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