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Old 04-20-2011, 11:38 PM
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summer plans for the truck

so this summer i hope to work more and get money, im getting tired of my friends making fun of my truck lol. so this summer i plan on doing some mods and things.

1) finish te exhaust, got the hooker long tube headers, and 8 inch glass packs
going to do true dual no cats. waiting to get a quote on a price from a place were my friend got sponsered for drifting (10% off )
2) engine rebuild, Sealed Power MKP6116A-000 - Federal Mogul Premium Engine Rebuild Kits - Overview - SummitRacing.com, get the block machined and honed, ( my other friends dad is a mechanic and said he will do it for free )
3) paint, black glossy paint im getting tired of the front being black and back being white lol,Summit Racing SUM-CSUMUP300 - Summit Racing Equipment® Acrylic Urethane Paint Combos - Overview - SummitRacing.com (my uncle can help me paint because he worked at an auto body shop )
4) roll on bed liner Dupli-Color BAK2010 - Dupli-Color Bed Armor Truck Bed Coating - Overview - SummitRacing.com
5) 4inch lift kit, rough country ( i know people are going to say its a sh***y brand but i dont care, i dont do hard core wheelin')
6) 33 or 35inch firestone tires, (my brothers friend deals with firestone so i can get a discount )

tell me what you think, and id like to hear your plans for your trucks

Tyler
 
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:44 PM
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it all sounds swell....Except I'd go Herculiner over Duplicolor any day....

Also, for a performance bump, advance your dizzy a couple of degrees...

My plans are-
Cam swap
Rear gear swap 3.55
Paint
Finish lowering the truck....Maybe an LED bar under the tailgate....And a rollpan...
 
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:32 AM
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i was thinking of doing a cam swap but desided to keep it stock lol
 
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I would consider regearing it for the larger tires.

I would not go with a DIY bedliner.

While the 4 inch lift you want may not be the best one, at least its not a body lift.
 
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Originally Posted by SideWinder4.9l View Post
it all sounds swell....Except I'd go Herculiner over Duplicolor any day....

Also, for a performance bump, advance your dizzy a couple of degrees...

My plans are-
Cam swap
Rear gear swap 3.55
Paint
Finish lowering the truck....Maybe an LED bar under the tailgate....And a rollpan...
I don't see an LED light bar working very well with a roll pan.
 
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i wouldnt buy a roll pan after what happened to me lol
 
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I don't see an LED light bar working very well with a roll pan.
Why not? They fit up under the tailgate, if I'm not mistaken....And the rollpans have a sort of lip at the top....Like this one...
 
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X-2 with the gears , with 33-35 you will need to regear to something like 4.56....
 
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Are you refering to me, Lew?
 
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I was refering to the OP , i think 3.55 would be a good for you with the I 6.....
 
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I want more pulling power.....And still keep the highway mileage....I'm running stock tires.....

Out of curiousity, with the 3.55 gears, and a Hurst shifter, will it be a BOG difference in the way the truck accelerates?
 
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I think the gears will help with the pulling power , i don't do much work on the I6 , so i can't say how much it will help acceleration , but i like the hurst shifter , my son had one in a ranger and it made a nice difference in the shifting .....
 
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I've tracked a used one down for $160....shipped....Gonna take the dually off to pay for it, and maybe a gear set.....
 
 


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