Absolutely nothing was/is wrong with it. I was warned about short drives to work (I'm under 5 miles) in cold weather and my climate. Replacing oem stainless steel with aluminumized has it's drawbacks, i.e.......rust. Quite happy with the route that I took. I'm guessing my local exhaust guru won't charge me over $30 and it's well worth it for me.ApproachMedium wrote:So whats wrong with a 3 inch cat back? ............
3" is the sweet spot for these, IMO. However for the system to live it needs to heat up enough to burn out the condensation. Climates with higher humidity lead to more water. Short trips don't get the system hot enough. A big pipe like this can rot out quickly. In those cases a smaller pipe may be a better choice. Stainless would be ideal, but expensive.ApproachMedium wrote:So whats wrong with a 3 inch cat back? Inquiring minds would like to know ...
Check out the front of Jim's truck. He liked the chrome too and opened his up.I wish there was a chrome front bumper for these that had more than a 1/2 inch of it visible.
Sorry to disappoint but, that was an older photo that I took to show how the exhaust was routed versus the oem setup.HenryJ wrote:................Reed! The underside looks really good! I'm impressed. Almost as good as looking under your hood .............
It was for me Best bang for the buck to be sure.ApproachMedium wrote: Is the increase in performance really that much different?
I think so too!Jongo88 wrote:That brush/grill guard would look good on my truck!!!!
ApproachMedium wrote:So you plan on putting all the goodies back on when the road trip is over?..................................
Yes. Isn't that the only location that they were built at?ApproachMedium wrote:.............Was yours a Linden built truck?
F9K9 wrote:Yes. Isn't that the only location that they were built at?ApproachMedium wrote:.............Was yours a Linden built truck?
I purchased from "Doc" he was a member here. He deployed shortly after I purchased them. They are the "Rhino" brand.paintballrocker wrote:F9K9, whered you get your tail light gaurds? ive looked everywhere but cant find any
Good looking truck Be sure to post in the readers rides thread and tell us a little about it.kpietrowski wrote:hey guys my names kyle im new to the forum thought id post a pic
F9K9 wrote:I purchased from "Doc" he was a member here. He deployed shortly after I purchased them. They are the "Rhino" brand.paintballrocker wrote:F9K9, whered you get your tail light gaurds? ive looked everywhere but cant find any
BTW. are you getting my PMs?
HeLlwig EZ550 AALs
Bilstein heavy duty shocks
SuperLift Steering Stabilizer
Daystar Greaseless Shackles
Energy Front Sway Bar "POLY" kit
Yep, looks like you found it. I apologize for not seeing your questions earlier. BTW......if, I had a "do over", I would have done the Boise Spring Works rather than the shackles and AAL._STUCKY wrote:I'll bet with more reading I could find that out myself ..........
That's going to have to wait awhile. My CC is in Houston and some 1,100 miles away. Remind me around the first of next month._STUCKY wrote:Could you get me a picture of the leaf setup, please? I want to see the shackle angle, with the longer shackle. And how much difference in height do you have between the front and rear? As in the "rake" of the truck.
F9K9 wrote:Spent a couple of hours on the Rhino tail light guards removing the flaking powder coat and prepping them for painting. I used a Dewalt grinder with a 80 grit flapper wheel, a wire wheel on a drill and a Dremel barrel sander and hit it with a couple coats of primer. I'm unsure on what to use as the final coat or even if, I want to reinstall them. I have had good luck with the rattle can bed liner on the brush guard but, I have become fond of the Rustoleum "hammered" paints.
I have a PA 2" BL. I had to lose my 2nd gen. tow hooks. I picked up some 1st gen tow hooks and had the brush guard modded by a shop to work with them. The mounting had to be modded anyway because I purchased the guard used, from a ZR2 member and the front frame horns differ.Jongo88 wrote:.............I'm finely getting a brush guard... Do you have a BL??? If you do what did you do to get the brush guard to fit???
I hope to get it tomorrow...
You should be golden then. You might want to tell the future buyer (after the deal is sealed) about the possible drawbacks of using the hooks as a recovery point if, you end up using spacers.Jongo88 wrote:I moved the tow hooks to the bottom just for looks.... I would never use them...
ApproachMedium wrote:What exactly is the proper use and function of the tow hooks on the front?
This is going to be interesting.ApproachMedium wrote:Began Stage 1 of project new life for my Crew today. ............
Not afraid of anything but 1,000' plus drop offs......LOLApproachMedium wrote:LOL are you afraid? I guess I am taking some risks at doing such work to a vehicle with a quarter of a million miles on it.
F9K9 wrote:A little grinder dust to prep for new rattle can. Also the 4th POS Optima laid down on my wife in Houston. That's three red tops and one yellow top in 8 years. Never again!!!!! I don't know what the Platinum Diehard cost but, I told her to ignore the sticker shock and never look back!
Looks great!williamcstonejr wrote:Got the shell on Friday and my tires came in so I got started today since I am working 10 hour days six daysa week. Hopefully thisln will work for all of the picks I took today. No one had the window adheasive in town so I ordered it off Amazon and temp riveted the sheet metal so I can get my tires on this week.
rlrnr53 wrote:I'll change both front calipers and new pads, and hopefully that will take care of the problem.
_STUCKY wrote:rlrnr53 wrote:I'll change both front calipers and new pads, and hopefully that will take care of the problem.
I'd have the rotors turned down and resurfaced. For the price that places charge for it, you might as well while you are in there.
rlrnr53 wrote:Rotors appear to be good, if not, it'll have to wait until the money situation improves. A mild heart attack and some medical problems my wife had in late June have put us way behind.
Hang tough! You guys are in our thoughts.rlrnr53 wrote:................. I feel blessed.
Those have to be. Only two sets made for CC and only one with the stand off rail.HenryJ wrote:Those would be the long stranded set for sale in the classifieds would they?
You did well! My memory is failing but, I think those were originally over $500 new with shipping.ApproachMedium wrote:Yes sir you are correct! It just happend to work out that the seller and I were going to be around the same place at the same time.
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