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01-18-2015 03:25 PM
TireFryerSS Heres my set up. Nothing special but it runs/hauls well. 08 F350/40ft gooseneck. Empty weight is over 18k lbs.

01-18-2015 10:49 AM
rerod
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Originally Posted by 91yjstroker View Post
98.5 cummins with goodies comming back from fordyce a week or two ago. The bigger tires really let the truck sit in the powerband better, was turning 26-2700 at 70mph with the o/d off. The XMLs hooked up awesome in the snow. The ice on the other hand was a big no go. Was an interesting back down with tow rigs and trailers lining the road and a 24ft deckover. All that oil isnt from my pig either just where i stopped to load the jeep out of the way of traffic.
Bad ass thanks for sharing
01-18-2015 10:23 AM
dick7 Sold my old tow rig, this 00 2500 Chevy 6.0. Only had 109k miles but it was getting far more rotted than I was comfortable with.


Found this two days later. 02 GMC 2500HD, 6.0L, 168k miles. Only a regular cab 2wd, but also only half of what I sold my other truck for. And this one doesnt have a speck of rust on it


Then found this fiberglass bed cover for it dirt cheap. Used to be for a Terminix truck. I dont trust people to keep their sticky fingers off my gear when Im out wheeling. I think its going to work out a little better than a full camper shell like I had on the last truck. The side doors are huge and making getting to the entire bed very easy.
01-08-2015 07:42 PM
MR4WD
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Originally Posted by Mark13 View Post
You'll like it. Those LBZ trucks are a dream to drive, the duramaxtuner tunes will make it even better. I've got a similar truck to you with tunes from Duramaxtuner and it's treated me very well no matter where I am or what I'm doing with it.



The 285's look pretty good on there! I was considering going to a 245 on my 550 after the 225s wear out but now I might have to go bigger to a 265. I think 285s would be over kill. How are you liking te Toyo tires so far? I've got the factory Continentals that suck and plan to go to Michelins next.
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Originally Posted by Gearhed View Post
Looks great, how are you liking the Toyos? I have continental HDR's on mine.
Thanks guys. The downsides to 285's are the rounded tread and I needed wheel spacers out back. The front tread is also wider which kicks crap up onto the fenders, so I have a better set of mudflaps on order for th front and rear.

The fronts seem to have a better contact patch at 75psi than the rears do at 60psi. I'll keep dropping the pressure in the rear to get the tires to sit flat. (Unless I'm towing) Good, quiet tires. They do ok on the hwy, drop the rpm to a more reasonable level. They are very squirmy out back, but with a 2.5" spacer per side, I'm 8'6" to the outside of the tires. I feel like with a lower pressure, narrower spacers (I'm looking at how I can get something in the 1" range) and after th tires get broke in, it might not wallow so bad in the ruts on the hwy.

Not a lot of information out there about mounting 285's on ford 19.5's. everybody says you'll die if you do, but Everybody running them says no problem. I'm the latter crowd, no problem so far. I'm looking forward to pulling my toyhauler. I wouldn't hesitate to buy these tires again, an "aggressive" mud and snow rated 19.5". I'd put 265's on a work truck with a 1/2" spacer all day long.
01-08-2015 08:00 AM
Gearhed
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Originally Posted by MR4WD View Post
2015 F-450. Taken over christmas during a visit to the old mans. 2" lift, 285/19.5's toyos installed, bumper and slip tank installed.
Looks great, how are you liking the Toyos? I have continental HDR's on mine.
01-07-2015 09:33 PM
Mark13
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Originally Posted by nvr-enough View Post
Thanks guys I'm happy with the truck so far, I hope it treats me well in the long run.
You'll like it. Those LBZ trucks are a dream to drive, the duramaxtuner tunes will make it even better. I've got a similar truck to you with tunes from Duramaxtuner and it's treated me very well no matter where I am or what I'm doing with it.

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Originally Posted by MR4WD View Post
2015 F-450. Taken over christmas during a visit to the old mans. 2" lift, 285/19.5's toyos installed, bumper and slip tank installed.
The 285's look pretty good on there! I was considering going to a 245 on my 550 after the 225s wear out but now I might have to go bigger to a 265. I think 285s would be over kill. How are you liking te Toyo tires so far? I've got the factory Continentals that suck and plan to go to Michelins next.
01-06-2015 08:29 PM
jd87
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Originally Posted by DirtRoads View Post
That's pretty slick. Interior pictures? Is that stock suspension currently? I know you said you want to swap to SD springs with a shackle reversal, I just wasn't sure what you have now.
I don't have any interior pictures of it. I could take one but it's gotten pretty dirty inside lately. Just the factory blue with split bench seat. I put a power slider in and it has a nice stereo with 2 crystal 10's behind the back seat. It's all stock suspension except for the 2.5" add-a-leafs in the front and ride-rite air bags in the rear. Another thing I forgot it needs is the windows tinted. It feels way too exposed right now.
01-05-2015 10:33 PM
gtxracer
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Originally Posted by 91yjstroker View Post
98.5 cummins with goodies comming back from fordyce a week or two ago. The bigger tires really let the truck sit in the powerband better, was turning 26-2700 at 70mph with the o/d off. The XMLs hooked up awesome in the snow. The ice on the other hand was a big no go. Was an interesting back down with tow rigs and trailers lining the road and a 24ft deckover. All that oil isnt from my pig either just where i stopped to load the jeep out of the way of traffic.
Great looking rig, always loved that color! Any more shots with the XMLs?
01-05-2015 09:23 PM
91yjstroker 98.5 cummins with goodies comming back from fordyce a week or two ago. The bigger tires really let the truck sit in the powerband better, was turning 26-2700 at 70mph with the o/d off. The XMLs hooked up awesome in the snow. The ice on the other hand was a big no go. Was an interesting back down with tow rigs and trailers lining the road and a 24ft deckover. All that oil isnt from my pig either just where i stopped to load the jeep out of the way of traffic.
01-05-2015 08:31 PM
MR4WD 2015 F-450. Taken over christmas during a visit to the old mans. 2" lift, 285/19.5's toyos installed, bumper and slip tank installed.
01-05-2015 01:51 PM
Wspen12 Here is my newest one, had for almost a year. 1999 F250 v10. 6" lift, 35x12.5 nitto mud grabbers. (horrible for driving on the road, will have new ones soon) The whine from the grabbers is ridiculous. SuperChips programmer (on gassers is pointless IMO) but runs good. Here is a few shots of what all I've pulled so far.

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01-05-2015 01:07 PM
JuicyJuice4x4 Finally got a picture of my tow rig actually pulling something
Unloaded

Loaded
01-05-2015 12:40 PM
nvr-enough
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Originally Posted by jd87 View Post
97 F350

Nice truck, I love OBS CCLB rigs.
01-05-2015 12:38 PM
DirtRoads
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Originally Posted by jd87 View Post
After:


On my way to a weekend wheelin' trip (admittedly pulled over with a froze up brake caliper ):


That's pretty slick. Interior pictures? Is that stock suspension currently? I know you said you want to swap to SD springs with a shackle reversal, I just wasn't sure what you have now.
01-05-2015 12:31 PM
nvr-enough
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Originally Posted by jopickens View Post
"2006 3500, LBZ"

Good lookin' truck... I really like those factory wheels.
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Originally Posted by Mark13 View Post
They appear to be Hummer H2 wheels with factory center caps off a 2007.5-2010 truck.
Yup, good eye! Center caps were robbed from my buddy's 07.5 GMC 2500HD.
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Originally Posted by D45 View Post
^^^^^this

17x8.5" H2s with 5.5" backspacing

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Originally Posted by jopickens View Post
haha 2 funny... I've run H2s before... Factory center cap fitment in the example above is nice!
I actually thought to myself - wow, GM used an H2 'looking' wheel on something else...
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Originally Posted by Tommy R View Post
I agree. That looks real sharp!
Thanks guys I'm happy with the truck so far, I hope it treats me well in the long run.
01-05-2015 11:13 AM
bf looks good, i miss my 94 f350 on occasion when i see pics like this. bravo for bringing one back from the dead.
01-04-2015 09:54 PM
jd87 97 F350 Powerstroke I bought from an insurance auction sideswiped with 61k miles on it. Took 3 years to rebuild it in between work and other projects. Painted it sonic blue pearl, welded up all the emblem holes, retrofit HID projectors into some cheap clear headlight housings. Already had a 4" exhaust and downpipe installed. Been driving it about 2-1/2 years and now have it up to 79k miles. Waiting on my TS performance 6-position chip to get here and install. Still need to spray a bedliner in it, replace the front add-a-leafs with a shackle reverse kit with super duty springs, and regear to 4.10's (WTF WOULD ANYONE PUT 3.55'S IN ONE OF THESE?!). My Toyota hogs all my spare shop time so the daily driver doesn't get the time it needs in there.

Even though it doesn't ride as nice or have as much power as my '05 6.0 I had before, it's definitely my favorite truck I've ever had. I've always had a soft spot for these OBS Power Strokes.

Totalled grandpa-mobile before:


After:


On my way to a weekend wheelin' trip (admittedly pulled over with a froze up brake caliper ):
01-04-2015 02:38 PM
Tommy R I agree. That looks real sharp!
01-04-2015 02:36 PM
jopickens haha 2 funny... I've run H2s before... Factory center cap fitment in the example above is nice!
I actually thought to myself - wow, GM used an H2 'looking' wheel on something else...
01-04-2015 02:22 PM
D45 ^^^^^this

17x8.5" H2s with 5.5" backspacing
01-04-2015 01:54 PM
Mark13
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Originally Posted by jopickens View Post
Good lookin' truck... I really like those factory wheels.
They appear to be Hummer H2 wheels with factory center caps off a 2007.5-2010 truck.
01-04-2015 11:30 AM
jopickens "2006 3500, LBZ"

Good lookin' truck... I really like those factory wheels.
01-03-2015 10:47 PM
nvr-enough Old set up, 2004 Z71 Tahoe, 5.3. Did okay towing the XJ but I want to move to a bigger set-up in the future.

New rig I picked up a month back. 2006 3500, LBZ, Allison, leather, Duramaxtuner 5 position tune, 5" MBRP. Planning on keeping it pretty stock and hopefully reliable, just thinking a built trans, egr delete and lift pump in the future.
01-03-2015 07:56 PM
knaffie 2015 F350
01-03-2015 07:14 PM
Totalled 1994 F-350 460/E4OD. Just put Alcoa's and 265/75/16 Duratrac's on it.
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