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02-11-2015 11:07 AM
AZLugz
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Originally Posted by rerod View Post
Yea, doubt many of us want to see your boss's truck
I think its a sweet setup....don't care if it belongs to him or his boss


OK guys, from now on gotta show pink slips so we know its yours
02-11-2015 12:05 AM
rockyota83
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Originally Posted by TrailTamer XJ View Post
You made my truck feel fat.

My truck is a 97 12v Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 that weight in 8600 with my typical stuff I bring with me (transfer tank and tool box with crap in it). Although from what i've read that 1st gen rams are lighter out of all but your's have way bigger tires and an utility bed with spare parts in it but still weight 1k less than mine.

I also beat hard on my 12v and on rough dirt roads. good truck.
if i recall correctly the 1st gens are almost 1k lighter then the second gens, thanks for making my truck feel lighter
02-10-2015 11:30 PM
TrailTamer XJ
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Originally Posted by rockyota83 View Post
thanks, shes a heavy pig(7600 as you see it) and she gets beat hard and on rough dirt roads, gets the job done.
You made my truck feel fat.

My truck is a 97 12v Ram 2500 CCLB 4x4 that weight in 8600 with my typical stuff I bring with me (transfer tank and tool box with crap in it). Although from what i've read that 1st gen rams are lighter out of all but your's have way bigger tires and an utility bed with spare parts in it but still weight 1k less than mine.

I also beat hard on my 12v and on rough dirt roads. good truck.
02-10-2015 11:11 PM
rockyota83
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Originally Posted by Highrolleres View Post
Nice rig you have there. All business!
thanks, shes a heavy pig(7600 as you see it) and she gets beat hard and on rough dirt roads, gets the job done.
02-10-2015 10:07 PM
Highrolleres
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Originally Posted by rockyota83 View Post
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Nice rig you have there. All business!
02-10-2015 12:11 PM
rerod
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Originally Posted by Wspen12 View Post
His rig is probably something like this...

No.. He's got a cool build going on, so why post his boss's truck..?
02-10-2015 12:06 PM
rockyota83 90 dodge cummins, rebuilt nv4500 w/upgraded output shaft, np205, chevy d60 front, cross over steering springless hi steer arms w/EMF chromo tie rod ends on the drag link, dually 14b rear w/ARB 4.10 gears, 37" military take offs, 63" chevy rear leafs with shackle flip and no lift blocks, 52" rear chevy leafs up front relocated shackle hanger boxed in through frame, 15k pound hitch tied into a reunel bumper thats boxed in on the crane side, 2k pound crane, bucket seats out of a mini van, 4" straight pipe all the way back, stahl utility bed full of spare parts pulls a 18ft jp buggy hauler flat no dove tail w/good welds



future upgrades
old 50s or 60s cab
chromo 35 spline shafts and an ARB for the front axle
intercooler so i can turn the engine up without burning it up
dual turbos bigger injectors arp stud etc
rock guards for the utility bed in case it needs to recover a dead rig off fordyce
build front bumper with winch and a hitch for hooking my trailer up to winch dead rigs on, was going to put a winch on the trailer but i like this idea better, and i can use it to winch rigs on friends trailers too.
02-10-2015 12:06 PM
Wspen12 His rig is probably something like this...

02-10-2015 11:34 AM
rerod
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Originally Posted by AZLugz View Post
really?
Yea, doubt many of us want to see your boss's truck
02-10-2015 11:32 AM
AZLugz really?
02-10-2015 11:17 AM
rerod
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Originally Posted by lunacy View Post
New company rig
I thought this thread was called "Show us your tow rig"
02-10-2015 10:45 AM
lunacy Apparently I posted this in the wrong area, please see new thread. Sorry to ruffle feathers. I almost killed myself, but I decided to make things right instead.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-r...l#post30234290
02-09-2015 07:01 PM
jperecko
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Originally Posted by jd87 View Post
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.

On my way to a weekend wheelin' trip (admittedly pulled over with a froze up brake caliper ):
How tall tires are you running now?
I have a 97 OBS PS as well but am thinking of going the other way with the gears- from 4.10 to 3.55. I still have close to stock tires and will keep them- only 2wd
It is my work truck and has a utility bed so it hauls its fair share of weight around. but does not tow heavy often.

I was thinking I would drop the RPM a bit on the highway as I do not like cruising over 2k rpm and as I am now I pretty much keep it under 60- a little slow for SoCal freeways.

So wondering your reasoning- only towing? taller tires have RPM too low?
Thanks
02-09-2015 06:46 PM
Robbiem Old faithful
02-07-2015 09:53 PM
TommyGp Decided the Ferd Effteenthousand had to go. Strongly considered an ecoboost, but since I don't buy new trucks I found that a 3/4 ton diesel in comparable trim and condition was nearly the same price.

For $25k I picked up this 07 LMM Duramax with 101k, all the LTZ goodies, and a 4" rancho lift. I preferred a completely stock rig, but it's hard to find those at any sort of value around here, and this one had a nice history of gentle use. I used to work with the seller's wife so I felt pretty comfortable that I was getting a straight story on it.

Needs balljoints, to come down an inch or two, better wheels and some tuning. Not going to go crazy, probably 80 hp and a DPF delete.




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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.
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