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  1. Bobalos

    Kevin's Build (built And Running!)

    JMHO, but there is only one thing that could cause that kind of damage & that is FOD coming between 2 gears.
  2. Truck question/issue: As most of you know, I have a 99 Ram, 2500, 2x4, Cummins, Auto. it is up @ 230,000 miles now so Ive replaced just about every consumable on it a couple of times now. I have noticed the last year or so, it bounces down the freeway now. the faster I go the worse it gets. it only happens on Concrete (not on blacktop) & not all concrete, just some. This really seems like this is a shock problem. However I have replaced the shocks (that were not that old) with new ones & the problem is still there. I used to have Bilsteins on there & the previous 2 sets were also Bilsteins. being as its a 2x4 I dont have a lot of options on shocks.......... a few years ago I had A-Arm bushings & ball joints replaced, recently I took it to a "truck place" & had Pittman & Idler Arms replaced (& an alignment done). As I suspected that made no difference. The Tires are semi new, & the "truck place" did re-balance them to see if they were out of whack & they were not. So that did not help either. Im still not ruling out the tires... I took it to someone I respect & he looked @ it & did not see anything out of the ordinary. The only thing that looks even a little wonky is these springs. I have a 50 gallon fuel tank in the bed up against the cab. I put 50 gallons of fuel in it (350 Lbs, including tank & pump) & that does not make any difference. 1. Could these clamps (on the spring packs) getting lose cause a spring rate change enough that this could cause the problem? 2. on one side the springs are starting to splay out & they are not all in alignment any more (see in circles). should I try to fix that or just leave it alone? 3. One of the springs is moved enough to wear into the clamp, should I try to fix that? 4. Should I just go out & buy a new truck for Christmas??? LOL. thanks Bob.
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    Today's Highway star

    A couple of years ago I noticed that there were a bunch of older cars out on the road and they just kept popping up everywhere.... So I would splnap a quick pic and put them on FB I thought it could be fun to do here too. Today's highway star courtesy of the ATT paking lot in Santee.
  4. So maybe in their video of how to use it, they could actually put out a fire................. https://elementfire.com/pages/howtouse
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    Today's Highway star

    I think I've found my favorite for this year.... It's this dude with the tanks in his front yard. Lol.
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    Gear One Back Up and Running Soon

    What phone number do we call if we need to get ahold of them? Are they producing product yet? thanks Bob
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    RV repair shops in San Diego

    these folks did some work on the Toter Home for my team owner. they did a good job of fixing up a problem that stumped a few folks.... They also did some work on my trailer (years ago, before I owned it), which is how I got their name in the first place. seem to be nice folks. http://www.ricksrvcenters.com/ Bob
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    Paddle Tire Tech (#x Cut)

    I see a bunch where folks are talking about #1 Cut or #2 Cut, etc on their tires. I looked in the "best of the best" forum for an FAQ & figured I would find something like this there. did I miss it? What does this mean exactly? Does every manufacturer go by the same definition? is there a general rule of thumb on one VS the other? (More bite, less bite, floats better, etc) thanks Bob
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    Paddle Tire Tech (#x Cut)

    no, its under the car @ the back of the trailer, it would a REAL pita to get out. Your right its 1/2 of one paddle, I did not know anything until I got back to camp. the issue is that the tires are >12 or 13 years old & leak like mad & Id like more bite.........
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    Paddle Tire Tech (#x Cut)

    Last trip a big chunk of one of my paddles flew off of the tire so Im looking into new tires. being as this Xtreme tire does not say #1 or #2 I went out to measure the actual depth of the paddle to get an idea of how deep they were & saw something I did not before............. I had mentioned that I had every other one cut off & that I figured this tire had 3 different cuts........... well it does not. someone did cut every other one off, but essentially they turned it into a #1.5 cut......... I have one that is 1.0" then the next is 1.25, then 1.0, then 1.25, etc..... I didnt notice until I actually measured them & then the writting on the tire made sense......... the ones that says "sportsman" are 1.0" tall & the ones that say "Competitor" are 1.25" tall. So now the question...... If I want more bite, but dont want to sarifice float, do I go with the taller cut knowing that Im going to get more paddles on the tire on top of taller ones? FWIW.... I like running higher tire pressures, I enjoy the way the buggy slides around.... Bob
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    Today's Highway star

    I like star wars & all but................... thats a little much! LOL.
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    Today's Highway star

    gotcha. no, I saw it a couple of years ago when I took my boys for "ice cream" @ the place a couple of doors down, but that parking lot is a CF all of the time so I dont tend to go in there.
  13. Get your recalls done folks (& this goes for everyone...........). https://www.wdrb.com/news/fiat-chrysler-recalls-more-than-heavy-duty-trucks-after-crashes/article_24f84f32-2975-11e9-a0e5-33ec7f61124b.html?mode=nowapp&fbclid=IwAR11IZyMsWLmUUillqlQuLYpZ1bI0QpePU8X4LdhLFlFmSEWVsOzXgoJxmg Bob
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    Today's Highway star

    Today's stars courtesy of Santee lakes..
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    Today's Highway star

    as much as I hate to see this done to a beautiful old car it sure does make a point.
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    Today's Highway star

    that is bad ass!!
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    Today's Highway star

    Dunno what Knb is... Ive only been here 25 years. I did not grow up in this hood (or state).
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    Today's Highway star

    I would not know. Im 52, I would guess if I tried to find out, Id end up in the pokey. LOL.
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    Tire pressure for wet sand

    I was running 24 Lbs last trip out. It had rained 3 days before we were there so under the first inch it was pretty darn wet........
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    Today's Highway star

    Sigh............... that is how people die....... especially those on Bikes.
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    Today's Highway star

    Im on the north side of Lake Murray a block from Patrick Henry. We's practically neighbors.
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    Let’s discuss Quick Release whip mounts

    FWIW, I didn't really like any of the solutions out there so I went with another one of the fold down mounts like John @ Outfront sells. I bought mine from Pacific Customs. I didn't know John made one or I would have gone there.... They have a China brand & a USA Brand........ https://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ac755126pl&Store_Code=PC&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=
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    MLK 2019 Pics Thread #2

    a couple of shots my son & I took this weekend. Im going to blow them up for the office.
  24. This is in an LS with a truck intake. There are no markings on it.
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    Trying to identify an injector...

    There are no markings on these not even like someone ground them off..... They look like Chinese imitation crap....

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