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    Sticky: Too bad this cars for clunkers program is going...

    Too bad this cars for clunkers program is going to screw us in the end when it comes to parts for our trucks. I wish I had the money/space to tell everyone that was going to trade their trucks/SUV's...
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    Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're...

    Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're asking this question, take it to a shop. Rebuilding a differential is not an easy job, and the average "shade tree mechanic" usually does not possess...
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    When I was building my 03 TJ, I re-built the...

    When I was building my 03 TJ, I re-built the axles 3 times. Twice to re-gear, and once to add lockers. As long as you keep using quality new parts in there, you should be good to go. I have never...
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    Go with 4.11. 4.56 ratio will be way too low for...

    Go with 4.11. 4.56 ratio will be way too low for your application. As stated earlier, let a shop do it if you've never re-geared.

    Most shops will make you buy the parts from them, and it is...
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    14 bolt full float....................That just...

    14 bolt full float....................That just gave me a tingly feeling all over (LOL). The 14 bolt is overkill for your application. Stick with the 10 bolt.

    What gears are you using? Who did...
  6. Thread: Torque specs

    by cao88c
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    Torque specs

    Hey guys,

    I need the torque specs for the Idler pulley and the tensioner on a 1999 suburban 5.7.

    Thanks
  7. Thread: 35's?

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    Agreed. 5.13 is OVERKILL for 35's. With...

    Agreed.

    5.13 is OVERKILL for 35's. With your truck, 4.56 should be ideal. But check out this calaulator to be sure:
    http://www.4lo.com/calc/gearratio.htm
  8. Thread: 35's?

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    With a 3" body lift, driveline angles will not...

    With a 3" body lift, driveline angles will not change, so you're good to go on that route. One thing about body lifts (besides the fact that a 3" body lift looks ridiculous IMHO) is that with such a...
  9. Thread: Brake Pads

    by cao88c
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    EBC Yellowstuff. I use those in all my...

    EBC Yellowstuff.

    I use those in all my vehicles. Even on my 1996 3500 p/u which tows a 45' cattle trailer.
  10. Thread: Ball Joints

    by cao88c
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    Ball Joints

    Hey guys,

    Doing an oil change yesterday on the 'burb, I noticed the driver side upper ball joint boot is cracked. I cleaned all of the grease out, and put some duct tape over the hole and filled...
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    Theroretically, anything can be done. I would...

    Theroretically, anything can be done. I would advise against stacking spacers for safety reasons, but its your truck. Check out the JKS ACOS (google it), they are adjustable front spring spacers...
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    Fabtech makes a good 2wd lift for your truck. ...

    Fabtech makes a good 2wd lift for your truck. Other than that, search the big names, rancho, skyjacker, procomp, They mostly make lifts for 4wd, but I'm sure that there are lifts for 2wd trucks from...
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    Why the hell would you want to lock a...

    Why the hell would you want to lock a DD?????????? Go buy an open carrier for $50.00 pay $200 to install (if you don't know how to set-up gears and call it a day!

    DO NOT GET AN EATON /DETROIT/...
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    IMHO you should not go over 1" on a body lift. ...

    IMHO you should not go over 1" on a body lift.

    Fist reason, it looks ugly!
    Second reason - and most importantly - it is very unsafe. God forbid you get into an accident, with a 3" body lift,...
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    Yeah, I did discover a leak in the radiator,...

    Yeah, I did discover a leak in the radiator, ordered a new one and received it today. quick question:

    This vehicle has an oil and tranny cooler. The lines that go into the radiator have nuts and...
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    Engine coolant level s fine. Heater core and...

    Engine coolant level s fine. Heater core and heater hoses were replaced by me in November of 2007. What is the blend door and where is it located?
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    Cooling question

    On my 1999 Suburban, (5.7), the heater won't heat. I tried starting it up now to see if the heat would come on, and the engine temp. gauge shot up.

    I think that its the thermostat, but could...
  18. Thread: Transfer Case?

    by cao88c
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    Take it to the dealer to diagnose the problem. ...

    Take it to the dealer to diagnose the problem. My money is on the faulty sensor. PS: you should NEVER put the transfer case on "auto 4x4" I don't even know why they would even put that feature on...
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    When you put the RTV on it, you put it in a...

    When you put the RTV on it, you put it in a continuous bead about 1/4" thick any you go under the bolt holes. THe most important part is that you must let it sit for a while before you add the diff...
  20. Thread: Brake Question

    by cao88c
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    Brake Question

    Hey all,

    On my wife's suburban (1999 2wd 5.7) The front rotors need to be replaced. Searching for new rotors, they all come with the hub assembly. Question is: Do you need to re-do the hub when...
  21. Thread: black rims

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    Black wheels are COOL! Diffrent manufactures...

    Black wheels are COOL! Diffrent manufactures make them, but the most common ones are made of steel. Steel wheels are good and bad,
    good: They are easy to fix if they ever get bent, they are...
  22. Thread: experts

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    The best way to tell if you don't have the...

    The best way to tell if you don't have the sticker. or the badge on the diff cover is missing:

    1. put vehicle in gear ("drive" if auto)

    2. Jack up the rear of the vehicle (make sure that both...
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    Interesting read, Thanks!:great: I'm still not...

    Interesting read, Thanks!:great:

    I'm still not a fan of IFS, but that's what everyone seems to be going to:neutral:
  24. Thread: 4x4 questions

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    Have it checked if you like, I'm not one to trust...

    Have it checked if you like, I'm not one to trust the "stealership". But if its uder warranty, go for it.
    Keep us updated, but my money is on the fact that everything is behaving as it should.
  25. Thread: Transfer Case?

    by cao88c
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    Do you have a push button transfer case, or a...

    Do you have a push button transfer case, or a manual one? The push button (I HATE THEM) version is electronically controlled, so it might be sending the wrong signals to the T/C. Also, if you...
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