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    Thanks for the compliments. I've also since added...

    Thanks for the compliments. I've also since added steel ( chrome ) side step boards...

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  2. Thank you. Here in Saudi - the whole country...

    Thank you. Here in Saudi - the whole country changes it's patterns. As I said in the original post; the daytime now is very quiet, with everything coming to life at night - but it can be nightmare...
  3. I think 44c converted is around 111F. Forecast to...

    I think 44c converted is around 111F. Forecast to be 45c tomorrow which is around 115c. In the next month, it might get close to around 50c (122F).
  4. Chrome side step bars added last night. ...

    Chrome side step bars added last night.

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    Cheers - did a search but didn't see that post.

    Cheers - did a search but didn't see that post.
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    Ait Intake Kit - Is it worth it?

    So - after getting my 1996 K2500 GMC Suburban up to some decent running order, I was wondering from your experiences - is it worth upgrading the air intake system?

    It's had a body lift, and has...
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    New Wheels and Tyres !

    So, 3" body lift done and went downtown to source some new wheels.

    Pics before the wheels fitted:

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  8. Better late than never....?

    Better late than never....?
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    Yes, the guy who did it suggested a rubber lip...

    Yes, the guy who did it suggested a rubber lip type thing, I guess an old tyre might just do the trick. The front bumper was raised as well, but the gap on the rear bumper looks a bit ugly at the...
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    Body Lift Done.

    Finally managed to have the body lift done. Looked at the options of importing a suspension lift kit, but the components were so heavy, it became unreasonable to pay the shipping costs into Saudi...
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    Done! To cut a long story short - found an...

    Done!

    To cut a long story short - found an engineer who has also now fitted a body lift onto the truck. He took the truck away for a couple of days, and had all the work done. Seems to know this...
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    Thanks for advice. Just the thought of trying to...

    Thanks for advice. Just the thought of trying to explain that to a local mechanic is already setting my mind racing. I think they probably use an air impact gun for everything, including changing the...
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    Update: The parts are safely with me now in...

    Update: The parts are safely with me now in Saudi. The shipment made it to the hotel in time, and my work colleague brought back, arrived in the office the back end of last week. Haven't had he...
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    My wife and I visited the US in Feb earlier this...

    My wife and I visited the US in Feb earlier this year. Flights were relatively cheap, around $800 each. Long flight though, direct was 14 hrs there, 11 hrs back from Saudi.

    Baggae allowance was I...
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    So, had another looky online at BDS Suspension...

    So, had another looky online at BDS Suspension Lift kits and came across Off Road Warehouse online site. Exchanged a few emails and asked them the shipping weight of the kit. Total came to around 640...
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    I think I might need a new radiator....do you...

    I think I might need a new radiator....do you think I could ask my work colleagues to bring one of those back as well...;-);-)
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    Went to the main dealers. They only stock parts...

    Went to the main dealers. They only stock parts for cars up to ten yeas old so ruled that out. They were quoting top dollar anyway, over $500. Tried a coupe of other third party car parts shops -...
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    Riyadh is the Capital City of Saudi Arabia.

    Riyadh is the Capital City of Saudi Arabia.
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    Just fired off an email! Cheers Pikey. ( I should...

    Just fired off an email! Cheers Pikey. ( I should just ask you to buy one, fly out here to Saudi and fit it for me....)
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    Yes, understand fully. I tend to agree, it's...

    Yes, understand fully. I tend to agree, it's either fit the best possible, or settle for a possibly a second rate kit. if I'm going to spend money on buying the kit from the US and having it shipped...
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    Thanks for the advice. Had a quick look at BDS...

    Thanks for the advice. Had a quick look at BDS and they do come as up perhaps the most expensive. Taking into account your experience and advice Pikey, I've got to ask myself if I want to spend that...
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    Lifting Kits in Riyadh?

    Bit of a long shot, but anyone on here know where I can get a reasonably priced lifting kit for my 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban? The only price so far was 12-15k SR just for the kit, installation extra,...
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    Is this the right decision?

    Truck in Question: 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban

    So - been looking at ordering a lifting kit online and having it delivered to Saudi. Not had much luck in finding a place that can do it - for reasonable...
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    Cheers Pikey, will price some up here and let you...

    Cheers Pikey, will price some up here and let you know how they compare.
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    I can do smaller jobs( refill the washer liquid)...

    I can do smaller jobs( refill the washer liquid) but the axle shaft looks a bit too out of my depth. Did a quick google search and axle shaft are around $120 so would expect maybe a small increase...
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