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  1. #1161
    Jr. Engineer 4x4squared's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Fort St. John, BC


    @nancygrl those rims are a great idea lol ive never seen that. looks good!

    5.7L 350| .420 Cam | Bored 0.030 | Edelbrock intake manifold | 600 Cfm Edelbrock Carburetor | Long tube headers | Shift kit | Chrome dress up kit | Flowmaster 40's exhaust | Edelbrock heads | Custom paint

    "Don't judge a book by its cover."


  2. #1162
    Sr. Apprentice BoneHead's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    San Angelo most of the time, Houston at others


    Been a busy couple of days with my rig. Flushed to coolant, changed both temp sensors, new thermostats, and wired in a brake controller. Temp gauge works now, but I think it's still a little off. First 2 thermostats, gauge would read around 250 before it would open and then settle down to about 230 deg. This third one goes up to 240 then settles down around 220, however the coolant does not seem like it's abnormally hot. I'm gonna test the old one tomorrow to see what it does. I only changed it because I taking it out to flush the system.

    In other words, been showing her lots of love lately lol
    1998 K1500 Suburban
    1977 Chevelle Malibu

    "I'm proud to defend your right to be an idiot!" From a friend in the military.

  3. #1163


    Drove it from Calgary to Vancouver to visit my girlfriend. I did the Edmonton to Calgary Stretch last night. I enjoyed my new tune from my DiabloSport InTune... now that I got my fuel trims dialed in, I got decent gas mileage and it only cost $144 to drive from Edmonton to Vancouver.

    The Sirius satellite radio I installed the other day was also well enjoyed on this trip.

    2008 FORD F350. My new all-around truck.
    2001 Silverado Reg. Cab Not-So-Base -- SOLD
    2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread. - Crashed. Will be rebuilt soon.
    1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
    2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck -- FOR SALE

  4. #1164


    what kind of mpg were u getting?


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

  5. #1165


    Quote Originally Posted by Sierraowner5.3 View Post
    what kind of mpg were u getting?

    While driving at 120km/h (75mph) on a Mano highway, I would get 12-13 mpg before. Now I'm at 16-17 there. At 110km/h on a normal highway, I'm now getting 18-20mpg. It was about 16-17 there before

  6. #1166


    thats pretty good!

    glad it helped out!


  7. #1167
    Jr. Engineer UpsetProps's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada


    Plastidip'd the front bumper today.

    Before and after shots:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Black FR.jpg   ChromeFR.jpg  

    2012 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 4.8L 4x4
    - Nitto Tera Grapler 265/70R17, Line-X bed liner, Black Bowties, Stampede front deflector, DeeZee black diamond plate bed rails, TonnoPro Lo-roll cover, Antenna deleted, Spyder Projection Headlights with Phillips CrystalVision Ultra bulbs, Spyder Tail Lights & 3rd Brake Light, Rough Country leveling kit, PlastiDip'd emblems, and wheel hubs, Diablosport Trinity, 20% tint, Black OEM grill

    "Coming through in a new Chevy, droppin' game like it's too heavy."

  8. #1168


    looks good dude!

    really ties the whole truck together! gonna do something about those door handles now?


  9. #1169
    Jr. Engineer UpsetProps's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada


    I was just looking at them on eBay the other day.

  10. #1170


    Today I removed the PlasmaGlow Firestorm tailgate bar from the truck -- and I won't be reinstalling it. My first unit was replaced under warranty because condensation got inside it and it began keeping the reverse lights on all the time. My second unit is now doing the same thing -- despite having sealed the heck out of it for good measure prior to installing it. I suspect the wires absorb moisture and release it into the tailgate bar ... which then causes the problem I'm running into .. in addition to allowing mold to grow inside the tailgare bar. If that's true it's a design flaw. Regardless, I'm done bothering with anything made by PlasmaGlow...

    I also noticed that my driver's side front door speaker (mid-range speaker, specifically) was only working sporadically. Suspecting a loose wire I troubleshot it and found corrosion at the terminal, so I cleaned up the terminal, lopped off the ends of the wires, stripped them, and made new connections. I then coated the connections in dielectric grease for good measure. Now things sound normal...

    Next, I mounted a full size spare tire (with matching wheel) under the truck. Yay for finally having a usable spare!

    Last, I began work on my custom brake controller mount/location.
    Last edited by SurrealOne; 06-30-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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