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  1. Curky

    Curky New Member

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    You got me again. I did a white out on my bowtie yesterday just the back one for now. This weekend I will do a light sand of 400 and put a another coat on then clear coat it as well. need to buy a can of that. Surreal next
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

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    Sorry for the late response I was to lazy to go on last night... I agree Under body and hood space is very limited in these trucks. You would think A Tahoe would have a lot of space as well, but because GM built such beefy drive train components, put a big fuel tank in and made the Tahoes have duels until hitting the muffler there's no room. Also the torsion bars eat up a lot of room.

    In response to the earlier comment about putting a electric compressor on the spare battery tray, I have a factory tool box there which houses my aux fuses and relays, so that is a no go. I'm now realizing that the factory mechanical fan is taking far to much space which makes me want an electric one.


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  3. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    in before work. @ surreal, do you have any hard numbers you can throw at me as far as hp and torque, or is it all butt dyno, i know you got some mpg back, but im curious as to the hp and torque side of things.

    i will say curky

    Alex
  4. SurrealOne

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    Nope. I tuned for MPG, not performance, so I didn't care about HP and ft-lbf, at all. Thus, I have no hard numbers on them -- or even soft numbers on them ... because I simply didn't care about them. The truck has more than adequate HP and ft-lbf for all of my needs ... and it's not a racing vehicle ... and I wasn't trying to turn it into one.

    If you're trying to get more performance then you should tune that way and throw MPG out the window (just as I tuned for MPG and tossed HP/torque out the window), as all significant (key word: significant) performance gains come at the expense of fuel economy -- until you get into scramjets, solar sails, and ion drives, that is. Minor performance gains you'll likely never notice. So do it hardcore ... or don't bother, I say.

    You've got a 5.3L gasser, yes? Out of curiosity, for what application do you require more HP and ft-lbf from the system? What are your current measurements for each and how far below adequate do you feel they are for that application?

    If space is the only reason you're thinking about that -- then I suggest you not bother. The space consumed by the fan shroud and fan will need to be left open for air flow. So you won't regain any space, really. It'll LOOK more open ... but only because you won't have the fan shroud in place. Take it from someone who has done the conversion...


    It's past time for Curky...
  5. Curky

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    im checking in. i left work due to migran. Im use to them since my surgery but sometimes so bad. i have seen the docs since then and only a couple of things work for me. the problem is withh everyone useing stuff like that to get high. they cut me off almost a year ago. so i find things that help me for when thing get real bad and keep them at home for days like this. so i had to leave and take a vaca day so i was paid for the day and get home to fix my problem. I can colect diability but for you guys that now me- I am always going. if i colected that, they would watch me and if i did something like work i would get sued and it taken away. never having a chance to get it in the future when it will be nesasary. but anyway!
    now that i am better i am going to make a french drain because next door yard floods me out and it is rainning. [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] - first on my cell so miss speeled a lot im sure and not good grammer. but question for you. how do you think this will look. i have the plastic front on my truck. sorry no pic. but you know how the bummper is like 6 peaces. you know the center medal peace. how would it look you think. if i paint that white with a white bowtie too. leave the rest black. i'm going for the black and white look all the way around with a totch of crome. surreal again
  6. SurrealOne

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    [MENTION=53221]Curky[/MENTION], I'm having trouble imaging what you're asking about, so I can't render an opinion. I'll need to see a pic...

    Curky again...
  7. Curky

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    ok, i will do one in the morning. that would be easyier, maybe i can do a quick and rough photo shop before you stop in tomorrow. we will see how it plays out. i think it would look cool but also could be bad,lol ill do my best. i know i kind of rambled in last post too. that is the meds. lol

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    surreal again
  8. Conlan Rose

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    I'm in. Surreal the E-fans are for other reasons as well like better cooling, and not having that massive fan there that interferes with working on the truck. I may just as some aux fans in front of the radiator as pushers to increase cooling for the tranny cooler and such. As you can see there is little room under my hood that is usable. there is open space, but no where to mount things.

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    Sierra next.
  9. SurrealOne

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    Sarge is up...
  10. SupplySgt

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    Yup I'm in. Just relaxing right now. Only one more day in my week this week. Then I'll be off to Oklahoma. Contemplating things for the truck as always and also for the 78 Camaro I'll be picking up in the relatively near future. The Camaro has a Vortec 350 in it with the upgraded spider. I'd be tempted to go with a Mini-Ram so I could go back to a stock looking hood, just be a matter of getting a tuner for the motor. I have too many ideas for my own good LOL. Curky in the morning.
  11. donyms

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    You would think Curky would be here. I guess he's pulling a no show as I did yesterday. Surreal, your up. :glasses:
  12. SurrealOne

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    Bullseye! I'm surprised you didn't go aftermarket with the alternator so you could go bigger than 145amp, @donyms.

    @SupplySgt, perhaps you should focus on one or the other so you can get it how you want it ... rather than splitting time and funds between the two?

    Donyms next.
  13. Sierraowner5.3

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    home for lunch.

    just had a class from unit maintinence on plugging tires...... stimulating stuff...... *sarcasm*

    curky

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    nope not today, surreal again
  15. SurrealOne

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    On a contract call and bored stiff. The bumper's off my truck, again, and I'm itching to finish up the work for which I removed it. Hopefully I'll get it done, tonight.

    Sierra again...
  16. donyms

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    Well I was told by you and my local electric shop that the original was adequate but barely and it was 105 amp, so 145 should give me some headroom I didn't have and there is no need to up-size the wiring. So by your logic on the HP thing above I did the right thing for my truck and my needs. CR is up now........... :great:
  17. Conlan Rose

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    Yup I am. JUst sent my deposit for PSU Wilkes Barre so officially in the PSU class of 2017!!

    Also I cleaned all my windows on the truck.

    Surreal next.
  18. SupplySgt

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    I'm in real quick. Going to bed early so I can be on the road first thing in the morning. Curky in the morning.
  19. SurrealOne

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    [MENTION=33253]donyms[/MENTION], that makes sense, especially if you've got nothing coming down the pipeline in terms of electrical mods.

    I think we might see Curky this morning since he's been largely MIA the last two days.
  20. donyms

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    I hope we see Curky this morning. :glasses:
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