My Truck Through Its Stages

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Do wish I had cam cash. Might ditch the truck for a 'hoe, so if you L33 swap your wife's, do post.
to be honest I love driving her Tahoe, it just feels lighter and feels pretty peppy already. it has 4.56 gears, tru trac, 315s and a local tune that is whacked but have a black bear tune on the way as we speak.
I think she would have one of the faster tahoes at soccer practice with my L33 in it. lol
 

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thank you
waiting to hear back on a set of 37x14x17 bias iroks. they are lighter then my 36"s and will be wider so I will see how I like them. Kinda scared to see how they will be in the winter with the flat spots. lol
 
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thank you
waiting to hear back on a set of 37x14x17 bias iroks. they are lighter then my 36"s and will be wider so I will see how I like them. Kinda scared to see how they will be in the winter with the flat spots. lol
Meh, whump, whump, whump, for the first 10min.

I survived bias swampers on an 84 burb. Also swore I would never do it again. :D
 

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Just ordered Cognito 50" traction bars. the truck hammers people out of the hole but I really have to either roll out easy or peddle it through first and part of second so I know I can launch a lot harder and I think traction bars will really help me.
The reason I am looking into bias ply tires is mainly for weight reasons, I think the weight difference between my 36" and the bias ply 37" is 16lbs or so each. that saves a lot of rotating mass for top end and the taller tire will help a little to take away some of the low end that my truck defanitly doesn't lack with my gearing and converter.
 

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I leave on my honeymoon on Monday so I figured since I wont be driving the truck I may aswell pull the heads and get them shaved .30, get a 3 angle valve job, put some new lifters in and then measure for some new pushrods when I get it back together when I get back.
should put me at 10.4 compression.
I was gonna get them ported and polished while I had them out but if I was gonna spend that much I would just get a set of aftermarket heads.
Its a buddy that used to do all my engine work so he is gonna do it on the cheap and it should net me a little more power
 

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hahaha, I actually wanted to sell my truck before and she wouldn't let that happen. The reason we met was cause of my truck so she said I am not allowed to sell it.
I am about to head out and rotate the tires on her Tahoe and then start tearing my truck apart:biggrin:
 

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I ordered up some .40 head gaskets to give me more compression, have to clay the pistons to make sure it will work. I do believe I will be around 10.7 or so compression.
while the heads are off I told my buddy to go ahead and do some porting aswell in trade for tuning on his Denali:head:
 
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I really like the truck, I will live vicariously thru you. I don't off road enough to justify putting that kind of work into my trucks. I am however interested in the performance work you have done. I want to put a fresh engine in my '94 k1500 when I get back from deployment.

In Texas they have bumper and headlight height laws. Pretty easy to put a bumper drop front and rear with a set of light on the front. The bumpers I saw when I was a cop were built to be quickly and easily raised when needed for off roading. there is almost always a way. I do understand Canada has so many more laws, I was born in BC and raised in Alberta. I like the freedom to be as stupid as I want as long as Im not hurting anyone else. The bumper laws originated to protect the person who rear ends you. I have wondered seriously "how many times did someone rear end a jacked up truck for the legislators to decide they had to step in a make a law about it." I guess it only takes one spoiled rotten kid of a politician, driving his daddies Porsche under the back of a truck while high or drunk and killing someone. (my sisters ex husband). Only he didn't run under the back of a truck, he ran a stop sign killed a woman and they blamed the stop sign. Now there is a traffic light at that intersection.
 
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Our laws are ridiculous, our bumper height law is 29" to the bottom and I was WAY over that. I made a bumper that comes on and off with 2 bolts, head light heights are 54" and I blew those away. I failed every law miserably.
I am having more fun making it faster anyway. Lol
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