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Old 02-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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The day I brought it home last May.



How it was before winter. Got some different tires and rims and painted them. Smoked Tail head and cab lights. Gutter mesh grill inserts. Also removed the sports badges.



Now I'm waiting for spring so I can put on some new decals that I got. I also picked up a set of 5 cragar soft 8's last month that I need to get painted up. I'm also hoping for some 31x10.5 tires and a 3" PA Body lift. I've also been thinking about painting the front and rear bumper the same color as the truck. How do you think that would look?
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:10 PM
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I like the black bumper, in fact I think a black grill would look good as well.
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:19 PM
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I got plans off someone from here for a dakota bumper. I was gonna do that in the spring but thats when I traded it.
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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That's my plan for mine too, if I ever get around to building it.
hey Tom you still have the 5.5 Tough Country lift?
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DakCC4x4 View Post
hey Tom you still have the 5.5 Tough Country lift?
Nope, sold it.
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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The Dak was a stud in his youth if I might say so myself...

Took this picture the moment it was mine.

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Cleaned him up at home.

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Went to bed... Woke up, and this is what was in the driveway

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Tom if it's not too much to ask, can you pm as much information regarding your SAS as possible. I'm looking to do it this summer and any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:23 PM
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No pictures in my case. Hardly any cosmetic mods...more like battle scars, and lots of them.

That said,

Each mod is small on it's own, but as a package, yields a mostly stock looking sleeper motor that hopefully will be indestructable (Could dodge have put a more lame-duck cam in the 3.9? But if it keeps me from blowing stuff up......).

So far my best time is 11.10 1/8 mile on 30x8 AT's with the top half of this list (and stock convertor). Next time I hit the track will be with sections 1 and 2 complete. The goal is to hit 10.30 in the 1/8 mile with all but the last section. When i've done that, I'll drop from the 30" AT to the 24" slick and see what trouble I can make.

12.30 stock [3.55 gears]
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1. 11.10 1/8 mile:
1.7 roller rockers
Lincoln mark 8 fan/clutch fan delete
180* thermostat
oversize throttle body
4.10 gears
Hemifever 93 tune
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2. est 10.80 1/8 miles:
high-stall convertor
Derale 16-pass trans cooler w/ 10" fan @ 160-180* thermostat (in-line with OEM cooler)
hemifever 94 tune
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3. est 10.30 1/8 mile:
line-lock/roll control via ABS
Methanol Injection
hemifever 96 tune
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4. est 8.99 1/8 mile:
MSD ignition (soon)
limited slip (soon)
24 x 8 Mickey Thompson slicks (soon)
 
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by GM1697 View Post
Tom if it's not too much to ask, can you pm as much information regarding your SAS as possible. I'm looking to do it this summer and any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Here's the thread I posted about it. It's a little short on details, though. If you're not in a hurry, I'd be happy to write up as many details as I can remember. Maybe give me a couple of days?
 
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Went to bed... Woke up, and this is what was in the driveway
Tell me more about the rims!
 
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Tell me more about the rims!
Stock and powder coated
 

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