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What did you do to your GMT today?

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by Timberwolf » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:54 pm

Put in the weather tech liners and was somewhat disappointed. I thought with all the hype these would fit better.

Swapped the MAP sensor with an amazon sourced unit. Again, disappointed as it turned on the SES and reduced power lights. Swapped it back.

Changed out the headlamps, was not so disappointed.

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by HARDTRAILZ » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:40 am

I had Husky liners then tried WeatherTech and went back to Husky
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by Mirage » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:39 pm

Putting a set of BFG TA K02 on LT265/70R17. I have a set of Duratracs on currenly that are about half worn but have become so noisy the truck is almost undriveable. Very minor cupping/feathering of the front tires. I wouldn't think that would make them as loud as they are. Too bad because I really liked them.
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by escapepilot » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:49 am

Didn't happen today, but lots of work recently. Installed new tires on the front after an oversight caused the fronts to wear and cup badly. Installed new springs I picked up from a member to correct the sagging w/ the bumper/winch. Road trip to the NC mountains for work and had to replace a wheel hub when I got back. Hoping for a maintenance free remainder of January.
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by TBext17 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:49 pm

Replaced a headlight bulb (passenger low beam). Has anyone else just pulled the intake off to get to it instead of pulling the grill or just stuffing your hand between everything?
I'm a noob, sorry if it is a hindrance
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by SnowBlazer » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:26 am

TBext17 wrote:Replaced a headlight bulb (passenger low beam). Has anyone else just pulled the intake off to get to it instead of pulling the grill or just stuffing your hand between everything?

That's the best route. I took all the bolts out from my intake cover. It just sits on there now because it seems like to anything on the passenger side, you have to move the intake and/or the washer fluid tank.
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by mason10198 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:27 am

Little bit of an upgrade... Fox 2.0's! These things are GORGEOUS
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by Cable810 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:30 am

Changed spark plugs and managed to snap Cylinder 6 coil pack bolt....
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by Mirage » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:34 pm

mason10198 wrote:Little bit of an upgrade... Fox 2.0's! These things are GORGEOUS
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is there any benefit or drawback to installing them with the boots on the bottom or is it just personal preference?
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by mason10198 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:38 pm

Mirage wrote:
mason10198 wrote:Little bit of an upgrade... Fox 2.0's! These things are GORGEOUS
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is there any benefit or drawback to installing them with the boots on the bottom or is it just personal preference?


Just personal preference really. Up or down doesn't have any effect on performance or wear. I feel like it has more room to flex with the body on top though.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:58 pm

Mirage wrote:
mason10198 wrote:Little bit of an upgrade... Fox 2.0's! These things are GORGEOUS
IMG_20170208_151039_576.jpg
IMG_20170208_224047789.jpg


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is there any benefit or drawback to installing them with the boots on the bottom or is it just personal preference?


Not all shocks can be ran both ways though...
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by mason10198 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:03 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:
Mirage wrote:
mason10198 wrote:Little bit of an upgrade... Fox 2.0's! These things are GORGEOUS
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is there any benefit or drawback to installing them with the boots on the bottom or is it just personal preference?


Not all shocks can be ran both ways though...


Yes, it depends on how the shock valves are built and whether it is gas charged or hydraulic. The installation instructions that come with the Fox 2.0s specifically note that then CAN be installed whichever direction you like. Always check your 'structions! :thumleft:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Yep... Just like I said. Not all can run both ways.
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by BC backroader » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:15 am

Got the old "Blue Bus" very dirty on a logging road run today. More info and pics in the Trail rides/Trips forum.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:16 am

Debating cancelling the PitBull order after waiting since election day and still no word other than the free shipping has been changed to 200 bucks... Kinda shitty thing to do as a company when you have people waiting for months patiently and sent some out already with free shipping.
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:39 am

HARDTRAILZ wrote:Debating cancelling the PitBull order after waiting since election day and still no word other than the free shipping has been changed to 200 bucks... Kinda shitty thing to do as a company when you have people waiting for months patiently and sent some out already with free shipping.


I can see the delay, but the shipping thing is shitty!

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by HARDTRAILZ » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am

Plus they have never contacted people about it. They refunded all orders and said they would call for payment when the tires are ready...then they hit you with shipping... I only found out via FB and Pirate. Its like they figured out they are losing money and want to get people to cancel orders. As much as I want the rubber...hard to support a company that is not upfront with what is going on. I mean they could have just said...we screwed up and we have to charge shipping, sorry. However, they never have. They also did another sale since then and made a big deal about letting those people know it was a long lead time and no free shipping.
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by bartonmd » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:36 am

HARDTRAILZ wrote:Plus they have never contacted people about it. They refunded all orders and said they would call for payment when the tires are ready...then they hit you with shipping... I only found out via FB and Pirate. Its like they figured out they are losing money and want to get people to cancel orders. As much as I want the rubber...hard to support a company that is not upfront with what is going on. I mean they could have just said...we screwed up and we have to charge shipping, sorry. However, they never have. They also did another sale since then and made a big deal about letting those people know it was a long lead time and no free shipping.


Yeah, that's shitty. F them.

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by TBYODA » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:43 pm

Got my tuned PCM/TCM installed today. :woot: I pulled the PCM/TCM out of 2009 TB from a local yard for about $60. Tuned as follows 92 octane, 33" tires, 4.10 gears, no towing, shift firmness 2 at stock shift points, TCC PMW % at 90% to keep TC locked on highway. TB really pulls nice off the line even with 87 in the tank. :mrgreen:
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by rScherzer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:48 pm

TBYODA wrote:Got my tuned PCM/TCM installed today. :woot: I pulled the PCM/TCM out of 2009 TB from a local yard for about $60. Tuned as follows 92 octane, 33" tires, 4.10 gears, no towing, shift firmness 2 at stock shift points, TCC PMW % at 90% to keep TC locked on highway. TB really pulls nice off the line even with 87 in the tank. :mrgreen:


I had mine done a few weeks ago.. I think that is one of the best mods yet.
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