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Old 08-08-2017, 01:58 PM
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Installed a set of power leather seats in my father's Sierra. (Thanks Jay) His truck is a base model, didn't have the convenience package like my truck. (Keyless entry, power windows and locks) So it wasn't plug and play. I got it figured out and working. Still have to install his efans, but I kind of want the weather to cool down first.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:01 PM
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I installed his efans and wired them about a week ago. Great mod, frees up so much space. Going to put a fuel pump in it this week coming. Then... cammed LQ4/stalled 80E, LT headers, true duals this winter. Should be fun... LQ4 with a comp XR275 cam, 3500 converter.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:12 AM
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what, no love for the C10????

Glad to see progress happening though
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:11 AM
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what, no love for the C10????

Glad to see progress happening though
I have a box of parts to install... plugs, wires, knock sensors. Already changed the 02s.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:33 PM
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I am glad to hear that.

I will have to get back up there with my laptop and see what we can see
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:26 PM
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After finally starting to recover a but from Drag Week (Still worth it), I just ordered a rebuild set for the rear of my 02 car. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to play musical rear ends.

Since I've owned it, it came with 2.73 posi (whined), and since, it's had a 3.42 posi (whined and complained, remembered that the set was out of my old 89 Convertible), 3.23 open (whined, complained, and got crunchy before even getting out of the driveway. And I was told "it's as quiet as a church mouse... yeah right), and now another 3.23 with posi. We will see.
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Old 10-03-2017, 03:41 PM
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Fixed the instrument cluster in my truck by merely unplugging it and plugging it back in. If only all fixes were that easy...

Then had to put the battery charger on it, dead battery from sitting. I think it sat idle for 3 weeks or so.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:57 AM
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I hate chasing rear end problems....... I gotta get the rear in the camaro rebuilt soon. I hate seeing it just sitting.

I worked on the wife's 4runner a bit yesterday. Nothing major, just tire rotation and chasing all the grease fittings under it.

I've also been playing with my truck trying to figure out why just the low beam headlights are like trying to use candles to see down the road. I've checked the grounds, replaced the bulbs and verified the voltage...... my high beams and even the foglights are a normal bright white. I ordered a harness upgrade, so we will see what happens with that.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:18 AM
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After finally starting to recover a but from Drag Week (Still worth it), I just ordered a rebuild set for the rear of my 02 car. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to play musical rear ends.

Since I've owned it, it came with 2.73 posi (whined), and since, it's had a 3.42 posi (whined and complained, remembered that the set was out of my old 89 Convertible), 3.23 open (whined, complained, and got crunchy before even getting out of the driveway. And I was told "it's as quiet as a church mouse... yeah right), and now another 3.23 with posi. We will see.
Would it be better to just get an 8.8, a 9", or a 12 bolt and be done with it for good?
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:31 PM
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Not a fan of the 8.8's I've seen. When all the add this and add that are added up, it would be a few bucks more to just get the 12 Bolt/9 inch. Having said that...

Yes it would be better to just get a better rear, and that is the plan if this doesn't pan out. But there are a few reasons I want to give it a shot again.

1: It's a 10 bolt, so if I blow it up, who cares. I'm out the 75 bucks for the rebuild kit and had the gears sitting on the shelf.

2: I want the experience of setting up a rear. IMHO One can never have too much hands on experience, and rear ends are a weak area for me.

3: 10 Bolt is lighter and is a little more fuel efficient. It's a V8 Trans Am, I get it. But I want to daily drive it, and I have a 35 mile back road drive in to work. A couple of miles per gallon adds up over time.

Just in my Duramax, I went from average of 17 to 20 mpg with some tuning and mods, and I've put 150K miles on it since I've owned it. That's over 1300 gallons of Diesel I did't have to buy.

Since I set up the rear I just broke down, I can see what a couple thousand miles of wear has down to it, and make adjustments or read a little more and have one or two "Oh, that's why they said to do it this way" moments.

Plus, the car is stock. Air breather to exhaust. If I put a 12 bolt in it, then that opens the doors to keep going, and I've got 2 other cars that still need attention, and not enough money or time to do them all.

What I would REALLY like to do, is a nice Strange 12 Bolt, 4L80E and a Pontiac 400 in it. I have no idea why, but I love these Pontiac engines. Holy crap, bad tune, no timing, but with a small cam and stock heads, the white cars 400 can't keep the street tires planted. I love the low RPM torque.
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