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post #40911 of 44576 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 08:55 PM
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Installed the front flairs, rears are going to take some trimming. Almost got an alignment but the shop needs me to install my stock front wheels so maybe tomorrow.
Almost forgot how good DRW looks!!

I've seen ONE DRW Chevy since I've moved to Oregon. Nobody drives DRW in the city and everyone needs a van to lock things up I guess

Would probably be fun through the mountain passes
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I was able to accomplish quite a few things this weekend. I got my traction bars welded up into place and the TransGo Jr kit installed. I can definitely put the power down now!
















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I ended up taking the truck in today. Here's some shots of the courtesy/reverse lights this morning. They throw a lot of light. I also have upgraded LED reverse lights. Hope this helps.



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post #40914 of 44576 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 07:09 PM
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Installed front differential lowering bolts to compliment my new, upgraded UCA's. Also, installed a FASS 165, a G&R fuel sump and a partial Flo-Pro exhaust. I hear people say that changing exhaust doesn't improve mileage but I beg to differ. I have driven the same route from Bay Area, CA to Portland Oregon many times. Each time my load was empty since this is a family related drive. All previous drives averaged between 16.8 and 17.4 on the DIC. Coming home after my exhaust changes the DIC read 21.5.

I realize those numbers are not 100% accurate but even if both real numbers are lower than the respective DIC numbers it still shows a significant improvement. I have to concede that the drive home began early in the morning and I used the air conditioner a bit less since the temps were cooler during my drive (though they were 96 degrees in Redding) but running the AC for 2 hours less would not account for such a big difference. I will get hand calculated numbers today for the drive home MPGs when I go fill up.
I agree with the MPG improvement by just adding exhaust, especially on the 08+ trucks that came from the factory with DPF and 11+ trucks with DEF fluid on top of that. Getting all that crap off the exhaust system will help ANY vehicle, I don't care what it is. BUT, +4 MPG is kind of far-fetched, so hand calculation for a few tanks would be a better idea.

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Curious on how you came up with your air filter about 50% by looking at it, at 50% that will start starving your engine of air.
If your able to read MAF g/s get a # reading while idling and then determine.
407, just put in a new Donaldson OEM airfilter it's reading 40-42 idling, which appears to be standard with a stock box and new paper type air filter.

Mine reads 40-42 when cold idling, I go by MAF g/s readings so I know when to change/swap out my airfilter with a clean one. When the readings get down to 36-37 it's time to change airfilter.
This reminded me the air filter was the thing I skipped when changing all the fluids and filters after buying my dmax 11 months ago...I looked with shibby's link app and was getting just under 35 g/s on the MAF when coolant was at temp and in park/idle.
So, rockauto shipped me the blue filter with the MasterCard I got from my discount tire rebate. Turns out that old filter was quite full! Looking forward to the next time I get her up to temp to see the difference, and maybe I'll notice an MPG gain...!?

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This reminded me the air filter was the thing I skipped when changing all the fluids and filters after buying my dmax 11 months ago...I looked with shibby's link app and was getting just under 35 g/s on the MAF when coolant was at temp and in park/idle.
So, rockauto shipped me the blue filter with the MasterCard I got from my discount tire rebate. Turns out that old filter was quite full! Looking forward to the next time I get her up to temp to see the difference, and maybe I'll notice an MPG gain...!?

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Now, thatís when itís past time to replace that filter.
You should see a little better mileage and performance.
This stuff sneaks up real slow where itís not real noticeable, until.
Thereís been a few that think they can go up to 50k before theyíll need to change the airfilter, they found this to be a bad idea.

I actually have 3 aFe airfilters, Iíll swap mine out about every 5-6 k with a clean one. Iíll clean and re-oil the dirty one at my leasure.
The one I take out is pretty dirty, (I do live in a dusty enviroment) Iím sure it could possibly go farther, but Iím one that believes to always have good airflow, makes me happy.

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I agree with the MPG improvement by just adding exhaust, especially on the 08+ trucks that came from the factory with DPF and 11+ trucks with DEF fluid on top of that. Getting all that crap off the exhaust system will help ANY vehicle, I don't care what it is. BUT, +4 MPG is kind of far-fetched, so hand calculation for a few tanks would be a better idea.
Hand calculation only showed 18.3 MPG. Significantly less than what the DIC showed but I have to assume I was never getting 17.4 (as shown on the DIC) prior to the change. Wish I would have done some hand calculations on my past trips to have a true before/after calculation.

Bottom line is it definitely increased. How much? Hard to say, but any improvement is welcomed.

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Not sure if I ever posted this, but I'll put it here for internet searches.

Halfway across the country from a Florida to Oregon Move my original ScanGauge 2 quit. No screen at all, no backlight, tried smashing butons and playing with the cord to no avail.

I kept it out of the sun as much as possible and tried to make sure it didn't get jostled around too much. But I needed it for temps on my 4l60e with a brand new rebuild in it. (3300$, not bad but more than expected)

I called the company and they were probably some of the nicest people I have ever talked to. Lady took my name and started an account for me and was willing to ship me a new one somewhere along I80 as I headed west.

Luckily I still had my receipt from Advanced Auto and got it swapped there, never did figure out what was wrong with the old one. New one has been great ever since though.

Really enjoy reading the air intake temp, usually sits at ambient going down the road but can jump up 30į pretty quick at a decent stop light.

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Now, thatís when itís past time to replace that filter.
You should see a little better mileage and performance.
This stuff sneaks up real slow where itís not real noticeable, until.
Thereís been a few that think they can go up to 50k before theyíll need to change the airfilter, they found this to be a bad idea.

I actually have 3 aFe airfilters, Iíll swap mine out about every 5-6 k with a clean one. Iíll clean and re-oil the dirty one at my leasure.
The one I take out is pretty dirty, (I do live in a dusty enviroment) Iím sure it could possibly go farther, but Iím one that believes to always have good airflow, makes me happy.
Just like people, engines have to breath, or they die.

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I received and installed my new Go Industries Louvered Fifth Wheel Tailgate.

Simple install after trimming one end bushing so it would slide over the right side hinge pivot. Not difficult, My father's trusty old Swiss Army pocketknife did the trick.

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