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I included pic's and a list of parts that I started with. Feel free to ask me any questions on how it works or add coments of what you think.

Truck:2008 Chevy 3500HD Duramax Allison Dually


Product Parts list:

Cognito Motor Sport-
#UCAK100001 - Upper control arm leveling kit
#PISK2008 - Pitman & Idler steering braces
#IPAWG8 - Idler Pivot assembly
#TRK100045 - HD Tie Rod kit
RCD-
#20-70125 - Super-Flex Sway Bar End Link Kit
Tom Federico-
#8181 - Front sway bar
Sulastic-
#SA-04HDD - Rubber spring shackles
Bilstein-
Front (Zinc) shocks
Rear (Zinc) shocks
Airlift-
#57275 - Helper air bags
Toyo Tire-
#36360 - Mud Terrain 295/70r17
Freds-
#? - 2” rear dually wheel adapters
AFE-
#75-81332 - STG. 2 Si intake kit
RBP-
#66408-BC - DPF back BLACK exhaust
PPE-
#LMMstandard - LMM Standard Xcelerator Tuner
DrawTite-
#40259 - 24k Signature Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
#30082 - Signature Series Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
Window tint-
55% - Front Windshield
5% - Sun Roof
5% - Front driver & pass. window
20% - Over factory Rear windows & Slider

Spec's Before/After Mod's

-Front fender
38.75"
43"
-Center hub to fender
24.75"
27.25"
-UCA to frame stop
1/2"
5/8"
-Top of rotor to finder dropped out and no shocks
23.75"
25.25"
-Rear finder
42.15"
44"
-Center hub to finder @ ride hight
27.75"
29"



So before we did any modifications, my family and I took this truck on a road trip for about 6 hours each way - bone stock. Our trip was from northern Ca. down hwy 5 to southern Ca. We loved the truck, but soon into the trip I had a ton of idea’s to help with the ride and handling of the truck. I started the modifications off with the list above. After the truck was done, we took it on another road trip without the faith wheel toy hauler. Both myself and my wife saw a big difference. The over-all ride was completely smoother, not so bone jarring when it went over bumps in the road. Around town it’s great. On our freeways we have those break points where the concrete meets and you get that very uncomfortable “thump thump thump” feel. Well, that’s also improved dramatically. The Toyo mud terrain tires are a bit louder than if I would have picked all terrains, but I need the muds for the grip when I pull my toy hauler into the sand when we camp so I don’t mind the noise.





Next on the install list:
Amp electric steps
Auto Meter Nexus gauges
PPE EGR delete
DPF removal
Fuel tank
Lift pump
Nicktane fuel filter
H.I.D. head & fog lights
On board compressor
Air horns


If you have any questions feel free to post a reply or PM me and I will be happy to help.



Thanks,
Nor-Cal Nick
 

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And also ...
 

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Nice truck! Looking at your rear shocks, I probably installed mines the wrong way:booboo, cause my boots are on top. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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No they are able to be mounted either way. Your OK.


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sweet looker there
 

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The way it should have come factory!!! NICE JOB!!!!
 

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MAN ! I love me a Dually, and that one is sweet !

Let me know if you find out where to find the HID's for the Fog Lights.

I didn't know it was legal to tint the windshield?


NICE TRUCK !
 

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MAN ! I love me a Dually, and that one is sweet !

Let me know if you find out where to find the HID's for the Fog Lights.

I didn't know it was legal to tint the windshield?


NICE TRUCK !


It's NOT ...:D

HID's ... I posted on your other thread info.


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LOL !

I love the idea though:drink
 

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She's Bad Man. Great Job!
 

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sharp truck dude!!!!!, love it!!
 

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RBP-
#66408-BC - DPF back BLACK exhaust

how did that RBP exhaust fit? i really want one but i have never installed anything from them on anything and im always worried about fit becasue i hate pissing with "bolt-on" stuff!:mad:

but the way the pic of the truck on the beach with the weekend worrior in tow really makes me wanna move back to cali! sweet combo man!:thumbsup
 

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Thanks for the nice comments guys....:drink



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The RBP kit was great. Not bad at all. I have since taken the RBP off and installed a MBRP 5" w/DPF removed. If you want a RBP kit let me know.


I see you just stepped to a Duramax from a 6.0L. I had a 06 F250 6.0L also I just sold,






I loved that truck but these new LMM's really kick ass. With removing my DPF and running a PPE tuner I pulled my 40foot 5er loaded and still was keeping 14mpg not being light on the throttle:gearjamin
 

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What a great lookin dually. Hey nick is that pismo beach were the picture with the weekend worrior. Sweet ride
 

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What a great lookin dually. Hey nick is that pismo beach were the picture with the weekend worrior. Sweet ride
Yes it was. The Dunes are not as bad ass as what you have in SoCal but they are great for a short weekend trip. I hit Glamis when I have a week to spare.
 

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Yea we go to glamis a lot. Been to pismo a couple of times. It seems everytime we go there is always someone stuck. All these guys get pissed when a 17 year old pulls them out with a bone stock chevy. It has happened more than once. You will definatly not be getting stuck with ur set up though.:rof
 

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Nice Dually!!! I am not a real big fan of the stock bed but yours looks Kick A$$!! How are you Knockin down 14 pulling a load. I cant get the work rig to clear 10 loaded and 12 empty.
 

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Yea we go to glamis a lot. Been to pismo a couple of times. It seems everytime we go there is always someone stuck. All these guys get pissed when a 17 year old pulls them out with a bone stock chevy. It has happened more than once. You will definatly not be getting stuck with ur set up though.:rof
Yes I remember those days. When I was 17-19 out there you would pull a ton of people out and they would hook you up with a few bucks and a thank you. Now if you help someone they will sight you because the tow company's have the beach front rapped up for business.


Nice Dually!!! I am not a real big fan of the stock bed but yours looks Kick A$$!! How are you Knockin down 14 pulling a load. I cant get the work rig to clear 10 loaded and 12 empty.
I pulled the DPF and I am running the New closed AFE stg2 with a PPE tuner. I just received a EFI and I am working with a tuner to see if we can get more MPG. I will post what happens.



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