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Old 07-25-2015, 04:50 AM
willy5w willy5w is offline
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Put the Dynomax on today, so as promised here's a video! No cab drone at all while cruising. Makes the most noise around 2250 RPM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGxqTFLipuM
Nice! I like that! Does it sound ricey at all? How much did that rig cost you? Thanks for following through on the video, its good to hear some decent quality sound so I can pick an exhaust for my truck.

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I'm going to copy cat you...Looks awesome, nicely done[/QUOTE]

Thanks man, I appreciate that. Its a fun little project!
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:05 AM
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The rig as in the truck? Haha. No not at all, if I think of it I'll get a cruising/driving around video to show you. It sounds great.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:56 PM
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The rig as in the truck? Haha. No not at all, if I think of it I'll get a cruising/driving around video to show you. It sounds great.
Haha no sorry, I meant how much did your dynomax setup cost you, if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:26 PM
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Oh, it was about $185 shipped from Jegs.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:58 PM
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I haven't been on in a while because my wife got super sick and ended up in the hospital for 6 weeks, but with the time off work I was able to get a few things done with the truck. One night while she was in the hospital I was going crazy and had to do something for myself so I came home and did this...






Added an LED strip under the hood on a rocker switch so I can light up the engine bay in case I am workin in there at night or something. Fun easy and worthwhile project. It's like day in there when it on!

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I took my grill off and cleaned and painted the honeycomb.

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Old 10-25-2015, 10:58 PM
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That's incredibly bright. Just a cheap strip from Wal-mart?

Sorry to hear that, hope everything is going well.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:05 PM
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That's incredibly bright. Just a cheap strip from Wal-mart?

Sorry to hear that, hope everything is going well.
Yeah I love how bright it is in there now. I got a pair of them off Ebay for a few bucks a while back. I had doubts about the sticky tape on the back of the strip and it staying on the hood but it hasn't had any problems at all after 2 months of driving, rain, dust, mud, car washes, engine heat, and freezing temperatures.

Thanks man. She almost died and ended up having open heart surgery while she was in but we are making slow steady progress now.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:19 PM
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Yeah, I've noticed on mine that the underside of the hood is obviously not clear-coated and scarcely painted. I might try that.

Wow, I am so sorry to hear that. That's great that life is turning in your favor. Hang in there.

I got a mustang dome light that I was thinking about installing but I chose against it. Color is black. Figured it may match the trim on yours. Looks like it came out of a used car but just needs a little cleaning. If you want it, just pay shipping.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:21 PM
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Getting close to the 70k mark, and as the truck has sat a lot, I would change the timing chain tensioners soon.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:43 PM
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Yeah, I've noticed on mine that the underside of the hood is obviously not clear-coated and scarcely painted. I might try that.

Wow, I am so sorry to hear that. That's great that life is turning in your favor. Hang in there.

I got a mustang dome light that I was thinking about installing but I chose against it. Color is black. Figured it may match the trim on yours. Looks like it came out of a used car but just needs a little cleaning. If you want it, just pay shipping.
I still haven't decided on whether or not I want to do the mustang dome light. I have always kinda liked the light I have but if shipping is decent I would be interested in at least having it so I can do if I want to. Let me know how much shipping would be.

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Getting close to the 70k mark, and as the truck has sat a lot, I would change the timing chain tensioners soon.
Yeah I just rolled 71k on the way to work today. I would love to do some preventative maintenance on the truck to keep him running smooth, including the tensioners. I figured I would just replace the timing chains at 100k.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:11 AM
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I also got tired of my brakes squeaking all the time and I had the parts laying around so I replaced my rotors and pads. While I was in there I painted the calipers and the rotors as well. I used ceramic pads... not sure how I like them yet.

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Old 10-26-2015, 12:22 AM
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I still haven't decided on whether or not I want to do the mustang dome light. I have always kinda liked the light I have but if shipping is decent I would be interested in at least having it so I can do if I want to. Let me know how much shipping would be. Yeah I just rolled 71k on the way to work today. I would love to do some preventative maintenance on the truck to keep him running smooth, including the tensioners. I figured I would just replace the timing chains at 100k.
Here is a link to timing chain info. One of the chains is on the back of the engine. Don't wait
too long. Any questions just ask. I did this to my truck not too long ago. 4.0 sohc timing chain rattle - everything you need to know
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:36 AM
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Here is a link to timing chain info. One of the chains is on the back of the engine. Don't wait
too long. Any questions just ask. I did this to my truck not too long ago. 4.0 sohc timing chain rattle - everything you need to know
Should I just be doing the tensioners or the timing chains themselves?
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:54 AM
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I installed these lights several months ago but never had a chance to wire them up. I finally got a little time to mess around and got them all wired up. They are bright as crap and I love the addition to my truck.



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Old 10-26-2015, 09:28 AM
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Should I just be doing the tensioners or the timing chains themselves?
Tensioners are external and screw in. Very good design in the aspect of easy replacement. what you don't want is them going slack, which destroys the guides making a rattling sound. If it makes a rattling sound at startup, now is a good time to replace them. What you don't want is rattle at random times, for example, at idle, or during certain RPMS, that most likely means the guides are broken. Our model years are bad for doing it due to the older guide design.
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