My first NBS

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    nobodysdually New Member

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    Funny thing is, the lower just slides in the arm and then bolts holds it in place. Never had tools around the boot. Its about a 1/2" rip in the boot. Up inside there. Figured out that I can also slide a regular moog dust boot over it. So I ordered one this morning.

    Goin to knockout out the carrier bearing and rear shocks here in just a bit. Gotta work tonight, so not gonna do too much.
     
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    Who needs a press to remove old carrier bearing? Lol. I cut the bearing in 2 spots with my grinder, then split it with the air hammer. No damage to the drive shaft. Install new bearing with a 1.25" pipe and hammer. Went pretty quick till I got to the relocate bracket.
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    I cut out the factory support bearing mount and drilled holes for the djm mount. The djm mount is about 1/8 from the floor of the truck. I cant get it any higher. It still moved the bearing up 2".

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    I got the skyjacker air shocks installed. Ordered a new kit that has 2 brass valves for inflation so I can control each shock individually.
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    Removed spare tire hanger while I was inder there..Going to cut the front springs tomorrow and get an alignment. Guess Im going to move the spring from the 2" drop position on the shackle to the 1" drop position. This should fix the stupid chevy lean.

    Next few things that will be done are 4:10 gear swap (diff needs rebuilt anyways), bed tubs, bed liner, relocate fuse box and ecm to under dash , then front tubs. Hopefully get my bumper painted and on next week.

    After all that, under drive pulleys, electric fans, tail lights, SS clading and rear bumper. These are later down the road.
     
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    Now its sitting right. Cut half a dead coil on drivers side and a little more then half on the right coil. This Fixed alot of my lean in the back.. sits even up front and Rides better too.

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    You're making me want a 2wd...
     
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    I just got rid of my f350 4x4. I sure liked it but only used 4wd maybe 5 times in 2 yrs. Im going to do my gear swap here pretty soon. I will see how she tows saturday when I hook up the trailer loaded with my xmr and my wifes rzr. Im willing to bet these 342 gears stink when towing.

    My 1994 obs had 373 gears, then my 2012 ram had 355 gears and my f350 had 373 on 35s.

    I know my Ram sure could have used 390 or 410 gears. It did ok with 355 gears and 22s with 305/40r22 tires. Which is the same tire I have outback right now..
     
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    Ben a bit since I did anything to it. I got a cowl hood, different wheels and just started cleaning up the engine bay. 20170821_195420.jpg 20171205_165058.jpg 20171211_202306.jpg
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    I pulled the intake so I could reroute the harness. But I didnt realize how nasty the engine was.
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    I got pretty far with the harness. Fuse box and ecm will be under the dash. Then I seen alot of oil run out my intake after we took it off, valve covers were leaking and my tb had oil on back of throttle blade.

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    I had just ported n polished the tb less then 2 months ago. This led to me pulling the valve covers, cleaning them, wrinkle finish paint and new gaskets.

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    I aslo modified the coil brackets coil bringing them more centered on the valvecovers. They also got wrinkle finished and the coils buffed out.

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    Thats when it was time to shave the intake.

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    Painted some other parts. 20180109_122632.jpg

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    My son helped me swap the vacuum booster for the hydroboost. Then we Finally got all the wiring situated to where I like it. Had to drill 2 new 2.75" holes for the harness to enter the cab.. Need to tape up the injector harness and loom what little bit of harness in the engine bay. I relocated the cruise control box to the cowl. Just a few odds and ends to knocked out.

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    Wow nobodysdually, youve got me asking myself why I havent shaved my intake yet. That looks damn good with the wrinkle finish! Great work with the drop. It looks more than professional and the stance is fudging PERFECT, no joke. I think those denali reps looked better, but thats just my opinion and since its your truck my opinion dont really matter. Keep it up!
     
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    Thanks. I liked the denali reps as well. The chrome was starting to come off and they were a good bit heavier then the factory escalade wheels I have now..

    Let me say this about shaving an intake. It is a pita. When you plug up those big holes, all the plugs need the edges beveled and the hole your plugging. You have to treat it like welding..

    I still dont trust it with anything more then 8lbs of boost.. I did not reloacte the map until the other day. I did it pretty quick . When I bolted down the map sensor hold down it cracked the bolt boss. I went back and beefed it up. I couldnt break it off after that. All the plugs on the intake were tested by a small plastic dead blow hammer as well as me pushing on them pretty hard.

    A tbss or nnbs intake is much easier to shave.
     
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    Got the engine harness done routed and loomed. The injector harness runs inside the rails. Then got the cruise box relocated and throttle cable routed.

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    I need to loom the headlight harness thats on the frame rail.

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