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Old 04-30-2010, 05:17 PM   #1226
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The picture is not showing up for me, so I might be missing somethign here?
But the point is to have a short bed truck, with room behind the seats for people or things.
Personally, I didn't set out with towing in mind, just wanted more room!

PS; I know you can get the room with a Suburban and better turning radius at that, but I (and I assume most the people doing this) want a truck with a bed.
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I did the running gear swap mainly for better ride Quality and beleive me its a night and day difference. Plus with half ton you have better wheel/tire options.



I wanted half ton stuff for weight savings also....the 3/4 and 1 ton stuff is super heavy. My truck, yes I wanted a truck also to haul the family and the dogs, is going to be my daily driver. I didn't really want a truck that was gonna beat me to death empty, and I don't plan on hauling or towing any heavy loads.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #1227
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The picture is not showing up for me, so I might be missing somethign here?
But the point is to have a short bed truck, with room behind the seats for people or things.
Personally, I didn't set out with towing in mind, just wanted more room!

PS; I know you can get the room with a Suburban and better turning radius at that, but I (and I assume most the people doing this) want a truck with a bed.
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I did the running gear swap mainly for better ride Quality and beleive me its a night and day difference. Plus with half ton you have better wheel/tire options.
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I wanted half ton stuff for weight savings also....the 3/4 and 1 ton stuff is super heavy. My truck, yes I wanted a truck also to haul the family and the dogs, is going to be my daily driver. I didn't really want a truck that was gonna beat me to death empty, and I don't plan on hauling or towing any heavy loads.
I get the tire/wheel options as well as the weight savings, but what do half ton axles have that make them ride different that 3/4 and 1 ton axles? Springs make the ride, not the axles...
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #1228
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I get the tire/wheel options as well as the weight savings, but what do half ton axles have that make them ride different that 3/4 and 1 ton axles? Springs make the ride, not the axles...
Are you familiar with un-sprung weight or unsprung mass?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Unsprung+mass
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Heres a new one.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #1230
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Isn't that not only illegal, but unsafe?
Its only unsafe if you get somebody to mill them who has no idea what there doing, only seen one wheel break and it was because whoever milled it took to much off. And it broke when they were mounting the tire.

Theres a ton of lowered duallys with milled down wheels towing loaded 3 car hauler trailers to shows and do it with no problems.

As far as illegal i dont know but i dont see how since theres a few companys that do this.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:19 AM   #1231
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Here is mine I just picked it up. plans to convert to 4x4, sas, paint, find a bed, new interior from carpet to dash. Neways it has a 350 3 speed with granny low and the best part is i picked it up for free!! Runs and drives like a dream!







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Old 05-02-2010, 01:34 AM   #1232
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I like the silver swb 4X4.Nice
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:43 AM   #1233
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:46 AM   #1234
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I dig it!!
do you have any interior pics?
How is it lowered?
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:50 AM   #1235
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Dude i saw your truck the other day! Nice ride! I was trying to get my phone out to take a pic and send to you Joe but it was too late
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:51 AM   #1236
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it's a little on the red side.LOL.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:54 AM   #1237
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It's a western chassie 6-8.5 drop. need to put an overdrive trans in it the 4.10's are killing me
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:58 AM   #1238
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Cool man looks like a nice ride!

What about just changing the gears in it? We may have some at the shop..
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Are you familiar with un-sprung weight or unsprung mass?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Unsprung+mass
I'm very familiar with it, on a truck of this size, the only unsprung weight that really makes any effect is the wheels/tires. A Dana 60 and a Dana 44 are not that different in weight with respects to the front axle, and the Corporate 14 rear axle may be considerably heavier, but the braking characteristics are affected in the most miniscule ways because the braking systems and vehicle dynamics/characteristics are not great enough on a vehicle of this size! Heavier axles on these trucks will not increase washboarding or wheelhop! The link you provided really only applies on sports cars, in my opinion anyway!

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Old 05-02-2010, 02:02 AM   #1240
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I never did a gear change before don't have the dail gauges. Blumenthal's want's $800 to do it
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:04 AM   #1241
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I work at Inland aka used to be Drive Train specialists see them every day

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Old 05-02-2010, 02:10 AM   #1242
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It is red, but it looks nice!
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:11 AM   #1243
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Ok off of meridain. well just west of. I took my three drive shafts there off this truck 2 1/2 years ago
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Nice Freightshaker you have there
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:32 AM   #1245
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I'm gonna build me a big truck hybrid out of a Peter-car and a freight-shaker....guess what I'm gonna name it

Ok I'm off to bed
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:01 AM   #1247
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it's a little on the red side.LOL.
What companie did you truck back in the day with all that wood trim and custom seats
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I'd save for an overdrive unit or a 4L80E. That is the only way you will truly see mileage increase without sacrificing acceleration and in town mileage
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PureLuck that's a Stunning Truck! Thanks for the info and pictures.
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PureLuck that's a Stunning Truck! Thanks for the info and pictures.
X2! One of the coolest I remember seeing
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