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Old 03-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #4651
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:44 PM   #4652
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dude what the hell..... don't you see all these people waiting for you to break somethin
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #4653
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I have been busy as hell with business. Haven't had the chance.

I got my noweeds a few days ago and haven't had a chance to do them. Right now it looks like I might not get to it for a few weeks. Ugh.............

Stupid Bi.............zness.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #4654
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Be glad you are busy though my friend....

Hope all is well otherwise!

Are you coming to fbody?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #4655
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Be glad you are busy though my friend....

Hope all is well otherwise!

Are you coming to fbody?
Probably won't make it. Business needs the attention.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #4656
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Swapped the new one in. Took about an hour and a half because I had to round the end of the pipe as it was oval-ish.

Like Savini wheels. lol

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM   #4657
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Like Savini wheels. lol

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #4658
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hey Randy, you know anybody selling rear OD cogs for cheap?
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:08 AM   #4659
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hey Randy, you know anybody selling rear OD cogs for cheap?
Nope. Not for cheap. Ted has some but so does any other shop on here.

Why are looking for that? Did you forge your engine. lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:13 AM   #4660
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haha, i wish - i'm about to buy a house. can't afford fun stuff. :(
but i was just thinking... if i could offhandedly nab some overdrive cogs used, it'd sure make my car sound better & make up for the pound of boost i lost with another 1500' elevation up here. and it'd set me up for the forged motor later (which i wish i'd've just done when Jessika sold me the blower in the first place - but $350 is quite a chunk of change)
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #4661
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Swapped the new one in. Took about an hour and a half because I had to round the end of the pipe as it was oval-ish.

Like Savini wheels. lol
Looks like someone went off roading in their Camaro. Good Lord.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #4662
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haha, i wish - i'm about to buy a house. can't afford fun stuff. :(
but i was just thinking... if i could offhandedly nab some overdrive cogs used, it'd sure make my car sound better & make up for the pound of boost i lost with another 1500' elevation up here. and it'd set me up for the forged motor later (which i wish i'd've just done when Jessika sold me the blower in the first place - but $350 is quite a chunk of change)
I'm going to forge mine.













Someday.


Congrats on the house. That is awesome.


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Looks like someone went off roading in their Camaro. Good Lord.
Well, this IS Alabama. lol
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:10 AM   #4663
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Swapped the new one in. Took about an hour and a half because I had to round the end of the pipe as it was oval-ish.

Like Savini wheels. lol

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Nasty! Didn't know it got your tranny brace as well. I got one of those kicking around, I could have sent it to you.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #4664
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Nasty! Didn't know it got your tranny brace as well. I got one of those kicking around, I could have sent it to you.

Ah crap. Well Maureen sent me one. So I'm good.

Easy install too. Just had to back up on ramps for that one. I did it in ten minutes. lol
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #4665
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #4666
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i'm starting to feel your Savini pain...

these new tires on the truck have been vibrating something awful & i don't know what's going on. it can't be the wheels because my last set of tires was on them for over two years and i only balanced them once when i installed them - no vibration all the way up to 125mph (the fastest i've had it). when i originally got the new tires in Dec, they were fine but have slowly got worse as time went on & the chain i bought from don't have stores up here. i rebalanced them myself a couple days ago with no change. then i took them to a shop today. they were worse after i left, so i went back & they told me it must be the aftermarket wheels and gave me a refund & recommendation for another shop. took it there & left with them being only minimally better than the first shop. they said bring it back Monday & they'll have another tech redo it.

i just wanna drop-kick a baby right now!


but it could be worse... at least all my fingers are still intact
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #4667
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i'm starting to feel your Savini pain...

these new tires on the truck have been vibrating something awful & i don't know what's going on. it can't be the wheels because my last set of tires was on them for over two years and i only balanced them once when i installed them - no vibration all the way up to 125mph (the fastest i've had it). when i originally got the new tires in Dec, they were fine but have slowly got worse as time went on & the chain i bought from don't have stores up here. i rebalanced them myself a couple days ago with no change. then i took them to a shop today. they were worse after i left, so i went back & they told me it must be the aftermarket wheels and gave me a refund & recommendation for another shop. took it there & left with them being only minimally better than the first shop. they said bring it back Monday & they'll have another tech redo it.

i just wanna drop-kick a baby right now!


but it could be worse... at least all my fingers are still intact
Sounds like a tire went bad or a wheel was knocked out of round. Any of the shops have a road force machine?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:27 AM   #4668
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i know i saw the machines in a couple places, but i ain't sure if the road force measurement was actually used or not. i know the one i used was not.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:26 AM   #4669
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Sounds like a tire went bad or a wheel was knocked out of round. Any of the shops have a road force machine?
Spin them up on the balancer and watch the tread closely. Balancing is not going to fix but I bet a new tire or tires will....
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #4671
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i know i saw the machines in a couple places, but i ain't sure if the road force measurement was actually used or not. i know the one i used was not.
Get a RF

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Spin them up on the balancer and watch the tread closely. Balancing is not going to fix but I bet a new tire or tires will....
You have to have a good eye for this.

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i'm starting to feel your Savini pain...

these new tires on the truck have been vibrating something awful & i don't know what's going on. it can't be the wheels because my last set of tires was on them for over two years and i only balanced them once when i installed them - no vibration all the way up to 125mph (the fastest i've had it). when i originally got the new tires in Dec, they were fine but have slowly got worse as time went on & the chain i bought from don't have stores up here. i rebalanced them myself a couple days ago with no change. then i took them to a shop today. they were worse after i left, so i went back & they told me it must be the aftermarket wheels and gave me a refund & recommendation for another shop. took it there & left with them being only minimally better than the first shop. they said bring it back Monday & they'll have another tech redo it.

i just wanna drop-kick a baby right now!


but it could be worse... at least all my fingers are still intact
You are on a path to a painful finger. Resistance is futile.

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Spin them up on the balancer and watch the tread closely. Balancing is not going to fix but I bet a new tire or tires will....
I made a video of my Savinis spinning with a box under them to show the bounce from the tread. But I can't find it.

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so i'm driving home today & as my teeth are about to rattle out, i hear a clunk/thud-type sound followed by the most terrible racket & shaking ever. i thought "oh great, the tread's separated" as i notice something bouncing behind me through the warbled image in my side mirror.

i pull over to the side of the road to inspect... all tires look fine. next i crawled under to check & the left rear ain't got no weights. that'd explain the bouncing object (or so it'd seem), so i got back in & crawled to the next exit to pull into a parking lot & further inspect when lo & behold as i'm sitting at the light slowly letting the clutch out, another clunk happens, but this time the truck don't move. now to get out in the middle of the road and crawl under the truck, i see my driveshaft laying on the ground in front the diff... both caps from the diff end gone with the clamps still in place & some serious gouge marks.

being somewhat mechanically-minded, i thought for a second & put the shaft in the bed then used my second floor shifter to create the only front-wheel-drive truck in town and putted home down the back roads.

now what would cause a new (replaced last Jan) u-joint to separate like that? it moved freely by hand & had plenty of grease where the caps used to be.
...or do you think it might be in the diff? it rolled home relatively smooth.
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