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Iceman22

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About Iceman22

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  • Birthday 10/25/1988

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    Central NY
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    Male
  • Drives
    2015 1500 midnight crew cab, standard box, 6.2L

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  1. Iceman's 2015 project Blackbird

    Last major exterior update for now.... Decided to put some rake back in the rear and and raise the front another 1/2 inch. After seeing the way it sat on the new wheels and tires I just wasn’t happy. Especially when I put 350lbs in the bed and it went a 1/2” nose high..... So I purchased 3” rear blocks and Nitro shocks from RC. I also picked up a 1/2” lower strut leveling kit from Precision European Motorworks to run in conjunction with my BDS kit for a total of 2.5 inches of rise in the front. All in all I think the trucks exterior is just about perfect. Only thing left to do will be a full on detail and paint correction come spring. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Just got a set of WildPeaks myself. Had a major internal debate between the falkens and another set of Goodyear Duratracs. Did as much reading as humanly possible across multiple forums and even different vehicles running them. While there was a big part of me that really wanted the Duratracs I ultimately chose the WildPeaks. It really came down to a few reason... 1) Cost: Falkens ended up being $78 cheaper a corner on my tire size 2) Looks: My local tire shop was nice enough to bring 1 of each tire in and allow me to compared them side by side in person. The Wildpeak just flat out looks more aggressive on my opinion 3) Reviews: This may sound backwards but I just couldn’t find a review that would make me not choose the WildPeaks. While I knew the quality of what I’d be getting with the Duratracs, there wasn’t anything from other Wildpeak reviews that made me feel like I was giving up much, if any at all.... 4) Warranty: The Wildpeak was the only tire I could find with a mileage warranty on an LT tire. Only had them on the truck for 200 miles but my initial thoughts are very good. The tires appear to be just as quite as the Duratracs. They also have done great in heavy rain. Furthermore I don’t notice any tread wobble or tram-lining. Looking forward to some snow testing for I consider myself completely satisfied Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Running RC’s nitro shocks that are designed for a 3” block Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Phil, I’m a little disappointed...... it’s been 2 weeks between when we talked about this mod and you posting the video. I mean what took so long? I kid! I kid! As always awesome work! I’m incredibly jealous of your skill/know how and i think I speak for everyone in saying thank you for continuing to pursue mods that allow us to OEM parts we normally would not be able to. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I wouldn’t be too worried about it unless it becomes a reoccurring issue. I had my relearn done a couple months ago and the service advisor went out of his way to tell me “the truck will be learning your driving style over the next couple days. Don’t be alarmed as there could be times that the tranny will feel like it’s damn well going to fall out of the truck” There was a couple random weird moments over the first two days and then everything settled in. The relearn completely cured my delay from park to drive on cold starts and my occasional jerky 2 to 1 shifts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Running 2.5” leveling kit upfront and 3” rear blocks along with a 275/65/20 tire. Running 3” blocks in the rear without any other modification will effect rear shock travel... Two different ways to combat that in the rear: Option 1) rear shock extension mounts and stock shocks. Option 2) replace factory rear shocks with longer aftermarket shocks that are designed to operate in conjunction with 3” blocks. I went with option 2 because I didn’t like the idea of the extension mount. It’s honestly just a relocation bracket and in my option it adds a place for movement and/or failure compared to the factory fixed mount. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. After seeing you have a closed caps my guess is your wheels are duel drilled? Most aftermarket wheels run a tapered hole along with the hole itself being narrower; especially ones that are duel drilled as a way of keeping as much metal as possible between each hole. With that said you’ll want to look for whats referred to as spline drive lugs. There will be a ton of options based on how much you want to spend/what you want them made out of/ what color. Just make sure you choose one with the correct thread pitch. *****P.S. The lugs will come with a “special key” to put them on/take them off. Make sure you leave it in your glovebox after you install them! While the key itself is rather generic and most shops will have one laying around if you forget; it’s a completely different story if you’re road side with a flat. The factory lug wrench will not remove the spline drive lugs unless you have the key Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Super jealous right now! It’s the only exterior mod left that I desperately want and I just don’t have the balls. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I don’t know if this makes me feel better or worse lol. I have my flapper completely deleted.... my next thought was cutting the resonator off and just running a small turn down at that location. The exhaust shop that did the install said the resonator cuts sound by 10%. I wonder if that’s a generic phrase or if that’s accurate... if it’s accurate 10% louder than it currently is wont be much of a difference at all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Bump. From the dead.... Just had my 12909 installed. Deleted the valve but retained the resonator. My initial thoughts are it’s quieter than expected. I set out to find a system that wasn’t too obnoxious so i went into it knowing it wasn’t going to be like a Borla Atak but I guess I was hoping it would be slightly louder; especially at WOT. Can anyone comment if the exhaust gets a little louder with some miles on it? Or what I’m getting day 1 will be the same tone a year from now? I just read so many reviews of guys saying it was slightly more aggressive at idle/cruising speeds and really wakes up at WOT. Guess I’m just confused
  11. 2015 1500 z71 crew cab standard bed 4WD 2” BDS level 20x9 ET 20 Fuel Mavericks 275/65/20 Falken WildPeaks Have tried to induce rub every possible way. Currently I can only get it to do it going downhill in reverse at full lock. After having a buddy help me it’s been determined the rub is on the weathertech mudflaps and truck itself. Just goes to show a 34” tire is obtainable on a leveled 1500 with well thought out width/offset and a “skinnier” tire Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Iceman's 2015 project Blackbird

    The rub was driving me crazy so I spent the morning notching out my mudflaps. A table vice, dremel and fine grit sandpaper was all that was required. Ended up removing about a 2.5x2.5” chunk from each mudflap in the area of where you’d perform the Nor’Cal mod. No more rub. I call that a win! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Great communication and exactly as described. Would purchase from again without hesitation. Thanks Josh! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Iceman's 2015 project Blackbird

    Just had my Magnaflow 12909 muffler installed. Super disappointed but trying to be positive. Had I️t installed by the only dedicated exhaust shop in town. The guy didn’t exactly follow the directions I gave and therefore had to use “a custom extension” aka a 3” piece of aluminum tubing. Was initially told $50 for install when I made my appointment but the extension doubled the price to $100[emoji35][emoji35][emoji35][emoji35] On top of that the welds look terrible. It’s air tight but certainly not pretty. I wasn’t expecting stacked fish scales like the welds on my road bikes frame but a little pride in craftsmanship would have been appreciated. Definitely wouldn’t recommend the shop but it’s water on the bridge at this point. I texted the Mrs after learning the news but before paying and she said just pay and be done with I️t. So it’s done and over with I guess I just want a minute to vent.... Gonna try to gently grind down some of the spots where I️t pooled and then hope a couple days worth of road grime masks I️t anyways As for the tone itself; I’m kinda meh about it. I did an awful lot of reading first and thought I had a good grasp on exactly what I’d be getting by deleting the v4 flapper and retaining the resonator. In my opinion it’s barely above stock. Maybe it’ll louden up a little bit with time? I mean I didn’t want anything obnoxiously loud and really wanted quite while cruising which is why I went this route but I was under the impression it’d have a fair amount of bark at WOT. Maybe I misunderstood Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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