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  1. I've still got my 2003 with a Hi/Lo transfer case that lets me select 2 Wheel Drive or 4 Wheel Drive. No problems. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  2. Look up your item number by year and bed length Http://www.trailfx.com/bed-mat.html Search Amazon Mine red $65. Thick and HS cutouts for drain holes in the bed. Good luck 👍
  3. Okay. I thought they were OEM. Thanks for the clarification Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  4. If you mean a suicide knob, Tractor Supply and Lowe's. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  5. https://duraflap.com/. Custom made, pricey, but hand made and the best. Diesel Place members were getting a 10% discount. Family run business, USA made. Good luck. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  6. Does it show this in the DIC display? Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  7. I had two 5.3's with over 300,000 miles that never had any problems. I have always run Mobil 1 oil and a WIX filter. Both were well maintained and never abused. I found a 2005 5.3 crew cab in perfect condition an older man had. Only had 85,000 miles. Running great. Just a side note, my brother, who is s lawyer, but tight, I call him cheap....well do am I, I by what I need, not what's gonna impress somebody who doesn't matter anyway. My brother went and looked at s truck. Very clean outward appearance. He took a paper towel with him. Checked the oil. Not registering on the dipstick. When asked about oil change interval, they didn't have an answer. When he looked underneath, he found a main bearing seal leak. So, just check for leaks, see if the oil is clean, black or not even registering . Good luck, they're out there and there are used car guys who seem to have a knack for locating these good, well maintained trucks. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  8. Looks like a clean, undamaged, well taken care of truck. Some people take better care of their vehicles. And the second owner benefits Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  9. Not sure if you've got your heart set on that particular product. I've got the Westin winch mount and brush guard. Mounts directly to the frame and tow hooks are rated at 16,000 pounds, I IIRC. I'm using a WARN 10S and the lower cross bar prevents theft, but I've always cut a couple of pieces of angle iron and tack welded them over the mounting bolts from underneath to prevent a combination wrench from accessing the bolt heads. A multi-mount set-up usually only is secured by a bolt in the receiver hitch pin. A can of air for cleaning keyboards can be used to freeze the lock and a ball pein hammer will fracture the lock into pieces, no noisy cordless grinder needed and your whole winch and carrier are gone. A couple of folks have posted YouTube installs, by themselves, of the Westin install. The Westin allowed me to mount a 32 in Auxbeam LED light bar with a 5D lens on the flat middle crossbar and an Auxbeam 22.5 inch LED light bar with the C3 lens with round bar mounts. Gives the combinations of 30 degree spot/60 degree flood and 10 degree spot/150 degree flood. Whatever you do, you'll never be without a winch again. I've never owned a truck, ATV, RUV without at least one winch. No matter how much HP you add, no matter high high the lift, no matter the tires (I've had 44 inch Gumbo Mudders).... YOU WILL GET STUCK. Without the winch, you gotta call others and bother them, or pay. Whenever you see a truck with a lift, pretty wheels and no winch. They're not going anywhere and coming home on their own. If you get yourself a winch, get at least two snatch blocks do you can winch backwards with the front-mounted winch. Some soft shackles, stronger than steel and safer, a couple of lifting straps that don't stretch, not kinetic recovery that are designed to stretch, like Bubba Rope, that is the best recovery rope and guarantee around. Good luck on your project. If you want any pics, let me know. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
  10. What kind of lights are you planning to use, what purpose? How many amps will they drew, or if you know how many watts you can calculate the current draw. What kind of fused protection are you planning? Are planning on a relay to trigger the lights? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  11. Three wires, one relay and a SPDT switch. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. This may not be exactly what you want... I bought a 2005 Chevy Silverado crew cab that didn't have satellite radio, to get around that, I bought A GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth...for$35 on Amazon. I can use my Droid smartphone played thru this on an FM frequency and it has the ability to charge your smartphone, too. It may not solve your problem, but if you had not heard of it, it may. Good luck on your search. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  13. A tow strap is made out of nylon and a recovery strap is made our of polyester. They are not interchangeable. A tow strap is like a lifting strap. It should not stretch out and build up/store up energy. Also, all shackles are not manufactured with the same processes. nowadays there's no reason to use a metal shackle. Soft Shackles like offered by Bubba Rope are MUCH stronger than metal shackles. And of your using the correct strap, nothing can fly back. You may invest in a winch with synthetic winch line. Slow controlled pulling is always safer than wild, uncontrolled jerking off a stump ore a vehicle. With a snatch block you can double your winch's pulling power, of course this cuts your line speed in half. Good luck on your search for the right solution for your needs. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  14. I amusing the wiper fuse to use a fused wire tap for an LED light bar, 180 watts, and I need one more for a 90 watt led light bar. I think there is another source in this same fuse panel located to the left of the driver's knee, maybe labeled ignition that is hot only when the key is on. Does this sound correct? I really prefer to find another source in this above-mentioned panel as I am recovering from a Feb stroke and my fine motor movement is not back yet, but getting there. More info: I am running these two light bars and using a SPDT switch to allow me to have both lights off, one or both manually on, or one or both on with the high beams, This is the way I've always successfully done it. Since the high power is activated by the switch, but actually comes thru an appropriately rated relay, and not thru the switch.....could I use the same wire from the windshield wiper fuse location as a power source that will simply activate the relay to turn on the power straight from the battery to the lights? this will be approximately 22.5 amps. Thanks for your opinion. Dr. Mark
  15. Meant to add, a company called Factor 55 have some neat heavy duty products. I bought one of their Ultra Hooks that allows you to use a 3/4" pin shackle to attach to the hook our if you use the hook, you can lock the safety gqasp with a self-contained pin They sell, but BubbaRope.com makes a Gator Jaw soft shackle that only weighs like seven ounces, but has a failure of like 32,0000 pounds, and won't fly like a metal shacklehttp://www.bubbarope.com/gator-jaw-soft-shackleSentfrom my XT1254 using Tapatalk

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