Hello all, I am having a bit of trouble with my truck when under light throttle. Between 1000-1700rpm when driving with no load my 5.3L starts to surge about 50rpm with a increase in felt power when it happens. I am also hearing a vibration or light grinding sound. From my reading I’m thinking this could be a torque converter issue maybe the shift solenoid. When the truck is in tow mode I don’t notice the issue but if I leave grade braking on when the truck downshifts it does not feel normal or what I’m used to when I tow. It’s somewhat harsher. Thank you all for your time I sure appreciate everyone. Update: I just noticed when I go between Drive and Reverse it’s takes it a second to move then it jumps a little. Checked trans fluid looks good.
Nice job recreating this! I could never figure out how it got out of wack but it sure is nicer to read all together. Thank you!
Hey guys! Sorry for the delay.... have a two year and two week old at home. FUN! So its it’s been awhile since I have been under a 98 era truck but the nice thing about that model hitch aside from being able to flip it to gain clearance is the fact that it’s adjustable width wise. As long as the truck has clearance in the center between the frame it should be fine. If I remember correctly the radiator might sit a little lower in that truck as the whole front end is shorter but I’m happy to give you any measurements of my hitch when I get back to my truck Sunday afternoon.
Easy you just have to take a knee to do it on a stock hight truck. I also don`t have the air dam so that helps but plenty of room to get a hand and pin in.
The soft topper with the decked system are the two best investments I have made into the truck. The topper really needs to be cleaned but has held up very well the last two winters. It does get a little stiff as all canvas will. I made the mistake of taking it off to have it cleaned by a boat cover cleaner and ended up not taking it. So when I went to put it back on it was cold and tight but still went on. Also it has had 2ft of wet snow load on it with out a issue.
Thanks for the help @Daly !!!! So I ended up going with 245/75/70 due to the cost saving ($138ea) over putting 285`s back on for just a winter tire. The truck handles well with the skinny tires but they can not be run as high on psi as the larger tires or the rear end feels fishy. They are a 10ply and right now the psi is set at 50 front and 55 rear. Its is working well and I will update as some more miles are put on the tires. Just went up to PA about a 3hr drive tonight and was happy with them........ other then the fact that they look funny coming from a 285 but hey just for winter then some 315`s going on the 18in rims. If anyone is near md and wants some 285/70r17 Hercules Terra trac 2 tires they are sill in good shape other then come cupping on two tires on the inside due to my camber needing to be adjusted. Those two spent the last 6k mi on the rear. One tire has a small plug but all function great.
@jgutierrez89 sorry for all the questions.....
Have you been happy with the ride of the Fox coil over set up?
How do you have them set... 3in lift?
What size tires?
Any larger blocks in the rear?
I have no complains with the fox coilover set up i have, i have them set to about 1 1/2 in with a set of Maxtrac 3in lift spindles for 4 1/2 in of lift in the front (my truck is a 2wd), a 2in lift block in the rear in place of the factory 1.25 in block. Lastly the wheels are 17in Weld Cheyenne's with 33in Mickey Thompson MTZ's. Hope that helps.
Very nice! How has the shooting been going? My little girl is 2 months already got her great-grandfathers childhood .22 ready to go for her! I can`t wait.....
Someone let me know if its bad to drag up a old post but I think this is a good one to keep going. And I cant sleep. Barrett M99 50 BMG best watermelon exploder-up-er ever! Well a 20mm would be better.... one day
.............I have a pink gun in my safe
Hello all! Im looking for someone with welding / fabrication experience to build me a custom bumper for a 2015 Chevy 1500 4x4. I live in MD and would be willing to come to you if needed. My goal is a simple slim line bumper that will give me a better approach angle. I don`t need any finish work done just the rough unit welded up. If anyone has a idea please let me know! I also would have some interest in doing the back as well. I like the look of this but feel its too weak and would bend to easy going over small trees or in a fender bender. My goal is to get close to this but have the sides be stronger, have tow rings, and a front hitch as well. A bonus would be a skid plate. Here is my truck with the bumper off when I put my recessed front hitch on.
Thats weird the pictures are gone...... Anyone know how to fix this? anyways here are all the pictures not in order but better then nothing. Happy to answer any questions too!
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