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What did you do to your GMT today?

Discussion in 'SUV & Truck Chat' started by MAY03LT, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

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    I think I'm actually going to drive it today for the first time in over a week...if my bum can take it.
     
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  2. Capote

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    Cleaned engine bay, usually do this once or twice a month:
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    Added a strip of hard rubber edge molding, to cover the sharp section along the top of the firewall:
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  3. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Well-Known Member

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    That's one clean looking engine comprtmnt!
    Question; what are the gains (if any) to running the CAI and resonator delete ?
    "What I did today",....actually it was last night,...I ordered 3"/2.5" lift,...1.5" wheel spacers,...and Cooper AT3 265/75/16's,... work will begin next weekend.
     
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  4. Mooseman

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    Finally moved that parts Saab into the driveway because my son needed its transmission. It might not be any better because the fluid was really dark and the history of this thing is not good. Engine was blown and already removed, had a 2.5" Magnaflow muffler in a 3" system, had an eBay cheap "6.0 Power" emblem on the rear even though it was just a 5.3 as well as matching cheap chrome stick ons everywhere. Poor thing :cry:

    Hope to get it stripped and gone this week.

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  5. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Well-Known Member

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    ...a victim of TB abuse. :stars:
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

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    Drove it to the doc's for a blood test.
     
  7. eray2371

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    Dipped the cracking-chromed grille
     

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  8. dna59

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    Polished two of my SS replicas. Finish up the next two later. Takes me about 15 mins per wheel with my buffer. I use Mother's aluminum polish first since it's more aggressive and works quicker then I go over it with Surf City aluminum polish. Not as aggressive and shines it up nicely. Then two layers of Surf City nano seal. I wanna try some ceramic sealant on them to see how that holds. up
     
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  9. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Well-Known Member

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    Looks real good eray,,.. Hydro dip ??
     
  10. Reprise

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    Gave in and took the front springs to a shop to have the new HD Bilsteins swapped in.

    Had used a rental compressor kit, but when I noted the rods / keepers were beginning to bow, and I needed to compress more to be able to properly install the retaining nut, I decided to have it done at a shop. Wasn't happy with what they charged, but at least I didn't have to deal w/ a broken compressor, and I can finally start putting the truck back together (as soon as I swap the plugs on the driver's side).
     
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  11. dna59

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    Got my second layer of sealant curing for a couple hours. I think after the tires on my stock 17s are dead I'll look for some 18s since I can't stand the look of the 17s after seeing it with the 20s. I'd use the 18s as rainy season wheels.

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  12. HARDTRAILZ

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    I would never run an amp of any sort off the rear. So easy to go straight to the battery and less risk. LED lights n CB is all i have hooked there.

    Such fun it is. Looks like you are keeping it clean though.
     
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  13. eray2371

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    Plasti-Dip!
     
  14. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Well-Known Member

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    Bumper/grille paint grille.jpg
     
  15. HARDTRAILZ

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    Slapped the basket back on the roof

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  16. dna59

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    @HARDTRAILZ I absolutely love the way your truck looks.
     
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  17. connorwallin

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    TB had stabilitrak sensor and traction control sensor coming on all the time for a few months now. Got new sensors and still were coming on. Techs found that every time turning all the way to the right or left (i forget) that it would touch the sensor. Had a full front-end alignment done haven't had any issues yet.
     
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  18. Shaw520

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    Looks good ,. Like the bumpers,.couldnt view your rig in you build thread cause stupid photobucket crap,
     
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  19. Matt

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    Drove it to work for the first time in over 2 weeks.
     
  20. HARDTRAILZ

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    Need to add some power steering fluid to it again before driving it tonight. It had a decent whine on sunday
     
  21. Mooseman

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    It had the TPMS light on this morning. Solid light so it's a low pressure somewhere. Went out on the way back home from breakfast. Will check pressures later.

    Checked a misfire.

    And while I was there, replaced the rear washer motor (spare from the old TB, love having spare parts!)

    Ordered new plugs for the misfire ongoing diagnosis.

    Edit: Checked tires and all were around 30psi. It was pretty cold last night, near freezing, so pressure could have dropped below the low pressure threshold so I pumped them all up to 35psi. Stupid just having a light and no individual tire pressure display :mad:.
     
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  22. connorwallin

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    Sitting outside of mechanics, saw a puddle last night and this morning, thought it was another vehicle of ours. When to back into my spot at school and heard a whine in the power steering. Just informed one of the power steering lines split. :/
     
  23. dna59

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    Stiiiiiiiiiiill waiting for the continuous thunderstorms to stop so I can put back on my rims. But I did have my buddy tune my system with his SMD DD1...still didn't like the sound on my door speakers so I tweaked a bit to my liking. I actually had to turn it down a bit since it was too loud for me. Atleast I know what not to exceed into distortion based on the DD1 settings. I still need to replace the speaker wires with some better quality ones.
     
  24. connorwallin

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    Quick fix no go. The engine has to be lifted to get the hoses ran properly, $600 with labor. Gotta love it.
     
  25. HARDTRAILZ

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    You are getting screwed. No reason to lift the motor at all.
     
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  26. Mooseman

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    Yeah, never heard of that one.
     
  27. Blckshdw

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    I abused her. I'm such a bad owner. :sadcry:

    Was backing into a parking garage spot at the mall, and thought I had a little more room on the passenger side than I really did... CRUNCH!

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    Thankfully I got those aftermarket tails from @DJones so those will be going on when I get home tonight. Also try and buff out the paint.
     

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