What did you do to/with your second gen today?

dapepper9

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Looks pretty good! What size of tires are you using?

For me, the ole girl's been seeing a lot more action over the last couple months. The Honda's exhaust went to hell and finally got her through the exhaust shop to get it all sorted. Then, a week later, the alternator decided to give up the ghost, so I'll have the "pleasure" of sorting that out this weekend.

Made two trips to the local Menard's for roofing shingles, carrying ~1,000 pounds per trip. Not particularly noteworthy, but my rear shocks are T-O-A-S-T. Truck still rode surprisingly nice and the ole 360 didn't hardly notice they were back there to begin with, even going up the hills.

I learned that weekend that roofing really, REALLY sucks.

Also, this guy arrived in the mail the other day...

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Hell yeah, Airgap/M1 is a great upgrade. You'd have to kill me to get mine off me and even then you'd have to pry it out of my cold dead hands lol

Finally fixed my cracked transfercase that’s had the truck parked for awhile now. Then immediately put about 300 miles on it. Re-motivated on the truck and remembering why I still have it. When it’s parked for awhile it’s hard to stay motivated on it
 

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Yeret

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Having made a few trips up north, I've found that my truck really seems to run better on BP gas vs Conoco or Quik Star. Used to be two BP stations in my town, but one got bought out by Quik Star and the other closed it's doors. Keftxo!

I'm hoping to get the Air Gap bolted on before the summer's over, but it's hard to say as I've got a huge backlog of vehicle repairs and general chore stuff that's gotta come first. Of course, I'll be purchasing a canned tune from Ryan.driver.gif

In addition to the Air Gap, I've got a pair of Pacesetter long tubes ready to go, which comes at a good time as the driver-side shorty has developed a leak and the cat-back is pretty much rust chow. I'm thinking of going with a 3-inch single pipe and then split into two tail-pipes with rectangular tips for the "cool" factor. I do need to remember to order a pair of O2 sensor harness extensions as the cat's gonna have to move back several inches to fit the long tubes and accompanying y-pipe.

And of course, there's my Hi-Po-Tek 52mm, which should be quite happier.
 

dapepper9

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Went from a single 3" exhaust to a dual 3" with a different muffler. Not sure exactly what sound I'm looking for but I gotta say the duals aren't bad. Used a FlowMonster muffler from Holley. Dual in, dual out but they DO NOT crossover inside. Most DI/DO mufflers have some version of an x-pipe or a mixing chamber but this one is individual pipes with packing material wrapped around each. Gotta say, I like the sound a lot. Sounds pretty old school and, while deep and burbly, pretty tame around town but you get on it and it makes some noise. Problem is duals are heavy and I like the simplicity of a single. If I can mimic this sound with a single that would be perfect
 

Yeret

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New stereo (sorely needed!) and replaced standard mirrors with flip up towing mirrors.
What'd you put in for a stereo? I REALLY need to replace mine (display doesn't work, so finding a desired radio station is a total roll of the dice, you have to spin the volume knob a hundred times before it goes up, inserting a CD requires you to smack the face with your fist to get it to seat, it randomly won't turn on AT ALL). But, at least the tape deck works!
 

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I installed an Alpine UTE-73BT single din without a CD player and Pioneer TS-G690 6x9speakers in the door. The rears were still good so I left them alone, I also got the install kit for both. The install kit was necessary in my opinion making it plug and play and all for $200.
 
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