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

Matt Bell

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1987
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Flipped my tensioner, added a ribbed pulley, went to a shorter belt.
 

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Yeret

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Under the hood fixing/breaking something.
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1999
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5.9 Magnum
Did a fair bit of Black Friday shopping this weekend. I think it's best to just not look at my credit card balance for a week or two, LOL.

A good portion of said shopping did regard my truck however, even if there weren't any actual sales on said parts. Grabbed a Detroit Truetrac 9.25 carrier from Hi-PoTek (fantastic price!) and a set of 4.56 gears for it and the 44 up front.

Still got the Air Gap in the box. With the gear swap and a fresh tune from Ryan, I'm hoping for general goodliness. My local mechanic's gonna be busy for a spell once I got everything gathered up.

I'll be respectful however, and wait until I'm off his street before doing a burnout. :p
 

dodge dude94

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Ahhh yes. This place is musty as usual. Been a while, y'all.

Anyway, got 2 weeks off for Holiday/Shutdown from work so I'm going to do a couple things in the mean time. Finally going to get around to replacing my air bag clock spring that I've been sitting on for months as well as some axle shaft u-joints that have been going bad for a couple years.
 

donaldus

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1998
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5.2
Hughes intake to fix plenum leak for good, new water pump, fan clutch, platinum spark plugs, wires, distributor cap. Serviced differential and 4 wheel drive components. Good for another 40K.
 

dodge dude94

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Changed the clock spring only to find out its a 98 specific part and that no one makes it anymore. They're all 99+. So I had to run to the junk yard and buy a new air bag.

Put it all back together to find my scraping noise still present, lessened, but there nonetheless.

I don't know what to do. I shot some grease into the column but that barely did anything.
Ugh.
 

donaldus

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Added steps from CarId…mislabeled “driver’s and passenger” side, so a one hour install turned into four hours of reinterpreting Chinese installation instructions.
 

Chuck962500

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2,600 in gravel + 500 lbs in tools hmm carry the 3 and. That's exactly 3/4 of a ton . Ten ply tires don't even squat .wish the leaf springs would keep me off the bump stops.im just hope this doesn't void my warranty
 

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