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Bubtoofat wrote:

Before we went out west in June I put on Power Stop Brakes all around.
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I don't notice a huge difference on the flats or around town (although it is better than stock) but in the mountains the difference is amazing. I'd buy them again.

Mike


I put Power Stop brakes on all four wheels last year when I went to 19.5 tires. They work great for me in town and out on the road.
Feels like 40% more stopping power to me.

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Noticed some rust on a frame when I lowered the spare tire,so cleaned it,sprayed rust converter primer on,let dry,then painted everything with POR15..should never rust again..

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Yesterday I hosed it off in preparation to detail it... Then the rains hit for the rest of the day! Saved from working. Today I'll just wash the windows and leave on my little trip...

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Removed and replaced stock shocks with Rancho 9000. Replaced both fuel filters.

After I recover from rolling around underneath the truck I might give her a bath.


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Installed LED headlights on my 350 Ford. What a difference in light output from the Halogens. Should have done that a long time ago. Amazing and the current draw is half what the Halogens were. Next I have to replace a leaking rear hub seal, my backing plate is wet. Waiting for the driver to come in for the 10.25 Corporate (Dana 80) rear. Not a hard job, just messy.

I'm slowly switching everything over to LED on the truck. My TC is already all LED.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

Installed LED headlights on my 350 Ford. What a difference in light output from the Halogens. Should have done that a long time ago. Amazing and the current draw is half what the Halogens were.

Where did you get the LEDs for your headlights? Thanks!

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SidecarFlip wrote:

Installed LED headlights on my 350 Ford. What a difference in light output from the Halogens. Should have done that a long time ago. Amazing and the current draw is half what the Halogens were.

Where did you get the LEDs for your headlights? Thanks!


Not sure if I can link it but....


www.superbrightLEDs.com

$100.00 delivered. Plug and Play. I did have to cut about half an inch off the plastic retainer ring to clear the heat sink on the back of the LRD bulb bit no biggie. They come with everything including the drivers. I've been upgrading everything to LED's on my RV and truck for a while now, Should have done the headlights first however.

The kit I bought has the capability to change the color temperature from amber to blur to white. I left them white. I find the blue tinted headlights to be irritating when coming towards me at night and I didn't want to be irritating other drivers.

The kit is CAN BUS so if you have the 'bulb out' display on your dash, it interfaces with it. IP67 25 watt input, Luxeon ZES chipped with SMD LEDS, 30,000 hour life

Took about 30 minutes to install total.

Stock number is: 9007 HLV5.

Been buying from Superbright for a while now. I replaced all my T8 shop lights with LED tubes last year, they made a huge difference as well.

They have an 866 toll free number too: 866-590-3533

They are guaranteed. I have not had one failure from any of their products to date.

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Thanks! I'll have to see if they have something for my 2001 Ram.

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Finished up changing out the OEM 130 AMP Alternator to a Leece-Neville (AVI160T2002-2) 230 AMP High Output Alternator. Pics - Before, After, and Voltage at Idle.

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Voltage at Idle--WOW! Note afternoon interior cab temp.
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I'm going the other way and reducing my electrical loads with LED's

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