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Oil change and new tires. Nitto Ridge Grappler 285/70r17 this time around.
Hey Oranger,
How do they sound on the highway? I am about to pull the trigger on the same tire (295/75 16) as a replacement for the K02's. I was worried that I would have to listen to roaring heading to a destination / trail.
-Dan
 
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Tighten the front JKS track bar and the rear upper track bar nut. Things where a bit loose. The Jeep no long has Steering drift finally.
Checking suspension torques and bushing integrity frequently is a pretty overlooked aspect of maintenance for modified 4x4's... Its a checklist item that i go do when I do my oil changes.
 

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Well not today... Sunday I finally gave the 01 Tahoe a little love.
Serviced the differential and replaced the rear trackbar, new wipers, top off fluids, new fog light bulbs, and other little stuff like that.
Shame on me, the diff was black as can be and the old trackbar bowed. Both last touched by the factory?? Evidently I show this rig little mercy.
My lady and the kid reported it made it to Idaho with no problems on Monday.
Other than the passenger side foot heater blowing cold. I drive when I am in it so not too worried about it....

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Well not today... Sunday I finally gave the 01 Tahoe a little love.
Serviced the differential and replaced the rear trackbar, new wipers, top off fluids, new fog light bulbs, and other little stuff like that.
Shame on me, the diff was black as can be and the old trackbar bowed. Both last touched by the factory?? Evidently I show this rig little mercy.
My lady and the kid report it made it to Idaho with no problems on Monday.
Other than the passenger side foot heater blowing cold. I drive when I am in it so not too worried about it....

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Is yours open or do you have a G80 in it? I can't tell from photos and I haven't had any coffee yet, LOL.

I've been dreading opening up the diff on our '03 Sierra, but I need to change the fluid in it and I need to inspect the clutch plates in it.
 

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New roof rack installed!
Looking good. Did they give you any trim for the front wind deflector? You may get some whistle without that trim.
Haven’t hit the road yet. Will find out today. Does the whistle come from the gap? Because the deflector has trim along the bottom of it, and I’m able to slide the deflector up and down to desired position.
 

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Haven’t hit the road yet. Will find out today. Does the whistle come from the gap? Because the deflector has trim along the bottom of it, and I’m able to slide the deflector up and down to desired position.
Yes in my experience you'll want the trim touching your paint. That got rid of my whistle.

Here's mine for reference:
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Haven’t hit the road yet. Will find out today. Does the whistle come from the gap? Because the deflector has trim along the bottom of it, and I’m able to slide the deflector up and down to desired position.
Yes in my experience you'll want the trim touching your paint. That got rid of my whistle.

Here's mine for reference:
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Got it, thanks, appreciate the advice!
 

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Hey Oranger,
How do they sound on the highway? I am about to pull the trigger on the same tire (295/75 16) as a replacement for the K02's. I was worried that I would have to listen to roaring heading to a destination / trail.
-Dan
Nice and quiet. They do not have a loud roar at highway speeds 55-60mph. Have yet to go 70mph+ with them.
 
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Recieved my HOLMAN 85 S 'jump pack. Bought this model due to it's extreme low temperature design use, along with it's good reviews and being able to be used on larger pickup truck diesel engines. Peace of mind when out in the sticks, as I have seen some solo exploration problems with dead batteries in the AM. While it says up to 6.0 diesel engines, reviews have it working on Ford 6.2 and 7.2 engines, so my 6.6 Duramax ought to be within it's ability. Cold temps being where diesels are most unhappy at start up and operating parameters.
 

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Well not today... Sunday I finally gave the 01 Tahoe a little love.
Serviced the differential and replaced the rear trackbar, new wipers, top off fluids, new fog light bulbs, and other little stuff like that.
Shame on me, the diff was black as can be and the old trackbar bowed. Both last touched by the factory?? Evidently I show this rig little mercy.
My lady and the kid report it made it to Idaho with no problems on Monday.
Other than the passenger side foot heater blowing cold. I drive when I am in it so not too worried about it....

View attachment 218475
Is yours open or do you have a G80 in it? I can't tell from photos and I haven't had any coffee yet, LOL.

I've been dreading opening up the diff on our '03 Sierra, but I need to change the fluid in it and I need to inspect the clutch plates in it.
Yes, its a G80. But I just left it as is since it still works well. I couldn't tell you how or even if it needs servicing.... only blew one up years ago when I had an emergency brake shoe delaminate and lock up one wheel. Evidently they don't like that and tend to break small parts....
 
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Yes, its a G80. But I just left it as is since it still works well. I couldn't tell you how or even if it needs servicing.... only blew one up years ago when I had an emergency brake shoe delaminate and lock up one wheel. Evidently they don't like that and tend to break small parts....
Ah, gotcha. I bet some of the darkness in there is clutch plate lining, too.

The G80 has been holding up well in ours, but the unpredictable nature of it has been kind of a challenge to deal with. Because of that, we'll go to truetrac or a Detroit locker at some point...
 

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Put an A.R.E. topper on the bed of the truck
Installed the MXT275 in the cab and mounted the antenna on The hood.
Just installed a GPS tracker on the HQ19. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Put a bottle opener next to the outdoor kitchen
last mounted the OB Badge
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