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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:15 am

Got the tinted tails in, and the winter tires on. And the thing is USELESS in the snow.


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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:51 am

What tire do you have on?
I used 235-75-15 snows & it loved the snow
I used those because I had them off a truck & they were still real meaty
If I was buying...I'd go skinny...er

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:05 am

That's what those are, they are on 8 inch rallies off my 71 c10
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:11 am

I put 225-70's on all 4 corners of Matts car
Havent had enough snow to play yet but...he drives it.

Maybe your just spoiled? It has original rear gearing right?

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:17 am

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I put 225-70's on all 4 corners of Matts car
Havent had enough snow to play yet but...he drives it.

Maybe your just spoiled? It has original rear gearing right?

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:53 am

That explains it...better get some skinny off road tires....yeee..hah

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:54 am

and a lift kit. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:31 pm

It's already got a lift kit. Wink

Sedans aren't as good in the snow as the wagons. Put a few bags of sand in the trunk and it'll help a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Hey, stop making fun of my jacked up caprice mud buggy. If I hadn't sold all that Hotchkis stuff (kicking dirt, swearing at myself) it'd be lower. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:52 pm

When I bought the white Caprice, I put 4 Dunlop SP 60s on it. I don't think they make them anymore, they were a whitewall so I got them. They were 215/75-15.

I also put 3-4 of those Quikrete sand tubes in the trunk, and would keep the tank full if it was going to snow.

The car was absolutely great in the snow, it was nuts. I'm sure certain cars would be better of course but I was surprised. This was with an open diff 2.56 too...maybe the tall gears helped keep the tires from spinning while taking off?
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:57 pm

These are the best Ive found Glen
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Winterforce+UV&partnum=37SR5FWFUV&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:05 pm

The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:49 pm

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The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.

acouple of bodies in the truck should do just fine!
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:50 pm

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The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.

I've found the black Tahoe is a lot crappier in the snow than my old truck was...I think the Tahoe likes to break the tires loose too easily, along with the stupid gas pedal being like one in the Corolla I drove in driver's ed...

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:54 pm

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No Moa wrote:
The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.

acouple of bodies in the truck should do just fine!

hmm! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:48 pm

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The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.

acouple of hookers in the truck should do just fine!
fixed! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:59 pm

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mikiehews wrote:
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The tires on it are good snows, it's just so light in the rear, and has a lot of punch it likes to be sideways.

acouple of hookers in the truck should do just fine!
fixed! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:31 pm

New pushbumper arrived this am from the south.






And I bought a nice pioneer stereo, demo model, and a mount kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:33 pm


So it'll look good just sitting there all winter cuz it doesnt go in the snow?

OR

You figure if you increase the weight it'll help?

Now what SWAT gear in the trunk?


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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:44 pm

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New pushbumper arrived this am from the south.





http://illiweb.com/fa/wysiwyg/help.png
And I bought a nice pioneer stereo, demo model, and a mount kit.

Time to mount that bitch! cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:48 pm

You'll have to be bad in my area to see the swat gear up close and personal Steve.

Tom, going to paint it up, then attach it to the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:02 am

To lazy to paint it right now. So just put it on. Finger is not part of the pic on purpose. Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:03 am

Looks great....now go push some stuff

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:28 am

Already did.
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:28 pm

Looks nice Glen!
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:42 pm

Thanks tim.

I finally took it for a spin (literally). I took out the ram air tube, and just made a sewer pipe with the cone air filter just temporarily.

The car is stupid fast, Line lock works very well.

Car will need shocks, and i probably will replace the a arm bushings, they are toast. Rides ruff, need a temp guage also, the cluster one isn't working.

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:28 pm

Put a washer fluid tank cap on there and I'd say we have a winner! Razz

I like how it looks with the push bar, s'badass!
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:42 pm

Have any black paint Matt?

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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:45 pm

Tank is cracked, I have another, or several, somewhere. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Well it aint perfect.    Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Coming along nicely! Very Happy

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