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    Another tow rig

    Firstly I want give a big shout out to Jeff over at Jeff's off-road emporium for hooking me up with this pretty sweet 1998 dodge ram 2500 with the 488 motor(v10).
    The struggle buggy and I went for a long road trip to Jeff's to pick it up July 1st, got it back to the dealership on Monday got the fuel pump replaced, and the transmission band adjusted and fluid topped off and she started right up and drove around the block.
    And the plus side of working at a dealership is there is always spare stuff laying around like flush kits and fluids. So I managed to scrounge up a p/s cleaning,a brake fluid flush, a fuel system cleaner, a coolant flush and a engine restoration chemical. Plus a oil filter to knock that out also.
    Once she is rad ready I'm gonna go grab the stabin cabin from my dad's place and install it on the 2500. Until I get a gooseneck with enough deck space to put the cabin on and hold a truck.

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    Awesome!! congrats!!

    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    Got some new shoes for the tow rig they are still the same size and are mud terrain but they are cheap and load range E so yeah also this thing has some insane torque on the whole 1000-5000rpn range

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    looking good John!

    glad you can get some use out of it
    https://www.facebook.com/JeffsOffroadEmporium/ check me out on FaceBook!

    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    Sweet!

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    Trans and tcase out, full rebuild in progress 100% elbow grease to clean the tcase off.
    Progress is being made on this rig.

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    Wow!


    Be one helluva tow rig when you are done :)
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    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    Wow!


    Be one helluva tow rig when you are done :)
    https://www.facebook.com/JeffsOffroadEmporium/ check me out on FaceBook!

    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    Transmission is done and back in the truck, drives great, cats rattle so I cut them out now she sounds like a tractor gonna go and get the exhaust done and I have some Dyno tuning time coming up to get some better torque/drivability out of it. Hopefully she will make her first towing appearance next year.

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    Sweet! May change your mind about bbc.co the tow rig bit when they release the new Dirt Every Day episode.

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    BBC.co ????
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent460 View Post
    Sweet! May change your mind about bbc.co the tow rig bit when they release the new Dirt Every Day episode.
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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    you gonna have more trucks than jeff before long...

    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

    76 CJ7, 4link F&R, FOA, Full hydro, 350, 700r4, atlas 4.3, 60 /14, 5:13's, 43 SX on Trailreadys

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    you gonna have more trucks than jeff before long...

    Oh snap
    I got
    17-2500 Marge
    98-2500 Salty
    93-zj lot liZard
    89-w150 ginger
    84-ram 50- Bridgette
    98-durango-ragetty Ann (wife's new daily for the baby and dogs)
    90 Dakota- topless Tina
    Just picked up a 02dakota for my grandpa
    Tradeing him the Dakota for a 01 1500ram

    That's 8 right there



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    89-ram w150 (aka ginger)-318/727/231-d44/9.25 3.23:1 38x16.5r15 w/2 bent rods( parts rig )
    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    bbc.co I have no idea. My full figured fingers must have done something. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramman84 View Post
    Oh snap
    I got
    17-2500 Marge
    98-2500 Salty
    93-zj lot liZard
    89-w150 ginger
    84-rampage- Bridgette
    98-durango-ragetty Ann (wife's new daily for the baby and dogs)
    90 Dakota- topless Tina
    Just picked up a 02dakota for my grandpa
    Tradeing him the Dakota for a 01 1500ram

    That's 8 right there



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    Oh damn!! LMAO
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent460 View Post
    Sweet! May change your mind about bbc.co the tow rig bit when they release the new Dirt Every Day episode.
    Are you talking about the unimog episode that is live now on mtod?

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    you gonna have more trucks than jeff before long...

    let's see:
    02 Dodge diesel 4x4 short bed
    02 Dodge diesel dually
    01 Dodge diesel 4x4 long bed
    00 Dodge diesel 5 speed long bed
    14 Focus
    05 Taurus
    08 JKU
    08 JK Rubicon
    98 TJ
    00 WJ
    91 XJ
    87 XJ
    91 K5
    88 K5
    84 K20 stepside
    82 K30 crew cab
    91 F600
    red buggy
    yellow buggy
    X Chassis
    Conglomeration

    plus 3 Saturns, a couple of more K5s and XJs, Toyota and Chevy truggy, couple of Chevy trucks and a suburban out back.

    best advice I can give is while I like having all this, it is a PIA. I am currently trying to downsize.

    John has been to Jeff's Junkyard
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    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramman84 View Post
    Oh snap
    I got
    17-2500 Marge
    98-2500 Salty
    93-zj lot liZard
    89-w150 ginger
    84-ram 50- Bridgette
    98-durango-ragetty Ann (wife's new daily for the baby and dogs)
    90 Dakota- topless Tina
    Just picked up a 02dakota for my grandpa
    Tradeing him the Dakota for a 01 1500ram

    That's 8 right there



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    John has a good start!!

    plus he is younger
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    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    No they built a bouncer/truggy out of a V10 Dodge truck. Theyre calling it the Rock Viper .
    Last edited by Brent460; 11-28-2017 at 07:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent460 View Post
    No they built a bouncer/truggy out of a V10 Dodge truck. Theyre calling it the Rock Viper .
    Ahh I see, will have to check that out but I'm pretty stick on it being an additional tow rig/ work horse

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    Got some good news from the tuner today, bone stock on the dyno she ran a respectable 227hp/330tq
    After some adjustments and tweaks
    237hp/382tq on 35s. And is a pretty flat TQ curve after 2400rpm

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    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    nice!!
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    Tuner still has truck and is test driving it to Austin and back, for fuel consumption analysis. No complaints from him on reliability so she should be good to go for a tow rig

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    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    updates?
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    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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    Quote Originally Posted by fourwheelerjeff View Post
    updates?
    Droped to a 31" tire on a 17" rim and pulled some timi and hit 405ftlbs on dyno currently only at about 11mpg, tuner is still getting his sample dataso he can tune V10 a remotely

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    Final #s 241hp 431ftlbs tq at the wheels with the 35s on a 93 octane tune. The truck is way more responsive to throttle gets to speed easier, will roast the tires from a 30 mph roll. She may get used this weekend if sketchy decided he wants to go.

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    86 dodge ram 50 (aka bridget the midget)-d44-4.56 Detroit-f /spool-r, SAS, 360/727/231 40" (goal)

    93-jeep ZJ (aka Lot LiZard)-318/46rh/231-30/35 3.73:1 33x12.5r15 blown up now

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    nice!!
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

    76 CJ7, 4link F&R, FOA, Full hydro, 350, 700r4, atlas 4.3, 60 /14, 5:13's, 43 SX on Trailreadys

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    Good deal. Glad it has worked out well for you!
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    wheeling rigs: X-Chassis #30, 2008 JKUR, 1991 K5
    tow rigs: 2002 DRW with camper, 2001 3/4 4x4, 2000 3/4 4x2 Dodge Cummins quad cabs


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