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  1. 5 points
    Well Mike, since we volunteered you to have a Bomb Party, do you want us to pick the date for it too?
  2. 5 points
    That may have already happened.. 35 psi of boost, 900F EGT’s and half throttle. Pretty sure it went clear to overdrive fast!
  3. 5 points
    Ya gotta love ( not really) a armchair quarterback. No possitive info or even constructive criticism, just always telling you how you screwed up........ I for one greatly appreciate you putting it all out there for us to watch. It has been a blast watching you build and engineer this project as you go. Keep up the good work and please keep letting us watch!
  4. 4 points
    I took Terry to Rufus woods fishing for her birthday since our trip to fish Columbia River salmon got cancelled. We had a great weekend the campground was almost empty and very few people fishing. I would have loved to find some walleye but this is a lousy time of year for fishing them. We caught few decent fish the first couple days and on her birthday Terry got a real treat! I had just got lines in the water when the first pole went off and she brought in a nice 8lb fish and she got that pole back in the water and I was cleaning her fish when the same pole went off again. Before she could get it out of the pole holder it started taking line! She fought it for 10 minutes and I had to beg her to not try to horse it to the boat. The first time she saw it she went nuts! After a couple trips to the boat and a couple runs we got it in the net. She landed a 13lb hog. That was the best birthday present I could have got her. The first couple pictures are the 8lb fish the rest are the big boy.
  5. 4 points
    Carl came by tonight and helped me tack the exhaust in it’s final position. Nothing left but filling a couple gaps.🤣 Thanks Carl!
  6. 4 points
    Nope, definitly not. The Smith family has just been relegated to third place on our favourite family friends list after the Harris family and the Sappington family. They could drop lower if we get to know any more families.🤣
  7. 3 points
    Not insulted at all. I have no trouble knocking some money off for the Guys I care about. I’m not on this planet for the money. I’m here for the Glory!🤣
  8. 3 points
    I have put 10,000 miles on the new truck (it has 72,000 total now) and thought I would let you guys what I think so far. The only other thing I have to compare it to is the 02 since I had never been in a 4th gen until Mark Smith gave me his to drive. I had only rode in a few 3rd gen trucks as well so I was totally new to this stuff. Suspension and steering: Even though it is a one ton it rides better than the 02 by far. Even when the 02 had factory springs and air bags. The front end on this truck is massive! The control arms are huge! Everything is way more stout than the 02. I am amazed how easy this truck is to drive. The steering on the 02 forced me to be a very active driver, you could not just hold the wheel it was a constant battle to keep it straight down the road. This truck is a two fingers on the wheel and cruise. With the camper and boat I put 35lbs in the air bags and it drives like it's empty. I don't have the leaning and sway the 02 had and you don't feel like you have to brake into corners for fear of rolling it. Brakes: the brakes are light years ahead of the 02, the integrated trailer brake controller works great. With the camper and towing the boat with surge brakes the truck has no problem stopping and no fade. The exhaust brake is incredible! I wish somebody had told me years ago how nice an exhaust brake is. The antilock system and traction control work very well and the exhaust brake is tied into the traction control system so if you loose traction the exhaust brake shuts off and won't cause you to spin out. I wish the exhaust brake would stay on when selected but you have to turn it on each time you start the truck unless you are hooked to a trailer it stays on then. Engine: All I can is WOW! This 6.7 is smooth quiet and powerful. It pulls like freight train and temps have never been an issue. I have not seen over 950° on the pyro other than when the DEF is active the downstream egt sensor got a little over 1000° once. Water temp has never been an issue I haven't even had to shut off the AC pulling hills. I have never seen 200° water temps. I can't get over how quiet it is. Transmission: I am sold! This auto is so nice. Everything Mark and Byron told me is true. This thing just knows what gear it needs to be in and it goes there. The shifts are very smooth and fluid. It almost seems sloppy like a really loose converter until you realize how fast you are gaining speed. It does have times when it hunts for the right gear pulli g a hill loaded and occasionally when your aproching a stop light and it changes before you come to complete stop when you get back on the throttle it will slam the next gear. But that is rare. This transmission never gets hot and is so smooth it's amazing. It works perfectly with the exhaust brake as well. Interior: I have never had anything but SLT level trucks so a Laramie loaded with almost every option was a whole new world for me. I am a leather covert. I have never had a vehicle with leather and never thought I wanted it. I was wrong! Heated and cooled leather seats are great. The position memory for seats, mirrors and peddle position are great for when Terry drives the truck. Separate heater control's are very nice as well. The under floor storage and folding rear seats that have a fold out floor are great for taking the dogs or hauling gear. The stereo is awesome! Other: the keyless entry/start took some time to get used to but I like it a lot now. Being able to walk up to a locked truck and just grab the door handle to unlock it is really nice. For Terry it's great to not have to fumble for keys or worry about somebody sneaking up on her while she unlocks it. The auto lock button on the door handle is very nice as well. Is has great headlights and interior lighting as well. The navigation screen and controls are really nice. Little things like the auto start on a cold day automatically turning on the seat and steering wheel heater is cool! Pro's: all of the above Con's: The only things I can complain about is for some reason the driver's side front window rattles when you roll it down. Terry does not care for the seats, she feels like she is sliding out of the seat and has to put a non skid pad on the seat and the headrest is too far forward for her. I removed the rear seat headrests because they create a large blind spot and we very rarely have rear seat passengers, the rear headrests are much more vertical that the front seats so I put a rear seat headrest on the passenger front seat and Terry loves it. The rear view camera in the tailgate drives me nuts. It works great when you have the tailgate on but I have it off a lot. A camera in the license plate frame would be great. I am going to add one soon. All in all I am loving this truck! I set one of the trip meters the day I got the truck and so far with a lot of towing I am averaging over 17 mpg and I am very happy with that.
  9. 3 points
    City of Ephrata said this project wasn't permitted and must be removed...... So I have a new location for it....LOL
  10. 3 points
    With compound turbos.🤘🏻 This thing is REALLY nice! The only options that it didn’t come with are “heads up” display and a heated steering wheel. I am still figuring out some of the things it has. It is a 2012 BMW X5 Xdrive 35D The pictures aren’t so great. I will get better ones later
  11. 3 points
    With a crew doing the work you should be free to come up! Just steal a plane and fly up! Too soon?!?!?!?!?
  12. 3 points
    If your gonna make a omelette ya gotta break a few eggs......
  13. 3 points
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  14. 3 points
    The air shut off is fully functional and the speedometer is now working. Put the first 6.8 miles on the odometer today driving down to County line park and back. It felt really good and cruised fine. I need to lower the rear view mirror so I can see what is behind me. I like to see.
  15. 3 points
    Great pictures Ben, we all loved our time on the coast and we’re definitely going back. The man says it’s wrong for me to let my 10 and 7 yr old boys take a motorized dinghy out fishing, I say otherwise [emoji867]. A picture from the dinghy of our current camp, for a few days. Not much service here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 3 points
    You can rub a little oil on the seal if you wish. I feel kinda funny typing this after seeing the picture under your signature I couldnt see it from my phone when I first replied.
  17. 3 points
    Totally unnecessary comment. Opinions are like A holes, everyone has one and all of them stink. Have a nice day Robert.
  18. 3 points
    Pics as promised. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
  19. 3 points
    My new title is Bob V, Mosquito Slayer.
  20. 3 points
    Thanks for the offer Guys but I was giving it some thought last night and i think I am going to buy the one that Mark posted. At the rate I am going I should have one anyhow. Plus, i really hate borrowing peoples stuff. I am always afraid something bad will happen.
  21. 3 points
    I stopped at a rest area / weigh scale around Tacoma to make a quick supper. There was parking for around 12 trucks. Finished supper took a walk around the area and crawled into the bunk. Next thing I knew at 4 a.m. 10 hours had passed and my alarm said hurry up and get up before Seattle gets plugged. Guess I was tired,LOL! Off we go and ripped along all the way home... Dumped truck off after fueling and walked into the house as my bride had the coffee fresh made! Perfect timing..
  22. 3 points
    Little Freudian slip there? Hey, whatever you choose to do to make yourself thin.
  23. 3 points
    Typical Canadian... LOL!
  24. 3 points
    We can have a mud pit if you want to run the Challenger through it. 😛 If we do it in the yard I can almost guarantee you will just slide off into highway 4. LOL!
  25. 3 points
    You can show up tonight if you want. 😁 It may be a little quiet but I will party with anyone.... til 8:00pm. LOL!