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Radiator decided to check out on me a month ago, ordered a new one along with an auxiliary transmission cooler. Well somebodies shipping department had dropped the ball and it took a lot longer than expected to get the new one from Mishimoto. I looked at their all aluminum model but could not justify the cost especially since the oem one lasted 12 years, then I found they make an oem replacement with a lifetime warranty. So that's what I got, it fit very nicely, maybe even better than oem. Got it all bolted up and filled with water and radiator flush.... ran the truck for about a half hour and the dang temp gauge didn't even move and the radiator was still ice cold.... dangit, I'll be picking up a new thermostat today to replace that new thermostat, maybe get one from motortrucks instead of napa. After that have the front rotors turned and new pads, rebuild ball joints, new passenger side unit bearing, rebuild long arms (I have new self centering spherical joints going in), replace rear pinion seal, new tires, get new engine/transmission skid plate installed....

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trucks do need the PM's if ya want to have a long term ride , Yours has finally met the time Eh Pat

 

Pat next time you need ball joints check out EMF brand , pricey but rebuildable [at low $$] and massive and adjustable as wear occurs

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Who is this Pat Guy??? I knew a Girl named Nancy that owned that truck at one time....

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Gary I have Dynatrac Prosteer ball joints, same concept as the EMF's, just not quite a purdy.

 

This was Nancy's truck???? That's ok I knew this lesbian Sally who moved away just to have a view of a river....

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The River is noice! :rk:

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Drove the truck around yesterday, nice having steady temps again. It will probably be even better once there is coolant in there and not just water/flush. Picked up 8 gallons of distilled water, cracked me up it's baby water, but it's $1 a gallon. Next I'll tackle the front brakes, ball joints and unit bearing, bought a 1200ft/lb electric impact from Harbor Freight. Was going to get the Milwaukee, but figured as often as I will use it the HF one should be just fine. Anyone know what Les Schwab charges to turn rotors?

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I quit turning rotors and just replace them now. They are cheap unless you have some super pimp daddy whamodiyne stainless rotors. I would take them to the Stilly Napa.

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Gary I have Dynatrac Prosteer ball joints, same concept as the EMF's, just not quite a purdy.

 

This was Nancy's truck???? That's ok I knew this lesbian Sally who moved away just to have a view of a river....

 

 

I found the EMF site researching HD ball joints do to the other places not making second gen truck joints .. and when I got my EMF's they didn't make upper joints only lowers or I would have bought both , so eventually I'll have the tops also .. but only driving my truck when towing my trailer I figure that will be a long time away at a very few thousand miles a year

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I have EBC drilled and slotted rotors, so I will at least try and get them turned. I will call Stilly Napa.... I have a whole set of brakes, but they did not work well when I went to 37's and combine that with my driving habits.... The EBC's stop in half the distance of the old brakes which I believe Mike got them for me from Orielly. For 98% of the people out there they are more than fine... anyways if I have to I can toss those rotors on to get by if I have to purchase new ones.

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I found the rotors from brakeperformance.com to be as good as the EBC for a lot less $$$. I have the dimpled/slotted ones on my truck. Work real well hauling my heavy camper.

 

Doug

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as above the rotors from Brake Performance are very good for heavy towing love them on mine

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That's good to know.... Yea I just looked them up, half the price of EBC. If my rotors are not turnable then I will go that route. Also if they are not turnable I will be severely disappointed in EBC, for as much as that full kit cost you should be able to get more life out of a set of rotors. BUT they stop REALLY well compared to any other brakes I have had on this truck.

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Stilly Napa said no problem on resurfacing the slotted rotors, and EBC pads are cheaper on Amazon than on EBC's site, by quite a bit.... strange.

 

Now deciding on tires.... Maxxis Razr MT's or Kanati Trail Hogs.... Both 37's, both e rated, both 37X12.5R17

 

 

 

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Stilly Napa said no problem on resurfacing the slotted rotors, and EBC pads are cheaper on Amazon than on EBC's site, by quite a bit.... strange.

 

Now deciding on tires.... Maxxis Razr MT's or Kanati Trail Hogs.... Both 37's, both e rated, both 37X12.5R17

 

 

 

The guys at the Arlington (Stilly) Napa are the goods! They do all my rotors and flywheels always a top notch job! One of the few left with a complete machine shop and they will build hoses for anything.

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I was going to order new pads from EBC, but I decided I can buy 5 sets of pads through brake performance for what EBC wants for their heavy duty orange stuff pads. So that's what I did... I have another complete set o rotors I may go get turned after I get these done and just have a set ready to go. The fun part is going to be pulling everything off and putting it back on, twice lol. But now that I have a really good impact it won't be such a chore.

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https://simpletire.com/milestar-lt37-12.50r17-22050500-tires

 

I bought some new tires Friday. Milestar Patagonia 37"... I don't know how they did it but Les Schwab messed up a couple rear studs. Funny I have had these wheels on and off several times with zero issues. Oh well time to replace some studs and go to some open end acorns, never liked the lug nuts I have. I also replaced the passenger side unit bearing, much easier with a good impact. Now I just have to rebuild my ball joints and control arm joints.

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1 hour ago, megacabcummins said:

https://simpletire.com/milestar-lt37-12.50r17-22050500-tires

 

I bought some new tires Friday. Milestar Patagonia 37"... I don't know how they did it but Les Schwab messed up a couple rear studs. Funny I have had these wheels on and off several times with zero issues. Oh well time to replace some studs and go to some open end acorns, never liked the lug nuts I have. I also replaced the passenger side unit bearing, much easier with a good impact. Now I just have to rebuild my ball joints and control arm joints.

I would have Les schwab replace studs I about died when I did the 8 on my 4th gen over $10 each adds up quick. 

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