CLEANED OUT THE GAS TANK AND RAN NEW FUEL LINES, NEW "CHAMPION" RADIATOR, INTERCOOLER CAME WITH THE TRUCK, PULLED OFF THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND TURBO. GOT THE TURBO RE FABED, WAITING TO SAND BLAST AND POWDER COAT THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD ALONG WITH POWDER COATING THE TURBO
I like most of what I saw/ heard. A tiny concern is powder coating the turbo. I’ve heard more negative thermal effects than positive- but not major issues so no biggie.
I run the same tires, so not picking on them.
The big concern is the 37s (or 36 based on brand). A blow out or just fairly quick loss of air at hiway speed puts a lot of trucks on their tops. Tons of family and friends that played that game from the 1970’s till now. I hate 20’s and larger is worse by looks to me. I am still used to 15” rims. But soft sidewall tires that have that much flex and the truck nose dives to a corner. Rear tire just goes fishtailing and withstraight axle it isn’t to bad. But the front tire dives and all to often your truck just changed 1 or 2 lanes without your permission.
Hummers/hmmwv with the 4 wheel independent suspension is even worse. Too many flipped hmmwvs because they run those tires without the run flat in them.
dealing with the runflats is annoying. People that never tried it say you can’t deflate for more traction with them- they are wrong as can be. I run mine @7-8 psi all the time and get full patch width. Even did a comparison with a guy that didn’t have them. Same width and infact in the dunes mine did better because getting so low pressure you get the W effect where the middle of the tread starts flexing upward but the runflats hold it perfectly- the engineers knew what they were doing, and did it well.
I’ve lost friends and family as well as severly injured friends and family to flipped or just crashed pickups and hmmwvs because of tall sidewall collapse.
I nearly lost it in my hummer on a right front because the aluminum rims and no runflats that came with it when I bought it. Luckily no one in the lanes next to me at the time and I went through some extensive driving classes where they blow out tires at high speed on purpose. If not for the training and the luck of no one around, I’d probably be dead.
Please seriously reconsider using runflats with those tires.
I ditto @Will L.'s experience with Military Wrangler M/T's with the run flat insert from my experience with the M998 series of vehicles when I was flogging a few around in the Army back in the mid-late 90's.
TURBO, EXHAUST, & INTAKE MANIFOLD POWDER COATED BLACK.
FABRICATED AN ALUMINUM INLET FOR THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ELIMINATING THE AGR.
3D PRINTED A BUSHING TO FIT A 2" SILICONE COUPLER.
GONNA CUT THE PIPE SHORTER WHEN I GET ALL MY SILICONE COUPLERS.
3" PVC FOR SNORKEL SETUP
FULL INTAKE SETUP TO COME!