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Just a tease

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by REAPER, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Putting together a new(to me) plow truck. I wont post pictures of the truck until it is complete with plow. Here is a few of how I am getting ready for that and a v-box salter.

    Nova X1100 frnt.JPG

    NOVA X1100 LED's

    dash switchs.JPG

    Switchs mounted in dash.

    hdn pwr line.JPG

    Hidden quick connect for light bar.

    top air shock.JPG

    Front airshocks

    lwr air shock.JPG

    Made for Bilstein by Firestone

    Nova X1100 frnt.JPG

    dash switchs.JPG

    hdn pwr line.JPG

    top air shock.JPG

    lwr air shock.JPG
     
  2. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    air comp.JPG

    Air compressor mounted under rear seat in a Du-Ha box.

    air control.JPG

    Air control mounted under dash. Dual switch gauge to a 150 PSI. Has the extra lead in the glove box for a quick connect hose.

    Tee fitting frwl.JPG

    Tee fitting at firewall from front shocks.

    rear leaf.JPG

    2 extra rear leafs to handle the weight of v-box filled

    upper cntrl arm.JPG

    Leveling kit from Cognito. 2 hour install after shocks.


    Thanks to George at Wicked Warnings for staying until midnight to install the lights and air compressor and lines to shocks. Not only professional in looks but professionally done as well.

    air comp.JPG

    air control.JPG

    Tee fitting frwl.JPG

    rear leaf.JPG

    upper cntrl arm.JPG
     
  3. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    rear ht.JPG

    Rear

    frnt ht.JPG

    Front
    Hopefully with the salter loaded it will be a even match.

    standing view.JPG

    What it looks like standing next to it looking down

    rear ht.JPG

    frnt ht.JPG

    standing view.JPG
     
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    After doing all of that are you going to do Gussets on the front upper control arm mount? I'm just assuming since you've beefed up the suspension a lot already- that thing is going to be a beast!
     
  5. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Right now, no. Mainly want to prevent pre-mature suspension wear on the front and pick it up a couple of inches. If I see any sign of cracks or anything bending on the mounts I will probably go with some sort of gusset but as of now it is ready for the plow install.
     
  6. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    So you dumped the dodge? Can we get a hint on whats gonna be hangin off the front?
    Looks good so far!
     
  7. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Still have the Dodge. If I could afford it I would keep for a back-up as it is still a great truck. Just came across something I didn't wanna pass up. It will be on sale before the winter.


    BOSS will most likely be going on the front. Although I am really impressed with the Fisher XLS I looked at. Wish I had more experience with their product is all. Will be going with a trip edge no matter what I get as I am tired of the full board trip. The large lots I do the truck likes to build up speed and it is hell when I trip @ over 30 mph.
     
  8. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    After all the frame cracking issues with these trucks you're going to skip welding in the tiny gussets that prevent the problem? I'm looking forward to seeing it done, but you should seriously consider the gussets. Do a search for cracked Chevy frames if you haven't already. It's probably worth a few $ to do it now.

    Hurry up and finish so we can see it!
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Very nice Reaper! Where did ya get the Cognito kit from??
     
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Right from Cognito direct.
    http://www.cognitomotorsports.com/store/page36.html
    Morons on e-bay advertise as in stock but they do not have. 2 times trying through e-bay both guys had to cancel my order because they e-mailed me saying they were out of stock. Even tho the e-bay page they say 4 in stock!!!

    So instead of letting them use my money just to drop ship to me I went direct to the source.
    I also got 2 extra ball joints in case one or both go bad I have em on hand.


    No torsion bar key replacement either. The control arms and cranking stock keys half way brought it up 2 1/2 inches.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  11. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I would agree with affekonig, it would not take much to guesset it. Good insurance.
    Robert
     
  12. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    if you dont mind me asking what do you have into that air suspension , money wise.

    reason why i ask i am going to be putting in on-board-air on my truck and figured it would be smart to put in the front bags.
     
  13. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Shocks
    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/1003.html?id=Prb8fifG

    Compressor
    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/2219.html

    All American made with a lifetime warranty.

    I installed the shocks and had George from http://wickedwarnings.com/ install the pump/switch and run the lines at a very reasonable cost.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  14. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    After looking online and talking to my mechanic I am going to pass on gussets. I do not take it off road nor rock climb with it. I may take it to a good fishing spot a few times a year that requires driving off pavement but not the type of 4 wheeling some would do.

    I have not seen the frame cracking issue with plow/work trucks unless I am reading in the wrong places. If you provide a link I will look into it more but as of now I don't see a issue with it.
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sounds like someone hasn't been following along....don't say we didn't warn you. :nono:

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=75634

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=93368

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=48956

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=79407

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=68880

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=67234

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=67168

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=97545
     
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Do a general search of the forum up top. Just search frame crack- its pretty much just chevy/gmc's and a simple $100 weld in gusset will prevent it. If/when I buy a chevy it'll be the first thing I do to it.
     
  17. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Great job!

    What was the reason as to not putting bags in the back since you already got the compressor and bags in the front?

    I've had a snoway mega rev 1000 lbs blade, on the front of my Dmax and did some serious plowing and I dont have any cracks... I wouldnt be worried or concerned about it...
     
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    DAMN! I trust your advice and knowledge on everything I have read from you so now you spook me!!! I will check em out.

    I did not put bags in the back because after you install em you are not suppose to lift the truck letting the wheels hang after. If the job requires you to lift the truck by the frame then the bags must be un-installed or they will rip. That means every visit to the wrench for something where it has to be on the lift they would have to have the mount removed from the lower or upper mounts. This info/warning is on their website and in the instructions. Plus 2 extra leafs was cheaper and looks more stock.

    Cops around here have always been pr1cks and I would rather they not notice add ons to help a over loaded truck. I may even stick some 3500 badges on it replacing the 2500HD on there now. Lame brains even gave my wife a $75 ticket for a non working rear lic plate light. In the past this would have been a warning ticket or go to court to prove it was fixed and it was dismissed.

    Going to court almost cost me $175 for court costs and the initial cost of the ticket! :gunsfiring:
     
  19. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Odd, we were all under the impression that your Revo spent the whole winter at the repair shop....

    Wasn't meant as a scare tactic, only to be informative so you can go proactive instead of reactive. It's far more costly to fix it after it's broke than to prep it so it doesn't before hand. If you plan to load it heavy on both ends it won't be IF it will ever break, but simply when. So a $100 (or less) proactive fix now or a very costly repair later... ultimately it's your choice.
     
  20. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    hey how do you like that Du-ha box. I wanted to get one but didnt know how well they fit or quality of them. Where did you get it, I have only seen them in cabelas and they were a little pricey. How much did that set u back?