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Old 02-15-2016, 08:04 PM
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I see a lot of sketchy stuff coming through here and i send a lot pic of a lot of it to a buddy (05_LLY on here). He joked that i should start a blog of what all i see but this is as close to a blog as ill ever get. I'll post some pics and stories and see what you guys have come across too.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:13 PM
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:15 PM
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This 08 Ram 2500 just came in. The exhaust was quite spectacular. This custom super scavenging exhaust went to a stack in the bed that was not fastened to the bed at all, just flopping around. There wasnt a single hanger except that broken one you see back at the u-bend, the pipe was just laying on the trans crossmember and the one attempted hanger was rusted off. It used to be attached to a bed crossmember via self tapping screws. There were also a few burn holes in the piping where they apparently tried welding hangers directly to the tubing with a stick welder.

The other wild thing was that the LF caliper was missing one of its bracket bolts, the one that was there was loose. So the caliper was slowly grinding away at the inside of the rim. Was sure to cause a catastrophe later down the road...
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:19 PM
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:21 PM
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Hey man, he was a baller on a budget, lol. What a turd.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:29 PM
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Just traded a 07 tahoe that had a rough country leveling kit. Must of came with new bolts or they might have sourced their own longer ones, but either way the bolts through the spacer that hold the strut to the lower control arm were way too long and had been grinding away at the shaft part of the front axles. Like a lathe. They also put the battery in backwards and couldnt figure out why the pos and neg cables wouldnt reach. Instead of noticing the battery needed spun 180* in its tray, they tore each cable out of its retainers and clips and MADE them reach the terminals in the wrong spots! Makes me wander if they probably hooked battery up wrong first.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:48 PM
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Just traded a 07 tahoe that had a rough country leveling kit. Must of came with new bolts or they might have sourced their own longer ones, but either way the bolts through the spacer that hold the strut to the lower control arm were way too long and had been grinding away at the shaft part of the front axles. Like a lathe. They also put the battery in backwards and couldnt figure out why the pos and neg cables wouldnt reach. Instead of noticing the battery needed spun 180* in its tray, they tore each cable out of its retainers and clips and MADE them reach the terminals in the wrong spots! Makes me wander if they probably hooked battery up wrong first.
I've seen the leveling kit lathe too, they never understand why their cv's are wrecked and ball joints are shot either. This last one had both the swaybar end links broken off as well.
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I've seen the leveling kit lathe too, they never understand why their cv's are wrecked and ball joints are shot either. This last one had both the swaybar end links broken off as well.
You guys are about to make me go outside in the cold darkness to check my wife's Tahoe. I hope I'm not one of those hacks. I did at least use longer swaybar end links
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Want to talk about wiring.
Toggle switches are expensive so just tape the broken one back together and just wrap the wires around the terminals the switch worked sometimes. The two wires for the alternator were taped together like that with nothing separating the stripped wires. The red wires are hot and were found like that under the dash and I found it because I could hear it sparking while driving down the road. And one of my favs I'm told It doesn't overheat while idling but when you start driving it the temp just shoots up to hot. Yes that is the temp sender sitting against the header.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:52 PM
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Want to talk about wiring.
Toggle switches are expensive so just tape the broken one back together and just wrap the wires around the terminals the switch worked sometimes. The two wires for the alternator were taped together like that with nothing separating the stripped wires. The red wires are hot and were found like that under the dash and I found it because I could hear it sparking while driving down the road. And one of my favs I'm told It doesn't overheat while idling but when you start driving it the temp just shoots up to hot. Yes that is the temp sender sitting against the header.
I was pretty sure this wiring was from my father inlaw's horse trailer until I scrolled down to the last pic that showed the header. Good stuff right there!

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I've seen the leveling kit lathe too, they never understand why their cv's are wrecked and ball joints are shot either. This last one had both the swaybar end links broken off as well.
Those plastic end links break on a stock vehicle, let alone on something leveled
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:33 PM
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Check out the custom wiring job for the inoperable glow shift gauges in this LMM. What to do with extra boost gauge tubing?? Just pack it all in a wad and wrap around your brake pedal! Bada bing

It also had some junk homemade CAI that i regrettably did not take a picture of and it went in the dumpster. Cant remember the exact details on it.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:13 AM
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Check out the custom wiring job for the inoperable glow shift gauges in this LMM. What to do with extra boost gauge tubing?? Just pack it all in a wad and wrap around your brake pedal! Bada bing

It also had some junk homemade CAI that i regrettably did not take a picture of and it went in the dumpster. Cant remember the exact details on it.
buddy of mine in high school wired up some strobe lights in his truck like that. called me one afternoon asking if he wired it right. i hear him shut the door and go "oh shit, oh shit, OH SHIT, (click)". i was sitting there going, wtf??? he calls back a while later and goes "man i almost lit my truck on fire! wires got caught in the door and shorted to the body. i burned my hand ripping the wires off the battery". i go "how the hell did you get the wires caught in the door?". he ran them just like the pic, i just shook my head. even in high school i knew better....
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:50 PM
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Like a Craigslist add, "minor electrical issues". My LLY had a shitty intake, it started out a new bills custom intake, then became a Reger's keep it together intake, it broke like 4 times, from the motor flexing so much with busted motor mounts on the first motor. I was always gonna replace it but never remembered to order another one.
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