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lol that stuck looked like it sucked. id hate to dig out with a shovel.
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Is that your weight for the winter lol
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lol that stuck looked like it sucked. id hate to dig out with a shovel.
It's frustrating as can be getting stuck every time the wind blows just trying to get into the yard, and my bucket tractor needs to be plugged in for a few hours prior It was actually pretty nice out so it was good cardio, lol.

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Is that your weight for the winter lol
Hah! I'll have it in there for a couple more days, unfortunately it makes absolutely no difference in traction or power I believe you were the one that said you have/had Firestone Destination M/T's, so i don't need to explain to you the constant struggle with traction in the snow and ice haha.

Also noticed you have done the foil delete, what do you think of it? Worth it? Too loud? Plan on putting my wicked wheel in sometime this winter and doing the foil delete, but still want to hear my radio and such . . . ?

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ive drove and road in it, its not that loud. the wicked wheel wasnt too bad either. i expected it to whistle more but it doesnt.
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Nice stuck, I had to have a D9 cat pull out our F350 work truck, we where working, the road was fine on the way in, but as the day went on the wind picked up, started snowing alot and I couldn't see very well and ran straight into a four foot snow drift and it was game over.
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Hah! I'll have it in there for a couple more days, unfortunately it makes absolutely no difference in traction or power I believe you were the one that said you have/had Firestone Destination M/T's, so i don't need to explain to you the constant struggle with traction in the snow and ice haha.

Also noticed you have done the foil delete, what do you think of it? Worth it? Too loud? Plan on putting my wicked wheel in sometime this winter and doing the foil delete, but still want to hear my radio and such . . . ?

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I never had too bad of a time with the Firestones but I never took them in deep snow and I just got a new set of Toyos

As for the whistle it is not bad. I didn't notice much noise (if any) with the foil delete. Wicked wheel I was hoping it would whistle more lol.

Its loud enough you can hear it and when people (who don't know much about trucks) get in they ask "what is that sound?" so it is noticeable.

When running 70 MPH down the road its fairly loud. My finace hated it and then fell a sleep

I am sure it will be worse with a trailer.
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Haywood (LOL),.... nice pictures the truck's looking great. As always, it looks gorgeous up there in your neck of the woods.
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ive drove and road in it, its not that loud. the wicked wheel wasnt too bad either. i expected it to whistle more but it doesnt.
Probably sounds just perfect for my grandpa-like driving attitude, hah!

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Nice stuck, I had to have a D9 cat pull out our F350 work truck, we where working, the road was fine on the way in, but as the day went on the wind picked up, started snowing alot and I couldn't see very well and ran straight into a four foot snow drift and it was game over.
Ouch, haven't gotten mine stuck bad enough I couldn't shovel it out, yet! Visibility sucks when it's overcast out, just about got the Freightliner stuck a few times because of overcast/not being able to see.

Just got a bit of a snow storm here last night, about 4" in most spots, and some mean sized drifts everywhere 1-2.5' high, you guys get any?

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I never had too bad of a time with the Firestones but I never took them in deep snow and I just got a new set of Toyos

As for the whistle it is not bad. I didn't notice much noise (if any) with the foil delete. Wicked wheel I was hoping it would whistle more lol.

Its loud enough you can hear it and when people (who don't know much about trucks) get in they ask "what is that sound?" so it is noticeable.

When running 70 MPH down the road its fairly loud. My finace hated it and then fell a sleep

I am sure it will be worse with a trailer.
Like I said above, sounds close to perfect for me then. Don't mind it a bit noisier, but certainly want to get rid of my turbo surge before my turbo divorces my truck.

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Haywood (LOL),.... nice pictures the truck's looking great. As always, it looks gorgeous up there in your neck of the woods.
Thanks freddie! How's the truck running? Keep us updated man! You're more than welcome to mosey up here to come "Prairie Wheeling" through our snow drifts hah!

Haha @ Haywood, at least someone get's it . . . cracks me up everytime.

Thanks for looking guys, will have more up sometime this week of some hopefully entertaining pictures/videos. Already dragged a three cars and a 3-ton from the ditch just last night, hehehe . . .
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Good looking PSD. One day I will have one! LOL
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Good looking PSD. One day I will have one! LOL
Thanks man, love your Bronco, would love to find a nice one for a wheelin' rig.
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Note to self: Need air lockers! (but this was very packed and hard snow)


And some coal, but only used for off road fun & tailgaters, diesel's have a bad enough reputation as is:


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That is sure a nice rig! But after having a couple of trucks with lockers front and rear, it is hard to watch people sitting and spinning only one tire.

Man I don't think I'd have a diesel up there if I didn't need it. lol. I guess if it starts, it starts, but it sure sounds painful. What oil weight are you running?
It's been that cold here a couple times this winter and the little VW diesel fires right up, but it's a little different.... The glow plugs run about 5 seconds, cranks and fires right away. It will not warm up idling though, no matter how long. There is a electric heat strip in the HVAC even to supplement the heat until it warms. haha
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Hah, thanks man. Yeah the open front and terrible rear LSD sucks!

It actually starts quite well in the cold, sounds a bit rough for 30 seconds but expected for a 7.3. Still have my year-round 15-40 Rotella dino oil in, batteries are in good condition luckily lol. I usually plug it in whenever it drops below -10*F just to save on warm up times and engine wear, so I had no idea if it would start in the video.

If I had some spare cash I'd pick up a nice TDI like yours to drive, cool cars for sure!

Thanks for looking!
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I didn't know if you ran something thinner up there in the winter or not.
The helicopter that I fly has a piston engine. The engine loves straight 50w in the summer, but I usually run a 15/50 multigrade in it. But even the multigrade is thick like caramel when it gets down into the teens or lower. I keep an oil heater on it all winter but it is a bear to start when it's close to 0. I'm talking F not C of course.
Anyway I can totally imagine how thick that oil gets when it's that cold!
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Haywood!!!! Put some Schaeffer's 5W40 or Amsoil 5W40 in it!! It won't sound soooo miserable when you start it up in those cold temperatures. Going from 15W40 to 5W40 was one of my favorite mods! Haha

Truck is running OKAY. Needs something.. thought maybe my injector o-rings were bad but after datalogging and monitoring HPO and duty cycle, that's not it. Not sure, I know the previous owner had a problem with the poppet screws backing out multiple times.. not sure if that's it. We tried to run a cylinder contribution test but the truck just lopes and dies immediately... my buddy thinks perhaps I just have low fuel pressure. I need a guage though.

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Haywood!!!! Put some Schaeffer's 5W40 or Amsoil 5W40 in it!! It won't sound soooo miserable when you start it up in those cold temperatures. Going from 15W40 to 5W40 was one of my favorite mods! Haha

Truck is running OKAY. Needs something.. thought maybe my injector o-rings were bad but after datalogging and monitoring HPO and duty cycle, that's not it. Not sure, I know the previous owner had a problem with the poppet screws backing out multiple times.. not sure if that's it. We tried to run a cylinder contribution test but the truck just lopes and dies immediately... my buddy thinks perhaps I just have low fuel pressure. I need a guage though.
Hah, yeah I should have done some thinner syn when I changed oil last month. Still not too bad in the cold though, but would probably crank over and fire faster I imagine.

Are you running stock injectors? HPOP? I'm still far too much of a HEUI noob to even attempt to lend help, lol. Keep me updated on your truck though!
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I'm not running stock injectors.. I have 250's with 30% nozzles, and a 17* super duty pump.
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I'm not running stock injectors.. I have 250's with 30% nozzles, and a 17* super duty pump.
Who's tuning/chip do you run in the OBS?

Wish I had synthetic the other day, farm was drifted in enough I couldn't pull off the road. Sat out of reach of the block heater at -32*C (-26*F) overnight and wouldn't start in the morning . . .

5-40 synthetic next change it is.

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I can't wait for spring!

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Still like this truck haha
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Not sure this dictates a new post, but will be sending in my 6-pos to Beans (BDP) Tuesday for a reburn to accompany some of their reman Stage 1 Single-Shots. Will be on the look out for a new turbo as well, probably a van or 38R.

Not really after more horsepower, but any fuel mileage and torque I can gain I'll take!
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Got some Rotella 5-40 T6 full synthetic to go in when I change oil for winter this week. Can't wait to see how she runs! Also got my Scangauge II today that should be in tonight!

Workin' the truck a bit yesterday:






Pretty easy pull, even into the hills @ 1600rpm

A little traction loss in 4wd, lol, gotta have some fun!
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How much does that piece of equipment weigh?
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lookn good! I want those headlights. I too might have to try the oil trick, Just changed mine a month ago and its not due for like 4k yet though.
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How much does that piece of equipment weigh?
No idea, everyone I've asked has guessed the same as me, between 7-9,000lbs. Not a heavy load by any means, I've pulled way heavier, this is just the biggest dimensionally speaking, lol.

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lookn good! I want those headlights. I too might have to try the oil trick, Just changed mine a month ago and its not due for like 4k yet though.
Just dropped in a hundred bucks worth of Rotella T6 tonight, can't wait to see how it starts in the cold, but can wait to see the "cold" for a few more months lol. Got a quick drain valve on the truck too, so it was a 15 minute oil change, new record for me, haha.
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