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Old 08-03-2007
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its hot out, thanks OHC

So I finished installing my OHC yesterday. I ablsolutely love it! best mod I have done and well worth the little money it costed. Grigg's write up was amazing and mad the install a walk in the park.

Took under 2 hours to install in weather that was 90-100 degrees and very humid. Took several breaks to grab cold ones.

Driving back from my frat house today, I snapped a pic of the temp read out on the OHC while i was parked. 100. In Worcester I got a reading of 104!!!

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looks good, I still want one but haven't found one yet
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yea....it has been in the upper 90's here......haven't drove my truck in a couple days so i don't know what mine would say...
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freakin love mine too, handy when your out in the booneys with no clue which way to go.
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remember if you do a lot of stop and go it may not read 100% correct. but its usually pretty close.

mine will read 104-105 and i know its not that hot out. but with normal driving its right on the money.
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I love mine. It was worth it.

I had alot of help from people here, espically Daintrain.
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sweet, your truck is blue like mine, that or the RGB(color) settings on your camera are messed up.

i did mine in less then 45min in 30-40F weather.
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Looks good.

OHC is one of the best mods you can do.

I also installed mine when it was in the upper 90's it sucked. I have seen it over 100 twice this year. That was on back to back days and I was going 45mph each time.
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Looks good.

OHC is one of the best mods you can do.

I also installed mine when it was in the upper 90's it sucked. I have seen it over 100 twice this year. That was on back to back days and I was going 45mph each time.
ive only seen mine above 100 twice, gotta love michigan.

very cold winters and very hot summers, what more can we ask for....
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try livin in new england! could be 75 one day and a snow storm the next

yea i used my lil bros camera and i need to change the RGB settings
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mine is at 92 right now...99 when i got in the truck from trapped heat or w/e
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The worst you will see it get is when you're stuck in traffic on an extremely hot day, usually on a 2-3 lane highway. Mine actually read 110 in that crap 2 years ago... you can bet your *** I was wishing I had AC in my truck then.
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a friend of my dads has a temp/compass rear veiw mirro hes holding for me..... he wants $40 for it... comes with everything, so thats what Ima do instead of the ohc...

tho, this is if i decide to keep the truck. I havent decided yet.
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try livin in new england! could be 75 one day and a snow storm the next

yea i used my lil bros camera and i need to change the RGB settings

I know how that goes and I live in alabama! A few years ago the day after xmas it was 75 and we had a lot of tornado warnings going on. When I woke up the net morning we had 2 inches of snow and it was 30 out. Talk about crazy weather in the south.
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heres some i took when i went to tacobell.
mmm spicy chicken crunchwrap supreme.....

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a friend of my dads has a temp/compass rear veiw mirro hes holding for me..... he wants $40 for it... comes with everything, so thats what Ima do instead of the ohc...

tho, this is if i decide to keep the truck. I havent decided yet.
yeah i wanted to go that route, but, i wanted more light in the cab of my truck., plus the OHC makes the inside of my truck look alot nicer.
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all my pics are facing NE... i swear i drive in different directions
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heres some infore on the VAR settings, i got it from. http://www.fullsizebronco.com.
direct link to the thread on the forums.
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These are the zones used for programing the compass

To acctually calibrate the compass:

Go find an abandoned parking lot and follow the following steps:

Press and hold the "MODE" button until you see "VAR" (takes around 5 seconds)
Release the "MODE" button. Push the "MODE" button until you have selected the zone you are currently in.

Release the "MODE" button and wait until the console is back at normal operation.

Press and hold the "MODE" button until you see "CAL" (takes around 9 seconds)

Release the "MODE" button.

Now the fun part. People will think you are crazy. Drive in a circle at around 3mph. Your console will be changing direction really fast. Continue to do this until the console is back at normal operations
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mine is calibrated to zone 11, does the one zone off really matter? i get good readings for the correct directions, so should i recalibrate to section 12?
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mine is calibrated to zone 11, does the one zone off really matter? i get good readings for the correct directions, so should i recalibrate to section 12?
im not sure, i thought it would just be helpful to some people to post it.
i asked what the VAR setting was almost a year ago and no one answered me, so i found out myself, well, i looked in my ex g/f's mom's owners manual haha.
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ya. mine has been in the 90s the last few days
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mine is calibrated to zone 11, does the one zone off really matter? i get good readings for the correct directions, so should i recalibrate to section 12?
Got mine calibrated to Zone 4. That's what it looked like I should've been in from another graphic I saw, but it wasn't as clear as this one. Looks like I should be in 3 on this graphic, but it seems to be reading correctly. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it's really bothering you.
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