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My new truck's a hot rod... sort of

Well I've driven the new truck the last couple days. its a 4.0 ohv, 5 speed, 4:10's, duals that have 2 little bullet type mufflers and 31x 10.50's. Compared to my other truck with the same motor and tire size but an automatic and 3:73's its alot faster!
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time to swap axles lol
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Actually I'm going to keep the red truck for a while. I've been driving the black one for about a year and a half which is a long time for me. The black truck is going up for sale soon, I just have to do some things I've been putting off.
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sounds good..
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So, 4.10's make it quick with 31's?
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should be pretty peppy.. OHV 4.0L are low end tq little motors.. i know mine on a wet road trying to take off can be fun lol

the orange splash was a hell if a little burn out king lol
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yeah between the 4:10's and the manual trans there is a big difference, not that the black truck doesn't run good just not as peppy.
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i know mine on a wet road trying to take off can be fun lol
x2. Mine will break loose without even trying.
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nice to hear your running it finally.
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Yeah I got all the electrical gremlins sorted out and everything is working the way its supposed to. Then I got called out to work yesterday and the check engine light came on on the way home...I'm sure its something minor.
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I wanna hear how it sounds
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yea..i'm surprized in those OHV motors. Buddy of mine, Austin, blew up his auto in his '98 4.0 on 35's. We swapped it to manual, and it sure is peppy, even with the stock 3.73s in the axles.
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Yeah I was actually thinking the 4:10's are probably more than I need with the 31" tires. I'll see if I can get a sound bite.
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Time for 32's.....
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lol I knew that was coming
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I want a sound clip too.
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congrats on getting the truck up and going.

I know when I swaped axles going from 3.55 gears and 31's to the 4.10's I broke the tires lose for the first few days till i got use to it
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Well I'm kinda new at the video thing but here it is...
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Thanks Mike
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sounds good John!
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Thanks Eric...not bad for junk yard duals huh! BTW for everybody else me and a couple R-F members hit a local junk yard and they just got in a wrecked truck and what do I see...a set of duals...got em for 50 bucks!!!
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Not bad for $50.
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Sound like a coffee can honda imo...I would've put the 50$ in gas...
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It doesn't sound anything like a honda but your welcome to your opinion, 100% better than stock!

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Sound like a coffee can honda imo...I would've put the 50$ in gas...
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Put up a vid. of it from outside the cab near the pipes.... Maybe it's cause you recorded from inside the cab that it sounds like that to me...
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