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I need to get some steps shortly after I lift it so my family wont complain when they ride with me. They complain as it is.
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i love your truck you need to post pics of it more often. also congrats on graduating and becoming a firefighter/paramedic.
Thanks I"ll be posting more. Haven't really been around much, but now I will be again. I have some work to do...and it's either d30 swap or complete front end rebuild, I have some major problems up there right now. the front xmember is bent causing my lower control arm to shift up, which makes it hit the tbar and CLANK over every bump. all my joints are loose and wheel bearings are almost there...

I really would love to d30 the beast...but at the same time it's 300 to replace my ball joints and 30 mins to fix the crossmember, or a couple grand for the swap :)
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i just replaced my wheel bearings recently they are pretty easy to do.
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nice pics!

i've got those same step bars. took em off though, because i didnt think they looked right on a stock ride height truck. but they look great on your truck!
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Your truck is beastly and clean, I like it!
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i just replaced my wheel bearings recently they are pretty easy to do.

Oh yes, takes very little time. I work on everything I own (unless it's transmission..hate those things). I have done mine and kevooo's suspension probably 10 times over...I did quite a few lifts for the guys up north (dcvrp, crzyaznedge, etc), Ive got it down to a science now :) :)

Your wheel bearings are a bit more expensive than mine though :) mine are $7 each.
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SFA and 2wd or converting to 4wd too?
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put on stock, sell me your billet, put on stock, sell me your billet
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SFA and 2wd or converting to 4wd too?
i'm still undecided. everything is in the air. i'd love to work on it, but to be honest the atv is my toy
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put on stock, sell me your billet, put on stock, sell me your billet

i want to! i want a stock grill but i dont want to paint the surround, i had to break the tabs on my surround for the billet
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nice photos. thats an awesome burn tower. is it a water level shut off type deal for the propane?
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nice photos. thats an awesome burn tower. is it a water level shut off type deal for the propane?
The 7 story 'tower' is our smoke tower. Fills up pretty quick and blacks out really really well. very good for evolutions...it's like an apt complex inside, floors 2 and 3 are apartments, 4/5 are mazes, 6 is confined space and 7 is roof

the burn building (3 story one) has a bunch of cool stuff. It's ALL propane, runs by a computer and seperate stations. The instructor has a big stick with red/yellow/green and can control everything either inside or in the computer room, has electronics everywhere. It will shut down when it reaches x degrees etc. It also has a ncie roof setup where you can slip a pallet in and cut ventelation holes, smoke and heat will come out of them through propane. the whole building has an internal smoke device, it will smoke out in 3 minutes, wall to wall, banking down to the floor. It has all sorts of safety devices, if it ges above 1000* at the ceiling it will shut down, turn on the evacuation fans, open all the doors, and turn the lights on, sound a siren, and flood water. It's really an amazing place.

Then we have the new gas field, which is now in service for 2009, it has 4 hydrants, a propane tanker, 500gal tanker, propane car, propane dumpster, etc, it is really cool. You can draft (there is a lake right next to it) and do reverse lays (which we used it for) and it's almost a quarter mile by a quarter mile so you can set up command far enough away, but still see everything. It's really really cool.

And this is an academy that has over 40yrs of teaching...I think 40yrs is an understatement.
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thats an amazing burn building ha, lots of money put into that im sure. my brother used to be an ARFF in Cleveland and their burn plane was natural gas and each gas jet had a water gauge so that the more water you put onto that spot the flame would get smaller and smaller until you "put it out" with enough water to shut down the jet. Thats why i was curious as to how you know when the fire is out with the propane.
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thats an amazing burn building ha, lots of money put into that im sure. my brother used to be an ARFF in Cleveland and their burn plane was natural gas and each gas jet had a water gauge so that the more water you put onto that spot the flame would get smaller and smaller until you "put it out" with enough water to shut down the jet. Thats why i was curious as to how you know when the fire is out with the propane.

Yea ours is different. The flame is projected (and amplified) by the instructor. When we put out the fire, it's just that...flame is out BUT propane is still running. So it has a gas meter that measures parts per million of concentration of the gas, and it will shut the gas off if it gets too concentrated. They said there was too many problems with the water control system.

We do have one for the kitchen fire, since it's a class d simulated fire, if you spray a heavy stream right at it, it will flare up and rollover on top of you...it's pretty intense. We did it just training to simulate rollover in a kitchen fire, and it got HOT...QUICK.

It's not nearly half as good as live burns, but it gets the point across. It doesn't get hot except in the kitchen. It's just got so much technology that you have absolutely no fear going into it. I like being a little scared going into a fire...and I am not in that building.

edit: ours is just like a BBQ grill. You turn on the gas, then spark it. It isn't as safe as the water control system, but we have never had a problem. It is all in the instructor and how they control it. the fire is going before we get there...and they are int he control room, so no one is inside when the building is lit up.

There are also some very cool things about he building...all the windows and doors have large handles and 1/4 turn, so everything is the same. basically, you can't get hurt in this building.
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i want to! i want a stock grill but i dont want to paint the surround, i had to break the tabs on my surround for the billet
hmm.....is it this blue?......( 2001 )



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Yes! Bright Island blue! If you get me that I will send mine right over to you.
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looks good i love your truck
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looks good!!!
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very nice man glad to see youre still kickin
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Congrats on graduating Fire/Par Med. school. Truck looks awesome by the way.
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Thanks everyone
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Congrats man. Truck looks good.


Did you have to remove the bumper and valance to install the front hitch?
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Congrats man. Truck looks good.


Did you have to remove the bumper and valance to install the front hitch?
No, I didn't, but I have a body lift. It was really easy, I actually ended up bolting AND welding it there because it is used as a recovery point...that thing isn't going anywhere. And it also strengthens the frame :)
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Are you C2F2? Does your Certs transfer around the country? When I got certified i made sure mine was transferable
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yea, fire fightin has to be the best job in the world. Been doing it a bit over a yr myself and love every minute of it! Learn as much as you can to save your own butt!! Great lookin pic, and congrats on your achievement!!
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