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2001 chevy dually

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kaOtyk, I love what you've done to that truck. Keep on doing more projects please, I find myself looking everyday for one of your build posts. This is the most interesting thread on RDP.
 

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I’m trying to remain calm... got the wheels back. One was flat. Put air in it and I hear hissing. Removed valve stem, pushed back the tire from the rim and saw this... they’re sending a new tire to me but cmon, why weren’t the tires just replaced when they were there? They put old tires on new rims... wtf. How do you keep a level head through something like this?



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you have a new turbo, old set of wheels and tires, and no burn out video, WTF
 

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How does it ride with the new wheels and tires? Did the passenger tires make a big difference?
 

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How does it ride with the new wheels and tires? Did the passenger tires make a big difference?
the major difference is much less bounce. The old wheels and an empty bed used to bounce like crazy. Loaded it rode great. But even at mid 30 psi you’d feel everything. Especially on the 91 with the paved concrete sections. Check out the kids having fun in the back a long time ago with the original wheels on the freeway. (It didn’t ride like this 24-7 it just happened to be a bumpy spot)


also you can def feel the extra weight of the adapters and the width of the wheels/tires in the steering wheel. It takes more effort to turn.

Overall I’m happy with them. I think they def make the truck look more aggressive. I’m glad I didn’t go with 24s.
 

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Today’s upgrade. Bed lights. Led they just stick into bed rails. Stainless latching switch. So much better. With the tonneau cover it was always pitch black in the bed and couldn’t see anything back there.

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I originally switched all the lighting to led. Eventually they started flickering and some burned out. Just junk China quality. Bought replacements from ddm tuning, same place I bought all the leds for the exterior lights. Pricey but muuuuch better quality. A lot brighter too.

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Saw a bunch of posts raving about this steering dampener. Put it on, didn’t feel any difference over the Monroe that was on there. Oh well.
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Nice work, can you supply the place where you got the bed rail lights, I need to do the same.
Thanks
 

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Nice work, can you supply the place where you got the bed rail lights, I need to do the same.
Thanks

 

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Saw a bunch of posts raving about this steering dampener. Put it on, didn’t feel any difference over the Monroe that was on there. Oh well.
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Put the same steering dampener on my 2001 HD with full Cognito front end upgrades and a new gear box from GM. No notable difference compared to stock from the factory.
 

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I'll take those old tail lights if you're getting rid of 'em
 

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Do you happen to have the info on the parts? How are the lights holding up?
the lights are super helpful. they're still stuck under the bed rails and no issues.

the ebay auction i purchased mine from has since been removed. but they're this style on amazon:


I liked them better than the typical "strips" because theres bumps and such under the bed rails and i didnt have a straight shot to stick a long strip down the sides. not sure if you've ever tried to use the led "tape strips" but they dont bend around stuff very well.

 

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What an awesome build thread, thanks for the great entertainment, amazing looking truck...
 

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the major difference is much less bounce. The old wheels and an empty bed used to bounce like crazy. Loaded it rode great. But even at mid 30 psi you’d feel everything. Especially on the 91 with the paved concrete sections. Check out the kids having fun in the back a long time ago with the original wheels on the freeway. (It didn’t ride like this 24-7 it just happened to be a bumpy spot)


also you can def feel the extra weight of the adapters and the width of the wheels/tires in the steering wheel. It takes more effort to turn.

Overall I’m happy with them. I think they def make the truck look more aggressive. I’m glad I didn’t go with 24s.
First of all, I love your truck! Great build! Second, you should talk to your little guy about climbing out of his car seat seat belt straps! He'd get all sorts of jacked up in a crash, half climbed out of his harness like that! Sorry, it's the Paramedic in me... can't help it. 🤙🏼 Just read your thread start to finish and I'm super jealous of your dually!
 
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