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Old 05-04-2013, 03:36 PM
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good lord. those are beautiful. definitely need to see more!!!!
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Oh, wow! I am really looking forward to seeing it. Do you think they'll be in when I get there?
I'm hoping to get them installed today, but the HIDs might not be installed until after you pass through. This weekend is a write off pretty much with my bachelor party tonight, hangover tomorrow, food tasting tomorrow evening.
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Love the headlights, Kurtis. Nicely done!
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I'm hoping to get them installed today, but the HIDs might not be installed until after you pass through. This weekend is a write off pretty much with my bachelor party tonight, hangover tomorrow, food tasting tomorrow evening.
Haha! By the time you read this I suppose you will have a hell of a headache.

Whatever the case though I am looking forward to meeting you and your projects. That truck is coming together very nicely!
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I'm hoping to get them installed today, but the HIDs might not be installed until after you pass through. This weekend is a write off pretty much with my bachelor party tonight, hangover tomorrow, food tasting tomorrow evening.
HAHAHA!
I like how you already know the schedule
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How in the hell have I missed this thread this long??? Subscribed!!
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Found an issue with the trans programming and Mike and I are working on it. My low-throttle and part throttle shift schedules are fine, so I can still tool around town in the truck, but the WOT shift schedule is having issues with the 2-3 shift and it keeps hitting limp mode.

The trans is programmed for boost, but I'm not running my new engine until the summer... once I put it all together. Luckily, I will be solidly working all of June and will see a hefty paycheck from it all. And I'm just going to buy a D-1SC procharger system; I'll just be fighting the tuning too much on the NOVI system.

Oh, and Sunday was a complete write off, I felt OK until noon, then the hangover hit, pretty much useless after that point, lol.
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New update! Trans is working properly when in 'D' but still issues when running in auto-stick, so I just leave it in 'D'. Had a chance to run it full bore the other day and in 3rd it will shift to 4th at 4000rpm and it barely even blinks. The shift is damned near immediate, I lose zero RPM and then it just keeps pulling. I am impressed with how this trans behaves when pulling hard. The downshifts are still quite drastic and I blow through 1st very quickly and 2nd seems to be my in-town cruising gear it seems.

Ran down to the border on Thursday to pick up parts and wedding supplies and had the MDS disabled. Averaged 13.1L/100km and before with the MDS I could see 12.7L/100km, so the MDS does make a difference, but since I have the exhaust hacked apart right now after the trans install I couldn't stand the sound of the 4 cylinders with open headers.

Now, onto the fun part. APM hood is painted and we spend about an hour aligning all the fenders so the fit is now perfect. I also dropped off the new grille for paint. I did the main body work myself and my paint guy was laughing at me, it's obvious I'm not a body guy.









Installed the fog lights and HIDs as well, so now all my lighting is complete, I just need to wire in the Halos, but I need to install a fuse panel first as I have learned my lesson from the last truck... all accessories are on independent circuits so I can troubleshoot stuff properly.



And I finally cleaned up the truck, so I'm willing to show off the tail lights properly. Spyder smoked LEDs with an Anzo 3rd Brake light.

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Nice! Looks like it is starting to come together. Can't wait to see what all you do to this engine.

Edit: I see what you did there with that second picture!

The plug/connector on the headlight itself was the weak point for mine. After I sealed that up I haven't had fogging issues since.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:17 AM
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Wow loving the lights man! definitely want to see em wired up!
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