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Old 03-07-2013, 10:03 AM
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What year is your truck ? What is the part number of the sonnex line pressure booster you used ? I called one of their dealers today and the guy on the phone couldnt even tell me what part number I needed cause they said they didnt even know what transmission is in my 2012 PW , thats alittle scary.
Mine is an '11. I am not sure of the part number right now, but you just order one for the transmission you have. If its an auto you have one of two transmissions; 5 speed- 545RFE 6 Speed- 68RFE. Both transmissions are near identical, but they are two seperate part numbers.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:10 AM
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Well, tomorrow is the big day! Spyntec Install!!!


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Would love to hear your opinion on the conversion kit. I've heard ups and downs. Just bought a new 012, and was considering the spintech kit also.
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Alright, better write up later. But for now, conversion is done. Very easy (if your handy with a wrench). So far so good.

+60-75 miles per tank (running average of 14.8mpg 50/50 hwy/road)
Feels like more power available (not pushing the front end around)

So far only two tanks of gas thru it. I can give more feedback as I get more miles on it. I can say the Spyntec kit is very well put together and the quality shows! Much more so than the other manufacturers out there. Its expensive, but if the mpg holds as is now it will pay for itself in 18-20 months in gas saving alone.
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Alright, So its been awhile. Well lets start it off with something good.....I gots me somes newz rubberz!





I was sort of forced into getting some new tires (spike strips will do that). So I picked up some 35/12.50/17 Cooper STT in load range E. I love these tires, I have run them before on several vehicles and have nothing bad to say about them. I think the 35"s fill out the stock wheel well nice. I have just a slight rub at full lock on the sway bar, but nothing that will cause any issues.

As for the Spyntec Kit some have asked about it. To boil it down you are replacing you unit bearing with Dana 70 HD outers with 35 spline stub shafts. Now that I have a few thousand miles on it, here are my thoughts.

Pros:
-Increased fuel mileage (I am settled into an average of 14.5mpg mixed 17mpg highway with conservative driving)
-Less wear on front end and transfer case as I am not turning the axles, ring/pinion, front drive shaft all the time
-Ability to have 2Low (locked), great for backing heavy trailers up hill
-Stronger front end with outer being supported by two larger set bearings spaced farther apart
-Ability to run 3wheel drive if an axle fails / disconnect axle if failed
-Less costly repair if a bearing does fail (approx $40 for a set vs. $280 for a unit bearing)
-Lifespan unlimited if bearings maintained properly

Cons:
-Cost, its not cheap ($1750 to your door) plus labor if you cant do it
-Maintenance, bearings must be cleaned/repacked every 20k miles (annually)
-More moving parts (in this case all stronger...sort of nulls out)
-Hubs stick out approx. 7/8" beyond wheel
-Need to modify hubcaps if you intend to reuse
-Length of time for cost recoupment ( in my case mileage indicates 22 months to break even)
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