Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/29/19 8:32 a.m.

I.dig that way more than i should.

Truck just keeps on working!.need to spend a day on service and detailing and inspection soon. But.....

Recon1342
Recon1342 HalfDork
12/29/19 6:56 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

 I've had mine for 8 or 10 years now. Probably been updated and made much better over the years since mine was made. Or it might just be me. My superhero skill seems to be breaking E36 M3 in impossible ways

If that's your superpower, lighting a buffer on fire is a berkleying win!!!

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 6:24 a.m.

so can you sum up the suspension setup? what would be your preferred 5/7 setup if starting from scratch?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 6:41 a.m.

In reply to solfly :

My setup now:

Front: 2 inch drop spindle,  2 inch springs,  2 inch control arms,  1 inch coil lift spacer to bring it back up to 5 stock 2wd bilstein shocks, zq8 steering box

Rear: flip kit, leaves removed, load bags, shock extenders and bilstein shocks. 

If i had to do it over,  id go with spindles and springs,  skip control arms. Rear i wouldn't remove leafs, but do a drop shackle instead for the extra inch. Its good the way it is, but im limited to 17+ wheels due to scrub line and the rear feels too soft.

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 9:35 a.m.

wouldn't the spindle/spring combo limit you to 17"+ anyway?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 10:17 a.m.

Nope. 15s with a little lca trimming. Which is appealing right up until i realize theres not a lot of good tire options in 235/75/15 anymore 

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 2:15 p.m.

do you know your tire and wheel specs?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 2:28 p.m.

18 inch Camaro steel wheels. 1.25 spacer adapters front, 1.75 rear.

255/55/18 Michelin run flats for the last 15k. 

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 3:37 p.m.

Thanks. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 3:40 p.m.

In reply to solfly :

No problem! The tires are huge compared to what most static drop guys run. It actually makes the truck look not as lowered as it is. And the wheelwell looks STUFFED. love it 

Let me know if you need to know anything else! More than happy to help 

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 4:38 p.m.

Appreciate it.

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/10/20 4:55 p.m.

No easy way to do a unit bearing on the front like the S10s?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 5:06 p.m.

In reply to solfly :

None that I know of,  unfortunately. 

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 5:49 p.m.

I wish I had had the patience to make my GMT400 even remotely as good as this one. I feel pretty good about moving on to an 800 though. 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 8:34 p.m.

Did I mention I love this truck.  You did good rescuing it.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/10/20 9:02 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) :

Nah. You rescued it. I just finished what you and the parking lot build team started. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
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8/11/20 10:22 a.m.

how many people are on the dibs list for this one?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/11/20 10:28 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Other than my daughter,  im not sure anymore. Its such a good truck. 

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/27/20 7:09 a.m.

you got a part number on that wok?

are you planning any other power mods?

solfly
solfly HalfDork
8/27/20 12:11 p.m.

what did you end up with for obd1 stuff?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/27/20 12:28 p.m.

Obd1 was red devil stuff.

The woks part number was $.25 laugh

 

Also, my daughter is adamant that this truck is hers. I think its time to start hunting for a CLEAN extended cab 2wd fleetside to 5.3 swap. Seems like i love this generation of chevy, and they do all the truck stuff i need. Except this ones a bit cramped.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/28/20 1:52 p.m.

Umm...

E36 M3. I think I bought a cheap extended cab via art the bodyman by accident. 

Said it sounded like a screaming deal,  and id be interested in it if it passes the eyeberkeleying. He told the guy i was buying it.

We go to look tomorrow. Worst case scenario i flip it for profit or make art a liar.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
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8/28/20 1:59 p.m.

I still have parts including a new bagged 88-93 gmc grille that I've been saving if I ever get another, but probably won't.  Still want a 3500hd to make a ramp truck but they're getting hard to find and I scrapped the one i had that was long enough to build it

HalfAssedStillFast
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8/28/20 2:02 p.m.

That Art is a character man, I still can't figure out if you like the guy or want to punch him half the time

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
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8/28/20 2:53 p.m.

In reply to HalfAssedStillFast :

Neither can I! Especially this time. Im sure we all have buddies like this. Especially car buddies. 

But overall,  hes a pretty good dude. 

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