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Oct 23 2012 08:29 AM | Hedge in Articles

Review

Synthetic vs Steel Winch Line


In today’s market for recovery devices, manufacturers provide a plethora of tools that range from the tried and true Hi Lift jack to some of the more advanced kinetic ropes that are fairly new on the scene. These tools and the techniques utilized to operate them vary widely based on terrain, vehicle type and simply personal preference. For today’s review, we’re going to focus on a topic that has become a big discussion point amongst 4x4 enthusiasts – should you use Steel or Synthetic cable and which is better for your circumstances?

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Chevrolet & GMC Light Duty Truck Pump Rub K...

Oct 30 2012 08:59 AM | clkelley in Articles

Chevrolet & GMC Light Duty Truck Pump Rub Kit - Installation Instructions
(GM Transfer Case Models 136, 146, 246, 261HD, 263HD, 263XHD, 261XHD)
Originally Posted Here

Make sure to provide the year, make and model when ordering.

Contact Us for Ordering the kit

The issue with the GM transfer cases is that the fluid pump flange as pictured below is so thin that it almost has a type of knife-edge on the tabs that keep it in place. Over time, whether in four wheel drive or two wheel drive the flange will rub a small hole in one corner of one of the tab spaces in the back half of the transfer case. This is an issue mainly because when this happens the fluid will be pumped out the transfer case and can cause permanent damage to the transfer case requiring a rebuild or replacement of the entire transfer case.

This picture shows the knife-edge on the flange that is the issue:
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Tech Tips - Thermostat Theories and cooling sys...

Oct 24 2012 08:19 PM | HenryJ in Articles

Tech Tips - Thermostat Theories and cooling system explained

Posted Imageby HenryJ » 24 Aug 2004 05:17 pm
Found this while researching cooling system stuff - Thermostat Theories




The Basic Theory - of cooling operations regarding thermostats is as follows. With the radiator, engine block, and overflow tank we have app. 17.2 quarts of a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water to cool our engines. A few quarts reside in the engine block the rest outside the engine. A thermostat, by closing, separates these two circulation areas whereas the block will heat it's own water first until it reaches the thermostat opening temperature. Then the stat will open thereby increasing the volume of coolant that is being circulated by the water pump. This "dual" system allows us to reach operating temps faster to heat the oil, fluids, and to render the interior heater usable in a quicker time frame.



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Chevy Tahoe – Unmatchable Features with Power P...

Dec 12 2012 08:03 PM | Hedge in Articles

Comfort, room, hauling capacity, and the joy of the open road—or off road—make the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe a natural choice for families and adventurers. The latest model of this Chevy staple is worth a look whether you’re hauling soccer players on the urban road or camping equipment on the open road. The new Tahoe matches sporty styling with rugged durability and the latest in technology and performance.

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Uncovering the GMC Canyon

Dec 12 2012 07:53 PM | Hedge in Articles

The available trim levels for the GMC Canyon range from the Work Truck to the SLE 3. It sports two doors and has the capacity to take in a maximum of three passengers in its cabin. It is a compact pickup.

During its introduction, this vehicle has been made available with a standard 2.8 liter I4 engine that could produce some 175 horsepower and could achieve 20 mpg in the city as well as some 27 mpg during highway driving. Made standard is
a four speed automatic transmission system with overdrive.

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GM 1500 2500 2500 Light Truck Power Steering Hy...

Oct 29 2012 04:59 PM | clkelley in Articles

GM 1500 2500 2500 Light Truck Power Steering Hyrdoboost flush.
(Originally Posted Here: http://www.synthetic...oost-flush.html)

The issue/complaint: Either a whining power steering pump or tight steering during turning or spongy braking can be complaints associated with the need to flush the power steering fluid.

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GMC/CHEVY ALLISON 1000 TRANSMISSION FLUSH INSTR...

Nov 01 2012 09:30 AM | clkelley in Articles

Allison 1000 Transmission Flush InstructionsUsing the "Hoot" Method. AMSOIL Technical Bulletin DT-2005-09-28 Parts Needed: • Transmission Fluid (five gallons) • Spin-on filter Tools Needed: 1. Two feet of 5/8 heater hose 2. 13mm & 15m...

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Under The Cap, Larry Carley, November 2000

Oct 25 2012 04:37 PM | HenryJ in Articles

Under The Cap, Larry Carley, Tire Review, November 2000

Today's Coolant Options Require Close Attention, Different Techniques When you open a radiator cap these days, you're never quite sure what you're going to find

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Tech Tips - Thermostat Theories and cooling sys...

Oct 25 2012 05:39 AM | HenryJ in Articles

Posted Imageby HenryJ » 24 Aug 2004 05:17 pm
Found this while researching cooling system stuff - Thermostat Theories

The Basic Theory - of cooling operations regarding thermostats is as follows. With the radiator, engine block, and overflow tank we have app. 17.2 quarts of a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water to cool our engines. A few quarts reside in the engine block the rest outside the engine. A thermostat, by closing, separates these two circulation areas whereas the block will heat it's own water first until it reaches the thermostat opening temperature. Then the stat will open thereby increasing the volume of coolant that is being circulated by the water pump. This "dual" system allows us to reach operating temps faster to heat the oil, fluids, and to render the interior heater usable in a quicker time frame.

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Is a rooftop tent (RTT) for me?

Oct 24 2012 04:58 PM | Hedge in Articles

Written and Permission Granted by Kurt Williams of Cruiser Outfitters

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(ARB Simpson III Tent - Beef Basin, 2009)

I get asked this question quite often, be it from customers, fellow travelers or randoms that wander into camp and peer at these strange devices. The delivery of my answer may change a bit but the overall message is the same, "it depends". Its not a cut and dry yes or no, rather it depends on the individual situation. Everyone has different needs and ultimately they need to decide if the tent works for them.

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