Ignorance is Bliss.

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  1. df2x4

    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    Do you have the G80 RPO code for the locking rear differential carrier? If so, you should use ONLY GL5 80W-90, with NO friction modifier. Using anything else or adding friction modifier can prevent the locker from functioning properly.
     
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  3. BlueCollar89

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    honestly I'm not sure what I have. I'm not even sure how to find out. I heard searching the vin# on Google should tell me pretty much everything I'd want to know?
     
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    Does your truck still have the factory sticker inside the glove box with all the three character RPO codes? If so, check over that and see if there's a G80 on it. If not, you can run your VIN on compnine.com for a full list of RPOs including descriptions and other cool stuff. Honestly I'd do the VIN lookup at some point anyway just because. It's a lot of neat info for $5.
     
  5. BlueCollar89

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    I just went out and checked. I did not see anything stating G80 on it. I'll definitely look into the vin information!
     
  6. BlueCollar89

    BlueCollar89 OBS Enthusiast

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    While I'm on stand by with the differential fluids and so forth; this is my back burner studying.

    I've been noticing she's choking up on a rare occasion when I come to a stop and the RPMs take a dip. I've been joking with friends when it happens about how I cammed it over the weekend but they know I'm full of shit haha.

    That said. I've already explained what I've done and continue to do to the front end; I'd forgot to mention that the absolute first thing I did after buying it was a tune up.

    Bought me all new plugs, wires, and distributer cap; I just went with a Kit off Rock Auto. Replaced all the parts and she did run better with a bit more snap.

    That said; I've been looking for basic improvements to the engine and have just learned about the Throttle Body and that it's something I can easily do for little more than $2-3 in carb cleaner and a new gasket and may possibly see improvement.

    Anyone have any interesting input or education on the matter? Aside of the tune up and oil change, I haven't done much to the engine. Air cleaner could probably use a cleaning or replacement.

    Read an article about DIY air intake options that I thought might be fairly inexpensive potential for improvement.

    My dad has an old 350 4 bolt that he used to run in his Chevelle; so that's ultimately what I hope to drop into my truck if he ever lets me get my hands on it =). It's stripped down and ready to build on too, so I'm really hopeful because I know if I put my mind to it I can learn what he learned and rebuild that motor.

    Sentimental Splurge here.

    I'm the last in the family to carry the name, so now that I'm nearly 30 I'm really into the idea of bringing back some history for my family. Something I can pass onto my kids that came from my father.

    I haven't won my dad over to the idea yet; but he's coming around. He spent a couple hours each night a couple weeks ago to help me get all my steering wrapped up. I think he's starting to see how seriously I'm taking this truck.

    That said, this truck is what enabled us to get the house; I figure the least I can do is make her as bitchin as she possibly can be, and allow it to become my contribution to the family icon ^_^.

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    The closest thing to my vision I have found online is this kid here (Also Seen Above). I dig the idea of a stock ride height; as did he. I still don't understand how he went with such a wide tire; which I find visually appealing, though I prefer a more classic style personally. I'm running stock 16's at the moment. I'd love to know the widest I can go on a 16'' rim, but I've heard that's another taboo topic; as apparently it puts stress on your front end. I'm going for stability and strength; so I'd rather not do anything that would compromise the original geometry too much.

    Most of my cosmetic upgrades will be nostalgic. Around here, there aren't a whole lot of Cab Visors; so I'm currently looking locally for a pasture rig willing to part with its bill. Going to add a lighted sport visor w/ light bar under that. I'll upgrade all the head/tail lights and probably slap on a headache rack (another family thing, dad made his own) as well as bumper upgrades, grille guard and winch.

    I want the truck to look like a really sexy "every mans" truck. I just want the truck itself to be every man reliable, and look really good. Probably eventually do a manifold duel exhaust and flow masters out the sides (behind the tires). There are plenty of jacked up trucks around here that I just wanna be different lol. Different is a sexy stock rig you see doing shit pavement princesses won't do. That's how my dad hooked me on the idea of having my own truck someday; he pulled half the county out of the county fair one year in his old Chevy when I was a kid lol. He was the only guy with a Chevy 4x4 and x4 chains and he'd pull trucks AND trailers clean out of there lol; all stock minus manifold and exhaust system. That's enough power for me.

    I just wanna climb some hills out on the trails and hobble over a few rocks from time to time; and look good doing it ;)

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  7. CrustyJunker

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    My first truck was a '92 K1500 that I built with my dad. I can relate to the sentiment.

    All I gotta say is keep your vision and disregard what others say. Lots of trucks out there are built to other people's cliché standards. Some guys like staggered wheels and bags, some like 22x14's and squat, some like bone stock, and that's okay. Some guys have gen 1 small blocks, some guys have big blocks, and some guys have LS/LQ motors and that's fine too. You don't need to impress strangers on the internet. You build your truck for you!

    There's actually quite a few things that can cause that stumble when you come to a stop. We'll start with simple stuff first so you're not on a wild goose chase of replacing a bunch of parts on a whim.

    When you take your throttle body off, check your IAC and the passages. Sometimes they cake up with carbon bits and sometimes that can cause the stumble. Check for vacuum leaks, too (hoses/tubes off, intake manifold and throttle body gaskets, usual stuff).

    I ran high offset 16x10's and 13.5" wide tires back in the day. If you're gonna keep stock-ish ride height, accelerated wear of front end parts will be minimal if any. Guys with big lifts and exceptionally larger wheels/offsets seem to have more problems.

    Cool truck by the way! We'll help the best we can with repairs and all that. Keep us posted on the stuff you make, too.
     
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  8. BlueCollar89

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    I'll be sure to check as much as I can over the next couple days. I'm supposed to go back out to the hills with a new buddy of mine this weekend.

    I appreciate your encouragement! I've never been one to try and impress others, just my dad lol!

    I figure with the throttle body; that's something I should in theory be able to rip off, clean up and reinstall (as well as clean up what you've suggested) all within a matter of an hour or two(?). So hopefully I can get that done over lunch breaks and this evening/tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

    When checking for vacuum leaks, is that as simple as just ensuring everything snug and secure where the hoses connect? Maybe checking for any cracks? I believe, that spite having bought this truck from a shady fraud here in town, I think they replaced most the hoses and the alternator; but that's about it.

    I'm not sure what IAC (VIDEO) is, but I'll do some reading up on that here today =).

    In regards to tire wear, I appreciate your sharing that info. I wonder if there's anywhere I can go (Shwabs maybe?) that I can get a look at my truck with that kind of rim/offset setup on 16's. I like the idea of low and wide as long as it's not causing damages.

    Dad taught me long ago that while height and big tires look awesome; they're hard on parts, fuel milage and so on lol. So I'll be the odd duck out and make her short and wide'ish just to be different ^_^

    I work from home as a dispatch agent for salvage companies, so I live behind a computer. Makes surfing this forum my favorite pass time while on hold haha.

    P.S. if this thread needs to be moved to Members Trucks or wherever, that'd be great. This thread is seemingly turning into my truck build thread haha. Moderators able to relocate threads?
     
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  9. RichLo

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    IAC = Idle Air Control (Valve).

    Largest tire on stock rims with stock ride height = 305/70R16. I took some pics last weekend and I've been meaning to start a thread about it since there arent many if any accurate pics of this setup. Keep your eyes peeled for my new thread.
     
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  10. BlueCollar89

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    Thanks for the info! And I'll keep my eyes peeled for sure!

    General inquiry. Looking at a throttle body repair kit, would this be the right one for my 94 chevy silverado k1500 5.7L? Supposedly the right part according to the O'reilly thingymajigger that calculates that by year make and model.
     

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