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  2. jay

    Jays Zuk

    I've sat in a LOT of seats at Kenny's, and older Grand Prix (Grand AM?) seats were my favorite that would fit in the narrow Zuk. There is a retailer in the US selling rebranded Town And Country seats for Samis, which are really neat because they are narrow and fold forward completely flat...but not much for side support, which is what I need.
  3. sar4x4

    Jays Zuk

    Yeah, I need high back seats / or somehow add headrests for the Burb, although they have never bothered me. But if I get rear ended, I could have serious whiplash. And the Scout, the seats have too much rearward rake to them. Not sure if they are factory or not. Kenny U-pull is going to get a visit this summer!
  4. jay

    Jays Zuk

    I'm on a mission to make the Zuk more comfortable because it's killing my back and shoulders, and the lack of comfort is making me look for something else, which is not really an option. I'm going on another seat hunt after the steeringis done...maybe try late Neon seats next.
  5. sar4x4

    Jays Zuk

    Good for you! I can't imagine driving w/o ps. Although I did on something or other back in the late '70s...………. Although I have to do some minor finagling to convert the Burb to cross-over steering. On the list! Been working slow but steady on the Scout lately. I'll post pics someday!
  6. jay

    Jays Zuk

    On the monthly run through Bump & Grind, I finally got tired of the 'Strong Arm' steering. So, time to install the Tracker power steering that's been sat on the bench 😉 Used most of the parts previously removed from the Yellow Sami that had a Tracker setup with a Chevy pump. Used a Tracker pump, so had to make an extension bracket to move the pump from it's 'yellow circled' location up and away from the steering shaft. Having a spare engine to use for the template and measurements was a huge help.
  7. Last week
  8. Powerram

    Dodge Ramcharger.

    Indeed, the front bumper will be changed out , the 33" tires sure fill the wheel wells, might just build up the spring packs for now, also the running boards will be removed too. Going to try and keep it not lifted,
  9. sar4x4

    Dodge Ramcharger.

    Ya might want to narrow the front bumper a tad! lol Add and/or re-arch the leaves. They've sagged over the years. Wheel it!
  10. Powerram

    Dodge Ramcharger.

    Figured I'd start a build thread for this, its not home yet, but its paid for. Its a 1984 Ramcharger . 318cid, 727 torqueflight transmission, np208, d44 front diff, Chrysler corp 9.25 rear diff. Its all factory at the moment, except for the tires, it is wearing 33" federal courgia mt, not lifted, The plans are to clean it up a bit, some minor sheet metal repair, install a winch from the ford and wheel it, I'm not going to be as aggressive as when I wheel the ford, but will wheel it the same as I did the xterra. I really like the ramcharger , and my family does too , much more comfortable than the ford. Mods list include installing a 9" Ford rear axle and a spool. Also might revamp the rear bumper and tow points a bit. But thats all the major plans
  11. autumnwalker

    The Ford

    SO MUCH WANT. Congratulations on the Ram Charger! I've done a lot of web wheeling with those.
  12. jay

    The Ford

    Sad to see the Ford retired, but that's a worthy replacement 🙂
  13. Powerram

    The Ford

    Retiring the ford from wheeling, and driving, Will be now a yard/Plow truck. I have a replacement truck, I'm going to wheel a bit more conservatively, hoping to refrain from body damage as much as possible. Family is getting bigger, as in growing physically bigger, not as in adding family members, and the new rig should fit comfortably. And Chuck Norris Drives one. Iv picked up a Ramcharger. Here are some pics.
  14. jay

    Coffee Night

    Coffee this week is Thursday 7pm at the Burnside Tim Hortons - 15 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1J6 Rolling schedule; .Burnside Tim Hortons - 15 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1J6 .Bayers Lake Tim Hortons - 5 Lakelands Blvd, Halifax, NS B3K 5L2 .Bedford Common Tim Hortons - 36 Verdi Dr, Bedford, NS B4A 0C2 .Fall River (winter) / Woodside (summer) .Middle Sackville Tim Hortons - 1624 Sackville Dr, Middle Sackville, NS B4E 3A8
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  16. This months club run will be Bump & Grind. DEPART - from Tims at Bayer's Lake opposite Halifax Chrysler at 10am PREREQUISITES - Have enough fuel, food and water for the whole day. All vehicles should have proper front and rear recovery points. Rigs without will be turned away. APPROX TOTAL TIME - Plan for a full, fun packed day! FULL SIZE DO-ABLE - YES TRAIL NOTES - It's called Bump & Grind for a reason, and is a personal favorite of many Backcountry members. The trail is in 2 sections; a regular trail with a mix of mud, bush, hill climbs, side trails and giant rocks for crawling on, followed by a challenging rocky section with plenty of opportunity to Bump & Grind 😉 For folks who don't want to tackle the last rocky section, there is a place to park and hop in with somebody else. There is no trail exit - we turn around at the end of the trail and run back the trail back to the entrance. IMPORTANT INFO We have to traverse a maintained walking/cycle path in order to access the trail head. To help avoid damage, complaints against the club and ultimately trail access closure, please tread lightly and respect the integrity of the entrance and the walking path. Also, the end of the trail is designated as Wilderness, so no rigs will be allowed to continue past the turnaround.
  17. Nightpath

    New pickups

    I hadn't wrote the Fords off until a few days ago. The issues I keep seeing with them is insane. Really nice trucks, ride smooth and have the power but wtf is Ford doing with quality control is beyond me.
  18. Powerram

    New pickups

    XLT Ford trucks we have a fleet of them with the 5.0 engine and 10-speed Transmissions, they are all having issues with oil consumption all five of them 2017 and 2018 models one of them got a complete short block one of them got a pair of heads and the other two haven't been diagnosed yet and one is still in the oil consumption monitoring stage so that's five trucks all with an oil consumption issue the one that got the short block was using a leader a day with City driving, also the 10-speed transmission sucks it's always hunting never in a gear with up shifts and downshifts Skip shifts it just never seems to be in a gear it's always changing gears, I don't think any of them are over 20,000 or 30,000 clicks yet
  19. Nightpath

    New pickups

    Now I do know that the first year of the 8 speed was ****. They pulled most of them on a recall and replaced them with a beefier 8 speed transmission. The earlier Diesel was garbage as well
  20. autumnwalker

    New pickups

    I have the 5.7L HEMI and the 8 speed transmission. Avoid the first generation Eco Diesel (2014/2015) - they were garbage. They have a tendency detonate around 20k miles (bad cranks, bottom ends come out).
  21. Nightpath

    New pickups

    Big old Hummer...sweet jeebus. Did the Ram have a 6 speed or the newer 8 speed? I haven't heard much bad about the Eco Diesel and new transmission.
  22. autumnwalker

    New pickups

    While I'm really at it ... I miss my HUMMER ... either of them.
  23. autumnwalker

    New pickups

    While I'm at it ... you can't see **** all from behind the "Sport hood". Looks great, but not functional (unless you mod it) and prevents you from seeing anything that's within five feet of the front bumper.
  24. autumnwalker

    New pickups

    When I bought my RAM I found it to be better priced than the GM / GMC truck (more features for the same or lower cost). What I'm finding now is the quality of the truck is ... poor. Truck is just over three years old and has about 52,000 kms. Transmission shifts rough, dealer cannot diagnose (no CEL) Engine hesitates between 4 / 8 cylinder mode - I'm told it is normal Gauge cluster back lights flicker in cold weather Parking brake required complete rebuild after 2.5 years ($1500 - requires disassembly of rear axle); I'm told this is a known issue and FCA refused to help Dash squeaks and creaks in cold weather HVAC has a chirping / squeaking noise The touch screen / radio system randomly does not start or will freeze up (requires the truck being turned off and door open to restart) Rear brake pads de-laminated from backing plates - squeal like you would not believe I didn't have issues like this with any other GM vehicle I've owned. The H2 had transmission issues, but I'm sure a lot of that was self inflicted by the way I drove it in the trails. The RAM has never seen anything beyond a dirt road. Also, my neighbor has a MY16 RAM, it's about six months newer than mine, it has the following issues that I am aware of: Front rotors completely trashed (warped) around 45k Paint bubbling on front right fender Driver's door hinge failing - door will not shut properly without slamming, truck randomly thinks door is open
  25. Nightpath

    New pickups

    That's the type of thing I'm looking for. I like the Sierra a lot, but the drive seems a bit stiff. Never noticed the start/stop though.
  26. sar4x4

    New pickups

    My bother had a rented GM last summer. 4x4, crew cab, 1500. He's used to a 2008 Dodge 2500HD Cummins 4x4 single cab. He hated the GM. Especially the start/stop engine management in traffic. Other than that I have no comments to offer! Good luck!
  27. Nightpath

    New pickups

    Lately I've been gazing lovingly at new pickup trucks, trying to find the best one to fit my needs of 4x4, crew cab with rear seats big enough to hold 2 x 6'2 adults comfortably for several hours of driving. After looking this rules out the Colorado, Tacoma, Ranger and those smaller sized rides. I won't be rallying it down dirt roads or rock crawling. Right now I'm looking at a 2018 GMC Sierra, it's about the smallest cab I'd go. It drove nice, kind of a stiff drive but I hear it has shoddy transmissions. I've also rented a big old F150 and it drove fairly nice but I worry about all the recalls and problems I keep seeing on the sites. The Ram (Hemmmmiiiii) looks like a nice ride but is a bit of a premium price over the other 2. Then there are the Tundra and Titan which are nice but I have no experience with. Anyone have any experience with the newer model pickups? I know something I kind of don't like is the hesitation off the line of the Dodge and Ford.
  28. sar4x4

    Not a build or project

    Great to hear good home/family stories! Best of luck to you and see you around! And congrats on the Fox!
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