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Old 05-08-2013, 01:54 PM
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Not one bit. I have alot of things to consider for putting things on like the gooseneck hitch and bed and fuel tank. So I knew down the road I would get the air suspension but would have to change out things that would prob be in the way. SO i figured just to get it done now and call it good. Only do things once. I will spend 1 week alone just to get the truck ready for the pick up bed, bumpers, winch, and all the other crap that is going on. My builder for the bed will need two weeks.

My truck right now is on a railcar between pocatella ID and Kent WA.
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Truck will be here tomorrow. Actually, it will arrive tonite to the port and be at dealer tomorrow. Prob wont pick up till fri. Then the process starts. WHeels showed up yesterday and tires are being mounted today.
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Did you get the truck? Patiently anticipating a very cool build
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I picked up the truck yesterday. Full tank of fuel and without me in it, aluminum wheels, the truck weighs in at 8910 lbs. I just put on other tires to get rid of duals and pics are coming. I am going to weigh it today with the new 4 tires and wheels.

Mileage with the 4.88s and stock tires on a 40 mile trip home got me 12 mpg. The new tires on the truck makes the speedometer off or slow by 6 mph.
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I just put on other tires to get rid of duals and pics are coming.
WELL???

You've had 4 days, where are the pics???

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Alrighty, here is what the truck looked like stock boys.
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here are pics with the rickson super single wheels
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So I am planning on a full air suspension from Kelderman and I ordered an extreme compressor kit from extreme products. The compressor mounts on the motor and is belt driven. THe compressor is capable of 8+ CFM at 90 psi! I had a kilby compressor on my last two trucks, but they dont make a kit for the 6.7L. George is a great person to deal with. If anyone has any questions, send me a PM and I can give you more info.

I didnt take any photos of just the kit, but it is a sanden compressor that comes with a different mount on the front of the motor. On our trucks, the power steering pump is way down on the bottom of the motor on the drivers side. THis kit puts the sanden down there and raises the power steering pump up to the top on the drivers side. It comes with all hardware, bracket, belts, and compressor. The instructions are ok, but after a little looking around, a average dude can figure it out.

The top coolant line comes off and have to drain enough anti freeze to get it off the top,fan and shroud come out, belt, and instructions go from there. This takes alot of time, but anyone can do it. I rate this job as at least a six pack. I put on a 3 gallon tank and mounted that under the passenger side door to the frame.

Here are some pics of the compressor going in. I apologize for not getting step by step, once plugging away i forget to take photos.
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Here are some more. Hope they are in order.

There are some differences on the 2013's compared to the other 4th gens. The power steering pump on the 13 does not have a resevoir built on to the pump. The 12's and older had them attached. THe instructions show this. However, on my truck there is a seperate resevoir just to the outside or right of the radiator (looking from the front back towards the motor). I thought this might cause some problems with the fluid not flowing into the pump as they are real close to level, but the power steering pump sucked in the new atf+4 and it works fine. There are a few more power steering hoses to deal with that the normal system didnt have, but I routed everything around and have clearance. The power steering line coming from the gear box to the resevoir had to be bent towards the tire, but it worked out.

The auto trans was another non issue that the 12's and older have. The tranny lines come out on the passenger side now. According to the instructions, you need to cut and put on new hoses but that is not true on the 13. That took alot of time to figure out on the kit without anyone doing this kit before. Even the manufacturer has not done a 13. I was the R&D guy. So that right there saves quite a bit of time.

and here is the power stering pump with the hose I had to make to flow from the bottom of the resevoir, and the finished product. The red wire was ran to the pressure switch and that was ran to my #1 aux upfitter switch.

That weight ticket is what the truck weighed, full tank of fuel, with everything stock including the aluminum wheels.

The other photo is of the massive front axle. I just had to take a photo with the tire off.

BTW, with 4 more gallons used (approx), the truck weighed in at 8860 lbs with the new tires and wheels. The hub on the rim is 1/2" plate for the mounting and the tire and wheel are at least 180 lbs or more a piece.
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Yesterday I decided to tackle (and see if it would work) center counsole shift.

This kit was not a direct bolt in compared to people that have the 68rfe. The aisin has a different mount on the transmission. That mount means everything. SO I modified it.

ALso, the cable attaches to the lever the same, but where the cable mounts so the rod can shift has to be modified. Where it normally would slide into the holder, it has to be allowed to move back approx 1". There is another slider that you push in. It stuck pretty hard, but if you pulled on it, it could come out. SO i ducked taped around it and felt good.

The other mod is you have to tap with a hammer or somehow bend the existing tranny mount on the aisin to the front of the tranny about 3/4". This allows the lever up in the cab to work properly and have the selector in the correct spot. I worked on this for about 3 hours and was getting frustrated as it wasnt working. After a time out, I got it close. I had to put it all back together and call it good. Tomorrow I will take the mount off and try to move it about 1/4" more towards the front and see if it is better. I will take pictures of that. Problem is, you bend it forward and the cable and mount is not at 90 degrees. So I will take off and gain a little more length and straighten it out better.

This install is a 2 beer rating.

So this can be done, but you dont need the tranny mount, and the lever that mounts on the tranny as they are different. The cover for the steering wheel, shift cable, wiring, and the shifter is what is required on these trucks equipped with aisin tranny.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:33 PM
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Sharp color, wish my 4500 was that or silver. Mine is an 11, saw a 12 mineral gray on the lot and wanted to trade it lol.

Almost ordered a 13 for my wife but the loaded 12 was so much cheaper.

You'll have to report your mileage with the single. I can get 15mpg on mine with a 11.5' bed, but everything is deleted.
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VERY nice! It's going to be even betterer when you get it done!
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Can you get some close ups of wheels and tires please.

Looking really good! Off to a great start
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Bad @ss man!
Can't wait to see that thing runnin around.
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