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Old 06-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #61  
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I weighed the truck with 40 gallons of fuel, and with the new air suspension and the truck weighed in at the exact same weight of 8910. Exactly.

Here are some pics of the front and rear suspension that all was removed. My foot is a size 12 and that puts into perspective the size of those springs. THey are at least 5/8" thick.
I've always said it takes a dang good mechanic to make a truck run on fewer parts.

Nice work BTW..
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How do you like you passat? I am buying a se tdi manual tomorrow. 2013 model year.
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Any more pics? Bed on yet, I want to see that.
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Alright, this is the latest teaser. THe bed has been built, but i do not have it mounted yet. THese photos the bed sits lower in the back because the factory bed mount hits the frame in the front and not in the back. So the picture look like it isnt sitting level because it really isnt.
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Looks like the whole truck is sitting uphill
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So the paint doesnt completely match the truck. Body shop will blend it in and match when the topper is completed. They will blend and paint the topper. The topper is only for the winter to keep riding gear out of the elements. The only other thing is the top plastic piece that goes on the top of the bed. THat needs to be lengthened. Other than that, it handled this 22,000 lb load with ease. It pulled good, but the handling is what was unbelieveable. On the gravel pot holed road, it was 10 times better than my 07 3500 dually.

I will get some closeups tonite.
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It's nice that you backed up traffic on the whole road to take a picture of your truck LOL
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Looks real good. So what was the purpose of converting to single rear wheel? I have been contemplating on doing a major overhaul on my 40'gn, larger axles, not leaf springs..something else, and super singles. I like it being a tandem dual because if one goes flat, I can at least keep going. With singles I'd have to change right then. Would you single a trailer or keep the duals?
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Looks real good. So what was the purpose of converting to single rear wheel? I have been contemplating on doing a major overhaul on my 40'gn, larger axles, not leaf springs..something else, and super singles. I like it being a tandem dual because if one goes flat, I can at least keep going. With singles I'd have to change right then. Would you single a trailer or keep the duals?
He lives in Alaska it gets muddy that way. Check into the Dexter Airflex system for your GN
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I converted to srw because my old dually sucked in the snow, and when I go up to the cabin it could snow 2-3' on that sat and sun. This would make the exiting of the parking lot hell. With a 30' enclosed trailer it would take forever to get out. A buddy had a srw ford truck and his would do so much better. But, I couldnt get a 3500 srw truck as I tow between 20-35k often. So, I opted to go this route.
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Here are some final pics of the truck this last monday up at the pass. My boy is digging the snow.

The dump trailer hooked to the front helps me get it backed in so much easier.

The cap was just made by scratch and painted to match.

Bed liner was applied yesterday and it is finished. No more left. I need to put the swampers on here in a few weeks and I will grab a pic of that but its done.
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