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New guy from Texas

Discussion in 'New Members' started by RPC, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    RPC

    RPC [OP] Active Member

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    How's it going fellas, decided to join here since I find myself reading a bunch of threads here. I am currently in the search for a beater I can drive around, I'm thinking a Gen I RCSB Taco is what I want. Since I'm severely limited on my budget I will probably get a 5 lug, and eventually I'd like to do a mid travel kit on it.

    The reason I need a beater is my current DD will most likely get a bit hairy to drive in the rain once I get a few more mods done to the engine.

    This here is Rolling Probable Cause (named by a friend), a '95 C1500.

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    I pulled the 5.7 out of it and put a '02 5.3 in it, the motor is pretty much stock. Just e-fans, longtubes, and a custom tune from Nelson Performance...probably a 14 second truck as it sits and maybe 13's with a set of slicks.

    Now back to lurking :cool:
     
  2. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FlimFlubberJAM
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    Welcome to TW! 14's or high 13's is pretty ambitious for a stock 5.3. A reg cab (lighter truck) with similar engine/mods sits around 15's.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    Kyle
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    Welcome, always glad to hear about people dragging their trucks :D
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    brny67

    brny67 Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the World, have fun and if and when u get the yota throw some pics up
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    RPC

    RPC [OP] Active Member

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    Surprisingly this truck isn't much more heavier than a RCSB, the newer trucks have a beefier frame slowing them down. Also keep in mind I basically live at sea level, I think realistically with slicks I'll be in low 14's. I foot stalled it the for the 1st first time the other day and I definitely had some traction issues. Once I have a beater I'll have a built trans, 3200 stall, and cam going in next :D
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    RPC

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    Some more about me, I'm currently a broke sophomore attending Texas A&M at Galveston studying maritime administration and I'm not really sure what I want to do when I get out but eventually I'd like to be a marine surveyor. I also enjoy long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners.
     
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