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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Excellent. The additional weight helped them out, but they weren't overly stiff before either. They never did ride like a brick, as some suggested a +1,000lb pack would.

    Between that and a revalave on the coilovers thanks to @TMFF the truck feels as dialed as its even been right now. Really happy with how the suspension is performing.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Going back in time to find the steering rack debate. :spy:
     
  3. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    OEM /debate.

    Should have listened to my own advice on pumps too. My 2nd Napa one is failing. Going to put a new OEM one in this winter.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    Oh I'm going oem but the debate was who was cheaper, camelback or where you got it from and the cheaper one was from where you got it from. I'm hoping I don't need a pump. steering is all stiff now.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    jubei

    jubei would rather be doing something else

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    Hey Brett, are you still running the 18” magnaflow without a resonator? Is it still droney at all?

    I’m trying to get the last few odds and ends in place for my rear shock relocation, and I know I’ll have to redo the exhaust to dodge the passenger side shock.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Sep 13, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I added a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator this spring.

    [​IMG]

    It's perfect now IMO. Just a touch of sound when you stomp on it, otherwise I hear nothing. The Magnaflow by itself was pretty annoying IMO.
     
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  7. Sep 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    Exactly what I was looking for, Brett. Thanks!
     
  8. Sep 13, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    No. Still louder than stock.
     
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  9. Sep 24, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    Hey Brett, do you by chance have part numbers for the resonator and muffler you used? No big deal if you don’t. Thanks!
     
  10. Sep 24, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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  11. Sep 24, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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  12. Sep 24, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    Photo dump from this weekend with @Reh5108

    Montezuma Basin - Pearl Pass - Mt. Tilton - Reno Divide - Italian Creek - Taylor Pass

    One of the best loops in the state.

    [​IMG]IMG_1641 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1643 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1646 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1644-Pano by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1649 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]IMG_1658-Pano by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1667 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1670 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]IMG_1717 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1721 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr
     
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  13. Sep 24, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Looks like a great time!
     
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  14. Sep 24, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    Wow, looks amazing. And fall colors in full force, very nice!
     
  15. Sep 25, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    :goingcrazy:I need to get out! Once I’m done Brett I’m going to visit a lot :D those look like some fun trails.
     
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  16. Sep 25, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    looks amazing!!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    A little nerve-racking, but not that bad. I don't mind heights though. Gotta stay calm and confident to make sure you don't make any mistakes on a road like that. There's a constant reminder out the window what happens if you mess up.

    [​IMG]

    Hell yeah Ray! Can't wait to join you on the trail again. It would be interesting watching your LT truck on that one though.
     
  18. Sep 25, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Something tells me @Reh5108 did not like that section one bit. He no likey off camber :p That would even get my blood going. Looks like a great trip!
     
  19. Sep 25, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    It didn't feel too bad. Now that I have some proper leaf springs I don't mind the camber as much. What was a little unnerving was hearing the rocks falling down the scree field from my rear tire hitting them.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    That was your front tire. :eek:

    Hence why I had you shift uphill on top of that rock.
     
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