Considering an 02' 379 Long Hood 63" Flat top

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  1. kah68

    kah68 Bobtail Member

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    Eastern Canada, will be looking closely at frame and housings.
     
  2. AModelCat

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    I have a few buddies from around Halifax and Cape Breton. They've told me how brutal the environment is on vehicles. Must be something to do with being near the ocean?
     
  3. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Heat disbursement and ground clearance are important to me and just what you said too
    Because Iam pretty my truck would look like a Dockson Dachshund dog with 22:5 on it
     
  4. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    I know a mouth ago I shredded a trailer tire in Alabama because of the heat..
    It cost me 480. for a 24.5.. the old boy at the tire shop was smiling the whole time too .. and it was the only 24.5 he had too
     
  5. kah68

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    Air born salt from the ocean is as bad as road salt, this one is inland so will be interesting to see how good or bad it is.
     
  6. W923

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    Look very closely at the amount of mouse damage and how bad it stinks
    I caught at least 15 of the sobs out of my green kw after I bought it (was to cheap not to buy lol) Thankfully these particular mice didn’t like wires but they sure did a job on the backside of the panels. It’s been mouse free for 3 years and in damp weather it still stinks. If the mice are the only problem I hope you like interior work.
     
  7. AModelCat

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    Found a family of 4 nesting under the glovebox of mine when I was gutting it. I pulled the headliner and there was an easy 20-30 lbs of mouse crap up there.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

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    22.5 Lo pro has become more popular since oil first hit $100 barrel, about the time Hurricane Katrina hit. Fleets, and even some O/Os started spec new Trucks with them, to save money. Truckstops catering to mostly Fleets, often only have 2 or 3 of the other sizes on hand. Still available elsewhere.
     
  9. kah68

    kah68 Bobtail Member

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    That would be quite a ' gearing change ' no?
     
  10. Rideandrepair

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    On my Truck with 3.54 gear, 24.5LP, going to a 22.5LP is slightly more of a change than a 3.70 gear would make. R11s are very close to the same height as 24.5LP. Results would be close to the same. Eaton has charts online for comparing tires/gears, RPMs, and speeds using different combinations.
     
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