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BayouTiger

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  1. It brought my original fake cf striped back to life. Made them look new.
  2. I know several with GMC and they like them. Couldn’t give me a GM viehcle. Just never liked them. Also just don’t care for the new Fords either. I will stick with my Rams or the new Titan as a second. Tundras have had issues with ride as well though they may be fixed by now. My 08 Titan was a great truck, just lousy mileage.
  3. My boss has been driving my old 2102 Ram and it has developed a pretty loud roar in the front end. The tires are recently replaced Coopers, the rotors and brakes have just been done, and seem to be fine. I'm leaning towards the bearings, but it seems to be coming from both sides. He has also had the ABS show some wonkiness from time to time with a code and some shuddering, but it was clear this morning when I drove it, just the roar. Not going to spend much time or money on it as he is looking for a new one and it will get traded, just wondering if anyone has heard anything. Truck is at about 90K miles. I'm telling home to get a Ford or GMC since this is the second time he's taken one of my Rams that was perfect when I handed it him perfect and it starts having issues as soon as he gets it. Some folks just don't seem to be Mopar lucky! He actually doesn't beat on them nearly as much as I do.
  4. 250 lbs of ballast should be about right. Basically dead body in the trunk.
  5. The best cure for vibrations on both of my Ram 1500's and my Titan was pulling the Goodyear Wranglers off and putting Cooper Discovery's on.
  6. "social" - so that's the new way to say smartass! :0
  7. You're a well known leftist whacko!
  8. I think NotSure bought them to maintain his Hellcat Challenger, and his Scatpack Charger, and his Kowalski Edition Challenger, and his Viper, and his Jeep, and his Ram, and his Nascar Pontiac, and his GT-R........
  9. http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/arrington-performance-will-move-out-of-martinsville/article_d121c9c4-98b1-11e7-bec1-abc7547e5cac.html
  10. EastcoastMoparts has them for $15.59 per side. Just satin...
  11. Craig's heads are a work of art. They would certainly be on my car if they would work with my pistons.
  12. Probably the nicest car API ever built. Hate to see this. Hope everything is OK.
  13. Are these going to be sold through BT or AAD or ??? I will likely be ordering one at some point.
  14. Thanks, K. I have the new splitter and plastic bits coming from Andy and will be measuring and ordering the struts. I am hoping I can figure out a way to attach everything without replacing the bumper cover but it's pretty ripped up at the tabs where the splitter attaches. I may add some clamps to give it more surface to grab. It's been bandaged back so many times I hope I can make it work one more event.
  15. Lost the Splitter again at the last Mile event. Last time I went back with the 2011 on my 09, but now that I am truly starting over I am deciding what the next one will be. I was thinking about going with the H/C front end as I've not seen most of the issues with the older ones coming off at about 165. I really don't want to do the H/C look. It is true that the 08-10 splitter is not still available? I had heard that. I am hoping to keep my bumper cover, but the tabs on the bottom have been ripped through several times and there's not a lot left to attach to. I will likely be adding a plate below it and struts to aid in vertical support. I will be making another aluminum bellypan for add horizontal support. My custom pan got tore up pretty bad when it hit the track, but I can use it as a pattern for the next one.I plan on turning up the sides to give more vertical rigidity. I have Andy working up a BOM, but was curious about any ideas anyone here has. It is amazing haw much difference the car feels at 180+ without the splitter and bellypan. The extra air under the car is not good.
  16. You need this!
  17. I figured I would offer this here before butting it on the Bay. I have a very lightly used Dell XPS13 Ultrabook that I need to get out of here. This was my attempt to join the rest of my office with Windows 10 and is generally acknowledged as the Best of the Ultrabooks. Unfortunately, as many would have guessed I'm just a Mac guy. This is the Skylake i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD version. I am in the process of restoring it back to factory settings, but can leave Windows 10 Enterprise on it (more of you don't need Enterprise, but it's awesome if you are connecting to a Windows Server domain). It has the gorgeous Dell Infinitydge QHD+ 3200x1800 display. Honestly it is the nicest laptop I've ever handled. If you like Windows 10 it is awesome. Extremely light but durable, this is the ultimate trackside laptop. They go for about $800 plus ship on the bay, but if any of my MMF'ers are interested I would do $725 shipped. This unit cost me $1800+ a year ago. Only used it a couple months before setting it aside. Have the box and all accessories and an extra power adapter. I'll get a pic later, but it's this one:
  18. Problem is that "tough as shit" doesn't really relate well to the overall experience. The Spec was tough as shit, but drove like shit. I hated the damn thing. Was near perfect when I removed it and I tossed it in the dumpster.
  19. I think LTH are not the best bang for your buck until you get a long way down the mod road, Of course the RT Iron blocks are awful. Just get a cheap set of 6.2 shorties and mids for now.
  20. Just get the McLeod RXT. I've been through Spec and Centerforce, and the McLeod has been by far the best. Otherwise lots of folks like the Ram but it's a lot heavier. I know Hellcats that have been through clutches already. doesnt the Hellcat use the Viper clutch?
  21. They might help a little having a smoother surface, but mainly they give something more solid to support the plastic bits above. For most folks they just look cool. Sam and I have been talking about it. The biggest issue is finding a place to connect the struts that is mechanically sound. I think Sam changed the front facia and lost his support locations from the stock grille. He had plates behind the checkerboard grille, but went to a screen which wouldn't support them. IIRC. Probably have to just use cone big fender washers to spread the load on the plastic. My tow bar also goes through the grille so it should stabilize the top part a bit. Just leave the hook in when running. I'll make a new aluminum bellypan. Mine is pretty much destroyed - only useful as a pattern.
  22. It doesn't take much HP to turn the blower with the bypass open. I only say it's immaterial as long as you are netting a bunch more power than you loseI realize your point is that the bigger the blower the greater the parasitic loss. Same reason the smaller blower will also lose efficiency as you up the boost.
  23. There are certainly worse things i life than stepping on one's own dick......
  24. I am trying to figure out why the power to spin the blower is relevant to anything except efficiency. Of course the bigger blower would be less efficient, but as long as the net at the wheels is increased then you've accomplished your aim. Of course the bigger blower has higher parasitic loss to turn the rotors, but as the RPM is cranked up, that loss begins to equalize as the smaller blower spins faster to produce the same boost as the bigger blower. I think Dodge hit a pretty sweet spot as 80 HP of parasitic loss to generate 11.6PSI is pretty damn good (much better than the industry average as I understand it, though I am not sure Eaton, Whipple, and KB provide much specific data on the subject. I still think the secret sauce in in the electronic bypass. And I am still curious how it translates on the Whipple. I know the Magnuson and EForce TVS2650 blowers maintain the electronic bypass and Magnuson says that the parasitic loss is only 1/3HP at 60MPH (no boost). I am sure Whipple has this sorted as well though it'll certainly have a bit more loss with the bypass open. I guess the Corvette folks are a bit upset that Dodge build a good bit of headroom into the Hellcat system and Chevy apparently did not with the LT4. I think the numbers at the track and the success folks have had at turning up the wick on the cats bear this out. Maybe making the 4.5 even harder to justify. In know the TVS2650 is making my decision as to where I may go next a bit tougher. Yes the 2.9 Whipple is nice, but the TVS blowers street manners are so impeccable that I am not sure I want another twin screw. http://corvettec7fiasco.blogspot.com/2014/10/efficiency-of-dodge-hellcat.html
  25. I've got the 4" Aluminum DSS and no issues at all, except finding a safety loop to fit. Never had a vibration issue.