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About BenKey

  • Birthday 12/09/1965

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  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Arrival Blue
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
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  • Delivering Dealership
    Pete Moore Chevrolet
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  • Modifications
    Too much to list here.

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    White Plains, MD
  • Interests
    NASCAR, Bass Fishing, sport trucks

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  1. I went with the 317 route back when I got my heads done, nearly 9yrs ago. They are stage III, TEA. I don't remember much else being available when I was tinkering with my truck. Flow numbers were pretty awesome. Not sure if you wanted to spend money on that much work. You guys making the recs for using 91 done any logging to check your KR? Just curious. I know my truck only likes 93, but overall setups may be different.
  2. Do you think this will cause issues with your next emissions test? I know MD makes you do it every year.
  3. All I do with my truck is tow and I have a 2600 stall and it acts nearly like stock. Not the same I know, but should be pretty close. Manners may be slightly different with your motor setup vs mine. I use a B&M cooler.
  4. Almost sounds like your driveshaft has a wobble or the angle is off a little.
  5. Dave...what's going on? I was wondering if you were still around. Still have the truck? I think you are right. It was BSER.
  6. Hmmm...the BenKey cam...that would have been one member that used to have that in their sig. Made the custom roll pan for the truck. Can't remember his name off the top of my head. Lives in OK.
  7. Thanks. Hopefully I didn't steer you wrong? How are your headers holding out? Mine are doing pretty good. I remember being the guinea pig for using them on an AWD. Thanks. My last Memorial Day on active duty. Never thought 29+yrs would go by this fast. Just to give an idea, what is the size of the factory belt? My belt is not factory size due to some modifications.
  8. http://www.SilveradoSS.com/forums/topic/6247-modification-info/?p=104050 Post #13
  9. Hey all! It has been quite a few years that I made it to these parts and glad to see that the site still thrives and at least some of the people I remember are still around. Really surprised that you all let that Zippy-dude stay here I still have my truck and it is still in its heavily modified state and has been running pretty good. It still has less than 40k miles on it and only use it now to pull my boat to the Potomac river on weekends or if I need to haul something. My wallet would not support me using it to drive to work in Washington DC traffic. Luckily I have a car that was left to me in a divorce a few years back. Anyway, I want to add a new alternator but was unsure as to which one was working really well for everyone. I know there is a factory 145A direct replacement model to replace my factory 105A. Does this work for '03 models? I have read some posts on here that there are differences between the models and just want to make sure if I went that route I would have everything I needed if I had to modify something. Has anyone tried the DB Electric 220A model, and if so, how has it been working for you? they claim direct replacement for factory with no mods needed. I also have a feeling that my belt tensioner has grown tired after 11yrs and is a little weak. I shredded a belt a couple of years back and noticed how easy it was to put the new belt on. It hasn't caused me any problems but every time I put a little gas into it I think back to the time it shredded and wonder if it is going to do it again. I thought I remembered back i the '05-'06 timeframe someone going to a better aftermarket version and would like to look into that before giving into the factory design. If anyone has any experience in that area, please provide info. And the last thing...I was deployed overseas when the recall came out for the gauge cluster replacement. I really need to get that fixed as nearly all of my gauges are fixed in some strange position and don't really work at all. Has anyone done this on their own or is this a dealership thing only? I could see them possibly saying they needed to touch the BCM or PCM when this is done, but not sure if that is true or not? Anyway, hope everyone has been doing well. Thanks for the time and responses. Happy Memorial Day!
  10. Glad to see you guys are keeping this idea going. I'll be joining again.
  11. Been around. I have stopped in a time here and there, but nowhere close to how I used to. Getting ready to head overseas for a year.
  12. To get mine off I used just a regular valve spring compressor from NAPA - cost about $7. It's just a small prybar. To put the new ones on I used one of the compressors that clamp onto the spring with a turn handle at the top. Very easy to use. Tbryne used to sell a quality one. The downside of those type is if you don't get a good one they will piss you off. Great tip with the pen magnets. Use them to pull out the locks just when you release tension off of them. I also used the magnets to help me guide them back in place when I was putting the springs back in. I also used the TDC method and compressed air.
  13. Sure, anything for the military - 15%.
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