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CaptKirk last won the day on August 1 2015

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  1. Very nice! Sharp truck, I like that concrete color too.
  2. Haven't purchased yet. But I'm looking for a '12-15, after they did the facelift but still with the 4.0 v6. I heard the new ones are weak on power and the trans is constantly searching. Plus I don't like the new front end they put on them. Another positive side to the older 4.0 v6's is theres a company that's been making very competent, bolt-on, fully tuned blowers for them for years.
  3. I'm pretty sure I see you cruising around from time to time. If you see someone wave in the future out of a blue mk4 Supra or a white Tacoma it's me
  4. Thanks guys. I was able to argue the value up to 10,700 with CCC1. The biggest thing that helped was having pictures, and showing receipts and work done to try and prove better value than "average private". Once they came up to "dealer retail" on a few line items that really helped. As of now the 'average mileage' is 170K, so if yours is under this that will help out a lot too.
  5. Geico is using CCC1 too. I'll attach the report to this thread for now, let me know what you see? It does seem to be taking the SS into account... I'm mad at how little they're giving me for the updated suspension, brakes, and wheels that were on it. I easily could convince a dealer to pay more for the truck with these things on it...more than a few hundred for everything, I'm sure. This CCC1 company is BS. I did get them to come up a bit on the condition with the pictures I added to the claim. So base value is up around 8700 now, but I know the condition of the truck inside and out would
  6. Hey everyone - so my SS was stolen out of my driveway a week and a half ago. Had a hell of a time with Onstar and now insurance is trying to lowball me. First off, if you happen to spot it, let me know, but I REALLY doubt it. Black 2003, dark tint, soft tonneau, TX2K15 sticker on rear window, exhaust, clear corner headlight housings, HIDs, 22" chrome reps. Secondly - Has anybody gone through trying to value our trucks to insurance and had them come up on their appraisal? I have been giving them all sorts of receipts for the mods and extended maintenance I did that *should* actually add valu
  7. oh wow, surprised I didn't find that in all my googling. I will definitely keep the ARP hardware in mind. Once I have the extra cash I'd like to go in and do CAI, LTs, a real exhaust, and a tune. I'll add the header bolts onto that plan for sure. Thanks for yalls help once again. Hopefully others find this thread worthwhile
  8. I used these: http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5789562&cc=1412042&jsn=10431
  9. Good point. The replacements that came looked to be pretty stout and the heads were 12mm instead of 10. No wonder they're always snapping off if the torque spec takes them close to failure....Although wouldn't be the first thing that's designed to start falling apart once the warranty expires, that's basically an engineer's job in a lot of industries.
  10. Well, decided to save myself the cost and do it on my own. I would have been completely done in about 1.5 hours if it wasn't for the broken studs. It's a pretty simple job once you take out the fender liners. The passenger side is a breeze and the firewall bolt on the driver side can be had at if you have a swivel and about 2 feet of extensions. Two studs were broken though, unfortunately the two furthest against the firewall on driver side where I was hearing the ticking from. I was able to get one out with vice grips (they both snapped right at the bolt head so there was some sticking ou
  11. quotes for labor coming in around 350 to do gaskets.... some say contingent on there being none broken off
  12. http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,2003,silverado+1500,6.0l+v8,1412042,exhaust,exhaust+manifold+gasket,5400?a=Referer+www.google.com+URL+%2F Every other picture shows both gaskets for the same price as ACDelco, but ACDelco only shows one. If I order the ACDelco, do I need two of these PNs? I am gonna do gaskets and bolts on both sides, might as well.
  13. lol, I was starting to think someone had the truck rebuilt at a chopshop and washed the title, that's good to know, I have way more metric tools.... Didn't know all the american makers were also metric, never owned one or worked on one lol. I bought tool sets with both cause I thought the truck would be standard Thanks for the budget friendly tip. Considering I dont really have the time that it seems it will take to take off/break/weld nuts onto broken shanks, etc, I'll probably just take new gaskets and a fresh bolt set to a shop.. hahahah, that's "lucky".... no thanks. apprec
  14. So I got a good look at it today and brought along a stethoscope. Good news is I didn't hear any ticking through the stethoscope from the heads or anywhere else, there was a slight howling sound but I think that was just belt/wind/fluid noise being transferred in. Also, I now can see that I am definitely missing one of the manifold bolts, and it looks like there's a slight mark of blow-by right above it. The way it looks, it could also be from coincidental dirty fluid draining down from up top to the same spot...but I'm pretty sure it's blow-by. So assuming its an exhuast leak...few c
  15. Oh, wow. speaking of miscommunications! I had no idea why you were offering that up but, yeah, I see what you mean.
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