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The best tools for the trade and helpful tips on how to use them.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tire height and RPM calculator

    It seems like people are always trying to find out which gears with what tire heights will work best for their application. Well here is a good link...

    Started by DBRODS‎, 06-24-2009 02:03 AM
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  1. Drill Press research

    Doing research on drill presses and wanted to get some opinions on a good drill press. I intend to use it on iron, aluminum, mild steel, maybe some...

    Started by cjriojas‎, 09-26-2011 03:53 AM
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    07-21-2019, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  2. Specialty LSx tools, Bubba/DIY

    some of my DIY custom/bubba-fied LSx tooling! Recently built an uber cheesy 17mm core plug/block drain tool for a quick and dirty plug removal...

    Started by BRAAP‎, 08-12-2009 02:21 PM
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  3. Need help with Engine stand

    Hello Guys, Noob here tryin to get my motor up on the stand this weekend and and the support arms started bending pretty badly. I put some pics...

    Started by penutbuter‎, 11-11-2013 03:02 PM
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    12-02-2013, 04:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Hp Tuners Pro

    Just got in my new hp tuner pro suite , I'm a tuner now

    Started by CHEVROLADE‎, 09-27-2012 08:59 PM
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    12-04-2012, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  5. good deal on a mac socket set

    Mac tool truck stopped by the shop and I got a quote on a wrench set 1/4-15/16 for 236.00! I sat the wrenches down gently and walked away. Later...

    Started by jansen‎, 11-12-2012 10:23 AM
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    11-12-2012, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Lightbulb Bigger oil filter for Gen 4 truck

    The factory oil filters on LS engine are pretty small IMO. I found out that Mobil 1 oil filter M1-212 will also fit our engines in place of the...

    Started by GraniteBlueNNBS‎, 11-01-2012 11:54 AM
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    11-04-2012, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  7. Post Scanners

    Wanted to see what you guys/girls are using for bidirectional scanners that can monitor all cars/trucks. Tell me what you have, what it can/can't do,...

    Started by blacstar‎, 08-07-2012 09:02 AM
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    09-29-2012, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  8. Launch?

    Well i finally got my truck stalled and more or less finished im waiting on my retune but other than that truck runs great. The only thing i was...

    Started by darnie1987‎, 09-14-2012 03:53 PM
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    09-23-2012, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  9. Drilling stainless steel

    hey guys, we install quite a bit of o2 bungs before the tuning process, some setups have nice stainless and other have mild steel exhaust. our...

    Started by farmtruc‎, 09-16-2011 09:57 AM
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    09-06-2012, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Does anyone use Ridgid cordless tools?

    I'm about to replace my DeWalt cordless stuff with something new. Curious if anyone uses Ridgid stuff and if so, what your opinion of it is? Also...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 11-29-2010 09:32 PM
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    08-02-2012, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  11. easiest way to swap engine, tranny, and transfer case still bolted together

    i picked up my 6.0 swap still connected its 4l80e, and transfer case.. the truck it was on was wrecked and the pulled the body off, how hard is that...

    Started by jplowman2005‎, 06-17-2012 06:46 PM
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    06-26-2012, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Scan Tool PLX Kiwi Bluethooth & Torque Pro Software

    Just want to share my Experience with the PLX Kiwi Bluethooth device paired with Torque Pro for Android OS (Samsung Galaxy II) For the ones that...

    Started by 2boosted‎, 01-02-2012 02:57 PM
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    06-13-2012, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Tubing bender, and flare kit?

    I want to do a nice job with my ls1 swap lines brake, trans, gas and fuel lines. What are you guys using to bend and flare your hard lines? I am...

    Started by TRPLXL2‎, 03-10-2012 07:23 PM
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    05-23-2012, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  14. help....need a balancer installer

    so i sold the asp crank pulley removal was fine,,but im trying to install the oem crank pulley back on ...ive done this like 10x already im tired of...

    Started by CHEVROLADE‎, 09-13-2011 06:13 PM
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    04-19-2012, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  15. tech 2

    Im looking for one for my truck and shop getting built. Anyone know where i can get one for free? Lol i know funny... One for a decent price would be...

    Started by Venom‎, 02-24-2012 11:48 PM
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  16. Shock sizing question

    Hey guys I currently have an 03 GMC Sierra short bed with a 6.0 swap, I'm currently doing 2-4in drop would like to know what shock other than a...

    Started by Jvela‎, 02-06-2012 03:57 PM
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    02-10-2012, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Should I buy?

    Should I go get this right now? They have one left from the Black Friday sale left in store for under 400 out the door. ...

    Started by pl4yboy‎, 11-30-2011 11:22 AM
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  18. cleaning inside of header

    hey guys, i'm looking for a grinding ball stone on a flexible shaft. Something I can put down a header tube , spin it on a drill, and clean off...

    Started by farmtruc‎, 10-21-2011 11:48 AM
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  19. Tailgate noise...

    I hate rattles and noises when driving. There are two things that are annoying with the Silverado tailgates: 1.) The stock location of the...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 09-13-2011 11:29 AM
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    09-14-2011, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool lets talk about a good starter tig welder

    I am looking for a good starter (ie sub $1000) tig welder, this is going to be for home and primarily used for alm. The type of things i plan on...

    Started by beingblueeyes‎, 08-07-2011 07:56 AM
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    08-28-2011, 09:31 AM Go to last post

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