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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 03:03 AM
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  1. First one to post!

    For guys, the best tools are duct tape and a hammer! :LOL: Nah j/k guys. Always have your impact available with all standard sockets and...

    Started by Melissa@NelsonPerformance‎, 06-25-2008 05:36 PM
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    06-30-2008, 10:17 AM Go to last post
  2. Stripped screw or bolt removal (helpful tip)

    While changing a solenoid in my transmission a torx style bolt stripped out. To avoid having to drill and tap it out, i cut a slot across the head...

    Started by 567234ta‎, 06-26-2008 12:15 AM
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    07-01-2008, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Talking filling engine with radiator fluid after replacing the water pump,thermostat,hoses

    easy way to fill up the engine with coolant,use the upper radiator hose to fill up engine,pull it off radiator,use funnel and fill the engine up,also...

    Started by low99on22s‎, 07-07-2008 12:37 AM
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    07-10-2008, 12:25 AM Go to last post
  4. Recommendation: Fire Extinguisher(s)

    I got these off Amazon. After seeing the twin turbo burn up and a couple of videos of vehicles catch on fire, I figured it would be cheap insurance...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 07-25-2008 07:40 PM
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    07-26-2008, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  5. Got a decent deal at work today...

    50' of basically new air hose. Campbell Hausfeld 1/2" impact Campbell Hausfeld 3/8" ratchet (long one) Craftsman 3/8" ratchet (short one) ...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 08-19-2008 06:11 PM
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    08-20-2008, 04:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Thumbs up Cooler a/c for $1 (and 6 zipties) 99-present

    Cooler a/c for $1 (and 6 zipties) 99-present - GMFullsize Forums Worth doing!!!:beerchug:

    Started by MrLM7‎, 08-23-2008 03:37 AM
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    08-31-2008, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  7. run your car on water

    they didnt hide the plans very well.... Run Your Car on Water - Download Page

    Started by banker099‎, 07-16-2008 01:06 PM
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    08-31-2008, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Cleaning Heads?

    I am fixing to start cleaning my heads off the 5.3 going in my truck and was wondering what chemicals to use? I have a parts washer and we usually...

    Started by aarolar‎, 07-05-2008 01:40 PM
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    09-01-2008, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  9. Shocks

    I got mine done pretty quickly, but mainly asking this out of my own curiosity. When I was removing the top nut on the front shocks on the drivers...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 06-26-2008 10:17 PM
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    09-03-2008, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Just wanting to know if this is worth it

    Looking at this spring compression tool wondering if it worth it or if there is a better or still quality and cheaper one. Here is the...

    Started by SLO TRUCK‎, 09-06-2008 03:54 AM
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    09-06-2008, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  11. what type of other tools do you have?

    anyone do anything besides automotive work? i do woodworking and construction and have a bunch of tools for it. Love my table saw :)

    Started by 567234ta‎, 09-29-2008 11:15 PM
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    10-06-2008, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Ls1 N2O plate on newer truck

    I found out the hard way that the 2 are different. The Truck has a hole on the top left if your looking at the butterfly. That's the oil breather....

    Started by ff_jeff‎, 10-08-2008 09:24 PM
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    10-20-2008, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  13. RPM calculator

    MOTOR - A Rear Axle Calculator this is what i use to pick gears and tire size over the years

    Started by George C‎, 10-25-2008 02:48 PM
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  14. sizing injectors

    While there are many different types and styles of injectors on the market today, its important to note that all manufactors use the same basic...

    Started by George C‎, 12-10-2008 11:47 PM
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    12-16-2008, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Crank Bolt Thread Size

    i need a tap for the crank bolt...the threads in mine are a little bugered up eeping me from tightening the crank pulley all the way down....i just...

    Started by mean05‎, 12-20-2008 05:48 PM
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    12-21-2008, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  16. mount ls1 on stand

    ok guys this is my first time mounting an engine to a stand.... i have an 02 ls1 and an Ac Delco engine stand i just got from a friend... what kind...

    Started by 05chevyguy‎, 12-30-2008 08:01 PM
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    12-30-2008, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Just FYI

    Summit brand air filters are K&N renamed, may have already known this but I just found out today when mine arrived in the mail...

    Started by aarolar‎, 09-03-2008 08:17 PM
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    01-24-2009, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  18. GM Connectors

    This helped when looking for the connector to repair part of my harness. | pi | wiring-connectors | ACDelco TechConnect

    Started by brian1987‎, 12-20-2008 07:35 PM
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    01-26-2009, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Socket to remove seats?

    I want to get a set of racing seats and harnesses for my truck, but I don't know the exact size of the socket or where to get it to remove the seats....

    Started by 1_fastsilverado‎, 07-10-2008 12:35 AM
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    02-25-2009, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  20. My wife is cool...

    So the transmissions breaks, which means a bunch of out-of-pocket money. I know the whole performance thing takes it's toll on my wife and something...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 12-04-2008 08:01 PM
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    03-12-2009, 10:39 AM Go to last post

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