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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. figuring estimated HP

    here is a formula for figuring flywheel hp as an estimate based off duty cycle and size of injectors injector size x duty cycle / BSFC x # of...

    Started by George C‎, 12-11-2008 12:06 AM
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  2. What sockets does everyone use or prefer? My new SK's...

    I had bought a set from Home Depot that were actually decent. Husky brand, black, etched sizes on the side, very easy to read. Except they wouldn't...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 06-29-2008 05:48 PM
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    10-06-2010, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Torque Wrench

    I want to get my dad a torque wrench for fathers day, and he commented on how he likes the Digital ones. Anyone think a mechanical one is better than...

    Started by ducky‎, 06-10-2009 05:07 PM
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  5. 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 10:32 PM
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    08-02-2012, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 04:53 PM
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    09-23-2012, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Battery Relocate - The Beauty of Optima

    So as some of you may know I relocated the battery to where the spare tire typically goes. I used a Taylor relocation kit with 1 gauge wire. The...

    Started by DamnYankee‎, 07-10-2008 10:55 PM
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    05-01-2009, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  8. Mac Gruber tool

    Mac Grubered this to remove valve springs , works slicker than snot , 2 springs at once , no pulling , just tighten bolt and loosen bolt . Copied...

    Started by Chevy366‎, 11-08-2008 07:42 PM
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    11-05-2010, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  9. Tap and bit ?

    going to use a -10an for my drain on the turbo, i need help on what size bit and tap to use and where to get it at. I already have the -10an fitting...

    Started by mean05‎, 03-19-2009 09:59 AM
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    05-19-2009, 03:21 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 12:48 PM
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    11-16-2011, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Need a band saw

    Hey guys, in the market for a band saw. I'd like to be able to cut a decent size tube/pipe, maybe up to 4" to 4.5". Auto-stop/shut-off would be...

    Started by farmtruc‎, 05-19-2009 05:47 PM
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    09-12-2009, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  12. Poll Poll: Lets finish this arguement with a popularity contest

    Very Simple its a poll on what we all think is the best way to go on tuning. The choices are simple HP tuners, EFI Live, LS1 edit, Hand Held Unit,...

    Started by kerrige‎, 05-10-2010 01:45 PM
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    11-08-2010, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Poll Poll: Which Radar detector do you prefer and/or recommend?

    I have looked at a few and considering the huge difference in prices and features i wanna hear what you think. best bang for your buck I'm thinking...

    Started by kerrige‎, 12-16-2010 04:52 PM
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  14. 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 12:22 PM
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  15. Best Scan Tool

    I need to buy a scan tool. I narrowed it down to these three. All three are from MATCO: MPS700, 3160 or 1403....

    Started by Chevy-Art‎, 10-10-2010 09:22 PM
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    03-11-2011, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 08:56 AM
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    08-28-2011, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  17. New Addition for the Garage

    Been wanting a Matco for years but just couldnt justify the price for a new one. Found this at a local pawn shop for $800. Its seen some use but...

    Started by Sizzle Chest‎, 05-16-2009 04:58 PM
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    10-21-2009, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 03:21 PM
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    05-01-2015, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Balancer removal we built.

    Was not happy with using the 3 jaws puller any more, so we built this set up. Works great on stock LS dampeners, could easily be modified to fit...

    Started by Trick1‎, 02-20-2011 11:55 AM
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    02-26-2011, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 10:02 AM
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    09-29-2012, 09:08 AM Go to last post

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