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Old 07-18-2014, 04:29 AM
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New member and first dually

Bought it used in April to tow with. 2012 w 28,000? mi that needed HD steering dampener. Adding the HD dampener helped some.

Truck empty was road walking bad with tire psi at 70 as set by Dealer. With the help of a really smarter than me tire guy, we weighed and calculated loads per axle and tire. Then we dropped the psi to above calculated minimums and road walk virtually ceased. Rides fine now.

We copied the air dam lights from another rig we saw. In spare time, that took about 2 weeks to get done.

Last on the list is some kind of light bar set up. This truck lives in deer/hog country and the stock head lights are not much help.

Great Forum! Excellent resource. Glad I found it.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:34 AM
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Welcome to the site andvery nice lookin truck! Love the lights. I beleive there is a "chicken lights" thread somewere on the site. Ill see if I can find it.
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Welcome to the org, that is a beautiful rig ya got there

Here is the chicken lights thread
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:54 PM
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Welcome. I am looking at doing the same thing with the 3/4" LED on my front valence. I have a light addiction so I probably won't stop there.

As far as better headlights go, LED headlights are the current new thing. Many guys are ditching their HID setups for the new LED headlight and foglight bulbs. I am running 4300K HID headlights and the 30" single row LED bar that I put in the grille will outshine them easily.




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Old 07-22-2014, 07:47 PM
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Welcome. I am looking at doing the same thing with the 3/4" LED on my front valence. I have a light addiction so I probably won't stop there.

As far as better headlights go, LED headlights are the current new thing. Many guys are ditching their HID setups for the new LED headlight and foglight bulbs. I am running 4300K HID headlights and the 30" single row LED bar that I put in the grille will outshine them easily.
Thanks for the headlight advice. Much appreciated..

As to the amber lights, we settled on Maxxima. And for patterns, we played with orange dots till the beer ran out. Tying into the headlight was a chore. I think the passenger light side had more room but figured that out to late.

You tied the light bar to up fitter switch?
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I'm out of upfitters. I added a couple switches. One is for the light bar and the other is for high idle. The silver knob is the rheostat for the high idle. The red LED comes on when the backup lights are on.


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Old 07-23-2014, 01:43 AM
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I'm out of upfitters. I added a couple switches. One is for the light bar and the other is for high idle. The silver know is the rheostat for the high idle. The red LED comes on when the backup lights are on.

Very nice work!
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Nice Rig you've got there. I like the lights.
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Nice Rig you've got there. I like the lights.

Thanks. We played with played with orange dots and settled on a pattern after a few beers. Lights are 3/4" maxxima LEDs. String is tied to drivers side running lights. I posted a thread that shows how we did it. Hunt me down if you decide to add lights.
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