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  1. Stryder106

    East Mojave Heritage Trail mini report

    Nice write up - and thanks for getting out on the EMHT. I see you used my track and the supplement guides - thanks. It seems there is a bunch you skipped? Mailbox 1? Mailbox 3? Mailbox 2 (my track literally goes right to it)? Or did I misread your writeup? Aiken Mine area is nowhere near the...
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    Aftermarket seat options? Do they even exist anymore?

    Stellar response. Well done.
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    Aftermarket seat options? Do they even exist anymore?

    Yeah that'll be tough to overcome, unless you go old school and sit on a stack of towels. LOL
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    Aftermarket seat options? Do they even exist anymore?

    They do not have power seats. However, it may depend on how your particular seat mounts. I had a similar thought when I first got mine - I was thinking I could remove my power seats and mount the School-Mann's to the powered base. Unfortunately, my seat controls were actually integrated into my...
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    Aftermarket seat options? Do they even exist anymore?

    They make resistors that mimic the air bag sensors in the seats - put those inline and your vehicle thinks it still has those airbags in place. I had to do with mine - works like a charm.
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    Aftermarket seat options? Do they even exist anymore?

    Scheel-Mann Vario F - is ergonomic and orthopedic. The F variant has a lower side bolster than the R variant so it's easier ingress and egress. Awesome seat and I looked at pretty much everything on the market and the Scheel-Mann was hands down the best available. As for a race seat - I have one...
  7. Stryder106

    My 02 Avalanche NFE

    Absolutely no deformation at all. That is a very strong piece as the sail panel acts as a roller in the Avalanche.
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    My 02 Avalanche NFE

    Soon..........progress is being made.
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    My 02 Avalanche NFE

    HEY!! Thanks. Yah - it was a really nice article that ended up being her epitaph. So - where it ties into the roof - not welded. Made an angled plate and welded the tube to that. Used two sheet metal screw (on each one) to hold in place - then drilled for Grade 8 14mm bolts through the...
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    My 02 Avalanche NFE

    Thanks - much appreciated
  11. Stryder106

    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc - Finally has Index!

    Thanks. The water system is a 5 gallon manually pressurized (read that as hand pump) Life Saver Element jerry can that filters and kills all bacteria, virus, and parasites for 5000 gallons (or 20000Litres). I have 5 of those filters so I'm good for 25000gallons or 100000Litres. Pretty much can...
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc - Finally has Index!

    My old girl got some love - give it a read, before Brady knows what he did. LOL. https://expeditionportal.com/an-overland-chevy-avalanche/
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    My 02 Avalanche NFE

    Well - some love for the old girl - at least a GMT 800 got some attention https://expeditionportal.com/an-overland-chevy-avalanche/
  14. Stryder106

    Which truck for me?

    Like I said - both are good - each have advantages and disadvantages. My IFS is far from stock and I had put more than 48000 dirt miles on it with never a problem - but I'm also a maintenance fanatic. So - for the OP - my recommendation is - get which truck you like and whether it has IFS or SA...
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    Which truck for me?

    If you're carrying 100 gallons of extra fuel you had better have a 2500+. The original post specifically mentioned desert terrain as his dominant environment - and in that environment I would take an IFS any day - because a solid axle front for long distances on desert washboard isn't a whole...
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    Which truck for me?

    Hi - not wrong place at all. Fuel efficiency should be a concern as that efficiency will directly correlate to weight because you will need to have the fuel on board somehow to go distances deserts require (I've had to go as far as 408 miles between fuel stops). 500-700 lbs will go away really...
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    Which truck for me?

    I think in the instance Rayra is referring to for me - I likely would have broken the shock towers in a 2500 as they are roughly the same as a 1500. However, as Rayra mentioned, a 2500 brings a lot more to the table if you are starting from scratch.
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    Which truck for me?

    I'm interested in hearing this as well. The ONLY thing SA is better than IFS is rock crawling and huge articulation situations.
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc - Finally has Index!

    Tough crowd. I took 1000 pics - Overland Journal picked the pics they wanted to use. Did you read the online or the magazine? Magazine has a dual page spread. Longer version? Dude - that was a 12 TWELVE page article - it's the longest Overland Journal has ever run before. I have my gps files -...
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    Hey Vortec Guys! / Sierra pickup / Suburban / Yukon etc - Finally has Index!

    OK - I've waited long enough - not one of you have mentioned reading my article. I'm butt hurt.
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