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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bob Hogan, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Huskidrive

    Huskidrive Active Member

    All is well here in NJ. The Mighty Dodge is doing well also. I bought a pistol grip shifter and installed that, and hooked up my satellite radio. I washed out the engine compartment and it looks good as new again!
     
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  2. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Moderator Staff Member

    Morn'n
    6 AM here in NH, and I'm heading back to CT now. I have to be at work this afternoon.
    It was a beautiful weekend weather wise here in the Mountains, sunny 70's. Lots of tourists though, Leaf Peepers mostly, but a ton of Hikers as well.
     
  3. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Moderator Staff Member

    I installed a couple of simple suspension upgrades on Montana yesterday...

    I added a Roadmaster Active Suspension kit out back, and a heavy duty 1.125" ADDCO sway bar up front. I liked the fact that the truck was already setup for a sway bar, predrilled and tabbed, ready to go. It made for an easy nut & bolt install!

    Right now I have a good heavy load of stone, concrete, brick, steel, cast iron, and heavy lumber loaded in the bed of the truck, so I can only say how it feels at the present time with a bed full of heavy tools and equipment, etc. I did test drive it before and after adding the sway bar however. In either case the ride quality and handling are very much improved. I purposely took it for a quick test drive around a few sharp curves in the area that are banked the wrong way. Even with the bed empty, these particular corners put the suspension to a test at speed. You can really feel the weight of the truck leaning into them, and it's not a very good feeling.
    Today however, hitting those same curves at speed with the bed loaded, I felt very confident, if not comfortable. Of course, adding the heavy duty 1.125" sway bar after the first test drive was just another obvious step forward in handling performance here.
    The ride was very smooth, but then again, Montana's buckboard ride is almost always improved when you have some actual weight on the suspension. I'm dropping this load off at my home in NH this coming Monday, so we'll and see how things have changed when heading back to CT with an empty bed later in the week. This will provide me with a better gage of what exactly has changed in terms of ride quality and handling performance.... so more to follow here next week!

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  4. Huskidrive

    Huskidrive Active Member

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  5. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great turn out.... Awesome nice day also? Hope you got lots of good comments on your ride?
     
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  6. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Looks nice and heavy duty... :)
     
  7. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Very cool looking ride !!!! Love them wheels.... Nostalgic Drag racing is just the best.. I like the Big Show... But these folks are just so down to earth.... :)
    Hope the weather was not to bad?
    Did they have a good turn out?
     
  8. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Oh, Almost forgot..... Knee Surgery went well... Doing great.... Up and around.... Ok, Kind of...lol...
    Got to get out and get some things done.... But not going to push it... Doc said, put it to work but dont try acting like your 25 years old...
    I am not sure what he met? "Do old people stuff".... Something about, No Hiking, Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Dirt bike riding, Leg presses, Wrestling, kneeling, And so on and so forth.... Guess I can go work on something.... lol
     
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  9. Huskidrive

    Huskidrive Active Member

    At least the doctor didn't say "Ditch the manual and get an automatic"! LOL
     
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  10. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    RIGHT!!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha
     
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  11. 67r/t4speeder

    67r/t4speeder Well-Known Member

    Huge turn out, swap was bigger than expected too.
     
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  12. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Awesome.... Like to see that kind of support... :)
     
  13. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm back up and on the move... Slowly of course.... LOL
     
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  14. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Moderator Staff Member

    Wow... am I late to the party.
    Looks like a great turn out at the show Chris, thanks for posting the pic's.
    Good to hear that Bobby is back up and moving again as well. :)

    Well, I had to be at work in CT Thursday morning, so I left my place in NH at 5:am Thursday with an empty bed.
    I really thought that the suspension was going to feel even stiffer now than before with the addition of the Roadmaster Kit, but it was actually smoother. All the bumps were still there, but at least they weren't jarring the fillings out of my teeth now, and the front suspension never bottomed out once. No hopping and skipping across those Massachusetts washboards either, very well controlled. I only swore once on the ride back.

    The ride up with the bed loaded was really under control too. The trucks buckboard suspension has always been happier with a load on it, but was still subject to objections when crossing Mass.... not this time though.

    That said, I'm very happy with the performance of the Roadmaster kit and the new front Sway Bar.
    Time to load up the sleigh again now, in preparation for my next trip north.
     
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  15. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    Good To hear all that worked out for the better... Always nice to have a good feel to the ride!!!
    Keep on moving that stuff, Your running out of time.... lol
     
  16. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Moderator Staff Member

    Already loading up for the next run
     
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  17. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    You got your Snow Chains? Rite?.....
    :)>>>>
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  18. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Moderator Staff Member

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  19. Huskidrive

    Huskidrive Active Member

    I like these chains! 255287_231524273616855_1620321_n.jpg
     
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  20. Bob Hogan

    Bob Hogan Well-Known Member

    I_Agree
     

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