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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    so when I tied the factory headlight harness back I also tied the DRL harness back too.... Finally getting rid of those pesky Day time running lights...the bulb sockets for the DRLs are burnt and warped where they wont seal to the housing any longer. I ordered some park/signal sockets and...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    the ground placement and the reason I installed HD harness. The oem plugs where like that for the high, low, and DRL
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    100/90w HD wire harness and 100w high beams HD wire harness from LMC, looks like something form Aliexpress but its all there and the harness is just long enough to run it in the factory position. pretty painless install, I also installed some 100 watt HELLA bulbs. I've heard goods and bads...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    any one know anything about these wheels I've seen a couple of trucks local with them and always thought they were OEM on some GMT400s but I guess not I cannot find anything about them.....If I go with the 255/85s on the suburban I would also like to go to a skinnier wheel like what's on the...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    I you install just the corvette servo it will quicken the 1-2 shift. and its super easy and cheap to do.
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    no more front axle noise.... so I took the long weekend and a couple more days to go out and use the truck for what its for, didn't catch many fish but got some miles in on the water didn't realize how out of shape I'm in..
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    ] LOL yeah the ripe old age of 32 when I had the stroke...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    Passenger side bearing is a SCH 208 Driver side bearing is a SCE 2010 or B 2010
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    Got it out I used a strap and pulled it until I started sliding the sub and jack stands on the concrete, pounded one side of a pickle fork behind the flange, and then beat it with the slide hammer about 30 whacks and it finally came out. Now I have the wrong short side bearing I guess a trip...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    After looking at some pictures of people rebuilding the a 8.25 clamshell I realize why the thrust washer is the way it is...some previous owner/mechanic tried to use a slide hammer to pull the long axle out and therefore screwed the washer. The below picture makes me realize what caused the...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    I figured out where the sliver came from its from what I would call a thrust washer with 2 ears on it....mine was cone shapped into the axle shaft housing no ears left on it..don't know what caused it but now I need to find one. Its #8 in the photo.
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    Thanks kevin yeah I don't know what happened there....Oh I would love to have an AWD Chevy express they are sweet expecially if you do the part time swap torsion bar keys in the front and 2500 suburban springs in the back I almost bet you could get a set of 285s on it.
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    I hit a road block with the short side shaft...the keeper must me messed up because I've beat on this thing for the past 3 hours and cannot get it to budge. I thought it was because the long side housing was off and the bushings were obsorbing the shock from the slide hammer so I installed the...
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    GM Dirt Dobbers 03 suburban build

    Started working on the front axle shaft bearing...tore into the long side first and I hope the short side is as easy... only worry is the sliver I found in the disconnect section of the housing... the bearing on the long side was bad but not that bad, the oil looked like 16 year old oil, no...
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