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One Piece at a Time: My 1985 Diesel Suburban

  1. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I think you're right. We always use 85dB as the limit before requiring in-ear plugs. Even if the app is within +/-10% of actual, that's enough to be wary.

    I'll see if I can duplicate with another device.

    David
     
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  2. JoshHefnerX

    JoshHefnerX 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I will say I checked my phone against a standalone db meter and it was accurate up to about maybe 95 and then the reading skewed.
     
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  3. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Interesting, now I'm curious about mine.
     
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    4door99 Under Construction Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Mine too. With the old wranglers the road noise was tolerable. But with the IROKs on there's a huge difference. I need to check it.
     
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  5. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I just wear earplugs for on the road in the Maiden
     
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  6. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    We drove to the deer lease yesterday, which is not far from Katemcy.

    It was warm out, and we were decently loaded. The cooler stack keeeps everything 190-200 with the AC on, and the fan clutch engages promptly at 205. Everything was well behaved. The new sound insulation greatly reduces drone, but my need for new door seals is obvious as there is a ton of ambient road noise.

    For those on Instagram, we've done a couple of live streaming sessions during the drive - good scenery and all - and will do more tomorrow and Saturday when we're on the granite.

    David
     
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  7. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Instagram name?
     
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  8. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That would be handy.

    willomet_motor_and_fab

    David
     
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  9. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I tried to watch both videos yesterday, and missed them both haha. Maybe next time.
     
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  11. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm calling this Moab prep.
    IMG_9736.jpg



    There's some gnarly junk out here.

    David
     
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    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looks like fun stuff
     
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    sreidmx Fortify Offroad Vendor

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    Big junk too!! Burb swallowing stuff looks like
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool vid!
     
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    4door99 Under Construction Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very nice video! The suburban is looking great, sounding great and performing amesome in the beautiful Texas hill country. :saweet:


    I've got to catch up and wheel with y'all!
     
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  16. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Lots of stacked granite, and several slabs and domes. It's fairly wide open and as technical as you want to make it. Our group is sticking to the 'moderate' difficulty trails, which is just fine by me.
    Thank you, and yes, we need to go wheeling. These rocks aren't going anywhere.

    We're back out on the trail around 930/10 today.

    David
     
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    ZooMad75 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Happened to catch one of the Live feeds of your ride yesterday. Very cool. Plus I was super jealous since I was sitting at work. I love the level of detail you've poured into the Burb. Great work!
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Really appreciate that man! Those live feeds are pretty cool, and we had enough signal out here to do a couple from the trail. Glad to be back on the trail.
    IMG_9755.JPG

    Gotta air up in the morning and hit the highway. Big week of work ahead, plus I need to order a new tie rod.

    David
     
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  19. noJeepshere

    noJeepshere I Drive Trains! Premium Member

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    That's an awesome picture.
     
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    4door99 Under Construction Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep! That's a calendar pic.
     
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