78 GMC k25 Lift - Page 8 - Jeep Cherokee Forum
Jeep Cherokee Forum


Other Vehicles. Other Jeep models & cars and trucks of other makes Talk any vehicle tech in here other than Cherokees.

78 GMC k25 Lift

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2015, 01:46 PM   #106
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Just did the "500" mile oil change on the motor actually at about 450 miles but close enough.

I do have a question however that is pretty amateur but ima ask anyways since this is my first motor break in: The motor oil looked pretty clean and shavings were minimal (and very very small) on the magnetic plug, i heard this is normal (i did not cut the first filter at a 50 mile change to look) but since im running Dino oil (Castroil 10w-40) for the first 2000 miles i was just wandering if it is normal for the oil to be a little darker and smell a tad burnt because its conventional oil? Ive changed many of oil but ive never ran oil like this. I will say that its not bad enough that im really concerned but just thought i would inquire.

Thanks!!
Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2015, 07:51 PM   #107
Member
 
DJeXeCute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 193

View DJeXeCute's Photo Album My Photos
Year: 1996
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6 H.O.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott M View Post
Just did the "500" mile oil change on the motor actually at about 450 miles but close enough.

I do have a question however that is pretty amateur but ima ask anyways since this is my first motor break in: The motor oil looked pretty clean and shavings were minimal (and very very small) on the magnetic plug, i heard this is normal (i did not cut the first filter at a 50 mile change to look) but since im running Dino oil (Castroil 10w-40) for the first 2000 miles i was just wandering if it is normal for the oil to be a little darker and smell a tad burnt because its conventional oil? Ive changed many of oil but ive never ran oil like this. I will say that its not bad enough that im really concerned but just thought i would inquire.

Thanks!!
I think your good to go bud
DJeXeCute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #108
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJeXeCute View Post
I think your good to go bud
Awesome! thanks for the response I havent drove it too much since i posted that. I did get a few responses on the chevy/gmc forumn and they had similiar answers. Thanks again.
Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #109
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

New to me front bumper. It was made to go on a 06 ford f250/350. i cut it where i wanted to and made custom brackets for it. PITA but i got it on there. Its not done still need to finish the headlight bars and sand it all down but its mounted on there big and ugly for now haha.

Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 10:11 AM   #110
CF Veteran
 
zebvance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: college station
Posts: 1,116

View zebvance's Photo Album My Photos
Year: 1988
Model: Comanche
Engine: 4.0
Default

Time for some light bars...
zebvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 07:51 AM   #111
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Update:

Now have 44" Ground Hawgs. Added zero rate springs on the front which move the axle forward 1.5" and lift the front 1". Still need to do some fender trimming but its coming along nicely. I picked up a trailer to tow the thing. No more highway driving for the truck. Just highway riding! haha

Umm thats all I can think of at the moment that has changed.





















Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2017, 08:23 AM   #112
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I picked up a back pipe bumper for the truck a couple of months ago. it was made for my truck however the PO of the truck had welded the stock bumper brackets to the inside of the frame. There was no way I was going to be able to get the metal seperated from the frame with out tearing it up so i elected to cut the brackets off the bumper and reweld them further spread apart so it mounts to the outside of the frame. I also adjusted their position so I could account for the body lift. It started off as a bumper with rust and old powder coat chipping off. I complete wire wheeled it down and use of air craft remover to get the diamond plate area paint off. then treated it with ospho and then primered it with self etching primer and then put a couple of heavy coats of black bedliner on it. this is how it came out....







and this one is with 1 coat of bedliner i painted the second bumper on (the above pics)

Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #113
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Been working on the front bumper. Not done but hopefully will be after this weekend weather permitting. I just really need to paint the bedliner on it and put it back on. this time its going back on hopefully straighter and stronger. the work ive done to this front bumper started off strong but after hours and days to get to this point just a hour or so a day past two weeks i have just been trying to get it together so its not the best job ever and wont be show quality but hopefully get a few more years out of it now. If it does it does if not oh well dont have much into it besides time haha





Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2017, 08:52 AM   #114
CF Veteran
 
zebvance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: college station
Posts: 1,116

View zebvance's Photo Album My Photos
Year: 1988
Model: Comanche
Engine: 4.0
Default

Defiantly like that a lot more with those bars cut off.
zebvance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 11:55 AM   #115
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Got it on... here is some pics





Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2017, 08:32 AM   #116
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Pretty exciting stuff happening this weekend, going to pick up a set of military 46s this weekend . Hopefully get them mounted asap get them on and then it will be time to trim!!
Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 08:54 AM   #117
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default



Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2017, 10:01 AM   #118
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Picked up a set of 20"x10" KMC brand wheels. I figure they are an older style (10+) years old or so. They have some pitting but I got what I think is a good deal on them and im not looking for perfection just a deal. hopefully get the tires mounted to them next week....

Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2017, 09:18 AM   #119
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Victoria Texas
Posts: 120

View Scott M's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Got the tires on the truck this weekend. I did a little bit of trimming in the areas that absolutly needed it just to get the tire on. I plan on trimming more right now its driveable with the trimming Ive done so far however riding up and down the beach it might still rub a bit so im going to go ahead and trim the rest soon. but for now they are on. also I am only trimming to the max of the inner fender in the front for now. If I rub bad I will modify and massage the inner fenders to get more clearance. I dont plan on doing any extreme flexing.

heres a few photos that I took....











Scott M is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3" lift with TC drop. Comments please. John T MODIFIED XJ Cherokee Tech 26 01-24-2017 09:42 AM
2005 grand cherokee brakes donp815 OEM Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here! 5 09-14-2015 10:46 AM
Question about front end lift on 2WD XJ Sandyman OEM XJ Cherokee Technical. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here 1 09-10-2015 09:21 AM
Rear End Too Heavy RedStar MODIFIED XJ Cherokee Tech 10 09-09-2015 12:45 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description: