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|2005 mfg. 8/04 Cheby Duramax 6.6L LLY Joe Isuzu|
More pics and details of home fabrications on the Duramax
Riverchucky's Duramax replaced a well worn-out '86 Toyota Landcruiser wagon. After hauling tons of construction materials, whitewater river gear, dogs and people, it was time to upgrade to something that could haul the load. At best, the Landcruiser would only get 11 -12 mpg, and dang-it, if I was only going to get that kind of fuel mileage, I wanted some friggin' power!
The Duramax not only has lots of power, it's much better with fuel economy and it's a helluva lota fun to drive!
More often than not, the access roads to river locations are rough dirt roads with deep ruts, in and out of steep river canyons. Being able to haul a full load of gear and people comfortably, was first and foremost.
Any stock vehicle has it's short comings, including a new Duramax. Thus the need for modifications and add-ons to suit our needs. Some of the mods were fabricated myself. "Have mig welder, chop saw & grinder, will fabricate."
All mods on this vehicle were intended with functionality in mind, not looks. The bonus, as it turned out, it looks cool as well, 'course, that's my opinion.
Lastest thrill. . .smokin' ricers!
As for the pics, it still looks new. . .for now.
Rack-it lumber rack, extra crossbars and custom fabricated step rails (fabricated by Riverchucky)
Wind deflector for noise abatement (fabricated by Riverchucky)
Tailgate gap cover (fabricated by Rivechucky)
H2 Chromed wheels & Michelin LTX A/S 265/70R17
'06 Elephant ear mirrors
Westin wheel-to-wheel tube steps
Rino lined bed
Husky mud guards
Xpel 3M protective film on hood (a great alternative to the plastic add-on type), door edges and all lamps
Weathertech window shields
Rear view backup camera
back up lamps
Sylvania Silverstar lamps and Britebox
Wet Okole neoprene seat covers front and back seats
Husky floor liners
Pioneer AVIC-N2 Nav/CD/DVD/XM, Multi-disk system
Nicktane prefilter system - the ultimate in fuel filtration (Thank's Nick!)
Magnaflow 4" stainless exhaust and MBRP 4" stainless cat deletion unit
Super Diesel Tie rod sleeves
EGR denial plate
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|Created:||01-10-2006 06:01 PM|
|Last Modified:||06-05-2006 06:14 PM|
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