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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:59 pm   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

Did you have them check the rims for cracks when they did the rotate?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:20 am   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

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Did you have them check the rims for cracks when they did the rotate?


I got your post after it came back from the shop. Will do at next drop off.

Sounds like you avoided some serious happenings by catching your defects early.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:36 am   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

Ocsmb wrote:
ANZAC wrote:
Did you have them check the rims for cracks when they did the rotate?


I got your post after it came back from the shop. Will do at next drop off.

Sounds like you avoided some serious happenings by catching your defects early.


Yes, I was quite freaked out, 3 out of 4 had cracks. One wheel the center of the rim could have easily just broken free. This was after a long trip home when I bought the van, I would never have thought to check the rims but for the discussion on tire load rating here. In the process of getting rid of the D rated tires and moving to E rated, I found the cracked rims. Easy to see with the naked eye.

Anyway good luck, looks like a great rig!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:23 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Stopped at Aluminess and Kenny and the crew took good care of me.

Wife got me the roof rack and rear swing arm locks as an early bday gift. I'm a lucky dude.

Also picked up a Kyocera kd135 from webbmac. Really great guy with an awesome Chevy smb 4x4 diesel. He was kind enough to let me permanently borrow his kids' portable crib you see below which our toddler loves. Containment is half the battle!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:28 pm   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

Your van just gets nicer/better every day...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:42 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Thx Jamie!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:53 pm   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

By the way I am super happy with my Kryocera 135...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:05 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Drone and in cabin noise is down a lot, maybe 80%? with the resonator installed. Sounds similar to stock even under load.

Turbo back exhaust $290
Heat wrap, clamps, spray $100
Resonator $100
Weld & install resonator $75

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:43 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Just picked up this lil fella from Atlantic British to accompany the honda 2000 gen. Fits snug in the Galley box.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:14 am   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

Nice, how much are those?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:46 am   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

daveb wrote:
Nice, how much are those?


Lil steep because of shipping. About $40 shipped. Might make sense to buy 2 to spread shipping costs.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:05 pm   Post subject: Re: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3

If you get a chance can you post the true measurements? I'm having my Aluminess rear box rebuilt and those might be worth building around.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

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If you get a chance can you post the true measurements? I'm having my Aluminess rear box rebuilt and those might be worth building around.


Nice meeting you Dave. Hope you make Anza.

As you already know my rig is at SMB, so I can't measure it till Friday.

It's the same as this one:
http://www.deutscheoptik.com/product_in ... ts_id=1968

12.25” x 4.75” x 9”, and weighs 3.85 lb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:27 am   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Toddler and dog keeping me up late. Felt like adding some pics.

Just added some creature comforts. Smb west installed the 110v 2.5 gallon water heater and Bullfinch exterior shower.

I then bought a Thetford electronic flush porta potti.

Self contained now and the wife appreciates not having to go out in the middle of the night to tinkle.

Water heater gets pipping hot. Stable heat and the tank even retains heat for quite awhile. Shore power or Honda 2000 are energy sources for it. About 10-15 min of it turned on and its hot. I really like the idea of heating the tank in advance for later use.

1st Bullfinch shower hose leaked at the mixing dial. 2nd one leaked at the shower head. I mixed and matched to get one good unit. Per Jacks advice I went to a hardware store and bought a hose extension with female connections on both ends. Added a 1/2 PVC nipple and viola, doubled the length of the shower hose.

Thetford is pretty well built. Feels sturdy enough to sit on when not in use. Doubles as a leg rest too. I like the locking lid latch, electronic flush, and the no-waste-touching feature when disposing of the waste tank.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:50 pm   Post subject: Hola! My official introduction - 2002 White SMB EB50 7.3 4x4

Trasharoo added. Saw Rawdawg with one and had to have it.

Got 2 bundles of wood in there now.
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