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Title: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 06, 2013, 09:58:42 PM
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3172_copy_zps230dff89.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3150_copy_zps7b08e124.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3139_copy_zpsa5c615fc.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3109_copy_zps1a4523d9.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3096_copy_zps0b1e394d.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/IMG_3153_copy_zps2aa1ccf5.jpg)

I've been after one of these since before i bought the dually. It's a long winding trail of how I ended up buying this, but I'll blame Amy. If she didn't need that ride to work one day, I wouldn't have seen one for sale local and sparked my interest again.....

At any rate, it's coming from a deal in Texas, should be here Saturday.

Max already hooked me up with an HID kit.

I'm back on the Diesel Forums reading as much as I can and trying to soak it all in so I can have a good solid plan of attack when it arrives.

I like this  -

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m187/Agsla/LiftedKodiak.jpg)

But this is probably more realistic -

(http://www.dieselwheels.com/DieselWheels/admin/uploads/al-099.jpg)



Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: racerx45 on October 07, 2013, 08:23:49 PM
Just say'n

(http://www.reunel.com/assets/misc/Fieri_fb.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 07, 2013, 10:37:55 PM
Just say'n

(http://www.reunel.com/assets/misc/Fieri_fb.jpg)

Yeah, I know.

Maybe I need to wear one of these when driving.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61okqvL1n1L._SL1000_.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: racerx45 on October 14, 2013, 09:40:08 PM
you better be careful, you are going to end up with more Chevys than VWs


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 15, 2013, 09:52:10 AM
My favorite shot of the delivery day. Amy wasted no time hopping in for a drive.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20131013_155748_zps6b37bd86.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 15, 2013, 09:52:39 AM
22.5's and 40's have been ordered.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: vdubmax on October 16, 2013, 10:04:06 AM
Looks good Greg  :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another......
Post by: vdubmax on October 28, 2013, 02:02:35 PM
Love the Toyo tires. Quit posting and get to mounting those things. Vacation is over


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2013, 03:27:18 PM
Pictures from the day after the wedding are up on FB anyway, so I moved this thread.

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1377335_10201809969069479_128634914_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1375949_10201809969309485_2049835572_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1379462_10201809969549491_1542881178_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: themacnut on October 30, 2013, 08:29:04 PM
New truck is pretty cool.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: themacnut on October 30, 2013, 08:30:41 PM
Those stacks are going to look small with those new wheels and tires.  Time to go bigger.   :biggrin:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UNniekgxCT4/Um8XzlpVmiI/AAAAAAAAOBY/O-dSla2dV8Y/w1255-h706-no/20131028_181612.JPG)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 31, 2013, 04:24:28 PM
Plenty of changes in the pipe.
Too many things to do on my "week off" to do any of them really.
Slow and steady will get it done.
8" rear springs ordered today. I'll sort out the front once I see how everything sits.


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: themacnut on November 05, 2013, 10:25:12 AM
It's not too late....  :biggrin:

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1456561_511078538999763_1035332509_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: Omarimos on November 05, 2013, 11:56:22 AM
It's not too late....  :biggrin:

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1456561_511078538999763_1035332509_n.jpg)

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on November 05, 2013, 01:03:10 PM
8 years ago (when I bought my dually) I wanted to buy a 4500 and lower it. They were $80k - $90k (new) at the time, so I passed....
I'm over that now. I have lowered "big" truck already, and I want a ridiculously big lifted truck.

The problem is you can't *really* get low with them.

(http://www.dieselwheels.com/DieselWheels/admin/uploads/2010%20SEMA%20259.jpg)

GM stopped making them in 2009, so get one while you can!





Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on November 05, 2013, 07:45:12 PM
The nanny would liked a laid out one please  :biggrin:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on November 05, 2013, 10:31:25 PM
The nanny would liked a laid out one please  :biggrin:

In that case I'll go with a White super long bed lifted instead

(http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/attachments/76-gm-trucks/34-medium-duty-trucks/113281d1296775791-kodiak-medium-duty-banks-duramax-day-4-fnnnov19_lg.jpg)

and set the Black one up lowered for you to keep clean.  :rimshot:

(http://www.americanforcewheels.com/image/cache/data/gallery/LOW%20PROFILE/2004%20CHEVY%204500%20KODIAK%20EVO%2024/photo6-960x560w.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: vdubmax on November 21, 2013, 10:28:38 AM
They never ride "good"  :drive: but they look BAD ASS  :puff:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on November 21, 2013, 10:34:03 AM
They never ride "good"  :drive: but they look BAD ASS  :puff:

Correct. Notice I did say "better"


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: folks55 on November 24, 2013, 11:33:48 PM

I like this  -

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m187/Agsla/LiftedKodiak.jpg)



This is a local Truck done by Toys For Trucks (TFT). I knew the owner of it and his wife but I think they moved to Az when the recession hit. He is a contractor. Haven't seen the truck in years.


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on December 02, 2013, 02:44:11 PM
Rear springs were made wrong 6" instead of 8", so I told those guys (Atlas in So Cal) to pound sand and went with a different place that knows what they are doing.
I decided to go big or stay on the porch, so 10" front and rears are on the way now.  :ohno:

Something like this I'm guessing.

(http://i.imgur.com/9OOhbwv.jpg)

Really, more like this though

(http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/attachments/76-gm-trucks/34-medium-duty-trucks/139588d1369444257-new-owner-ready-do-some-mods-image.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on December 03, 2013, 04:35:01 PM
Going to look bad ass Guy  :rimshot: :jawdrop: :dj:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on December 07, 2013, 11:25:38 AM
Another Santa Rosa Kodiak

(http://www.thorsonsoffroad.com/picutres/Kodiac%20pictures/IMG_2824.JPG)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on December 19, 2013, 10:05:22 PM
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1470237_567441056666040_622551324_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1528603_567441029999376_1798299607_n.jpg)

 :shocked:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on December 25, 2013, 12:31:19 AM
Finally...

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/unnamed1_zpsb7dc8c9e-1.jpg)

things are getting serious now!  :shocked:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on December 25, 2013, 05:06:57 PM
That's what I'm talking about. :thumbsup:


Title: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: mr. warehouse on January 13, 2014, 10:19:26 PM
This has been a LONG haul, just to get my wheels / tires to fit.
I'm close but still not done.

Rear springs don't have enough arch to them, so they are too "short" and also too long, so the rear of the trucks sags, and the shackles are bottomed out, so absolutely no rear suspension at all.

Terrible!

I feel (a little) bad for the guy that made them. He thought they would be too tall so he "flattened them" and by doing so, screwed the pooch. He's making me a new set, on his dime, and moving the axle location back a bit as well, so all is not lost.

Anyway, as it sits now....

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142842_zpsfea4b234.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142846_zps58989034.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142857_zpsf423cc6f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142906_zpsaa50939e.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142829_zps729cf16b.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142816_zps6fc73f2f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142806_zps6b518275.jpg)


Title: Re: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: mr. warehouse on January 13, 2014, 10:26:00 PM
Tyler (the spring guy) is going to move the center pin back another 2" when he does the new springs, so hopefully that will cure my wheel still being so far forward.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_143016_zps22799941.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_143100_zps69c89834.jpg)

Front steering arm was easier than expected. I won't bore you with all the details.
here it is, short and to the point.

The spindle mount was flipped, proper ends sourced, RH and LH taps sourced, DOM thick wall was cut and tapped, jam nuts were made, and a *slight* bend was put in to the rod so nothing would bind.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142939_zps39b3becf.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_142955_zps9dc41989.jpg)

If the pitman arm could be flipped a straight drag link would be fine. If it can't be flipped I'll have it machined and re-tapered so the tie rod end goes in from the outside instead. That way I can adjust without removing the ends,


Title: Re: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: mr. warehouse on January 13, 2014, 10:37:28 PM
Height / size reference

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_143129_zpsd3c8cf4a.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140112_152550_zps0ac8a804.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140112_152526_zps7c8ab87c.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140112_152506_zps51b1f104.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140112_152224_zps3744a69f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140112_152304_zps1e2e1ba2.jpg)


Not the least bit impressed

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140111_143159_zps81d75854.jpg)

But I know she can't wait to get back in the drivers seat  :thumbsup:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20131013_155748_zps6b37bd86.jpg)

So to summarize -
22.5's with Toyo M147 11R's (~41.2")
+/- 10" front springs
+/- 10" rear springs (once they are corrected)

Total lift including tires is roughly 14" over stock

Steering was corrected by flipping the mount on the spindle and making a new adjustable drag link.


Title: Re: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: vdubmax on January 14, 2014, 08:46:11 AM
King Bro :thumbsup:


Title: Re: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on January 14, 2014, 10:52:11 AM
That thing makes Toby look like a puppy lol.
Sick Ride  :drive:


Title: Re: KINGBRO pics - Please don't spread on the interwebs
Post by: vdubmax on January 15, 2014, 11:51:23 AM
(http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i55/5/8/1/frabz-I-LIKE-YOUR-BIG-TRUCK-its-a-shame-ones-penis-is-so-small-4523ed.jpg)


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on January 19, 2014, 12:50:34 AM
I might have found a wayto use the stock 19.5 on something else (non Kodiak / Topkick) in the future. :thumbsup:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/adapter_zps251d1ee7.jpg)

 :shocked:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on March 18, 2014, 11:20:49 PM
Belated update....

While waiting for new (3rd time) rear springs Mike gave me a hand removing the stacks and I did a few other tweaks as well.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140122_161841_zpse34312f2.jpg)

3rd set of rear springs

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/unnamed11_zps40563338.jpg)

Finally got the right rear springs on as well as a 20" drop hitch fabbed up.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140306_1604221_zps0ee96a4f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140306_1604051_zps93e63c1f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140306_1601502_zps1226cceb.jpg)

So, at this point I'm at +/- 12" lift, with 22.5 wheels and 40" tires.

Side steps, and misc. battery, tank, and horn covers are coming off and a new air system (thanks Max!!) will be hidden up in the frame along with a new hidden battery box.
Power side steps will be added at the same time so I can still get in and out as well as an air ride cab set up to smooth out the ride a bit more.

Every time I get a new "idea" it goes something like this....

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/112apnb.gif)




Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on March 18, 2014, 11:25:36 PM
Mike took it for a couple days, and not only did he and his helper give it a good wash.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1554340_10203450576170081_344170552_n.jpg)

He's been taking these type of funny pictures next to other "big" trucks

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/538043_10203457723788767_2044349626_n.jpg)

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: themacnut on March 24, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
Pictures don't do it justice.  It is ridiculously high.  Almost fell out of it twice Saturday loading the bus seat and box of parts.  And I was sober.   :wink:


Title: Re: Just like the last thread, like I needed another. The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on March 24, 2014, 09:10:50 PM
And I was sober.   :wink:

Mike drove it home. I was not.


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on March 31, 2014, 11:47:20 AM
Thanks to Mike and Alex yesterday, the air ride cab is in and working properly. I managed to track down a couple air leaks, and Mike "detailed" the undercarriage a bot as well.

Pretty straight forward job. With a friend we had the job done in under 4 hours. We didn't rush and definitely screwed around / got sidetracked a bit.

We unbolted the cross member from the frame, the the cab support from the cross member. Once these were free from each other we used the 20 ton air jack to lift the cab 4" and used OSHA approved blocks to support it.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121558_zpsrnnsqchu.jpg)

Then I swapped out the old mid bump stops for the new ones.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121102_zpswljhiq9g.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121238_zpsiovb0bvq.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121251_zpsipbl8tcv.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121537_zpsjgnmoffk.jpg)

While I was doing that Mike dropped the old cross member and cab support out.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_121629_zpsfo1zyctr.jpg)

Then pulled the old rubber from the mid stops to use on the new rear bump stops

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/14b0bc42-17de-46fc-9d24-f9a84d046810_zps1d96f890.jpg)

At some point I decided this would be easier with the drive line out of the way, I was right...

New cross member / cab support ready to go in

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_122054_zpsrse9xbqb.jpg)

With very little persuasion we worked it in around the gas tank and got it bolted in.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_135103_zpsuybq1gov.jpg)

Attached some misc. brackets that had to come off and that was done.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_152713_zpsbpkmygxu.jpg)

Now we used the jack again to lift the cab, remove the 4" blocks and set the cab down on the support.

With an airline added and a couple cycles up / down (by removing the leveling rod and manually moving the switch) we lined up the cab bolts and tightened everything down.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20140330_152729_zps73gvudbb.jpg)

Last on the list was bolt in the new rear bump stops and we we're done.

With the exception of the drive line. No pictures of that as it took 3 people, 6 hands, a hammer, grease, and a miracle to get it back in...


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: themacnut on April 01, 2014, 02:36:16 PM
How's it ride?  Worth the investment?


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on April 01, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
How's it ride?  Worth the investment?

It's no Cadillac, but the jarring bumps are gone and now they're "softer" bumps.

$1000 and 1/2 a days work, was worth it.

My next truck I'll do this first, although it was easy to work under the truck after it was lifted.

AMP steps, and relocating of batteries / air system are next up.


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: vdubmax on April 02, 2014, 07:17:49 AM
A kodiak will never ride good. Better is the goal. Looking forward to jumping this thing next time I am in town!


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on April 04, 2014, 05:05:34 PM
This is almost as much fun as the air horn...

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/10006637_698184606913707_121092679_n.jpg)


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on April 05, 2014, 10:19:10 PM
Love the sound of a jake brake and fitting for that ride  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:11:25 PM
Long time no update.

New baby came on 10/01, so leading up to that I was finishing customers cars, and prepping for my new boy's arrival....

Anyway on to the goods.

Finally got around to removing the tube steps (for sale if anyone wants them) along with the compressor, tank, batteries, and air horns that were living in the boxes behind them.

Much cleaner looking with the AMP steps on now.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141015_100814_zps32cb2790.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141015_100829_zps5d203813.jpg)

Of course none of that was direct bolt on. Mounts had to be fabbed, etc. Well worth it in the end...

Crappy cell phone shot of the drivers side being held (almost) all the way up. When in the "closed / up" position they sit flush with the body.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143430_zps65fc4d08.jpg)

Nice side shot of them down on the drivers side.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143414_zps5ef4e091.jpg)

New Interstate AGM batteries are tucked up and out of the way along the frame. There must have been an extra 8 feet of battery cable wrapped up under the truck, so that made relocating them a bit easier.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143446_zps6fa4eb8f.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143536_zpsa9e7d883.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143456_zpsd13fcc93.jpg)

I'm not 100% sure the battery tender is staying here.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_144237_zps69cffc50.jpg)

I'm thinking of moving it inside one of the storage compartments by the batteries instead.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_144454_zps14a1154a.jpg)

Air horns moved dead center under the cab. Who knows how that will effect their sound. I can always adjust them later.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143356_zps02efc6e6.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143343_zps1b9eeddb.jpg)

For those with a keen eye, I will also be getting rid of the block and spacers that I used to set my drive line. The stock mount will be lengthened now that I have a correct height.


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:15:29 PM
With the air ride seats, air horns and air ride cab currently on my truck the stock air set up did OK. But I plan on running some air tools, rear air bags in the future, so I wanted more capacity and quicker recovery.

For that I went with dual ViAir compressors and dual 5 gallon stainless tanks. (Thanks Max  :thumbsup: )

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143302_zps62c6b1ed.jpg)

I did a quick mock up of how I'd like it to fit under the truck cab (drivers side) which will give me an air chuck fitting just under the doors

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143309_zps52de9235.jpg)

an air fitting for the air ride cab, and a 1/2" hose to an air chuck at the rear of the bed as well.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143304_zps99139eda.jpg)

The other end will handle the seats, and horns as well as the pressure switch.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141017_143313_zpsdb1499a3.jpg)

Both tanks have 1/4 ball valves on the bottom to drain periodically as well.

Tank rack, bolts to frame using existing bolts.
Holes on the bottom piece are for the tank drains (1/4" ball valves)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141021_120048_zpsuaeztl7s.jpg)

The compressor locating got changed up a bit and now both compressors will be together in the front (under drivers door) mounted on rubber isolators.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141021_115508_zpsclkxzhyf.jpg)

As promised carrier bearing mount fixed as well

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141021_115514_zpsvol7mzvl.jpg)


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:17:59 PM
A coupe days later, we had this.....

Tanks in

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141028_145241_zps8da7314a.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141028_145325_zpsc6222d12.jpg)

Compressors in

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141028_145249_zps6f9c8bae.jpg)

Then on to the wiring.......

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141028_145258_zps5410768d.jpg)

After pin switches were added to all 4 doors, the steps open only on the side of the truck that the door(s) are opened on.

They blend right in now when closed as well.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141029_154745_zpsa317e175.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141029_160459_zpsd05405f9.jpg)


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:19:19 PM
I finally got my hitch powder coated as well  :thumbsup:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141028_145339_zps17564a3a.jpg)


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:27:55 PM
In the end some plumbing was re-routed to make a cleaner install (the T where the compressors hook into the tank) and GM style connections along with waterproof 40 amp relays (for the compressors) were added to the wiring and then it was tucked up inside the frame rail out of the way.

Now added to the list -

Exhaust, the current one is now totally visible with the round steps gone
Paint my drive line and carrier bearing
Lockable heavy duty tool box in the bed for my air tools and tow straps

Max, can I get *just* the horn out of this kit?

(http://trainhorns.net/productImages_thumbBIG/750cc7d9_7227.jpeg)

I don't need it, but with 200 psi now, I'd like to add a horn with a lower tone.

Last on the list. I'd like smooth out the ride a bit more so the baby won't break his neck riding with me.
I have a couple ideas, but nothing solid yet.


Title: Re: The Kodiak thread.
Post by: mr. warehouse on October 30, 2014, 09:30:53 PM
Looking at what came out of the truck I wonder how it even kept up?

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141030_211246_zps615f4bd3.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/mrwarehouse/Kodiak/20141030_211238_zpsf268f818.jpg)

 :dunno:  :dunno: