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Bully Dog Technologies, LLC
Auto Nitrous - Variable Nitrous Kit (47000) Diesel applications only.
Bully Dog Technologies, LLC
Computer Programmer, Triple Dog GT Diesel Tuner, Cummins, Duramax, Powerstroke, Each
Bully Dog Technologies, LLC
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Coker Tire
P245/55R18 BFG T/A Redline
Coker Tire
The World s largest supplier of collector car tires and wheels
Mothers Polish
Metal Polish, Chrome, 12 fluid oz. Bottle, Each
Rocket Performance Machine, Inc.
Wheel, Booster, Aluminum, Gray/Natural, 18 in. x 8 in., 5 x 5 in. Bolt Circle, 4.750 in. Backspace, Eac
Safety-Kleen
Recycling Parts Washer (Model 257) Large Sink
Victory Lap
Starter Repair Kit
Victory Lap
Starter Solenoid Repair Kit ND34SOL Victory Lap
Wheel Works Inc.
The Wheel Fit wheel test fit tool is the only tool in the world that will physically clamp to an actual tire for the purpose of test fitting the assembly to check all clearances BEFORE ordering your wheels or mounting tires

Episode Transcript

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO TRUCKS. WELL HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE GOTTEN UP IN THE MORNING, GET READY TO GO TO WORK, GO OUT TO THE GARAGE OR THE DRIVEWAY, HOP IN YOU TRUCK, TURN THE KEY TO FIRE IT UP, AND YOU'VE GOT A CLICKING SOUND OR MAYBE A SLOW CRANKING ENGINE. YOU'RE FIRST ASSUMPTION IS YOU'VE PROBABLY GOT A

DEAD OR DYING BATTERY. SO YOU REPLACE THE BATTERY OR YOU PUT IT ON A CHARGER FOR A LITTLE WHILE ONLY TO FIND OUT YOU'VE STILL GOT THE SAME PROBLEM. WELL ASSUMING THAT YOUR BATTERY CABLES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, YOU MAY BE LOOKING AT A STARTER THAT NEEDS A LITTLE BIT OF WORK.

NOW STARTERS LIVE AND ROUGH AND ABUSED LIFE, ESPECIALLY DIESEL STARTERS LIKE THIS ONE THAT CAME OUT OF OUR '97 DODGE WITH THE CUMMINS ENGINE. THIS IS THE STARTER OUT OF PROJECT SUPER DUALLY.

NOW WHEN WE FIRST GOT THAT TRUCK INTO THE SHOP, WELL IT HAD THE ISSUES I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, INTERMITTENT STARTING AND SLOW CRANKING.

THESE STARTERS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE SOLENOID CONTACT ISSUES. AND EVEN THOUGH THE TRUCK ONLY HAD 150,000 MILES ON IT, WELL IT'S ALREADY BEEN REPLACED WITH A REMANUFACTURED STARTER. NOW YOU COULD TAKE YOUR STARTER DOWN AND SWAP IT OUT FOR A REMAN AT THE LOCAL PARTS STORE, BUT IT'S GONNA BE BUILT WITH THE SAME OE TYPE PARTS THAT FAILED IN THE FIRST PLACE. SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPGRADE. AND CHECK OUT THE FLAT SURFACE AT THE BASE OF THIS PLUNGER HERE. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SHINY AND COPPER LOOKING. INSTEAD IT'S KINDA NASTY AND CORRODED, NOT GOOD FOR ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOW. CHECK OUT THE CONTACTS. THEY'VE GOT THE SAME CORROSION AND IT'S EVEN WORN INTO THE CONTACTS HERE ON THE STARTER. THESE ARE IN ROUGH SHAPE. NOW THE SOLENOID CONTACTS ARE A COUPLE OF THE PARTS YOU CAN TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO UPGRADE. THE CONTACTS ARE PRETTY CLEARLY CHEWED UP. THERE'S A NEW STOCK TYPE REPLACEMENT. THE ONE WE'RE GOING WITH HAS MORE SURFACE AREA TO HELP DISTRIBUTE THE CURRENT FLOW. HERE'S WHAT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLUNGER IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE. NOW DURING DISASSEMBLY MAKE NOTES OR TAKE A PICTURE OF HOW THESE POST COME OUT. THERE'S WASHERS AND INSULATORS, AND IT NEEDS TO BE REASSEMBLED IN THE CORRECT ORDER BECAUSE THE CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THESE POSTS AND THROUGH THE SIDE OF THE STARTER HOUSING, AND YOU DON'T WANT IT TO SHORT OUT, TRUST ME.

THE ORIGINAL PLUNGER SPRING GETS REUSED. ONCE IT'S IN PLACE, SLIDE THE PLUNGER INTO THE HOUSING AND COMPLETE THE REASSEMBLY. THIS IS SMALL HARDWARE, SO DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THE TORQUE SPECS. JUST GOOD AND SNUG IS GOOD ENOUGH.

NOW IF WE WERE JUST REPLACING THE SOLENOID, CONTACTS, AND THE PLUNGER, WE'D BE DONE, THROW THIS BACK IN THE TRUCK, AND ROCK AND ROLL. BUT SINCE WE'VE GOT THE STARTER OUT ON THE TABLE, WE'VE GOT THE TIME, WE'RE GONNA DO A COMPLETE REBUILD ON IT AND KNOW WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT AGAIN. NOW BOTH THE SOLENOID CONTACT KIT AND OUR STARTER REBUILD KIT CAME FROM VICTORY LAP. NOW THE REBUILD KIT INCLUDES THE NEW DRIVE ASSEMBLY, NEW BRUSHES, CLIPS TO ATTACH THE BRUSHES, AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF SEALED ROLLER BEARINGS FOR THE ARMATURE. AND INSIDE THE STARTER WE FIND SOME EVIDENCE OF A PRIOR OIL LEAK. SO WE GAVE THE STARTER A QUICK SAFETY CLEAN BATH, BUT YOU CAN

GET THE SAME RESULTS AT HOME WITH SOME BRAKE CLEANER AND A BRISTLE BRUSH. THEN WE USED A BEARING SPLITTER AND A COUPLE OF BLOCKS OF WOOD TO REMOVE THE OLD BEARINGS. WHILE THEY DID APPEAR TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE, WELL WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF REBUILDING THIS THING. SO IT JUST MADE SENSE TO INSTALL THE NEW ONES. AND YES I WAS CAREFUL TO ONLY STRIKE THE CENTER RACE AND NOT THE OUTSIDE OF THE BEARING. NOW IF YOU'RE REPLACING THE GEAR DRIVE ASSEMBLY LIKE WE ARE, DON'T FORGET THE LITTLE STEEL BALL THAT THE PLUNGER SPRING RIDES ON. SINCE IT'S OUT, WE MIGHT AS WELL CLEAN IT UP. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF GREASE WILL MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T FALL OUT OF ITS NEW HOME. ALRIGHT NOW IT'S TIME TO REPLACE THE WORN OUT BRUSHES WITH THE NEW REPLACEMENT. NOW THESE ARE FUSED ON AT THE FACTORY AND KINDA DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH. IT'S RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COME IN HERE AND CUT THE COPPER WIRE, CLAMP THE NEW IN PLACE, AND THEN FINISH THINGS OFF WITH SOME SOLDER. THAT CAN BE KINDA DIFFICULT AND CUMBERSOME.

SO HERE'S A METHOD THAT WE FOUND WORKS BEST FOR US. NOW WE'RE MAKING OUR CUT NEAR THE BRUSH ITSELF LEAVING PLENTY OF COPPER WIRE TO WORK WITH CAUSE WE'RE BASICALLY

GONNA TIE THE TWO TOGETHER USING SAFETY WIRE, PROVIDING A GOOD, STRONG MECHANICAL CONNECTION. ONE MORE, FURTHER UP. NOW THIS METHOD DOES REQUIRE THESE SPECIALIZED SAFETY WIRE PLIERS, BUT YOU CAN PROBABLY GET COMPARABLE RESULTS BY USING SOME NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS AND A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE. JUST MIGHT NOT LOOK AS NEAT. EITHER WAY, THE TAIL OF IT GETS CUT OFF ALONG WITH THE EXCESS COPPER WIRE, FOLDED OVER, AND WRAPPED WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE. SINCE THESE DO CARRY CURRENT, YOU WANT TO INSULATE THEM FROM THE CASE OF THE STARTER. A LASTLY, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE SOME EMORY CLOTH OR FINE SAND PAPER TO THE BRUSHED CONTACT SURFACE. ALRIGHT, WITH THIS THING COMPLETELY REASSEMBLED MIGHT AS WELL TEST IT BEFORE WE PUT IT BACK IN THE TRUCK. NOW TO DO THAT JUST USE THE SCREWDRIVER TO SHORT BETWEEN THE START SIGNAL POST AND THE POWER FEED. JUST BE CAREFUL, DON'T USE YOUR BEST SCREWDRIVER. ALRIGHT, WELL THIS ONE CLEARLY IS WORKING AND IN GOOD SHAPE. WITH IT REBUILT IT'S PROBABLY GOOD FOR ANOTHER 100,000 PLUS MILES.

(KEVIN)>> HEY WELCOME BACK. WELL THIS IS THE SEARCH AND RESTORE TRUCK. IT'S NEW, IT'S SHINY, IT'S BIG, IT'S GOT EVERY CONCEIVABLE FACTORY OPTION FORD COULD THROW AT IT LIKE HEATED/AIR CONDITIONED SEATS, A SUN ROOF, GREAT SOUND SYSTEM, GPS, AS WELL AS SOME ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS THAT WE'VE THROWN AT IT. A EXTENDED RANGE FUEL TANK, A RECOVERY WINCH ON THE FRONT ALONG WITH A GIANT BUMPER, BUT THERE'S ONE AREA ON THIS VEHICLE THAT REMAINS BONE STOCK. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.

(RYAN)>> AND THIS TRUCK SEES A TON OF HIGHWAY MILES GOING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO PICK UP CARS AND TRUCKS FOR SEARCH AND RESTORE. NOW I'VE GOT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, IT DOESN'T GET THE BEST FUEL ECONOMY DESPITE IT BEING A DIESEL, AND DIESELS HAVE A REPUTATION FOR ACHIEVING GOOD FUEL MILEAGE. NOW I'M SURE IT STILL GETS BETTER FUEL MILEAGE THAN IT'S GAS ENGINE COUNTERPART, BUT THERE'S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO TODAY, IMPROVE FUEL ECONOMY AND PICK UP A FEW HORSEPOWER AND SOME TORQUE ALONG THE WAY.

(KEVIN)>> THIS IS BULLYDOG'S RAPID FLOW COLD AIR INTAKE FOR THE SIXSEVEN POWERSTROKE, AND EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE INSTALLS IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES. NOW IT COMES WITH THIS EIGHT LAYER HIGH EFFICIENCY FILTER

THAT INCREASES AIR FLOW. WITH THIS GUY JUST SITTING UNDER THE HOOD BY ITSELF YOU STAND A CHANCE OF TAKING IN EXTRA ENGINE HEAT INTO YOUR INTAKE CHARGE, BUT NOT WHEN IT'S HOUSED BY THE INTAKE FILTER BOX, WHICH NOT ONLY GIVES IT A PROFESSIONAL LOOK BUT ALSO ISOLATES THE ENGINE AIR AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, MAKING YOUR AIR INTAKE CHARGE COLDER AND MORE EFFICIENT, WHICH THIS IS THE WHOLE POINT OF A COLD AIR SYSTEM. NOW COMBINED WITH THE GT TUNER, THIS IS WHAT GIVES YOU THE MULTIPLE POWER LEVELS THAT YOU CAN CHANGE ON THE FLY GIVING YOU MORE OPTION. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

NOW THERE'S NOT VERY MANY PIECES WITH THIS KIT, SO ASSEMBLY'S PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD.

YOU WILL BE TRANSFERRING SOME GASKETS AND ISOLATORS OVER ALONG WITH THE MASS AIR METER FROM THE STOCK SYSTEM. NOW THIS TAKES THE PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL, WHICH IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THERE'S NOT MUCH ROOM UNDER THE HOOD OF THIS TRUCK, BUT IT ALL FITS IN REALLY NICELY. THIS IS TRULY A COLD AIR SYSTEM TAKING AIR IN FROM AN INLET AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX.

FILTER INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE IS EASY WITH FOUR SIMPLE LATCHES. ONE FINAL BOLT, WHICH IS ACTUALLY REUSED ORIGINAL HARDWARE HOLDS EVERYTHING IN PLACE.

(RYAN)>> NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INCREASED AIR FLOW WE'RE GONNA BE USING THE BULLYDOG GT, AND IT WILL

ALLOW US TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT TUNES, OR PERFORMANCE LEVELS, STOCK, TOWING,

PERFORMANCE, OR EXTREME. WE CAN MAKE HORSEPOWER GAINS OF 98, 108, 128. ON THE TORQUE SIDE YOU CAN PICK UP 166, 182, OR 218 POUNDS OF TORQUE DEPENDING ON WHAT LEVEL WE CHOOSE. NOW YOU CAN EVEN PICK UP SOME FUEL ECONOMY BY PAYING ATTENTION TO THE BUILT IN DRIVING COACH IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FOOT OUT OF THE THROTTLE.

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

NOW OUT HERE ON THE HIGHWAY WE'VE GOT THE GT TUNER SET ON THE TOWING MODE AND A 32 FOOT TRAILER BEHIND US. YOU CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BIG TIME. IT'S MORE RESPONSIVE AND IT FEELS JUST STRONGER. IT'S NOT ABOUT FLAT OUT ACCELERATION, BUT IF YOU WERE PULLING A TRAILER IT'S ABOUT GETTING YOURSELF OUT OF TROUBLE WHEN YOU NEED TO. YOU'VE GOT ACCESS TO MORE THAN 15 DIFFERENT VEHICLE PARAMETERS. THINGS LIKE BOOST, TRANSMISSION TEMP, OIL PRESSURE, AND TEMPERATURE, WHICH IS IMPORTANT WHEN YOU'RE ON A LONG HAUL. YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP COMMUNICATION UP, YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR VEHICLE'S DOING. NOW THE COMBINATION OF THE COLD AIR KIT AND THE GT TUNER IS NOT JUST ABOUT INCREASED PERFORMANCE.

FUEL ECONOMY IS KEY. NOW WITH THE DRIVING COACH YOU CAN LITERALLY SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR DRIVING STYLE AND WHAT YOUR DRIVING STYLE MAKES IN THE ECONOMY THAT YOU'RE GETTING. YOU CAN GET MORE THAN A 30 PERCENT INCREASE IN YOUR FUEL ECONOMY JUST BY PAYING ATTENTION TO THE PROMPTS ON THE DRIVING COACH. IT'S PRETTY SMART.

(KEVIN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCKS. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS ABOUT THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS THAT MOST OF THE COMPANIES IN IT ARE

RUN BY REAL CAR GUYS. CASE IN POINT, THIS GUY IS A LEADING VINTAGE CAR EXPERT, A PAST CHAIRMAN OF SEMA, THE MAN BEHIND AMERICA'S GREAT RACE, AND A BUILDER OF HOT RODS AND CLASSICS AT HIS HONEST CHARLEY GARAGE IN CHATTANOOGA.

(RYAN)>> YEAH, HE'S BEEN AROUND, BUT BY FAR CORKY COKER IS KNOWN BEST FOR MAKING AND SELLING AUTHENTIC TIRES. LOTS OF THEM, FOR EVERYTHING FROM MODELT'S TO MUSCLE CARS, AND HIS SECRET WAS HUNTING DOWN OLD TIRE MOLDS, WHICH STARTED OFF COKER TIRE'S MANUFACTURING OPERATION.

(CORKY)>> AND WE OWN HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL MOLDS. SO WE CAN PRODUCE THE EXACT CORRECT LOOK, WHETHER IT'S A DRAG TIRE, A RADIAL RED LINE, OR A VINTAGE CLASSIC WHITE WALL.

(RYAN)>> CORKY LET US GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH PLANT MANAGER TIM STADTMILLER TO WATCH TIRE BUILDERS MAKE A COKER FIRESTONE DELUXE CHAMPION WHITE WALL.

(JIM)>> VERY FEW PLACES BUILD A COLLECTOR WHITE WALL. WE MAKE A LOT OF THEM EVERY DAY. YEAH, WE'RE ONE OF THE LAST PLACES LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES THAT DOES A VINTAGE WHITE WALL TIRE.

(KEVIN)>> THIS CRAFTSMAN BUILDS ABOUT 90 TIRES A DAY THE OLD FASHIONED WAY, BY HAND.

STARTING WITH THE STEEL CORD BEAD THAT IS SET ON A DRUM FOLLOWED BY A THIN RUBBER INNER LINER. THEN SHEETS OF RUBBER INFUSED POLYESTER ARE OVERLAPPED ON A 30 DEGREE BIAS TO ADD STRENGTH. HYDRAULIC FINGERS COMPRESS THESE COMPONENTS AS AN AIR BLADDER ROLLS AND FUSES THEM TO BEADS.

THEN THE WHITE STRIPS ARE ADDED, FOLLOWED BY A THICK TREAD COMPOUNDED FROM RAW RUBBER, TIRE BLACK, AND OIL. IT'S GET ADDED TO THE DRUM AND SPLICED. THEN THE ENTIRE UNIT IS ROLLED AND FUSED.

THESE GREEN TIRES ARE READY FOR CURING.

(RYAN)>> CURING TAKES PLACE HERE IN LARGE CLAM SHELL PRESSES THAT HOUSE THE ORIGINAL MOLDS. HERE GREEN TIRES ARE COMPRESSED UNDER 200,000 POUNDS OF CLAMPING FORCE AND VULCANIZED AT 330 DEGREES.

AFTER A 25 MINUTE CYCLE, A BLADDER RETRACTS AND THE FORMED TIRE IS REMOVED AND INFLATED TO MAINTAIN ITS SHAPE AS IT COOLS.

(KEVIN)>> NEXT IN THE FINISHING AREA TIRES ARE AGAIN MOUNTED AND INFLATED, THIS TIME ON BUFFING MACHINES WHERE THEY'RE SPUN AND FINE GRIT STONE PRECISELY DRESSES

THE SIDEWALL LEVELING AND SMOOTHING IT INTO A PERFECT WHITE WALL.

(RYAN)>> THE LAST STEP, INSPECTION AND LABELING, FOLLOWED BY A SPRAY ON COATING TO KEEP THE WHITE WALL CLEAN, FOLLOWED BY A FINAL PROTECTIVE PLASTIC WRAP BEFORE BEING DELIVERED TO COKER'S EAST AND WEST COAST WAREHOUSES.

(KEVIN)>> WHERE THE TRICK IS KEEPING PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY UP ON OVER 7,000 DIFFERENT TIRES.

(COKER)>> YOU KNOW, WITH ALL THOSE PRESSES ON FIRST SHIFT, WE'RE GETTING MORE THAN JUST WHITE WALLS. WE'RE GETTING BLACK WALLS, RAISED WHITE LETTERS, RED LINES, JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ANYBODY NEEDS.

(RYAN)>> AND WHEN THEY DO THEY'RE ULTIMATELY MOUNTED ON AUTHENTIC WHEELS FILLED WITH NITROGEN, BALANCED, AND SHIPPED AROUND THE WORLD.

(KEVIN)>> WHETHER IT'S A BIAS PLY OR RADIAL, COKER PUTS A LOT INTO BUILDING PERIOD CORRECT TIRES.

(COKER)>> YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, REAL CAR GUYS KNOW THAT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TIRE.

(KEVIN)>> HEY, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCKS. WELL IT'S A GIVEN THAT ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO GIVE YOUR VEHICLE A FACE LIFT IS WITH A WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGE. AND COKER GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO HAVE A COMPLETE WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGE MOUNTED AND BALANCED, AND DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. YOU'VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD SELECTION TOO, LIKE THESE ROCKET RACING BOOSTER WHEELS WRAPPED IN BFG RUBBER. HOWEVER HERE'S THE THING. IF YOU DON'T' DO YOUR MEASURING CORRECTLY YOU CAN GET YOURSELF INTO TROUBLE WHEN IT COMES TO FITMENT.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. SAY YOU WANT TO TRADE IN YOUR STOCK WHEEL AND TIRE FOR

SOMETHING MORE MODERN, LIKE 18'S OR 20'S WITH A STUPID LARGE FOOTPRINT. WELL UNLESS YOU HAVE THE CORRECT BACK SPACE, OFF SET, AND OVERALL DIMENSIONS RIGHT, WELL IT JUST MIGHT NOT FIT. AND ESSENTIALLY ONCE A TIRE IS MOUNTED, WELL YOU KIND OF OWN IT. SO YOU'VE GOT TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK. WHEN YOU'RE ORDERING YOUR WHEELS AND TIRES, HERE'S SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. FIRST THING IS BACK SPACE. WHAT BACK SPACE IS IS A RELATIONSHIP TO THIS MOUNTING SURFACE OR THE HUB FLANGE SURFACE TO THIS BEAD OF THE RIM. IT'S A SIMPLE MEASUREMENT. IF YOU CAN USE A TAPE MEASURE, YOU CAN GIVE THEM YOUR BACK SPACE. THIS HAS A SIX AND THREE QUARTER INCH BACK SPACE.

NOW WE'RE GONNA TRANSFER THAT MEASUREMENT ONTO THE RIM AND ALLOW FOR A QUARTER INCH FOR THIS OUTSIDE BEAD LIP, WHICH BRINGS US TO SEVEN INCHES. NOW THIS ONE'S EASY BECAUSE IT'S OBVIOUSLY A 10 INCH WIDE WHEEL.

SO THE CENTER LINE IS FIVE INCHES, WHICH IS RIGHT HERE. NOW LETS TALK ABOUT OFFSET, AND IT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS. THE OFFSET IS THE RELATIONSHIP TO THAT HUB MOUNTING FLANGE TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE WHEEL. SO WE'VE GOT SOME OFFSET HERE, WHICH IS ALMOST EXACTLY TWO INCHES. SO WE'VE GOT TWO INCHES OF OFFSET. IS IT POSITIVE, IS IT NEGATIVE. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, IF YOU'VE GOT A DEEP DISH WHEEL, YOUR OFFSET IS GOING TO BE TO THE INSIDE, IT'S GONNA BE NEGATIVE. WITH THIS IT'S MORE LIKE A LATE MODEL WHEEL WITH THE

OFFSET TOWARDS THE FRONT OR TOWARDS THE FACE. SO POSITIVE OFFSET IS TOWARDS THE FACE, NEGATIVE OFFSET IS

TOWARDS THE INSIDE OF THE WHEEL, BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE OFFSET, YOUR WHEEL SIZE IS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A WHEEL TO MEASURE AGAINST. WELL THERE'S A PRETTY COOL TOOL TO SHOW YOU EXACTLY WHAT THAT IS. NOW WHETHER YOU'RE BUILDING A VEHICLE AROUND A SPECIFIC

WHEEL AND TIRE SIZE, OR TAKING AN EXISTING PLATFORM AND SEEING HOW MUCH RUBBER YOU CAN STUFF UNDERNEATH IT, THE WHEEL FIT MEASURING SYSTEM DOES A GREAT JOB. IT'S GOT MEASUREMENTS ON THE SIDE TO TELL YOU WHAT YOUR OFFSET IS, AND IT'S GOT SEVERAL DIFFERENT INTERCHANGEABLE FLANGES HERE SO YOU CAN DO IT WITH ALMOST ANY WHEEL SIZE AND ALMOST ANY BOLT CONFIGURATION. SO USING THE WHEEL FIT I CAN JUST ADJUST IT IN AND I CAN SEE THE PROFILE, I'M NOT GONNA SLING A BUNCH OF ROCKS UP INTO THE SIDE OF THE PAINT. BUT THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN THAT. THE LOCK TO LOCK TURN, YOU DON'T WANT

TO HAVE INTERFERENCE. HERE'S WHAT I MEAN. NOW ALTHOUGH YOU SELDOM USE A LOCK TO LOCK TURN IN REGULAR DRIVING, THIS IS GONNA SHOW YOU IN EXTREME CONDITIONS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SWAY BAR AND THE TIRE SURFACE.

WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF ROOM HERE. NOW FULL LOCK TO THE OTHER SIDE WILL TELL US WHETHER WE'RE GONNA HIT THE SHOCK. I THINK WE'VE EVEN GOT MORE ROOM. HERE WE'VE GOT ABOUT TWO FINGERS, WE'RE GOOD. NOW A QUICK LOOK AT THE WHEEL FIT TELLS US THAT WE'VE GOT SIX AND A QUARTER INCH BACK SPACE. NOW YOU CAN GET YOUR OTHER MEASUREMENTS JUST LIKE WE

SHOWED YOU FROM THE WHEEL FIT.

BUT WHAT THAT TELLS US IS THAT WE CAN SAFELY INSTALL A 305/35 20 INCH WHEEL AND TIRE COMBO ONTO A '71 CHEVY PICK UP. THAT IS A LOT OF RUBBER. NOW COKER TIRE HAS A GREAT WEBSITE AT COKER TIRE DOT COM. THEY'VE GOT ONLINE WHEEL AND TIRE FITMENT GUIDES ONLINE CATALOGS, AND A TECH LINE THAT WILL WALK YOU THROUGH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. BUT IF YOU CALL THEM KNOWING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE HAND AND BEING SURE OF IT, YOU'RE NOT ONLY GONNA BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO THOSE GUYS, YOU'RE GONNA GET EXACTLY, PRECISELY WHAT YOU WANT WITH NO EXPENSIVE MISTAKES. NOW YOU SAW US MAKING BIG POWER EARLIER WITH BULLYDOG'S GT TUNER. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE INSANE POWER YOU CAN ADD THEIR NITROUS KIT. THIS EASY TO INTERFACE KIT GETS UP TO FIVE PROGRAMMABLE STAGES OF NITROUS TO WHICH YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY COMBINATION OF SOLENOIDS TO FIRE AT EACH STAGE FOR SMOOTH NITROUS VOLUME PROGRESSION. THE EXPANDABLE KIT ACCOMMODATES A BOTTLE WARMER, PRESSURE GAUGES, OR ADDITIONAL INJECTION SOLENOID. NOW ANY WATCH DOG OR GT TUNER CAN CONTROL THIS KIT. AND WITH IT BEING HANDS FREE, THE DRIVER CAN CONCENTRATE ON DRIVING AND NOT FLIPPING SWITCHES. THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCKS, SEE YOU GUYS NEXT TIME.
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