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(JEREMY)>> WE'VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS ON OUR '55 F-100 RESTO MOD PROJECT THIS SEASON, AND TODAY WE PLAN ON MAKING A LOT MORE.

(LT)>> ABSOLUTELY, WE'RE GONNA GET IT BLOWN APART FOR FINAL PAINT BY THE END OF THE DAY, BUT THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF LAST MINUTE FABRICATION THAT WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF SO WE DON'T SCRATCH JEREMY'S FANCY PAINT JOB. THIS THREE POINT FIVE LITER ECOBOOST FITS NICELY BETWEEN THE FRAME RAILS OF OUR JW ROD GARAGE CHASSIS, BUT THERE IS ONE MAJOR PIECE THAT'S MISSING, THE COOLING SYSTEM.

(JEREMY)>> AND I'VE GOT A FEW PARTS OUT IN THE BOOTH I STILL NEED TO PREP FOR PAINT. SO IF YOU DON'T MIND TAKING CARE OF THAT?

(LT)>> YEAH, I GOT YOU. FITTING AN INTERCOOLER INTO A TWIN TURBOED '55 F-100 IS DEFINITELY NO EASY TASK, AND IS GONNA REQUIRE A COUPLE OF CUSTOM PARTS. TO HELP US GET STARTED WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST IN THE SHOP TODAY. THIS IS JAY THORNTON FROM VIBRANT PERFORMANCE.

(JAY)>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

(LT)>> ABSOLUTELY MAN. TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THESE PARTS THAT YOU BROUGHT AND HOW THEY'LL HELP US GET AN INTERCOOLER

INTO THAT F-100.

(JAY)>> SURE THING, WE'VE GOT AN ARRAY OF PRODUCTS FROM OUR CATALOG OR WEBSITE THAT CAN HELP YOU GET THE JOB DONE IN ALMOST ANY FABRICATION SETUP THAT YOU MIGHT BE HAVING ON ANY CAR. WE BROUGHT US WITH US SOME VELOCITY STACKS FOR INCREASED FLOW ON THE INTAKE. WE'VE GOT SOME SIMPLE FILTERS. YOU KNOW, AN ARRAY OF SILICONE COUPLERS THAT, YOU KNOW, HELP YOU TRANSITION, GIVE YOU SOME FLEXIBILITY.

(LT)>> I KNOW A LOT OF THIS STUFF IS HARD TO FIND, SO YOU GUYS HAVE A REALLY WIDE SELECTION.

(JAY)>> VERY WIDE SELECTION, AND THEY'RE ALL FOUR PLY AIR MID WEAVE. SO THEY'RE PRETTY STRONG FOR ANY APPLICATION. WE'VE EVEN GOT ALUMINUM TUBING. IT'S ALL 6061 ALUMINUM, COMES IN MANY DIFFERENT BEND RADIUSES, MANY DIFFERENT SIZES. THE HD CLAMP IS A FOUR PIECE MODULAR CLAMPING SYSTEM FOR HIGH PRESSURE TURBO SYSTEMS, OR FOR TURBO SYSTEMS WHERE YOU NEED SECURE CLAMPING AND SAY RACE APPLICATIONS OR A DAILY DRIVING APPLICATIONS WHERE YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT A VERY SECURE CLAMP THAT'S VERY RELIABLE. THERE AGAIN, 6061 BILLET ALUMINUM.

(LT)>> READY TO GO OUT OF THE BOX.

(JAY)>> READY TO GO OUT OF THE BOX.

VERY CLEAN OUT OF THE BOX, MINIMAL PREPARATION AGAIN. EVERYBODY NEEDS AN INTERCOOLER FOR THEIR TURBO SYSTEM, AND WE'VE GOT A WIDE SELECTION OF CORES OR PREFABRICATED WITH IN TANK INTERCOOLERS THAT COME WITH AN OFFSET FIN DESIGN FOR THE BEST EFFICIENCY TO FLOW RATIO.

(LT)>> I SEE, COOL, WELL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I SENT YOU A COUPLE OF DRAWINGS AND TEMPLATES OF WHAT I THOUGHT MIGHT WORK FOR OUR F-100. SO I KNOW YOU MADE UP A COUPLE OF

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW WE'RE GONNA TRANSLATE THAT PATTERN INTO A REAL WORLD INTERCOOLER.

(JAY)>> YEAH, SURE THING. ALRIGHT JAY, WE'VE GOT OUR TEMPLATE HERE, AND THIS IS

KINDA WHAT I FIGURED OUT HOW IT WOULD FIT BEST IN THE TRUCK. WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF INLETS ON THE BOTTOM. THE AIR'S GONNA FLOW UP THROUGH THE INTERCOOLER

AND EXIT ON THE TOP.

YOU KNOW ONE WAY WE COULD HAVE BUILT THIS IS STARTED WITH OUR TEMPLATE, GET THE INTERCOOLER CORES IN HERE, AND CUT UP A LITTLE BIT OF ALUMINUM. YOU KNOW, MAYBE USE A TEMPLATE OUT OF CARDBOARD. IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN US A LITTLE WHILE BUT WE DEFINITELY COULD HAVE MADE AN INTERCOOLER. BUT SINCE WE HAVE YOU AND YOUR EXPERTISE HERE, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT?

(JAY)>> WELL IN THIS CASE YOU AND I ARE WORKING TOGETHER I GET THE IMAGE OF YOUR TEMPLATE HERE.

I TRANSFER ALL OF YOUR NEEDED OR LABELED INFORMATION AS FAR AS DIMENSIONAL INFO INTO THE COMPUTER IN COMBINATION WITH SET DIMENSIONS FROM THE INTERCOOLER CORE THAT WE'RE GONNA USE. I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE AN INTERCOOLER CORE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU LABELED HERE, BUT I HAVE TWO THAT I CAN WELD TOGETHER TO GET THE SAME JOB DONE. SO I'M GONNA WELD THOSE TWO AND I'M GONNA PLACE THEM IN THE COMPUTER. I'M ALSO GONNA MODEL UP SOME IN TANKS. THE COMPUTER'S GONNA TELL ME HOW BIG THEY ARE IN TERMS OF FLAT SHEET METAL, AND I'M GONNA SEND THAT TO THE LASER CUTTER AND WE'RE GONNA GET IT BACK. AND THEN YOU KNOW, IT MAKES THE JOB A LOT FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENT TO PUT TOGETHER.

(LT)>> ALRIGHT, WELL LET'S GET STARTED.

(JAY)>> AWESOME, YEAH.

(LT)>> AFTER JAY SETS UP THE TIG, THE FIRST THING TO DO IS COMBINE THE TWO THREE AND A HALF INCH AIR TO AIR CORES BY TACKING THEM TOGETHER.

THEN FULLY WELDING.

FROM HIS CAD MODEL HE LASER CUT AND BROUGHT WITH HIM ALL THE ALUMINUM PIECES THAT MAKE UP THE

TANKS THAT WILL BE WELDED TO THE NOW ONE PIECE CORE.

(JAY)>> WELL THE FIRST THING I'VE GOT TO CLEAN ALL THIS ALUMINUM UP AND GET ALL THE RESIDUE OFF OF IT. THE CLEANER THE ALUMINUM IS THE BETTER IT'S GONNA WELD. FROM THERE WE'RE GONNA TAKE IT ON THE FINGER BREAK AND BEND ALL THE PIECES TO FORM THE INTERCOOLER TANKS TOP AND BOTTOM. SO OBVIOUSLY WE DON'T WANT TO MOVE IT TOO FAR OR BEND IT TOO FAR CAUSE WHEN YOU TRY AND BEND IT BACK IT CREATES A RIPPLE IN THE ALUMINUM AND

DOESN'T LOOK SO NICE.

THAT'S GOOD TO WORK WITH. I'VE JUST GOT TO DO A LITTLE TRIMMING ON THE ONE SIDE AND WE SHOULD BE GOOD.

FOR THE IDEAL FIT UP YOU WANT TO HAVE A NICE GROOVE IN HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET A BEAD THAT'S EVENLY SPREAD ALONG EACH SURFACE.

(LT)>> JAY WILL LAY DOWN ABOUT THREE TACK WELDS PER SIDE.

(JAY)>> I DO THIS FOR ALL THE TANKS.

(LT)>> THE SAME WHEN IT COMES TIME TO

ATTACH IT TO THE CORE. ONCE ALL THE PIECES ARE BUILT AND LINED UP, YOU'LL SEAM WELD THE WHOLE THING IN ONE BIG SWOOP.

(JAY)>> SO I'VE GOT THIS ALL WELDED UP. I'VE GOT MY INTANKS WELDED UP. I'M GONNA PUT THEM IN PLACE AND TACK THE BOTTOM ONES IN. EVERYTHING SEEMED TO LINED UP PRETTY DECENTLY. SO I'LL JUST GET THESE IN PLACE, SPOT WELD THEM,

THEN WE'LL PUT THE TOP ON JUST WITH SOME TAPE AND MOCK IT UP IN THE TRUCK.

(LT)>> WELL LET'S SEE HOW THIS THING WILL FIT UP. WITH PROPER FITMENT, NEXT THING TO FIGURE OUT IS WHERE THE OUTLET TO THE THROTTLE BODY WILL GO. HE'LL BUILD THAT NEXT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> LATER ON, HOW A PLUG AND PLAY RETUNE CAN WAKE UP YOUR PICK UP.

(LT)>> GOT IT?

(JAY)>> YEP.

(LT)>> WE'RE BACK ON TRUCK TECH WHERE GUEST FABRICATOR JAY THORNTON IS IN THE MIDDLE OF BUILDING A CUSTOM INTERCOOLER FOR OUR '55 F-100. RETRO FITTING TWIN TURBOS IN A 60 YEAR OLD PICK UP

PRESENTS SOME CHALLENGES, WHICH JAY IS ACCUSTOM TO.

HE'S THE TECHNICAL LEAD FOR VIBRANT PERFORMANCE, MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH QUALITY INTAKE AND EXHAUST COMPONENTS.

(JEREMY)>> WHETHER IT'S DIESEL PULLING, THE ART OF DRIFTING, OR COMPETITION DRAG RACING, THE DEMAND FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE NO LONGER RELIES SOLELY ON DISPLACEMENT. MORE POWER CAN BE FOUND WITH EFFICIENCIES IN COOLING, EXHAUST FLOW, AND BETTER TUNING. VIBRANT PERFORMANCE IS A FABRICATOR'S ONE STOP SHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL BUILDER PARTS.

(JAY)>> SO IF YOU'RE BUILDING A TURBO SETUP YOU DON'T HAVE TO SOURCE YOUR FLANGES IN ONE PLACE AND

YOUR WELD BUNGS IN ANOTHER. YOU CAN GO TO SUMMIT RACING DOT COM OR ANY OF OUR OTHER ONLINE RETAILERS, AND BASICALLY

PICK UP EVERYTHING FROM MUFFLERS, TO RESONATORS, ALL THE WAY UP TO OUR AIR TO AIR INTERCOOLERS. ON A SCALE OF ONE TO 10, THE PROJECT WE'RE WORKING WITH TODAY IS MAYBE ABOUT A SEVEN. YOU KNOW WE'RE PUTTING INTERCOOLERS TOGETHER, IT'S HEAVY.

THE HEAVY ASPECT OF AN INTERCOOLER MEANS IT'S GOT THE FIN DENSITY TO DO THE JOB PROPERLY. SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY A LIGHT PART AS AN INTERCOOLER IS GONNA DO THE JOB BETTER, BUT MOVING THAT HEAVY PART AROUND AND FABRICATING AROUND IT, AND GETTING ALL THE DETAILS INTO THE PART, IT'S CHALLENGING. AND WE'LL DO A 180 DEGREE SWEEP ALMOST BACK UP TO THIS JOINT.

(LT)>> THAT'LL STILL GIVE US PLENTY OF ROOM TO CLEAR OUR RADIATOR?

(JAY)>> YEAH.

(LT)>> ASSEMBLY STARTS AT THE ENGINE.

(JAY)>> I'M JUST GONNA SLIP IT ON THERE.

(LT)>> THE FIRST PIECE OF TUBING GETS PUT THROUGH THE VIBRANT BEAD ROLLER.

(JAY)>> I'M GONNA PUT A PROFILE IN IT SO IT DOESN'T SLIP OFF THE SILICONE WHEN IT'S UNDER HIGH BOOST.

(LT)>> CONNECTION AT THE INTERCOOLER BEGINS WITH THEIR NEW HD CLAMP.

IT SOLVES THE TYPICAL PROBLEM OF SILICONE BOOTS COMING APART AT HIGH BOOST. THE CLAMP CONSISTS OF TWO WELD FERULES THAT ARE WELDED TO THE COOLER AND TO THE CHARGE PIPE. HIGH TEMP ORINGS, AN ANODIZED UNION SLEEVE, AND

A SPRING LOADED CLAMP WITH A LOCKING PIN. WITH A PROPER EIGHTH OF AN INCH GAP BETWEEN THE WELDED FITTINGS, THE VIBRANT HD CLAMP PROVIDES

12 DEGREES RANGE OF MOTION WHILE THE ENGINE

IS UNDER HEAVY LOAD.

WITH IT ALL LAID OUT AND FULLY WELDED JAY CAN MARK THE POSITION FOR THE BLOW OFF VALVE, WELD IT ON, CUT THE HOLE, AND HE'S DONE WITH THE MOST CHALLENGING PIECE OF THIS PUZZLE. WELL JAY THERE'S A LOT OF HARD WORK GONE ON HERE, A LOT OF COOL VIBRANT PRODUCTS, AND I LOVE THE RESULT MAN. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(JAY)>> OH YOU'RE WELCOME, IT WAS A PLEASURE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT TURNING A BARE STEEL CHASSIS INTO A SHEET OF GLASS.

(JEREMY)>> WE HAVE OUR '55 F-100 JUST ABOUT READY TO PAINT BUT I WANTED TO ADDRESS THE DOOR GAPS.

NOW AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THIS IS WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE, VERY TIGHT AND UNIFORM. NOW AS YOU GET OVER TO THE TOP OF THE DOOR, WELL THEY

GET REALLY WIDE AND JUST LOOK BAD. NOW BACK IN '55 FENDER AND DOOR GAPS WERE THE LEAST OF FORD'S WORRIES, BUT IN A HIGH END RESTO MOD LIKE WE'RE BUILDING YOU WANT THEM TO BE AS EVEN AS POSSIBLE FOR A VERY CLEAN LOOK. SO LET'S GET STARTED. NOW I'M GONNA SHOW THE PROPER WAY TO FIX THIS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. I'M GONNA USE THIS EIGHTH INCH STEEL ROD TO CLOSE THIS GAP. AS YOU CAN SEE IT FITS THE DOOR EDGE ALMOST PERFECTLY, AND ONCE WE WELD IT IN WE'LL HAVE A GOOD, SOLID FOUNDATION. NOW THIS IS WAY BETTER THAN THE BUILD UP OF FILLER, WHICH WILL BUST ON YOU DOWN THE ROAD.

YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND PREBEND YOUR ROD TO THE DOOR, BUT A GOOD TIP IS TO BEND IT AS YOU GO. THE HEAT CREATED HELPS BEND THE ROD WHILE YOU'RE WELDING, MAKING IT NEARLY EFFORTLESS. ONCE WE'RE ALL WELDED UP WE CAN GRIND DOWN THE WELDS WITH 36 GRIT ON AN ANGLE GRINDER. ALL I'M TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS JUST GET MY WELDS GROUND DOWN BECAUSE THE GAP IS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD RIGHT HERE WITH JUST THE ROD ITSELF. AND ANOTHER THING YOU WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHEN GRINDING, THAT ALSO CAUSES A LOT OF HEAT. SO YOU WANT TO TRY TO MOVE AROUND A LOT BECAUSE THIS CAN ALSO WARP THE METAL. OUR GAP IS ALMOST PERFECT AT THE FRONT OF THE DOOR BUT IS A LITTLE TIGHT UP TOP. SO I'LL PULL AN EVEN TAPE LINE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH I NEED TO GRIND AWAY TO MAKE IT UNIFORM. A PERFECT DOOR GAP WITHOUT USING A LICK OF FILLER. WITH THE TRUCK JUST ABOUT READY FOR SOME NEW PAINT, WE NEED TO GET IT BLOWN APART TO GET IT DOWN TO A BARE FRAME. WE'LL ITEMIZE ALL THE PARTS AND STORE THEM IN A SAFE PLACE.

WE'RE FINALLY READY TO START PREPPING PARTS TO PAINT ON OUR F-100, WHICH FOR ME IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PARTS OF ANY BUILD. NOW A FEW WEEKS AGO WE SHOWED YOU HOW TO PAINT A FRAME ON A BUDGET WITH OUR C-10 PROJECT. AND EVEN THOUGH MOST PROFESSIONALS WOULD THUMB THEIR NOSES AT RATTLE CANNING A JOB, IT'S STILL A VIABLE TECHNIQUE THAT'LL LAST FOR YEARS. PLUS WE ONLY HAD ABOUT $100 BUCKS IN IT. FOR THIS RESTO MOD BOTH FRAME, FENDERS, CAB, AND BED SIDES WILL BE PREPPED AND PAINTED AS IF YOU WERE TAKING YOUR TRUCK TO A HIGH END CUSTOM SHOP FOR RESTORATION. AND THIS MEANS A MULTISTEP PROCESS THAT IS UNIVERSAL IN OUR FIELD, AND IT STARTS WITH EPOXY PRIMER, WHICH WILL GIVE US SUPERIOR ADHESION OVER OUR BARE METAL. THEN A LAYER OF PRIMER/SURFACER, WHICH ESSENTIALLY IS JUST A HIGH BUILD PRIMER THAT WILL FILL IN ANY IMPERFECTIONS, FOLLOWED UP WITH A PRIMER/SEALER THAT GIVES US A GOOD UNIFORM COLOR. NEXT THE BASE COAT, WHICH IS YOUR MAIN COLOR, AND FINALLY MULTILAYERS OF CLEAR COAT DEPENDING

UPON PREFERENCE. IT'S PREPARED FOR PRIMER BY SANDING IT WITH 80 AND 180 GRIT PAPER.

(LT)>> I LIKE HOW YOU STUCK ME WITH THE HAND SANDING.

(JEREMY)>> YOU'VE GOT TO PLAY IT SMART SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW?

(LT)>> HE DOESN'T TRUST ME WITH POWER TOOLS.

(JEREMY)>> THE FINAL PREP INCLUDES ONE MORE PASS WITH SOME WAX AND GREASE REMOVER. THEN WE'LL BE READY TO PRIME. ALL IN ALL WE HAVE ABOUT $1,500 BUCKS IN PRODUCTS ALONG WITH A LITTLE OVER $1,000 DOLLARS IN PAINT GUNS. ONCE YOU ADD A PROFESSIONAL PAINT BOOTH, A PREP BOOTH, AN AIR COMPRESSOR, ALONG WITH THE GUNS, YOU CAN SEE HOW A HIGH END CUSTOM PAINT JOB CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE. NOW DO YOU NEED THREE PAINT GUNS? WELL NO, BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT BECAUSE PRIMER IS VERY THICK AND IT NEEDS A LARGE ORIFICE TO SPRAY THROUGH. SO I LIKE TO USE A TWOZERO TIP IN MY PRIMER GUN.

NOW FOR BASE AND CLEAR I LIKE TO USE A ONETHREE OR ONEFOUR TIP. YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ALMOST ANY JOB WITH THOSE. NOW THE REASON I HAVE A SPECIFIC BASE GUN AND CLEAR GUN IS IF YOU TAKE THE CHANCE AND SPRAY YOUR BASE AND

CLEAR THROUGH THE SAME GUN, THERE'S A CHANCE NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU THINK YOU'VE CLEANED IT, THAT YOU MAY GET DEBRIS IN YOUR NEW CLEAR COAT FROM YOUR LAST PAINT JOB.

YOU DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO TAKE THAT CHANCE. OUR FIRST STAGE OF PAINT IS ONE COAT OF EPOXY

PRIMER, FOLLOWED BY PPG'S K-38 PRIMER/SURFACER. AFTER IT IS FULLY CURED, WE'RE READY TO SAND FOR PAINT. MY PREFERRED METHOD IS DRY SANDING. I'LL GUIDE COAT AND START OFF WITH 180 GRIT ON A BLOCK, AND AS LONG AS I HAVEN'T BROKEN THROUGH THE PRIMER ANYWHERE I CAN REGUIDE COAT AND SAND OUT MY 180 GRIT SCRATCHES WITH 320, WIPE DOWN THE FRAME WITH DEGREASER. NOW WE CAN ROLL INTO THE PAINT BOOTH, AND THEN AGAIN WITH A TACK RAG TO REMOVE ANY DEBRIS. I'LL START WITH ONE COAT OF SEALER, FOLLOWED BY THREE COATS OF PPG DBC CHARCOAL BASE. THEN THREE WET COATS OF PPG'S 2021 CLEAR, ALL SUPPLIED TO US BY SINGLE SOURCE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. 24 HOURS LATER SHE'S DONE.

(LT)>> MAN I REALLY LOVE HOW THIS FRAME CAME OUT. THE COLOR'S PERFECT, THE GLOSS IS SPOT ON. THIS THING'S GONNA BE A SHOW WINNER FOR SURE.

(JEREMY)>> YEAH MAN, IT JUST SHOWS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT AND QUALITY MATERIALS, BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THE REST OF THESE PARTS PAINTED AND START PUTTING THIS

THING BACK TOGETHER.

(LT)>> WELL YOU BETTER GET TO WORK THEN CAUSE

YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF IT.

(JEREMY)>> THAT'S COOL MAN, I LIKE THE COLOR.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT, HOW TO AVOID THIS BY RECALIBRATING YOUR SPEEDOMETER.

(LT)>> WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK US RECENTLY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TUNING WHEN IT COMES TO

MODERN LIFTED TRUCKS. NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT A PROGRAMMER CAN ADD GREAT HORSEPOWER, BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU ADD LARGER TIRES OR DIFFERENT GEARS? WELL IT TAKES MORE THAN JUST HORSEPOWER TO MAKE THESE MODERN FUEL INJECTED TRUCKS BEHAVE PROPERLY.

(JEREMY)>> TAKE THIS ONE FOR EXAMPLE. IT'S A 2015 SIERRA WITH THE OPTIONAL SIX POINT TWO LITER, 420 HORSEPOWER VEIGHT. IT HAS SIX INCHES OF LIFT AND 35 INCH TIRES, BUT THE TUNE IN THE COMPUTER IS STILL STOCK.

IT LOOKS PRETTY TOUGH THOUGH.

(LT)>> YOU KNOW IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE BEEN

BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A LIFTED TRUCK. SO WE'RE GONNA TAKE THIS ONE OUT AND SEE WHAT WE THINK OF IT. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IS THE POWER OF THE SIX POINT TWO. 420 HORSEPOWER GOES A LONG WAY MOVING A ROUGHLY 5,000

POUND PICKUP, BUT THE THROTTLE RESPONSE COULD BE

A LITTLE MORE REACTIVE WHEN YOU LAY YOUR FOOT ON THE GAS. YOU KNOW THE OTHER THING THAT I NOTICED DRIVING THIS TRUCK AROUND IS THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT POINTS. THEY SEEM LIKE THEY'RE HAPPENING QUITE A BIT TOO EARLY, AND I THINK PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE THESE LARGER TIRES ON THE BACK, THEY THROW OFF THE VEHICLE'S SPEED SENSOR BECAUSE YOU KNOW, IT EXPECTS TO BE SPINNING A CERTAIN RPM AND WHEN YOU THROW BIGGER TIRES ON THERE THAT ALL GETS SKEWED OFF. ANOTHER THING IS THE SPEEDOMETER. WITH 35 INCH TALL TIRES, WE'RE CRUISING AT A NICE 45 MILES AN HOUR BUT THE GPS SHOWS WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING 49.

(JEREMY)>> WE CAN CORRECT ALL OF THESE ISSUES AND GET MORE POWER WITH THE MAX ENERGY TWO POINT ZERO FROM HYPERTECH, AND WE ALWAYS GO FOR THE HIGHER POWER SETTING. SO NATURALLY WE MADE SURE TO FILL IT UP WITH PREMIUM FUEL.

(LT)>> WE CHECKED THAT TIRES WERE PROPERLY INFLATED AND WE'RE GOING TO MEASURE SO WE CAN INPUT THIS DIAMETER INTO THE TUNER. THIS WILL CORRECT THE PART THROTTLE SHIFTING AND FIX THE SPEEDOMETER PROBLEM ALL IN ONE.

WITH ALL THE ADJUSTMENTS MADE, WE'LL GET BACK OUT

ON THE ROAD AND SEE HOW IT FEELS.

YOU KNOW ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I NOTICE ABOUT THIS TUNED SIX POINT TWO IS THE THROTTLE RESPONSE. IT'S LIKE YOUR FOOT IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THAT THROTTLE BLADE ON THE ENGINE. YOU PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN, IT OPENS IT UP, AND HONESTLY THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IS WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING AROUND TOWN, WHEN YOU'RE IN TRAFFIC, YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THAT LAG ANYMORE.

IT'S LIKE YOU WANT TO GET OUT, YOU WANT TO PASS SOMEBODY, JUST PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN AND IT GOES.

(JEREMY)>> I WAS LOOKING AT THE DYNO SHEETS FOR THE MAX ENERGY TWO POINT ZERO AND WHILE THE HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE NUMBERS ARE REALLY IMPRESSIVE, THE GAINS AT 6,500 RPM REALLY SHOW THE POTENTIAL OF THIS SIX POINT TWO. IT GAINED AN ADDITIONAL 42 HORSEPOWER AND 33 POUND FEET OF TORQUE TO THE REAR WHEELS. THAT'S A LOT OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

(LT)>> THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING THAT WE WANTED TO CHECK, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT POINTS, THEY SEEMED TO BE IRONED OUT A LITTLE BIT AS THE SPEEDOMETER. I'VE GOT THE CRUISE CONTROL SET AT 75 MILES AN HOUR. WHAT DOES THE APP SAY?

(JEREMY)>> 75, RIGHT ON THE MONEY.

(LT)>> WOW, YOU CAN'T BEAT IT. SO WE'VE GOT A CORRECT SPEEDOMETER, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS PROPERLY, WE'VE GOT A WHOLE LOT MORE HORSEPOWER, AND A LOT OF THROTTLE RESPONSE.

(JEREMY)>> NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET FOR SOMETHING YOU WEREN'T DOING IN THE FIRST PLACE.

(LT)>> THAT'S THE BEST PART, HYPERTECH MAX ENERGY TWO POINT ZERO.

WHEN IMPROVING THE POWER AND HANDLING OF YOUR TRUCK ONE THING YOU CAN'T FORGET ABOUT ARE THE BRAKES. WE UPGRADE TO EBC BRAKES ON MANY OF OUR PROJECTS. THESE ARE TRUCK YELLOW STUFF SPORT PADS AND THEY INCREASE BRAKING EFFECT 30 TO 40 PERCENT OVER STOCK. THEY FEATURE A SPECIAL HIGH FRICTION MATERIAL THAT IS PERFECT FOR HEAVY TRUCKS WITH POWER ADDERS OR LARGER WHEELS AND TIRES. AND TO COMPLIMENT THE PADS YOU CAN GET A SET OF GD SPORT ROTORS WITH A FULL SWEEP SLOT THAT WIPES WATER AND DUST OFF THE BRAKING SURFACE FOR CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE. AND YOU CAN FIND YOUR SET AT EBC BRAKES DOT COM.

(JEREMY)>> THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO HEAR WHEN CRUISING IN YOUR TRUCK IS ROAD NOISE, AND LIZARD SKIN HAS MADE IT EASY TO COMBAT NOISE, HEAT, AND VIBRATION WITH THEIR LINE OF INSULATION PRODUCTS. THEIR CERAMIC INSULATION LIMITS THE AMOUNT OF HEAT ENTERING YOUR VEHICLE'S INTERIOR AND REDUCES TEMPS UP TO 30 DEGREES, AND THEIR SOUND CONTROL

DAMPENS RATTLES AND VIBRATIONS, IMPROVING THE SOUND OF HIGH END AUDIO SYSTEMS. AND THEIR PRO INSTALL KIT HANDLES THE THICK VISCOSITY OF THEIR MATERIALS WITH EASE. SO GO TO LIZARD SKIN DOT COM FOR MORE. WE ALL KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING IT IS TO FIND SMALL BUT ESSENTIAL PARTS TO YOUR TRUCK'S RESTORATION, AND BROTHERS TRUCK PARTS HAS HARD TO

FIND ITEMS LIKE THESE HALF TON CAB MOUNTS AND BUSHINGS. THIS '60 THROUGH '66 GM KIT INCLUDES THE RUBBER, STEEL CAB MOUNTS, AND ALL THE HARDWARE YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR CAB SITTING STRAIGHT. NOW YOU CAN FIND THEM AT BROTHERS TRUCKS DOT COM. THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCK TECH, WE'LL

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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