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Old 02-07-2007, 07:51 AM
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Default C4500 Monroe conversion

I drove a truck like this in KC Monday. Big mistake, now I want one in the worst way...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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Wow that thing is Fugly
Looks like it wanted to be a van put they forced it to be a pickup.
Then they added the ugliest mirrors they could find onto it just be sure your stomach was flopping......................
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:10 AM
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I agree the mirrors need some work, but overall I find the package to be 'brutish' looking.

- Super singles in the rear once the first set of duals go away. Maybe wrapped around 21" Alcoas to fill the huge rear fenders full of rubber and brushed aluminum

- A simple, single 8" chrome stack straight up on passenger side front box corner

- At least ~450hp on tap

Wonder if the front wheels would lift under a hard pull at the fairgrounds with a midtrack shot of NOS and the black smoke rolling...hmmm...
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:31 AM
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22.5 Alcoas are a minimum with the 24.5 Alcoas an option. The stock 19.5's are way to small for the 4500 or 5500's.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:10 PM
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Agreed...especially if you buy a 4WD - they only come with 5.28 gears out back...!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:14 AM
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Default See my medium duty quality thread

http://www.thedieselpageforums.com/t...ad.php?t=31077

I left an objective initial quality review of a Monroe conversion here.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:16 PM
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6.5 holes in the bumper!
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That's a standard chrome bumper on the C-series. The holes are handy to hold on to when removing the bumper.
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That's a standard chrome bumper on the C-series. The holes are handy to hold on to when removing the bumper.
And I thought they were just there for steps. See Ya can learn sumpen new here every day!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:25 AM
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mine has tow hooks sticking out of them there holes in the bumper.
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