This LB7 Dually Killing It
I had a customer come into the shop with a pair of up-pipes and a down-pipe he wanted installed on his LB7 dually. I told him that it would not be a problem and to come by the shop early one morning. I happened to be near the front door when the the truck pulled in and my jaw about dropped when this thing came barreling down the road and whipped into the parking lot.
After a brief discussion with the truck owner I found out this unit had just 89k miles on it and everything was original. This gun metal gray paint had no fading or scratches and free of any noticeable chips or short comings. The interior had no cracks in the plastics, the charcoal gray interior was mint, even the white paint on each button could still be seen clearly. I think what really set it off was the 22.5" semi tires wrapped with 37" rubber. Other basics had been done as well, all the trim was tastefully done, headlights and head unit upgraded and so on. Looking back, each individual piece was fairly standard and readily available. However, when put together on this 4 door dually; it just worked perfect!
After our previous conversation of the truck, I found myself getting as excited about the potential for how cool this thing could be. However, as any truck build story goes we ran into a few small hurdles that we needed solutions for. Bolts broke while removing the up-pipes and the turbo had to come out. It left us with an opportunity to replace the stock IHI with our Stealth 64 LB7 turbo. Now we knew that because of how the owner used his truck that the transmission was going to need attention down the road . . . . shortly down the road. It ended up being very shortly down the road. Once the truck had a DT750 built transmission we decided to install a few supporting mods.
- DuramaxTuner.com Jack DSP5 Tuning
- Lift Pump
- Traction Bars
After the truck returned to it's daily life as a highway driver/midnight tollway race truck, it was not too long until we had another obstacle to overcome....