Still haven't had a chance to work on the truck due to packing, but I love the speed bleeder idea. I'm going to hook up my vaccuum bleeder and try to pull all the air out. It does have to be driven 2300 miles after all.
I unfortunately won't be able to go wheeling with any of you guys, but thanks for the tips and help while i've been here in Michigan.
I'm moving to Washington state in a few days and it's been fun, so I may or may not update the thread from there...we'll see.