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Old 06-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Daystar straight sucks

Ok so i bought the daystar tailgate bumpstops because i recently put on a full size spare with a big offset. Figured these would be perfect. Think again. What a P.O.S. first they wouldnt thread on. Then they started to strip the wonderful plastic threads. After those were successfully stripped upon trying to pull them out they just fell apart. Wont buy anything with the name daystar again. If you were thinking about buying these stand clear. Hope quadratec will let me return them. Even if its just a credit.

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Do these come with a warranty? That seems like some pretty cheap plastic tho.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Do these come with a warranty? That seems like some pretty cheap plastic tho.
I didn't see anything marked on the packaging regarding a warranty but ill look again. Dude let me tell you cheapest piece of plastic/foam you've ever seen.
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mine ripped apart like yours did trying to pull it out because i half a$$ed it the first time (not seated properly).

i used wd40, and carefully seated it properly the 2nd time using a flathead screwdriver. even though i was careful...i managed to scratch the paint a lil.

i then glue to the piece that was broken off using 5 second lady's nail glue. so far so good.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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mine ripped apart like yours did trying to pull it out because i half a$$ed it the first time (not seated properly).

i used wd40, and carefully seated it properly the 2nd time using a flathead screwdriver. even though i was careful...i managed to scratch the paint a lil.

i then glue to the piece that was broken off using 5 second lady's nail glue. so far so good.
Yea i was thinking about using the screwdriver method but then i was like yea im not gouging my paint for this cheap thing. It should work correctly without mods :/
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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My wife and I bought those for our jeeps, they went in fine (I guess), but I'll agree that the rubber "thread" portion could use a redesign. As far as the foamy part, that's sort of just the way that material is, if the threaded portion was good then that wouldn't matter. As far as the brand goes though, I think they're legit I've had good luck with their hood latches.
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once i scratched mine all up, there was a thread that popped up using the oem bumpstops and pvc pipes. too bad i threw mine away, wasted $14 on the daystars, and scratched the tailgate a bit.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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I put them on mine fairly easy and haven't had any issues.
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^ur 1 of the lucky ones
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Honestly, I'm not sure how much 15 dollars can really buy these days. I don't know what everyone paid on these - but...well, it could just be folks getting what they're paying for.
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I just went with 1 1/4" hose in the factory stops, seems to work perfectly.
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I just went with 1 1/4" hose in the factory stops, seems to work perfectly.
Yep, used radiator hose on the stock stops. I cut a 1/2 inch slice at the end so it squished into the tire. Works awesome. Got a foot of it at auto parts store for a buck or two.
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Yep, used radiator hose on the stock stops. I cut a 1/2 inch slice at the end so it squished into the tire. Works awesome. Got a foot of it at auto parts store for a buck or two.
That sounds awesome. Can you guys post some pics of the finished products?
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Yep, used radiator hose on the stock stops. I cut a 1/2 inch slice at the end so it squished into the tire. Works awesome. Got a foot of it at auto parts store for a buck or two.
Yeah please let us see the pics. Seems simple enough.
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Can't do it until tomorrow, but I bought 1 1/4" dishwasher hose from Home Depot. It fits perfectly into the factory bump stops; mount your wheel and measure the gap from the end of the bump stop to the tire, then remove the tire, insert the hose, measure your cutting point plus 1/4" (to ensure that you have the pressure against the spare) and you're good.
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Go with the hose mod, it works really good. I goofed mine up a little, I cut it exactly where it needed to be, the tire doesn't move, but there's less support than if you leave an extra 1/2 inch on it and then cut about six slices that are 1/2 to create a star pattern of hose flaring out when the tire is on. Eventually I will get around to replacing mine.
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sump hose connectors

Purchased a couple of precut couplers for sump hose which were just the right length at Menards [should have saved the receipts]
made out of thick black hose and size was right; it was a 'step down' coupler with bands which tightened around each end
the larger ends fit snug over the original stops; left the band on and tightened it around this end [the band set in a groove in the hose]
the smaller of the ends extends out to the tire and butts up against it [took the band off of this end]
believe I had both for around $7.50...no cutting, no mess...finished in less than five mutes with a product which looks like it was made for the purpose.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #18
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Ours also ripped to pieces. Useless waste of money.
Used PVC and cap, painted black. Works great.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/diy...ps-227013.html
Pics on post #7. My Jeep doesn't always stay on pavement- been bounced all over the place and everything is still in place.
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^After all the pain of installing the daystars bumpstops, that thread just magically appeared.
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I bought a $2 rubber mallet an drilled off the mallet then used a drill press to cut out the center an slid it over the oem bumpstop an it worked great for me
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Purchased a couple of precut couplers for sump hose which were just the right length at Menards [should have saved the receipts]
made out of thick black hose and size was right; it was a 'step down' coupler with bands which tightened around each end
the larger ends fit snug over the original stops; left the band on and tightened it around this end [the band set in a groove in the hose]
the smaller of the ends extends out to the tire and butts up against it [took the band off of this end]
believe I had both for around $7.50...no cutting, no mess...finished in less than five mutes with a product which looks like it was made for the purpose.
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Wish you had that receipt. I could get the exact same thing although don't have a Menards here.
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Purchased a couple of precut couplers for sump hose which were just the right length at Menards [should have saved the receipts]
made out of thick black hose and size was right; it was a 'step down' coupler with bands which tightened around each end
the larger ends fit snug over the original stops; left the band on and tightened it around this end [the band set in a groove in the hose]
the smaller of the ends extends out to the tire and butts up against it [took the band off of this end]
believe I had both for around $7.50...no cutting, no mess...finished in less than five mutes with a product which looks like it was made for the purpose.
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Something like this? 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 CI/PLS X CI/PLS at Menards
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here's a couple of shots---bumps up against the tire and fits well over the old stop

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Purchased a couple of precut couplers for sump hose which were just the right length at Menards [should have saved the receipts]
made out of thick black hose and size was right; it was a 'step down' coupler with bands which tightened around each end
the larger ends fit snug over the original stops; left the band on and tightened it around this end [the band set in a groove in the hose]
the smaller of the ends extends out to the tire and butts up against it [took the band off of this end]
believe I had both for around $7.50...no cutting, no mess...finished in less than five mutes with a product which looks like it was made for the purpose.
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couple of shots of the connector over the old bumps, length and butting up against the spare--really does work well- click each image a couple of times to open and enlarge
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Those are different than my stops are. I got a set maybe 18 mos ago and its all the same foam, not with the plastic nipple on it.
However, when I tried to put mine in, the foam nipples ripped off on both of them, so theres nothing to keep them in place other than the tire squishing it to the tailgate. Works for now, but still a POS. I still have the stock bump stops, so I may implement the hose solution if I get really annoyed with them as is. With that said, they only pose a problem if I have to put the spare back on. They are held in place pretty good and work as intended as long as I dont need to take the spare off
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I have the Daystar Hood Latches , after about 7-8 months they cracked into, what a waste of money , I was so upset i called Daystar and they just shipped me a new pair for free no questions asked. They have been on about 5 months and when these crack in 3 months, NO MORE DAYSTAR FOR ME !!!
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What if the PO deleted the bump stops? Where do i get the originals?

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