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Old 02-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #7051
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Sounds like a good idea to me! Ill have to work on that tomorrow! Do I just leave a little slot at the bottom to screw it in?
if you used a thread insert that is the same size as the shift rod, you simply put the insert in towards the end of the sculpting phase and then complete the shifter knob.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #7053
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if you used a thread insert that is the same size as the shift rod, you simply put the insert in towards the end of the sculpting phase and then complete the shifter knob.
Ill try and figure something out, that's a good idea
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #7054
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The eyelids? If that's what your talking about I just taped them off and used plasti dip for that too. I was going to use lense tint but plasti dip I can take off.
Yes the eyelids is what I was talking about sorry and that's a good idea I didn't know if the lights got to hot for the plasti dip to stay put
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #7055
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Yes the eyelids is what I was talking about sorry and that's a good idea I didn't know if the lights got to hot for the plasti dip to stay put
Thanks! And no they seem to do just fine, I haven't had any issues with it bubbling up or anything.
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Bump? Hmm alright... I guess take some plastidip to it...
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #7059
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Hope that wasnt a duplicate post haha
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:17 PM   #7060
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Bump? Hmm alright... I guess take some plastidip to it...
Is that a plasti dipped racing stripe?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #7061
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Is that a plasti dipped racing stripe?
Yea... Don't make fun of me
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Yea... Don't make fun of me
It's very European haha
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #7063
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It's very European haha
Lol did a great job though
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Lol did a great job though
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #7065
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #7066
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Looks good, I reused the factory screws when I put mine on and put one in the back hole also. It gave it a much cleaner look
Regarding those milk-jug replacing end caps; does that mean the caps don't use the back hole for fastening? (I ask because I relocated the factory floods to the back holes, so I could use the square factory tow hooks with a raised winch plate.)

(I know this was awhile ago; but so far I'm only read the first 56 pages.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #7067
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Regarding those milk-jug replacing end caps; does that mean the caps don't use the back hole for fastening? (I ask because I relocated the factory floods to the back holes, so I could use the square factory tow hooks with a raised winch plate.)

(I know this was awhile ago; but so far I'm only read the first 56 pages.
which holes do you mean? I put the caps on mine about a month ago. I forget which holes, but it didn't use all the factory holes. I can go look tomorrow if you remind me which ones you mean.
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which holes do you mean? I put the caps on mine about a month ago. I forget which holes, but it didn't use all the factory holes. I can go look tomorrow if you remind me which ones you mean.
In the picture back on page 56; it appears to be a finished install with just the front, furthest to the edge holes being used on top... which would be ideal because I mounted my fog lights in the back holes. I'll try and post that picture, but I'm a noob so I'm not sure I'll manage it:
The impression that I have is that this is a finished install, and that back empty hole (where my fog lights are now located) can still be used. I guess I'm wondering if I'd have to cut some plastic off to go around the fog light stalk or if the caps were designed to allow that back hole to be utilized. Second question would be, if I do cut the plastic away; will the Insert still stay put?
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #7069
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The back hole does not hold the cap on....
I put a bolt in mine just to fill the hole
The bolt closest to the top of this pic is just in there for looks
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The back hole does not hold the cap on....
I put a bolt in mine just to fill the hole
The bolt closest to the top of this pic is just in there for looks
Awesome! Thank you! If I'm reading you right; at worst I just snip a little plastic off to insure room for the nut that holds on my light! Will be picking those up soon!

Thanks for taking the time to help me! This thread rocks! After reading the first few dozen posts; I did the 'Fog light on regardless of Hi/Low Beam' Mod, and 'Air Lockers engage in 4 Wheel Hi or Low' Mod (the one that retains the safety features of only activating if going less than 10mph and disengages at 45mph automatically.) Both took mere minutes with the detailed instructions, and work flawlessly! (So far as I know: Light Mod definitely works flawlessly, and both lockers engaged in 4 wheel High, but I've had no safe opportunity to test if they really will go off automatically above 45 mph.)(Not that I'd ever do that on purpose anyway... other than to test. )
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Here's a question for you guys: I got the quadratec floor mats a few years ago, and they're still holding up pretty good besides the quadratec logo coming off a while back. I took my carpet out last spring, and then the dogs got into the garage and destroyed it, so I threw the carpet away. My problem is this: without the hook that was on the carpet to hold it in place, the mats slide up several inches, and its ridiiculously annoying. Any ideas besides butting a screw in the tub?

My one thought has been to get some sort of plastic hook like what was on the carpet(should have cut it off before I threw them away but oh well) and siliconing that to the tub. Just don't know how well that'll hold. I plan to bed line the tub, if I just put it on the hooks as well, would that help hold them, or would it make a spot where it could mess the bedliner up? (No experience with bedliner)
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Here's a question for you guys: I got the quadratec floor mats a few years ago, and they're still holding up pretty good besides the quadratec logo coming off a while back. I took my carpet out last spring, and then the dogs got into the garage and destroyed it, so I threw the carpet away. My problem is this: without the hook that was on the carpet to hold it in place, the mats slide up several inches, and its ridiiculously annoying. Any ideas besides butting a screw in the tub?

My one thought has been to get some sort of plastic hook like what was on the carpet(should have cut it off before I threw them away but oh well) and siliconing that to the tub. Just don't know how well that'll hold. I plan to bed line the tub, if I just put it on the hooks as well, would that help hold them, or would it make a spot where it could mess the bedliner up? (No experience with bedliner)
Was going to say spot weld until I saw then bedliner. Not a clue.
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Here's a question for you guys: I got the quadratec floor mats a few years ago, and they're still holding up pretty good besides the quadratec logo coming off a while back. I took my carpet out last spring, and then the dogs got into the garage and destroyed it, so I threw the carpet away. My problem is this: without the hook that was on the carpet to hold it in place, the mats slide up several inches, and its ridiiculously annoying. Any ideas besides butting a screw in the tub?

My one thought has been to get some sort of plastic hook like what was on the carpet(should have cut it off before I threw them away but oh well) and siliconing that to the tub. Just don't know how well that'll hold. I plan to bed line the tub, if I just put it on the hooks as well, would that help hold them, or would it make a spot where it could mess the bedliner up? (No experience with bedliner)
Zip tie the mats to the base of seat so they don't slide up. Velcrow is also an option.
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Maybe use that velcro with the tape on the back. Attach it to the drain plugs. Then you wont have to worry about it messing up the bedliner.

Worst case, you leave some sticky residue stuff on the plugs if it doesnt work. Those can easily be replaced.
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Maybe double sided 3M tape... stuff seems to work pretty good, or the zip tie idea sounds pretty good too.
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Built my own CB radio mount for @ $115.00 including the radio. Used particle board and sprayed it with Duracoat to seal it up.

The metal plate is so I can mount up to 8 or so auxiliary switches later on down the road.
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Here's a question for you guys: I got the quadratec floor mats a few years ago, and they're still holding up pretty good besides the quadratec logo coming off a while back. I took my carpet out last spring, and then the dogs got into the garage and destroyed it, so I threw the carpet away. My problem is this: without the hook that was on the carpet to hold it in place, the mats slide up several inches, and its ridiiculously annoying. Any ideas besides butting a screw in the tub?

My one thought has been to get some sort of plastic hook like what was on the carpet(should have cut it off before I threw them away but oh well) and siliconing that to the tub. Just don't know how well that'll hold. I plan to bed line the tub, if I just put it on the hooks as well, would that help hold them, or would it make a spot where it could mess the bedliner up? (No experience with bedliner)
Magnets with a really sticky back.
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Awesome! Thank you! If I'm reading you right; at worst I just snip a little plastic off to insure room for the nut that holds on my light! Will be picking those up soon!
No problem, yes it looks like you might have to snip a very small amount off the corner to clear the nut...
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I found it at Autozone. If you are just buying the filter it is cheap because it attaches onto the existing hose if you cut it. Again, I did not do it for the power increase (I doubt there is any, because it is hot air), but it helped get the intake out of the way so I could use the box.
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How did you splice the wires in to give it power to the battery?

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I was looking for a cheap way to do on board air, but I did not want to pay $300+ for an ARB compressor. I decided against a tank as I will not be powering air tools. I searched around for the best compressor for the price and found the SLIME 2x Heavy Duty Double compressor: 40026 Slime 2X Twin Cylinder Heavy Duty Tire Inflator
I bought it from Wal-Mart online for $65.
Slme 2X Heavy Duty Tire Inflator - Walmart.com

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1. I did not have enough room in the traditional spot for an air compressor because I have an air conditioner, power steering, and cruise control so there is no more space in the spare battery compartment. And as I was probably going to spend $50-$60 towards a fabricated metal holder for the compressor I decided to go a different route. I decided that if I put $25 towards an air filter I could then place the compressor INSIDE the existing air intake box.
2. I used the foam inside the SLIME box to pad the air intake box.
3. I cut a hole in the top of the air intake for the on/off switch.
4. I spliced the wires and cut a hole in the air intake in order to have it permanently connected to the battery.

This is a really quick air compressor. It takes 1.5 minutes to air my 32" tires from 25-35 PSI, and the green hose that comes with the air compressor is also great at letting air out of the tires (Dual purpose).

So there you have it ... better air filter, and on board air compressor for $99.

I can air up bike tires, air beds, and tubes when camping as well as air up my tires after airing them down in order to get through some snow/ice in the mountains.



How did you splice the wires in to give it power to the battery?



I just drilled a hole into the back of the intake case, and let the wires out of the hole. The compressor was great because it did not come with those crappy AC adapters it came with alligator clips so I just cut those off and use the heavy wiring supplied in the kit.

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