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Old 01-29-2013, 09:44 AM   #12961
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installed a new Curt front hitch. DIY took about an hour and a half. but went together w/o to much problem.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:08 AM   #12962
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Hopefully taking the top off if I get out of work early enough its gonna be in the low 70's here in GA
I hope it is. It's not looking promising so far!

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #12963
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I hope it is. It's not looking promising so far!
It's only mid 60s here in SC but the doors have already came off
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #12964
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I hope it is. It's not looking promising so far!
Well its 68 here in Smyrna but I'll be stuck at work till 530 when its starts getting cold :-\ still gonna take the upper doors off though
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:06 PM   #12965
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Has anybody sprayed rock sliders with brake caliper paint? I'm thinking that's what I'll do mine with.
Mainly so it doesn't come off from stepping on it. The rocks will take it off for sure I know.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #12966
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What about bed liner?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #12967
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What about bed liner?
Or powdercoat them
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #12968
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Installed my hitch cargo carrier now i got some space for the beach & camping.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #12969
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Or powdercoat them
Ide powder coat before I bedline... Ide rather not pay 80 bucks to get something painted thats gonna need touchups.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #12970
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Ide powder coat before I bedline... Ide rather not pay 80 bucks to get something painted thats gonna need touchups.
Rattle can bedliner, Rustoleum or Duplicolor?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #12971
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Rattle can bedliner, Rustoleum or Duplicolor?
I was saying that powder coating cost 80. I'm against rattle can bedliner because I haven't had the best experience with it. I feel like caliper paint would hold up better against daily use of me stepping on the bar.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #12972
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Rattle can bedliner, Rustoleum or Duplicolor?
I use the rustoleum bedliner for about $9 a can from autozone. Works like a champ. It's also pretty easy to touch up.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #12973
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Rattle can bedliner, Rustoleum or Duplicolor?
I used rustoleum bed liner on my grille. I sanded it down taped EVERYTHING up prep wiped and sprayed a few coats. I did that 6 months ago along with my door handles and they havent chipped or scratched since. Ive pressure washed over it anf scrubbed it from dried mud the stuff is amazing

I wouldnt suggest duplicolor. My friend used a bed liner spray can product from them on his fender flares and it bubbled up and chipped. Idk if he prepped it wrong or not
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:11 PM   #12974
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I used rustoleum bed liner on my grille. I sanded it down taped EVERYTHING up prep wiped and sprayed a few coats. I did that 6 months ago along with my door handles and they havent chipped or scratched since. Ive pressure washed over it anf scrubbed it from dried mud the stuff is amazing

I wouldnt suggest duplicolor. My friend used a bed liner spray can product from them on his fender flares and it bubbled up and chipped. Idk if he prepped it wrong or not
Ill reinforce that statement about duplicolor, i tried to use it for my flairs as well, same crappy outcome
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #12975
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I used rustoleum bed liner on my grille. I sanded it down taped EVERYTHING up prep wiped and sprayed a few coats. I did that 6 months ago along with my door handles and they havent chipped or scratched since. Ive pressure washed over it anf scrubbed it from dried mud the stuff is amazing

I wouldnt suggest duplicolor. My friend used a bed liner spray can product from them on his fender flares and it bubbled up and chipped. Idk if he prepped it wrong or not
I've used bedliner a lot. I just don't trust it enough to use it on the steps.

Yea I made the duplicolor on fender flares mistake too :/ sucked to scrape off. Looked like trash. Ill never buy duplicolor bedliner again.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #12976
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Flushed my heater core today, little bit of sediment came out, not too exciting!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #12977
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The other day I installed a hand throttle, I got to take out on some local trails. works good for a slow easy crawl but over any big rocks or harder trails ehh not for sure yet. I bet I would use it more if I sucked at driving a 5 speed..
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:29 PM   #12978
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Ordered my new tie rod for the Jeep. Hopefully be here by the weekend so I can install it
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #12979
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Picked up a smittybult src front bumper and winch plate. Now I can install the vr 8000 winch I got for christmas
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #12980
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The other day I installed a hand throttle, I got to take out on some local trails. works good for a slow easy crawl but over any big rocks or harder trails ehh not for sure yet. I bet I would use it more if I sucked at driving a 5 speed..
How long did it take you to install? Also which one did you get? I got the teraflex kit and was thinking about putting it in tomorrow.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #12981
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pulled off my wiper arms, sanded em down, and hit em with a few coats of rustolium 500 degree flat black. that takes care of the last bit of visible rust.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #12982
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How long did it take you to install? Also which one did you get? I got the teraflex kit and was thinking about putting it in tomorrow.
Took me maybe 1/2 hour to install my home made kit. One beer job.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #12983
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pulled off my wiper arms, sanded em down, and hit em with a few coats of rustolium 500 degree flat black. that takes care of the last bit of visible rust.
I painted some of my stainless bolts with 2000* black haha, they were for my LED tail lights.
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The other day I installed a hand throttle, I got to take out on some local trails. works good for a slow easy crawl but over any big rocks or harder trails ehh not for sure yet. I bet I would use it more if I sucked at driving a 5 speed..
I have one on my auto and it works amazing. I often find myself driving most of a trail without touching the gas pedal.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #12985
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I wanted to wait a couple weeks so I wouldn't feel like a dufus if something went wrong again. But I replaced my Clutch 2 weeks ago. Throw out bearing came apart and was screaming every time my foot came anywhere near the clutch pedal.
All in all, it was a great success. Now I just need to replace my rear wheel bearings and overhaul the D44. I think I'll replace the Trac Lok with a True Trac while I'm at it!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #12986
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removed rear jugs and placed the caps
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installed the dust cover on the hood lock.
Bedlined the dust cover also since it was shiny metal, rather have it blend with the inside of the grill
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:27 PM   #12987
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Finally got and installed my new MFS last night. It was scary not having brake lights and turn signals!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #12988
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Just pulled trigger on Dorman OPDA! Keep it as a spare...
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #12989
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Well, In anticipated fashion, my brown truck was supposed to deliver my steering box today.. So I went ahead and took the old out, had to replace the inner ball joint, and steering stabilizer...and then wait..........still no truck at 7:20pm.. Here are at least some pics of the mess for you guys to enjoy.....
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #12990
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Brown truck came to see me today. Can't wait till Sunday to throw these on and adjust my pinion angle. I have a tatton cv drive shaft so I need to be 1 or 2 degrees lower then my pinion correct


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