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    1. aaron81006

      aaron81006 Member

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      Ah.. I always thought it way the felt part that I can see that way sticking but the internal track makes more sence. Thanks
       
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    3. toypaseo

      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      One of my Philips XtremePower bulbs died, so I replaced it with one of the old ones I had from when I swapped headlights. Unsure if I'll try the newer Philips XtremeVision, or just snag another set of XtremePower off eBay for $12.60 or $16.91...
       
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      96Green Active Member

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      Took the headliner out:
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      Made it BLAAAAAACK:
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      Put it back in:
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      Yesterday I had the tires rotated and balanced and found out it needs a full brake job all around...calipers, pads, rotors. 191K miles on the clock.
       
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      Gave the dirty girl a bath.
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      Let's see...Sat. I did the waterpump. Sun. I replaced the belt tensioner. Today, Tues., I replaced the alternator.....
       
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      I had this completed earlier this week and while the shop had it, I also had them fix the vent mode issue. While they did a bit of a "rig" job rather than the more expensive appropriate fix, it gets the job done for a fraction of the price and I have good, full air blowing out whichever vents I set it to again.
       
    9. toypaseo

      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      Noticed my rear driver tire looked low. It was ten pounds low at most. While inflating it back up, I noticed a nice rusty nail a couple inches up the sidewall from the tread. Not repairable.

      I never had my $23.99 Fusion SUV tire mounted for my spare, so I had that done, and put it on.

      Now gotta figure out if I want to buy a single Kumho AT51...
      or a new set of Cooper Discoverer A/T3 for $409.96 minus $145 in rebates...
      or get another new set of Firestone Destination LE2 for $451.53 (mounted & balanced) minus $60 in rebates...
      or get a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S for $532 minus $100 in rebates...
      or...
       
    10. aaron81006

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      Installed a set of 2" blocks on the front coil springs. Now she sits nice and level.

      Did have to grind a little to get the blocks to seat into the springs. Pretty easy job. Didn't even need the bolt extenders.
       
    11. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Installed a fresh Driveshaft, new spicer U-Joints and balanced, into the Eddie Bauer. Still had the vibration. rotated it 90* then 180*, then 270*. As I was testing it again for vibration the third time the light finally went on.... it might be the front driveshaft.
      I pulled the front driveshaft just to test for vibration. As I'm pulling it one of the caps came off spilling little roller bearings everywhere. So, vibration or not, its gonna need a new U-joint. I hit I-10 and took it up to 80. It was almost as smooth as the wifes Mercedes. If I hadn't had All terrain tires it probably would have been! Houston...We've found the problem. I took the driveshaft to Arizona Driveshaft (yes, thats a plug). They should have it done today and I'll be vibration free!
      If ya live in the Phoenix area, and need driveline work done... Check them out. They've been very courteous, very helpful, and they do great work.
       
    12. toypaseo

      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      Did a front brake job using NAPA Ultra Premium Polymer Coated rotors, and NAPA Adaptive one ceramic brake pads.
       
    13. toypaseo

      toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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      Still had brake squeal like a wear indicator was rubbing, so I cleaned and greased the slider pins with Syl-Glide. Lubed the ends of the brake pads where they sit in the caliper bracket. Reassembled everything. Still had squealing. My buddy at NAPA suggested the hub bearing unit might be going bad, so I bought one for the driver side, and planned a late night install. Was driving around listening to the squeal, so just to double check where it was coming from, undid my seat belt, opened the door and leaned out. Well great. Now it sounds like the rears. So shut the door, pulled the parking brake release while pushing the parking brake pedal down, and noise goes away. I was planning on an out of town trip, so I just took it to my local mechanic. I also didn't want to deal with any emergency brake issues.
       
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      I cleaned up my dash cam install, as I was tired of the DVR unit flopping about in the center console.

      [​IMG]
       
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      What kind of dvr dash cam system are you running?
       
    16. 96Green

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      It's a K1S (Amazon link). It's a 2 camera system that records to an SD card stuck up the arse of the above pictured remote mount DVR unit. Records @ 30fps in Glorious 1080p.

      I quite like it. It's set up to automatically start recording when you start the truck, and automatically stop when you turn the engine off. When it starts up, the display turns on for 1 minute, just so you know it's recording, then turns off (you can adjust the time-out).

      My front-facing camera is behind the center mirror:
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      The rear camera is on the rear hatch, just inside the rear window:
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      The wires for both cameras run from the center console, behind the dash, and up the A-pillar. The front camera wire runs inside the roof structure that runs along the top of the windshield. The rear cam wire (which is Quite Long) runs to the rear within the roof structure along the drivers side, then goes through the rubber snorkus that contains the factory harness for the central locking & rear wiper. I notched the plastic trim above the rear glass to allow the wire to exit.

      The unit's power wire is spliced into the ignition-switched lead for the stereo. This is how the unit knows when to start & stop recording. It's got an internal battery so it can gracefully stop recording and close out the video files when it looses power.

      Do let me know if you've got any other questions.
       
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      Thanks for the info. I wish dual camera systems weren't so expensive. I'm currently running Daily Roads Voyager on my Samsung Note 5 on a magnetic mount up on the windshield next to the rear view mirror
       
    18. Varsity

      Varsity Don't need no stinkin 4WD...yet Elite Explorer

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      Swapped center caps to a different style. What I had on originally is on the front, the ones I swapped to is the one on the rear.

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      Decorated for the holidays.
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I ran the Pumpkin through emissions today.

      HC in grams per mile .44. Allowed up to 2.0
      CO in gram per mile 8.03. Allowed up to 20.0
      NOX in grams per mile 1.98. Allowed up to 4.0
       
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    21. Varsity

      Varsity Don't need no stinkin 4WD...yet Elite Explorer

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      Spent some time at the Badlands for their "Christmas in Attica" parade. Cool event where everyone decorates their rig/UTV/4x4/Offroader and the fire department and police parade everyone through the town and everyone tosses out candy to the kids and residents. Goes to a good cause too, as they ask for monetary or toy donations for kids for Christmas. Overall a great time!

      Badlands hasn't uploaded any parade shots yet, so ones prepping my truck will have to do for now. Took home Best Decorated Jeep/SUV/Truck though so that made the day even better!

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