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"Red Bull"

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by MrQ, October 22, 2011.

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  1. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    It's gonna be a little while till I get those on there. I have to wait till I have a little extra money to get the alignment done after the TT.
     
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  3. TexasArmadillo

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    I can't wait to see um.
     
  4. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Im glad you were able to locate the source of the problem and repair it! like I said, when diagnosing those types of issues, always look at the one variable that changed. In this case, it was the battery being moved around. But alas, awesome job bud and keep on!!
     
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    I always start cheap and work up to expensive when diagnosing.
     
  6. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I got up a little late today but decided I still wanted to get something done on Red. I still had the black radio bezel that I switched out for a wood grain one and I had an idea forming in my head about what I wanted to do with it. With sandpaper in hand I attacked that awful rubber coating on the bezel. After nearly spraining something and getting nowhere fast, I remember reading on EF about using brake cleaner to remove the coating. And you know what? It works! It took me a couple of hours switching between a straight blade, sand paper and the brake cleaner to finally get most of it off. I then had my brother spray paint it for me. It'll take a little while to dry but I really like the results so far.

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  7. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That sir, is red :)
     
  8. TexasArmadillo

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    It kind of matches this...


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  9. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I think I still have some of those in the back of the truck from last years run. :)

    Edit: 2000th post!!!
     
  10. TexasArmadillo

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    That is funny, you and Russell have almost the same post count. He is rocken one more than you.
     
  11. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I try lol.
     
  12. GRNMACHINE

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    Dig the paint scheme. Dont remember reading about brake cleaner, nice tip!
     
  13. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I read it somewhere on here when I was researching painting the bezel. Thing is though it drys quick and you will need a full can or more. The key is getting the timing down between when it's fully penetrated the material and before it drys out. I did find that light surface cracks develop on the plastic using this method so a good primer could help fill those in.
     
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    How red is it...Red enough where they can hear you coming red.
     
  15. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    And it looks awesome in "Red" Bull. :D

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  16. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Finally getting around to deciding what mods I am going to do to Red Bull.

    Phase I
    First up is a set of 285/75/16 Falken Rocky Mountain ATS. For a $166 tire with good reviews these are hard to pass up.

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    I am also going to do the TT and shackles right before I get the tires so I just have to get one alignment.

    Phase II
    I also have a new head unit picked out. It can be set up with GPS nav and HD radio with different modules and the price is pretty good. I am also going to upgrade the speakers in the doors. I got my dad a set of Kenwoods and he really likes them in his truck.

    Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD

    Phase III
    Next up, an Aussie locker for the 8.8. This will be quite nice since I'm open in the rear right now.

    Gonna be a busy year. :D
     
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    The 285s would look awesome under there. I looked at going with those falkens but ended up with firestone at's because I got my 265's for 110 a piece and I couldn't say no to that. I vote white letters out, but thats just me.
     
  18. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Cant wait to see everything be added! It'll be real killer!
     
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    Looken good. Those Pioneer head units are nice. My sister has one. You can ground out the pink wire so that you can play DVDs while driving.
     
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    Lookin forward to pics, no experience with Falkens but that is a great price. 16's in 285/75/16 or 305/70/16 (33x12.50x16) have really gone thru the roof. Main reason I stayed with a 15.
     
  21. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Looks like the tires are going to be put on hold, so I'm going to work on the sound system instead.

    I also found out I have a pesky cruise control problem. :mad: I have checked all the fuses and they're good, pulled the airbag and checked the wires, and they're good. On occasion I can get the "cruise" light to come on but only for a second. Very frustrating. I guess I'm going to have to do some more diagnosing this weekend. I also need to grease the window tracks on the front doors as the back part of the window is sticking when I put them down. Just little things right now.
     

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