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Unread 06-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #13201
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Inside now so now pic until later but it is 107 in Anniston Alabama!

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Unread 06-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #13202
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101 in Arlington, Texas.

In other news, spotted this on my tire:



Damn dry-rotted Hankooks.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #13203
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Another four adjustable control arms were delivered today.

Question: I have a set of RE lowers and a set of RC lowers (in the pic). Im not saying the RE's aren't beefy, but the RC's just seem a whole lot beefier. Should the beefier arms go in the back or in the front, if it matters?

Edit: and do the flex joints go on the frame side or the axle side?
I'm 99.9% positive the flex joints go on the frame side. I'd put them up front too. Use the RE's out back. The flex joints should help with front end articulation. The rear ends seem to never really need any help with articulation.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #13204
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On my way the pull a down pipe fender and some lights from a CL ad for a 98 part out.

104* $@&$
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Unread 06-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #13205
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Installed this.



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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #13206
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That's some nasty tread separation!
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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #13207
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That's some nasty tread separation!
I fear to even drive it to get it replaced. But I don't have another car to use this weekend.

Oh, and WhiteOut, Rainbow Dash is best pony.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #13208
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No spare tire? If you have to drive it, I wouldn't go over 20mph, and make sure it's not low on air.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #13209
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No spare tire? If you have to drive it, I wouldn't go over 20mph, and make sure it's not low on air.
I don't know how the spare's doing. It doesn't look like it's ever been used. I think I can make it to the local Walmart if I limp along. If it goes out on the side roads, I'll put the spare on then.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #13210
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Honestly, even if the spare is original, it's inside and covered, so not much UV exposure. It would be good to replace it, but unless it's visibly failing, it's much safer to drive on than a separating tire. I'd throw the spare on for the drive to get the other replaced and save yourself the headache.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #13211
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dude, run the spare
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #13212
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That is one bad *** tire carrier. What kind is it?
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #13213
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You guys might have a point. I'll take a look in the morning. If it looks good, I'll put it on. If it looks worn, I'll give it a miss. I haven't actually pulled the cover off to look closely yet. Just haven't needed the spare, thus far, and haven't been able to afford a new one if it's bad.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #13214
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Agreed! A spare that's not visibly separating from the cords is MUCH safer than a tire that looks like it could kill somebody (and I'm not talking about you). I don't care HOW old it is!

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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #13215
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Changed both headlight assembly's due to broken tabs.... everything looks great. Few hours later the driver turn signal bulb blows..... would have been nice to have this happen while i had it apart....
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