Sitting here at Discount Tire... Barely. I was on fumes driving out here and ran out of gas 15' from the pump at the gas station. It started up and I peeled out/jumped the last 10' to the pump before running out again .
It scared the hell out of the lady beside me. Hopefully they get these things balanced out right and my drive home is butter. We shall see....
lol! I pulled up to the wrong side of the pump on Friday, passenger side. Got out & went to put the nozzle in before I noticed it. Felt like a ******* as I got back int he Jeep & pulled around to another pump with it on the driver side.
I bet your tires will be good. I've been driving my 35's without a stabilizer for the past two days without any shimmy at all.
Don't be scared when they start piling on the sticky weights, these tires sometimes take over 12oz. I just had mine re-balanced (every 5k miles) and I had this annoying shimmy and vibration prior, smooth as butter after. These tires are so smooth when properly balanced.
Vibe is gone, death wobble is gone. I also topped off the tank and reset the odometer, so we'll see how the gas mileage improves too.
Hoping to get the TC shifter and Undercover fab skid installed on Wednesday, then get to work on the tube fenders this weekend. Neither set (front or rear) have shown up yet, but I'm expecting them by Friday. My Stone White paint arrived today, so the question is, do I try to paint the front highlines myself? Or pay to have them painted, which would be 10 times better than I am capable. I got a nice even base on my doors, but did not clear coat them. Mostly because I've never cleared before and have no idea how to do it.
Doors (the match is pretty good, but you can tell they are lacking a gloss coat):
Why not find a place that mixes car paint? Here in michigan we have painters supply and autovalue that mixes car paint. You can get them to mix the paint based on your paint code. Then just tell them you want it in a single stage paint and spray it. No need for a clear coat to go over top,and because the paint is just a solid color you dont have much to worry about when sparying it. Just keep the orange peel down (the little waves and bump, you want to put on wet coats).
I got a nice even base on my doors, but did not clear coat them. Mostly because I've never cleared before and have no idea how to do it.
Laying down some rattle can clear coat is simple Jay, the only difference with clear coat is the over-spray (dusting) effect. The trick to eliminate that and lay down some mirror glass clear coat finish is to start at one side and work your way across to the other side with even layers. Keep the angle of the can at a 45* to keep the over-spray moving away from the fresh sections as you move across the surface.
Lay down a thin coat to start, then apply thicker coats as you go. This makes the clear coat stick better. If you have the option, lay the doors flat when you paint so there's no runs or drips. Lay down at least 4-6 layers.. the more the better. The nice thing about clear coat is that it's very easy to manipulate after it's dry, you can wet sand, buff, or polish any blemishes.
Most importantly, use a high temp clear coat, at least 250*. Higher temp clear coats (and paints) are usually much stronger and more durable and will prevent water spots baking into the finish (ask me how I know this lol). If you have any questions feel free to PM me or reach out to John since he's the master at painting
And my vote is for you to do the clear coat on the doors as well as the paint / clear on the fenders Jay. Save yourself the money and in the end you will be much more proud of the finished product.
I swear Brad you make me want to pull the trigger on that Louver.....
Thanks Ronel! I do like that PSC louver and it's helping tramendously in this blistering hot summer we're having. There's no way I would be able to touch the hood w/out burning my hands if I didn't have that louver, which means everything else under the hood would be baking with heat soak.
Not sure how much of a fan I am of their new laser cut design w/ their entire company name logo engraved in the louver.