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post #121 of 394 Old 06-30-2012, 01:28 PM
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Took about an hour total. I have no idea how well fishing line will work but I remember another guy on here using it and sounded like it worked out well. Personally, I think it will work just as well as a heat gun. The heat gun was only like $20 anyway at home depot. Beer...helps. I only had one sam adams during my chrome removal. Overall I love the look.

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Big50, I never had duratracs. I have only had these since I swapped out from the stock tires.
You know i thought so but I must have read the wrong signature and thought yours said duratracs

In instead of a heat gun I just used the wife's hair dryer


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post #122 of 394 Old 06-30-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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You know i thought so but I must have read the wrong signature and thought yours said duratracs

In instead of a heat gun I just used the wife's hair dryer
I tried a hair dryer first but it wasn't quick enough for me. Haha

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post #123 of 394 Old 07-01-2012, 09:29 AM
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I really like what you did with the jeep, was the lift installed by TTW?

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post #124 of 394 Old 07-01-2012, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I really like what you did with the jeep, was the lift installed by TTW?
Lol yes, it was. And I will never go back. They did not take responsibility for breaking an ABS sensor. The dealer couldn't prove whether they broke it or it came from the factory that way so they fixed it under warranty anyway. I am confident that they broke it. The actual mechanic that installed it was a great guy and was apologetic that there was that hiccup but the owner was a jerk and cared more about my money than the outcome.

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Lol yes, it was. And I will never go back. They did not take responsibility for breaking an ABS sensor. The dealer couldn't prove whether they broke it or it came from the factory that way so they fixed it under warranty anyway. I am confident that they broke it. The actual mechanic that installed it was a great guy and was apologetic that there was that hiccup but the owner was a jerk and cared more about my money than the outcome.

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Ya i had a few friends in highschool work for them, I would not trust them as they had no more experience working on trucks then i do which is minimal. also went over there one time and they forgot to put pieces of a truck back on so instead of actually calling the guy they just through the parts out. so i wouldn't trust them on my cars. sorry to hear about your experience there man.

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post #126 of 394 Old 07-13-2012, 01:11 PM
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Gorgeous lookin GC bro! Love the whole combo!

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post #127 of 394 Old 07-13-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ya i had a few friends in highschool work for them, I would not trust them as they had no more experience working on trucks then i do which is minimal. also went over there one time and they forgot to put pieces of a truck back on so instead of actually calling the guy they just through the parts out. so i wouldn't trust them on my cars. sorry to hear about your experience there man.
Just now saw this. That is crazy!! Doesn't surprise me. When I went back to tell them my ABS was replaced and all, I asked for my stock sway bar links and he took me out back and picked them up from the garbage!! Last I checked those factory parts came off my Grand Cherokee that I paid for so you do not have the right to just take those off and do whatever you want with them. Not that I plan to use them but they are still my parts from my vehicle. Just remarkable how pathetic customer service has gone to a lot of businesses these days.

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Gorgeous lookin GC bro! Love the whole combo!
Thank you. Once I get married in the fall, hopefully I will have a little bit of my money back and I can get more toys. I really want to add a roof rack with spare tire mount and get the hidden winch mount both from RRO. about a $1500 investment. Can't wait. I know the CAI and exhaust argument but I want to do both also. Not for MPG but for the sound. Some cant see spending money on sound but I can!! w00t
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post #128 of 394 Old 07-17-2012, 10:46 AM
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Once I get married in the fall, hopefully I will have a little bit of my money back and I can get more toys.


Good luck with that.
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Good luck with that.
I know....wishful thinking! Hahaha at least she's not high maintenance. And stuff she wants, she buys with her money. We will see. Lol

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post #130 of 394 Old 07-17-2012, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have gone to 4 different auto part store in search of the 7444 bulb (front turn signal). Two weeks ago a suicidal goose in louisiana dive bombed by passenger side headlight causing the bulb to somehow blow. Nobody carries the amber version of the bulb, only clear. I bought an LED set on superbrightleds.com but the base didnt fit 100% snug and it flashed a little too fast for my liking (reminded of of a rice burner) so I returned them. Only place I havent tried is Napa.
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post #131 of 394 Old 08-05-2012, 11:46 AM
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Did you ever find the bulb? How hard was it to replace? I have heard that the headlight bulbs are a PITA to change. I can't remember if its all one assembly or if the turn signals are separate...

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I did. Napa had to order it. Stealership wanted $9.50 for a single turn signal lamp and didn't know when it would come in. I told them to order it then I went to Napa. Napa ordered 2 lamps and got them 3 hours later. $5.50 for two. If I was the dealership, I would have pulled a lamp from a WK2 in the lot, make the customer happy, then put the ordered one back in that one. Whatever. I am a pretty patient person but also little things like that speak volumes, to me at least. I wasn't going to pay $9.50 for a bulb anyway. I didn't pull the headlight or anything. I have skinny arms and girlish-thin hands so I was able to squeeze through all the stuff in the engine compartment. Just do it when the engine is cold. I forgot I was driving around all day and the heat got my arm for a second. haha
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Awesome. Great build!

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Thanks! More toys are on hold until after my wedding in Oct.
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post #135 of 394 Old 08-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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I have skinny arms and girlish-thin hands so I was able to squeeze through all the stuff in the engine compartment.
This was really funny to read Jackal, gave me a good laugh but sounds like it helped you get the bulb changed!

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