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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:18 PM   #17746
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Ordered the "kolak" lift... the suspension needed to be replaced so that was as good of an excuse as any to upgrade.

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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #17747
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Got my ENGO 40" bar on. Tested it with jumper cables, wiring will be done when I get some light tomorrow and it's not so cold.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #17748
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Got my ENGO 40" bar on. Tested it with jumper cables, wiring will be done when I get some light tomorrow and it's not so cold.
Did the companies do anything for ya?
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #17749
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Did the companies do anything for ya?
I got a reply from TruckAddons saying they'd contact me shortly with instructions and authorization to return it to Engo, and then I never got contacted shortly... Waited a month, got impatient, and threw it on. The marks aren't noticeable up there unless you're trying to really look for them I guess. Still disappointed that they shipped it like that, but for 380, I'm still satisfied and I LOVE the output.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #17750
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Did the companies do anything for ya?
How are your lights wired? Where should I run them?
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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:39 AM   #17751
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Unread 02-24-2013, 03:41 AM   #17752
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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #17753
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I started hearing this hissing noise all of a sudden from under the dash. It seems that the brake booster started leaking. Sounded like an 18 wheeler's air brakes every time I stepped on the pedal.

I replaced the booster last night. It took about 3-4 hours because I was figuring it out as I went along, plus I figured out that I needed a 13mm deep well socket that I didn't already have to get the booster unbolted from the firewall. Man, that thing is wedged back in there. You have to remove the evap canister and solenoid, and I also ended up removing the air filter box so that I had room to pull the brake distribution block and master cylinder back as a unit to keep from kinking the lines. The master cylinder does have some flexible lines so you can finesse it a bit to get the booster out, but the little bit of extra room you get by pulling the air filter box out really helps.

Everything is back together now, but I ran into an issue where the new booster's brake pedal connector rod was about 1/4" shorter than the old one. This meant that whenever you let off of the brake pedal the brake pedal bar wouldn't go back far enough to engage the brake light switch. The switch is not adjustable and there's no way to adjust the length of the rod. After a few minutes of cussing, I just ended up slightly bending the bracket that holds the switch so that it makes contact with the pedal bar. I sent Cardone (who makes these rebuilt units) an email telling them about it too.

The under-hood work was pretty simple and easy, but working under the dash to unbolt and reinstall the booster was a pain in my back, especially so since I had to spend so much time trying to get the brake light problem fixed. I'm feeling it today. Ibuprofen is my friend.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 09:56 AM   #17754
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Unread 02-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #17755
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Got tired of always having to use Back To Black on all my plastics when I washed it, so I decided to bedline everything today instead. It worked a few months back on my lower cladding, so I thought why not the other stuff. Side view mirrors, door handles, and rear hatch trim.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #17756
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Got tired of always having to use Back To Black on all my plastics when I washed it, so I decided to bedline everything today instead. It worked a few months back on my lower cladding, so I thought why not the other stuff. Side view mirrors, door handles, and rear hatch trim.
Spray on? That looks really good!
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Unread 02-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #17757
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Spray on? That looks really good!
Yeah. It's the Rustoleum spray on.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #17758
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Got tired of always having to use Back To Black on all my plastics when I washed it, so I decided to bedline everything today instead. It worked a few months back on my lower cladding, so I thought why not the other stuff. Side view mirrors, door handles, and rear hatch trim.
I've thought about doing that too. How easy is it to clean though? My concern is after you go 4 wheeling it seems like it be hard to get the dirt off since its a coarse layer
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Unread 02-24-2013, 12:33 PM   #17759
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Disconnected the front for the first time since putting the lift on

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Unread 02-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #17760
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I've thought about doing that too. How easy is it to clean though? My concern is after you go 4 wheeling it seems like it be hard to get the dirt off since its a coarse layer
It's not hard at all. I use a tire brush. It scrubs the dirt right off. I've left dirt and mud on for a few weeks and it scrubs off easy. I've found that dirt stains plastic parts if you don't get it off soon.
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