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|Yesterday 10:02 PM|
With so many crazies from ghetto areas of LA/SoCal and the foolish riff-raff druggies, its a formula for accidental deaths.
|Yesterday 09:51 PM|
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|Yesterday 02:35 PM|
TS had 3 27T's that looked pretty good for ~$1500, a coupe 20's and a 40
Originally Posted by shaggyjim View Post
Originally Posted by NHfireLJ View Post
The local Lowes had a 37T that was brought back due to a leak. Looked brand new, but still needs to be fixed.
The manager said he'd sell it to me as-is for $900. Retail was ~$1,500 IIRC. They only had one online review for it & it was bad (seized motor). So I'm leery to jump on it. I told him I'd be interested after its fixed.
I'm still looking around. Thanks for the feedback guys.
|Yesterday 08:56 AM|
|03-27-2020 10:26 PM|
March 2020 YJOTM voter thread is up, and the only Sahara missing from it is
|03-27-2020 09:22 PM|
I'm willing to pay a premium on North American sourced parts. That's one of the problems with Asian parts, consistency and metallurgy. (Japan, Korea excluded)
I found Synergy ball joints for 100 bucks a side. That's okay, now for ball joints, brakes, bearings, the whole thing. I'll have to do some hunting. I was hoping there was a particular brand we could count on.
|03-27-2020 08:42 PM|
Seriously, Chris. I install and have installed tons of suspension and steering parts. You know that. Factory stuff usually rocks but there are exceptions. Companies like Moog and TRW were always nice. Delco stuff also. Then it turned into a crapshoot. Some Moog stuff is still really nice. I have seen some of the Moog garbage also. I think some is NOS and some is a new or ever changing vendor so quality varies. Just using Moog as an example. I have pulled front end parts from boxes that have too many company names for me to remember. Some very fine parts are from companies I never heard of and probably never installed that brand again. The same is true about companies I never heard of making junk parts also, except that I will not install them if they appear to be junk out of the box.
A very new Moog part is a center link made for the LLV postal vehicle. It has sealed joints and no grease zerks. It has lock nuts rather than castle nuts and cotter pins. It is a finely crafted and finished part. I believe the coating on it is powder coating. Very nice. Too look at this part, Moog in 2020 is on their game.
I used to love ALL AC Delco parts and most are still really good but some are the cheapest chinese crap made.
Not to pick on Moog but somebody on my side of the country could tell you that Moog ball joints are junk and on your side of the country people could be saying the opposite. It comes down to vendors, buyers, how dated the stock is or isn't on warehouse shelves, a lot of factors.
Hell. I have seen several times throughout my career where you order two of the same part number, like two lower or upper ball joints, tie rods, whatever.... same company... same logo.... different packaging between the pair of parts be it box shape, size, wrapping inside, etc...... and a difference in the parts.
Right now we are dealing with valve cover grommets on the mail truck for the PCV valve and breather elbow. Some are probably original 30 yearish year old stuff, some are on newer Jasper Reman engines, blah blah blah. Lots of them leak and are brittle. We easily replace 50 to 60 grommets in any given week. We have only two sources we can buy these grommets from for a postal vehicle. Jasper or Wheeler brothers. One week I like one company, the next week I like the other. There is a huge difference in quality, rubber hardness, etc. It goes back and forth from company to company and shipment to shipment. The reason I mention this simple grommet is the on the bad ones it is all we can do to install the breather elbow for example without breaking the elbow and it takes time, sweat, muscle and finesse to do this with the valve cover off the vehicle and impossible to do the rear one on the vehicle if you have the crappy ones. I can not determine from week to week which ones to buy.....
What I am saying is try to buy USA and from a reputable place with a good honest return policy. Regardless of brand, really inspect and use your guts on telling you if it is a good part or not.
You know damn well. The most expensive does not always mean the best either.
|03-27-2020 08:34 PM|
No boating. Lake Mead is closed till further notice.
Did you know, Lake Mead is the most deadly National Park?
|03-27-2020 07:05 PM|
I need to look at my jetski and get it ready for the water. It died on me last fall and I need to troubleshoot type charging system.
Just another thing on the list lol.
|03-27-2020 05:42 PM|
|shaggyjim||Oh you have no idea how ready I am. 0 hrs, never been in the water.|
|03-27-2020 05:07 PM|
Only if Don gets grumpy again.
I replaced the impeller in my boat today. It really needed it. It's been 5-6 years since it's been done. I'm going to have to do it again soon because the kit didn't have the inner seal and that's the one that's leaking.
Anybody else getting ready for boating season?
|03-27-2020 03:04 PM|
|jsawduste||Are we going to get in trouble for talking tech here ??|
|03-27-2020 03:03 PM|
Originally Posted by shaggyjim View Post
Drilled and tapped the spring plate. Then trimmed the excess stud off.
Used the shock travel at rest with a little margin for the compression of the frame mounted stops.
|03-27-2020 02:03 PM|
|shaggyjim||I would try ACDelco first Chris. After that who knows.. Napa Premium maybe?|
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