Ive had my truck for about 3mo now and am very happy with it. I have a few issues that I need to straighten out, however.
First: I have a bit of rust on my tow hitch. While I dont tow much, it looks bad and I dont want it to get out of control. Any tips on how to get rid of it and prevent any future rust would be great (ie, how to strip, re prime, and re paint).
Second: Leaf springs. They are BAD. Axel wrap is out of control. I initially got an AAL (I got the 1.5" raise as I figure this would help stiffen and maybe get back to stock height), however I dont think they will be enough. Can someone recommend me to a nice spring stiffener (one of those "traction bars" that attach to the leaf spring). Now I know what you will say "just go all out and get a new kit" however Im broke and I already have the AAL. So here is what I will promise you: I will install the AAL and if it does a reasonable job, Ill also get the stiffeners. If not, Ill take them out and sell them and get a brand new set of leafs.
Third: I have an after market alarm/remote start from Audiovox (it was installed by last owner). When replacing my spark plugs, I had to unhook one of the "boxes" (which I think was to the remote start) and now the remote start doesnt work (yes I rehooked it). Im sure I have to reprogram it; anyone know how? Tech help is useless. They said since I wasnt the original customer Im sol (ill try again tomorrow and hope I dont get another SOB).
Pic of the remote. If this looks familiar, please let me know what model it is so I can try to download the tech manual from the website.