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Old 08-24-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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No this isn't a thread about chris4x4's antics. This is a thread for you to post up failed mods. Maybe it didn't turn out exactly how you imagined it or perhaps it totally blew up in your face and burned all your facial hair off. Let us all share in your misery.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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I'll start.

My puddle lights weren't as waterproof as they said they were and had a catastrophic failure. Blew a couple fuses, thought I got them all but I must have missed one. Quick trip to the dealer and $100 later fuse for the dome light was replaced only to have it blow next time I opened the door. Had to disconnect the aftermarket lights and I'm still in the process of replacing with better quality products.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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slimcubby HID's... burnt out ballast after 2 months and one trip over the rockies
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #4
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not really a fail but any time I plan on working on my truck I can go ahead and double the time i think its gonna take...
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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I just sent it to live but thought it would be a better place. I know it isn't a taco but it is a total fail
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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Thread has my name written all over it!

Don't install important parts upside down.


Tundra Racing's rear disc brake conversion will eat your shocks.




Crawler parts aren't a good idea in the desert.


If your new limiting straps arrive with a layer of dust from too much time sitting on the shelf, be wary.


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Old 08-24-2010, 09:53 AM   #7
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slimcubby HID's... burnt out ballast after 2 months and one trip over the rockies
I had a HID come loose and scorched the inside of my headlight. Slim replaced all the components minus the headlight. I'm still happy with the kit though.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:54 AM   #8
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Don't install important parts upside down.


Tundra Racing's rear disc brake conversion will eat your shocks.




Crawler parts aren't a good idea in the desert.


If your new limiting straps arrive with a layer of dust from too much time sitting on the shelf, be wary.


LMAO i figured you'd have some goodies.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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LMAO i figured you'd have some goodies.
In that last pic you can see the coil rubbing the shock body because I bent the shaft.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:56 PM   #10
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thought about murdering my front grill etc...tried to pop off the chrome grill, got it like half way off, then decided to put it back on. Broke one of those annoying little cheap plastic clips off
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:55 AM   #11
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damn, Mike. You have the worst luck with your truck!
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:12 AM   #12
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not really a fail but any time I plan on working on my truck I can go ahead and double the time i think its gonna take...
LMFAO!!! The wifey gets so pissed too lol.
"how long are you going to be working on your truck"
"Oh I only got a couple things to do...maybe an hour or two at the most?"
"Ok see you in five hours"

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thought about murdering my front grill etc...tried to pop off the chrome grill, got it like half way off, then decided to put it back on. Broke one of those annoying little cheap plastic clips off
I've broken so many of those stupid things
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:14 AM   #13
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LMFAO!!! The wifey gets so pissed too lol.
"how long are you going to be working on your truck"
"Oh I only got a couple things to do...maybe an hour or two at the most?"
"Ok see you in five hours"
how true!

"i thought you said it was only gonna be like an hour"?

"well babe, Ive never installed one of those before and It took longer than I thought...and I saved like 300 bucks by doing it myself "
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:23 PM   #14
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I've broken so many of those stupid things
Toyota failed when it came to plastic clips :|
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #15
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I like this thread!!

I failed at my BHLM, the lenses fogged and they are a milky color now. I was in a rush and didn't let the paint cure
x2 mine had the worst beam quality and finger prints everywhere.
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Toyota failed when it came to plastic clips :|
Replaced my radiator about a month back and broke half of those clips trying to reinstall the grill. Consequence: 2 days with no grille, floppy hood on the interstate and $30 for ten clips! you can buy the damn grill off of ebay for $25... what a joke!
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this would make a good sticky by the way. I love the idea
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While doing my AAL install (solo in 10* weather) I totally forgot that I had no brakes once I removed the wheels. A while later I am aligning the center pin for the rear axle and getting close to being done when the truck finally got enough of a jerk to roll on the stands.

My leg was under the axle at that moment meaning that I came really close to loosing my leg at the least, and most likely bleeding out in the garage pinned under the truck. Thank god I had "set safety" and had blocks sitting under the frame just in case the jack stands let out.

That was the biggest SNAFU, but it isn't a mod if half the time I wind up getting royally snagged and later bailed out by you kind folks.
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I'll try to get a close up of it, but when I was doing my BHLM a small corner of the outer lens melted a bit. I think I set it in the oven w/o paying attention and that piece was actually touching the wall of the oven

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #20
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While doing my AAL install (solo in 10* weather) I totally forgot that I had no brakes once I removed the wheels. A while later I am aligning the center pin for the rear axle and getting close to being done when the truck finally got enough of a jerk to roll on the stands.

My leg was under the axle at that moment meaning that I came really close to loosing my leg at the least, and most likely bleeding out in the garage pinned under the truck. Thank god I had "set safety" and had blocks sitting under the frame just in case the jack stands let out.

That was the biggest SNAFU, but it isn't a mod if half the time I wind up getting royally snagged and later bailed out by you kind folks.
at least your all right man
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