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Mods Gone Bad

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by borderbrat, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat [OP] Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    PIAA fogs, led "puddle" lights, bed lights, in cab 115V, Toyota Devil emblem, Randy Ellis light bar with Hella Black Magics, OME 885 and Dakar leaf springs OME shock all round, 2.5 Gal OBA system with air horns, iPod adapter, scangauge on blend mount, magnaflow catback, bike fork mounts, tinted 2009 tails.
    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.

    POST AWAY
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat [OP] Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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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.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    solus

    solus HOME!!!

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    slimcubby HID's... burnt out ballast after 2 months and one trip over the rockies
     
  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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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...
     
  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

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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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  6. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Don't install important parts upside down.
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    Tundra Racing's rear disc brake conversion will eat your shocks.
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    Crawler parts aren't a good idea in the desert.
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    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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  7. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat [OP] Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    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.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat [OP] Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    LMAO i figured you'd have some goodies.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    In that last pic you can see the coil rubbing the shock body because I bent the shaft. :eek:
     
  10. Aug 24, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    drifter

    drifter moderately modded

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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 :(
     
  11. Aug 25, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    damn, Mike. You have the worst luck with your truck!
     
  12. Aug 25, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    285/70 Hankook AT-M, Window vents, TRD CAI, TRD Cat-back exhaust with WickedFlow can, AFE Throttle Body Spacer, Billy 5100 @ 2.5 and 1" block rear, RBP nerf bars, Halo HIDs, 20% tint up front
    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"

    I've broken so many of those stupid things
     
  13. Aug 25, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    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 :D"
     
  14. Aug 25, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    drifter

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    Toyota failed when it came to plastic clips :|
     
  15. Aug 25, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    ktmrider

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    x2 mine had the worst beam quality and finger prints everywhere.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    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!
     
  17. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    lp00427

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    this would make a good sticky by the way. I love the idea :D
     
  18. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    flightcancled

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    Camper top with racks, Custom fogs behind lower bumper. Interior LED lighting, Rock Lights, Hella 500s with upraged bulbs behind black billet grill, AAL, Front 5100s
    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.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    theflyingtosher

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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

    :bananadead: :facepalm:
     
  20. Sep 2, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    drifter

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    at least your all right man
     
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