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Rookie Needs Help! (First time Mods & Maintenance)

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by GATacoRookie, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Feb 20, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    GATacoRookie

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    To my GA Brethren... I need some help... I'm looking to do a few first-time mods & maintenance items, but I’m no pro like most of you. Hoping to tap into your skill sets.

    If anyone can help me out with an extra set of hands, tools and/or a venue to do work, that would be HUUUUGE! I'm happy to pay back with beer/food and also happy to help with any work YOU need done on your truck.

    I live between Sprayberry HS & I-75... Happy to host the work at my place too.

    Below are my available dates/times. I also listed what mods I would like help doing.

    Hit me up with dates/times and beer/food of choice. I can also update the OP as details come in. HUGE thanks in advance... Cheers

    Dates/Times:

    3/7 8am-2pm
    3/8 8am-2pm
    3/15 8am-1pm

    NEED Help Doing:
    - Install new OME Leaf Packs (then check angles of time allows)
    - Adjust Front Coilovers (I have the spanner wrench)
    - ECGS Bushing (@marinemonkey offered the tools & @Gilmorec61 showed interest in doing his too.

    LIKE Help Doing:
    - Change Front Diff & TC Oil
    - Rotate Tires (suckers are heavy)

    Here’s my new leafs, thanks to Marie @ HS...
    EC8686D9-A4EC-4961-80C0-DDE8C1ED5021.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I'll keep an eye on this since I'm not sure what my travel schedule is. I've done all of that except the ECGS bushing. All pretty easy stuff as long as you don't have a lot of rust
     
  3. Feb 20, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Rough location?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Hardest part of the ECGS bushing is getting the tool behind the old needle bearing to pull it out.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:10 PM
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    BadgerBoy

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    If you don't have a pop n lock, I have one new in box I could sell ya cheap
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    GATacoRookie

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    Me? Near Sprayberry HS. I updated the OP. Didn’t realize how big 30066 is...
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    GATacoRookie

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    Thanks but I already got the OEM kit in hand...
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    I missed the zip code in the OP. That probably would have sufficed. That said, Google shows you about an hour and 15 minutes from me.

    Does your spanner wrench have the 1/2" hole for you to put a wrench on it? If so, do you have a breaker bar?
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    GATacoRookie

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    It does have the 1/2” hole. I have a 1/2” torque wrench :notsure: That ok to use?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Nah torque wrench only works one way. Breaker bars are a great tool that you should get, plus are fairly cheap. I use mine all the time
     
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  11. Feb 21, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    GATacoRookie

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    I stare at them every time I go to the hardware store... but Never pull the trigger. Will try to pick one up beforehand.
    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I mean you could use a ratcheting wrench but you could put unnecessary strain on it and break it. So if you ask me it's smart to use/have breaker bars
     
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  13. Feb 21, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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  14. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    Anybody got some spare time tomorrow? Anytime 9am-2pm

    Your place or mine (btwn Sprayberry HS & I-75)...

    Wife made a homemade King Cake today. And send your beer preference....
     
  15. Feb 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    CowboyTaco

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    Sorry man. I'm a good ways away. I want to help, but I've got a list of things around the house that I've been asked to work on.
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I am 10.5 hrs away up in Harrisburg, PA or else I would probably swing down and help
     
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  17. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    No problem guys, thanks for the reply. I was still able to knock out a couple smaller/easier mods today.
    I’ve got a few other dates/times (in the OP) coming up so hopefully we can hangout then...
     
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  18. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    no local mod day near your area?
     
  19. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    GATacoRookie

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    Not quite. Hoping my thread will stir up some activity...
     
  20. Feb 23, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    Just give this thread a bump or two everyday! someone is willing to help out!
     
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