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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 25, 2021 at 11:53 PM
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    Wish you lived close enough I could drive mine to ya and help you fix mine....so much crap on my truck would get fixed and not endlessly procrastinated...
     
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  2. Jul 25, 2021 at 11:58 PM
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    I always make major purchases with my discover card. Has saved my ass a few times when transactions have gone sideways. They have never not ruled in my favor.
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2021 at 5:10 AM
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    Kinda random but I wanted to share a tip whenever you have to ship heavy truck parts. UPS has their own flat rate shipping that utilizes your own packaging and goes off of cubic inches with a 50 lb weight limit. It's nice because you're not limited to what you can shove into a USPS flate rate box, for example.

    If you repurpose boxes to make your own form-fitting box, you can save a ton of money. To send a pair of spindles to CA would have been about $80 but was $25 through UPS flat rate.

    Yesterday I made a box to fit two CV axles. Squeaked in at 47 lbs and barely within the size limits. It also cost me $25 to send to CA vs close to $100 if I did normal shipping.

    https://www.ups.com/us/en/services/shipping/simple-rate.page


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  4. Jul 26, 2021 at 5:13 AM
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  5. Jul 26, 2021 at 5:15 AM
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    It's always worth checking multiple sources too. My go-to is pirateship.com for anything medium to small sized. It's a site that utilizes USPS deals to somehow save you money. I've used it a bunch and never had any issues. The benefit of shipping USPS is you can just place it in your mailbox if it fits, or schedule a free USPS pickup if it's supported at your address.

    https://tools.usps.com/schedule-pickup-steps.htm

    https://www.pirateship.com/
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    #randyship
     
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  7. Jul 26, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    I figure I've gotta get good at it if I'm doing it so often.
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    This is good stuff. Thanks
     
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  9. Jul 26, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Already doing a better packing job than most shipping companies.
     
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  10. Jul 26, 2021 at 6:10 AM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
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  11. Jul 26, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    haha these are other spacers that I sold for a friend. IIRC you got whatever I pulled out of my recycling bin for extra cardboard, like cereal boxes and whatnot.
     
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  12. Jul 26, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build thread
    Think it was granola bars and summer's eve containers...
     
  13. Jul 26, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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    On today’s episode of “why did I wait so long to do this?”. The ac drain mod. It took less than half an hour and that includes the time it took to pick up the parts from the auto parts store. 5/8” ID hose and a couple of clamps and that’s it. $7 in parts.

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  14. Jul 26, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    Hey I was just about to do this on my truck. The Texas heat has me running my AC way to high that what I’m normally use to in Colorado!
     
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  15. Jul 26, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    If you use the heater hose like I did, I recommend some WD40 to lube it up. It's a tight fit to push it on since it's so stiff.
     
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  18. Jul 26, 2021 at 12:53 PM
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    I did a more thorough brake bleeding today with a vacuum bleeder. My brakes were a little squishier than usual after my debacle at Chris’s, even after fixing the line and bleeding that corner. I took the time to run about half of a gallon through the truck and it’s back to its normal, slightly squishy self. I’ll adjust the drums before my trip this weekend which will tighten up pedal feel a bit as well.

    ARES 70923-1-Liter Vacuum Brake Fluid Bleeder - Hanging Hook and Locking Trigger Allows for Hands Free Operation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CP1YLDF?_encoding=UTF8
     
  19. Jul 27, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    Guess what's shipping out today!!
     
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  20. Jul 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    Sheesh, finally
     

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