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Old 07-21-2019, 01:08 AM
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hey thanks a lot for that link i have been going crazy trying to find a door handle but looked up the part no searched ebay got one for 20 bucks
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:50 AM
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New rubber! And replaced the sway bar bushings. Holy smokes what a difference. Even took away my remaining shimmy. Finally back to normal. Oh and picked up a Delphi fuel pump brand new on Amazon for $30!!! Just had a damaged box. Big win as my was failing.

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Old 07-22-2019, 10:20 PM
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Ordered the ape man -camera on Amazon. It's perfect and plugs right in under the glove box. but as you know all of our cigarette lighters are always hot so I will drain my battery if I leave it plugged in. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to hard wire this? Perhaps someone has already done this and figured out which fuse to go to?

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Old 07-23-2019, 04:19 AM
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Today did window clips and repaired door card, then put it all back together.



Tomorrow is R Day... (Removal) of air suspension....

Have booked low lift truck to pick up at 7am and off to a local DIY garage with a hoist.... got all the parts and reading up on notes....

Air suspension is getting swapped out, giubo being done and transfer case gear...

Should be a big day....

Then all that's left is coolant leak and seat belt fastener replacement...

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Aaaannnnddd....... it's done...

Air suspension swapped out yesterday. In went new Bilsteins and Eibach springs. Hired a hoist at a local workshop for the day. Great facilities as they had a simple spring compressor for the struts and easy to use jacks.





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Old 07-24-2019, 09:24 PM
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Aaaannnnddd....... it's done...

Air suspension swapped out yesterday. In went new Bilsteins and Eibach springs. Hired a hoist at a local workshop for the day. Great facilities as they had a simple spring compressor for the struts and easy to use jacks.
That looks awesome. How did the stance come out? Pics on the ground?
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That looks awesome. How did the stance come out? Pics on the ground?
It's exactly the same height as original. I checked on the finished ride height before ordering the springs and it matches to the millimeter.
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I personally never understood removing the air system for coilovers. I love the soft, comfortable ride of the air springs and being able to adjust the height. Is there a reason to do this besides the cost of maintaining the air suspension?
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Usually when you get enough failures that its driving you nuts chasing the Gremlins. I need the air suspension in the back since my weight varies as much as 1300#


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Took pictures of the X and getting it ready FORSALE on Facebook MarketPlace. I use to use Craigslist to sell my cars but now they are charging for car sale ads.
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