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Old 06-17-2013, 07:22 PM
MeanMark87 MeanMark87 is offline
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Holy shit dude.

Sometimes I hate living in this damned state....it's hard to keep vehicles in one piece when they're slamming salt down on the roads like they do.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:02 PM
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whats crazy is the rest of my frame is in pretty decent shape.....the guy at the shop said the brackets for the hangers just take a beating and will rust up really fast...he also said he just replaced some on his brothers 2008 chevy silverado!!

Anyway, so my truck will be parked until Thursday then i will drive it slowly the 8 miles back to the shop and they will fix it.. and do the other side too, might as well replace both brackets at the same time.

This is just something you guys should also keep an eye on.

And as for the salt..yeah its a pain...but this year they barely used any and the roads sucked to drive on...and either way, in the winter, i wash my truck religiously!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:04 PM
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I went to get my tires rotated today and when they lifted it up on the lift one of the rear leaf spring brackets was rusted and busted off.

I've got a left and a right one on order will be here tomorrowand I have a Thursday appointment to have them put on.
Do it yourself and save some money. They just bolt on

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I would..but right now i dont have much time...lol..or patience to do it...lol
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:12 AM
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I went to get my tires rotated today and when they lifted it up on the lift one of the rear leaf spring brackets was rusted and busted off.

I've got a left and a right one on order will be here tomorrowand I have a Thursday appointment to have them put on.
You pay someone to rotate your tires??? it is probably the simplest thing ever to do to a vehicle.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:23 AM
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You pay someone to rotate your tires??? it is probably the simplest thing ever to do to a vehicle.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:32 AM
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You pay someone to rotate your tires??? it is probably the simplest thing ever to do to a vehicle.
Lol...nowhere in my previous post did i say i paid someone to do it..


I do a 5 tire rotation....it would take me forever moving a jack around and messing with my large 33" tires...and no..i dont pay to have my tires rotated....its done for free...most places when you buy tires from them they will rotate them for free for the life of the tire.

I spent about $1000 on my tires at goodyear and thus they rotate them for free...hell even if you buy cheap tires from fleet farm, then fleet farm will rotate them for free.

It takes them less than 10 mins to do it, and would probably take me over an hour...with moving the jack from tire to tire 4 times..and with using my ratchet and sockets (no air tools)...
Its way quicker and easier for me to have them do it...and for free...
Plus i go and do it on my lunch break so i can get a sub when im done
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:39 AM
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some of us like me have absolutely no place to work on truck, so I have to pay people to do the work for me.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:46 AM
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some of us like me have absolutely no place to work on truck, so I have to pay people to do the work for me.
X2...

I only have my driveway to do stuff...and i sure as hell am not rotating my tires myself in the winter out in the snow..


Now 90% of all the other work if i can do it myself i will...
But why waste my time on something i can get done for free...
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:49 AM
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the shop that i buy tires from rotates mine for free. ans then they give me a write-up for things they find on the complimentary inspection. then i inspect myself & repair myself as needed
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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I stand right there and watch the guy rotate them and tell him what tire goes where....etc...so i see all the work thats being done as its being done...
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:11 AM
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I went to get my tires rotated today and when they lifted it up on the lift one of the rear leaf spring brackets was rusted and busted off.

I've got a left and a right one on order will be here tomorrowand I have a Thursday appointment to have them put on.
Did you look at your front ones too? They are probably pretty close to being in the same condition as those rear ones.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:08 AM
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Did you look at your front ones too? They are probably pretty close to being in the same condition as those rear ones.
No they are in much better condition..

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:58 AM
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Guy's, On July 20th, A bunch of old cruisers who cruised Hopkins in the past, are getting a reunion cruise together in Hopkins, MN there is a Facebook page dedicated to this. We already have the blessings from the mayor and the local police. The Cruise will begin at 6pm, after the Hopkins Raspberry festival ends.
I think this would be a great place to meet each other, cruise around and there are plenty of places to relax and chill! and it's on a Saturday
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My wife & I will both be there .. It's time to get this done.

She just helped me finish the install of New KC wide beam fog lights!

Beth used to help in shop with body work too .. what a woman



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Old 06-19-2013, 01:05 PM
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Awesome, George! Hopefully, others will show up too!
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