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Old 07-31-2011, 02:05 AM
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Default just another day in my life..(don't mind the ranting)

So today started out pretty good.
Wake up to some morning sex. (Always a great way to start the day)
Get showered/around before going into work for some overtime. Leave a little bit early and tell my girlfriend I'm going to the bank to deposit my check when really I am going to buy the engagement ring we looked at a couple weeks back.(stoked about this by the way) So I get the ring picked out again (made sure it was right too cause I had the sales lady write down the item number when we were there before), paid for the ring, and sent it in to be sized and lady says I'll have it back within two weeks.
So far, great! Work wasn't bad today either, plus it was overtime pay.. Then when I get done with work I come home, do the throttle cable mod, and come inside to relax till Kendrae(my girlfriend) comes home from her mom's. Cook dinner, sex again before we take her to work.
Go to my buddy's house to fix the latch on his glove box(fucking probe) and change the oil in my truck.
This is the best part! I notice there is blue stuff on my bolt to the oil pan. This blue stuff turns out to be lock-tite. I then notice a patch of what looks to be peanut butter on the side of my oil pan. Yeah that "peanut butter" is some weird bondo like substance for metal.. my oilpan was cracked and previous owner did a fucking patch.. While under the truck, I decided to do a more thorough inspection of the underside.. Well my rear leafs are probably some of the rustiest metal I have seen. So we check out my shocks, yeah.. they're worse..

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p.s. the patch on oil pan has a slight leak to it..

However, another plus to today, I did receive my OHC and will probably install it before I fix anything since I already have it..
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:37 AM
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It isnt THAT bad! I would say the engagement ring is worse than the patch lol!
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:58 AM
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It isnt THAT bad! I would say the engagement ring is worse than the patch lol!
LOL! I knew someone was going to say something about that..
you should check out the patch though.. I'm not so worried about the oil pan though because it looks like its about $50 bucks for the new oil pan itself.. Its more the suspension that I'm worried about..
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:03 AM
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Shocks are nothing, just spend a few bucks extra and buy some good ones! Did you get the OHC?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:06 AM
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Shocks are nothing, just spend a few bucks extra and buy some good ones! Did you get the OHC?
Yeah it came in today, that was my plan for Monday night. Now I might not get around to it right away..

What are some good shocks/leaf springs that aren't a fortune?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:08 AM
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Leafs rust but rarely have to be replaced. They are made for flexing and stuff like that. As far as shocks I have heard billsteins are good but pricey. Just do some research and throw a thread out asking what people have and how the like them.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:10 AM
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Well, thats good to hear that the leafs usually don't need replaced..
And I guess I'm already one step ahead then, started a thread in the suspension forum..
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:36 AM
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did you check the leaf spring shackles? those are usually the worst
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:01 AM
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i dont know but regardless if i got laid 2 times a day id be pretty fvckin happy
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:10 AM
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^ x2
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:20 AM
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I was really expecting you to say you got the ring, then came home to find your girlfriend in a gang bang.
But your story isn't as bad as you think.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:28 AM
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i dont know but regardless if i got laid 2 times a day id be pretty f*****n happy
haha!!!
Now that's a simple way to look at things!LOL
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:41 AM
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lol, definitely not too bad of a day at all. Would have been worse without the sex.

However, if you don't fix your rusty leaf shackles, you may have a really bad day when they break apart, depending on the severity.

Oh, and I hear you on oil pan patches. Previous owner of my F100 used a castle nut and carriage bolt as a drain plug. He ended up breaking the thread piece off the sheet metal of the pan and stripped the threads. Ended up just getting a brand new oil pan and installing it. That was a bitch.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:22 AM
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You got laid two times in one day and your complaining?
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:30 PM
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i dont know but regardless if i got laid 2 times a day id be pretty fvckin happy
+ 1. He's obviously in the early phase of the relationship. I remember those days -- now referred to as BM or BK (Before Marriage or Before Kids). Anyway, not to ruin the thread but congrats. I totally surprised my wife when I proposed since we talked about marriage, but we didn't pick out a ring together beforehand. I proposed with $14.99 costume jewelry, and she was so excited she put the ring on the wrong finger and didn't realize it wasn't real. (I told her the truth that I didn't know her size, and we shopped the next day).
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