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Old 11-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #13661
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Have you compared these results with a multi-meter?
I did back when I was hardwiring it. I don't remember the outcome. I don't think it was too far off though. Maybe I'll check this weekend if I get bored enough.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #13662
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #13663
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #13664
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Changed out my dead oil soaked DISA valve, upgraded my 2.3LTR fuel injectors to 3.0LTR fuel injectors and got a DYNO tune to make the 3.0LTR crankshaft, Shark CAI, Shark Injector and SuperSprint run in complete harmony for my Sally-Sue. I'm finally almost done!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #13665
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Well this was yesterday, bought three power steering hoses to go along with my rebuilt steering rack. Bought a new bumper shock for the front right. An oil filter and OFGH. Now gotta wait for these things to ship and install them.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #13666
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Changed out my dead oil soaked DISA valve, upgraded my 2.3LTR fuel injectors to 3.0LTR fuel injectors and got a DYNO tune to make the 3.0LTR crankshaft, Shark CAI, Shark Injector and SuperSprint run in complete harmony for my Sally-Sue. I'm finally almost done!
Did you upgrade the rail?

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #13667
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Euro tray with aux cable hidden inside. I love the clean look.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #13668
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next mod is this routed behind the euro tray.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:06 AM   #13669
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Got an estimate for some work I really don't want to do myself, but I think I will end up doing it now given what they would charge me. It kind of feels nice knowing how much money I can save myself after asking for these prices.

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THE TRANS SERVICE WOULD RUN $746.48 PLUS TAX AND SHOP FEE
THE TIE ROD ASSEMBLYS WOULD RUN $524.36 PLUS TAX AND SHOP FEE
4 WHEEL ALIGHNMENT $99.98 PLUS TAX AND SHOP FEE
THE DRIVE SHAFT FLEX DISC WOULD RUN $436.25 PLUS TAX AND SHOP FEE
THE P/S FLUSH WOULD RUN $183.73 PLUS TAX AND SHOP FEE
IF YOU DID ALL THE REPAIRS THE TOTAL WITH TAX AND SHOP FEE WOULD RUN $2,218.35
I'd spend about $500 on parts if I DIY. I already have the tierods and boots. I need a new jack since my current one just isn't cutting it, but I will save plenty to justify a new one. Anyone have recommendations on a jack that is relatively portable for DIY? I would love that Harbor freight 2 ton low profile, but it weighs over 90 lbs.

I'm considering this: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-l...ump-68051.html with an ECS jack pad adapter

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #13670
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I would definitely stay away from hb jacks. If you're saving so much money why not get a quality jack and no put yourself in danger.

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #13671
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I would definitely stay away from hb jacks. If you're saving so much money why not get a quality jack and no put yourself in danger.

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How would a jack put me in danger? You don't get under a car with any jack. Worst thing that happens is a oil leak that drops the car back down while I'm lifting it. As long as it works for my occassional use it is fine.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #13672
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How would a jack put me in danger? You don't get under a car with any jack. Worst thing that happens is a oil leak that drops the car back down while I'm lifting it. As long as it works for my occassional use it is fine.
I agree, my jack has a slow leak, but it still allows me time to get jack stands under my car. NO ONE should get under a car that's only supported by a floor jack
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #13673
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Anyway, I already paid for it and got some 3 ton jack stands. Now I have 4 so I can do my transmission service in the future. I think this is what I was missing. I always had to perform tricks with my other cheap ass jack to get it to work right. With the ECS pad and this jack I think I can get the car up on stands in less than 10 minutes.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #13674
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #13675
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I replaced my cabin air filter and pulled out an old, oily K & N intake air filter. Both new filters are Mann OEM. Yay!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #13676
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How would a jack put me in danger? You don't get under a car with any jack. Worst thing that happens is a oil leak that drops the car back down while I'm lifting it. As long as it works for my occassional use it is fine.
I've used a HB jack. They're fine going up, it's the coming down that's an issue. They don't seem to have any control with regards to how quickly they lower.

I have the Arcan 3.5 ton low profile jack. Not exactly portable though. It weighs over 100 lbs I love it and its a great jack for the money
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #13677
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #13678
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #13679
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I've used a HB jack. They're fine going up, it's the coming down that's an issue. They don't seem to have any control with regards to how quickly they lower.

I have the Arcan 3.5 ton low profile jack. Not exactly portable though. It weighs over 100 lbs I love it and its a great jack for the money
I've got a good touch with tools so I think I'll manage. Anyway, I would buy a more expensive and higher quality low profile jack, but I can't transport that in my car to where I work on it. I need something I can fit in the trunk with my tools, jack stands, and whatever parts I'm changing that day. I would like to move into a small house with a garage in the future. Then I could have a nice heavy low profile jack. The 2 ton aluminum one from HF is the best thing I could find that is still portable and won't break my bank. I'm gonna review it for the forums after I use it.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #13680
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Just bought the piezo buzzer 108Db 10.99$ at my local RadioShack to do alarm mod tonight and code it Monday with jake and have working alarm minus tilt or motion sensor
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