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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    Ah, not bypass a bad sensor per se, but bypassing the whole system. Makes sense.
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    I’m not sure who this one was directed at. If it was me, I run 265/70/18 Cooper S/T Maxx. According to Cooper they’re 32.87” overall diameter. I have about an 1”-1 1/4” of height added via the Gap tool and had it aligned at that height. I had to flatten the pinch seam in the rear wheel wells and...
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    You could replace all the airbags and the compressor for a little more than the HD kit with the 2” lift. The lines are plastic and from all I can tell very robust. That leaves 3 air valves and 4 wheel sensors. It’s not a complicated system once you wrap your head around it and I t’s light years...
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    When is enough really enough?

    I do agree with the philosophy of the cost of repairs exceeds the value replace it WITH caveats. My example is my wife’s XC90 V8 Sport. It had a timing cover oil leak and then developed a pretty significant rear main seal leak. It was rare model and in terrific shape for a 12 year old vehicle...
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    Why do you want to covert to coils? I researched this when I became frustrated that 2 aftermarket compressors failed one after the other. Then I figured out aftermarket compressors are junk. I my opinion you lose too much going to coils. With the EAS you get: great ride quality, ride height is...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Is there a OBD2 dongle that’s Apple approved? I used torque back in the day when I had an Android, when I switched there wasn’t a single approved for iOS.
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Won’t a cheap laptop off craigslist or the local classifieds fit the bill for HAM programming and diagnostics? I picked up a laptop to run the Volkswagen Audi Group diagnostics for $50. I can’t imagine trying to mount a laptop in my vehicle for nav purposes. People do it, but I wouldn’t work...
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    Four 1/2” grade 8 bolts with heavy flat washers, I don’t recall the length though.
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    Yeah, that’s why I said normally. I had a 25% off coupon. Does anyone ever pay “full price” at harbor freight?
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    Same here, 4-500 for a hidden winch mount when a lucky 8 bumper is $800? If I ever get done paying for college and weddings I’ll replace the bumper, but until then this works great.
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    New Member Looking to build in LR3

    It’s the “universal channel winch mount”, normally runs $50.
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    I don’t know why it works for me and not you, I’ve done nothing special. I’m guessing my version of Gaia is old enough I don’t have an issue, it’s been on there for quite some time. It may very well be I couldn’t install it today. You’re acting like ending support for old hardware is exclusive...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Beats me, I have had soooo much less trouble with apple products. I used to build my own home theater PCs and it was a constant battle to keep it working and virus free. Not to mention the hoops you had to jump through to network it to anything else. My iMac I bought used and it never fails. I...
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    I wasn’t trying to convince you to switch, I was offering a counter point to the low value you placed on Apple products.
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    Which tablet or Laptop?

    Yeah, the cost of Apple products is always brought up by non-Apple users, including me once upon a time. The thing is, they just plain work. I used to be an windows/android user and got sick of the constant fiddling to keep it to working right. Our home computer is a 10 year old iMac, running...