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Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
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Steve
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Adams
Getting ready to install new winter boots on the pat, plus some maintenance items that need to be taken care of again. This spring, there will be some new goodies coming for it FINALLY. Can't wait to get it all sorted.
Got the new shoes on and just found out how bad the kumho at51 tire is for handling etc. It's a complete garbage tire. My new Winters transformed the jeep from a sloppy handling mess to a stable and confident ride again. My wife and I were both commenting on how much we were going to have to spend on suspension parts to get it fixed. Turns out two lower control arm bushings on the front are "getting bad" that's it.

That's great news, pop those new control arms in and were are back to 100 percent with the patriot. Bring on the spring when we are getting the off road goodies / travel goodies installed.
 

El-Dracho

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Lampertheim, Germany
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Bjoern
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Eldracher
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20111

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We took the long way, and the dirt way, to our cabin for Thanksgiving.
Today, we'll take the rig up to overlook a valley and make turkey tacos.
Wow, that´s a nice 2nd gen Trooper! Enjoy the trip!
 
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Roots66

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Weir, TX, USA
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Mike
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Roots
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Someone here has a blue first gen collie. I love that truck. His is basically the same as yours but with a truck cap on the back. Next time I see him out I am going to ask him to sell it to me!
Oh, I wish I could find a cap.
 

Mamalloy

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San Tan Valley, Pinal County, Arizona, United States
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Michael
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Malloy Sr.
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30171

Having trouble finding tracks for my late model Silverado so a little DIY project with solid aluminum strut, self tapping sheet metal screws, and strut nuts did the trick!
 

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Elk Grove, CA, USA
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Rolando
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Nispiros
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Replaced fog light HIDs to LEDs. Thought I had a problem with the ballast. Got LEDs then Googled my problem. Turned out to be a popped fused so I pulled out HID fog kit for nothing. Oh well LED bulbs in amber still looks good just doesn’t have the power output (I think) of HIDs.

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19mystic96

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Pacifica, CA, USA
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Matt
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Having trouble finding tracks for my late model Silverado so a little DIY project with solid aluminum strut, self tapping sheet metal screws, and strut nuts did the trick!
I like the L-track. I need to get some of that for my decked system. sucks not having easy tie down points when the decked system is in
 
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Mamalloy

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San Tan Valley, Pinal County, Arizona, United States
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Michael
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Malloy Sr.
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30171

Having trouble finding tracks for my late model Silverado so a little DIY project with solid aluminum strut, self tapping sheet metal screws, and strut nuts did the trick!
I like the L-track. I need to get some of that for my decked system. sucks not having easy tie down points when the decked system is in
The L tracks are great...tried to do mine on the cheap and bought 4-4' sections of an off-brand and found out the hard way that you have to buy the ones from Decked or the holes don't line up with cross braces under the deck (unless you want to drill and countersink all new holes). Tried to use the off-brand on the bed rails but they wouldn't stick out past the shell so I opted to install the uni-strut (c-channel) there.
 
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19mystic96

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Pacifica, CA, USA
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The L tracks are great...tried to do mine on the cheap and bought 4-4' sections of an off-brand and found out the hard way that you have to buy the ones from Decked or the holes don't line up with cross braces under the deck (unless you want to drill and countersink all new holes). Tried to use the off-brand on the bed rails but they wouldn't stick out past the shell so I opted to install the uni-strut (c-channel) there.
good to know. I was thinking of ordering my own L-track, but now im second guessing it after reading your post. I'll most likely order the Decked Track instead.