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nice. thats good to know theyre takin care of ya then.
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Glad to hear you're bein taken care of man
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The shop that rebuilt the axle never puts fluid in axles that aren't installed so this was overlooked by both shops in the end. The gears work fine and you can't tell by driving it that they're worn at all. They sprayed some stuff in the diff to clean out the shavings and they filled it up with fluid. I'll be back Friday for them to change the diff fluid again. Both shops stand by their work and I will be getting gears installed in the near future. I just showed up today and the 2 techs and owner dropped what they were doing to check out the truck and get it fixed. They've always taken excellent care of my and my buddies in the past and present. I'm always nice and have no problem paying for work. Today I asked what I owed and the owner shook my hand, apologized, told me to come by later in the week for a fluid change and then we'll get gears ordered and installed, I'll take care of it. I'll bring them a 30 pack too on Friday because mistakes happen and they're a stand up shop. They're usually booked out at least 1 month as they're so busy. They have a good reputation for a reason. They know what customer service is!


now that is a shop to be proud of. i want my shop run like that someday. glad to hear you figured it out.
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awesome stand up guys down there
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stupid ***** up.. sucks to hear.. but glad they own up to it. that's a horrible mistake lol...
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Yeah I figure chit happens. Sucks but it has to happen to someone sometime. Everybody makes mistakes at one point or another.
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yep **** happens, glad its getn taken care of. Great shops for sure, on making things right.
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Now that the gears are fixed up my rear driveshaft rear u-joint is squeaking and going out. At least that is simple compared to everything else.
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gah...everytime i see an update i hope for pics lol....ur killin me!
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I'm working on pics. Full time student with 15 credit hours and working 40 hours a week keeps me freaking busy! I'm leaving on a snow/valentines trip Saturday and I'll be back Monday night. I'm going to try and do a little wheeling and see if I can get the GF out of the truck into the freezing cold to take pictures.
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Did you ever fix your speedo?

Cost me only $60 bucks at a speedometer shop. Even gave me a slip to shove in the cops face to tell them what speed I really was doing. They have the scanner's there and a dyno. Might look into that man.

Nice build and truck. Sounds about perfect.
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i hear ya man....i just cut down my work schedual so i could start gettin some rest and actually have time to do my homework....so no worries on that

im just buggin the hell out of ya cuz your build is **** and i dont have enough money to start workin on my sas yet haha
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I'm working on pics. Full time student with 15 credit hours and working 40 hours a week keeps me freaking busy! I'm leaving on a snow/valentines trip Saturday and I'll be back Monday night. I'm going to try and do a little wheeling and see if I can get the GF out of the truck into the freezing cold to take pictures.
hmmm....girls w/ rangers pic thread bump!???? hmmm....
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and an update with pics?
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I have a few pictures from my camera. My gf has more on hers. After some fishing she wanted me to find her some elk and that was easy because I know the area well. On our way out I towed a little Dodge Neon 3/4 of a mile out to the highway. It was awesome! I don't have pics, because it was a weird situation for me. They kept speaking Navajo (we were fishing on the reservation as they have the high elevation lakes with constant safe ice this time of year) and rarely said a word to me in English except thanks. We got within 15 yards of a small cow elk and about 50 yards from the rest of the heard (about 40 elk in total). The truck was covered in mud by the time we hit the highway back to the lodge. It was covered in thick brown mud! I don't have pics of it but the girlfriend might. Top of the camper shell, roof and all had muddy poop chunks. I hate mud, but it made the gf happy to stalk some elk and it sure was fun! It sounds weird hearing mud hit the roof above you. On our last day of our trip I stumbled upon a big Dodge diesel 2500 being pulled out by a backhoe/tractor. I know the gf has a distance picture of that. I'll try to get her camera soon so I can upload more pictures.

The truck works amazingly! Smooth ride and the steering feels normal now. Lockers front and rear make a world of difference! I couldn't get this truck to spin or lose traction when in 4x4. Of course I could have if I high centered in snow, but I was alone and not wanting to get stuck. The 5.13 gears are still amazing and I got 16.3 MPG (according to my GPS) on the way up and 16.9 on the way back home (more down hill). I drive about 65 MPH highway as that the the fastest that this truck cruises comfortably. I have gotten it up to 82 MPH, but that was passing some dumb asshat. Crusing around 60-65 the truck is around 2,350 RPMS which isn't bad. The deep gears make hills fun and easy to pass people. All of these numbers are from my Garmin GPS as I know my speedo/odometer are whack. I have an appointment with a speedo shop to fix my speedo/odo Wednesday. The truck is a pure trail riding beast!


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Nice scenic shot with the truck.

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Damn man glad to see you got to use it. I love your truck
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Perfect sized truck...it really is. Don't think I've commented on that.
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hmmm....girls w/ rangers pic thread bump!???? hmmm....
I'll get some better ones one of these days.

Here is a girl picture and some scenic pictures.

Here is a picture of her from our trip. We got to the spot a little late, but still a neat picture.









All pictures were taken in Arizona between about 7k feet and 9k feet above sea level. You can tell in which pics are on the "dry side of the mountain". I forgot to mention how much I love that camepr shell. It saved all my gear from being covered in mud!
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I'll get some better ones one of these days.

Here is a girl picture and some scenic pictures.

Here is a picture of her from our trip. We got to the spot a little late, but still a neat picture.


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Nice scenic shot with the truck.
SEX!!!

and on top of that...you got some sick places out there to go venture out on. Makes me wanna take a trip out to arizona after my sas is done too....
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when are we gonna get flex pics?
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Whenever I have time to take it on some real trails or when I'm visiting my fab guy and he has a ramp there. I haven't found any loading docks or anything to flex on. All of them have those cement or metal 3' poles spaced every 2'.
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Man that thing looks awesome, the shop did a killer job on it.
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thats a perfect model for me to duplicate. Nice truck!
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