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Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:11 am
by NickKo
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Hudson_Neon wrote:you have booger bushings yet gramps? i can bring a set down from jeff if you want
No, I don't have these yet. Are they difficult to install (translation: would you or someone else be patient enough to give me directions while I do the work)? :roll:
Any one of us can help. :D


- Nick

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:08 am
by chipdogg
MoparMarc wrote:Nick how far is this from you?

or did i miss the address to google?
Just pop the town into Google, it's not very big. Muscoda, WI 53573

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:56 am
by Hudson_Neon
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Hudson_Neon wrote:you have booger bushings yet gramps? i can bring a set down from jeff if you want
No, I don't have these yet. Are they difficult to install (translation: would you or someone else be patient enough to give me directions while I do the work)? :roll:
they're very easy. i'll text him soon and pick up a set and you can just hit me back. they're a mod that won't really set you back on cash. what color do you want?
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Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:39 pm
by Midnight_Rider
Hudson_Neon wrote:they're a mod that won't really set you back on cash. what color do you want?
Well, the blue ones are as close to :quotes: Mopar blue :quotes: as one can get, I guess. :lol: They don't show anyway, right (yup, couldn't get away without having at least one noob question)? How much will these cost?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:26 am
by chipdogg
Like $20 and they take maybe half hour to install, only end you'd see would be the ones on the trans and the battery tray pretty much hides those anyways.

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:33 am
by mopar2
Your shifter will feel 100 times better with these. Much smoother and firmer shifting! Firmer as in more confidence!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:44 am
by Midnight_Rider
mopar2 wrote:Firmer as in more confidence!
Well, good golly- everyone knows that perma-noob here needs that! :lol:

Just a few more weeks until the meet and I'm getting pumped up about it! :wav:

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:19 am
by mopar2
Yea I'm looking forward to it! Can't wait!

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:13 am
by Midnight_Rider
Got two bags of chips to go along with the Mountain Dew cube. Anything else I should bring? Jake, are we having Sloppy Joes?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:42 pm
by chipdogg
Ya my girl is gonna make some.

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:23 pm
by mopar2
If I don't sell anything before the 12th I'll be bringing parts with me that will be for sale! EJ if you see this I still can use that drivers mirror glass for the 2gn!

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:39 am
by Midnight_Rider
Attendees at today's Dayton, OH meet were showing me things that will probably have to be removed under my hood in order to install the Boogers. :runaway:

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:16 pm
by Hudson_Neon
gramps... you know damn well it's a 10 min job :P

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:30 am
by Midnight_Rider
Hudson_Neon wrote:gramps... you know damn well it's a 10 min job :P
Ya, this coming from someone who is confident about working on cars. :lol: I will admit to being really nervous about the install but, if you will be as patient with me as you were at Carlisle, I guess that I'll be okay.

By the way, would anyone be willing to help me change the filter on my CAI while we're there? This will involve removing the driver's side front wheel to get at the filter. Also, I ordered the Mopar Performance Strut Tower Braces today- would I be able to do an install there?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:24 am
by Hudson_Neon
yes, yes, and yes. we can do it all. tons of pics for your progress log then!!!

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:05 am
by Midnight_Rider
Hudson_Neon wrote:we can do it all.
By "we," I hope that you mean me doing the work with everyone guiding me. I'm just at the beginning of the learning curve about this stuff- anything more than changing the oil or lubing grease zerks is all new to me.

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:34 am
by Hudson_Neon
yes sir. not a problem with that

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:09 pm
by chipdogg
I taught my girlfriend how to use a plasma cutter, pull a chimney down with an air chisel, and cut studs out with a sawzall in the last 3 weeks. We'll be able to get you to install a few simple bolt-ons!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:55 am
by Hudson_Neon
gramps, you said you want blue? i talked to jeff yesterday at work. i'll text him which color you want and he's gonna drop them off with me next weekend

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:43 am
by Midnight_Rider
Let's make them black instead. Thanks!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:37 pm
by Hudson_Neon
Midnight_Rider wrote:Let's make them black instead. Thanks!
done and done :rockon:

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:53 pm
by mopar2
EJ do you still have that drivers mirror glass?

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:53 pm
by Hudson_Neon
i think it's at my mom's

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:25 pm
by Midnight_Rider
Got my front strut tower brace via FedEx today (long story about that- will share at the meet). After reading the installation instructions, now I'm really nervous about this...
Mopar Performance Parts wrote:Mopar Performance Parts recommends professional installation by an ASE certified technician. A vehicle hoist, torque wrenches and specialiazed removal and installation tools are required. WARNING: Do not remove the strut shaft nut while strut assembly is installed in vehicle. The spring is held under high pressure.
You guys have done this before, right? Please go ahead and tell me that I'm worrying for nothing. :tardbang:

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:35 pm
by Hudson_Neon
You're worrying for nothing. There's a total of 3 13mm nuts on top of each strut that require no special tools. There is no need to replace anything else. Some people say to install the strut brace with the car in the air to "preload" the bar. it's a moot point in my eyes. on another note... i'm ASE certified

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:20 pm
by NickKo
Midnight_Rider wrote:
Mopar Performance Parts wrote:Mopar Performance Parts recommends professional installation by an ASE certified technician. A vehicle hoist, torque wrenches and specialiazed removal and installation tools are required. WARNING: Do not remove the strut shaft nut while strut assembly is installed in vehicle. The spring is held under high pressure.
That's so Chrysler can eliminate 'retard liability'.... You know, for hacks who are retarded and have no clue or concept of what they are doing. :lol:
Think of it as the 'standard disclaimer'. "
'INSTALLATION BY ANYONE OTHER THAN A PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC *MAY* RESULT IN DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, INJURY, AUTOMOTIVE DESTRUCTION AND / OR ADDITIONAL REPAIRS IF INSTALLED IN AN INCOMPETENT MANNER BY IDIOTS' :lol:

In all seriousness.... I suppose some 16-yr. old kid, might try loosening the top nut of the strut, thinking they have to remove it to install this item, or crack the coil pack by dropping the strut bar on it, or short out the battery by laying the strut bar across the battery terminals or something, or etc. :tardbang: :lol:



I have installed and removed a few of these myself.
No big deal.


- Nick

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:22 pm
by Midnight_Rider
NickKo wrote:That's so Chrysler can eliminate 'retard liability'.... You know, for hacks who are retarded and have no clue or concept of what they are doing. :lol:
Oh, you mean guys like me. :rofl: Okay, I knew that I was in for a good :beatstick: from y'all for having doubts... I feel much better about it now, thanks! :thumbup:

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:42 am
by NickKo
Midnight_Rider wrote: Oh, you mean guys like me. :rofl: Okay, I knew that I was in for a good :beatstick: from y'all for having doubts... I feel much better about it now, thanks! :thumbup:
No, I don't classify you as one of those 'idiots', David. :lol:

The fact that you are concerned and ask questions, proves that you are not one of those. :)


- Nick

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:27 am
by occasional demons
Of course if the bar is installed with the weight of the car on the wheels, removing the strut center nut, nothing bad will happen.....

Unless the strut is blown, and the shaft falls down into the strut, and they try to drive off with it like that. :lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:52 am
by mopar2
Hudson_Neon wrote:i think it's at my mom's
Well if you get that way before the meet bring it with I'll buy it off ya! I still need one!