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Tidy welds. I suspect you may have done that before...
To be honest, my friend Lonnie did the welding. He's a car builder/machinist, he's done some very nice builds..
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I installed an ARB bumper, with pretty green earrings for my wife. I haven't yet wired up the winch or lights, but that's what holiday Mondays are for. Now the front end is almost exactly 2 inches lower than the rear. Should I change out the front shock with Bilstein 5100's ($117 each) or 6112's ($585/pair)? What the difference and why is one better than the other?

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5100s are a 2inch diameter shock body . 6112s are a 2.5 inch . And should come with springs .
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Had a decent day:

Got the flood lights off, repainted the faded trim ring, freshened up some wiring for the floods and light bar (quick connects) and more wire loom.

I was tempted to paint the trim rings pink.....just cause.


While the paint was drying I decided the engine was due for another clean and detail.
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Changed oil, filter and greased. Now ready to head out for day trip to Murray ID. Museum, cemetery and pub/grill!

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Installed some security hardware on my Baja Design lights. Won't stop a determined thief with decent tools, but might discourage the standard tweaker. Also got my Tred's set up on the roof rack. Didn't want to drill holes in the slats, so I found a couple reinforced nylon gun belts I wasn't using anymore to strap the Tred mount down. Seems pretty secure so far.

Rims went on Friday, so I don't get credit for that today...I love 'em though!
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Installed Smittybilt M1 bumper and Smittybilt X20 12k winch. Waiting on Zombie 🧟‍♂️ light button to attach to bumper fog lights. For now blue button operates them.
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Looks good, but how is your engine compartment so clean? Mine seems to have a sticky substance that holds dust on everything.
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Looks good, but how is your engine compartment so clean? Mine seems to have a sticky substance that holds dust on everything.
I rinse the bay with almost with every wash especially in the winter, been doing so since day 1. No direct hits with a pressure washer just a simple shower like watering a plant.

I also use Mothers Back to Black or low luster tire shine on the plastic bits. Seems to work pretty good.

The guys at the Lexus dealer where I go for oil changes cringe when they see the engine bay...they have to be sure to work cleaner than normal. I always check before I leave. The Service Manager thinks its hilarious.

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I rinse the bay with almost with every wash especially in the winter, been doing so since day 1. No direct hits with a pressure washer just a simple shower like watering a plant.

I also use Mothers Back to Black or low luster tire shine on the plastic bits. Seems to work pretty good.

The guys at the Lexus dealer where I go for oil changes cringe when they see the engine bay...they have to be sure to work cleaner than normal. I always check before I leave. The Service Manager thinks its hilarious.
That's hilarious, I'll be picking up some Mother's back to Black tomorrow. It may take a few times to get mine looking as good as yours, but I'm starting tomorrow.

Thanks!
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