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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Help on Oahu

Good morning, folks.
Is there anyone on Oahu who knows their way around a SSR?
The discussions of roof hydraulics has me concerned.
Thanks in advance
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Good morning, folks.
Is there anyone on Oahu who knows their way around a SSR?
The discussions of roof hydraulics has me concerned.
Thanks in advance
Welcome!! Get your post count up so you can use PMs. Maybe someone will send you their contact information in a PM. You can receive but you cannot reply.
Good luck. You might want to post your neighborhood. I know there are a few on the island.

You can always ask here and maybe someone can help you out with pictures and there is always Dicktator's One Drive which is full of information.

Meanwhile you can always give us a bit more information about you and your truck here in another post in this thread.
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Good morning, folks.
Is there anyone on Oahu who knows their way around a SSR?
The discussions of roof hydraulics has me concerned.
Thanks in advance
Don't let the open discussions of roof problems scare you. This is the place where we share experiences and troubleshooting with each other in order to spread the information as far as we can.

Generally speaking, the roof system is highly reliable. The failure modes are limited and the solutions are known. I think the system was designed for a HUGE amount of trouble-free operation. They did good.......

If, on the off chance you have a problem, you need some troubleshooting..... there are several of us that can guide any reasonably competent technician through the repair of almost anything. Besides..... Dictator's library of repairs covers a lot of possible failure modes.

Put the top down and enjoy the ride,

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Keep in mind this is THE place for SSR information, we've even got the Chevy dealers beat, just ask Dicktator how many dealers call him for information. Some owners are not aware of us, and many are but never post, partially because they tend to be older and a little internet shy. Then something acts funny and they post a question to which our brain trust (not me, the smart ones) will find the answer. When 3 or 4 people post the same problem it's easy to overlook the thousands of trucks that don't. The result is, it appears the SSR has all kinds of problems when it really doesn't.

I did have the pneumatic struts replaced as a preventative measure simply because I'm lazy and there were experienced people doing it at the Springfield Rally.
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I am looking at a 2006 SSR that looks like it needs to have all eight hydraulic cylinders replaced. After 13 years, and 100000 miles, that seems reasonable. I am not a "handy" kind of guy. How much should I expect to pay my mechanic for this repair...just a ballpark figure. THANKS!
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Are any of you guys located on Oahu? Any advice on mechanics who know SSR?
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I am looking at a 2006 SSR that looks like it needs to have all eight hydraulic cylinders replaced. After 13 years, and 100000 miles, that seems reasonable. I am not a "handy" kind of guy. How much should I expect to pay my mechanic for this repair...just a ballpark figure. THANKS!
There are only a couple of places that do the cylinders. Just watching and reading on this forum it looks like the cost to rebuild the cylinders is about $1000 then add labor and incidentals. If you farm it all out I would say $2000 to $2500 should cover it. I think the turn around time on the cylinders is about a week. Good luck.


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