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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tips & Tricks


Everyone! I wanted a place to put Tips & Tricks that most of us have found to be helpful under normal operation of our trucks. This is not to replace the "How to remove the radio" types of questions, just the everyday things that we've learned while owning our SSR's.

If you have a new Tip or Trick, just reply to this post and I will add it to the list.

As of 5/22/2013, here is a list of the current Tips & Tricks. Let's hear about yours!


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post #2 of 99 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 01:41 PM
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Clay bar from Zaino with a bit of the Zaino soap works real well on love bugs. I came back from a trip along the coast in South Lousiana last year - front end looked like a bug orgy - clay bar did real well and doesn't hurt the Zaino shine.

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It comes up on a search under SSR bumper sticker in case the link doesnt work
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post #4 of 99 (permalink) Old 01-25-2005, 11:50 AM
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Cool Orrrrrr...

Just thinking out loud....

You get the flat black stickers like I posted and you PM QWKSSR so he can make you a couple of SSR stickers in the color of your choice for only a few dollars. The same ones that you would use on your door sills would work quite well on the visors.

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For those SSR drivers who are tall and struggle to see the traffic signal - Please see my thread at the following link:

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2222

I've been using the product for weeks now - it works great!
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First ride today since parking it over two months past. Took SSRGUY's recommendation and had Rust Check do their thing in order to preserve the girl's longevity. I was surprised at what I thought a very reasonable cost of $140 or $115 US currency.

I still question myself at times as to why I chose this vehicle. Most of all, I think its the uniqueness!!!!! BUT, with very much appeal.
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You can also get it from one of our members - ZainoSSr - He's a great guy and usually ships quicker than the mfr's website. Just PM him and he'll set you up.

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I love it, lets get hitched!!!!!!!!
You just love me for my talents!

But wait! We WOULD have matching Slingshots!


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Very nice data base. Easy to read and alphabetical so easy to find what you need. Great job Buffy! Excellent tune up of the tips thread.
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Please Read!

FYI,

The lastest in Tips & Tricks will now (and always) be displayed on the FIRST post of this thread. (A date will be added to show you the version of the updated list) This will cut down on having to scroll down to view the new ones. However, I will keep some of the comments (in date order) that may help in your decisions in trying one Tip or another.

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I ordered a set----absolute junk I would not put them on a Texas outhouse wall !!!!

I trashed them.

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I ordered a set----absolute junk I would not put them on a Texas outhouse wall !!!!

I trashed them.
Ordered a set of what?

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Originally Posted by rhughestx
For those SSR drivers who are tall and struggle to see the traffic signal - Please see my thread at the following link:

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2222

I've been using the product for weeks now - it works great!

SORRY HUGHESTX!

Forgot your tip. I must have been

It's up there now!


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Yeah What Diggs said ?????
His post was in reply to the one about the sunvisor stickers on ebay.

BBS Tip, You can see that by switching to threaded mode.

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Great job in setting up the tips. Easy to use and puruse. This is what I love about this site. Way to go!!
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SSR Fanatic Usage Tip...

Some of the threads can get rather lengthly - with multiple posts and graphics and all. To read the threads more quickly, you can reverse the order of the thread - to show the newest posts first within a thread. (Rather than scroll down thru all the posts you have already read.)

To do this,

1) Go to User CP,
2) Click on "edit Options" in left column,
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ALSO - If you right click - oh say the User CP link in the orange line above - and select Open In New Window, you'll have this page still open to look at the instructions.

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Talking Cleaning and polishing tips

I have been in the detail business since I moved to Texas. Time and time again nothing works better than Maguires detail products. When I was a High School punk I used to work on all types of colors and body style vehicles. I have found that NOTHING works better on new vehicles like Maguires #7 for polishing and cleaning. Protecting is done with Maguires #26. Get it, Use it, and you WILL LOVE IT!

Just though everyone should know................


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Hi, James

Also used Meguiars for many years - the whole claybar, clean, polish, wax combo and always happy with the results.

Posts on this site last fall raving about Zainos got me curious, so I tried it. Do a search for Zaino, or go to the zainobros.com site and check it out for yourself.

Nothing I've ever used even comes close for ease of application, and as far as staying power - WOW!!!


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New driving tip: To reduce buffeting, when the top is down, pull elbow inside the truck.

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center cap removal

An earlier post mentioned a plastic bar from a bike shop to remove the center cap. I found it easier to rotate the cap until you can get your finger under the raised parts of it and pop it right off.

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An earlier post mentioned a plastic bar from a bike shop to remove the center cap. I found it easier to rotate the cap until you can get your finger under the raised parts of it and pop it right off.

Jason
I'd love that. Unfortunatly there is a variation in how tightly the cover fit the wheel. Mine are so tight, if I press it in past even, it stays stuck there.

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Had my trucks computer "re-flashed" yesterday. Seemed the display on the dash worked when it wanted to. The service manager found a TSB on it. So if your DIC is not working, or showing a false reading, this is probably the fix for it.
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Tire Pressure Tip

Improperly inflated tires are bad. I think everyone knows that.

But did you know that when the left and right tires have unequal pressure in them, it will cause your truck to drift (pull) to the side with the lower pressure?

It only takes a difference of a pound or two. You can't really get the pressure equal using the typical gas station popup gauge. Use a good digital gauge, one that reads in 1/2 pound increments.

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Spare tire

Use 17" Trailblazer spare wheel and a 226 60 X 17 tire (I used Goodyear Integrity) for a diameter of 27". Get trolly jack in a nice case from SEARS for $39.00 and throw in a lug wrench....walla!! Spare tire.

Fits in bed with lots of room to spare. Use in emergency to get to tire store for permanent fix or replacement.

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The White Stuff on the engine blanket

TO remove this , I power washed at a carwash and let it dry.Next got some water repllent for shoes or fabric and sprayed it on.Make sure to not get any on the hood itself.I used a piece of carboard to put under the blanket and just moved it around or take it off.Use two (2) light coats.I,ve had this done for about 4 months know and it's not came back.
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