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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CreeperSleeper, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. CreeperSleeper

    CreeperSleeper SILVER Star

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    I know that the question of "What should I do to my 80 first?" has come up a lot. I thought I would give you my opinion: At first I thought that tires should be the first mod because it is amazing where a good set of tires will take you... now I know that they can take you right into trouble. :doh:

    Okay, here is the punchline: FIRST MOD SHOULD BE ROCK SLIDERS!!! Even if you don't rock climb. This happend on a root: :whoops:

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    OH NO! its totaled, i'll take it off your hands for the hefty sum of a dollar
     
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    Wow! You really wacked that root!
     
  4. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Yes, this is a good thread to show the wife. Well it would be if I didn't already have sliders on the LX450 and the 4runner.
     
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    Well...she might just respond that an expensive vehicle shouldn't be driven like that...so this could backfire too...
     
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    I'm not sure the rockers are the best investment into a used 80.

    I'd argue that spending a lot of time (and unfortunately, a bunch of $$$$) baselining essential components/systems on the rig would be the right move.

    That would answer the question, "what should I do first to my rig?"

    Now, if the question was phased, "What mods. should I do first after baselining my rig?" Then I think 'sliders' would be one option.

    I don't have them, but then again, I hang out at the local Starbucks talking to Ty in Canada about the differences between standard and metric measures.... :flipoff2: In an seriousness, though I am hitting on rich MILF's sporting my IH8MUD hat!

    IIRC, this question is covered in the FAQ above under "Most cost effective Mods." or "Best mods." or something like that.

    Best.
    -onur
    Akron, OH
     
  7. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    How about trying to avoid an accident and going over the curb to avoid hitting another car or geeting squished yourself.
     
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    Damn dude!

    If it's any consolation... those tires do look good though :D.
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    First thing I bought for the wife's LX...Slee step sliders.

    ...now...if I can only find some time to install them...:doh: :D
     
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    Ouch! Is it holed through? If so, at least no more water sloshing in the rocker panels.
     
  11. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Man, you still haven't put those on yet. Maybe you should spend less time reading stuck's posts :D

    Bring them out here, I'll help you :beer:
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    :eek:


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    it's more fun to put stuff on mine than it is to put stuff on hers :D
    maybe next weekend...after I fix her broken antenna mast/cable...or after I place an order for a new rear bumper for her from Mr. Slee ;)
     
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    ya my wife really appreciated those pics until she read this.......
     
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    I say it will buff out.
     
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    If it doesn't buff out, look into getting this gadget advertised on cable TV called something like "Pops-a-Dent". ;)
     
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    I thought that by put "first mod should be" in caps, people would see that I was talking about. Baselining is a given and I really don't feel that a disclaimer about baselining first needs to be made on every post about a new mod. :cheers:
     
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    Ouch. Now I'm glad you didn't invite me along on your last trip. I guess I don't get the rest of your touch up paint now. What's the latest on your sliders?
     
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    You can still have it... I don't think touch up paint is going to help much! Sliders are being welded on as we speak.
     
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