Materials: * (1) Metal hanger cut to length * (3) 3/8" x 3" heatshrink tubing scraps * (1) Magnetic micro-USB cable (run behind the dash to glove box) * (1) Magnetic sticky puck (stuck to the ashtray) * (1) Steel disk (stuck the back of the phone)
I've been putting off wrapping my grille and bumpers since it was cold still (in Texas, so a while now) The video tutorials on Youtube seem to imply to me that: 1) yeah you can do it in a weekend 2) good materials cost but make it easier 3) a second pair of hands is ideal and 4) this is clearly not rocket surgery That said the materials are still sitting in my garage waiting for me to do it. Is doing it myself worth it versus the cost of paying someone? Absolutely. If you can find the time and are motivated enough, it's worth doing. Knock out the easy flat surfaces first and learn while you go. The wrap itself is forgiving, provided you didn't cheap out on it. Also, you'll likely need double what you think. If you're looking to do a color change, I would push for vinyl over PlastiDip because PD is a bitch to remove if you don't do it right or pull it off before it hardens. There's a 2-3 year lifetime on PD until it fades or has to be removed before it chips and breaks during removal.
I pulled the passenger rear wheel off to fiddle with some Plasti Dip and tossed the spare on because it's been too humid as of late (really, I'm just realistic about how long it will take me to do.) Low and behold, the shake has appeared at 70 MPH and above. I'm looking forward to putting the stock wheel back on.
What kind of power connection do you need? Mine had a USB option so I ended up just tucking the cable into the headliner, driver's side pillar, then hardwired an old cigarette lighter to USB adapter to the RPO in the drivers side fuse box. It's hidden and I'm no pgamboa so it's good enough for me. Got my pictures and ideas from this thread:
If you're already going up there, bring a tape measure. I will say that I pulled the blocks out of the back of mine and put McGaughys 2" drop shackles on my 2WD crew cab short box and it leveled it to within a 1/8 to 1/4" There have been some differences with just swapping out the shackles between the 2WD and 4WD (as well as crew cab vs regular and double cab) but I chalked it up to suspension setup due to the extra weight from the 4WD drive train up front. The shackles alone on a 4WD would level it. But seriously, take a tape measure up there.
Picked up a set of (9) of #23115245 for $15 off of eBay. I don't have a need at this time for hooks, but I have some great wishlist ideas for the family for birthday and Christmas. Thanks guys!
I do like the functionality of those Bull Ring tie downs but I'm cheap I saw the Dee Zee models and those were what I was considering if I couldn't source the plastic covers at a reasonable price. I may go with a combo of both.
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