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Yesterday 11:05 AM
29erClan

May not qualify as a dumb question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway...

WTF?
Yesterday 10:43 AM
kalenh
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Originally Posted by Un4seen4 View Post
yah thats def not the right size, now the question that begs is: are the rads meant for a 2nd gen?
Yes, and I spoke with Radflo for a while yesterday and it appears that I have the wrong size spacer. They are measuring 12mm when they should be 14mm. They sent me some new ones that will be here monday! Hopefully that should fix my issue, so I can get my truck off the stands and back on the trails!

BTW, your rig is SICK! Been following you on instagram for a little while, hopefully my rig will get to your level someday
07-19-2019 03:49 PM
FishCannon I thought about PB blastering the wiper arm thing but man I don't want that smell in my vents haha.[/QUOTE]

Use Ballistol for it. It'll get in there better than PB Blaster, and won't leave a long lasting smell.
07-18-2019 10:49 PM
Un4seen4
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hard to tell from the pic but they certainly appear to be smaller. guess i will be making a call to radflo tomorrow. And iím not sure where they are from originally, I bought them off craigslist, but he never installed them



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yah thats def not the right size, now the question that begs is: are the rads meant for a 2nd gen?
07-18-2019 07:55 PM
kalenh
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Originally Posted by Un4seen4 View Post
I would say the sleeves are indeed the wrong size, pop them apart and compare the diameter to that of the LCA mount tab holes. I would guess that they are smaller diameter.

on a side note, did you get the coil overs from nisstech by chance?


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hard to tell from the pic but they certainly appear to be smaller. guess i will be making a call to radflo tomorrow. And iím not sure where they are from originally, I bought them off craigslist, but he never installed them



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07-18-2019 07:41 PM
Un4seen4
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Originally Posted by kalenh View Post
Installing my radflo's today when i ran in to a problem. The stock bolts don't go all the way through the bottom of the coilover, they get stuck at the shoulder, as seen in the first pic. I assume this is not supposed to happen? I destroyed the threads while removing them so I will have to get new bolts anyways, so I could try a different size. Any ideas? Thanks ya'll!
I would say the sleeves are indeed the wrong size, pop them apart and compare the diameter to that of the LCA mount tab holes. I would guess that they are smaller diameter.

on a side note, did you get the coil overs from nisstech by chance?
07-18-2019 07:27 PM
kalenh
lower shock bolt

Installing my radflo's today when i ran in to a problem. The stock bolts don't go all the way through the bottom of the coilover, they get stuck at the shoulder, as seen in the first pic. I assume this is not supposed to happen? I destroyed the threads while removing them so I will have to get new bolts anyways, so I could try a different size. Any ideas? Thanks ya'll!
07-12-2019 12:48 PM
General_Tarfun
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Originally Posted by 29erClan View Post
I vote for trying to removing it for painting, but give up at the first sign of trouble. Masking tape is the better part of valor, or something like that...
That's not a bad idea, my backup plan is to take an old tarp I have that's about as big as the truck and lay it on the roof, cut a hole where the wetbox is and tape it in around the trim pieces. Prob will take just as long as removing the box if the rivnuts don't spin on me.

**Update**

I didn't mess with the rivnuts, when I got up there to look at them I noticed that all of them along the windshield line that hold the plastic piece with 'nissan' on it were tightened down but had a small gap. Almost like there's a missing washer or something that used to be between rivnut and the plastic. So to not create any more problems I just left it on and taped the wetbox off. It's really easy to tape off, it's nice and square but I wish I had a garage again! I kept having to wait for the light breeze to stop in between coats so it took longer than expected but still turned out great.
07-12-2019 12:45 PM
General_Tarfun
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Are you spraying or brushing? Iíve already looked into taking the wetbox out to clean, wax and waterproof. Read too many posts about ripping the screw mounts and messing up the holes, so I backed off for now. If you can mask off everything around/under it, it might be worth leaving on. Otherwise youíre ripping apart the headliner to gain access. The other one seems easy to mask off if Iím picturing it right. Canít remember the ends atm. And donít know how bad it would be to get a little paint in the vents if spraying. Is the paint lavender scented?
Haha no it's a nice lacquerish scent that I'd rather not breathe too much of.

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There's probably a trick to getting a stuck wiper arm off, I wouldn't want to try to paint that piece on the truck. The wet box on the other hand, rivnut stories have me scared. I've heard about applying heat from a soldering gun but have zero motivation to risk it myself.
Same here on the rivnuts, they've made it 13 years with no leaks but stories of ppl with 2 and 3 year old trucks spinning them worries me. That would turn a few hour job into an all day one quickly. I'll prob just mask the roof off. I thought about PB blastering the wiper arm thing but man I don't want that smell in my vents haha.
07-12-2019 12:38 PM
29erClan
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... The wet box on the other hand, rivnut stories have me scared. I've heard about applying heat from a soldering gun but have zero motivation to risk it myself.
After putting in new engine mounts, and a timing chain for a pathfinder, stock rack removal is next on my list. I just didn't want to jump the gun and have a leaking roof until I got to it.

I vote for trying to removing it for painting, but give up at the first sign of trouble. Masking tape is the better part of valor, or something like that...
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