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...I think I missed your belt question...

They look and feel a lot huskier. To some extent, a belt is a belt, but when you're talking about $5 or $10 for something that could leave you stranded, I go for the "best". I've also made it a habit to change the belt right after a buy a vehicle. I tend to do a general tune up and replace the belt. The old belt then goes in the spare-tire well in the event mine ever fails. It's cheap and easy insurance.
Thanks for the response. I just asked because I notice my belt has been making sounds and I like their claim of it being a pretty damn quiet belt.
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Re: Ordered some goodies today

It is very quiet...but if you've got noise (squeaky belt) that could be a bad pulley or an accessory starting to go too. Dried up or damaged belts also make noise.
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It is very quiet...but if you've got noise (squeaky belt) that could be a bad pulley or an accessory starting to go too. Dried up or damaged belts also make noise.
I'll have to look into it. How long does it usually take you to take off your roof racks?
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Re: Ordered some goodies today

Taking them off takes about as long as it takes to remove 6-8 bolts with a ratchet. You pop off the covers on the front and rear of the rails, and remove screws at the front, center, and rear. They then lift right off. I then took some clear silicone and some black push-in fasteners and went to work covering the bolt holes. Some of the fasteners took some convincing...but all in all, you're looking at a 2 hour job in your driveway.
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Well....kinda....dipped as in hydrographic carbon fiber dipped.
Ah even better!

And thanks for the info on the site for the window belt strips, even cheaper than rock auto!
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And thanks for the info on the site for the window belt strips, even cheaper than rock auto!
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My pleasure gentlemen (I use the term very loosely)...like I said, when they arrive, I'll be sure to post up some pics and let you know if they are any good...but for $100, it's hard to go wrong.
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My pleasure gentlemen (I use the term very loosely)...like I said, when they arrive, I'll be sure to post up some pics and let you know if they are any good...but for $100, it's hard to go wrong.
Exactly, I've been meaning to replace these for a while but I have been after more important things lately, noisey a-arms, leaky water pumps etc.

Gentlemen? where?
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I used dark silver textured paint on my wiper arms and they actually turned out pretty good.
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As promised...pics of the window wipes I ordered. They are more matte than the old ones as you can see. They look and feel to be VERY high quality. Hopefully I'll get them on this weekend. Oh, and I threw in a bonus pic at the end....





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Damn those look slick!
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Tony do those end caps on the new ones come off? Maybe some sealant on the ends. I think water gets between there and is what causes everybody rust issues.
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