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Old 08-29-2015, 01:09 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I love the look of the altitude. White n black is just a sexy combo.. Wk2 looks great

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Old 08-29-2015, 01:10 PM
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What's the beni for nitro in the tires. Call me a noob
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Actually the main reason is that Nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than air that is only approx. 75% Nitrogen. This means that tires filled with pure Nitrogen will hold pressure more consistently. This is very important in race cars, where the slightest change could effect a race cars handling.
That's the theory, though even "pure" Nitrogen still has some oxygen content.

In practice, assuming the tires have been installed correctly and are undamaged, the benefit is pretty low. Extreme driving is a different story, but most people won't get enough benefit to warrant the cost.

Of greater benefit is having the tires filled to the correct pressure from the start. This is something that isn't always the case when having tires changed.

Too often, tires are filled to the pressure listed on the side wall. Never, ever do this. That is the MAXIMUM pressure, not the recommended pressure. The number to use is listed on the inside pillar of the driver's side door, assuming you are using the correct tires for the vehicle. Further, the pressures listed are cold PSI, so check them before going anywhere, not when your out and about.

Over or under-inflation can seriously shorten the tire life and even increase the risk of blowouts. Further, over or under-inflation can wreck the bead of the tire, which can increase the chance of erratic tire pressures based on temperature.

Also, don't bump into curbs. When pulling into spaces, don't let your tires bump the curb or wheel stop. When cornering, make sure you don't hop a curb. While it seems obvious, I see it happen a lot. Doing this can pop the bead on a tire and result in frequent pressure loss, even in a brand new tire. It can also bend rims that will result in a poor bead on replacement tires. It can also put your wheels out of alignment.

Finally, avoid turning the steering wheel when completely stopped. Doing so not only stresses the tires from the friction, but can wreck your alignment. Gently creep forward or back while turning the wheel (depending on which direction you need to go) to take the stress off the steering. This was something you actually needed to do to steer easily before power steering was common. The motor may be helping you now, but the forces are still the same.

As always, poor alignment will also affect both tire wear and the forces working on them. Either one will affect air pressure at some point.

Just one more thing: don't forget to check the spare when putting air in your tires. I also recommend replacing the spare about every other tire change to avoid dry rot issues, especially on vehicles where the spare is stored outside the cabin.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:30 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Switched out my oem dome lights. Struggled a bit with the bulb so I used tape n worked like a charm.

Just need the trunk lights but it's crazy hot here in SoCal.
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Hubs was wandering around the dealer this week while his car was getting warranty work done when one of his buddies there called him over. Apparently they got an extra set of SRT pedals and thought I may want a set for my Jeep.

Well duh....wasn't on my immediate to do list but that was pretty cool of him. So that's what got done today.
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Had a road lane stripe truck spray my drivers side, hood and roof with hundreds of white paint spots. Guess a nozzle or whatever they use went bad as it was not spraying down on the damn road. After trying wax, mineral spirits, wd 40, power washer etc...none worked so I had to use a DA polisher and cutting compound to get them off.. it's only 3 weeks old! Spent an hour on the phone to report the incident and after being transferred thru a circle of people who could give a shit, I just hung up

Oh man I'm so sorry to hear that!!! I would be furious! Did it all come off and it looks alright??


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Old 08-30-2015, 09:01 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I switched out the black mopar tow hooks for the chrome ones. I also switched out the chrome grill inserts from my grill and replaced it with the black inserts from my old overland grill to black it all out.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:26 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Had to order the mopar tubular side steps and install them on my SUMMIT, even though the manufacturer said they were not compatible with my model. Well folks don't hesitate ordering these because they fit PERFECTLY!!!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:49 AM
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Those really look nice! You're tempting me. How long did it take you to install them?
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:15 AM
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About 2 hours all together. Everything is bolt on so nothing hard about the install at all. They include 12 plastic rivets in the kit, you don't need any of them. You don't have to remove any rivets to install them. Also don't order through mopar go to ebay there $150.00 cheaper. If you get them and have any questions let me know.
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I switched out the black mopar tow hooks for the chrome ones. I also switched out the chrome grill inserts from my grill and replaced it with the black inserts from my old overland grill to black it all out.

U selling the black ones?
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I switched out the black mopar tow hooks for the chrome ones.
Now you have to get a pair of Delrin coated tow chain hooks so you don't scratch them if you ever need them.
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