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Old February 8th, 2014, 06:04 PM
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Extending your vehicle life from day 1

Curious about something. If we had it all to do over with a brand spankin new truck, what you would do in retrospect to extend the life of it now knowing all of the usual suspect issues LR has been plagued with.

Could be mechanical upgrades you would have done, things that perhaps protect the truck cosmetically long term, rust inhibiters, different fluids. Maybe you get the idea. I suppose this would be applicable for any new truck or car.

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Old February 8th, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Old February 8th, 2014, 06:45 PM
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Well, yeah!!! What else?

People do all of these crazy things when doing a full resto like rhino line etc.
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Depends on the vehicle and the climate in my opinion.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Curious about something. If we had it all to do over with a brand spankin new truck, what you would do in retrospect to extend the life of it now knowing all of the usual suspect issues LR has been plagued with. Could be mechanical upgrades you would have done, things that perhaps protect the truck cosmetically long term, rust inhibiters, different fluids. Maybe you get the idea. I suppose this would be applicable for any new truck or car. Cheers!
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Old February 8th, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Old February 8th, 2014, 08:03 PM
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I live in the west so I have zero rust issues. But I think I would put some of that 3M clear paint protector on the front to save the paint.
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This may sound funny considering I live in Dallas but I would have never ordered Hvac if I had bought mine new. Seams to drag on the engine and is merely a suggestion of comfort. I also thought about rhino lining but once that bell is wrung, there is no un-ringing. I have a yellow truck that had clear coat which failed.

Definitely replace oil lines if you ask me. Hard to preserve it while it's on fire.
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This may sound funny considering I live in Dallas but I would have never ordered Hvac if I had bought mine new. Seams to drag on the engine and is merely a suggestion of comfort. I also thought about rhino lining but once that bell is wrung, there is no un-ringing. I have a yellow truck that had clear coat which failed.

Definitely replace oil lines if you ask me. Hard to preserve it while it's on fire.
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I use my truck as a daily driver. I have a 15 minute commute to and from work. I have not used my Hvac in probably 5 years. The worst part is the drive home and that really doesn't matter.
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Mine is a SW, and living in northern NV, when I did my conversion, I left out the A/C. For 1 month of HOT, I can tolerate the the heat. I also removed the rear sliding windows and put in solids. Just recently I had Huff's Automotive of Chandler AZ, install 3M Crystalline tinting. This stuff is fabulous. One shade grade of it, the 90, is so clear that you can put it on the front windshield and not notice that it is there. Which ever tinting level you choose, it cut virtually ALL UV rays.

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Put it in the garage and drive a corolla daily.
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Put it in the garage and drive a corolla daily.
You'd have only bought one?
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Put it in the garage and drive a corolla daily.
Sometimes I'm not completely convinced that you aren't an 80-year-old man, who polishes his car with a diaper and yells at the whipper-snappers to stay off his lawn.

Yes, I do realize that is a double-negative.
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Sometimes I'm not completely convinced that you aren't an 80-year-old man, who polishes his car with a diaper and yells at the whipper-snappers to stay off his lawn. Yes, I do realize that is a double-negative.
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