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Cheap shock? That's the Factory shock! They were pretty good shocks actually. When I got my T/A at 67,000 miles, I was surprised how well it handled and soaked up the bumps in the road. You're getting there, keep on keepin' on!
 

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^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

The orange factory shocks were made by deCarbon, and considered to be very good quality. But it's not reasonable to assume after 270,000 KM over 25 years that they are going to be in perfect shape.
 

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According to Wiki - de Carbon was an independent company in France until Delphi (an "on and off" affiliate of GM) bought the company in 1997. The Chinese (Beijing West Industries) gained control of the Delphi's brake and suspension divisions including de Carbon in 2009. Who knows what the quality is now?
 

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Discussion Starter · #186 ·
these days i'm trying to fix some of the interiors.
previous owner installed blu leds in the ac panel, headlight switches and so on. issue is that blue light ain't strong enough so i can't really see switches at night. i then decided to replace all the blue leds with some common light/withe-ish ones.
i also hard wired the dash cam to a toggle switch in the center consolle (my center consolle is pretty bashed, previous owner was into tuning so there are holes for who knows what scattered everywhere), i also hid all the wirings so it's a pretty clean installation. will do the same for the under carriage led i have (will use another hole in the center console for the toggle switch and hide all the wirings).
 

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Discussion Starter · #187 ·
hi all,
proceeding with solve the all my rust issues. car is on the lift at the shop, attaching pics:








 

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Discussion Starter · #188 ·
hi all,
my lil V6 is still down. this rust fixing attempt takes way more time than i expected.
the 5.9 jeep has been my DD for months now:
it works mega nice and it's quick, but it takes way too much gas to be a DD...
 
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