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  1. DIY Trunk Dividers & Shelf

    2G Accessories, Performance Parts & Modifications
    Actually, Tool__Man, that is some aluminum angle (I believe 1/2") I got at Home Depot that I spray painted black. The groove just happened to perfectly fit over the piece of PVC wood material I used for the dividers (got that at Lowe's). I used 3M double stick tape to adhere the aluminum to the...
  2. Alpine, Please Say It Ain’t So about the iLX-007

    1G Mobile Electronics
    I get the point about the G2 Head Units and the G1 crowd's reticence to engage. And, yes, navigating the changes, particularly, searches and finding the latest leaves much room for improvement.
  3. Alpine, Please Say It Ain’t So about the iLX-007

    1G Mobile Electronics
    My son purchased his iLX-007 Alpine CarPlay unit in January of 2015 — three months before I did and had been routinely checking Alpine’s website over the course of the intervening 4.5 years for firmware updates. His HU always seemed to be a tad buggy when compared to mine. According to the...
  4. It's Never Too Late

    1G Mobile Electronics
    Thanks. Will definitely scour. Had several things I needed to pay much more attention to ... some health related...but basically a reset on a number of fronts. Many improvements going on here at the homestead. Low-E windows and hardy board siding among the many aspects of literally getting...
  5. It's Never Too Late

    1G Mobile Electronics
    I know many of you may find this laughable. After 4 years with my Alpine CarPlay, I, with the indispensable help of my son, finally got all the steering wheel controls assigned specific tasks. Of course, changing out the datalink module with the right one for the job didn’t hurt. Frankly, the...
  6. missing check engine LED

    1G Problems & Issues
    This is tantamount to odometer rollback...which ... the last time I checked ... constitutes a felony under federal fraud statutes. I don't know where this kind of tampering falls under the law, but depending on how strong the consumer reporting is at your local TV stations and if the...
  7. Now That's Customer Service

    1G Mods, Installs and How-To's
    You are true to your word, Danny Kaifetz. Texted him last week over a cam I inadvertently broke while removing my lever-action release, passenger-side hood strut — part of a set I got from Adirondack Flagpoles a year and a half ago. In short order, Danny texted back, saying, not 1 but 2 cams...
  8. Happy Birthday to You, Happy...

    Off Topic Section
    Look no further than me. MRI discovery of a stress fracture I'd been walking on for almost 2 months didn't help. Orthopedist has sidelined me for 6 weeks, going well into next month. Plus, semi-retirement seems to be suiting me just fine. So the leaner mileage count did not surprise me...
  9. Oil leak.

    1G Problems & Issues
    Hmmmm. Could the plot be thickening? Very interesting. Bears some investigating. Did not know that.
  10. Upgraded with Plasti-Dip & Sidesteps

    1G Mods, Installs and How-To's
    @news2u: Dont let this get to your head, but I dont think I have ever been as envy as I am with your truck, with anything else. Every time I see your truck, it is almost like the time stood still when it came to you. Your truck is just fabulous. Appreciate it, Smuf. Multiple, 10 minute...
  11. bed-liner

    1G Exterior
    Durable stuff. The bed before and now, 16 months after being coated with Line-X.
  12. Wow! That Was Fast--FIGS Strut Failure (solved)

    1G Accessories
    My complaint was never about the bottom brackets, because unlike the defective, below company standard, buckle-prone upper brackets, they never showed any sign of stress or compromise. I also agree the make-do, bandaid fix FIGS offered you in lieu of the original design using the stronger...
  13. Wow! That Was Fast--FIGS Strut Failure (solved)

    1G Accessories
    I have little doubt that if made to specification, which yours apparently were, those FIGS struts perform admirably and probably will continue to do so. The design is slick, requires no drilling of holes or other modifications to the RL and couldn't be simpler to install. That and good reviews...
  14. Wow! That Was Fast--FIGS Strut Failure (solved)

    1G Accessories
    Re: Wow! That Was Fast--FIGS Strut Failureq Clearly the problem didn't go away and, as a result, at least 1 other ROC member with a G1 Ridge has experienced the same fate I did with a pair of strut brackets manufactured by FIGS. Which may well beg the question, how many struts did FIGS sell...
  15. Wow! That Was Fast--FIGS Strut Failure (solved)

    1G Accessories
    Thanks for getting with me, speedlever, to discuss my concerns and get to bottom of this before your post. Back when I reported the issue I noticed how easily part of the upper mounting plate would easily bend and separate from the hood. That's why I would gingerly lower the hood, applying equal...
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