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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 01:15:04 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76

Thanks SR: We do have a state inspection & I passed it in October (has to do with air quality) So I am good for two more years. The "Durango rust" is in the front doors. Many Durango's get it! It starts at the bottom of the front doors & works it's way up the car door. I am good to the point that I am not getting water & air in the gap. But if I could just stop it I would be happy Grin. My wife used my car at times & there are a few dents LOL One does belong to me but the body is in good shape besides these few dents.

I got quoted $1,600 for the axles installed but he always comes in lower then his quotes by a fair margin.


Here is a funny thing: I had to take my car to a new station for an oil change because I was working out of town......I walk under my Durango & say to myself "look at all the rust & dirt under my car"........about a minute later the mechanic walks up to me & said.....wow this has to be the cleanest truck I have seen with this amount  miles & years on it Shocked Shocked   Shows you what I know LOL


He keeps telling me the lines on the brakes look good & they are mostly covered....I just worry about these things


Thanks again for your help!

Oh maybe I should have asked if we were talking about front or rear axles before I shot off my prices.  I think that might be part of the huge discrepancy there.  Sorry, the math still applies just with different numbers. 

You know there are things that can be done to slow the rust down.  The best, but most costly option would be to have a body shop actually repair or replace the rusted sections of the doors.  But there are spray paints on the market now such as, Permatex 81849 Rust Treatment, there are many other brands, you can find them at the hardware store or auto supply.  It goes on just like spray paint but it actually destroys the rust and converts it into a hard paintable and sandable coating.   It's not a cure all and unless you top coat it with paint that will match the Durango's paint, it'll be flat black when dry.  And unless you take the door apart you'll only be treating what you can see, which means it won't stop the rust but it will slow it down. 

I'll be looking forward to hearing what you find out next, and what your final decision is on the truck. 


Rear axles...as far as the rust........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0YFJvWmoes       LOL thanks again

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 12:42:26 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
Surge protection Today only This may be a good deal as long as it lasts...Sparge & others feel free to speak up Shocked


http://www.yugster.com/deals/65197-monster-power-8-outlet-home-theater-surge-protector-w-dualmode-auto-disconnect-2160-joules-of-surge-protection-and-24k-gold-contacts




A little info on SP's

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-surge-protector/


Just bought three of them....I hope they work if I need them?Huh??

One for sports room one for Genesis/theater room & one for my sons computer

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 11:46:40 am 
Started by Azure1 - Last post by genesis76
Ok I don't want to get myself in trouble but since you just killed to men in your joke.....

Did you hear about the blonds that they found dead at the drive in theater in the spring?

Apparently they froze to death while waiting for the movie "closed for the season" to start.


I know that was pretty bad and I'm prepared for the shaming that my come lol

It is actually a new twist on an old joke Grin



 14 
 on: Yesterday at 10:45:04 am 
Started by redcar54 - Last post by SR

Thanks Jim...this is why we need fresh blood in here Randy Grin

Yes, it has been a real pleasure getting to know the new folks here and I am so excited to see all the new posts, ideas and stuff going on now. 

Fresh blood is a good thing for sure!


Thanks Guys.
SR you sure make little funds go a long way for a great deal of enjoyment for all!  Your Sit & Vue 3 will be great, can't wait to hear when it is up and running.

Jim
Thanks Jim,
We are definitely not the most technologically advanced outdoor theatre but we do the best we can with what we can afford.  And don't worry I'll definitely be giving reports when the theater is up and running, which is not that far off really.  We did a special final showing last weekend at the old Sit & Vue, we never did any winter shows before this one, but I really wanted to have a final showing at the old location. 

Now we need to take the old wood screen down and move it.  Not a task I'm really looking forward to, to be honest.  But it's one day and once it's moved it will be in the new Sit & Vue for us to use.

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 01:49:05 am 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by SR

Thanks SR: We do have a state inspection & I passed it in October (has to do with air quality) So I am good for two more years. The "Durango rust" is in the front doors. Many Durango's get it! It starts at the bottom of the front doors & works it's way up the car door. I am good to the point that I am not getting water & air in the gap. But if I could just stop it I would be happy Grin. My wife used my car at times & there are a few dents LOL One does belong to me but the body is in good shape besides these few dents.

I got quoted $1,600 for the axles installed but he always comes in lower then his quotes by a fair margin.


Here is a funny thing: I had to take my car to a new station for an oil change because I was working out of town......I walk under my Durango & say to myself "look at all the rust & dirt under my car"........about a minute later the mechanic walks up to me & said.....wow this has to be the cleanest truck I have seen with this amount  miles & years on it Shocked Shocked   Shows you what I know LOL


He keeps telling me the lines on the brakes look good & they are mostly covered....I just worry about these things


Thanks again for your help!

Oh maybe I should have asked if we were talking about front or rear axles before I shot off my prices.  I think that might be part of the huge discrepancy there.  Sorry, the math still applies just with different numbers. 

You know there are things that can be done to slow the rust down.  The best, but most costly option would be to have a body shop actually repair or replace the rusted sections of the doors.  But there are spray paints on the market now such as, Permatex 81849 Rust Treatment, there are many other brands, you can find them at the hardware store or auto supply.  It goes on just like spray paint but it actually destroys the rust and converts it into a hard paintable and sandable coating.   It's not a cure all and unless you top coat it with paint that will match the Durango's paint, it'll be flat black when dry.  And unless you take the door apart you'll only be treating what you can see, which means it won't stop the rust but it will slow it down. 

I'll be looking forward to hearing what you find out next, and what your final decision is on the truck. 

 16 
 on: February 24, 2015, 07:51:35 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by genesis76
SR I think I needed a dope slap LOL.......Yes & Yes to your questions & I have had it taken care of from day one. 70 pct. highway miles.

My heat shields have been going for about 70,000 miles & I worry about my brake lines with all the salt we get. (I do have my guy check them often.) The doors have rust & I wish I could just stop it at this point. Also, things like catalytic converters, muffler/manifolds etc are all a concern. & I guess if I put the money into it & it goes another year I will be good.

I will find out more next week but if I need a new exhaust too would your opinion change?




Thanks for your help!

So I just did a quick estimate here.  I know prices can vary a lot in different parts of the country so my numbers maybe different than yours, and that doesn't mean anything is wrong we are just going to use mine so you can see my train of thought.

For the axles, I was surprised to find that they are cheaper than I expected I came up with $421.00 for both fronts.

For the exhaust I came up with $623.00 for everything EXCEPT the catalytic converter.  Now I know you may have additional labor charges on the exhaust because of the rust in your part of the country so I'll assume another $100 in labor and we'll say $723.00 total.

This is where it gets tricky with the catalytic converter.  I see prices all over the map from about $500.00 on up to $1,200, it just seems to depend on what is available and whether  your mechanic is planning to replace the cats with OE type or an aftermarket weld together system.  For the sake of this discussion we'll go with the high end $1,200.

This brings us to a total of $2344.00 seems like a lot but really it's not.  Think of it vs. car payment that $2344.00 over 12 months would be $195.00 a month.  Again seems cheap compared to a car payment, so yes I think I would still keep the Durango.

However, a couple of things I didn't think of earlier.  I don't know how bad the rust is on your rig, and I don't know if you have a state inspection to pass.  If the rust is so bad that your in danger of not being able to pass the state inspection to get your tabs then maybe you should consider cutting your losses.  If you don't have a state inspection and /or your not having any trouble passing it then I would still keep it.  You could ask your mechanic to quote you for replacing the all of the brake lines to.  The rubber brake lines should be available though a local supplier to your mechanic and even the metal brake lines that run along the frame are available typically though mopar supplier although the metal lines can get pretty labor intensive. 

It's up to you to make the judgment call, and after you get your next bit of news about the truck I'd be glad to give you my 2 cents worth then too.  It's just that I have seen folks that came in to my shop trade in rigs that needed 3 - 4k in work for a new vehicle with a new car payment and ended up not liking the new vehicle as well plus now saddled with a $500 a month payment for 5 years.  But rust if bad enough is something to keep in mind as well.  Obviously you don't want to drop 2K, in and then fail state inspection if you have one.


Thanks SR: We do have a state inspection & I passed it in October (has to do with air quality) So I am good for two more years. The "Durango rust" is in the front doors. Many Durango's get it! It starts at the bottom of the front doors & works it's way up the car door. I am good to the point that I am not getting water & air in the gap. But if I could just stop it I would be happy Grin. My wife used my car at times & there are a few dents LOL One does belong to me but the body is in good shape besides these few dents.

I got quoted $1,600 for the axles installed but he always comes in lower then his quotes by a fair margin.


Here is a funny thing: I had to take my car to a new station for an oil change because I was working out of town......I walk under my Durango & say to myself "look at all the rust & dirt under my car"........about a minute later the mechanic walks up to me & said.....wow this has to be the cleanest truck I have seen with this amount  miles & years on it Shocked Shocked   Shows you what I know LOL


He keeps telling me the lines on the brakes look good & they are mostly covered....I just worry about these things


Thanks again for your help!

 17 
 on: February 24, 2015, 06:49:29 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by SR
SR I think I needed a dope slap LOL.......Yes & Yes to your questions & I have had it taken care of from day one. 70 pct. highway miles.

My heat shields have been going for about 70,000 miles & I worry about my brake lines with all the salt we get. (I do have my guy check them often.) The doors have rust & I wish I could just stop it at this point. Also, things like catalytic converters, muffler/manifolds etc are all a concern. & I guess if I put the money into it & it goes another year I will be good.

I will find out more next week but if I need a new exhaust too would your opinion change?




Thanks for your help!

So I just did a quick estimate here.  I know prices can vary a lot in different parts of the country so my numbers maybe different than yours, and that doesn't mean anything is wrong we are just going to use mine so you can see my train of thought.

For the axles, I was surprised to find that they are cheaper than I expected I came up with $421.00 for both fronts.

For the exhaust I came up with $623.00 for everything EXCEPT the catalytic converter.  Now I know you may have additional labor charges on the exhaust because of the rust in your part of the country so I'll assume another $100 in labor and we'll say $723.00 total.

This is where it gets tricky with the catalytic converter.  I see prices all over the map from about $500.00 on up to $1,200, it just seems to depend on what is available and whether  your mechanic is planning to replace the cats with OE type or an aftermarket weld together system.  For the sake of this discussion we'll go with the high end $1,200.

This brings us to a total of $2344.00 seems like a lot but really it's not.  Think of it vs. car payment that $2344.00 over 12 months would be $195.00 a month.  Again seems cheap compared to a car payment, so yes I think I would still keep the Durango.

However, a couple of things I didn't think of earlier.  I don't know how bad the rust is on your rig, and I don't know if you have a state inspection to pass.  If the rust is so bad that your in danger of not being able to pass the state inspection to get your tabs then maybe you should consider cutting your losses.  If you don't have a state inspection and /or your not having any trouble passing it then I would still keep it.  You could ask your mechanic to quote you for replacing the all of the brake lines to.  The rubber brake lines should be available though a local supplier to your mechanic and even the metal brake lines that run along the frame are available typically though mopar supplier although the metal lines can get pretty labor intensive. 

It's up to you to make the judgment call, and after you get your next bit of news about the truck I'd be glad to give you my 2 cents worth then too.  It's just that I have seen folks that came in to my shop trade in rigs that needed 3 - 4k in work for a new vehicle with a new car payment and ended up not liking the new vehicle as well plus now saddled with a $500 a month payment for 5 years.  But rust if bad enough is something to keep in mind as well.  Obviously you don't want to drop 2K, in and then fail state inspection if you have one.

 18 
 on: February 24, 2015, 06:22:07 pm 
Started by dbt - Last post by genesis76
Don't worry we have many nuts around here Grin Grin

 19 
 on: February 24, 2015, 06:18:57 pm 
Started by dbt - Last post by redcar54



** as far as DVD;s going obsolete I think we have a few years left......I better check & see what the Maya calendar  said Grin LOL




 Grin Grin Grin Grin


I hope so as I don't even own a blue ray player...




Boy in 2008 when I asked what I needed I was shocked that I needed electricity


















 Grin Grin Grin Grin
Have home theater in the basement since 2004, 7.1 surround 106 dia with Epson 8350( started with Sony HS-20) installed myself, so I'm a bit of a nut with this.

Jim

 20 
 on: February 24, 2015, 06:07:57 pm 
Started by redcar54 - Last post by redcar54

Thanks Jim...this is why we need fresh blood in here Randy Grin

Yes, it has been a real pleasure getting to know the new folks here and I am so excited to see all the new posts, ideas and stuff going on now. 

Fresh blood is a good thing for sure!

Thanks Guys.
SR you sure make little funds go a long way for a great deal of enjoyment for all!  Your Sit & Vue 3 will be great, can't wait to hear when it is up and running.

Jim

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