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#1 User is offline   92SquareEye 

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:35 AM

This past weekend in Clewiston reminded me about the zip ties. this tip was passed to me eons ago when i did my frame-off. i put my fender flares on with zip ties, making this the weakest link in the flares. now, whenever i grab trees, rocks, etc (as i did on the gravel hill), the first thing to give is the zip tie and to put them back on takes 2 minutes and about $.25 of zip ties. this is way better than losing a flare or doing body damage.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:20 AM

Now that's good advice right there. Sounds like using the skinniest zip ties possible (and adding them together if you need more length) would do the trick.
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  Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:50 AM

View PostLrdJeffson, on Aug 28 2007, 08:35 AM, said:

This past weekend in Clewiston reminded me about the zip ties. this tip was passed to me eons ago when i did my frame-off. i put my fender flares on with zip ties, making this the weakest link in the flares. now, whenever i grab trees, rocks, etc (as i did on the gravel hill), the first thing to give is the zip tie and to put them back on takes 2 minutes and about $.25 of zip ties. this is way better than losing a flare or doing body damage.

-dave

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I actually saw this when it came off on your Jeep and it worked pretty well. :biggrin1: I personally remove my front flares and leave shorties in the back which flex a bit after you trim them. I'm now running tubes up front but that is another story.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:10 AM

View PostJim B, on Aug 30 2007, 08:50 AM, said:

I'm now running tubes up front but that is another story.


Where's the write-up and pics? :cool1:
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  Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:22 AM

View PostYJWhenUCanTJ, on Aug 31 2007, 09:10 AM, said:

Where's the write-up and pics? :scratch:

Got the pics, just have to sit down and do it. :cool1: :whistle:
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:59 AM

View PostJim B, on Aug 31 2007, 09:22 AM, said:

Got the pics, just have to sit down and do it. :cool1: :scratch:

i've been working on other things and still haven't put the passenger's rear back on...i'll take a pic of it going back on...

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:51 PM

Those must be Wally World Bargin Bin Zip Ties :2thumup:

We were running Prichett Canyon in Moab a couple of years ago and a fellow in his CJ broke the spring attachment on the front drivers side.  After many hours of trying to make something work I pulled out 3 zip ties I had in the back of my Jeep, threaded them thru where the U bolts were and he drove out of the Canyon like that :shock2:  I have a pic of the setup.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:37 PM

View PostSavageSun, on Sep 2 2007, 05:51 PM, said:

Those must be Wally World Bargin Bin Zip Ties :2thumup:



they are...and by design. i want them to break...opposed to something more expensive.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:10 PM

I do the same thing for tellico. I take off the nice painted ones that the factory gave me and put on a set of used factory ones in the back and ziptie. So far I havent had them fall off but should do exactly what daves did
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:34 PM

not to get off topic but were in clewiston do you ride your jeep lrdjeffson?

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:14 PM

View PostRuss, on Dec 14 2007, 04:34 PM, said:

not to get off topic but were in clewiston do you ride your jeep lrdjeffson?

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