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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Of course it's ghetto as fuck. My ski gear fabrication/modification not a company name is Ghettowerx.

    Other high risk, high reward experiments include a few days of skiing with bindings mounted on 9mm kitchen cutting board mount plates that were temporarily bonded to ski topsheets with double sided carpet tape. They said it couldn't be done. It was done. Ski touring uphill with max sideways torque on toepiece, having to kick heels to get grip on spring refreeze crust, pounding downhill through breakable crust, etc... no fails.

    Took a lot of effort to pry the bastards off after applying a bit of heat after the few days of ski testing was complete.

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    Why are you bothering with lug nuts? Tape your wheels on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Why are you bothering with lug nuts? Tape your wheels on.
    because...the company mission statement includes an ethos to be 'cheaper than china'. Gotta save the remains of that roll of tape for mounting bindings on the rest of the 17 pairaskis quiver.
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    As opposed to the dentists on TGR explaining why they don't need snow tires

    everybody up here run real snow tires either ice radials or studded

    so he is doing the twice yearly swapping of tires

    as opposed to rotating tires which is possible with the vehicals scissor Jack but the most sketchy probably not a great idea

    bottle jacks also kind of suck they are always too high/too short/ fucking with wood block /getting under the vehical ect

    I was just at my tire dealer buying a new set of Hak LT3's , they now want 13$ a wheel to swap tires which used to be free so I'm gona scope out a floor jack

    they will still re-tork the nuts for free
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Why are you bothering with lug nuts? Tape your wheels on.
    More likely to use a hot glue gun in the ghetto
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    Related to this, I was pretty amazed at how non-tight 105 ft-lbs felt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Related to this, I was pretty amazed at how non-tight 105 ft-lbs felt.
    Does your torque wrench have a super-long arm? Or perhaps it's completely out of spec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    More likely to use a hot glue gun in the ghetto
    Speaking which, xxx'er....

    what should i use to repair the delammed seam tape? hot glue or aquaseal? Company X denied warranty claim. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Does your torque wrench have a super-long arm? Or perhaps it's completely out of spec?
    Iím strong like bull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Speaking which, xxx'er....

    what should i use to repair the delammed seam tape? hot glue or aquaseal? Company X denied warranty claim. lol

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    First I would try to iron it back on which we have done with drysuits

    If that doesnt work then I would dab some AQS under the tape, put a piece of plastic bag over the tape, stick it down and put some thing heavy on top

    or iron it back on to at least get it in place over the seam and then a thin layer of AQS
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Does your torque wrench have a super-long arm? Or perhaps it's completely out of spec?
    what work pretty good is to slip a Yakima cross bar on the end of your breaker bar or ratchet
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    First I would try to iron it back on which we have done with drysuits

    If that doesnt work then I would dab some AQS under the tape, put a piece of plastic bag over the tape, stick it down and put some thing heavy on top

    or iron it back and then a thin layer of AQS
    Nice, thanks! To prepare surfaces, what should i clean it with? rubbing alcohol? Jacket has been freshly laundered.
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    I will sometimes use a little tolulene/acetone or something incredibly nasty to remove body oils
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    Well in the interest of science I think you should consider building on the success these Nobel laureates have achieved ..

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    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstruction View Post
    Well in the interest of science I think you should consider building on the success these Nobel laureates have achieved ..

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    I once had a flat fixed at a roadside tire place in the middle of Argentina where they used a large rock and big piece of timber to jack up the car.

    All seemed very normal for them.
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    I once had a flat fixed at a roadside tire place in the middle of Argentina where they used a large rock and big piece of timber to jack up the car.
    Or they use a trench in the ground as a "lift". That's how I finally got to use my limited Portuguese in Brazil, (using the word caixa).
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    [QUOTE=Obstruction;5770501]Well in the interest of science I think you should consider building on the success these Nobel laureates have achieved ...[QUOTE]

    Pretty much S.O.P. for livin' in the boonies and making due with what ya got. It ain't #citylife.
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    MIT level engineering shit up there LOL
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    ...... scissoring.....
    Heh - scissoring

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Of course it's ghetto as fuck. My ski gear fabrication/modification not a company name is Ghettowerx.
    Ha! It wasn't meant as a dig.

    Necessity is the mother of invention, or sumpin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooseknuckle View Post
    Heh - scissoring
    Thanks. Was trying to call pick up on where IAS had left it, but jokes about jacking can be a little hard to get off.

    Was going for a light touch, rather than spraying all over the thread.
    focus.

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    Scissor jacks are awesome.

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    Geez you guys. All worried about the lift and durability of an OEM scissor jack. Did no one read he was swapping tires on a toy matrix? Your girlfriend probably weighs more.

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    The system worked great on the toy Matrix's slightly bigger brother, the RAV4. Fast, light and efficient. Threw some extra grease on the S. jack threads. No noticeable weird wearing on the threads after the job was done. Buddy gave me an old beater normal cordless drill to try to wreck, so used that for the scissor jack show and used the impact for the lugnuts. Drill didn't get wrecked. Realized the mission goal of not hurting the back so I can save it for being wrecked pounding bumps in a few months. The only fail was getting stung by a fucking wasp. All in all, though, sweet victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    The only fail was getting stung by a fucking wasp.
    Anxiously awaiting pics of the homemade wasp protection suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Anxiously awaiting pics of the homemade wasp protection suit.
    I bet 1 nickel that it will be made from cut-up pieces of ski boot liner and boot shell.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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