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I like their stuff a lot. Just get some ceramic coating, it’s like $60. It’ll take you a few hours and it’s so damn nice to just rinse the dirt off without effort and it’s always shiny.
Is it that blue stuff? I looked at that but read it wasn’t the real deal. I am interested to know the results but I get the feeling it is just overpriced brand name stuff that smells good. But I have the feeling about all their stuff. I am going to test their products against some cheap stuff on my Jeep and see if it is really worth it
 

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Is it that blue stuff? I looked at that but read it wasn’t the real deal. I am interested to know the results but I get the feeling it is just overpriced brand name stuff that smells good. But I have the feeling about all their stuff. I am going to test their products against some cheap stuff on my Jeep and see if it is really worth it
Oh no, I don’t think they sell any ceramic coating. I used this: Armor Shield IX DIY Kit
 

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Not to pan the Armor Shield, it may do a decent job, but it's not an established product. You won't find it reviewed much on the major detailing forums. That said, have a look at this video. These (along with 22PLE) products are the most popular, highly recommended products


Once you settle on a product, google for How to apply xxxx. You'll generally find tips and techniques that will help you on your application

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Not to pan the Armor Shield, it may do a decent job, but it's not an established product. You won't find it reviewed much on the major detailing forums. That said, have a look at this video. These (along with 22PLE) products are the most popular, highly recommended products


Once you settle on a product, google for How to apply xxxx. You'll generally find tips and techniques that will help you on your application

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Oh! What are your thoughts about that?
They’re worth it. Bit time consuming to apply but if you’ve ever done a full car wax, it’s no different. Put it on an applicator, wipe it on and wait 2 minutes, buff off. Your car will feel like glass and you won’t have to wax for a good 1-2 years! Protects paint, restricts dirt sticking, always shiny. I guess as a guy said, what I used wasn't main stream but I saw it recommended around so I tried it with good results.
 

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This is the difference between a 275 and a 305. It is also traction and no traction. Got my 0-60 time down to 4.5.
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Damn that 305 is huge. But you got a 4.5 in Colorado? That’s solid, cars are slower here. I can’t crack 5.0 flat on the stock 245’s.
 
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Damn that 305 is huge. But you got a 4.5 in Colorado? That’s solid, cars are slower here. I can’t crack 5.0 flat on the stock 245’s.
The best I got on the 275s was 5.5. I think the pedal commander helped and these tires bite hard. I am getting some rubbing on the plastic though.
 

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The best I got on the 275s was 5.5. I think the pedal commander helped and these tires bite hard. I am getting some rubbing on the plastic though.
Do they fit on the stock rim? I think you have different rims from me though because the T/A. That’s cool though, I’ll have to get bigger tires when these are goners.
 

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Do they fit on the stock rim? I think you have different rims from me though because the T/A. That’s cool though, I’ll have to get bigger tires when these are goners.
You can mount a 305 on a 9 inch rim but it’s not recommended. I bought 11 inch replica wheels that match mine
 

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The best I got on the 275s was 5.5. I think the pedal commander helped and these tires bite hard. I am getting some rubbing on the plastic though.
Try using a heat gun to massage the plastic fender liner. Then you can use a cold water rag to cool it off into any position.
 

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After 800 miles of hard driving I decided to upgrade the shifting. At first I thought it would take some getting use to but I have consistently had problems shifting it especially into third when doing hard pulls. After some research I decided to order a Barton shifter ordered a skip shift delete and possibly do a clutch delay valve delete.
 

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Some like a weighted shift ball too...if the Barton alone doesn't do it for you

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The Barton shifter is a completely different feel from the stock shifter. It's almost over-engineered and took me a week or two to adjust. That engineering means that you'll shift to third with a LOT more confidence.

I added a Speed Dawg shift knob. I like the extra weight and think it makes it even easier to shift.

And ... God bless WorkPlayDrive for his installation video.Barton Install
 

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The Barton shifter is a completely different feel from the stock shifter. It's almost over-engineered and took me a week or two to adjust. That engineering means that you'll shift to third with a LOT more confidence.

I added a Speed Dawg shift knob. I like the extra weight and think it makes it even easier to shift.

And ... God bless WorkPlayDrive for his installation video.Barton Install
What made you decide to upgrade? I bought the one that uses the oem stick because I like it and was cheaper but can make about anything into a knob. An actual grenade would be cool. Thanks for the video
 

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What made you decide to upgrade? I bought the one that uses the oem stick because I like it and was cheaper but can make about anything into a knob. An actual grenade would be cool. Thanks for the video
It only took a couple of miss or near-miss 2nd to 3rd shifts with the OEM shifter for me to start looking for something else.

I gave a lot of consideration to reusing the OEM stick because I generally like the appearance. But I decided to go with the flat stick and a black shift knob. Then I read a couple of reviews about the Speed Dawg knob and I liked the appearance. Once I installed the Speed Dawg I realized what folks were talking about ... the extra weight really does seem to make it easier to shift.

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It only took a couple of miss or near-miss 2nd to 3rd shifts with the OEM shifter for me to start looking for something else.

I gave a lot of consideration to reusing the OEM stick because I generally like the appearance. But I decided to go with the flat stick and a black shift knob. Then I read a couple of reviews about the Speed Dawg knob and I liked the appearance. Once I installed the Speed Dawg I realized what folks were talking about ... the extra weight really does seem to make it easier to shift.

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Is that threaded the same as the stock knob? Did you look into the valve delete? The OEM is ungodly. I Have been driving a stick years before I could legally drive and can now shift any type of semi truck from a 10 speed up to 18 speed and have never had so much trouble
 

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Is that threaded the same as the stock knob? Did you look into the valve delete?
Sorry ... I don't know if it's the same as the stock knob. I bought their adapter to put their ball on the Barton stick.

I've thought about doing the valve delete. I only haven't done it because I'm not bothered by the stock operation of the clutch. My days of trying to ripoff amazing 60-foot times are way in my rear view mirror.
 
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