Wants TTC Download For PC
I was wondering why you guys haven't thought of selling the Top Truck Challenge videos online thru digital media for download. It would save on shipping to the customers and be "green" at the same time, (i.e., not having to burn DVDs).
I live in Ontario, Canada, and if I were to buy a TTC DVD, it would cost me $24.99, but the shipping costs are $22.69, and extra Canadian fees make the total close to $50. You should seriously think about making it available for downloads; I think you would sell a lot more.
Geraldton, ON, Canada
Thanks for the suggestion. We've forwarded it to the responsible parties in our digital/video production department, and we'll let you know if anything shakes out.
Trails Minus Trailblazers
What is it about the Chevy Trailblazer that discourages people from upgrading them for off-road use? I don't see them lifted and I don't see any magazine articles about their off-road capabilities. They have a great turning radius and some have locking rear axles. But the aftermarket parts are just not there.
Well, if you don't see many Trailblazers on any actual trails (and neither do we), there just might be a good reason for that . . . but we have no idea what that reason might be.
How To Upload Pics To Our Site
I want to inquire about sending a photo or two of my truck. I've put a lift and some TSLs on it, and have future mods such as more lift and 38-inch Boggers. Please let me know how I can upload my photo to your Readers' Rigs site.
Sure. Set your browser to fourwheeler.com. Click on the "Readers' Rigs" link at the top of the homepage, then click on the "Sign Me Up" window when the next page loads. (Don't worry, it's free to join.) Then simply follow the instructions, and you'll be uploading pics of your truck to our site within minutes. How awesome is that?
The Return Of Cheap Tricks?
I notice from time to time that all 4x4 magazines publish quick or cheap fixes. I came up with one while wiring a trailer connector into my taillight wiring on my '90 Chevy pickup. One of the wires broke off flush with the weatherpak connector. I know you can buy a tool, but it only compresses the locking prongs-you still need to have the wire attached to be able to pull out the pin, which I didn't. I took a piece of brass tubing that I had, about 3 inches long, that was a snug fit over the pin. I then ground the point off of a common nail that was a close fit inside of the brass tube. A tap with a small hammer, and out came the pin. That's my idea for a good shop fix. The tool now resides in my electrical toolbox.
William S. Mader
Thanks for sharing the tip. For several years, we ran a monthly column in this magazine devoted to readers' cheap tricks and on-the-fly fixes. We only stopped running the column because reader submissions dried up, but if we see more great low-buck fixes flooding our mailbox in the future, we'd be happy to bring back the column from time to time. Readers, what say you?
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