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Long-Term Updates - October 2010

Posted in How To on October 1, 2010
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AEM DryFlow Filter
AEM came out with a new filter media a few years ago that takes absolutely no oil. Instead of cotton surrounded by wire mesh, it is a single piece of filtering media that cannot be displaced when you wash it with too much water pressure.

The main complaint we've heard on these filters is that they don't clean as well as the cotton-and-mesh type of reusable filters. Well, that may be the case, but almost all aftermarket air filters have the ability to allow much more air flow than the engine will ever need. We've had zero problems with the DryFlow filters we've been using, and the lack of messy oil was definitely welcomed under our hood.

Currie Johnny Joints
There are about 10,000 miles of off-road use and highway driving on the Currie Johnny joints adorning our red Dodge Ram project truck. So far, they've stayed tight and have been absolutely quiet with no noises to speak of. There was a little bit of fear that these would get torn up on our fullsize truck while prerunning, but they have seemed to have worked out well so far. Granted this truck is not a fulltime prerunner, but it does like to double as one on weekends.

Corbeau LG-1 Seats
These LG-1 seats have been in one of our daily-driven vehicles for about two years now, and they've worked out excellently. The low side bolstering allows us to still climb out of the seats easily, and the pimped-out microsuede covers have lasted a lot better than we thought they would. We're pretty hard on seats-sitting in dirt and grease under trucks and then getting back into vehicles. Admittedly, we've tried to be careful with them, but we also found out that they clean up surprisingly long as your friend doesn't drop cigar ashes on them.

Baja Designs Fuego Lights
Baja Designs gave us five Fuego lights for our Super Duty when we started to rebuild it into the STD. The Offroad Tech bumper demanded some lights to add more function to it, and we decided that the Fuego 100-watt halogen lights would be perfect. The halogen bulbs kept the costs down, and intense HID bulbs weren't necessary because Hell will freeze over before our Super Duty reaches 80 mph through the desert. The little Fuego lights are still working great, but the housings have faded in the sun over the past couple years. A good conditioner helped bring back the black sheen.

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