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  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014
  • Moparpalooza 2014

Moparpalooza 2014

Moparpalooza has grown year after year and I’ve enjoyed each of the last three years I have attended. What started off as a local modern Mopar show has become a regional event attracting the attention of Dodge, who had a strong presence at the show. This year’s show was the

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Small Sensors, Big Changes

Small Sensors, Big Changes

Vehicle ownership and maintenance isn’t always glamorous, but sometimes it is the little, seemingly insignificant things that make a big difference. In an effort to be proactive I decided to replace a few engine sensors that delt with intake air: Intake Temperature, TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), and the MAP (Manifold

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  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup
  • Paint Touchup

Paint Touchup

During the first winter I owned my Durango there was a very heavy snowstorm. While trying to get to work the next morning my Durango lost traction, exited the road, and took out a fencepost that was part of a high tensile electric fence. These fences are basically permanent electric

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  • MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show
  • MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show
  • MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show
  • MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show
  • MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show

MCAC St. Stephen’s Charity Car Show

Maryland Custom Auto Club’s 1st Annual Charity Car Show at St. Stephen’s African Methodist Episcopal Church was a fun little local show with good weather, and great food. What stood out to me the most was how well run the show was and how the judging really made you feel

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  • Moparpalooza 2013
  • Moparpalooza 2013
  • Moparpalooza 2013

Moparpalooza 2013

Moparpalooza 2012 was the first show I ever participated in and it was a phenomenal learning experience. During the 2012 show I vowed to come back the next year with a much stronger offering — and I delivered on that promise. Moparpalooza 2013 was a fantastic show and I was

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U-Bolt Upgrade

U-Bolt Upgrade

As I alluded to at the end of the Static 1" Drop build writeup the u-bolts that came with the DJM drop block kit were very, very poor. My bottom line recommendation is to not use them under any circumstances. What, then, should they be replaced with? After ordering a

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New Year, New Fuel Pump

In the cold, frost covered morning of Christmas Eve my fuel pump decided it was done squirting after close to 150k mi. After a few minutes of diagnosis, mostly consisting of fuse checks and listening to the engine trying to start, I decided it was likely the pump but would

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Heater Core Replacement

Heater Core Replacement

There is one side to custom truck ownership that isn’t shown in the industry magazines but is nevertheless a big factor for budget builders, run of the mill repairs. The heater core replacement for my Durango was the most complicated and time consuming project I have undertaken, yet it also

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Nothing Shocking About Shock Replacement

Nothing Shocking About Shock Replacement

After getting over 100k mi. the factory shocks become a bit tired. Also, as you will see, rust has not been kind to the bottom of my Durango. While the rust is a major concern for me, I haven’t had the opportunity to address it. Shocks, on the other hand,

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Herculiner Repair and UV Topcoat

Herculiner Repair and UV Topcoat

Three months ago I applied Herculiner to the bumpers, fender flares, and rocker panels of my Durango. Since then it has taken quite a beating and, as I found out, had succumb to the sun as I did not apply the UV topcoat. Learning from my mistakes I ordered a

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