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post #1 of 12 Old 08-15-2009, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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D-ring quieters

I've seen the Daystar d-ring isolators, but my d-rings don't clack against the bumper, they just sort of move side to side, creating a bit of racket. I've tried to search about home-made solutions, but nothing comes up. Can't say my searching skills are worth anything, though.

Anyone got any links to posts on this subject? Some kind of rubber washers, I guess. I probably could come up with something from Lowe's or Home Depot, I guess.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-15-2009, 06:57 PM
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on the risk of sounding retarded, how about a rubber washer and a zip tie. Zip the washer on tight. Problem solved.

someone probably has a more elegant solution, but I haven't noticed mine making noise, so i have not tried to fix it.

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Somewhere, not sure where, I read about someone using a toilet shank washer (foam) and cutting it in half then placing a portion on either side of the Clevis. The center hole is just the right diameter. I did this to mine and it works great. No noise at all from the front. In addtion, it puts enough friction on the ring, that it will stay in place if you pull it out, tilt it up, or ??.
Here is an example of what I am talking about.
http://www.thefind.com/hardware/info...*-shank-washer
I found one at OSH, seen 'em home depot, etc.
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I have some of them super powerfull earth magnets, about the size of a nickel holds the d ring tight against the bumper until you need it.

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I think there are some using hose washers which appear to be the correct size and they are dirt cheap. Hose washers worked great for me.

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here ya go

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I just keep'em on the bumper until someone steals them. Then they're real quiet. Seriously, they ride inside until needed. To me rigging for a pull is just as much a part of wheeling as driving the trail.

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here ya go

ballc0ck shank washers



fuc$ you beat me to it, if I wasn't on my cell i'd find the link and post it, talk about a thread I never thought would die! lol ball **** shank washers!!!
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The best part about the "ball **** shank washers" is the look on the young girls face at Ace hardware when she asks if she can help you when you walk in and you say "Absolutely! I need ball **** shank washers"
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here ya go

That's what I was looking for, thanks.

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The funny thing is when I went into ace and asked exactly for that she was like I have no idea what that is. "let me ask my dad". I was like OH SHIITE Muslims..

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