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Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am

I found a new smart bar for my PW in Texas. Bought and it was being shipped by UPS. It was to be delivered next Tuesday. Got a notice that it's missing. :jawdrop: Here's the notice.

Merchandise is missing. UPS will notify the sender with additional details. / All merchandise missing, empty carton was discarded. UPS will notify the sender with details of the damage.

Boy...am I pissed. :angry: It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country. :angry:
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by pdavey » Sun May 26, 2019 10:18 am

My guess is they didn't package it correctly and it may have fallen out of the box. Was the shipping weight correct?

Probably on the floor of a UPS warehouse somewhere. May want to send them a picture.

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by coder » Sun May 26, 2019 7:10 pm

I've had that happen before with UPS apperantly stuff gets lost or stolen all the time.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by Mule » Sun May 26, 2019 7:20 pm

"UPS". Sounds about right.

They lost a snowmobile ramp I ordered years ago. 50-something lbs, 8 feet tall. "Lost". :lol:

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Sun May 26, 2019 9:43 pm

I work in the receiving department for Home Depot part time. You should see the damage items that we get through UPS. FedX is just as bad. Couple months back. I received an empty pallet that was to had a custom made door on it. All the shipping papers was stapled to the pallet and not to the door. :roll:

Have an idea that my smart bar will show up on craig's list or flea bay in a week or two. :roll:
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by SeppW » Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm

RustyPW wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am
It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country.
This caught my attention. Would you elaborate?

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by Low_Sky » Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 pm

SeppW wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am
It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country.
This caught my attention. Would you elaborate?
Low volume parts for 11 year old trucks get obsoleted and existing stock gets used up.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Tue May 28, 2019 9:23 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 pm
SeppW wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am
It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country.
This caught my attention. Would you elaborate?
Low volume parts for 11 year old trucks get obsoleted and existing stock gets used up.
No chit Sherlock. :lol: I bought 3 of the last 15 skid bars last year. So there is 12 maybe left.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by SeppW » Wed May 29, 2019 5:26 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 pm
SeppW wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am
It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country.
This caught my attention. Would you elaborate?
Low volume parts for 11 year old trucks get obsoleted and existing stock gets used up.
Ah, gotcha. I guess I didn't put it together. I was generally under the impression enough parts were in the supply chain to sustain a production run for 20 or so years.

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Wed May 29, 2019 6:25 pm

SeppW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Low_Sky wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 pm
SeppW wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:27 am
It's one of 5 new unsold smart bars in the country.
This caught my attention. Would you elaborate?
Low volume parts for 11 year old trucks get obsoleted and existing stock gets used up.
Ah, gotcha. I guess I didn't put it together. I was generally under the impression enough parts were in the supply chain to sustain a production run for 20 or so years.
In most cases. After 10 years, the warehouses usually sell the old stock to someone. Then they sell it. That's how I bought my skid bars.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by TommyG » Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm

Did your Smart Bar ever turn up?
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 pm

TommyG wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Did your Smart Bar ever turn up?
No. But my UPS tracking as changed. It now shows it in transit again. But with no delivery date.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by TommyG » Thu May 30, 2019 10:20 am

RustyPW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 pm
TommyG wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Did your Smart Bar ever turn up?
No. But my UPS tracking as changed. It now shows it in transit again. But with no delivery date.
Hope it shows up for you. Shipping companies are only slightly less infuriating than airlines.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Thu May 30, 2019 5:47 pm

TommyG wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:20 am
RustyPW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 pm
TommyG wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Did your Smart Bar ever turn up?
No. But my UPS tracking as changed. It now shows it in transit again. But with no delivery date.
Hope it shows up for you. Shipping companies are only slightly less infuriating than airlines.
I called the place today. UPS called them yesterday to tell them what happened, What they told me. Things have to go through channels. It will be about a week before they ship me another one.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:38 pm

They found my smart bar. It should be here tomorrow.
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Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by pdavey » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 pm

RustyPW wrote:They found my smart bar. It should be here tomorrow.
Woo hoo.

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Performance Mods:
  • Comp 260 Camshaft, Upgraded Valve Springs, Forged Push Rods, JBA Shorties, Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), National Speed Custom Tune
Other Mods:
  • Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub
Suspension/Protection Mods:
  • Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by coder » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Great news, remember the dealer has to program the new smartbar into the trucks computer before it will work.
Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Factory Options (Inferno Red, Premium Cloth Bench Seat, Light Group, Automatic Transmission, Leather Steering Wheel)
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Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by TommyG » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:36 am

RustyPW wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:38 pm
They found my smart bar. It should be here tomorrow.
:cheers:
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by Mule007 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 am

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:03 pm

I got it. :rockon: Wifey said that the UPS guy just about lost his balls carrying the box. :lol: It's a heavy SOB. :shock: Drag link was to be here today. But got delayed because of the flooding in the mid west. :( Hopefully tomorrow for it.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:55 pm

From looking at past post pictures from others who had taken their smartbar apart. I did the samething. I separated the housing at where the slider is. I was checking to see how much grease is in it. It's got enough grease in it I think. It's not packed, but everything is coated with some left over.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by RustyPW » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:41 am

coder wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Great news, remember the dealer has to program the new smartbar into the trucks computer before it will work.
No they don't. I installed the smartbar and plugged it in. Everything works great. In fact, my lockers lock quicker now. :rockon: The dealer never seen it. :rockon:
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Moab '10, '12, '14.
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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by w2dodge » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:18 am

:cheers:

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Re: Missing smart bar

Post by flattire » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:47 am

What kind of trouble were you having that needed a new smart bar to fix?


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