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    Lightbulb How-Guide/ Knowledge Base required!

    Hi All,

    I was reading through the forums, and i stumbled upon how all you guys have to much experience "what if" you can create a knowledge base based on topic.. for example..

    Lifts/Off-road Suspension Tutorial

    If these questions can be answered..

    - What does it mean to Lift

    - What are the advantages/dis-advantages of lift

    - What are the types of Lift kits

    - How much should you Lift cause/effects per inch.

    - What is required like prerequisite.

    - Do you need Balancing after the installation.

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    I think these are just some questions that I can think of, If some of you or one you could please make some tutorials with PICS for before and after it would be awesome for newbie like me and other too..

    Cheers
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    @steve, the administrator, posted a thread about soliciting freelance writers for featured articles and reviews; maybe a topic like this would be a good idea for a featured article? I agree with you though that focusing the knowledge to cover a "how-to" topic would be a good idea. However, there are members out there who have written very detailed threads that may considered be a general "how-to" guide.

    i.e. Demystifying HIDs @SurrealOne
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...#axzz1xpJP6Kum

    i.e Lifting your truck series @dirtyDog
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...#axzz1xpJP6Kum

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac View Post
    @steve, the administrator, posted a thread about soliciting freelance writers for featured articles and reviews; maybe a topic like this would be a good idea for a featured article? I agree with you though that focusing the knowledge to cover a "how-to" topic would be a good idea. However, there are members out there who have written very detailed threads that may considered be a general "how-to" guide.

    i.e. Demystifying HIDs @SurrealOne
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...#axzz1xpJP6Kum

    i.e Lifting your truck series @dirtyDog
    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php/90563-Lifting-Your-Truck-(part-2)-body-lift#axzz1xpJP6Kum

    Yes i saw these How-to Guides, these are great but need some polishing. I was also thinking If we could make like a .PDF so people who are working on their trucks or SUVs can download them and refer to them while they are working...

    I know sometimes it a pain in the behind to be working on a vehicle and them you to run back in to refer it online or on YouTube.. i hope someone can relate to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayzen View Post
    I know sometimes it a pain in the behind to be working on a vehicle and them you to run back in to refer it online or on YouTube.. i hope someone can relate to me..
    Technology which allows people to avoid the situation you just described ... has existed for a while. Wi-Fi that spans the area in which you're working ... combined with either a shop laptop or a shop tablet ... resolves the problem.

    Cost should not be much of a factor considering a functional 3-5 year old laptop that no one wants, anymore, can be had (used) on the super cheap ... and is such a small investment that you should be just as willing to get grease on it (or even risk dropping it) as any other sensitive tool you use while working on the truck.

    I might break my multi-meter if I'm not careful with it; the same goes for my shop laptop. Some of the attachments for my Dremel cost about as much as my shop laptop did ... and my multi-meter actually cost me more. I think you get the point: keep a computer near you when working if it's a tool in your arsenal of knowledge when wrenching; there's no good reason not to.
    Last edited by SurrealOne; 06-15-2012 at 11:37 PM.

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    Oh trust me I agree with you.. I work in the IT and cant live without computer...lol..but I dont like dirtying my electronics...lol... I would rather dirty the paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayzen View Post
    Yes i saw these How-to Guides, these are great but need some polishing. I was also thinking If we could make like a .PDF so people who are working on their trucks or SUVs can download them and refer to them while they are working...

    I know sometimes it a pain in the behind to be working on a vehicle and them you to run back in to refer it online or on YouTube.. i hope someone can relate to me..

    That is a good idea! In some instances I've had my ipad or phone next to me to watch a how-to video but for the ipad I have to be close enough to the house to hook up to wifi.

    I know when I made a how-to on making your own mobile device holder I had to make it a JPG in order to attach it. I don't know how to attach a pdf file, is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac View Post
    That is a good idea! In some instances I've had my ipad or phone next to me to watch a how-to video but for the ipad I have to be close enough to the house to hook up to wifi.

    I know when I made a how-to on making your own mobile device holder I had to make it a JPG in order to attach it. I don't know how to attach a pdf file, is it possible?
    I was an SuperAdmin on many forums, So i can tell on the backend the admin has to enable .pdf file type in the extensions and file a file size to max 50MB and anyone will be able to upload PDF's

    Cheers

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    This is a very good suggestion! I have toyed around with some type of wiki system with a set group of moderators that would control the publications, but something that could be developed and posted by anyone ... with access for anyone to edit or make community-type edits.

    Thoughts?

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