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Old November 1st, 2010, 07:08 PM
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So after spending 6 months out to sea and coming home to a pile boxes (It looked like a UPS Christmas). Here are a few upgrades that I did. I did every from new beadlock rims to new exhaust manifolds to a Navigation and 2 Meter radio. At the same time replace and upgraded the wiring, connectors and swictes. Also added a battery disconnect switch and solenoid for the winch power that way there isn't voltage to the winch all the time. Also Auxiliary fuse box and a better bracket to hold the battery down. And added a Safari Snorkel which was a little time consuming, but love the end result. And there is still more to come. Just have to put them in.
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"They are, in factory original condition, noisy, they leak water in from the top and oil out from underneath, you can never demist the windows in winter, they handle like scaffolding towers, and use more fuel than Beijing." Richard Hammond
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Old November 1st, 2010, 09:47 PM
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Looks great. So what kind of wheels are those anyway? Look great.

Are they real beadlocks or simulated?
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Old November 1st, 2010, 10:27 PM
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They are Terrafirma rims and they are real bead locks. But don't do what I did and take them to a small shop that really didn't have experience with bead locks because the torqued then too much and cracked the two ring and now I'm trying to get them replaced. But they are great looking rims either way.
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When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

"They are, in factory original condition, noisy, they leak water in from the top and oil out from underneath, you can never demist the windows in winter, they handle like scaffolding towers, and use more fuel than Beijing." Richard Hammond
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Old November 1st, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Here are some pictures of the progress of the upgrades.
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When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

"They are, in factory original condition, noisy, they leak water in from the top and oil out from underneath, you can never demist the windows in winter, they handle like scaffolding towers, and use more fuel than Beijing." Richard Hammond
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Funny, how those parts pile up while your overseas isn't it? :D I'm still sorting through mine and getting them installed.

Your Rig is looking great though much better than mine lol
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 10:20 AM
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What is that tape you are using? Whats the purpose?
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 12:08 PM
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It's a high adhesive PVC tape that I used to cover up where the Ground cable went through a rubber garment. At the time of the install I couldn't find a solid garment to cap the hole. I'm trying to keep as much water, dirt and mud out of the battery box as possible.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 09:48 PM
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Looking good- I like those Terrafirma wheels. Did I happen to see a Bullmastiff pocking his head out the doggie door? Good choice there too. Here's mine:
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Thanks man!! Yes that is my dog poking his head out of the cat door. But he is actually a boxer. And he love's being out in the garage.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 10:18 AM
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All this looks great! There are tons of good ideas out there for fuse blocks, but has anyone found a relay block? I am looking for relay and fuse block for a clean install.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 02:39 PM
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I think Hella makes a 6 or 8 waterproof relay box.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 06:11 PM
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These guys make one, but at a crazy price! http://www.4x4s-pod.com/products
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Old November 4th, 2010, 01:31 AM
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Looking good Crash.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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I think Hella makes a 6 or 8 waterproof relay box.
I just bought/installed a 4 gang Hella relay box (Can be found at EE or Summit Racing). Summit also has a number of different Hella fuse blocks ranging from 4 to 12 gang. Only note on the relay block is to make sure you get relays that do not have any type of mounting flange on them.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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I know you asked me if I needed anything, but dammit, you need to be more specific - I could have used one of those

You'll have to show it to me next time you come by.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Thanks Ze!

Are you coming out to Calico for this months LRCSD trip?

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I just bought/installed a 4 gang Hella relay box (Can be found at EE or Summit Racing). Summit also has a number of different Hella fuse blocks ranging from 4 to 12 gang. Only note on the relay block is to make sure you get relays that do not have any type of mounting flange on them.
That's right it was only a four gang box. My bad....
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