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Old 04-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #6026
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how about more wiring of the FJ40

so the EZ harness has the normal flashers for the hazards and turn signals and a relay for the horn (but randomly nothing for the headlights)
they look like this, but as you can see, there are no good mounting points for it, who designs this crap am i to just let these things flop around


so deiced to use normal relay holders that snap together and are able to be mounted. seems like a better idea


also needed to wire up the gauges, and needed a 10spot multi plug. I then realized that the weatherpac ones only went up to 6 and were getting super bulky. found some of these to try, some Amphenol Connectors. after using these, i kinda want to use these for all the connectors, these things seem way better then the weatherpac ones
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #6027
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Your #1 job is to keep him from Mashing his vehicle to pieces. Learn your corners clearance and give him good directions on where your side of the vehicle is. Terms are always Drive Passenger More/less Forward Reverse Rock crawling is about finesse and finding correct lines. 1/4" in the wrong spot usually means you hosed lol. Of course you can bash through but that almost always = a late night wrenching
Thanks for your help. It was a pretty good day. Made it through all the medium skill level courses and even tackled some of the hardest black level courses as well. Only issue we had was one of the less modded wranglers in our group had some traction issue on a very steep hill that required some winching but overall it was good fun. I hope to go again.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:19 PM   #6028
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Finally got the Land Cruiser back on the road. This started out with me just upgrading the brakes but went way above that.

I ordered new 3rd members from Just Differentials with 5.29 Nitro gears, solid pinion spacers, and ARB lockers. I also ordered a set of Longfields for the front, a crap load of OEM parts to rebuild the axles (new bearings and all), ARP hub and knuckle studs, and of course the DBA T3 rotors with EBC Yellow and Green pads.

This was my first time ever tearing in to these axles and I learned quite a bit. Luckily there are plenty of write ups from Pirate and IH8MUD which made it much easier to do. They were especially helpful when I had to set the bearing preload in the front. I did it by feel instead of using a scale to measure how much force it took.



I took the opportunity to powder coat the knuckle and it turned out great.








New DBA rotors and EBC Yellow pads. The calipers aren't in the best of shape and I'll be replacing them shortly with Raybestos. The right rear was seized up so I already have one replaced.







Gassing it up after putting the first 25 miles on it and then let it cool down. It was great driving it again!







And just put this on before heading to work tonight. The stock crossmember and wimpy stamped steel thing that can hardly be called a skid plate were tossed out in favor of a Slee crossmember / belly plate.








I still have to figure out where I'm going to install the compressor for the lockers. There is a spot I've been thinking of inside my ARB bumper, lots of room to mount it without having to build a bracket to bolt somewhere in the engine bay. Since it will be rather exposed I have to figure out how to run extensions on the solenoid exhaust ports since I don't want them getting clogged up with mud which would keep the lockers engaged. Mounting it inside the bumper would also allow me to put a quick connect on the bumper like this:


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Old 04-27-2014, 11:42 PM   #6029
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no room under the hood? or maybe inside one of the rear interior panels? the area inside my arb bumper gets really wet i have killed 3 or 4 HID ballets with them being inside the bumper. in places i would thing was good still got soaked. And i live in So Cal

i was able to fit a air comp under my hood with some creative brackets.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:51 PM   #6030
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There are a few spots under the hood but I really don't want to make a bracket for the damn thing. And most who install them inside put it in the left rear panel where the stock jack goes but then I have to extend the wires and run them under the carpet and again I don't feel like doing all of that. Relocating the solenoids or running a line for the exhaust ports on them is the easiest thing for me to do plus I won't have to make a bracket. And once that's done it can get muddy and wet under there and it won't bother the compressor. I also have plans to add a few things under the hood and don't want to move it later when I do them.

Inside the ARB bumper on the drivers side is a good little spot where I won't have to extend any wires. Ideally I would like to add an air tank and fit it all in the back where the spare went but that's a big project and low on the priority list.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:05 PM   #6031
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you lazy ****er you go to the extreme of PC the knuckle, but you dont want to extend some wires and move the air solenoids to under the hood?

if anything, i would keep the solenoids under the hood, and maybe extend the air inlet of the pump under the hood. extending wires is easy
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:59 PM   #6032
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Finally got around to really taking a look at the leaking rear axle seal. Front evidently gave in as well.

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Old 05-07-2014, 02:18 PM   #6033
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Couple glamor shots from my trip to the redwoods last month.


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Old 05-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #6034
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love the wheels - so much better.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #6035
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woot, more wiring
finally got all the parts in to replace the weatherpac ones (after using these amphenol ones i just had to change out the rest, these are so much nicer.


also picked up a new crimper setup. also a few removal tools
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #6036
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^ Dude. How much did that set you back? I like those.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #6037
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Damn!

Those are nicer than my factory Subaru re-pinning tools.

Is Deutsch the brand? Was it a complete kit?


Kind of want.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:43 PM   #6038
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Paranoid - where did you get the Amphenol kit like that? I want them bad...
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:46 PM   #6039
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Well, seems like somebody has something we are envious of
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:50 PM   #6040
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no doubt. I want to fix all the crappiness the PO of my new toy left in the trunk and those look awesome

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Old 05-07-2014, 03:51 PM   #6041
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Nice battery hold down

Is that a $2,000 Porsche option?
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:54 PM   #6042
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right?! technically thats the RS piece since it has speed holes

the dude spent money on the weirdest things - like $100/ea tiny mirrors, but he couldnt buy a real tie down strap.

Ive only had it since saturday and my list of **** to buy is a dozen pages long already
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #6043
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People are weird

I will give him credit though, it works. Going to have to file that away for future emergency use.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:02 PM   #6044
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:10 PM   #6045
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god no, didnt spend that much but yes, it was still a lot of money
http://www.waytekwire.com for all the connectors and the two loose tools
waytek makes you buy weird qtys though, so if you only want one piece you are SOL. like the inserts they only sell in qtys of 50 or so. and plugs in qtys of 10.
(remember that each plug set, needs 6 pieces.)
  • Male pins
  • Female pins
  • Male plug
  • Female plug
  • Male plug insert
  • Female plug insert

the crimp kit is from amazon.
Amazon.com: S&G Tool Aid 18650 Deutsch Terminal Service Kit: AutomotiveAmazon.com: S&G Tool Aid 18650 Deutsch Terminal Service Kit: Automotive

this kit works great, however you need to use the proper terminals for it. as its a 5crimper teeth you need the round ended terminals, not the normal crimp terminals.

edit, and the case is 5 bucks from harbor freight
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:14 PM   #6046
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$80 for the tool kit is not bad at all. I was figuring twice that.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #6047
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yea the name brand expensive ones are around 250 to 400 for it. this thing rocks, no idea how long it will hold up for, but so far so good
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:47 PM   #6048
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I think I want a Jeep....







....that's it. That's as far as I've gotten in the thought process.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #6049
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you dont. you want a land cruiser.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:17 PM   #6050
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I think I want a Jeep....







....that's it. That's as far as I've gotten in the thought process.
I don't know what Jeep's doing with their marketing, but they're sure as hell doing something right - five of my friends now own Wranglers, four of them are brand new and already have various mods. Two of the guys jumped from the import scene(180sx and GT-R), one of them was a Dodge guy, one of them a Chevy guy, the fifth bought his as his first vehicle.

As the only one without a Jeep, the most annoying part of it all is when we leave the restaurant after dinner and they all have to adjust their soft tops because it started to rain and every single one leaks.
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