Oct 29, 2011
Awesome. now to see if I can stuff a 37" tire up in there
I like it
Warm weather, long weekend project;
High steer goodness
Again I like
Kinda curious how this pans out. I have heard mixed things about high steer and calmini kit
Uh-oh, what have you heard?
The only problem I heard and can foresee would be when using the steering part of the Calmini kit. As you know, it uses a piece of pipe to extend the top tube of the Jeep OEM steering linkage. I thought it was kind of weak and never put it on; I have a 7/8 Heim set up on the truck now.
It should handle the stress of a high steer set up without a problem (as should your 1 Ton set up).
What was your old skid?
Skid Row. New one's a Shrockworks.
Hmmm, haven’t been in this thread for a bit. Not much to update you with besides;
Here's a video shot during ECXC2018;
I re wired my ARB switches so that the front and rear lockers can be turned on and off independently.
Yikes, what a bird’s nest! Definitely not a "Leo wiring job" but nothing has caught on fire and it seems to work...
Ya need that plastic tool to remove the top of the switch without breaking it. :roll:
I hard wired my iPhone plug to my Kenwood DDX371 Head Unit. This way I can plug my phone in and hold it with the RAM mount up near the rear-view mirror where I like it.
I hard wired my Rexing V1 Dash Cam using a Rexing Mini-USB Hardwire Kit. It runs from an accessory plug in the trucks fuse panel, inside the driver’s side pillar, under the headliner and comes out near the rear-view mirror.
No more wires hanging!
For those of you that don't follow my silliness on instagram here's a photo of my new back window;
...and a short video Dave made of my egg crate from the GPAX run 3/16/19;
That’s all I got for ya for now, thanks for looking.
"Do you take that truck off-road?"
If ya haven’t seen already;
Besides my secondary cat being unnecessary in NYS they melted the protective cover on my front driveshaft. Walker Exhaust makes sections that replace the secondary cats and include bungs for the o2 sensors.
53345 (driver side), 54338 (passenger side).
Top right in montage is an Irwin impact ez out and the F’d up busted bolt I was able to extract using an impact gun…sweet little tool.
Now I need to get a new driveshaft cover…
I’m not sure what is the true cause of knocking my back window out a couple of times within the past year. Larger tire size (35 from 33”), running tougher trials since my SAS, my bad driving or some combination… I seem to be hitting the tire and pushing it and the hilift into the glass when I’m dropping off an obstacle.
I doubt I’ll pick up any new skills anytime soon so I’m going to try wheeling the truck with the spare and hilift inside instead of hanging off the back.
I got a three point off-road spare tire tie-down and some heavy anchors that are almost flush when not in use. This way I can still have the back seats when the tire is back outside.
These are tested to 5000lb Minimum Breaking Strength in vertical pull.
I hooked the ratchet part into the baby seat anchor in the back of the truck and secured the anchors through the body.
So far three days wheeling with all glass intact!
A couple of weeks ago I went down to Dave’s so that he could help change a bushing in my passenger side control arm that had backed out and might be the cause of the noise the truck makes when climbing. I needed his expertise and press.
After getting that done we realized that the drivers side arm was a bit bent;
So we pulled it;
Yikes! Man my lack of driving skill is becoming kinda blatant…
Anyways after some discussion it was decided Dave would make a jig to hold the arm and we could then put it in his press and try to straighten it;
Dave then welded on some tabs we’ve had for some time now to hold my ARB line onto the arm;
Primer & paint.
…and back on the truck;
I’ve purchased a set of Universal Tube reinforcements from Ruff Stuff with the hope Dave can stitch weld them on before I ufck the arms up…again.
We also finally got the antisway set up on the truck;
After driving without it for more than a year I didn’t think I’d care…but yeah, it makes a difference.
That's all I got for now, thanks for looking!
Looking good Tom!
If you go look back at Alpine Spirits build him and Grandpa X welded some heavy angle iron down the bottom of the radius arm to help prevent bending and deflect hits. I may look into building some new arms for my rig with a chunk of aluminum inside to help keep shape. Then again, I will be going to 38s so I need all the help I can get
The Universal Tube reinforcements from Ruff Stuff work out cheaper than if I made them myself unless I had the scrap...
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