Jan 18, 2015
Random thought of the night.... I think Im finally gonna try my hand at making a radiator shroud for the R34 radiator. Im curious to see how it manages the temps this summer
Got the truck back today from alignment. Shop did a good job and handles amazing. I didnt have it to far off from doing it in the driveway at night.
Project today was to install the ARB locker and the Revolution Gear 5.13s took longer than it should have but got everything in and a nice pattern set.
Having a hard time uploading pics... I keep getting a “file size is to large for server to process” message...
Anyways, everything is closed up and working. Put fresh 75-90 Mobil 1 in the front and tested locker. Left the compressor and locker switch on for an hour and the compressor only kicked on twice for a split second in that time. Now I need a DS...
Talked to RR yesterday. Front T-case flange is at machinist and should be shipped this week. Need to go check on my skid pate and see if that got cut out yet.
Hmmm... might have found my rough idle issue
This should fix it...
Here is the old intake tube... yeah, probably my cause of problems!
Seems fine to me
Its been like that a LONNNNGGGG time Im sure. Just noticing it since my timing belt
Currently working on making a custom fan shroud to fit the R34 Radiator setup in my rig. Hopefully be able to better manage those 170-180* temps during slow moving trails or traffic. I have a little fitment issue to deal with yet, but it is close. Probably 1-2 more nights and should have it fitting nicely. Then on to making it from aluminum!
Boss is out of the shop today. Made a front diff drain plug removal tool
Installed some Hella Supertones today. My stock horn was BARELY working so I decided it was time to replace it. These are much louder! More than likely gonna pull the covers and paint them blue.
Decided I needed to probably clean my throttle body. If you look at the intake manifold you can see how much buildup there was. I scrubbed most of the IM I could reach and really scrubbed the TB. Currently have high idle but unpluged battery and letting the ece reset. Hopefully fixing alot of my idle and response issues.
Also, skidplate is drawn up, just waiting to have it cut so I can get it bent up and get it painted and on the truck
Currently chasing a high idle issue after cleaning TB, readjusted the TPS and played with idle air screw. Timing seems to be at 3* btdc so thats not right either... truck runs and drives fine though
Working on skidplate today. Needed to get my mind off this stupid idle issue...
well youve been busy.
Trying to be... Im trying my damnedest to make it to WENT this year
i fully support all efforts to do so.
Are you gonna make it?
yeah dood, year #4 for me!
Sweet! I broke my streak with gone this year. Have so much on the plate this year its even a stretch for WENT
Oh heeyyy.... almost time to get shafty
Got my flange from Rugged Rocks today!
Picked up a new TPS, was gonna install tonight but my body says no... Heat exhaustion is no joke, I just cant tollerate the heat like I used to.
Doing some flex testing at work to measure driveline lengths.
Is that maxed in the front? Looks like you have room for 3"-4" more up travel. Or is that leaving room for bigger tires.
I have 35s on the way in the next week or two, should fill some of that gap up. The front up travel is pretty much limited out by the coilover.
Ok, was just curious.
Small update. Driveshaft is in and hooked up. Tested 4wd and locker and everything is working great. Hopefully have my 35s on this weekend and planning to go do a shakedown of everything on Sunday.
I started a new job so my schedule is a but screwy working 6/12s but that just means alot more mod money
Holy shiat! Costant 72hr work weeks? The ufck?
I got on with a company that does alot of work for big name oil field companies and they recruited me as they are very short manned and 3 weeks behind. In 2 days I helped the shop im in get 1 week worth of backlog out the door and some kickback from QC fixed. So far WAY better business than where I was and damn is the pay good! Still have 4 more days this week so HOPEFULLY we can be full caught up by saturday. Like I told them, keep metal in front of me and my face under a helmet and I will go until work is done. So far Ive held up my end
Well... 35s are on... first impression, that MT road noise is music to my ears. Hopefully I will have pictures to post tomorrow.
Heres the pics of the new 35s. And also my process of clearancing for them with the highest tech in the auto body world!
Tomorrow is the first official test of the SAS! Running Hal Johns in Black Hills, South Dakota. Youtube shows it to be a pretty rocky creekbottom with a couple waterfalls and technical spots. Should figure out weak spots pretty quick
ufck yeah! That shiat looks good!
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