The Dumb Question Thread

SledheadX Aug 1, 2019

  1. SledheadX

    SledheadX Test Drive

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    so how do I find the Dumb Question thread? .....:cool:
     
  2. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    The thread that is Labeled "Dumb Question thread"!. would be a start?

    But I could be wrong??.
    So Question would be.. storming AREA 51 a good Plan?. ;-)
     
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  3. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Depends on your desired result.
     
  4. SledheadX

    SledheadX Test Drive

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  5. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    There are no dumb questions. Just dumb answers.
     
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  6. jsexton

    jsexton First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Similarly, I typically give random answers to random questions.
     
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  7. SledheadX

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    That’s funny, cuz for random questions, I give randumb answers
     
  8. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thread moved to overall general discussion. :)

    Also, if I had an ass for a head and walked backwards, would I make the beeping noise?
     
  9. SledheadX

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    Woohoo!!! I’m going on a trip!!!!

    But nowhere specific...
     
  10. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Depends. First or second time?

    First time prior to obtaining the flux capacitor or the second after obtaining and going for the hover board?
     
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  11. josx2

    josx2 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Can I edit posts here?
     
  12. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    You can even edit your edits with edits.
     
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  13. josx2

    josx2 Bought an X Supporting Member

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  14. Zack.

    Zack. Bought an X Supporting Member

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    When uni-balls wear out do they move with more or less resistance?
     
  15. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Usually less. The teflon that they ride on is usually what disintegrates
     
  16. josx2

    josx2 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Mine jiggle when they wear out. By hand...they jiggle wiggle
     
  17. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    So.... you have a uni-ball?... Curious..... share to much? :eek:
     
  18. josx2

    josx2 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    What can I say....i like to jiggle my uniball.
     
  19. IM1RU

    IM1RU First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Careful, you'll wear out yer teflon.
     
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  20. SledheadX

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    At least nobody asked if worn out uni-balls ever affect their rod ends or puts extra stress on their half-shafts. Cuz then everything just droops and falls apart.
     
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  21. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    8 gauge or 6 gauge for blue sea fuse box install in drivers side kick panel? A lot of the gauge x amps x distance charts vary. I’m leaning towards 6 gauge. I believe I have seen the majority of people go 8 gauge but would that be sufficient and safe if someone loaded up to the full ampacity of the fuse box? Also’ I’m going to use a circuit breaker in the bay close to the battery
     
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  22. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Bringing in the wiring / electronic gurus. @Prime @Muadeeb
     
  23. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Define "Full ampacity". What are you planning on running through it?
     
  24. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    It was more hypothetical. Currently I’m planning on running 4 HID KC lite’s, so I think it’s approximately 20 amps but I don’t see myself running anything where the total is >80 amps. I think 8 gauge would be good enough and I could always switch it out if I get worried
     
  25. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    8 awg or better, yeah. Just make sure you can get a connector that fits the mounting lug and the wire. Been bitten by that more than once.
     
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  26. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    i’ll make sure to post a write-up when the cage and lights are installed but will be about a month!
     
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  27. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I went with 4awg, I was pretty sure 6 or 8 would be ok, but now I am certain that it'll be fine with 4awg.

    Also, you might want to look into a breaker rated at your max amps for your fuse box and a relay capable of the total amps your wanting to run. I sourced most of the components I used at a boating/marine shop.

    -Craig
     
  28. jsexton

    jsexton First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    I also went with 4awg, but mostly because I had it leftover from another project.
     
  29. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I ran 00 from my battery terminal to the jack storage under the back seat. I basically have a new battery terminal half way down the truck.
     
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  30. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    Sweet i’ll go with 4 AWG and I already have ordered a breaker at 100 AMPS and going to get a 30 AMP rated relay. The HIDs pull 3 amps at 12 volts, so that should be good! I’m still compiling parts but i’ll do a write up when finished!
     
  31. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Are you running the wire to an aux fuse panel? if you are there is an amazing spot for mounting the aux panel under the steering wheel kick panel. I made brackets (read: cut 1"x1" aluminum angle about 6" long and just drilled through and screwed into an existing steel support structure under there.) Now if a fuse blows I just lay down on my floor pan under the drivers seat and look up and can remove the cover/replace the fuse without taking off interior panels. I can take some pics tonight when I get home from work if you want to see the setup.

    Also if your going a full fuse panel I'd recommend a higher amperage relay than 30 amps. I sourced mine from a car audio shop for less than $50. It handles 100 amps.

    -Craig
     
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  32. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    Craig,
    Are you saying to get a 100 amp relay, in order to activate all the lines into the fuse box? The 30 amp relay is going to be inline to my 4 lights after the fuse in the fuse box.

    Sweet thanks for the mounting tip. I am planning on installing in that kick panel location.
     
  33. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Yeah thats how I set mine up. That way I have to have the key in the ign and turned to "on" before I can use anything on the aux fuse panel. I did it this way so I don't accidentally leave something on by mistake (like a rear facing light bar which would be noticeable at night, but not so much during the day time) and drain my battery and get stranded.

    Wire diagram would look something like this:
    Battery Terminal>>Breaker>>100 amp relay (ign switched activated)>>Aux fuse panel terminal>>30 amp relay>>lights.
     
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  34. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    Ahhh I gotcha that makes sense! I forgot about that thanks. I would hope I wouldn’t leave 4 KC HID lights on lmao but it’d be a great idea for future accessories that are more discrete!
     
  35. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I run everything off that Aux panel. I don't daily the X and while a CB would take something like a week to kill the battery, my X often sits for 2-3 weeks between uses (towing, off-road trip, camping, or a long road trip). This way I don't end up with a dead battery because of my own stupidity...
     
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  36. General_Tarfun

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    I think you and I might have used the same location, I have mine mounted up under there too, there's tons of space and pretty good support structure.
     
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  37. jsexton

    jsexton First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    I velcro’d my blue sea to the kick panel on the drivers side. Out of the way and you can easily pull it out when you need to add on.
     
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  38. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Yeah the mounting location is definitely not my own original idea, I copied someone else’s how to over on theforumwhosnamewedonotmention... I actually copied several how to’s over there and merged them all into one finished product.
     
  39. AustinFound

    AustinFound Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I like that idea as well! Did you just leave extra wire slack so you can move it around/access it?
     
  40. jsexton

    jsexton First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Yea. I tuck it in a coil between the kick panel and the carpet.
     
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