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    Has enough room behind it that I think I am just going to mount my control box about here, once I swap the battery cables out for something a little longer/heavier gauge


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    Love the new grill look and the bumper looks awesome. Nice work!
    As far as the exhaust noise... you will get use to it

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    I finished up my winch wiring Friday, putting the control unit in the bumper worked out great. I have a wireless remote for it but also ran a pigtail for the hard wired winch controller in case I need that as a backup way to control the winch.





    Then I replaced the factory jump start post with a bus bar as it looked like a great place to route high amp power like winch, compressor, and my SB175 Anderson plug.






    All wired up





    While I was at it I shortened the flip up license plate mount so it sits right against my winch shackle.



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    Next up I mounted a front skid plate to protect the engine oil cooler. The mounts were about 1/4" away from where I needed them to be to mount up the G-Raid skid plate so I used the only device I had that can apply a sufficient compressing force over 27" distance. No mechanics were harmed during this operation.





    That allowed the skid plate to mount right up, I feel a little safer now.



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    That's a true-to-life...

    If it don't fit... FORCE IT!


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    I donít know how people donít find more uses for hi-lifts, I use them all of the time it seems and keep talking to people who have owned one for a decade and not needed it once.

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    everything is looking super clean, well done

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    speedkills previously posted:
    "I donít know how people donít find more uses for hi-lifts, I use them all of the time it seems and keep talking to people who have owned one for a decade and not needed it once."

    I've been going off road for 20 years. I've only used a hi-lift twice. And both times it was to change a flat. I use my winches at least once a season it seems. And I've had years where I seem to use it multiple times every time I go out.

    I guess it just depends on the rig and the terrain.
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    Articulation is considerably improved after removing the front sway bar. With the sway bar removed my current limit on front flex is the tires hitting the wheel wells. The rear is considerably worse than the front regarding articulation, not sure exactly what is limiting it now.






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    lookin good!

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    Looking clean and mean.

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    Just goin to show, those are not just for rich soccer moms in mall parking lots.
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    speedkills previously posted:
    "putting the control unit in the bumper worked out great. I have a wireless remote for it but..."

    Have you noticed any dead spots in or around the truck with the wireless remote reception?
    On my old jeep I put the contactor/solonoid-pack under the hood behind the right headlight. In that position the wireless remote wouldn't work on account of the metal hood and fenders shielding it most likely.... but that was a warn remote where you plug a little receiver into the socket on the contactor box, and these wireless things are getting better and better every year.

    After seeing your truck whenever I see any other G-wagon around town they look strange to me now. The tires are way too small.

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    I haven't noticed any dead spots in my limited testing, but haven't tried getting too far away from it yet. Where I put the control box has an open back, plus air slots in the front so hopefully it isn't too well shielded.

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    I didn't do much in the garage this weekend, just ended up hitting the trails all three days. I did finally mount my parking sensors to my bumper properly but I think one of them is bad as it acts like there is something behind me constantly on the left side.

    I also did a quick experiment and directly powering the locker solenoids doesn't cause my computer to throw any errors so I am going to proceed with replacing my stock locker controls with an SPOD, that will let me activate my lockers in high range as well as in any order I want, plus I can use the SPOD to control other items so that will be a nice improvement.

    Since I didn't do anything that would produce interesting pictures, instead I leave you with some pictures of my almost ready to ship portal axles. One gear came out flawed so I am waiting while they produce a new one.






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    Impressive looking adapters!

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    oh drool-worthy!

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    Those gears in the portals are huge, I'm guessing those don't break often. Can't wait to see them go in!!

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    They said they haven't had any break yet but just to be safe I ordered a spare set of gears in case I do break them someday, don't want to be down 2 months waiting for replacement parts.

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    speedkills previously posted:
    "I leave you with some pictures of my almost ready to ship portal axles"

    Put an NSFW warning on that, man.

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