...and so it begins

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eldedo

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Misc Observations:
Had to cut quite a bit, could have avoided that by getting light racing uca's that allow for up to 4° caster. Mine maxed out at 2.75°, CMC plus some plastic.
*Looks like I need to reshape the inner fender wall, the pinch welds are rubbing on one side....odd. *had he alignment redone, got 3.8/4.1 than bent pinch weld back and trimmed, no rubbing at flex...but havent full flexed it yet.

Getting an oscillating vibration from the front end around 30-40mph, I suspect that's the drivers side differential bearing, ordered a ecgs bushing, installing, when time allows. * installed and gone.

BAMF Sliders, has to buy some standoffs for the box on the drivers side/inside of frame. The bolt that mounts the slider was too long for the box to be mounted flush. Might just remove the bolt and cut it, so it fits. Also BAMF might want to consider dropping the nuts for the rear bolt and just go with a welded nut on some plate. Almost impossible to hold that sucker on the drivers side.


Current:
Headstrong Offroad Bilstein Kit
Coils: OME 2888
UCA's: Camburg Uniball 1.25"
Leaf Pack: Dakar, medium, (-) on passenger, (o) on driver. the arrow indicates "fixed pivot point".
Rear brake lines: extended.
Poly Bushings etc.
Spacer for taco lean installed.
CMC fill plates.
SR/SR5 grill with Devil Horns (Diaz Fabrications)
Weathertech Floor Mats
Pinch weld bend over and flatten & plastic removal. It's ugly but it works.
Another alignment, 4.1/3.8 caster
ECGS Bushing, East Coast Gear Supply
Rock Sliders, Bay Area Metal Fabrications
RIGID D-SS PRO | Flood, Amazon
Bussman Relay/Fuse Panel, Amazon
Cubby Hole Switch Panel, Shapeways
Rims: SCS F5, 17x8.5 4.3BS/-10mm OS.
Tires: Falken Wildpeak AT3W, SL(4 ply) (285/70 17), they jump from 4 ply to 10 ply, wtb D-Load please.
Communication(not complete yet): Yaesu FTM-400XDR/Larsen 144-148/440-450 MHz, APRS is next, not completely happy with the install, will fix when I buy my spare tire chaser rack.

Planned:
Skids (aluminum), not sure on brand yet. again, any suggestions?
Exhaust relocate. Now where did I put those pic's.
Reverse u-bolt mod...eventually
Bed rack,enough for 2 bikes....simple
On board air. (ARB/Viair, dunno yet)
Rear Diff Breather Relocate
AC drain extension.
Jowett Performance billet oil filter canister with fumoto valve.



Only took 2 years...
 
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eldedo

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lighting mods and spare switches. 5 relays 10 fuses, 5 of the fuses dedicated to relay outputs, 5 for other auxiliaries (cb/ham radios spare usb chargers). Second ground crimp is kinda crappy going to redo and heat shrink.
Ground bar was a 350 amp blade fuse leg. The rest is from amazon.
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Rob Daman

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looks good and you're heading on the right track as well (y)
 

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Nice. Moar pics!
 

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You're in the Mojave as well right? What part?
 

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Looking good.

I really like my RCI skids but the CBIs and others look great too. I highly recommend getting a set that has the oil filter access panel so you don't have to drop the whole skid at every oil change.
 

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Sharp looking build, care to explain more what's going on here?

mainly a day tripper, not quite a full overland build but capable of more than stock. As for communications, CB, Ham(2m/440 +hf/6m)
 

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Looking good.

I really like my RCI skids but the CBIs and others look great too. I highly recommend getting a set that has the oil filter access panel so you don't have to drop the whole skid at every oil change.

worried the access plate will be a weak point, suppose I could get mobtown steel with reinforced ribs
 

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worried the access plate will be a weak point, suppose I could get mobtown steel with reinforced ribs
I don’t think that’ll be an issue to be honest.
 

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What's the 3rd brake light mod here? I must be missing it in the original build list post. I dig it. Great looking build. Thanks for sharing.
 

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