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Kevinpd325

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Spent the last couple days repairng the damage caused by placing 100lb batteries on 6 small mount points. Had to stop drill and cut damaged sections of the OEM battery shelf out and build a doubler to remount the dual battery tray. Used 16 gauge steel, 3/16" steel rivets, and rivnuts. I used a lot of rivets on this, but the damage was extensive and I didn't want the chance if it moving. I also applied sealant between the sheets of steel to help hold it all in place. Shouldn't be visiting this again. Transparently, I wish I had made the one side a bit longer since the rivnuts ended up super close to the edge. 🤷‍♂️

The existing damage caused enough movement for the batteries to contact the oil filler neck and knock it off. Turns out the oil filler is epoxied onto the valve cover, and the cap screws into the valve cover no problem should this happen to anyone else.
 

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StormtrooperPRO

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Chris
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#761
Got my Method MR106 Beadlock wheels powder coated with Prismatic Powders CHARTREUSE SHERBERT, beadlock rings and center caps painted with Steel-It, PowerTank Monster Valves drilled and installed, and new BF Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires in 37x12.5” mounted up. Front is tubbed, and on camburg +3 LT
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Chaslyon

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Charlie
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Midnight Black
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Got my Method MR106 Beadlock wheels powder coated with Prismatic Powders CHARTREUSE SHERBERT, beadlock rings and center caps painted with Steel-It, PowerTank Monster Valves drilled and installed, and new BF Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires in 37x12.5” mounted up. Front is tubbed, and on camburg +3 LT
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big fan of the color!!!
 

StormtrooperPRO

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big fan of the color!!!
Thanks dude! Yea I’m super happy with how the chartreuse came out, and the combo with the gray Steel-It. I had a few cans of black Steel-It left over from doing some stuff in case the gray didn’t look as good as black, and I only painted one ring and center cap gray at first just to check it out but it looked so good I didn’t even bother seeing what the black would look like and I just went right to painting the rest.

have new bedsides and fenders going on in a couple of weeks, these currently are 6” up front and 4” in the rear but the rear are almost cracked in half already from hitting the tires, the 6” should be much better, and then it’ll be getting a wrap at the end of the month once it back from Fiberwerx.
 

hawsa

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Spent the last couple days repairng the damage caused by placing 100lb batteries on 6 small mount points. Had to stop drill and cut damaged sections of the OEM battery shelf out and build a doubler to remount the dual battery tray. Used 16 gauge steel, 3/16" steel rivets, and rivnuts. I used a lot of rivets on this, but the damage was extensive and I didn't want the chance if it moving. I also applied sealant between the sheets of steel to help hold it all in place. Shouldn't be visiting this again. Transparently, I wish I had made the one side a bit longer since the rivnuts ended up super close to the edge. 🤷‍♂️

The existing damage caused enough movement for the batteries to contact the oil filler neck and knock it off. Turns out the oil filler is epoxied onto the valve cover, and the cap screws into the valve cover no problem should this happen to anyone else.
Shooooots... what system were you using? I'm now a bit worried about the dual battery kit that I'm running and if there is something I need to do to prevent similar headaches.
 

Chaslyon

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#3,824
Thanks dude! Yea I’m super happy with how the chartreuse came out, and the combo with the gray Steel-It. I had a few cans of black Steel-It left over from doing some stuff in case the gray didn’t look as good as black, and I only painted one ring and center cap gray at first just to check it out but it looked so good I didn’t even bother seeing what the black would look like and I just went right to painting the rest.

have new bedsides and fenders going on in a couple of weeks, these currently are 6” up front and 4” in the rear but the rear are almost cracked in half already from hitting the tires, the 6” should be much better, and then it’ll be getting a wrap at the end of the month once it back from Fiberwerx.
very nice, I am on week 10 on front shock wait.
 

Chaslyon

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T3G Member
#3,824
Got my Method MR106 Beadlock wheels powder coated with Prismatic Powders CHARTREUSE SHERBERT, beadlock rings and center caps painted with Steel-It, PowerTank Monster Valves drilled and installed, and new BF Goodrich Krawler T/A KX tires in 37x12.5” mounted up. Front is tubbed, and on camburg +3 LT
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the wheel is also very similar to what I bought, I went with the Black Rhino, Kelso. The bead rim looks almost identical
 

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Kevinpd325

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Ramona, CA
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Kevin
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#1,913
Shooooots... what system were you using? I'm now a bit worried about the dual battery kit that I'm running and if there is something I need to do to prevent similar headaches.
I'm running the Genesis Offroad kit. If you have the option of putting the aux battery on the passenger side I'd go that route. I didn't have that option on my sport.
 

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took off the badges finally.
 

hawsa

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I'm running the Genesis Offroad kit. If you have the option of putting the aux battery on the passenger side I'd go that route. I didn't have that option on my sport.
That's what I'm running too.... I guess I'm going to have to look into supporting it. I should probably have done a remote battery, but I have the ARB compressor set up in the space above the airbox. Now I'm thinking the in-bed mount for that would have been better. Live and learn I guess.
 

JamesR913

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Installed the oem tailgate lock, holy zip ties.

Also put in these cup holder and pocket liners (these are some of the extras I didn't use)
 

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poroto

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StormtrooperPRO

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#761
Made some cardboard templates, then cut some 12 gauge steel plates out, cut down some tabs of 12 gauge flat bar, welded the tabs one, drilled up some holes, hit with some Steel It, now I’m ready to mount my pro eagle, Tred pros, and PowerTank
 

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StormtrooperPRO

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Thanks! Just finished mounting the tredpros, PowerTank, and pro-eagle, thought I’m going to adjust the pro eagle as it looks a touch off, and the tred pros didn’t fit nice on the cage so I mounted to the bed rail opposite from the water port mount for when I go camping. Pretty happy with it so far, and still space to mount a fire extinguisher and some other little stuff, and I’ve still got the roof rack, since most of my bed is taken up by the tire carrier.
 

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H3llRid3r

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Thanks! Just finished mounting the tredpros, PowerTank, and pro-eagle, thought I’m going to adjust the pro eagle as it looks a touch off, and the tred pros didn’t fit nice on the cage so I mounted to the bed rail opposite from the water port mount for when I go camping. Pretty happy with it so far, and still space to mount a fire extinguisher and some other little stuff, and I’ve still got the roof rack, since most of my bed is taken up by the tire carrier.

Nice work. But, that rear suspension caught my eye. Impressive.
 

StormtrooperPRO

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#761
Nice work. But, that rear suspension caught my eye. Impressive.
Thanks! Camburg bed cage, Camburg SUA kit, and King 3.0 triple bypass with piggyback reservoirs. Haven’t checked rear travel (or front for that matter) especially with the 37’s now, because I’ll blow my 4” bedsides up for sure, they’re just barely hanging on after a year with 35’s, once the 6” bedsides are on I’ll try and see if I can get some kinda numbers, but the truck feels great on the street, the rocks, trails (that I can fit on) and the little sand I’ve been on, but it’s just been finished up so there’s a lot planned this year for it
 
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