So I'm back to my build after my jeep not running for a week. The engine hydrolocked, but everything's good now after a new starter, new spark plugs, new oil and filter, new transmission fluid and filter, new air filter, and an evap canister that I swiped from the jy (relocated to the engine compartment out of harms way. I was running without one for a while haha). Thankfully it runs better than ever . I don't plan on doing any deep mud or water crossings any time soon though! Oh and I slapped on a silver grill from the jy that looks pretty good, and I also got a ps pump which I need to install in place of my leaky one.
Today I finished installing my Artec Industries HD LCA brackets on my dana 30. They are about 3 times as thick as the factory ones, so no more bent and mangled LCA brackets! The install went well and the welds turned out good. My practice paid off! And I was able to use a $4200 Snap-on power mig, so that helped a little haha. I did paint these with a black acrylic so they don't rust, but they're raw in the photos.
All ready for the big adventure . Up I'm The Cove in Gore VA (yes I have cell phone service and I'm on jeep forum haha. We just got back from a night run with a Tacoma. The jeep crawled great over some decent sized boulders and even up a mini waterfall.
My second LED bar came in today. I made some use of those nice mounting tabs on the ARB!! I was able to wire them straight to factory plugs for the fog lights, so now I get two high-intensity off road lights by a simple click of the fog light button... with no wires sprawling all across the engine bay. Woohoo! can't wait until it gets darker so I can see how bright these babies really are!! I can post pics of the wiring if anyone's interested... I just made a makeshift harness by attaching a female connecter to each side of a short piece of copper wire, one for negative, one for positive.
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