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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #10246
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Also said to call a pro as most the time they break.

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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #10247
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Also said to call a pro as most the time they break.
Not sure whats wrong ,intake blower starts but then shuts down with no start.
Shut it off 3 hours then it started, now back to no start.
Burning wood now. I'll figure it out,or call someone before fall comes
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #10248
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drove it to work

overhead display finally creeped over 12MPG avg

with 33's thats prolly really like 13-14mpg with the unaccounted for miles
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #10249
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Today I upgraded my rugged ridge adjustable track bar bolts --axle side-- with a grade 8 9/16 x 3" bolt and 9/16 nut . I had to drill the bracket with a 9/16 drill bit.


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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:12 PM   #10250
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On Sunday...

...routed 3 sets of input wiring for amps. Wiring tucked under driver's side trim.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 07:16 AM   #10251
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Nice set up! The REs take a beating. Is your brutus 1000 watt or what? Ported box or sealed?? Pics?
Sealed at around 1.25 cubed, I think.

It's the Brutus BXi606, but the internals have been bolstered by an electrical engineering buddy. I had a resister come loose, so he went in and reconnected everything and made sure all the other resisters and stuff won't come loose. So, the amp should be putting out around 600W, but I've heard Hifonics amps aren't exactly putting out what they say they are.

I used the amp to power two Image Dynamics 12"s and never messed with the settings. I hooked it up last night and it sounds great without retuning it. I probably will anyways, but at least there was minimal work involved.

I might have pics later...
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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #10252
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those are stock fogs.

Working on the front recovery system, should have that finished tomorrow. Hopefully...

Teaser...

Why hurt an already poor approach angle more?

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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #10253
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Why hurt an already poor approach angle more?
I don't see your point. This is just a mock up. The bar will be bolted down or welded to the Rad support and then I'm welding a plate on each side to bolt up to the factory holes for the factory tow hook. It will be strong. I have a Master welder doing all the welds.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #10254
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He is saying why make something that will hang down even further that will hurt the approach angle, he is not insulting how it's constructed.



Make sure to post pics of the finished product
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #10255
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Today I upgraded my rugged ridge adjustable track bar bolts --axle side-- with a grade 8 9/16 x 3" bolt and 9/16 nut . I had to drill the bracket with a 9/16 drill bit.
Good idea, but you need to turn the gas on on your welder. I'd reweld those before install or they will be a royal pita when you go to remove them.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #10256
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Sealed at around 1.25 cubed, I think.

It's the Brutus BXi606, but the internals have been bolstered by an electrical engineering buddy. I had a resister come loose, so he went in and reconnected everything and made sure all the other resisters and stuff won't come loose. So, the amp should be putting out around 600W, but I've heard Hifonics amps aren't exactly putting out what they say they are.

I used the amp to power two Image Dynamics 12"s and never messed with the settings. I hooked it up last night and it sounds great without retuning it. I probably will anyways, but at least there was minimal work involved.

I might have pics later...
Yes that is true about hifonics. But still a decent brand. I'm running an Eclipse amp which is a better brand and it doesn't even push out the full 1000 watts which it is labeled. Any idea how many ohms your sub is? Mine are 2 but my amp can't handle them bridged at 2. Do I'm running them in series I believe. The amp is bridged at 4 but pushing the subs at 2. Series splits ohms in half, parallel doubles ohms is I believe the way that goes. Anyways running 2 12" pheonix gold xmax in a ported box with a 1000 watt eclipse and 5 farad tsunami capacitor. And don't have a single penny into my system. lol
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #10257
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Good idea, but you need to turn the gas on on your welder. I'd reweld those before install or they will be a royal pita when you go to remove them.
I just wedged a large flat head against the nut and torqued the bolt down. Really don't need the flag nut.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #10258
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Not sure whats wrong ,intake blower starts but then shuts down with no start.
Shut it off 3 hours then it started, now back to no start.
Burning wood now. I'll figure it out,or call someone before fall comes
Sounds like a pressure switch may be bad or you have a limit open..maybe the gasvalve isnt opening .
If it releases the gas to the manifold more than likely your burners could be rusted not alowing the flame to reach the flame sensor.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 11:01 AM   #10259
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I don't see your point. This is just a mock up. The bar will be bolted down or welded to the Rad support and then I'm welding a plate on each side to bolt up to the factory holes for the factory tow hook. It will be strong. I have a Master welder doing all the welds.
has nothing to do with the welder, its the design
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He is saying why make something that will hang down even further that will hurt the approach angle, he is not insulting how it's constructed.



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correct
for instsance
here you would be screwed ...


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I just wedged a large flat head against the nut and torqued the bolt down. Really don't need the flag nut.
i just sacrificed a 17 and used it as a flag nut then pop it off after i buba tighten it, i used a flange nut and it was gouging the inside of the bracket enough to bother me
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Unread 04-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #10260
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has nothing to do with the welder, its the design

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for instsance
here you would be screwed ...
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The thing is I don't think I will be doing any kind of wheeling that will be like that or that extreme. This is still a DD.
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