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post #166 of 223 Old 11-17-2014, 04:15 AM
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Found it..... did you go with the red or the smoked?


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post #167 of 223 Old 11-17-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Found it..... did you go with the red or the smoked?
I went with the red one.

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post #168 of 223 Old 11-20-2014, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Well, unfortunately the third brake light has been back ordered until the end of January. I did get the tail lights in and am awaiting the LED bulbs for the reverse and turn signal. Here's some pictures -








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post #169 of 223 Old 11-23-2014, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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So after the LED install the only problem I really encountered was a hyper flash, which I didn't mind. I got the LED bulbs in on Saturday for the tail lights and popped them in. Well after buttoning everything back up, I went to test the blinkers and they didn't flash. They just stayed on solid. I guess when you get a hyper flash, it indicates that you have a bulb out. When it stays solid, it indicates no bulbs on that circuit were detected. So, I had to install a couple load resistors in the rear. A word of advice, never use the quick taps that are included with the resistors. They're unreliable and invite corrosion, ultimately causing all kinds of problems. Avoid those problems by cutting/soldering/heat shrinking your wiring.

I was weary of using the load resistors, mainly because I didn't want to cut into my main wiring harness. The tail lights I bought have their own wiring harness, then just plug into the stock wiring. This made it easier for me to pull the trigger on installing the resistors, not like I had much of a choice. I can now add a couple in the front and probably eliminate the hyper flash and be back to how it was with the incandescent bulbs. I'm still on the fence about it because that will require tapping into the main harness, not once for the 3157, but possibly twice for the smaller 194 bulbs (any input on this?). Also, remember to lube everything up (connectors, bulb bases) with dielectric grease to prevent any corrosion. Here's some pictures of the install -

I started out by de-soldering the stupid 4" leads the resistors came with to give myself a nice 12" tail.





Here's the final product -





So, I'm now wondering if I add another one of them resistors in series, back at the tail light, if it will add enough resistance in the circuit to bring my hyper flash back to normal. I'll leave that for another day...
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post #170 of 223 Old 11-23-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a close up shot of the LED in the new tail light housings. Anyone who says LED doesn't put out a brighter, cleaner light is a straight up liar, or blind.


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post #171 of 223 Old 12-18-2014, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Today I had some spare time to do a little exploring. There is a road off Route 9 South in Old Bridge, NJ - Jake Brown Road. There was a small group of homes that were abandoned for a number of years or decades. They were occupied by the families of people who worked at the nearby Nike Missile site. When the missile base closed down, the families moved and the houses were boarded up. Since then, the houses have been knocked down and there is just some old ruins of foundations, playgrounds and of course garbage. The old missile base has been gated off, so I couldn't get back there to check it out. Here's some pictures that I snapped while I was there.








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post #172 of 223 Old 12-19-2014, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple pictures from today.




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post #173 of 223 Old 12-22-2014, 10:48 PM
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Thanks. I still run that caster, however I don't think it's right. It cured my death wobble for awhile but now it's mysteriously back. I am still on the hunt for the cause. I do drive the highway, but it's a nail biting task most of the time.
Any updates on this? Driving on the highway lately for me has been awful...

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Any updates on this? Driving on the highway lately for me has been awful...
Keep us posted..... I've changed everything on mine and still doesn't feel right on highway. My next steps are steering box and Kevins bushing kit for trackbar with larger bolt.

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So after installing the rack in the cargo area, I have come to the conclusion that for the amount of times I am able to get off road, it is doing nothing but taking up space. I think I cracked one of the cases open one time in about a year, to replace a blown fuse. So I cut down my on-board carry to the two ARB recovery bags. I am considering selling the back rack to someone who can make use out of it more than I can.

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post #176 of 223 Old 01-01-2015, 06:53 PM
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Let me know what you would need out of it.

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Thanks for updating your status with the rack. It's one of my favorite features of this build so nice to see what your opinion ended up being after having it installed for awhile. What model ARB bags are those? I saw in post #7 what you carry but I didn't see what model bag they were. Thanks!

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Thanks for updating your status with the rack. It's one of my favorite features of this build so nice to see what your opinion ended up being after having it installed for awhile. What model ARB bags are those? I saw in post #7 what you carry but I didn't see what model bag they were. Thanks!
They are just the larger gear bag.

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You need to hurry and do your front LED turn signals so I will know if works or not!

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You need to hurry and do your front LED turn signals so I will know if works or not!
I was just going to rock the hyper flash

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