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post #61 of 153 Old 09-25-2012, 09:44 PM
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Dude that looks great!! Your just not stopping!! Ha. great work dude! How hard was the wiring?


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post #62 of 153 Old 09-26-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Dude that looks great!! Your just not stopping!! Ha. great work dude! How hard was the wiring?
Haha I've got some extra time on my hands so figured I would take care of some business. The wiring is pretty easy. I don't have a lot of experience doing wiring so I went slow making sure I didn't *** anything up.

Today I installed two Hella 500ff's behind the grill. Installation was easy enough, and it's great to see that my wiring for the switches works the way I want it to. I didn't make any brackets for the lights, just drilled directly into the radiator support. I think that I will make some brackets to lower them so they're centered in the grill. Eventually I'll put some PIAA Crystal Ion bulbs in and use them as foul weather lights.
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post #63 of 153 Old 09-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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Looks sick man. I just upgraded mine to 100W bulbs and redid the wiring with 12 AWG. They're 10x brighter than they were lol.

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Looks sick man. I just upgraded mine to 100W bulbs and redid the wiring with 12 AWG. They're 10x brighter than they were lol.
I gotta do that

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post #65 of 153 Old 09-27-2012, 07:49 AM
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Can you post a step by step on how to black out the lights?
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post #66 of 153 Old 09-27-2012, 08:46 AM
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For now I have ordered two plug fillers. In the future there may be use for those spots though! I took my patents wheeling last weekend, at the end they said they had a great time and that I need a winch, so maybe a winch! Also thinking about adding a rear locker...if I can save enough. Those things are $$$$$
Just wondering what exactly a rear locker is? I have the QT1 system same as you. I've heard of guys talking about them on here and they sound complicated but I was just wondering if you could give a brief explanation.

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Can you post a step by step on how to black out the lights?
Are you talking about the headlights?

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Just wondering what exactly a rear locker is? I have the QT1 system same as you. I've heard of guys talking about them on here and they sound complicated but I was just wondering if you could give a brief explanation.
Here is my limited ability to explain: The qt1 system has open differentials in both the front and the rear. An open differential allows the wheels on either side of the axel to move at different speeds, ie when turning. Open diffs are great for on road use, but when off road it allows the engine to send power to the axel with the LEAST traction, not the most. A locker "locks" the differential so that both wheel turn exactly the same, if one wheel is turning the other is turning too. In an off road situation this is much better because even if one wheel is stuck / spinning the other wheel with traction will still move the car. A locker is installed by taking out part of the differential and replacing it with the "locker", which is activated by air pressure. Total components required to run a locker are; the locker itself, air compressor designed for locker use, and suitable switches. Unfortunately the lockers cost $$$$$$$, so we'll see if it ever happens for me. Hopefully this explains it a little!

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Are you talking about the headlights?

Here is my limited ability to explain: The qt1 system has open differentials in both the front and the rear. An open differential allows the wheels on either side of the axel to move at different speeds, ie when turning. Open diffs are great for on road use, but when off road it allows the engine to send power to the axel with the LEAST traction, not the most. A locker "locks" the differential so that both wheel turn exactly the same, if one wheel is turning the other is turning too. In an off road situation this is much better because even if one wheel is stuck / spinning the other wheel with traction will still move the car. A locker is installed by taking out part of the differential and replacing it with the "locker", which is activated by air pressure. Total components required to run a locker are; the locker itself, air compressor designed for locker use, and suitable switches. Unfortunately the lockers cost $$$$$$$, so we'll see if it ever happens for me. Hopefully this explains it a little!
Wow this was unbelievably helpful man. I totally understand now. Sucks that they're wicked expensive though. Is this something you'd have to have installed at a dealer?

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Yeah, like how you got them off and all the steps to painting them and that stuff
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Wow this was unbelievably helpful man. I totally understand now. Sucks that they're wicked expensive though. Is this something you'd have to have installed at a dealer?
You can do it yourself nothing needs to be done at a dealer ship on a scale 1-6 ( six being hard it must be 4 or 5

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Ya I guess u could do everything yourself. How much are the lockers you think?

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The locker for our jeeps (nobody makes a front locker for us) is $995.

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The locker for our jeeps (nobody makes a front locker for us) is $995.
Holy $$$$, and thats not even including the compressor and everything to run that! hahaha I can see why almost no ones done it

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Yeah exactly. Im not sure how much of a difference it would make without having a low range tcase. Obviously there would be more traction, but the 3.7 is a little lacking on the power side so the locker might not be useful. We need someone who has done it to give us some reviews!!

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Yeah exactly. Im not sure how much of a difference it would make without having a low range tcase. Obviously there would be more traction, but the 3.7 is a little lacking on the power side so the locker might not be useful. We need someone who has done it to give us some reviews!!
Yeah very true and ya how helpful would that be eh? Btw great job on the lights behind the grill I think that's been put on the list of mods to do to mine

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