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post #2116 of 2519 Old 12-05-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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I use the black grommet the wire harness goes through. I use a metal wire coat hanger. I sharpen one end to poke through easily and make a curl in the other end that I attach the wire to. It makes running wires through the fire wall very easy. The grommet is in a pretty easy spot to get to under the hood and is a little more difficult to get to behind the dash, but it makes for a clean water tight solution.



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I use a metal wire coat hanger. I sharpen one end to poke through easily and make a curl in the other end that I attach the wire to.
This is exactly what I do. :-)

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The Bison got in the Christmas spirit today!



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The Bison got in the Christmas spirit today!
Nathan, is your driver's headlight missing your custom gap fill piece? What did you use again to fill the gap?

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Ya it came loose a little while back while wheeling so I took it off and haven't put it back on. When I refinished the headlamps a couple weeks back I thought about putting it back on, but I designed I didn't care because the ARB won't be too far behind. I used plexiglass to make them.


On another note, I added to the Bison's decorations today! I got a solar powered LED string from Lowes and put it on my rack. They aren't super bright which is good because I didn't want them to be distracting.





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So I bought a Sprint Booster from Chris (ca07wk) this weekend. It's just the standard single setting unit (SBJE1022) not the one with settings, but it was cheap and I have always wanted to give these things a try. This is for the fly by wire accelerators to eliminate the throttle lag. The ground wire and FastMan TB definitely made a noticable difference in response and sensitivity, but there was still a slight delay. It's not a big deal for DD but when wheeling it gets very annoying especially when negotiating a technical obstacle.






First impression is I love it! I only went for a quick drive, but it pretty much eliminates the delay completely and makes the throttle much more sensitive and responsive throughout the entire RPM range! I wouldn't spend $200-300 on it, but $70 is well worth it.


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I'm assume that's just for electronic throttles bodies?
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The Bison got in the Christmas spirit today!
Gotta love a Cali Christmas! The weather looks great. I'm watching the snow pile up here as I type.
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I may just have to order me one of those Sprint Boosters now! I have seen them before but never heard from anyone how well it performs.

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Im having a group buy on the adjustable SprintBoosters. PM me if your interested.

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Ok, because I LOVE my OME front suspension I wanted to try to use it with the SL. I had a couple options. First I could use the strut assembly as is and add a 2" BB spacer on top of it to achieve about a 25" hub-fender measurement. This would retain the ride quality and weight control I like and give the ride height of the SL system. The bad thing about that route is down travel would suffer since there would only be a 2" spacer on top instead of a 4" SL spacer. Since down travel is one of the big reasons of getting the SL, that option was not looking ideal to me. Second option was to cut one complete coil off the bottom of the coils so they wouldn't ride so high. Then put the assembly back together without installing the preload plate included in the SL kit, and bolt the 4" SL spacer on the top. This should retain the ride quality and weight control as before (in fact it should be a little stiffer) and give the desired ride height. It will probably ride a little higher that the normal SL but, it should be a good combination of travel and weight control. SO I decided to give the second option a try! I acquired a set of Hemi XK coils just in case it doesn't work out


I disassembled the strut and removed the HD coils. I used a paint pen and marked where I planned to cut.




Then I took my angle grinder with a cut off wheel and clipped one coil off.




I put the strut assembly back together leaving out the SL preload plate. Then bolted the SL spacer to the top. Once installed it looked like this.






Here is a comparison between the OEM aluminum spindle (left) and the SL steel spindle (right). The thing weighs a TON! I didn't weigh it but once the hud and rotor are bolted on it has to be around 100lbs.




I still have the jack stands under it holding most of the vehicle's weigh, but the tires are on the ground holding some weight to keep anyone from walking off with the front tires How it sits right now.








Right now it looks like I have gained 3" of down travel
I am using the 4" Zone lift and am considering doing something similar to this. The Zone is almost identical to the SL in the front so I am using your idea as a base line only I am considering using the OME MD coils full length and their struts. I am looking for aprox another 1-1/2 of lift over what I have now. I have a hidden 12,000lbs winch similar to yours and the Matrix front bumper from 4X Guard. I'm hoping with the MD lift and the extra weight it might just work out.?.? Any thoughts?
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That should work. I haven't tried it so I don't know for sure but in theory it should work. It might be a little higher at first until the coils break in.


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Well, I think I am going to order everything up and I will keep you posted. Thank you.
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I spent all day at work today reading through this thread (unless my boss finds this, then I worked on "work" stuff). I should have worn a bib for all the drool....very impressive build on your WK. I'm already making my birhtday, anniversary, and Christmas wish lists for next year. I've had mine for about 4 years now, and have recently been wanting to make it more off-road capable (ORT-Fun enhanced).
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