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Unread 12-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #91636
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I attempted to make it to the shop to tack some bumps on....went to the gym instead.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 05:18 AM   #91637
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Spent some time trying to figure out the wiring in the control box of my M8000. Finally figured it out and tested to make sure. Ran the cable for the in-cab winch harness and will get it spliced in to the control box tomorrow, as well as run the rest of the wiring for the switch panel. Also got a text that my repaired winch control switch arrived back from OTRATTW. All that leaves is bending the shifter and the panel is ready to go in.
Sounds like your control box is on its way to being complete! How about your driveshaft? Are you having another one made? And one more question, when you installed your 8.8, what pinion angle did you end up with? Sorry for all the questions, my iPad won't let me get to your build , hopefully have my macbook back soon

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Unread 12-21-2013, 06:48 AM   #91638
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How much did they end up costing you to make??
A day off work and about $50 in metal. Fasteners were the biggest expense. Rivet nuts and rivets was $60
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Unread 12-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #91639
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Came out to half an inch of ice on her this morning. Glad I have a soft top, makes it much easier to get the ice off.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #91640
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Sounds like your control box is on its way to being complete! How about your driveshaft? Are you having another one made? And one more question, when you installed your 8.8, what pinion angle did you end up with? Sorry for all the questions, my iPad won't let me get to your build , hopefully have my macbook back soon

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Nah, Its not a problem with the actual shaft. Another one would likely do the same. I'll drop it down to 3" springs and shocks if I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt that it is bind. The pinion is set pointing at the case output. Not sure of the actual degree.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #91641
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Nah, Its not a problem with the actual shaft. Another one would likely do the same. I'll drop it down to 3" springs and shocks if I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt that it is bind. The pinion is set pointing at the case output. Not sure of the actual degree.
Wouldn't you have had bind issues before, and not just all of a sudden it just starts happening and then get progressively worse? Sorry if I'm missing something that you've previously posted.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #91642
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Wouldn't you have had bind issues before, and not just all of a sudden it just starts happening and then get progressively worse? Sorry if I'm missing something that you've previously posted.

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You'd think but I have had CA arms in and out a lot lately so its possible it has shifted slightly. It's always been extremely close to bind to the nature of the setup. The first time I had bind issues it started randomly after a trip as well.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #91643
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Came out to half an inch of ice on her this morning. Glad I have a soft top, makes it much easier to get the ice off.

looks like mine the last couple of days. 1in of freezing rain the last two days and about 10" of snow coming tonight.

OT. May be frowned upon but I spray tinted my side markers and turn signals and gave it angry eyes. I love it!
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Unread 12-21-2013, 10:06 AM   #91644
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You'd think but I have had CA arms in and out a lot lately so its possible it has shifted slightly. It's always been extremely close to bind to the nature of the setup. The first time I had bind issues it started randomly after a trip as well.
Ah....I hope I'm not going to open myself up to the same thing here soon

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Unread 12-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #91645
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mperfection does. He has an account on here I believe.
Ha ha I read it as bolted on my sliders instead of built, regardless they look awesome!
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Unread 12-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #91646
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There are marks but I have had binding issues before which I fixed with adj lowers and it's hard to say whether the marks are from that or this.
I would just replace the ball centering yoke. I've had the same problem with my rear and I'm about to do it on the front. The part number should be 211355x and they are cheapest on amazon.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #91647
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Put on my new Cooper at3 235/85/16 on liberty alloys

Brown Santa is due today with my savvy bl mml and novak shifter.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #91648
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More wiring today.

Got the harness wired up to the M8000 control box. I didn't like the way the harness was designed to splice into the existing wiring, and I didn't have any male spade disconnects on hand so I cut the males off of the end of the harness, broke the shields off, and rewired it so I could use the In-Cab or remote without damaging the existing wiring.



I ran as much wire between the switch panel and fuse block as I could before it got dark. Labeled both ends so I'll know how to reattach everything when the panel is ready to be permanently installed (waiting to get back to shop and bend shifter). There will be loom on most of it and zip ties on the rest when all the wires are run.




And here's the mess that was once the cab.



I really underestimated how much work this takes. Get a lot less done in a day than I would have thought.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #91649
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Just wanted to show everybody the new Gobi Ranger rack i put on! Had the Garvin Wilderness on before this one.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #91650
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Pulled the front springs and checked everything at full bump and droop. Had to clearance the rear of the spring perches some more for the control arms.

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Never realized how close this got.

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But plenty of clearance at the diff.

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