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Old 05-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #21
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Yes! Led lights! Great lookin truck going to be a sweet rig by the time you finish upyour to do list... Subb'd
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #22
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Looks great . Nice to see other then the bolts being a pain the install went well . Congrats .
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:11 AM   #23
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Well managed to tidy up a couple things last night. I re-adjusted the ARB to equalize the clearance around the cut OEM bumper and locked it in place by drilling the holes into the bumper bracket then took the gurl out and stretched her out on a couple dirt piles behind the house.

That shows the rear wheel up in the air and I was curious what the airbags do under such stress. I found that they were working just fine, this is full extension:

Full compression with about 6psi in the bag:

Then came home and found the post office had left me a VM stating a package was waiting for me... and this is what I found!

My new seat covers were in... three beers later and they were installed!! Overall took me about 45 mins to install, not bad, no seat removal!!
And a couple more things ticked off the list, the night before I wired in the pigtail for my Tekonsha Prodigy 2 brake controller... now I just have to find a reasonable place to mount it! Working hard to get the basics installed on the rig for a fishing trip end of June and I still have to address some things I want to change on the trailer... so much to do and so little time! :-)
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:41 AM   #24
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Another week gone by and more work under the hood completed.
Finished off wiring my winch, installed a nice TJM hook -check!
The bumper looked a little bare and I managed to scrounge up some quid so I pulled the trigger on some lights. It was a tough decision between some nice HIDs or a light bar. Both about the same $$$ but it came down to output... the HID's are amazing with the amount of lumen they kick out. I picked up some TJM X-ray Vision 220's, one flood and one pencil at the local gear shop. Aluminum housing is what sold me for our cold northern climate. On with the pics...
This the X-ray lights, each lamp has 6 LED's that are connected to the marker lights:


Then the monsters! Full illumination from the big spots! Notice that nice tight winch hook! :-)
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #25
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First road trip under my belt with the new rig and I have to say it was the most comfortable, relaxed ride I have ever had the pleasure of!! We were off for the last week of June and went up to a nice back country lake full of tasty brook trout.
This just happened to coincide with the flooding that happened in southern Alberta but we were still able to get to our destination... but there was more flowing water than I have ever seen before!!
On the forestry trunk road pulling the off road trailer:

Set up in our camping spot for the next 8 nights:

And a shot of what it's all about!


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Old 07-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #26
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What kind of offroad trailer do you have? I want one but still havent figured out what kind I want.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:51 AM   #27
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Just in case there are others out there with questions about the trailer.
Kamparoo

I have owned it for 5 years now, it is super light at just under 700lbs unloaded, has a 8Gal water tank, 3.5" drop axle inverted, brake (for better control off-road), queen sized bed, add-a-room, Toyota 6 lug hubs, Tregg bros. off-road hitch and will get into places others cannot. I am extremely happy with this unit, well worth the money if you enjoy a queen bed and good sleep far away from the next nearest camper!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:03 AM   #28
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An old shot of the trailer doing what it does best...
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #29
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Wow. I like your pickup.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #30
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Sneek peek...


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Time for another update... Been a crazy few weeks, tore some ligaments in my knee which has slowed me down but not stopped me!

Things that have kept me busy:
-Airflow snork install: I have to say for a full kit I thought it would be easier... The top nut on this install is a complete and absolute PITA. If the guy that designed that nut to be there was in my garage when I was installing it... well, needless to say he wouldn't have been able to sit down with my boot in his .... you know! :-)
The other part that really PO'd me was the A-pillar drilling, the screws supplied were too big and thus mushroomed and stripped out my holes... squared the holes with the dremel, coated and glued in some plastic inserts... problem solved. oh and shaved down the screws! The results I am happy with so it's all good.
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So then comes along my BAMF order... these sliders while being my favorites were very costly to get to my door... but they look spectacular on the truck IMO. Love the fill plates! Couple hours of prep and "glued" them on!


Really like the look! Thanks Jerry for the great service!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #33
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Then it was time to get a bed rack quickly together for the roof top tent... I have mental plans for a nice expedition rack but I am limited by a trip that I am planning into the mountains this coming weekend so I need something quick!
Ended up with this as a start:

There will be some evolution on the rack when I get back since I'm not 100% on this version. I need to have my shovel and axe on the drivers side and I would like to incorporate some slots for Max Trax... hi-lift mounted on the front ARB? Decisions, decisions...
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:01 AM   #34
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Well just got back from a nice wheeling trip in the mountains and the truck amazed and astounded! Did manage to bung up the only weakness left on the truck and as such managed to hit the rear bumper just right so it twisted and knocked out my tail light... oh well, new rear bumper should be done in the next couple weeks...
Very happy with the new roof top tent rack, it worked like a charm on this trip, very nice, light and strong! It stood up to all the abuse I could throw at it!

And setup:


And the front shot:
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #35
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Great looking truck and I think I have seen it around town. Very nice and looking forward to seeing this beauty in person.
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Clean build! I wish I would have got the fill plates for my sliders.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #38
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Few more pics from the weekend of wheeling...
Summit:

Eezi awn:

the dirty girl:
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I'm sure it will be time to do some wheel bearings soon enough! :-)




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Wow finally getting around to some updates... the to do list on the truck is slowly getting done, but have been out of commission the last couple months after knee surgery but I did get the rear bumper on!

Here come the pics:
Full side shot, this is the Cruisin OffRoad offering and I have to say I'm damn impressed!


Back shot of the split pivots:


60" Hi Lift... nicely done!


Both pivots open... have to love those gas shocks on there!


A closeup of the beefy pivots... nice bearings in these too not cheap bushings!


Fantastic welds on this bumper... I have to say for the fit and finish of this product is impressive to say the least. Jason at CruisinOffRoad was excellent to deal with and while not the cheapest solution out there it was still some of the best money I've spent on this project... I would do it again in a second!
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