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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:08 AM
    Apollo14

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    Everyone kept telling to get gas at every opportunity because there’s nothing between Amarillo and Raton. Fun fact: I topped off three times in between there and never got below 3/4 tank (with a double axle trailer). Maybe they all drove RVs with 10-gal tanks? Lol

    Also, it’s the drive from IH-10 to Lubbock that really blows. Gotta stay on alert for the distant song of banjos.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Only time I’ve ever been pulled over out of state was on I-10 in west Texas, bought an Audi in San Antonio and drove it home, set the cruise at 82 (80mph zone) was pulled over within minutes for speeding :rofl:
     
  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Welcome! You picked a great area too! I'd be surprised if the guys at RCI don't know you by first name soon.
    Take it easy on the Rav4 though, there is one local that I've been on trails with and although he's got to be hard on his right pedal in some areas it was surprisingly capable. I mean he's not rock crawling but to each their own on the overlanding vehicles.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    This is what I was thinking. If you've got an array of panels and you're really trying to properly control the charging it would make sense. I knew at most I'd have 2 panels (where i'd put them i have no idea, my single takes up half my prinsu now) so I opted for the basic PWM and it has worked great. Yea the draw from me running the shower, and fridge, and lights hardly even pulls what that panel puts back in. Never worried about running out.
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Speaker repair failed. Voice coil is trashed from running for so long without the foam surround. Time to find new speakers
     
  6. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:58 AM
    kashtyaatsi

    kashtyaatsi Owns a Dodge Now

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    No kidding. Almost every time I go race in texas I get pulled over. Never ticketed since it's always been less than five over, but it's ridiculous!
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    I'm going to be running 2 50W panels on top of a roof rack. No Aux battery, just going to primary to save money for now.

    The other thing I am debating is where to mount the controller. I could do it inside one of the seat cabbies in the cab, or get a waterproof one and just mount it into the bed sides. Just don't know how much heat they put out
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    I have mine inside of a sealed box with everything else, i've never checked heat coming off but it has enough space around it. I don't think heat will be an issue.
    Go through the cab vents? If you don't use the sharkfin I've seen people go in that way too. I guess it depends on how you would prefer to run the wires to the battery, through the firewall or under the cab?
     
  9. Mar 17, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    Little update on the buget built land crusier. check out what @YamaDirtrider and @Red Baron hooked up for me.


    Before
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    Looks great, strong AF and much better departure angles. we have some recovery points in the works for back here as well.

    My question to yall is, black it out or clear coat it for the mad max look?
     
  10. Mar 17, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    Time to tear apart.

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  11. Mar 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Yeah I thought about going through the shark fin just because of the fact I'm OCD when it comes to wires/cable management.

    I think I might just screw the controller into the bed side, then get some decently insulated wires and run everything along the frame to the engine bay.

    Only thing is making the wires coming down from the panel's look nice. Might try some of these to make the cable look nice, stick them to the body of the truck on the way down to the controller. https://www.amazon.com/eBoot-Pieces-Adhesive-Management-Holder/dp/B01HR9VS4I
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Imma call it 20.25" on both sides at the moment. I can't find the numbers from when I first got it, not that they should be any different. I might not even have written the front down, since I think the only time I did was the first time the rear springs were replaced and that was all that was changing/I was concerned about.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    Wow the stock speakers really put the TRD in turd

    Talk about you vs the guy she told you not to worry about

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    That'd probably work just fine. I'm actually attaching my panel to my prinsu today. I have brackets that I used to attach it to the basket that I'm going to use on the prinsu and the bed rack to hold the cables. I'll take some pics when it's done.
    As long as the adhesive on those holds up to the elements you're probably good. Do you have an RTT that goes on? It looks like from your pic you wouldn't hardly see the wires anyway if it would be on
     
  15. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Yeah I have a RTT. There are a lot of different options I'm considering with it. From making a bracket to go on the rack to just screwing it into the bed
     
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  16. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    This is what I just did for the cables. I may relocate them more up inside but my main concern is keeping them off the paint and rattling.
    When I had them in the basket worked their way down to the roof and rubbed some paint off.
    From here I just zip tied the cables together and tied them in to the bed rack. You won't even see them when my RTT is on and they are secure. Plus this way I can disconnect and remove my battery box easily if needed.
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  17. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    What gauge wire did you use? I was going to do 10
     
  18. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    It was all a package deal and it came with 10 gauge. 20 feet of it which was way overkill. 15 feet of that is wrapped in a loop. Most definitely wasting energy.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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