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Colorado B.S. Thread

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

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:05 AM
    jjmead1

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  2. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:27 AM
    bot102

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  3. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    oh man thats a bummer
     
  4. Nov 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM
    303tacoma

    303tacoma Bad Karma is a Bitch

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    I drove into work leaving at 4am
    It was so pleasant not dealing with anyone, and a lot of fun smashing the neighborhood..
     
  5. Nov 26, 2019 at 2:33 PM
    bot102

    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

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    Okay, the time has come for me to do an auxiliary fuse box/circuit break setup. Here's what I planned on getting. Anyone able to check my logic?

    -Custom panel to hold fuse box, circuit breaker, and possibly relay bar
    -Blue Seas Systems 12 slot Fuse box w/ neg terminal
    -Bussman 100a circuit breaker
    -Hella 4-way mini relay box?

    Planned to run 4ga or 8ga wire from battery to the circuit breaker, then circuit breaker to pos/neg terminal on fuse box. Then 12ga to any relay's from the fuse box?

    Now for relays, I currently only have 1 accessories set up with relay and inline fuse on my truck. Being my 40" roof rack light bar.

    To my understanding, you only need to relay thing that are switched (On/off button) or pull a draw of more than 10amps. Following the basic formula, amps x volts = watts, 10a x 12v(DC) = 120w. So I should put a relay on anything over 120w.

    When I get the fuse box setup, I will no longer have to have in-line fuses to the switch/accessories, but will I still need to put one between the relay and fuse box?

    Each fuse slot is rated up to 40a fuse, so 480w. The relay stuff is what is confusing me, anyone able to clear that up?
     
  6. Nov 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM
    In4aride

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    Best-Slope, Colorado
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    Pile of go slow parts.
    Pretty fluffy and deep for over night storm.

    00100lrPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20191126150152457_COVER.jpg

    ETA:
    we can already see the next storm moving in over the plateau. Looks like a good one.
    IMG_20191126_163947.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2019 at 4:24 PM
    Littles

    Littles Stupid is as stupid does

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    You have most of it right.

    I ran 4g to my blue sea for 100 max load.

    You do not need a fuse between the relay and fuse box. The hot wire coming off the fuse box powers the relay, and the relay is activated by a switch. The switch is powered by a separate circuit. The switch is not part of the circuit. It just activates it.

    I think those blue sea boxes are 30 amps per circuit, 100 amps max on the fuse block simultaneously. I only ran 14 gauge off my fuse panel to my accessories as that's what the leads were off the relays and that should be able to handle most 30amp circuits.

    You can buy that hella relay box if you want smaller relays, or just wire up your own relays. I have some 30 and 40 amp ones laying around with harnesses

    Next time I see you I'll walk you through what I did and how the relays work.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...l-and-b-s-thread.356319/page-17#post-17515964
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Well this was fun. Had just finished shoveling the driveway, had backed the truck up it, turned around to go inside and heard a scraping sound.
    BF14CE6D-2094-4225-BB77-EC8DB283E746.jpg C0BC0652-F173-4312-A19F-18952A72323F.jpg
    Yeah, turns out my truck slid down my still-icy driveway. Time to invest in some proper snow tires and/or salt.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    What hasn't been modified?
    :annoyed::annoyed::frusty:We’ve been over this a few times before...


    are you wanting a box with relays or not?
     
  10. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:17 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    Don't use salt if you own your home.
    You'll end up spalling out chunks of the concrete.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM
    bot102

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    The last time we talked about this was like back in July and I have shit memory. If I could get a 12 slot fuse box with relay's built in I'd do it. But blue seas only sells fuse boxes.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:21 PM
    teamhypoxia

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    Seeing how I just now finished shoveling my driveway, I can only conclude that
    A. Home Depot was out of shovels.
    2. The shovel immediately broke. Or
    III. You are currently stuck in a ditch somewhere.

    I really hope it's not the latter as my back is shot and I'm done for the night.
     
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  13. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    ONLINE LED STORE Waterproof Relay/Fuse Block for Automotive and Marine [6-Slot Bosch Style Relay Holder] [6-Slot Blade Fuse Holder] [Silicone Seals] Fuse Box for Jeep Boat Car Or Truck https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MR64XK1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_73D3Db1NNC89X

    Or like this, but cost more cause ya have to get the pin kits.
    COOPER BUSSMANN - 15303-4-0-4 - FUSE RELAY BLOCK, MINI, REAR TERMINAL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DRDMWNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_q5D3DbZHNT3MK

    Or like this, I’m interested in this one the most. https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/192107648451
     
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  14. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    My issue with some of those larger relay/all in one boxes is the size. I need to be able to fit it in the tray I buy. I need to draw everything up in CAD still, but with everything I previously listed this is what I'm looking at
    20191126_193856.jpg
     
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  15. Nov 26, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    That’s really good to know, because I’m pretty sure snow tires are a lot cheaper than a new driveway, thanks.
     
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  16. Nov 26, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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    I drove around all afternoon in 4WD low with the rear axle locked. The roads are nice and shitty in Boulder.
     
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  17. Nov 26, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Low? Keep it in high!
    When in doubt throttle out - hold it wide and let it slide bud! a little steer with the rear never hurt anyone.
    :cheers:
     
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  18. Nov 27, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    You should write a book with little sayings
     
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