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My Silver GSU Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by TSki, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Mar 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    jwctaco

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    Sounds like big fun
     
  2. Mar 12, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    Alright.. some mall ready KO2s and some Ray10s have been ordered. I am not willing to do a suspension out here due to shipping prices, so I will max out with 265/75/16 for now. I can always go ridiculous down the road at some point.. Excited for them to get here.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    Good choice on the Ray10's.what color? Thought they were sold out?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    I went straight matte black. I really like how that looks with ths silver truck. They have been sold out, but next shipment is expected in mid march, so not too much longer to wait. I figure since I can't do the suspension I want for a bit, I might as well spoil myself with a top pick for the wheels.
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    New braces on the front!! Now I just need to wait until my harness gets here to hook up the squadron pros!




     
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  6. Mar 20, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    Nothing fancy, adjusted the squadron pros so that they weren't blinding the birds, then switched out the internal for cool white LEDs.




    Then I'm thinking about adding some brake light guards off of eBay. Painted matte black first.

     
  7. Mar 27, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    New shoes!

    Before:


    After:

     
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  8. Mar 27, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Threw in the voodoo cross bars and storage bin this afternoon:


     
  9. Apr 22, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    Dual battery setup went in today, and the rock sliders came back from the powder coaters and went back on as well!





    Just waiting on the switch pro to get here, then I will clean up all the craziness with the wires.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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  11. Apr 22, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    Great looking truck! How do you like the dual battery setup so far? Easy to install? I've been debating doing it for quite some time, just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Also I see your in Kaiserslautern, we used to live in Weilerbach when my Dad was stationed at Ramstein.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    Ive been through weilerbach a couple of times.. not a bad area. Dual battery setup went in today, so not a lot of experience with it yet, but it went in nice and easy. I had to "massage the AC line" a bit as I sized up with the Group 34 batteries.
     
  13. May 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    Mounted the prinsu rack today.. both front and back!



     
  14. Jun 11, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    I added my scene lighting over this last weekend! Rigid Industries Scene lights. Did two each side and two in the back, with each side under independent control through the switchpro.


    This is my version of a bench test.. I need to figure out an easier way to do this..

    I decided to run all the wires through reinforced tubing. This allows me to run it under the truck without concern that its gonna get destroyed.


    The jig made this way easier. I ran regular string through first with a lead weight on the end to get it to gravity fall through. Then used the string to yank the wires through. I didn't go with my traditional red for power as I wanted to be able to easily distinguish on both ends.


    Got the wiring all cleaned up!

    The two on the back!

    Passenger Door

    Passenger rear

    430 in the morning so I could catch some darkness..

    And finally here is the driverside lit up.

    All in call this was a very easy install, these seem perfectly designed to fit into the Prinsu/KB Voodoo racks. I am looking forward to getting this truck out into a dark field so I can see how big of a ring of light I can throw.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    I am interested in seeing that test also. I ordered one of these lights as I wonder if they are bright enough.
     
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  16. Jun 15, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    Following for updates... Killer build man!! I'm inspired and will watch this closely...
     
  17. Jun 15, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    I appreciate the comments! I am really looking forward to getting onboard air installed, and then my RTT up next. I think I might save onboard water and maybe an aggressive dynamat project for late summer/early fall.
     
  18. Jun 15, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    Tyler what is the shop/axe mount that you are using?

    Also, make the trip to Innsbruck for Christmas, it is well worth it! *I was in Vicenza for 4years*
     
  19. Jun 15, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    It is: AX & SHOVEL MOUNT & ADAPT - Part # S/BD813 from https://www.4wheelparts.com

    That thing is stout. I am very happy with it.
     
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  20. Jul 1, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    Ok.. made things happened today.


    Ok.. a brief walkthrough in case anyone else is making this attempt. This was actually not bad at all:

    Disconnect your battery since you are messing around the column airbags and then have at it!

    1) Take the screws out for your visors, once the visor drops, disconnect the cable





    2) The little clips that hold the end of your visor are easy. They just require a 1/4 turn counter clockwise and then they pop out.




    3) Pull both your arm off as well. Its just three 10mm bolts. Two on the right in the grab handle, and one on the left hiding behind the "SRS - Airbag" emblem. Once the bolts are out, these will slide right off. You are not doing anything else with this area, they just had the corners of the headliner trapped.






    4) Check on your left arm for a small piece of headliner taped to the wires for some strange reason. I caught this before I started yanking on things but I could see it causing an issue otherwise.




    5) Drop your upper console. You can just fingernail the edges of this and pull it out. Once out, you have one cable in the back corner to unplug.




    6) On to the back. Your hangers in the back don't have screws. Pop the cover off and then you can take the metal clip out by squeezing it towards the middle. As a note, when reinstalling, you need to put the metal clip back in, and the cover on to secure it, before reinstalling into the headliner.






    7) The exact same steps as above apply to both grab handles.





    8) There are wires hanging all over the place that are hotglued to the headliner. You will need to work these out before fully dropping the headiner, otherwise you will be ripping wires out. I pulled these up, and ended up ziptying them out of the way rather than regluing.





    9) You can now drop the headliner. My recommendation now that I have done this project.. do it the same time you do the floor. With the seats in the way, the headliner doesn't come out of the truck. All you can do is drop it and work around it, which made things much more difficult.




    10) I started applying the Noico mat anywhere I can find metal. This stuff works great and was very easy to apply. On tricky areas, I would only peel one section, getting it into place, and then work its way up.





    11) I layered this stuff a bit, and I ended up going back and forth reattaching the battery to make sure that my sunroof would clear. Never had an issue, even with the mat and pad it never touches.




    12) I hit every opening I could find, down the sides, across the front, and behind where the upper console goes




    13) The pad goes up in the same way, and I reinforced it with some dynamat tape (Noico doesn't sell tape)




    14) You will want to use one of the rollers. I bought one with a metal roller and it certainly paid for itself today. Made smashing into all the corners much much easier.


    15) Reinstalling goes the same way. Your clips for grab handles, hooks, and visors will take a bit of extra pressure to snap back into place, but they didn't fight me too hard. Everything went good for me, and I am looking forward to having some more time so that I can rip out the seats and do the floor next!
     

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