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NYCO's '06 Boosted Blue Betty

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by NYCO, May 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Negative, have not done that yet, but will be looking to do that.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO [OP] go explore...

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    another productive weekend on the trucks.. got my driveshaft back from Bill's Driveshaft (ended up shortening it 2") and got that installed on Saturday.. finished wiring up the rear locker and started to relocate my front locker and compressor switches...

    back in business!
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    got to sort through a giant mess of wires... relocated my compressor switch from the engine bay into the truck and moved the front locker from left of the steering wheel to in front of my shifter... while in there, gutted all other wires since i'm going to a switch pro..
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    new layout of awesomeness... L>R compressor, front ARB, rear ARB, ADD switch
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    after getting the truck buttoned up again, turned our attention to the FJ... didn't get as far as i'd like, but we got the flush mount baja designs squadrons installed in the bumper and LP6's mounted up... the warrior bumper did not have fogs originally, so we had to cut the holes...what a pain, but glad it's done! thanks @tdubd for helping out with the projects :cheers:

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    on the next episode of Bob's Garage, get some power to the BD awesomeness just mounted on the FJ via S-Tech Switch System and get power back to the truck's lights via Switch Pro 9100
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    Gotta link for that add switch?
     
  4. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO [OP] go explore...

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  5. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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  6. Mar 18, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO [OP] go explore...

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    yea some of those important switches are nice to clearly define some times :)
     
  7. Mar 18, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO [OP] go explore...

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    the way the switch was originally installed by RST, engaging ADD was down... so i had to rotate my switch so the cover made sense..
     
  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    Yeah noticed that on the page and your pic
     
  9. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    3 weekends left to wrap up all projects... got damn close to getting both the S-Tech in the FJ and Switch Pro in the Taco hooked up this weekend... one great thing about making these changes is purging all of the old wires that have been cluttering up the trucks..

    spent my saturday afternoon cleaning out unneeded items from the FJ prepping for the S-Tech install... i have an Insane Audio headunit going in as well, so the dash remains apart for another weekend..
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    crazy the amount of crap i pulled out of the FJ from the prior owner that was never being used..
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    after cleaning out old wires and removing the old rock light distribution block, i found a spot by the secondary battery to mount the S-Tech. Overall pretty straight forward install. not as fancy as the Switch Pro, but pretty simple. run a wire inside for the switch panel, wire to a add-a-fuse to an ignition source, ground and power... there are six butt ends ready to go that you put your desired output in and clamp down. i have a blue seas fuse block still there which i use to run all the accessory grounds too...
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    next up was getting some shit wired up.. first up LP6.. .step one, cut off 80% of the harness
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    step two, figure out which wire does what... black = ground, yellow = connect to marker lights to control amber backlighting, red = low output, white = high output
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    the baja designs squadrons took a little extra effort since there was no harness made. they include plugs to connect to the lights, so i made my own harness...
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    and the results....

    squadrons with LP6 ambers
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    squadrons with LP6 lows
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    squadrons with LP6 highs
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    can't wait to get this in the desert and see what they can really do!!!

    not many pics from the taco progress... uninstalled my ditch lights. ran my switch pro wire inside and mounted the switch panel.
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    made a mount for the switch pro and distribution block. ran the output wires to the distribution block, then ran out of daylight.
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    next weekend will be connecting all the lights back up and adding some new lights to both rigs. hopefully install the Insane Audio in the FJ too.

    weekend after will be full fluid changes on both rigs and tire rotations. FJ spark plugs.

    final weekend before trip will be checking every nut and bolt...
     
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  10. Mar 29, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Looking good. I convinced my brother in law to get a switch pros and now I’d like to rip out all my old switches and start over.

    How are you wiring the lp6’s?
    I was thinking I’d do Amber with running lights or something, low with high beams, high with switch.. maybe?
     
  11. Mar 29, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    it comes with a double throw switch...one for high and one for low.

    i cut that all off since we're running the S-Tech in the FJ... so we'll have one button for high and one for low. the key is DO NOT HAVE BOTH ON AT THE SAME TIME! so if you do a switch pro or similar setup, you need to get that in your head to turn one off before turning the other on.. the switch pro has a double throw option built in where you can have two outputs function where the both can't be on which would be great for those lights.

    yellow wire for the ambers is tapped into the marker light/running lights.

    it was a great feeling getting rid of all the wires between the two trucks...i really wish they had this when i first started.. it's a big reason why i waited to get any additional lights on the FJ for so long... waiting to pick a route like this and do it clean. all of the old wiring was from the prior owner...
     
  12. Mar 29, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Thanks for all the info. Yea I wish they made these when I first started. Same thing with led lights.. been through more lights than I can count, just trying to keep up lol.
     
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  13. Mar 30, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Wait you can't have the low and high beam on at the same time??? Wtf?
     
  14. Mar 30, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    when you use the high setting, the low goes on... but if you have power going to both wires, you can mess up the internal circuit..

    look at the pics above, you can see the high has all lights on.

    @Gramps knows a bit more about what happens when you do that.. since he did it
     
  15. Mar 30, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Ahhh so the low circuit only fires the low floods and the "high" sends power to everything.

    Double the electricity double the light right? :p
     
  16. Mar 30, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    seems legit
     
  17. Apr 16, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    Switch Pros is the way to go! Also big thumbs up on the LP from BAJA DESIGNS
     
  18. Apr 20, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    Or so I thought. :D

    I don't know why they don't put something on the board to not let it overload by mistake. Cool thing is they warranted it. Sent my LP9s back and they put new boards in them and sent th back to me.
     
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  19. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    not that anyone cares, but placing this here as a service record... replaced lower uniballs over the weekend and got a fresh alignment... 240k 'ish... thanks you @Toytec Lifts for having some in stock for the last minute decision :cheers:

    delta joints planned for later in the summer...
     
  20. Aug 1, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    What made you decide it was time? I think ill need to replace upper & lower sometime soon.
     
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