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Stikle's Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by stikle, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Sep 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    stikle

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    AdvanceAutoParts.com had a $40 off > $100 purchase, so it ended up costing me $120.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Lifted with shackle lift and spacers. Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks. Plasti dipped fender flares. Kenwood headunit and door speakers. DUAL 12" sub with 250 watt amp. Footwell LED light strips. Underhood waterproof LED light strips. Blue LED map light(meant to get white but I like it). LED reverse light.
    Ok so where did you hook up the led's under the hood? I know youve got the pin switch but where is it hooked up to get power? Everything looks awsome man!!!
     
  3. Sep 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    stikle

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    Thanks!

    I ran the wires down the driver's side through some split loom, then continued on with the the positive going to battery positive and the negative to the pin switch. The pin switch grounds to the body so make sure the surface is clean above and below. You might even have to remove a little paint around the hole to get to bare metal. I used an existing hole for the pin switch and it worked out perfectly

    Here's a picture of the wiring with quick disconnect at the bottom. If you look closely at the hood bolt, you'll see a little bit of blue. I used a ring connector on the bolt, and then zip tied the split loom to the blue plastic part to hold it in place. Could have even ran a little wire around the loom and crimped both ends into the ring connector. I just thought of that. Might go back and do that just so it looks a little cleaner.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Sep 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    And for today's mod...it was more of a fix. I had a dent in the rear side bed where someone hit and ran me, and the one on the fender where I dropped a 3/4" piece of plywood on edge. Oops. :mad:

    So today I had a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) guy show up and he fixed both for a whole $300. Amazing job, the dents are completely gone!

    Fender before:

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    Fender after:

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    Bed before:

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    Bed after:

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    I'm a PDR believer!

    In the Portland area:

    The Ding Bat
    Paintless Dent Removal
    Mobile Service – they come to you
    www.thedingbat.net
    503.554.0241
    503.519.7823 cell

    1400 E. 1st Street
    Newberg, OR 97132
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Tribull

    Tribull Only women shave beneath the neck.

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    I'm going to do something very similar to this, with the exception of the switch style (I'm going to use an on/off 2 terminal switch), and was wondering how you fastened the LED strip to your hood. I'm starting with a 72" LED strip with 3M adhesive backing on it, but I just don't see the adhesive holding for that long, especially with the engine heating it up.

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  6. Sep 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    stikle

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    I briefly thought about that, but didn't see a need to be able to permanently turn them off. If the hood's open then there's a reason and let there be light.

    This strip had the 3M backing too. It seems to be mostly holding ok so far (I'm monitoring). Where it wasn't was the two bends in the upper corners. The strip doesn't lay exactly flat there so kinda pulled up. What I did for that was squirt some silicone under it. I used the kind that goes on white and dries clear. I also went back and did that down on the split loom where the wires go into it. Much cleaner looking to have it flush to the hood rather than sagging.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    Tribull

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    Brilliant! Thanks man!
     
  8. Sep 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    stikle

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    You bet! I'd also test fit your LED strip and make sure you clean the crap out of the metal where it's going to go. I had 16 years of engine gunk caked up there and no way would the 3M have stuck.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Look at build!
    Hood lights are awesome! I did something similar but only use 2 little square pod leds like what I have under the truck for rock lights.. Looks Good!
     
  10. Sep 16, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Thanks stikle! Im not very handy with electrical stuff haha im suprised my subwoofer hasnt blown up yet
     
  11. Sep 17, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    stikle

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    <Old coupon codes removed>
     
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  12. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    stikle

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    I discovered that all four CV boots were leaking. The rubber felt pretty stiff, so it was probably just time to replace them anyway. 16 years...seems reasonable to me.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    Ordered new Empis from Amazon and had them put on yesterday:

    [​IMG]

    I don't remember which ones were outer and inner, but here they are:

    Two of these:
    Empi boots

    and two of these:
    Empi Boots

    Parts - $77
    Labor - $200
    Not getting all greasy and frustrated: Priceless
     
  13. Oct 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    How are the hood lights holding up so far now that you have had them up for a while?
     
  14. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    stikle

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    I just went and looked...no problem! I think cleaning the surface where they were going to stick to made the difference between success and failure. Also the two corners where the strip had to bend are still sticking just fine after I siliconed them.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    stikle

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    Slow going mod-wise these days. Not sure what else I want to do. Well, I have a couple things in the works, but for now I just added a couple more decals:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Oct 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    Did you wire a fuse Inline with the + on the led strip? Just curious how to wire them up I just ordered all the parts I was inspired its a cool mod!!

    So the + off the strip goes to battery, do you think I could just jump it off the + wire for my driving lights or led bar, then the ground goes to the switch. Seems pretty straight forward I'm always afraid of electrical fires, and my positive terminal on my battery can't possibly take any more wires haha.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    stikle

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    Sorry...been a long weekend away from the computer.

    And yes, there's a fuse up by the battery. That's all starting to get kludgy so I'll probably have to clean that up at some point. So many individual wires and fuses now. I foresee a fuse block in my future.

    Mine's probably a fire waiting to happen, but so far it all works. I guess as long as each + line is fused then it should be ok...I hope. :D

    If you want to jump off an existing +, you're probably going to be ok.

    *DISCLAIMER: I'm not an electrician. If your truck burns down I'll cry with you but won't pay for it.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    stikle

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    This weekend's activities:

    • Installed new rotors
    • Installed new ceramic brake pads
    • Installed and wired my rear light switch to the ignition accessory so the text lights up
    • Used split loom to clean up the wiring all the way to the back end - PITA
    • Conscripted a buddy to help me make rear light mounting brackets
    • Painted the brackets and mounted the lights to the tow hitch frame.
    • Washed her

    Rear Light switch by OTRATTW.

    I intentionally made the bracket extend slightly past the end of the lights just to add a little more protection.

    Here are the lights that I used:
    18w 6 LED 1360 Lumen 6000K

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  19. Oct 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    bayareataco

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    Haha it ended up working out good, I'm in the same boat I need a fuse block badly.

    Those back up lights are nice!
     
  20. Nov 3, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    BigE95Taco

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    Just put the hood lights on. They look awesome and really light things up. Thanks for posting it for every one to see.
     
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