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They fixed my Maxima build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by mutilatedjak, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Nice truck man!! Great pics!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM
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    Thanks!

    update,
    Got some lightforce 170's on the front, cant wait to test em out this weekend
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  3. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    I just defended my thesis, and as a gift to myself, an awesome ARB bumper woot!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Sick bumper! Great build thread! Keep the pics and videos in paradise coming! Just curious what your thesis was about??
     
  5. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    now that my thesis is all done I plan on doing more work on my truck and getting out on the dirt more!

    my thesis is the DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE NANORESINS EMPLOYING GRAPHENE NANOSHEETS AND CARBON NANOTUBES

    in short, I assume you know of carbon fiber, a compposite made from carbon and epoxy, out of the two, the epoxy is the weak part, one way to make the system stronger is by starting with the weakest part, so I mix in nanoparticles, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, which strengthens the epoxy, thus making the entire carbon fiber composite stronger

    dont worry its as unsexy and nerdy as the title makes it seem heh heh
     
  6. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Glad your defense of the thesis went well! We got to enjoy in the pics/build of the new bumper!! Will watch the thread for more pics now that you have a little more time! :D
     
  7. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Here are my most recent mods....
    Relentless sliders...woot!
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  9. Sep 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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  10. Sep 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    I also removed the sway bar and the truck rides sooo much better. It is smoother over every bump, sure a little more sway in the corners, but with the quality rear leaf pack and my front King CO's dialed up a bit it feels really planted. Plus when I took the truck in the dirt, there are a few sections on the trail where I normally get a tire in the air, and because I dont have lockers yet, I have to back up and get some momentum to clear. Not anymore! the flex is real nice, all the tires stay planted.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    is there a right up on how you connected the front mount camera to the rearview mirror?
     
  12. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    I havnt seen one before. I found the wiring diagram to the rear view mirror (i will have to dig for the link) and I found the video signal wire. I then cut it, and added in a switch to swap between the front video feed and the back video feed. You also need to do the any time back up camera mod, because a front cam doesn't do you much good if you can only have it on in reverse heh heh

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    the switch has 2 positions and three tabs. The center tab is the video feed to the mirror and the switch just picks which camera signal to send to the mirror
     
  13. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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  14. Sep 22, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Wow thanks for all of this, really appreciate it. I have been looking for something like this to do, but everyone does it with a alpine head unit or something. Just a few questions/clarifications though

    1.So i would have the anytime backup camera (abc) switch in the offf position, then i would turn the switch you have in the diagram to the front cam, and then front cam video appears?


    2.)How is the front camera powered? is it from the the connectors you have posted or is that connector the video wire?
     
  15. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    that is only the positive video wire in my pic. The negative wire was spliced to the negative of the video input to the mirror, denoted by the -V in the wiring diagram I linked to. I ran the power for it through the fire wall and did an add a fuse. Since the power is 12v you could hook it directly to the battery or an aux fuse block or wherever. Another key which I learned the hard way (cost was $15 for a cheap cam so not that bad) but reverse cameras send a reverse image. So if you use a back up/reverse cam for the front,image will be reversed. They sell cams with the option to cut a wire and have a normal image

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004V9G8QQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
    That is the camera I got. Works well!
     
  16. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    I am doing some more electrical work on my truck soon so I can double check and take pics of the wiring I did. Would be better than my ms paint schematic heh heh
     
  17. Sep 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    super thanks for all the info. Subd for any other info
     
  18. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    I have had my twin ARB compressor sitting in my closet for 6 months and I finally had the chance to install it.

    I started by making an aluminum bracket to hold the water separator/filter
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    Then I attached the bracket to the 2 gallon Firestone tank
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    I mounted the tank under the AC plug cubby under the bed.
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    Then I bolted the compressor under the bed where the spare goes. I think there is enough clearance to put the spare back if I want...
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    Bolts through the bed which attach to the ARB compressor bracket
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    Here you can see some of the plumbing and my manifold. I have a blow off valve, gauge, line to inside the cab for a gauge, connection to the tank, and the output to a quick disconnect.
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    Here is my airline connection. Tucked away from trail damage. Once I get an after market bumper I will relocate the connection.
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    I know you want to keep DC lines as short as possible, but I just couldnt find a good spot to mount it in the engine bay, hence why it is under the bed. So I had to run wires along the inside of the passenger frame rail and up into the engine bay, finally to my battery. I have the switch inside my glove box until I find a permanent mounting location. I did add split loom and ziptie all of the black airline up and out of the way (after I took pics)

    Everything works great and I can fill up two tires with the amount in the tank (if the compressor is off) Even though I only have one connection for my airline to fill my tires, the orange ARB line is long enough to reach all of my tires from the back of my truck. I may add a thin aluminum splash guard just to protect the compressor a bit.

    Now I just need to add in an ARB rear locker heh heh.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    The U-bolts that came with my Alcans were too short for my current allpro leaf pack, so I ordered some grade 8 U bolts. They were slightly thicker than my current ones so I had to mill out the U bolt axle plate thingy to accommodate them.

    Now my suspension is pretty much set, but then I see Icon has those bolt on hydro rear bumps... and I am tempted to sell my rear fox shocks so I can get some rear Kings to match my front CO's...what to do heh heh
     
  20. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    Some new upgrades woot!

    Safari really needs to make a snorkel for the 2nd gen tacomas...if FJ's get em, why dont we? I read through all of the threads and thought I was prepared but it still took a long time heh heh.

    Like others have said, if you have the cruiser outfitters template, move the holes rearward by 0.5 in. I also didnt realize how much the front bottom corner of the snorkel dents into the sheet metal...granted I am not crying that much since I just cut a huge hole in my fender...heh. I have seen a few people who didnt have to trim any sheet metal from the engine bay..sadly I wasnt that lucky. I didnt need to cut into the crumple zone so all in all not bad.
    crying at the holes
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    Final plumbing
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    Close up of the engine bay trim and so forth
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    Pau!
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    Relentless Skid plate action:
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    I still need to reroute my exhaust and get the 3rd skid
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    Overall the skids seem good, haven't bashed into anything yet, but when I do I will update. I will have to post pics of the welds later and get your opinions, I am not as up to speed on Al as I should be. It seems the bend radius's are the same on the Al ones as the steel ones...which worries me a little bit. All in all the product looks good, but you just have to wait longer than you would hope to get items from Eric (nothing new there heh).
     
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