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Wheelerkr2's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by wheelerkr2, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    wheelerkr2

    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nice meeting you too, its good to put faces to the rigs on here.

    You're talking about the tailgate theft mod right? i have them on both sides, thanks for the heads up though!

    and I think I'm gonna go with demello bolt on sliders, seems to be the least amount of holes i would have to drill in the frame.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    Ahh, that'll help slow the thieves down. The one on the left side isn't doing anything since it's a solid "hinge" and not slotted like the right side.

    After having bolt-ons I'd go ahead and just some weld-ons and be done with it. Mine creak and make groaning noises when I use the hi-lift on them.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    i would prefer weld ons for that reason and because they are usually cheaper, but the truck is still in my dads name and i don't see him going for something that welds to the frame. I also can't weld and don't know of a reputable fab shop near me that could do it.

    edit: just checked out your build to see what sliders you had, i like those since theres no drilling required and i saw first hand that they are strong enough haha
     
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  4. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Got it! Too bad Famous Fabrication isn't making his anymore. No drilling, used all pre-existing holes.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    damn, i just edited my last post cause i checked out your build and saw what sliders you had. those would be ideal in my situation :mad:
     
  6. Dec 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Installed my OME drive shaft spacer today, took care of some mild take-off vibes i was getting after the lift install.

    spacers and new bolts and washers:
    [​IMG]

    installed, took pic before i tightened them all the way:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 28, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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  8. Dec 28, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Got a Husky 111 piece mechanics tool set as a xmas gift, I am no longer at the mercy of others for tools!

    To do list before the Jan 18th flagpole run:
    order and install LR UCA's
    install CB
    depending on how fast the nerf bars sell, sliders...
     
  9. Dec 28, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Make sure to get an alignment after the UCA's.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    Definitely gonna do that, tired of looking like \____/ got most the money for then for Xmas, gotta get paid and then ordering. Cb comin from Amazon, don't know what antenna set up to go with yet.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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    Installed CB today

    image_zps9f248e05_9125fc6b95e3fa9fee86ef57a2a2d60297085f7c.jpg

    bought a super cheap magnet mount antenna from walmart but the wire wasn't long enough. going to radioshack tomorrow to see if i can get a different antenna and longer wire.

    LR UCA's are backordered from headstrongoffroad :mad: should ship out on tuesday though.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM
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    Got an antenna kit from radioshack today, used the rail mount and mounted it to the fishing rod holder i made a while back. Not the prettiest but it works for me.

    IMG_4195_zpsa5dfb3d2_7ee9438b3ff8bd8ccfb573e5a141e1a8318f540c.jpg

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    Just need to get it tuned

    Also got the exhaust dumped right after the rear axle

    IMG_4198_zps54ba4d8c_8de0e17dbbc53b1c8abb1a70f7daf18221c834ce.jpg
     
  13. Jan 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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    I have the same CB mounted in the same spot, but i used industry strength velcro, no holes have been drilled :cool: lol but everything is looking good man, im prob gonna get some UCA's eventually when i see a good deal pop up, i havent gotten an alignment yet either and everything is still smooth as butter.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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    I tried to use velcro but it didn't stick... haha and i drilled into the little cubby so if i absolutely have to i can just get another one where and how did you mount the microphone, I'm still looking for a place to put it. and thanks man, probably gonna stop mods after UCA's for a bit, gotta recoup some funds.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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    I took one of the blank switches and drilled two holes and mounted my mic there, very clean looking, i get my truck back today so i'll take a pic of it later today.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2014 at 11:23 AM
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    Ahhh that's a good idea, thanks man! :thumbsup:
     
  17. Jan 3, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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    I've noticed a clunking noise every time its around 35 degrees or below outside. When i turn the wheel to the left or right theres a distinct clunk that feels like its coming from the front.

    any idea what could be causing this or how to fix it?
    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  18. Jan 3, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    here for the chick. nice truck tho lol
     
  19. Jan 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    haha got another one! thanks man :thumbsup:
     
  20. Jan 4, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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    Anyone know of an off road gps app for iPhone? i got a few iTunes gift cards and nothing to buy haha
     

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