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Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by wikid, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    wikid

    wikid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It just hasn't been on the priority list. I thought about SAC , but will probably wait or get a mini truck to build as a buggy. Or maybe I will just do stuff I can do with my truck and call it a day
     
  2. Aug 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    MYT4CO Well-Known Member

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    :ohsnap:amazing fj
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    A few upgrades
    This is the result from removing my rack, modifying it and making a little device to keep my light investment safe, legal and more stealth than it already was.
    This is the prototype.
    I am working on a drop in solution

    Click on the image for a little video clip
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    Here was the in process pictures
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    It required a rack modification
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    One bonus, is the ability to raise or lower the light, in very small increments. If I'm blinding the drivers in front of me, on the trail, I can bring it down some. Or I can raise it, to see something up high, a hill etc.

    This is pictures of the other lighting I installed during the light actuator mod
    I didn't pull the roof rack, but installed all of the lights

    I used the outer light tabs and welded a bracket to the outside frame of the roof rack, then painted it in a satin black to match the rack . It was a simple piece of 1x1/8th flat bar. The nice part is that I only needed to weld one side and bolted the other, The light position is actually perfect this way.

    It was too late to get a good shot of the mount
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    same bracket and attached the front pair of 2" ers. I added another welded bracket to mount the rears, going off to the side .[​IMG]

    These are the 2 in round version that puts out more light. I believe they put out 1300 lumens each [​IMG]

    The way it's wired, I have 3 circuits, each side and the rear .
    Here are a few bad pic, night time shots
    I will need to do some aiming ,after I try them out

    regular headlights
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    stealth bar
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    Side lights will need adjusting , but I think the coverage is fine
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    This was a really dark area
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    crappy pic
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    All the wiring is now ran, inside the outer tubes of the rack
     
  4. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Just a few other items of importance .
    I upgraded the Head unit
    Kenwood 9990hd with all the fixins

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    It's sort of installed . I have to talk to the stereo shop tomorrow . My iPod classic isn't wanting to be recognized, yet the Kenwood logo and what song is playing on the hd radio, appears in the window of the iPod . Not sure what's happening there, but I am sure there's a easy fix to it

    [​IMG]

    The difference in sound versus using the stock head unit , going through a 4 channel and and sub is simply amazing.

    The blue tooth downloaded my entire address book .
     
  5. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    While I was doing the stereo upgrade ...

    I Went ahead and wrapped the center console with white carbon fiber
    I think it came out pretty good and I like the that it isn't in your face.
    Here are a few pics [​IMG]

    Probably not that good of the time a day to take pics, maybe I will get better ones later .
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Your truck is SOOOOOO bad ass! I met you at the SDHQ/Lucas Oil Races at the end of March......truck is one of my favorites!
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    The Woodsman

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    A bunch of mods :)
    Hey Don ! Nice to see you here.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks James
    Next year. ii If you go to the Summit... Lets do a trail together. Maybe a wildcat trail :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    A bunch of mods :)
    That's a possibility. After five years of attendance, I've been meaning to explore something other than the regular trails. I plan to be at Moab before the Summit too.
     
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