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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:32 pm

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Buttons look stock. Great placement.

Thanks, I thought they blended pretty well.

I finished the install today and they work! So far, the wife hasn't noticed the buttons... This seems to be $60 well spent! I didn't really take any pictures of the install since I was busy. The wiring was easy, removing the seats was easy and the installation of the buttons was easy. Installing the pads in the seat was a PITA!

One major note that I figured out is that the relays included with the Ebay heated seat kits are NOT relays for the power! The relays only switch from high to low. For now I'm running the power from Add-a-fuses in the fuse box. They work, but I'll add a separate relay at some point since I don't want to stress the stock fuse box in any way.

I'll give more accurate reviews on the seats themselves once I have more seat time (pun intended).
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:55 pm

Wow those seats will be nice this winter!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:13 am

I got to use them for the first time tonight... Awesome toasty buns! Low setting was comfortably warm and high was a little too hot for 48 degrees out... More info to come with more "testing".
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:00 pm

Okay, heated seats are one of the best mods for $60!! The low setting is perfect for day to day, the high setting is perfect for quickly heating your butt or possibly cooking burgers.

On an unrelated note: I've started the process for beefing up the underside of the truck! I dropped off my spare set of spindles with a friend to get all gusseted up. Since I don't have the clearance to run All Pro or Total Chaos gussets, and neither works with my sway bar and Light Racing UCAs, it'll be a custom job, so I'm curious to see what he comes back with.
I'm also going to order new rear lower link frame mounts and cut the factory ones off since they're pretty badly mangled. When the new link mounts get welded on, my new beefier lower links should be installed as well. The same friend doing the gusseting will be making the lower links at the same time.

As usual, once I have pictures of anything, I'll post them. More projects to come as more money comes or as I can do more labor swaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:55 pm

who is doing your lower links?? cant wait to see what you do...are they going to be adjustable or not?
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:21 am

Total chaos gussets don't work with the lr uca?
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:21 am

Lr (light racing)
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 am

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who is doing your lower links?? cant wait to see what you do...are they going to be adjustable or not?

One of the engineers over at Hendrick Motorsports. He does some work on the side, and I decided to go with a fixed length since I don't plan on needing anything adjustable.

And no, the Total Chaos gussets do not work with the Light Racing UCAs. There's not enough room to fit the castle nut on the UCA once the gusset is welded in.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:00 pm

hey Ryan are the LCAs gonna be Heim Joints or Johnny Joints?? just curious...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:06 pm

Johnny Joints!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:07 pm

cool...thats what im gonna go with when i get around to making mine...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:21 pm

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who is doing your lower links?? cant wait to see what you do...are they going to be adjustable or not?

One of the engineers over at Hendrick Motorsports. He does some work on the side, and I decided to go with a fixed length since I don't plan on needing anything adjustable.

And no, the Total Chaos gussets do not work with the Light Racing UCAs. There's not enough room to fit the castle nut on the UCA once the gusset is welded in.





Well, if that's the case does anyone want a set of TC gussets? i have abrand new set still in the box. guess i wont be using them.



Also do you think you could see if he could make a double set? just asking....
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:54 pm

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/suspension-steering-tech/146802-gusseted-spindles-incompatible-light-racing-uca.html

I'm probably gonna run mine for a bit to make sure there are no issues. If that goes well, I'll make sure my current set is straight, then gusset those up and sell them. Keep an eye out here as I get farther along on this project. If my gusseted spindles work for me, I know they'll work for stock wheel offsets and other applications.


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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:59 pm

i will keep my eye open. although i am not sure about my offset right now, my rims aren't stock and i'm not sure about the offset or back spacing....
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:08 pm

Some beef showed up in the mail today!!



Ruff Stuff weld on rear LCA mounts!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:35 pm

NICE!!! so basically your cutting the stock hangers off and replacing with these right??

3/16" thick or 1/4" ..i cant tell from the pic..

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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:05 pm

It's all 1/4", but yeah, the stock ones are going to be cut off and these will be welded back on. I'm going to inboard them slightly so that they align with the frame better. I doubt I'm going to bend these any time soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:25 pm

oh no you wont bend those..thats for sure...im looking at raising the shock mounts to maybe actually axle height...if it can be done i will do it..and id like to rework the rear lcas...longer and make it a 3 link...get rid of the upper CAs...im working on how to do it..
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:04 pm

Sneak peak of wiring project to come:

I need something with at least 8 relays and sPODs are way too expensive in my opinion, especially to buy two of them. Solution? A Cooper Bussmann RFRM fuse/relay block with room for 10 relays and 40 fuses. It's got two bus bars, so I'll probably do one always hot and the other on with ignition. The good news is that this is much more water proof than the sPODs, uses the same mini fuses as the rest of the truck and is much cheaper as well. I shouldn't outgrow this thing anytime soon!

Pictured: new fuse box


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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:29 pm

Ryan that is bada$$...what is the max voltage on that thing?? what all can it handle??looks well built and hefty!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:07 pm

It'll hold up to 200 amps of actual load, 100 amps on each side. Basically it's the equivalent to a heavy duty version of the truck's stock box.
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:17 pm

great for winches then i assume??

on another note..i have a possible wiring project for US ....LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:35 pm

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great for winches then i assume??

on another note..i have a possible wiring project for US ....LOL
Me too! Light bar!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:39 pm

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bigdogdewey2 wrote:
great for winches then i assume??

on another note..i have a possible wiring project for US ....LOL
Me too! Light bar!!!

LOL...BT is the NCFJ video Guru...and of course Ryan is the wiring Guru...
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PostSubject: Re: Speedrye build   Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:45 pm

Update: FedEx delivered Metri-pack parts today!

The black parts are male and female Delphi plugs. The metal parts are
male and female terminals that insert in to both the Delphi plugs and
the main box itself. The green parts are just basic rubber plugs that
plug the blank holes or go on the wires and plug up the back of the
connectors or fuse box. The relay is well, a relay and I wanted to make
sure I was getting the correct kind before ordering too many...
There are a lot of other options in the Metri-pack 280 line as well.

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