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Offline DBAX

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #195 on: January 23, 2017, 10:48:30 AM »
Truck's looking beastly Justin.  8)
I got your "Jeep thing", now it burns when I pee..

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #196 on: January 23, 2017, 10:53:00 AM »
Truck's looking beastly Justin.  8)

Thank you! I am super happy with it. I honestly don't even feel the need to make ANY changes right now. However, in the next year or two, a rear tire carrier is a must, so I have a place for my spare.
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #197 on: January 23, 2017, 12:17:37 PM »
Just about ready for GoneMoab  8)

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #198 on: January 31, 2017, 08:48:48 AM »
Added an ARB bumper.  Took way longer than I thought, but the plastic is cut perfectly.  Lots of little problems, but none were insurmountable.

Problem I discovered was the lights, when wired in parallel with existing lights (not headlights), caused the turn signals to fail.  I replaced the ARB bulbs with some LED's from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/UNIQUE-BARGAINS-2-Pcs-White-1156-13-5050-SMD-LED-Light-Bulb-Tail-Turn-Backup-Trailer-5007-1129/49026772) and they work perfectly.

Don't think I chose these bulbs at random - these bulbs require a shunt resistor to work as a direct replacement.  Their resistance is so high that turn signal systems will think the bulb has burned out - exactly what I needed when adding a bulb in parallel to the existing circuit.
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #199 on: January 31, 2017, 11:39:05 AM »
Added an ARB bumper.  Took way longer than I thought, but the plastic is cut perfectly.  Lots of little problems, but none were insurmountable.

Problem I discovered was the lights, when wired in parallel with existing lights (not headlights), caused the turn signals to fail.  I replaced the ARB bulbs with some LED's from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/UNIQUE-BARGAINS-2-Pcs-White-1156-13-5050-SMD-LED-Light-Bulb-Tail-Turn-Backup-Trailer-5007-1129/49026772) and they work perfectly.

Don't think I chose these bulbs at random - these bulbs require a shunt resistor to work as a direct replacement.  Their resistance is so high that turn signal systems will think the bulb has burned out - exactly what I needed when adding a bulb in parallel to the existing circuit.

So if we add a LED light in parallel with the blinkers it will function the same?
Do the ARB ones have 2 modes(low and high) as i like to run with the markers only on alot.

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #200 on: January 31, 2017, 12:44:02 PM »
Added an ARB bumper.  Took way longer than I thought, but the plastic is cut perfectly.  Lots of little problems, but none were insurmountable.

Problem I discovered was the lights, when wired in parallel with existing lights (not headlights), caused the turn signals to fail.  I replaced the ARB bulbs with some LED's from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/UNIQUE-BARGAINS-2-Pcs-White-1156-13-5050-SMD-LED-Light-Bulb-Tail-Turn-Backup-Trailer-5007-1129/49026772) and they work perfectly.

Don't think I chose these bulbs at random - these bulbs require a shunt resistor to work as a direct replacement.  Their resistance is so high that turn signal systems will think the bulb has burned out - exactly what I needed when adding a bulb in parallel to the existing circuit.

So if we add a LED light in parallel with the blinkers it will function the same?
Do the ARB ones have 2 modes(low and high) as i like to run with the markers only on alot.

"It depends."

If the LED light is made to be a drop-in replacement, probably not.  Turn signal systems assume a high-resistance bulb is a burned out bulb and won't work properly (fast blink).  So many (most?) LED bulbs have a shunting resistor built-in (or optional) to fake out the turn signal to think it's an incandescent bulb.  I took advantage of that design and got a bulb that "requires a resistor to function" and put it in the socket which was in parallel with the existing signals.  And it worked.
2015 Pro-4X with solar panel and inverters.  Skid plates.  Sasa Sliders. 2" rear lift.  ARB front bumper+10K winch.  OME front suspension. Front bumper camera.  Molle panels.
>>>>>TotM: 07/16 03/17 10/17 <<<<<

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #201 on: January 31, 2017, 05:06:09 PM »
Nothing. Parts of the engine everywhere, still.
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #202 on: January 31, 2017, 08:16:30 PM »
New front driveshaft U joint and drivers side wheel hub.

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #203 on: February 05, 2017, 02:07:44 PM »
Changed out the cabin air filters.  Finished connecting the lights and added a Blue Sun vinyl tat.
2015 Pro-4X with solar panel and inverters.  Skid plates.  Sasa Sliders. 2" rear lift.  ARB front bumper+10K winch.  OME front suspension. Front bumper camera.  Molle panels.
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #204 on: February 05, 2017, 03:27:38 PM »
While i changed my engine oil went ahead and drained my front diff fluid double check on how my front locker is doing.

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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #205 on: February 08, 2017, 12:27:39 PM »
Just did the easiest spark plug change EVER!
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #206 on: February 08, 2017, 12:28:06 PM »
Changed out the cabin air filters.  Finished connecting the lights and added a Blue Sun vinyl tat.

Needs more lights
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #207 on: February 08, 2017, 01:25:39 PM »
Alternator replacement at 168k miles.
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #208 on: February 08, 2017, 05:53:37 PM »
Changed out the cabin air filters.  Finished connecting the lights and added a Blue Sun vinyl tat.

Needs more lights

Don't tempt me - I can put another 32" bar in the center and the wiring is already there :)
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Re: What have you done to your AZXC "X" today?
« Reply #209 on: February 13, 2017, 09:45:57 PM »
Replaced stock Bilsteins with OME with 1.25" lift.  Raised front to 37.0"  (Time to raise the rear another inch.)
2015 Pro-4X with solar panel and inverters.  Skid plates.  Sasa Sliders. 2" rear lift.  ARB front bumper+10K winch.  OME front suspension. Front bumper camera.  Molle panels.
>>>>>TotM: 07/16 03/17 10/17 <<<<<