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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:54 am

2wagons1driveway wrote:Truss that thing! Fuck does no one listen! Lol


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Was out playing around tonight and I am blown away how the truck feels at speed over bumps. The harder you push it the better the Kings work. I also realized I'm going to get myself in trouble. A truss is on the list.

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Post by olyelr » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:41 pm

Hey mister Reloaderguy, did you replace you front track bar when you put the coils on? If not, how far off center is the axle? I would suspect the rear is fine if it is at stock ride height....

Are the actual lift numbers still at 1.5" front and 0" rear, or have the springs settled some?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:09 am

Yes, I replaced the front track bar. The axle is not centered, probably offset by .5". You won't be able to center the axle, the factory bar is already the max length you can run before metal on metal contact. I think the rear needs a drop bracket, the rear track bar angle is pretty steep.

I'm not sure what the numbers are, the truck is completely level with a truck cap, full spare on carrier, and bed-build. There is probably 600lbs in the bed the way it sits.

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Post by olyelr » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:31 am

Gotchya, thanks for the info.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:59 pm

How is the dual alternator setup coming?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:28 am

I haven't done anything with it and I'm not sure I'm going to. The bed system is built and I'm working on the wiring slowly. I don't have a need for a larger alternator at this time so I'm holding off for a while. If I had the 160A base alternator from the gen 3 trucks I would have already made the change but the 220A alternator is probably enough for a while, it certainly meets my needs right now.

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:24 pm

What a great idea I can see this really coming in handy if you ever lost an alternator on the trail or have been winching a lot!!! Is that what the plans originally were for?


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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:39 pm

Yeah, the second battery is primarily to improve winching reliability. Secondarily for self jump starting and powering devices in the bed. I'm going to mount compressors in the truck at some point too. After looking through all of the pictures on this forum and other, the ML-ACR is the single most integrated and highest rated isolating and charging relay, not to mention remote actuated from the cab. It's also extremely compact which is why you can barely see it in the engine bay.

I forgot to mention, I sealed the bed. The truck cap draws water and dust through the tailgate and the bed vents.

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Post by olyelr » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:19 pm

Bare with me and my ignorance. But this switch, what exactly does it do? Allows you to switch from either battery or both at the same time?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:10 am

olyelr wrote:Bare with me and my ignorance. But this switch, what exactly does it do? Allows you to switch from either battery or both at the same time?
Magnetic Latching, Automatic Charging Relay. The relay senses charging voltage from the alternator and automatically latches via electromagnets to charge the second battery bank (just one battery right now). The relay can also be latched to connect both batteries together for high amperage situations such as multiple full pulls with the winch. When voltage from the alternator drops, the relay disconnects the batteries and isolates the house battery from the chassis battery to create an emergency power source or prevent draws on the house battery from draining the chassis/starting battery. The relay is designed for marine applications but crosses over when we start to discuss winching or overland rigs.

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Post by olyelr » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:28 am

Wow that does sound pretty nifty. Thanks for the explanation.

That box is pretty dang impressive, especially when your not a carpenter. Bet you added quite a bit of weight back there!
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Post by nts007 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:17 pm

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Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:24 pm

olyelr wrote:Wow that does sound pretty nifty. Thanks for the explanation.

That box is pretty dang impressive, especially when your not a carpenter. Bet you added quite a bit of weight back there!
Actually it's not very heavy. I used two 4'x8' sheets of 3/4" and half a sheet of 1 1/8".The boxes probably weigh about 100 pounds plus the battery. The spare and carrier weigh more.

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Post by NovA ProspekT » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:02 pm

Looks great man!

Any plans for a fridge?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:12 am

Not at this time. I built in expandability so if I change my mind later I could certainly run a fridge if the need arises.

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Post by olyelr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:34 pm

Holy shit! Which mount is he changing to allow for that much longer of a bar? Both of them?
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Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:35 am

The lower axle mount. The brackets still fit, the axle track bar mount on the PW has some rise built into it so you have to drill an extra hole. The new bar is longer and sits flatter/higher off the axle.

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Post by Colibri » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:06 pm

That looks really nice!
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Post by olyelr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:02 am

Heck yea!

Im sure most of the improvement is from the added length of the new bar. The original angle is quite flat in stock location.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:03 am

olyelr wrote:Heck yea!

Im sure most of the improvement is from the added length of the new bar. The original angle is quite flat in stock location.
The length of the bar and the joints are the improvements, yes. The angle indicator shows how flat the bar is and how little the axle will move side to side. Also, if the track bar is flat at static ride height the axle moves the same direct in compression and extension.

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Post by Low_Sky » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:53 pm

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olyelr wrote:Heck yea!

Im sure most of the improvement is from the added length of the new bar. The original angle is quite flat in stock location.
The length of the bar and the joints are the improvements, yes. The angle indicator shows how flat the bar is and how little the axle will move side to side. Also, if the track bar is flat at static ride height the axle moves the same direct in compression and extension.
This rear track bar will probably be in my future at some point. Lots of frost heaves in some of our highways up here, and that rear end "wiggle" makes for very tight puckering of butt cheeks.


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