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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:56 am

Awesome. thanks for the pics
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby hammer40 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:39 am

Great pics. Nice truck!
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Postby yellowranger1 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks, it was a great time, hoping to be back out in the trails next week...

Truck hit 12,000 mi, and I decided to try this stuff and an ea filter since it seems to have solid reviews by many on here. Ticking on initial startup seems to be gone, so I'm happy about that.

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I think next big service item will be new diff fluid. I've seen anywhere from 15-20mi recommended for diff service, what seems to be the general consensus? I figure it can't hurt to do it a little early since it has seen a bit of use in 4x4, might relocate the breathers while I'm at it as well.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby nts007 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:59 pm

I've been running amsoil severe gear in both diffs for the last 200k km. I've changed the rear twice and the front once. I check the oil every 20k km and the rear was changed at 90k km and I did the front change at 150k km.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby stubiePW » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:38 pm

I've done my front and rear diffs every 25k miles. I did my last one about 15k miles ago at 50k.


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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby yellowranger1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:11 am

Cool, sounds like I have some miles left before spending the money on gear oil. Maybe I'll do diff covers when it comes time for oil.

Speaking of diff covers, I bought these from SOLID a while back, turns out they don't fit my truck. My mistake, didn't verify before purchasing and didn't realize until a few months later. Going to put them up in the classifieds if anyone is interested. Supposed to fit AAM 9.25 and 11.5, I'll make sure they fit the '13 and down trucks today. I can check on my dads 3500.

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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby Reloaderguy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:20 pm

I changed my diff fluid at 5k miles when I installed filter mags. I thought it was important to get the mags installed because of the locker magnets and their tendency to fill with metal shavings. I have also hear of trucks delivering to end users with milky diff fluid so it all worked together. The next service will be in 30k miles.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby adeluca73 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:01 pm

really great documenting your mods w/ adventures between...great material, enjoyed viewing it, thanks.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby yellowranger1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:39 pm

adeluca73 wrote:really great documenting your mods w/ adventures between...great material, enjoyed viewing it, thanks.


Thanks a lot!

We're thoroughly enjoying this truck, and it's only going to get better down the road! As much as I don't want to lift it, I'm considering bolting on a Thuren kit to gain some much needed up travel in front, it would make a huge difference in the desert with unexpected bumps and washouts. This coupled with some real shocks will transform this truck into a real beast. Those upgrades will wait until later in the year though, got a long list of house mods to knock out first...

I finally got my Baja Designs S2 sport lights for the bed rack, until now I had been using some of the S2 pros I had off of my Ranger, they were driving pattern and way too focused for camp/area lighting. New lights are the work/scene pattern, plenty of projection and a nice smooth spread.

Gives you an idea of output

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Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby yellowranger1 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Aside from putting more miles on the truck only a couple of small updates to report - had a Magnaflow put on it, sounds like a real truck now and not obnoxious inside. Also picked up a Carli diff guard for the front and bolted it up tonight. Very nice piece, took my time with install, carefully rear through the 2 lines of directions, even stopped to grab a cold one out of the fridge, total install time was about 6minutes LOL super easy peace of mind upgrade. I wish they made a rear guard! Working on peeling my oem cover up on rocks [emoji53]

I was happy to see the logo was just a decal, stealth mode!

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Postby yellowranger1 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:50 pm

I've neglected this thread for a bit, only new addition as of late is a whole bunch more pin striping. We've been lucky enough to go to some really awesome places in the past few months... Moab, Big Bear, Sedona, Flagstaff, and some trips up to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Here is a few pics from our 4th of July trip to the Sierras. The idea was to beat the heat back home and head for higher ground and cooler temps. It was 101* F down in Bishop, and a comfortable 70* up at 9-10k ft above sea level. Still some snow, enough to block 2 trails we really had been hoping to run, so we improvised.

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My buddy did me a favor with his heavy Cummins and loosened up this muck enough for me to sink down straight to the axles.... I was sabotaged. Totally not driver error, I also blame the tame Toyo RT tread, definitely not my late throttle application [emoji849].

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I'll never hear the end of this from him...

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Hard to tell here, but if you look at the bottom of the grille, you can see I killed two birds with one stuck and managed to realign the bumper when I sunk it. $#!+ happens, gives it character?

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This one was well deserved after an awesome day of wheeling! (That nice hand is my gf, not my dirty paw)

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Sunrise at our 3rd camp, doesn't get much better!

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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby Colibri » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:44 pm

DAMN. Living the life sir! Looks like a great time in beautiful surroundings. Thanks for sharing :rockon:
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby Bill2014 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:21 am

Good Times! :cheers:
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Postby yellowranger1 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:44 pm

Thanks guys! Loving this truck more as the miles click by. Can't believe it's been almost a full year with the Blue whale... for its birthday I think I'm going to break down and remove the tent rack to get the bed sprayed with line-x, as well as some other maintenance/prep I've been wanting to do. Nut/bolt check, diff fluid/filter mags, stuff like that.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby yellowranger1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Question for those of you who have had the bed sprayed with a liner - are you leaving the plastic caps on the top of the bed rail in place, or spraying the top bed rail? I'm assuming there's some holes for clips along the top, never bothered looking underneath to see if it's a couple or a bunch.

Reason I ask is when the bed rack gets tightened down, I have to back off the front bolts a bit to keep that plastic cap from getting smashed and all wavy.

Here's what I'm talking about for reference. This is with those front bolts backed off a bit to avoid the bending of the plastic cap.

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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby DamageWagon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:12 pm

My truck has factory bedliner and the plastic caps. I've never taken them off to see what the liner looks like underneath. I clamped my camper straight onto the plastic rails, sorry can't help man! If you're doing a thin liner you could do it under the caps, if doing thick I probably wouldn't. Either way another option is to ditch the caps and so the liner over the tops like a lot of guys do, basically covering the bed rails with liner.
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby gtomike60 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:28 am

If I'm not mistaken,there are around a dozen holes in the bed that the plastic cap snaps into
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby Colibri » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:19 am

Mine is linex'd on that area, they use aluminum tape from underneath and spray the top so it doesn't have the holes. It's plenty strong to bolt things down without the plastic cap, I'm not sure it would fit back on right anyway with a thicker bedliner
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Re: Yellowranger1's Blue Wagon

Postby 14PowerWaggy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:18 pm

yellowranger1 wrote:Question for those of you who have had the bed sprayed with a liner - are you leaving the plastic caps on the top of the bed rail in place, or spraying the top bed rail? I'm assuming there's some holes for clips along the top, never bothered looking underneath to see if it's a couple or a bunch.

Reason I ask is when the bed rack gets tightened down, I have to back off the front bolts a bit to keep that plastic cap from getting smashed and all wavy.

Here's what I'm talking about for reference. This is with those front bolts backed off a bit to avoid the bending of the plastic cap.

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I have the factory sprayed bed liner... If I didn't and was getting it sprayed I would have them do the plastic caps on the bed rails as well... Truck looks great... Enjoy reading about your adventures... :cheers:
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Postby yellowranger1 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Thanks for all the responses guys. Tomorrow is 1 full year of ownership, I have the day off so I'll pull the tent and rack off, and get my power tank bracket mounted so I'm not drilling holes after the fact. Going to call and see if I can drop the truck at line x Thursday or Friday, I'm going to have them spray the top of the bed rails.
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