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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:45 pm

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John.......you need to clean out your garage so that you can work in there. Image
Ha. Better yet, my kids should be cleaning it out. But, even if it was, my wagon wouldn't fit in that so called "oversized" garage.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by RustyPW » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:04 pm

SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
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RustyPW wrote::rockon:

John.......you need to clean out your garage so that you can work in there. Image
Ha. Better yet, my kids should be cleaning it out. But, even if it was, my wagon wouldn't fit in that so called "oversized" garage.

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I have a garage. The only things that fits are my bike and Z. Nothing else fits because the garage has a 6ft tall door. :roll:
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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:59 pm

Your rear bumper looks great! Do you know if a WD hitch on an ‘05 would create mounting issues? Guess I’ll call mercenary & chat about that. Really like the look on your truck!👍
:patriot: 2005 Mineral Gray;QC- #0666: Loaded, Leather power/heated front seats, dual comfort zones,mirrors, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise,music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor,& tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; new A/C exhaust fan, compressor, 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator; Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump, serpentine belt, & (4) Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:10 pm

Mule007 wrote:Your rear bumper looks great! Do you know if a WD hitch on an ‘05 would create mounting issues? Guess I’ll call mercenary & chat about that. Really like the look on your truck!Image
The bumper I got was from Maple Off-road. It bolts on over/above the OE hitch in the same position as the OE bumper. I don't see a 3rd gen offer on his site selection, but I think he used to because he's had or has a 3rd gen himself. You might try calling Neil to see if he will make a 3rd gen bumper for you. His is definitely softer on your pocketbook than Mercenary. This bumper is solid. He has a video where he slams it over and over with an 18 lb sledge.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:56 pm

Thank you, I’ll do that!
:patriot: 2005 Mineral Gray;QC- #0666: Loaded, Leather power/heated front seats, dual comfort zones,mirrors, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise,music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor,& tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; new A/C exhaust fan, compressor, 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator; Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump, serpentine belt, & (4) Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:02 pm

Treated my son's LJ to Shrockworks sliders. Starting to get it more trail ready...ImageImageImageImage

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by jeep_boy02 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:01 pm

They're a good brand. It's nice to see someone actually purchase sliders before lift and tires. Gotta armor up whether you're stock or linked with coilovers and 42s.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:17 am

jeep_boy02 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:01 pm
They're a good brand. It's nice to see someone actually purchase sliders before lift and tires. Gotta armor up whether you're stock or linked with coilovers and 42s.

Totally agree. Armor up first.
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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:02 pm

So, with much trials and tribulations, my Smartbar module is officially a paper weight and has been fully removed from my truck.

Rausch Creek's water crossings and Jersey Pine Barren's bog holes ended in frying my Smartbar module this year. The source of water incursion being the OE wire harness connection.

This literally fried the internals. When I removed the main connector, nasty burnt electronics flavored water poured out. Yes, I got a slight taste of it because I wasn't expecting it to flow out.

Enter Abel Components. I already had his originally designed system that overrides the nannies built into the system, but still relies on the Smartbar connection for the lockers, and a separate system for the swaybar disco. Note that the separate swaybar system was unharmed but required a separate switch to operate.

I worked directly with David at Abel Components. He came up with a system to install his control box inside the safety of the cab, but also to control lockers and swaybar disco with the OE dash controls, but totally circumventing the Smartbar and faulty designed connectors.

The following photos display where I mounted the control box under my dash panel (4th gen). The wire harness connects directly to the dash control and the remainder of the harness routes through the clutch block off plate to ground, battery, fuse panel, front locker, rear locker and swaybar actuator.

First, is the fried Smartbar module:ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:03 pm

Module mounted to back of lower dash panel:Image

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Connect directly to OE control:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:06 pm

Harness routes through clutch block off plate (plate removed). Grommet provided:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:07 pm

Connect to ground near hinge strut area:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:08 pm

Connect to + power at battery:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:10 pm

Connect add-a-fuse to fuse panel:ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:12 pm

Connect to swaybar actuator:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:13 pm

Connect to front locker:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:14 pm

Connect to rear locker harness near frame rail:Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:14 pm

Done. Works perfectly.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

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Post by fu227 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:58 pm

Nicely done !
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:42 pm

Thanks!

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:08 pm

Just finished up a small job that I partially completed months ago. I had previously run a wire harness from the running battery to the rear of the bed with a single 12V outlet. It was just kind of sitting there not mounted because I knew I wanted to do a 3 gang outlet. I did the final drilling and mounting for that today. Mounted to rear structure of the bed so that the connections could be accessed from the rear tail light openings.ImageImage

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:46 pm

👍, nice!
:patriot: 2005 Mineral Gray;QC- #0666: Loaded, Leather power/heated front seats, dual comfort zones,mirrors, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise,music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor,& tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; new A/C exhaust fan, compressor, 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator; Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump, serpentine belt, & (4) Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by RustyPW » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:45 pm

:rockon:
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My build thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2826 :cash: :cash:

Moab '10, '12, '14.
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