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Old 05-23-2010
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those tires are much better!
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damn dude your not messin around!
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Thanks for the comments guys. A doubler is probably the next big thing on the list.
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Went and got it aligned today and went to Lowes and got some line to extend all the vent lines. Swung by Walmart to and looked at the clearance section and they had 2 Hella 500 light kit sets on sale so I grabbed them. Got one Hella 500 set and one Hella 500FF set. Both came with relays and wiring and everything. Best part is I got them for $20 a set. Going to get some hid kit and convert these to HID.

They only had the 2 sets. Im going to go sometime and check all the other Walmarts around here and see if they have any in the clearance section.

Planning to go wheelin tomorrow and its raining like crazy out now so it will probably be pretty muddy. Ill post pics tomorrow.
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Oh dang, i'm gonna check the ones around here tomorrow. I don't need them but for that price why not lol
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Thats what I said. I already have a set of cheapo light off ebay but for $20 bucks Im going to buy every set I see. You can sell them on ebay for 3 times that. Original price at Walmart was $62 and some change.
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Nice score on the lights. The new tires look mean!!
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Well good thing I extended the vent lines and moved the computer. Kind of sunk it up pretty good today.

Didnt get any pictures or many videos before it happened but I got one video coming out of the creek. It was wet sand and was pretty slick so it wasnt hooking up too good. lol
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Was having to much fun to get more pics and vids then we got it sunk up. Mud hole didnt look bad at all but boy was I wrong. Hit it and the right side sunk deep. Started taking on water so got out and hooked up the winch and it started pulling pulled it about a foot and it died. Great. Wouldnt do anything. Figured the motor got water in it or something so pulled one of the bolts out and water poured out for about 10 seconds or so but still would do anything. Got the come along out and between that and trying to drive out we got it moved about 15 feet to the edge and the motor shut off and wouldnt start back. Then the come along fell apart so finally we found some guy that came down with his tractor and we finally got it out and when we got it out it fired right up and ran fine.

It never sucked any water in the intake. Guess it wouldnt start back up in the water cause the exhaust couldnt breath kind of like sticking something over the exhaust and it will shut off.

The water soaked everything on the inside the box I built was even full of water. Going to tear it all out tomorrow and seal up the box with silicone to keep it from happening again and pull the carpet out for some bedliner.

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After we finally got it out.
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The little hole. Some guy through logs over it and stuff to keep people from going in it again.


Where the water line was in the hole. 51 inches.
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This was about 2 hours after we got it unstuck when we stopped to grab a bite to eat it was leaking water out and ran across the parking lot still. Its going to be leaking water for days.
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Got back home and took the winch apart and found one of the little ground wires for the solenoid was broke off. Dont know if that was the cause or if I did that taking it off by accident. Fixed that and cleaned the motor out real good and its working fine now.

Also here are the Hella lights I got from Walmart for $20 a set.


Check engine light came on also so I got to check that out. Doesnt want to idle real good now.
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what a steal on those lights.
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im loving this thread. Progress is speedy and it looks like your having a blast. Keep it up youve got a monster.
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This tread delivers!!

What tire pressure you running in that vid?
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This tread delivers!!

What tire pressure you running in that vid?
Street pressure. lol I know it would have helped if I aired down but my air compressor has been acting up lately so I didnt airdown. Im working on installing a york compressor.
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Got all the interior ripped out today and pulled the carpet out and sprayed it all out. Clean as a whistle now. Just running no carpet right now until I get some roll on bedliner to put down so next time I can just pull the seats out and rinse it out again. Im sure this will not be the last time. lol

Check the codes for the check engine light and got a 41 which is HEGO sensor circuit indicates system lean (right side).

I figured it was the oxygen sensor before I even checked it cause it sat under water and mud for a hour or 2. Going to change it out tomorrow.
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Changed out the o2 sensor today and cleared the check engine light. Changed the fluid in the trans and transfer case cause there was water in both. Also got the lights changed out on the roof rack with the new Hella's I got.

I believe the water in the transfer case came from last time I sank it cause I didnt have the breather hose extended last time and I tihnk the water in the trans is coming through the shifter and the 3 plugs in the back. I have heard the 3 plugs are also act as the vent for the trans.

So what I am going to do is take the rubber plugs out and put in freeze plugs and change the caskets and o-ring things on the shifter and the drill and tap for a fitting in the top and run a vent line with the other ones to extend it so hopefully it will not get anymore water in it.
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Ouch on the sinkage!
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Hella's mounted.

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is it still oozing that muddy goodness? That'll teach ya to run such small tires. You have to float across those holes.
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Bedliner floor?
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is it still oozing that muddy goodness? That'll teach ya to run such small tires. You have to float across those holes.
I believe i got it all out now. I pulled all the plugs and just sprayed it out with the garden hose.

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Yep going to put bedliner down whenever I get some more spare money to pick some up. So next time it happens just pull the plugs and hose it out.
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Old 06-09-2010
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wow looking darn good .... makes me sad that i got rid of my 91
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Havent really done a whole lot to it lately. Put a new set of brake shoes on the rear earlier today and back up on a big log just for the hell of it and got a few pics. Still wasnt at full flex yet.

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Nice build!
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Great flexing pictures. Keep up the progress.
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Nice build!
This is what I need your diff cover for so let me know when you get it off.
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