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In cab winch control added!
Also beefed up my dual battery tray, fixed a few welds on my tire carrier and added external speakers to my VHF radios so now I can tell which radio is which.
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Interesting location for the winch control switches.

Would $uck if you wanted to put gauges on the pillar but looks good.

Are the switches on-off or in-out ?
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Interesting location for the winch control switches.

Would $uck if you wanted to put gauges on the pillar but looks good.

Are the switches on-off or in-out ?
top switch is dual battery, auto-off-on and bottom is winch in and out. master power for the winch is in my main switch bank.

I have never liked A pillar gauges I have a boss 302 gauge pod that will house my gauges.
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some pics,

here's the dual battery tray, added a reinforcement rib and SS all thread and mounts to tie the batteries down.





and because supercharger

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got a new toy today snagged an ARB dual pump compressor system nearly new for $240! I love craigslist

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I really want a supercharger
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I really want a supercharger
its so much fun!!!! only money right
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its so much fun!!!! only money right
Yea, at first I just wanted to do the supercharger swap, but I'm thinking of a new plan.

I'd like to get the 4.3 kit from Tom Morona Racing and do a full engine build with the supercharger swap.

The reason I'm thinking that route is because I haven't seen anyone else do it, and I think I may be able to push 300HP if I do a larger pulley. That's a big maybe
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Yea, at first I just wanted to do the supercharger swap, but I'm thinking of a new plan.

I'd like to get the 4.3 kit from Tom Morona Racing and do a full engine build with the supercharger swap.

The reason I'm thinking that route is because I haven't seen anyone else do it, and I think I may be able to push 300HP if I do a larger pulley. That's a big maybe
that's my plan for when my 4.0 is tired. for now though the potential with the supercharger only far out weighs what my brakes are capable of.
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Old 09-25-2014
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I was gunna ask if any of you know of the best thread to follow for a V8 swap thats the most detailed I've searched and found a lot of them but I'm just curious if maybe there's one i missed that may be a better help guide
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Had a great day out wheeling and camping friday sat, i took the back roads out to meet some buddies in the little naches area and night wheeled across a quick stretch of the naches pass trail. hiked out to the cabin on in the rain and fog made things kinda creepy but cool non the less.

then in the morning we took the power line trail up to ravens roost (lots of steep wet hill climbs) ate lunch up there and took the naches pas trail east to west to end the day.

I took a few pictures and shot video the whole trip so I am working on editing that now.

cabin plaque at night




my truck at the top of naches pass





coming across one of the many board walks at night



on the ridge up to ravens roost



made it to the top









the area is a now unused radio farm with some great buildings to check out.

























this was taken looking back at ravens roost on the naches trail



back up at the top of the pass again, alittle different in the day time.







and a daylight pic of the cabin

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I was gunna ask if any of you know of the best thread to follow for a V8 swap thats the most detailed I've searched and found a lot of them but I'm just curious if maybe there's one i missed that may be a better help guide
Bobs thread is very good and there is another thread on a 2wd street truck from a few years back that is excellent. I will dig around and see if i can find them.
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Truck looks good!
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you guys have awesome stuff up there
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you guys have awesome stuff up there
Yeah the PNW is a pretty sweet place to live! I need to get out and explore more!

Mike, the truck is looking good!
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Thanks guys! It's a great area, very diverse, ocean, desert, alpine wilderness and rain forest all within a few hours drive.
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So
My explorer rear leafs are about shot (inverting) and I need opinions on what I should do next I need about 2.5 in of lift at ride height over stock with all my gear (3-500lbs)

Option 1 add a leaf to
My stock k code ranger springs leave block and shackle

Option 2 skyjacker fr6 pull blocks and adjust shackle to meet ride height

Option 3 deaver g50 or g50e remove block adjust shackle.

Also I am considering inverting the rear hanger for more travel kretek sells drop hangers for 0 and 1.5 in of lift

Need some opinions
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My explorer rear leafs are about shot (inverting) and I need opinions on what I should do next I need about 2.5 in of lift at ride height over stock with all my gear (3-500lbs)

Option 1 add a leaf to
My stock k code ranger springs leave block and shackle

Option 2 skyjacker fr6 pull blocks and adjust shackle to meet ride height

Option 3 deaver g50 or g50e remove block adjust shackle.

Also I am considering inverting the rear hanger for more travel kretek sells drop hangers for 0 and 1.5 in of lift

Need some opinions
I would say option 2 or 3 because it would let you get rid of the block. I plan on swapping to the Skyjacker springs when I do a spindle lift next year.
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I would suggest the Chevy leaf swap. Best mod I've ever done.

And awesome cabin lol
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I would suggest the Chevy leaf swap. Best mod I've ever done. And awesome cabin lol
I can't run 64s with my rock sliders. I would have to move the rear most mount and I don't think it would Be strong enough any closer to the cab.
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I'd prob run skyjackers with your setup
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Option 3!
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Nice picks of Naches Pass and ravens roost.
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i guess without modifying your sliders, i would go with deavers. great springs.

personally though, id still do 64's and modifiy sliders lol. such a better setup. and looking at my truck with 64's sliders would still easily work.

do you really even need sliders? you cant be doing much gnarly stuff, truck doesnt look that intense.
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i guess without modifying your sliders, i would go with deavers. great springs. personally though, id still do 64's and modifiy sliders lol. such a better setup. and looking at my truck with 64's sliders would still easily work. do you really even need sliders? you cant be doing much gnarly stuff, truck doesnt look that intense.
Your kidding right the sliders get put to use every time I go out (darn trees) you would be amazed where these trucks will take you with lockers.

I may still consider 64s but I might just look into the cost of 4 linking.

I think deavers will get me what I want though more travel and articulation with out sacrificing some load carrying ability.
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