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DB's Cage Canopy Build

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 7:36 +0000

Decided to keep the car so will start adding the xtras. Starting the slow build a while ago but like others just getting round to posting.

I may post this snorkel install in a different thread or in the tips and tricks section for other DIYers as I couldn't find any detailed snorkel install guides with step by step pictures.
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Snorkel install Moved here:
http://www.newhilux.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14818
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Re: Slow build up

Postby dute on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 8:13 +0000

Very good write up will done . . .
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Ultimate Suspension Comfort Ryder 50mm kit

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 4:32 +0000

Ultimate comfort rider 50mm lift kit.
It gave about 80mm lift in the front. Goes to show how much the front standard suspension had sagged.
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*Rear lift not installed in this pic

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Re: Slow build up

Postby jakelux on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 7:13 +0000

Those Ultimate struts look very nice! :D
Awesome work on the snork write up too
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New Rubber

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 7:45 +0000

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BFG 265/75/16 AT on ROH Black Traks
Not too sure on the plastic chrome centre caps. Might have to get rid of those.
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Re: Slow build up

Postby kyle300exc on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 7:54 +0000

Thats an interesting shock from Ultimate,
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Re: Slow build up

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 8:03 +0000

kyle300exc wrote:Thats an interesting shock from Ultimate,

Yeah - the shocks aren't what I envisaged they would be...going off the website pics. I didn't order thru Brendan - I went thru Ultimate's website sales email.
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Buds Rear Bar, Sliders & Bash Plates Ordered

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 13 Jan 2013 8:16 +0000

WA Tour Build

Been a while since last update -
Since then have added:
Dual battery
Turbo timer
Long range tank
100L flexi water tank
Transmission cooler
Diesel pre-filter
Roof rack
Roof top tent
Oil catcher
Slotted rotors
A few other minor things

Mounted BCDC unit in front of radiator as 1),I didn't want loads of wires going thru the fire wall into the cabin and the unit is recommended to be no more than 1meter from the starting battery and 2), didnt want the unit mounted in the engine bay as ambient temps over 55C "de-rate output current" according to redarc. We have already had 40C days here in the Kimberley - not looking forward to the wet season build up :cry:

Below is the mounting position. It will get direct airflow thru the grille but will be exposed to the elements so I have completely sealed the unit even though I believe the internal circuits are waterproof. If you mount it this way make sure you have room for the bonnet stay to rest in its horizontal position.
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There are 3 main wires:
BLACK - Common Ground
RED - Input positive -requires 40 amp fuse
BROWN - Output battery positive (Auxillary) - requires 40 amp fuse
smaller wires:
BLUE - Source select (for solar connect to GROUND or for for simple Aux 12V battery connect to INPUT POSITIVE)
GREEN - Remote indicator (led for cabin)
ORANGE - Battery type*
Below is the unit with mounted brackets + 2 required 40amp fuses for the 2 positive cables.
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*The small orange wires needs to be connected to one of three locations depending on battery type:
For Calcium batteries connect to 12V INPUT POSITIVE (I think this is because calcium batts can take a higher voltage)
For standard lead batteries connect to GROUND
For AGM or GEL do not connect

I have a supercharge allrounder MRV70 auxillary battery which is a hybrid lead/calcium battery - both a starting and deep cycle in one.
http://www.supercharge.com.au/product_detail.php?seq=97
http://www.supercharge.com.au/technology.php

Called SUPERCHARGE. They said connect to ground as this battery seem to work best charged like a wet cell.
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Boab 70L sub tank

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Davis Craig thermo switched trans cooler

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ARB S3 RTT

Installation of Provent Oil Catcher
Got away with only taking off air intake
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Retrospective build pics

Postby DeadlyBeast on Thu, 03 Oct 2013 9:34 +0000

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Re: Slow build up

Postby Skog07 on Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:33 +0000

Looking great DB.
I ended up going for a ctek charger, and I had a double ganged 60 amp circuit breaker on the canopy batt. I purchased it from Jaycar. Poor design or abuse and Ive replaced it twice now the top circuit breaker fails.
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In both situations I used the top CB to accept the charge current for the battery and the bottom CB control the power output to the load.
I managed to find a 4 fuse Maxi block from the states that is similar in design to the double CB but uses the Maxi fuses.
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Re: Slow build up

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 6:52 +0000

Skog07 wrote:Looking great DB.
I ended up going for a ctek charger, and I had a double ganged 60 amp circuit breaker on the canopy batt. I purchased it from Jaycar. Poor design or abuse and Ive replaced it twice now the top circuit breaker fails.
In both situations I used the top CB to accept the charge current for the battery and the bottom CB control the power output to the load.
I managed to find a 4 fuse Maxi block from the states that is similar in design to the double CB but uses the Maxi fuses.
Cheers
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That double circuit breaker looks like it would have been perfect - pity its failing mate... Is it tripping or having a total melt down?
The maxi fuse block is exactly what I wanted when installing my dual batt system. I'm gonna have to look into installing one like yours or a baintech block as I have way too many feeds coming off my starter batt.
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The new Jaw

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 7:37 +0000

Picked this up in Perth t save on freight
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Hooked it up to the fish scales - 45kg
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Re: 50% done

Postby Diezel45 on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 8:04 +0000

Is that the axis bar?
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Re: 50% done

Postby BIGFOOTJR on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:37 +0000

How is the ultimate suspension going?
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Re: 50% done

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:58 +0000

Diezel45 wrote:Is that the axis bar?

Yep - sure is. Blanking plates in the wings left un-holed for mounting driving lights
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Re: 50% done

Postby Skog07 on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 1:06 +0000

Steve.
I found the distribution and fuse blocks on ebay. It works out to be about $60 including postage from the states.
Cheapest I found was on Amazon. (Ive never dealt with them before but will see how it goes.)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/181-5366696-9625607?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=EFX%20Maxi%20fuse%20distribution
All up with postage about $37.00 AUD.
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Re: 50% done

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 1:11 +0000

BIGFOOTJR wrote:How is the ultimate suspension going?

Gidday mate. The Ultimate comfort rider suspension has been replaced in view of extra weight from Axis bar, winch, dual battery and rock sliders soon expected.
The comfort riders were great - very smooth ride and good off road however with 300kg or so in the back the leafs were near on flat level. There was also an issue with one of the front springs which Ultimate sorted out with replacement struts/springs but thats a different story.
The new Ultimate "Aussie Ryder" suspension are going well so far. Good on and off road but definatley better with some weight in the rear. Only done about 15,000km on them so early days yet.
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Re: 50% done

Postby DeadlyBeast on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 1:12 +0000

Skog07 wrote:Steve.
I found the distribution and fuse blocks on ebay. It works out to be about $60 including postage from the states.
Cheapest I found was on Amazon. (Ive never dealt with them before but will see how it goes.)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/181-5366696-9625607?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=EFX%20Maxi%20fuse%20distribution
All up with postage about $37.00 AUD.
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Re: 50% done

Postby Diezel45 on Fri, 04 Oct 2013 6:03 +0000

Those axis bars are awesome! one of my mates was one of the first people to have one. he knows steve (the bloke who designed them) awesome bit of gear!
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Bar & Winch Install

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sat, 05 Oct 2013 4:28 +0000

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Cradle needed some modification to get this winch to seat flat

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Thermo fan had to go to accommodate solenoid box
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Wing infills cut out

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Fun with Plastidip

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