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derekmac

My 05 Rubi build. Slow like a 4.0

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3 minutes ago, Powerram said:

You can reach me at ************ and I'll line up with ya to get those mounts. Reply to this message and I'll take my number off, for some reason I can't pm you. @derekmac

 

Got it Matt.  I think I'll only need two of them now, probably going to go a different route when I do the front.  I'll try sending you a pm.

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So, my plans are to still outboard the rear shocks, and I have a couple of new projects to add to the todo list. 

I ordered a transmission cooler that I'll be using as a power steering cooler.  The pumps are known to overheat when running bigger tires through twisty trails, so I figured this was cheap insurance to help prolong the life of the pump.

I ordered a Viair OBA kit that comes with a 2.5 gallon tank.  My Canadian Tire compressor will only inflate 3 tires now before shutting down, so I needed something new.  I'll keep the CT one installed since it's out of the way in an ammo can under the hood.

I did a caliper swap on the rear in preparation for the shock outboard.  I had to switch swap backing plates to mount the calipers in a forward position so the shocks would have clearance and not contact the calipers in the factory location.

 

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Sounds like time to work on the rig.  I was in the garage for a few hours last night.  Some TLC on the Scout.  More TLC to follow!

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On 12/29/2018 at 10:00 AM, sar4x4 said:

Sounds like time to work on the rig.  I was in the garage for a few hours last night.  Some TLC on the Scout.  More TLC to follow!

I had plans to get lots done while off, but it hasn't really happened, lol.  I did get the PS cooler installed today, but I need to pick up some fluid for it.  I also plated in the rear lower control arm mounts as that's where the lower shock mount will be located with the outboard.

 

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Since my Canadian Tire compressor has been slowly dying, and will only air up two or three tires before shutting down, I decided it was time to replace it.  Searching on Amazon, I found a great deal on a Viair OBA system, so I pulled the trigger and it should be here tomorrow. 🙂

 

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Thats awesome! Will definitely be treating you better than the Can Tire compressor. Although those ones have been amazing from what I have seen!

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15 hours ago, derekmac said:

Since my Canadian Tire compressor has been slowly dying, and will only air up two or three tires before shutting down, I decided it was time to replace it.  Searching on Amazon, I found a great deal on a Viair OBA system, so I pulled the trigger and it should be here tomorrow. 🙂

 

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That looks like the same system I have from Viair. I really like it. It was super reliable when I had it in the trucks. It's currently sitting on a shelf in my garage ... and when I pulled it out of the last truck I actually broke a couple of the fittings off in the tank. I'll need to drill + tap, but that's my own fault.

IIRC I have a 100% duty cycle compressor. It would take some time to air up the 38's, but it never failed.

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If/when my Crappy Tire one fails, I'll know what to buy!

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Well, Canada Post didn't process it until 3:15 today, so it didn't make it.

This one isn't 100% duty cycle, but it does come with a better compressor than the last Viair OBA system I had (which I sold because I couldn't fit it in the TJ, and this one is even bigger, lol), and that one would easily air up 3-4 rigs without shutting down.  This one should do the trick for me, plus I'll be leaving the CT one installed since it's tucked away under the hood in an ammo can.

This is it, and I managed to get it from the Warehouse Deals section for $228 🙂Viair Medium Duty Onboard Air System

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I did! 🙂

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I think I'm going to mount the switch here.

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I'm hoping to get the install at least started this weekend.

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I hope to get some time on the Scout this weekend and a bit of hiking for SAR in the woods.  And get the Burb and Dodge properly parked before the snow comes and stays for a while.

Tonight at coffee we discussed trails for M.U.D. 2019, and a 4WD Rally, likely a TSD (time, speed and distance) and/or navigational theme.  And lots of other stuff.  I suppose I could post this in a thread of it's own!  Eh, it's my bed time.

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I got it all installed yesterday.  First let me say, the plastic airline that Viair sends to use for the pressure gauge is the worst stuff I've ever tried to work with!!  Super stiff, and kinks easily.  15min in the oven at 170 did the trick though and made it easy to work with.  Since I installed it inside in the back, I put my Instatrunk back in so I'd have a shelf to put stuff on.  I was going to mount the tank underneath tucked up by the frame (which is a common place), but I really wanted to keep everything inside.

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I can’t argue with inside vs. underneath.  Too much salt around here, and mud with your playtoy!  Looks good!

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15 hours ago, sar4x4 said:

I can’t argue with inside vs. underneath.  Too much salt around here, and mud with your playtoy!  Looks good!

This, good call!

I always ran mine inside the truck as well.

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