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    Panhard / Frame Crack Repair Questions

    Here is what I ended up doing for the rest. Ended up making my own plates for the braces. If anyone wants a set I could probably make more. Sorry for the so-so tig welds. Only had a 30A service to work off so had to work with that. I also found a crack where the crush sleeves on the inside of...
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    Stock Sub Bolt in Replacement

    I did some digging but didn’t see anything. Is there a drop in replacement for the factory sub? Mine is shot, but not really looking to add an amp and such.
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    Panhard / Frame Crack Repair Questions

    Here are a few pics of the progress so far. The first one is the hairline crack in the usual spot of the panhard bracket. I only have a TIG welder at the moment so it was a decent amount of welding to get things sorted. I ground out the crack and did a root pass over that. After that I tig'd...
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    Panhard / Frame Crack Repair Questions

    Nice! That looks like it would help stiffen up that bracket. I'll probably add a similar bracket.
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    80 series steering box mount & front panhard frame support bracket kits.

    Working on this now on my rig. Any tips on stripping the paint on the engine side of the frame?
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    Panhard / Frame Crack Repair Questions

    Not at home at the moment, but when I return I’ll get some pics and inspect the backside.
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    Panhard / Frame Crack Repair Questions

    I've noticed my truck has a small crack where the panhard bracket welds to the frame under the steering box. From researching, it seems this is a relatively common location for cracking. I need to do a bit more cleaning / inspection, but it seems to be isolated to just the weld / panhard bracket...
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    Shaky Steering

    Looking for input on my steering shaking. When driving straight I don't have much shake. When I turn the wheel maybe 5-10deg I get a noticeable shake where the steering wheel is wiggling around and you can feel it in the truck. If I turn sharper to say 30deg the shaking dissipates and things are...
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    Explain this Tire Wear

    I haven’t had the tires re-balanced. Might be worth doing. Ya I didn’t have high hopes of fixing it since shaving it doesn’t make a ton of sense. I’m almost wondering if this started after running some rocky trails in New Mexico and chunking out the tread a bit. Otherwise either these shocks or...
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    Explain this Tire Wear

    Hmm yea I’m running 35psi on the street. Maybe I’ll bump it up a bit more. I also get some vibration going down the highway. I’ll see if anything is loose, but I doubt it as the wheel/trunnnion bearings are <20k as well as the all the link bushings. The socks did just recently start leaking so...
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    Explain this Tire Wear

    It’s been probably 10-15k since I rotated them. But this pattern shows up on the front and rear tires. Tires still have wheel weights on them. Lugs that are black probably have 1-2 32nds of wear more than the others. I’ve been running them at 35psi on the street, but the tires are rated for 80psi.
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    Explain this Tire Wear

    Any ideas on what is causing this wear pattern? Seems every other lug is significantly more worn than the other (dark ones). Tires usually at 35psi, slinky stage 1 suspension with new oem bushings about 2 years ago. This is the drivers rear tire, but the others show similar patterns.
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    Measuring Alternator Output

    Ya I have see the photoman write up's. I like that those also make it an alternator that has a chance of being sourced when in Mexico. I'm leaning towards this option to keep it a little more bolt in. https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/possible-bolt-in-140-145a-alternator.960770/page-4#post-14442813
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    FZJ80 Clicking Behind Steering Wheel

    Well wanted to establish the issue before throwing a new alt or upgraded one at it. Here is the current draw / capability at various RPMs. Certainly seems like the stock one just doesn't make enough juice down low and barely enough at full output if you have the high beams and heater on as well...
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    Measuring Alternator Output

    Well, ended up just undoing the connection at the alternator and running a separate wire to the battery. That way all the alternator output could be measured directly with various electrical loads turned on. My goal was to try to figure out why my truck was getting down to ~10.8V when night...
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    Measuring Alternator Output

    Hmm is it all this wiring that is tied to the alternator?
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    Measuring Alternator Output

    Hi All, I am trying to measure the amperage output of my alternator. I have a clamp on amp meter and was measuring at the main fusible link. From doing some reading, however, it seems there may be two wires that connect to the output of the alternator? One that runs thru that "main" fusible link...
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    Paint for Rock Sliders

    The time has come to re-paint my rock sliders. The rust oleum gloss paint has lasted a few years and I did a pretty quick (no primer) paint job to them the night before a trip so I can't complain. This time around I would like to strip and primer them so they hold up better. What do people...
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    Possible bolt in 140-145a alternator

    I was initially straying from random amazon sellers, but I guess its not a bad option. So does rockauto no longer carry them?
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    Possible bolt in 140-145a alternator

    Anyone know where to get a reman denso unit? Looks like RockAuto doesnt have reman denso in either this or the factory alt.
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