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Had a little time this evening to work on the tailgate and started trying to figure out the layout for the rear quarter panel mount.

Anyone recommend an affordable inverter? I’m not sure what I’d power with it but thinking it would be nice to have.

I ran a 2awg welding cable to the quarter panel for power. Seems overkill but better safe than sorry. I’ll be running the ARB compressor, amp for the sub, and the inverter off that cable. Most commonly not at the same time. Also going to add outlets for things like an ARB fridge, 12v sockets, etc.

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1994pd

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This is an excellent pure sine inverter. I think it was 350 off amazon. It is a 2000 watt. I had a friend, who happens to be a PhD in electrical engineering, test it on his oscilloscope and he said it was one of the cleanest he had ever seen.

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chap79

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IMO with 2awg wire ran to the rear of the truck you really wouldn’t want to run an inverter that’s over about 1500 watts continuously. The reason for this is due to the input amps that it would be drawing, 125amps, at a distance of ~ 15’.
 
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Finally mounted the rear quarter panel mount from @NLXTACY (WitsEnd) and wired it all up. Also ran the wire to the sub in the tailgate. Sealed up the tailgate with the exception of the 3 small drain holes in the bottom. Also lined it all with DynoMat. The sub makes a great addition to the stereo and added more bass than I thought it would.

The ARB twin compressor works great. Aired up my 315’s from 10psi to 44psi in 2:45 seconds. That included several air checks during the process. Plan is to mount a 2.5 gallon tank underneath where the spare tire use to sit and plumb it to the front and rear bumper.

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Last weekend I rebuilt an extra steering gearbox and installed it today with help from @FZJ80 in KC. Biggest struggle was separating the input shaft from the knuckle. Finally decided to try the air hammer on it to see if that would help it break loose and it popped it right off.

Also installed some 1” spacers that I got from @chap79. Definitely sits more level now.

Also replaced the drag link with a beefier one.

Just needs a front end alignment now. Any recommendations on where to take it in Johnson County?

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Last weekend I rebuilt an extra steering gearbox and installed it today with help from @FZJ80 in KC. Biggest struggle was separating the input shaft from the knuckle. Finally decided to try the air hammer on it to see if that would help it break loose and it popped it right off.

Also installed some 1” spacers that I got from @chap79. Definitely sits more level now.

Also replaced the drag link with a beefier one.

Just needs a front end alignment now. Any recommendations on where to take it in Johnson County?

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I have had good luck with alignments from Maurer Goodyear at 119th and Blackbob. About $100. Make sure to request a printout ahead of time.
 

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I have been doing my own alignments with the shop made jig. You have to take wheels and calipers off, but has worked great.
 

2fpower

 
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Great example.... notice the only thing you can adjust on our cars is the toe-in on the suspension. --well that and the "steer ahead" that is just lining up the steering wheel.
 
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