Builds LX450: Baja surf trip build

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Lot's happening with the truck but I haven't had time to post. I decided to go with a 4 inch lift and 315/75/16 K02's

I have ordered a set of the new @Delta VS radius arms and lanyard bracket. Probably will use SLEE four inch springs. I am working with @Shoredreamer on rehearing my Tcase with under drive gears and lower low range too. Should be rad but FU$#%*&@ expensive! Hopefully this is the last iteration of my suspension
 

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Lot's happening with the truck but I haven't had time to post. I decided to go with a 4 inch lift and 315/75/16 K02's

I have ordered a set of the new @Delta VS radius arms and lanyard bracket. Probably will use SLEE four inch springs. I am working with @Shoredreamer on rehearing my Tcase with under drive gears and lower low range too. Should be rad but FU$#%*&@ expensive! Hopefully this is the last iteration of my suspension
Lanyard bracket?
 

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I need to catch up on prices then because I remembered Slee being the cheapest after market option.

I look forward to seeing your install and review.
 
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It has been a tough week. I came down with flu and strep, then Monday night a tweaker broke into my truck and stole tons of hunting and comms gear. Fortunately the FEDEX guy sensed my struggles and dropped these off today

Just received 4 inch radius arms from Delta. They look pretty rad. Excited to put all of this together. So far I got a DC shaft, T-case gears, new set of old wheels, and these arms from @Delta VS . Waiting on panhard bracket, springs, and adjustable upper arms from dobinsons. It's getting hard to hide all these parts around the garage :poof:

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My parents are in town so I was able to get them to watch my 6-month old! I tried to make the most of it, got two surf sessions in and finally finished my solar project. I have had these parts in my garage for over 6 months:bang:

I purchased this panel. A hard panel is more efficient and cheaper but that would add more height to my already ridiculous tent and require me to run my crossbars constantly. I ended up going with this panel from renogy Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Flexible Monocrystalline Solar Panel

Install looks a little getto but I'm quite pleased with the result. Only a cloudy December day with the tent closed the panel was putting out 2 amps. With the tent open it just to 3.5

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I used this cool Victron smart mppt charger. It is bluetooth computable so you can change the settings and monitor the power output from your smart phone.

SmartSolar MPPT 75/10, 75/15, 100/15 & 100/20 - Victron Energy

The controller also uses this remote temp voltage sensor which supposedly helps the charger condition the batteries better. Smart Battery Sense - Victron Energy

Below is a photo of my quarter panel m mount from @NLXTACY with the solar controller wired up and another photo with the temp sensor installed. The temp sensor communicates with the controller via bluetooth.

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Another Baja trip is in the works so I'm under the gun to get all these projects done before heading south. Need to rebuild my tcase and get my new lift on stat. I also am hoping to avoid the mistake I made last time and headed out the door without testing anything. Need a couple of Hollister trips to make sure LEX is good to go
 
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how far down you're going i already went to cabo once next month i m doing only half baha entering in mexicali exiting in tijuana i hope there will be no protest going on in tijuana :)
 
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