What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

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Ended up ordering 4 of these from RA along with a few other parts. Thanks for the suggestion. They are nice and bright, but the fit could be a little better. They don't click in quite as good as the 9005/9006 bulbs. They don't jiggle while driving so I guess they pass the test!
Doing the same here. Like the idea of a simple and cost effective solution for better lights. Were there pics of what needs to be trimmed for fitment?
 
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Doing the same here. Like the idea of a simple and cost effective solution for better lights. Were there pics of what needs to be trimmed for fitment?
You'll know where to trim when you pull out the old bulbs to compare. Only the bulb needs trimmed, not the housing.
 

RFB

97 FZJ80 LIFTED SC DUAL BATTERIES,37s
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The dunes of Tunisia was hard on birfs for both 80 and 60 series

4 - 80 series birf failures on our trip

3 on the red now POS HDJ81

I can now claim 2 broken 80 series birf to my credits:rolleyes: along with several other 80 parts.:eek:



And 1 on this HDJ80



We were down to only a short birf so some African modifications were needed. Sand tightens all tolerances

wtf?? all from spinning whilst locked and turning? or just poorly serviced to begin with?
 

RFB

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Neither just extremely demanding on vehicles. All of our vehicles were diesels with turbos Im thinking gas would be a joke.

Try to get your rig up hill like below all day.

got ya, just didnt think a desert for a few days could do em in so easily ya know. what am i missing
 
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For me after trail and error sand dunes with 80 conditions are:
1. reduce your air pressure in the tiers to 8-10 (cooper STT Pro 33'' ) psi this is critical
2. CDL on
3. trans in Low + 4.56 reduction
4. Gear in Drive with overdrive off
5. front and rear diff locks OFF!!!


and weeeeehhhee it flays the problem is that some dunes are a knife and then you flay with the brides and when you hit the ground you can brake something

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Random question.... can I splice all the fusible links together into one wire? trying to clean up my battery area. Curious how y'all have them hooked up.

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Don't drive it much in the salt road weather but took it to deliver a rack tonight and loved the ride. Whenever I have to go long stretches without my 80 I am reminded how awesome it is when I get back in it. Took it through the woods for a cool down on the way home.
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