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JCWages

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Pathfinder I

2,271
Grass Valley, CA, USA
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Wages
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18693

Played around with some chalk. Just a quick test of tire pressure with the P285/70/17 Wildpeaks. General knowledge says that with a tire that has a lot more air capacity than the oem tire (255/65/17) may require less air pressure. So at 36psi-35psi (measured with a good gauge) I chalked the tire tread and drove back and forth on my driveway and then checked where the chalk had rubbed off. The fronts wore more evenly than the rears but still showed evidence of overinflation, particularly the passenger side front. The rears showed even more of the chalk still showing on the edges of the tires and were clearly overinflated. I'll do more testing when I have time but for now I felt ok with dropping the pressure back down to F33/R30 where I had it before the dealer raised it back up to placard levels (35psi).
Front Driver side was fairly close to evenly worn but the edges still showed more chalk. The photo makes the wear look more even than what I see in person.

Front Passenger side

Rear Driver side
 

Rexplorer

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Member II

3,689
Lake Country, BC, Canada
Member #

6856

I've had 7" light bars mounted on my roofrack for a while now. 1 on each side and 1 over the rear door. Today they finally got wired up.

Used the ol' through the roofrack bolt hole trick and a liberal application of silicone.

The wires from the front meet the wires from outside under a conveniently placed random plastic piece.

Room for 1 more wire if i go down a gauge. Maybe future front bar? Ran a second wire all the way back just in case.
 

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AVTA

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Traveler I

233
Westford, MA
Member #

15841

No pictures but spent 4 hours trying to find out why the ECM had no communication after installing a switch. Turned out the main CAN BUS wires in the main harness snapped. That's what I get for trying to wire my lights the right way...
 

HappyOurOverlanding

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Member

Influencer II

3,115
Verdi Nevada
Member #

9206

Ham Callsign
KI7RAM
I've had 7" light bars mounted on my roofrack for a while now. 1 on each side and 1 over the rear door. Today they finally got wired up.

Used the ol' through the roofrack bolt hole trick and a liberal application of silicone.

The wires from the front meet the wires from outside under a conveniently placed random plastic piece.

Room for 1 more wire if i go down a gauge. Maybe future front bar? Ran a second wire all the way back just in case.
Doesn't that reduce the integrity of the rackk? Just thinking out loud here.
 
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Fozzy325

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Traveler I

2,194
Calgary, AB, Canada
Member #

15226

Added a few things
1. 8ton bottle jack
2. 3ton cable pull winch
3. Small traction aid
4. Replaced a damaged winter tyre due to a smack on the wall
5. Bought and attached a spade to the back of the rear seats
6. Attached a cargo net to the inside roof of the lr4
7. Bought an orange plastic ammo tin and filled with dry starter fire wood

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Fozzy325

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Traveler I

2,194
Calgary, AB, Canada
Member #

15226

Added a few things
1. 8ton bottle jack
2. 3ton cable pull winch
3. Small traction aid
4. Replaced a damaged winter tyre due to a smack on the wall
5. Bought and attached a spade to the back of the rear seats
6. Attached a cargo net to the inside roof of the lr4
7. Bought an orange plastic ammo tin and filled with dry starter fire wood
Now attached the Axe to the shovel
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Fozzy325

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Traveler I

2,194
Calgary, AB, Canada
Member #

15226

Please for your safety remove the Axe to a lower position,and secure it with solid brackets ,in a collison thing fly.
yes I have been looking at solid brackets but I have not been able to find any in the local shops. and the ones I find online are crazy prices to be shipped from the states. Once I can afford it the AXE, Spade, Bottle Jack, crowbar etc are going to be mounted in a rifle case. The rifle case will then be attached. THe axe and spade are securely fastened with 4 strong bungees in 3 locations. if i hit some thing then the rest of the stuff in the back will hot me bore the axe.
Thanks for the safety concern. I'm looking at boating clamps at the moment.