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  1. Jax99

    January 2019 TotM Nominations

    Jax99 Joshua tree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Once everything came down we put in place the new arms. The zirc fittings aligned perfectly for easy grease points Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Install went well but slow because of the torqued up bolts. Took about an hour per two arms to come off Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Moving on from the Locker. We got our package from TownDawg right on time and tore into the new set of arms Packaging came all the way from up north and got here in good shape. None of the parts were loose or protruding from the box and brackets holding the arms in place were a solid Idea. Taking a closer look, the paint looked clean and nothing was scratched through the shipping process. The welds done on these arm amazing, definitely well built and worth it. They’re also thicker than the oem bars including the panhard bar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. For the ar32 ARB lights, I have an ARB Sahara bumper with pre placed mounting points for the lights. I began pulling the wiring from the cabin back into the engine bay and from the underside of the bumper, lacked picture of this but it’s pretty simple and self explanatory. I’ll try to mock up some drawings Incase anyone’s curious on doing their own lights. Anyways once all the wiring was pulled and the lights were taken off all i did was repeat the process by mounting the lights, wiring and running the loom along the brake line and into the cabin. From the inside of the cabin we ran a power wire back up into the engine bay again and tucked the wire by the battery to save any future installing for a light bar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Now came time to center the unit and adjust accordingly for backspacing. Hawaiirish knows more on this than me but I recall the range for backspacing was between .12-.16. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Next step was drilling the air fill hole into the body of the housing. Once the hole was drilled and threaded we placed in the arb unit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. We put all the pieces back in place and torqued the bolts using a floor press as a mount. I cant seem to find pictures of the bearings we installed. Those were installed however using some lube and a floorpress. We had to purchase Timken bearings however and arb also by chance explains that in their manual. ****Part number**** Timken Bearing #32010X As far as the install, we began by throwing the car up on jack stands and removed the diff from the housing, @hawaiirish made a custom bracket that aligned with the housing holes and aided in keeping the diff in place from rocking left or right during the install. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Its finally here! Sorry for the wait but here we go. Christmas Weekend we did a four day run from Friday-Sunday (Monday to wheel) and covered an RD135 ARB locker, AR32 ARB Intensity Spot lights, adjusted a radio fitment for a double Din media display, light bar pre-wiring, and custom fabricated Static Poly Trailing arms and panhard bar done by [user/]TowndawgR50[user] Beginning with the locker, I intended to purchase a TJM Airlocker during Black Friday. They were priced around 770 and I've read nothing but amazing reviews on them. Literally not a single forum review I read had anything negative to say about the TJM brand locker. I was set on what I wanted and placed my order on JustDifferentials.com only to get a message a few days later that they did not have that locker in-stock or in the country and gave me a blackfriday offer for a fullpriced ARB locker (so not really a deal then). I ended up getting them to match 4wheelparts.com and I ended up with a -ARBRD135 Nissan H233B 33 Spl Air Locker $846.45 /shipped picked up again blackfriday weekend, most sites were surprisingly sold out and had to take orders for shipments to come from the factory. fortunately mine was in warehouse and got delivered in about 4-5 days I heard some concerns on the first gen ARB lockers which made me consider the tjm, however, looking at the second gen locker it seems as if they created a redesign that tackled any of the faulty issues they had in the past. starting with the packaging Now for the actual inner assembly of the locker...
  10. Jax99

    Air Lift 1000 leveling air bags

    sorry for the late response even though Im sure Hawaiirish's clarity will be much clearer than mine. On first glance I was confused on the picture until I realized your spacers were on the bottom rather than top position. Also sorry for the lack of vocab on my part but Im assuming OE springs are Old man Emu springs? or Original Equipment. If you're running O/emu springs as I initially did then placing the spacer on top gave roughly 2 inches of breathing room or slightly more for the bags. I never really had a spacing issue, they kinda just fit in perfectly and stayed put. Ive always had much more than a half inch space between the bottom and top of the of the coil and spacer. Your coils seem shorter than even my emu springs so assuming you're riding with oem coils..... you should get a heavier upgrade. The point of aid the airlift will give can't over shadow the slack the oem coils will have when carrying a heavy load off roading or trailering. The negative of getting the larger O/emu coils would be new shocks to accommodate the given lift if you kept the spacer as well. I guess to answer your question more simply though... no Ive never had spacing issues during or post instal between either my Oldman emu coils or my LR coils. In both instances I placed them towards the center point of the coil and they stayed put throughout. Id see some scraping marks from standard compression/decompression of the coil but the bag always stayed in place for me
  11. That’s what I was going to reply because they have a whole size model with a 90 swivel lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Also quick update on what bilstein told me on my repair issue. I havent had time to reply or research part numbers yet but here’s a response for anyone wondering on how they would modify the shock Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sorry for such a delayed update to all those anticipating the weekends updates. Trust me I’ve been thinking daily on writing up a review and believe me.... I will get to it. Now for the excuses, joking but not really , I’ve been swamped during the holidays planning last minute notices with my college coaches and they have me finally set and squared on coming down now. Between all the back and forth interactions and then packing to now moving I haven’t had a moment that I’ve felt I could write up a decent update. As of the moment I’m driving down for 10 hours will a full truck (note I’m still raked even with a full load!) I’m hoping I’ll get the time to do something this weekend. To spoil it a bit without giving pics or build deets yet... hawairish and I installed and RD135 arb airlocker/ arb intensity ar32 spot lights/ custom static trailing arms fab by towndogR50! These things are bad ass and I’ll be doing a picture reference post on everything from the packaging to the install and 2400 mile use I’ve already put on them. Stopped my death wobble permanently and easily maintainable through easy access grease port zirc fittings. If you’ve read along so far on my thread you’ll know that I love my truck and only wanna put the best option out there on it. OEM trailing arms have been a repetitive issue for Me and hopefully my review will give anyone interested in a pair a good taste of what I mean when I talk about the quality and detail TowndogR50 and Hawairish put out into the market for us. Definitely know you guys would be stoked as I am to save yourself from oem replacements and permanently better your drive quality. Knowing they’ve had some prior adjustable arm installs I opted for the static variant since I don’t plan on doing any increased lift and they’re lighter, Their line of trailing arms are top notch, totally a must for the r50! Thanks to all for being patient I’ll get back to the write up asap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Jax99

    Max trax mounting options ??

    Thanks for the pics for reference! Lol sorry man I remember but the picture angle looked awfully like a Yakima haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Jax99

    Max trax mounting options ??

    What’s the diameter of the Ubolt? It looks like you’re using a Yakima rack, I am too coincidently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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