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About jlduthie

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    1998 Chilkoot (family owned since new), 5 speed, Warn locking hubs, KYB GR-2 struts, OME MD front coils, SFCreation 1" front spacer, missing link, LR 9447 rear coils, Bilstein 5125 (33-185552) shocks
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    Edmonton, AB
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    Cars, mountain biking, cooking

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  1. Yeah they're 15". 8" wide, -19 mm offset.
  2. I agree. Haven’t tried it as mine was under coated from new, but have heard good things about the oil-based spray on products. I’ll be using Rust Check when I’ve replaced all the rusty panels.
  3. Been a while! The thread linked to the previous post is a fantastic resource. Just a couple small updates: 1) Earlier this year the exhaust rusted off aft of the muffler so replaced muffler and everything back. More aggressive than stock - sounds fantastic at 2500+ rpm with the pedal down - but as quiet as stock when cruising. 2) Hella 450 fogs to replace stock. Removed a section from bumper to accommodate larger fogs, filled the voids, and prepped and painted entire bumper flat black. 3) Indicator for hubs locked/unlocked. Just an illuminating switch wired to ACC wire for head unit. 4) Full exterior LEDs minus front indicators, headlights, and fogs. Load resistors for rear indicators to avoid hyper flash; attached to inside of rear light housing with heat-conductive double sided tape. 5) SFD kit from Pines to Spines is sitting in a shipping warehouse in Montana waiting for the border to open... No access to garage at the moment so likely that’s it for the winter, though I may try my hand at upholstery and repair the driver’s seat. Everything I’ve found in a yard has been pretty nasty looking. Major plans for next year or two include the rear tire carrier mod, new fenders at all 4 corners, new rockers, SFD kit with 33s, and possibly gear ratio change plus/minus Lokka for the front diff. I’ve toyed with the idea of a SAS for the front and a heavier rear axle along with a Cummins 4BT but that fab is on hold for a long while and I think that motor is just too heavy.
  4. Great guys to do business with.
  5. Buy new lights The housing is aluminum and the screws on the back side are steel. No way to replace bulb without pulling the back off, at least on my 1998. Twisted all 4 heads off the screws (after 48 hours soaking in PB blaster), tried drilling out, and then gave up. Hella 450s on there now, although they don’t fit without removing the horizontal bar below the factory fogs.
  6. Pre-1999.5 here. Upper direct, lower drilled out to 1/2” for use with sleeve supplied with shocks.
  7. Drilled the mounts out to 1/2”. It’s a .028” increase in diameter so lots of material left. Then just used the supplied 5/8 OD 1/2 ID sleeves with grade 8 bolts.
  8. Once the filter's broken loose, wrap it in a plastic bag with some paper towels inside and spin it off.
  9. Likewise. For sake of completeness (and green lights!).
  10. Great to hear you got the HVAC done and thanks for the heads up about the wiper switch! My ashtray bulb was permanently fixed as well. I ended up breaking the bulb so trimmed the plastic housing and soldered an LED in place and glued it back in.
  11. No problem! I haven’t looked at the rear wiper switch but it should be easy to pull when you take the centre console trim off
  12. Yep just for levelling. Thought about going with HD OME or AC coils but the bumper I’m planning is still a year or two out so figured MD + spacer were a better choice for now. I have the Warn hubs as well so CVs less of a concern. Haven’t had any problems with binding when I am using 4H though.
  13. Hahaha Canadian speed holes. Haven’t heard that before but definitely using it. That’s the first carrier I’ve seen at yard in forever. They seem hard to come by too from this forum.
  14. When you pull the HVAC controls through the double DIN you’ll be looking at it like this. The paired blue/white wires left and right of centre are the bulbs for the dials. They just twist out. I didn’t bother with the Recirc and A/C lamps - I understand they are 12V integrates bulb/switches and not easily replaced with LEDs.

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