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Old 01-10-2018, 08:42 PM
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I've been going over everything. What needs to be done for CM and what my budget allows. To be honest, i'm pretty impressed with the rig as it stands. Did well in the Swell in December over the bday run.

I'll post my reasoning/choice for equipment in a later build thread. For now. Just looking for advise help on a few items.

Here is what i've prioritized to be ready for CM. Removed a few wanted items for the practicals.

Whats already been done:

Timing belt and Water Pump.
Knock Sensors and MAF.

What i'm looking at:

Streamline fluids etc.
New group 31 battery. Need recommendations.
-Plus new terminals.
CV axles. Again Recommendations. CVJ Axles? Seem to remember using them a lot when at Lexus.
Yeasu-FTM-400xdr.
-This will include a Blue Seas fuse block for installation.
Wire up fridge. What all is needed so as to not rely on cig plug?
-Again, Blue Seas Fues Block?
Recovery Gear.

Thanks all in advance.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:41 AM
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I have been very happy with Deka batteries, Yeasu-FTM-400 (we sooooo fancy now!) and my blue-sea fuse box equipped aux wiring. Would be fun to work on both in my garage with you!
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:24 AM
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I've been using the X2 Power batteries since Sears discontinued the platinum series. The X2 is a rebadged NorthStar. I've been really happy with them. No complaints on the Deka AGM in my Subaru. But that one sees little demand to test it.

Witt's End offers some fridge cord replacements using Anderson connectors. You might buy there or simply take it as inspiration to build your own.

I can't help much with CV's.
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Wire up fridge. What all is needed so as to not rely on cig plug?
I missed this part for the fridge. The ARB cord with plug that screws into the ARB socket is a winner. Kurt sells them. Wire the socket from the blue sea auxiliary fuse box. Done.
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Witt's End offers some fridge cord replacements using Anderson connectors. You might buy there or simply take it as inspiration to build your own.
Are you talking about these?

http://absolute-wits-end.com/anderso...te-wiring-kit/

For $145 you can buy a whole lot of stock Engel cords to cut and refit with Power Poles. Wow. And what's with using the SB50 connectors? Those are rated over 100 amps for a fridge that draws 2 amps.
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I have Anderson Powerpole connectors if you need a few.

I would run a large ga wire with a large fuse (100amp?, rating of wire and max of fuse block) to a blue sea in the rear of the truck. Then you always have power back there for anything you want to do in the future.
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Are you talking about these?

http://absolute-wits-end.com/anderso...te-wiring-kit/

For $145 you can buy a whole lot of stock Engel cords to cut and refit with Power Poles. Wow. And what's with using the SB50 connectors? Those are rated over 100 amps for a fridge that draws 2 amps.
That is what I was referring too. Yes the cost is high thus why the inspirational comment. I get pricing as a low volume item. But if you can do it yourself the. Obviously do so.

If you have an Engel there is always the hardware kit from them. https://www.engelcoolers.com/dc-cord-hard-wire.html
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I would run a large ga wire with a large fuse (100amp?, rating of wire and max of fuse block) to a blue sea in the rear of the truck. Then you always have power back there for anything you want to do in the future.
I do this. Fusebox in the 80 is on the side of the passenger seat (a location pioneered by Christo)

For line protection I am a fan of the "Marine Rated Battery Fuse" (MRBF) Terminal Fuse Blocks by Blue Sea or Cooper/Bussman. They protect against short circuit to ground by the power feed line. For example: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Systems-.../dp/B071H9NL9G
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I have been very happy with Deka batteries, Yeasu-FTM-400 (we sooooo fancy now!) and my blue-sea fuse box equipped aux wiring. Would be fun to work on both in my garage with you!
Maybe a Fridge/Ham install party at Markofsky's once I get all items?

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I've been using the X2 Power batteries since Sears discontinued the platinum series. The X2 is a rebadged NorthStar. I've been really happy with them. No complaints on the Deka AGM in my Subaru. But that one sees little demand to test it.

Witt's End offers some fridge cord replacements using Anderson connectors. You might buy there or simply take it as inspiration to build your own.

I can't help much with CV's.
That's a nice battery.

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I have Anderson Powerpole connectors if you need a few.

I would run a large ga wire with a large fuse (100amp?, rating of wire and max of fuse block) to a blue sea in the rear of the truck. Then you always have power back there for anything you want to do in the future.
Thanks for the offer on those..

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I've been using the X2 Power batteries since Sears discontinued the platinum series. The X2 is a rebadged NorthStar. I've been really happy with them. No complaints on the Deka AGM in my Subaru. But that one sees little demand to test it.

Witt's End offers some fridge cord replacements using Anderson connectors. You might buy there or simply take it as inspiration to build your own.

I can't help much with CV's.
X3 on the x2 batteries. Weve got a few & they are bomber. The one in the troopy sits for weeks on end without being started, with the clock/radio draws & such, but has never failed to hit like a champ when we turn it over. It is several years old to at the point (5 or 6 at the least). Ive got a pro deal at batteries plus, which is worth about 10% off or so. You are welcome to use it if you end up getting a battery there.
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