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Old 06-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #1151
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Bumper air tanks are pretty common, but normally they are round pipe bumpers which are easy to turn into air tanks.
Old 06-17-2014, 01:20 PM   #1152
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I know that people run them there on bagged trucks, but on a truck dedicated to offroad use, those bumpers are designed and made to take a thrashing for a reason, right?
Old 06-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #1153
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Re: Bean's New Dip {PROJECT ZR2}

Quote: Originally Posted by aaronweisler
I know that people run them there on bagged trucks, but on a truck dedicated to offroad use, those bumpers are designed and made to take a thrashing for a reason, right?
I DO see the point you're making here, however, given that you've made your point, you've contributed to the design process and now there's no way he can make his bumpers hold tanks without ensuring that they're adequately protected. Unless he starts on designing without checking S10 forum.
Old 06-17-2014, 03:50 PM   #1154
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Plus its not like the bumper is super thin unless the hits something full force I doubt there will be issues
Old 06-25-2014, 04:09 AM   #1155
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above all those "issues" turning them into air tanks, comes the biggest one and that is having to strip the paint off to work on them....i could do it, but honestly IMO its more trouble than its worth, and in the end since i use them for recovery i dont think it would help out much being there is 150 psi of air in the bumper WHILE i being pulled on via winch or snatch strap. if they were tube bumpers sure, but not this shape....i will probably do dual 2.5 gallon tanks in the bed or something....just have to plan things out.

speaking of giving the bumpers a beating... cant scrap out this car and leave it alone, am i right? We ended up shooting it up with my AR15 and some .45 too. amongst other various calibers. I gave the car a light tap, but if it had more weight the damage would be more....still plenty though considering the door striker frame is pretty thick.


Currently uploading a video, may post it tomorrow since its still uploading but we went to the creek for the first time in forever....its way overgrown and a few trees fell over blocking our path resulting in us to go through some thick brush....got a few hefty scratches from it too.
Untitled by bean4dip, on Flickr

of course did some buffing to remove all of them. wont bore you guys with pics of that..
Old 06-25-2014, 05:11 AM   #1156
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Used the bubba rope at the end. best money spent on a rope IMO. We will have a lot more interesting 4x4 videos later but this was a last minute trip.
Old 06-25-2014, 04:29 PM   #1157
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Nice! From the camera angle it looked like you was going to take the top off your truck when you went under the bridge
Old 06-25-2014, 06:56 PM   #1158
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Sweet Video!
Old 06-26-2014, 10:14 PM   #1159
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Nice videos! Love the truck man
Old 08-28-2014, 06:47 PM   #1160
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Been a few months since i updated my thread but i did some MUCH needed repair work on the Z, and of course some light 4x4.


First things on order were some energy suspension poly bushings for my leafs.


the stock ones were pretty bad after i pounded out the seized shackle bolts. i also accidentally spun the bushings in the housing since they were seized. so that let my leafs creak severely and pop a bunch anytime the springs flexed.


I went ahead and got to work fixing the problem after putting it off for a year.




all the old stuff. U bolts were a tad seized so i cut them off and put on the ones for my sonoma from when i lowered it back in 2008 or so.


after all this i FINALLY have zero popping from my leafs . it was pretty bad considering you could feel it on the floorboard pretty damn well. I dont know why i procrastinated on replacing them but they just got progressively worse.

Not much of an update but i was pretty busy with work lately.
Old 09-04-2014, 04:04 AM   #1161
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Nice poly mounts! my 35s will probably do the same to my bushings :/
Old 09-12-2014, 08:29 AM   #1162
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Yup, new bushings are definitely something i should have done a LONG time ago.....also this.

yay LEDs. finally bought some white ones for the map lights and footwell. i updated the license plate leds to some high output leds vs the regular led that was in there. I should work on the other instrument lights and convert them to blue as well.
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:47 AM   #1163
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Those are really bright. Where did you get them? Looks good.
Old 09-13-2014, 08:17 AM   #1164
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just on ebay, i assume, my buddy has the same look, its stupid cheap, like $1 a bulb and they brighten the shit out of your interior, same with the overhead light, lights up the whole back
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Actually they are from superbrightleds.com. Spent about $60 for 4 LEDs. I was thinking about cheap ones but wanted bright.... Kinda get what you pay for on led quality.
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Yeah chinese ebay LEDS suck. I've got a set of Samsung LEDs that I got from ebay that are ok, but not anywhere near that bright. Thats just plain impressive.
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Wow thats ****ing bright
Old 09-14-2014, 12:13 AM   #1168
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Few more shitty night pics.

Tag lights. running lights on for comparison i suppose.


This is with the led removed from the housing.


Interior lights & map lights.


You can see the reflection off the camera lens of the led board by the brake pedal. basically a 9x SMD led panel with a 194 connector.
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Wow!
Old 09-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #1170
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More money....spent $360 for some new brakes and rotors today.

Didnt go fancy drilled/slotted since that will probably suck for 4x4 with sand/rocks getting in there. but did get the best i can get locally....duralast gold. normally i stay away from duralast, but some of their products are nice, like their cap/rotor for our trucks being all brass. either way i decided to go with their rotor since all the other parts stores around here just had the cheap value rotors for $30,



Looks odd being black, but hey works for me.


after a few good stops the coating wore off. I used wagner thermoquiet ceramic pads all around. also noticed on the passenger rear i have a slight axle seal leak. guess it will be rear wheel bearing and axle seal time soon.
Old 09-15-2014, 12:44 AM   #1171
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Those new Duralast Gold Rotors are supposed to be pretty awesome.
Old 09-15-2014, 01:03 AM   #1172
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I made the mistake of using the Duralast basic rotors when I did my rear brakes last time and they are pretty badly warped. Granted they are not the "gold" rotors. Next time I replace the pads (Soon I think) I will get different rotors.

Truck looks good
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