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Bkennedy's SAS and Rebuild Thread

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by BKennedy, June 4, 2013.

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  1. Stic-o

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    I'm still rocking the Hi-lift but it's bolted to the cage behind the back seat. It's kind of a pain to get out but doable if needed. It's also out of the way and not rusting outside the truck.

    I still use the factory bottle jack a lot though, just throw a 4x4 under it. But now you have me thinking ... I should build a base for it to bolt on to, and can also go back over the jack and act as a case.:scratch:
     
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  3. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I carry both a Hi Lift and a bottle jack. I don't have any of those nifty extensions though. I'm going to have to remedy that ;)
     
  4. BKennedy

    BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Today, I started working on the headlight relay mod to see if it helps with the yellow headlights.
     
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    Completed headlight relay mod. Lights look "cleaner" but still yellow compared to the LED's. Switch should last longer this way.
     
  6. Stic-o

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    You need to go to a 6000k bulb to match the LED lights.
     
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    Or to an LED bulb. Saw a link on here to some a few weeks back...don't have the money at the moment, and can't remember the link or where I found it, but I'm very tempted to have my best friend (who is an LED dealer) find me some...

    If I find anything, I'll be sure and share the wealth! :D
     
  8. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I have Sylvania bulbs in there now and they look perfect. Not sure of the output.
    Edit: All the Sylvania 9007 bulbs are 1000k lumens.

    Let us know. I don't really want to spend any more money on lights right now either. I had all the materials to do this job and it did help a little. Also allowed me to run the head lights off the auxiliary battery.

    Double the price for two SilverStar Ultra's. I though the Ultra's were too expensive when I was parts shopping last week. I won't replace the bulbs until one burns out.
     
  10. Stic-o

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    The 6000k is the color of the light. Most LED light bars are a 6000k. Your factory lights are around 3000k or less and have the yellow tint to them vs. 6500k would have a more blue tint. Higher still they turn purple. Silverstars are about 4500k
     
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    Lucky me that my best friend's business is LED's...got my 20" TuffStuff LED bar from him for only $120 ($370 from TuffStuff online) and he's got a 40" waiting for me that only ran me $240...pretty sure I can get a deal worked out on some headlight bulbs! :D
     
  12. BKennedy

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    Maybe your friend should contact [MENTION=71]Rick[/MENTION] and become a vendor here.
     
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    I'm getting the "best friend discount" and he's more aimed at selling LEDs for use on farm equipment, but that is an idea. I'll get a hold of him and see what he thinks, and get a hold of Rick once I hear from him. :D
     
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    Maybe he would do us a group purchase for the LED headlights?? He could make some money and we could get a deal, you know we love deals...:):thumbsup:

    Something I noticed when I was driving the Explorer around town yesterday was the turn signals and hazard lights blink about 25% faster with the headlight relay mod. Its not too fast that its unacceptable and everything else light related works normally (flash to pass, high beam switch, park and head lights). I think that means there was a constant draw through the turn signal switch circuit for the high beam / flash to pass mode. I almost wired it up so the low beams were on in "run" for a daytime running light mod, but I figure if they can't see my Explorer coming, they must be legally blind.
     
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    More than likely, the turn signal is working as it was when New.

    Heat & age on all that stock wiring, and connections at the pwdb have got weak after all these years.
     
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    Brian1 posted a pic of a spark plug off his Explorer that the ceramic came apart and it made me paranoid. Got to thinking how long its been since I changed the plugs. Only about 15000 miles, but five years worth of time. Scored these off rockauto.com closeout:
    MOTORCRAFT Part # AWSF42EE Double Platinum Plus
    Suppressor Spark Plug, $2.21 each (now only one left).
    Am going to change the injector o rings at the same time. Bought a set after Khris had a rough idle that turned out to be a bad o ring.

    And, I think I finally got the shocks I wanted for the rear of the Silverado. Gabriel pro-guards keep going up on rockauto every few weeks, for a few hours, then drop off when they sell out. I got an email notification that they were back in stock and ordered a set. Hope I got them this time, as they are a decent shock and $18.87 each.
     
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    Which I likely would've never found had it not been for Ford Diagnostics! Never once crossed my mind that could be an issue... Piece of mind doesn't hurt, that's for sure!
     
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    Got all 12 o rings at rock auto for $6.
     
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    Stupid Ford Dealer!!! LOL I needed mine like that day and well, I paid for it cause of it! I don't remember how much it was but I told them my opinion for sure when they told me the cost. And that was at my companies discounted rate, not even retail. LOL
     
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    Ford parts have always been stupid expensive. Got a better deal at the Volvo dealership. Best deal I get is the employee pricing at the Chevrolet dealer my brother works for. The plugs for the Silverado were cheaper there than Autozone. Got a set of wipers for $9.
     
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    Did you ever get rid of your old rack and lights?
     

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