I'm really digging those X-xlamp things, dare I ask how much they cost per clamp?Added a new light bar and switch panel this week.
- Rugged Ridge X-Clamps
- 32 inch Rigidhorse single row light bar. 300 watt/30,000 lumens. Not sure if the lumens metric is correct but the bloody thing is bright for a single row light.
- Auxbeam 6 gang switch panel. So I can add even more lights!
The 32 inch light bar fit almost perfectly with the X-Clamps in this set up. I wonder if the mounting bracket might be a bit too tall but I still think it's a good fit. Two added benefits with the location. No wind noise or whistling at highway speed and no hood glare.
I just notice my neighbor's X in a couple of the photos!
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Got the set of them from 4WheelParts for $44. That included tax and shipping. Might be able to find them cheaper on Amazon or Ebay. Be careful if you order though. There are different sizes. I almost ordered the incorrect size at first.I'm really digging those X-xlamp things, dare I ask how much they cost per clamp?
Drop in a new vg33e 😂 Just throwing that out there before anyone else does....
Got almost all of the factory bolts and 1 nut wire-wheeled and cleaned up. Installed the new water pump using the factory bolts with silver anti-seize. Tightened the 6 bolts in a twin-triangle pattern, then final tightening in a counter-clockwise circle. The last bolt was the special one that has a threaded head for the timing cover. Just as I tightened it, it snapped off. Sometimes I hate life!
I added onto my thread with a question about removing the bolt, to save getting this thread off-topic...
Same nut and bolt....
I love the humor, but you actually aren't far off from what I was thinking. If I spend the energy to pull that engine, I'm gonna look into swapping in a 4.3L GM or maybe even a small V8, rebuilt 4L80 or 6L90 trans, and a dual-shift transfer case. (Hey, a guy can dream big, eh?)Drop in a new vg33e 😂 Just throwing that out there before anyone else does.
Nice 👍 easy fixes are the best fixesI love the humor, but you actually aren't far off from what I was thinking. If I spend the energy to pull that engine, I'm gonna look into swapping in a 4.3L GM or maybe even a small V8, rebuilt 4L80 or 6L90 trans, and a dual-shift transfer case. (Hey, a guy can dream big, eh?)
The stock diffs should be plenty tough enough, but I'd want to see about some kind of lockers.
* Checks his bank account, carries 1, divides by π (pi), can't swing it with this job. *
Here's the good news. I took a shower, had dinner, and then my thinking juices started working again. I popped the water pump off and there she was, stickin' out of the block! I removed it with my bare fingers. Niiiiccce.
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