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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    truck looks sweet man

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Thanks, its a piece of crap lol
    I can't wait to make some brackets for this light bar, I'm going to go live out in the bush once I can see where I'm going lol

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Quote Originally Posted by dart57 View Post
    That must of been you I saw last night at chapples golf course?

    I was yelling when you drove by, but I guess you never heard. Lol.

    Post light bar jetta placement.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    So with that set aside for now until I can mod the brackets it came with or make my own, I decided its time to make a hybrid urethane carrier bearing support bushing


    I used a jack to take the weight off the driveshaft and then packed the support bushing full of urethane to try and stop the hop I've been getting on steep hills in 4low.


    Still waiting for it to dry.. Its been about 7 hours now and its just starting to tack up because its so cold. I'm going to leave it over night and get a ride to work so hopefully tomorrow night I can take it out and see if that shake is fixed in 4low when climbing.

    I also found a steering linkage from a 2009 for cheap so I'm trying to play the money out, do I wanna fix the clunks, or do I not want to hear the clunks? Hmm...
    Remember on like page 1 when I gave you that laundry list of what would happen if you didn't spend your money in the right places?

    ....its only beginning.

    That urethane in the bearing is just wrong, if you want to fix the shudder you need to go to a 1-piece shaft. There are companies who make a living off 1-piece conversions. Dodge even realized how problematic that setup is and converted to a factory 1-piece starting around 2010-11.

    The 2009 steering linkage will do nothing for you, in fact it will most likely come with a defective tie-rod already in it (known factory warranty issue). The clunks and slop comes primarily from the intermediate shaft and steering box, which is aggravated by bad track bar bushings, linkage and ball joints. There are so many moving parts in the front end that you don't even need to see the play in a single joint, it will just multiply from the hub on up to the steering wheel and you will chase it forever.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Yeah, the urethane didn't dry completely and duty calls so I drove it anyway, I think the clunk is louder now that it doesn't have any play in the bearing. Making things worse one ghetto fix at a time.

    I know I at least need a front left wheel bearing and the right outer tie rod to start, then I'll do an alignment and see where I'm at.

    But these one piece driveshafts you speak of.. Companies? Opinions?

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    These 1 piece drive shafts are going to be in the 700~ dollar range lol. You need one that's like 7-8 feet long...

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Yes Kevin they run about 700$ but you can spend that in a year or two maintaining a shitty two piece.

    Anonymous, instead of buying new linkage have a look at this. Just note that any Moog Problem Solver line joints are not compatible with these.

    http://www.lukeslink.com/Home_Page.html

    and for your driveshaft

    http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...e%20truck.html

    These guys know their shit

    Because of your engine/trans combo you'll have to probably buy a built to order shaft, there is a factory dodge part number for the 2010+ shaft however i believe it will only work with a diesel/auto, i think it runs just under 500$ from some places.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Thanks for the links, I'm going to look into that aluminum single piece driveshaft once I have the parts for exist.

    Clutched? and I did more work with the light bar today, filed down the alignment marks so it can be mounted straight out the back.


    Filed down the bottoms so they sit flat now


    Popped this majigger off


    Drilled a new hole to mount the brackets


    Brackets mounted


    Light bar mounted


    Now I just gotta toss in the wiring harness I made and its all good.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Nice. That's going to be nice and bright lol

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Finally finished everything, off with low beams.


    Automatically turns on with high beams.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    That looks awesome. What size is that light bar ?

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    It doesn't turn on with your DRLs does it? Not sure if you've disabled those or not.. Or if you did the 5 pin relay system we were talking about instead.

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Quote Originally Posted by FC3S View Post
    That looks awesome. What size is that light bar ?
    42" combo curved, sides are flood pattern, middle is spot beam.

    Quote Originally Posted by exist View Post
    It doesn't turn on with your DRLs does it?
    It does turn on with DRL, but it cuts the wattage in half just like the DRL using a half wattage highbeam, I wasn't expecting that much.

    Quote Originally Posted by exist View Post
    Not sure if you've disabled those or not..
    The DRL will be disabled but I either need to buy a programmer or S and lot of D's at Lakehead to get them to do it without questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by exist View Post
    Or if you did the 5 pin relay system we were talking about instead.
    It's a 4 wire relay, 5 wire relay will come after I buy flush mount light bars for reverse, switches, panel, and make another wiring harness

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    Wire it to a switch + highbeam man.. If you ever forget to turn your lights on you're driving around with a huge led bar on lol

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    Re: Project: Ramathorn

    That's the plan, but I don't have the switches yet lol. I also never drive with my lights off, first thing I do is turn them on out of habit from the Jettas lol.

    And I mean, its either order the rear lights, new relays, make a new harness, switches, and switch panel.. Or I can order the parts for Jetta surprise and the retrofit.

    Doesn't matter to me, I just wanna get your stuff out of the way cause I keep forgetting lol

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