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Hawse fairleads are generally used with synthetic ropes but they can be used for steel cable. Delrin is pretty tough stuff and it should do fine. In fact I would avoid a metal fairlead with steel cable because of the wear on both cable and hawse. I suppose id rather break a delrin one than shoot out a roller from an angled pull.


April 6th, 2015, 12:42 pm
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Yeah, I looked into it a lot. So long as the hawse is steel not aluminum then it's fine to run with steel cable. Delrin seems to be the universal option so I'm gonna grab one from Chassis Unlimited.

I'm also going to switch out the hook for a thimble eventually.


April 6th, 2015, 2:01 pm
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Not a major update, but I was excited to put on my Factor 55 Flatlink Expert today. REALLY can't wait to hit Hollister and use this thing.

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April 13th, 2015, 12:37 pm
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I think you've got this winching thing all wrong, you're not supposed to want to use it :mrgreen:

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April 14th, 2015, 7:00 am
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Not anything big, but after putting Dan's 37's on (Fuck yeah 37's!) my speedo was off by a lot. After looking into various fixes, the simplest seemed to be this in-line speedo cable adapter. http://www.transmissioncenter.net/speedometer_calibration_______va.htm#gm%20ratio%20adapter At $62 it was totally worth it.

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The guy offers a number of % options to speedup and slowdown your speedometer. I calculated how much I was off by the highly sophisticated method of comparing my speedo with my GPS. Was close enough to 11% that I just ordered that one. Seems to be spot on. But the guy will do custom gearing to get yours just right.

Install was as simple as unthreading the cable end on the transfer case, threading the adapter on to the t-case then threading the cable on to the adapter. Not even 2 minutes.

Sometimes it's the small things.

AND SOMETIMES IT'S THE LARGE THINGS!!! 37'S!!!

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April 27th, 2015, 8:46 pm
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Can't wait to see this on the rubicon!

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April 27th, 2015, 11:35 pm
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Looks good! Are there plans to take it over the rubicon?


April 28th, 2015, 7:07 am
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It looks good! I have to say after riding around with you at hollister and remembering my childhood sitting in the back of one of these all the time it makes me want one

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April 28th, 2015, 9:02 am
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looks great with 37's!

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April 28th, 2015, 9:15 am
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ASasquatchHoax wrote:
It looks good! I have to say after riding around with you at hollister and remembering my childhood sitting in the back of one of these all the time it makes me want one

Jackson, you like every 4x4 I feel, you should buy one and get on with building it! 8)

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April 28th, 2015, 9:25 am
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The 37s look great on there!

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April 28th, 2015, 10:11 am
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how much was that lifted? I'm getting that chevy bronco from Jackson and like they way that sub sits

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April 28th, 2015, 11:29 am
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ORD 4 inch lift kit. I dont think he has zero rates so its just springs.


April 28th, 2015, 11:40 am
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I've got a 4" lift like oatmeal said, AND I do actually have the zero rates installed now.

Thanks everyone, this is pretty much exactly how I always saw this thing - medium lift, big-ish tires.

As for the Rubicon, I'm hesitant. I'm a little attached to this thing's body work being mostly unmolested, and I do hope to re-clear-coat it eventually. I'd like to make it a resto-mod project, not just a beater wheeler. I'm more into overland/expedition kind of wheeling - we did Bald Mountain last year and that was just about perfect.

If damage wasn't all but guaranteed on Dusy and Rubicon I'd be game.


April 28th, 2015, 6:27 pm
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aaronvogel wrote:
Not anything big, but after putting Dan's 37's on (Fuck yeah 37's!) my speedo was off by a lot. After looking into various fixes, the simplest seemed to be this in-line speedo cable adapter. http://www.transmissioncenter.net/speedometer_calibration_______va.htm#gm%20ratio%20adapter At $62 it was totally worth it.

The guy offers a number of % options to speedup and slowdown your speedometer. I calculated how much I was off by the highly sophisticated method of comparing my speedo with my GPS. Was close enough to 11% that I just ordered that one. Seems to be spot on. But the guy will do custom gearing to get yours just right.

Install was as simple as unthreading the cable end on the transfer case, threading the adapter on to the t-case then threading the cable on to the adapter. Not even 2 minutes.

Sometimes it's the small things.

AND SOMETIMES IT'S THE LARGE THINGS!!! 37'S!!!


dumb question but isn't there a speedo gear on the end of the cable that you can change?
When I went up tire sizes on my ford I just had to change a gear on the end of the cable... very easy and cheap.

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