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Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY WE'RE BACK ON OUR WRANGLER REDO PROJECT. WE'RE ADDING A NEW FRONT AXLE, STRONGER AXLE SHAFTS, HEAVY DUTY DRIVESHAFTS, BRAKES, BUMPERS, AND A WINCH TO FINISH OFF THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CONVERSION OF OUR 2007 WRANGLER. IT'S ALL TODAY HERE ON TRUCK TECH.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO TRUCK TECH. WELL TODAY WE'VE GOT OUR FORMERLY TWO WHEEL DRIVE

'07 JEEP WRANGLER BACK IN THE SHOP SO WE CAN FINISH UP OUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CONVERSION. NOW WE SAVED ABOUT $3,500 DOLLARS ON THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS THING JUST BECAUSE IT WAS THE LESS DESIRABLE TWO WHEEL DRIVE VERSION. NOW UNLESS THE JEEP YOU'RE STARTING WITH OR WORKING ON IS RUBICON, YOU'RE MORE THAN LIKELY GONNA BE REPLACING THE FAILURE PRONE FACTORY FRONT AXLE

ANYWAY IF YOU'RE SETTING IT UP FOR PRETTY SERIOUS OFF ROAD USE. SO WE TOOK SOME OF THAT $3,500 DOLLARS WE SAVED AND INVESTED IT IN AN UNDERDRIVE CRAWL BOX, A

FACTORY TRANSFER CASE, AND THIS THING OVER HERE. THIS IS A CURRIE ROCK JOCK 44. IT'S A 100 PERCENT NEW HEAVY DUTY HIGH PINION DANA 44 THAT MATCHES THE JK AXLE WIDTH. IT FEATURES CURRIE'S FORGED INNERC'S, THREE INCH AXLE TUBES WITH A WALL THICKNESS OF THREEEIGHTHS OF AN INCH. SO BENT HOUSINGS ARE A THING OF THE PAST. IT ALSO USES HEAVY DUTY BRACKETRY READY FOR THE RIGORS OF OFF ROAD USE AND THE LARGER AND STRONGER JK RING AND PINION. WE HAD THEM FILL THIS ONE WITH A YUKON GEAR AND AXLE 5.13 RING AND PINION SET AND AN ARB AIR LOCKER. TO FINISH THIS THING UP ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS PAINT IT AND ADD OUR FACTORY STEERING KNUCKLES. NOW SINCE WE ONLY WANT TO PAINT THE BARE STEEL PORTIONS OF THE HOUSING, I'M MASKING OFF EVERYTHING THAT WE DON'T WANT PAINTED BLACK. NOW FOR MY OFFICIAL PROFESSIONAL GRADE MASKING

PAPER OR A SCOT PRO SHOP TOWEL, EITHER ONE. THAT OUGHT TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS DEGREASE ALL THE BARE METAL SURFACES. THEN I FOLLOWED THAT WITH A FEW COATS OF DUPLICOLOR

SELF ETCHING PRIMER. KINDA DIG THE GREEN BUT DIDN'T REALLY MATCH UP WITH THIS PROJECT. SO I'M GIVING IT A BATH IN SEMIGLOSS BLACK. LET'S SEE HOW GOOD MY PAPER TOWEL DID. LOOK AT THAT!

AND WITH THE AXLE ON JACK STANDS UNDERNEATH THE JEEP, THE FIRST THING I'M DOING IS HOOKING UP THESE UPPER CONTROL ARMS. THEN LOWERING THE JEEP DOWN A LITTLE BIT AND ATTACHING THE FRONT SHOCKS. LIFT IT UP, UP, AND AWAY.

THEN AFTER SETTING BOTH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS TO THE SAME OVERALL LENGTH, I ATTACH THE FLEX JOINT END OF THE ARM TO THE FRAME AND THE RUBBER BUSHING END TO THE AXLE. THE FRAME END ACCEPTED SUPPLIED GRADE EIGHT HARDWARE, BUT ON THE AXLE END I USED THE ORIGINAL FACTORY CONTROL ARM BOLTS. ALRIGHT, NEXT.

THEN I INSTALLED THE BDS TRACK BAR, WITH THE ASSIST

OF A RATCHET STRAP. NOW I'M JUST LOOSELY INSTALLING IT FOR NOW. I'LL MAKE THE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS ONCE THE JEEP IS BACK DOWN ON THE GROUND. FOLLOW THAT WITH THE INSTALLATION OF THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS INCLUSIVE OF THE BUMP STOP EXTENSION. YOU CAN'T GET THE BUMP STOP IN PLACE ONCE THE COIL SPRING IS ON, SO DON'T FORGET IT. THEN WE INSTALL THE JKS ADJUSTABLE SWAY BAR END LINKS ONCE THE AXLE'S JACKED UP INTO POSITION. AND JUST LIKE THE TRACK BAR, I'LL MAKE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS ONCE THIS THING'S BACK ON THE GROUND, BUT THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THE ARMS OF THE SWAY BAR LEVEL OR PARALLEL WITH THE GROUND AT RIDE HEIGHT.

NOW OUR ROCK JOCK AXLE REUSES A LOT OF THE STOCK OUTER COMPONENTS LIKE THE STEERING KNUCKLES AND BRAKES. SO WE'VE SAND BLASTED THEM AND PAINTED THEM BLACK FOR GOOD LOOKS. OUR JEEP'S GOT ABOUT 100,000 MILES ON IT AND IT'S SITTING ON 37'S. THAT'S ASKING A LOT OUT OF THE UNIT BEARINGS OR HUBS. SO WE WENT TO ROCK AUTO DOT COM AND PICKED UP A COUPLE OF NEW ONES. THEY HAD A FEW DIFFERENT BRANDS AT A FEW DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS.

WE WENT WITH THESE SKF BEARINGS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER. NOW FOR BRAKES WE WENT TO EBC AND PICKED UP SOME OF THEIR EXTRA DUTY PADS AND SLOTTED AND DIMPLED ROTORS.

AND THE COUPLE OF JK'S WE'VE BUILT ON THE SHOW IN THE PAST WERE SITTING ON 35 INCH TIRES AND WE GOT AWAY WITH USING THE FACTORY STEERING LINKAGE. BUT SINCE THIS ONE'S GONNA BE SITTING ON 37'S, WE FIGURED WE OUGHT TO UPGRADE OUR STEERING AS WELL. SO WE WENT BACK TO CURRIE AND PICKED UP ONE OF THEIR CORRECT LENGTH STEERING LINKAGE KITS.

IT'S GOT SUPER HEAVY DUTY TIE ROD ENDS AND 4130 CHROMOLY HEAT TREATED STEEL TUBING WITH AN INCH AND FIVEEIGHTHS DIAMETER.

SO NEEDLESS TO SAY, I DON'T THINK STRENGTH IS GONNA BE AN ISSUE ON OUR STEERING SYSTEM. THE STEERING KNUCKLES GET ATTACHED TO NEW BALL JOINTS THAT CAME PRESSED INTO OUR NEW AXLE. THEN I CAN INSTALL THE TIE ROD BUT ONLY TIGHTENING DOWN THE DRIVER'S SIDE KNUCKLE ATTACHMENT FOR NOW. FOLLOW THAT WITH THE INSTALLATION OF OUR REBUILT POWER STEERING PUMP THAT WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT LATER. THEN I CAN INSTALL THE NEW DROPPED PITMAN ARM THAT

CAME IN OUR BDS LONG ARM KIT AND ATTACH THE DRAG LINK, BARELY SNEAKING IT INTO POSITION. THEN I CAN TIGHTEN EVERYTHING DOWN AT THE PITMAN ARM AND AGAIN AT THE PASSENGER SIDE KNUCKLE, MAKING SURE NOT TO FORGET THAT TIE ROD END. NOW TO MAXIMIZE THE STRENGTH OF OUR DANA 44 FRONT AXLE WE HAD A 35 SPLINED AIR LOCKER INSTALLED, AS OPPOSED TO THE FACTORY 30 SPLINE DIFF. SO TO GO WITH THAT WE WENT TO SUMMIT RACING AND PICKED UP THESE 35 SPLINED INCH AND A HALF DIAMETER 4340 CHROMOLY HEAT TREATED GTWO FRONT AXLE SHAFTS. THEY USE THE RUBICON STUB SHAFT AND THE 1350 STYLE RUBICON UJOINT THAT WE'VE ADDED FULL CIRCLE RETAINING CLIPS TO. SO THESE OUGHT TO BE THE PERFECT MATCH FOR OUR 37 INCH TIRES AND 5.13 GEARS. NOW THE REAR DANA 44 IS WHAT USES THE 30 SPLINE AXLE SHAFTS. THE FRONT DANA 30 ACTUALLY USES A 27 SPLINE DIFF AND THE RUBICON 44 USES A 32 SPLINE DIFF. LOTS OF OPTIONS, LOTS TO KEEP UP WITH. OUR EBC BRAKES BOLT RIGHT ON, THEY'RE FACTORY REPLACEMENTS. NOW WHEN DOING A TWO TO FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CONVERSION LIKE THIS, DON'T FORGET YOU NEED AN AXLE SHAFT RETAINING NUT.

SO I'VE GOT ONE ON ORDER. HOOK THE BRAKE LINE UP, WE'LL BE GOOD.

(ANNOUNCER)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'LL MAKE SURE OUR NEW REAR GEARS ARE SET UP RIGHT AND GET OUR NEW

AXLE SHAFTS INSTALLED. AND LATER WE'LL INSTALL OUR NEW BUMPERS AND WINCH, STAY TUNED!

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH, WHERE WE'RE MAKING SOME PROGRESS ON OUR USED TO BE TWO WHEEL DRIVE FOUR DOOR WRANGLER.

NOW WE'VE GOT OUR FRONT AXLE COMPLETE WITH 5.13 GEARS AND AN AIR LOCKER INSTALLED, ALONG WITH THE STEERING, SUSPENSION, AND BRAKES. AND ALL WE'VE GOT LEFT TO DO TO FINISH OUR FOUR

WHEEL DRIVE CONVERSION IS TO BUTTON UP THIS REAR AXLE AND ADD THE DRIVESHAFTS. NOW I'VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THE SOMEWHAT TEDIOUS PROCEDURE OF GETTING A GOOD PATTERN ON OUR YUKON 5.13 RING AND PINION SET. AFTER GETTING THE PINION DEPTH CORRECT, I INSTALLED A NEW CRUSH SLEEVE FROM THE INSTALLATION KIT AND SET THE PINION BEARING PRELOAD TO BETWEEN 25 AND 30 INCH POUNDS. NOW THE BACK LASH SPEC IS BETWEEN SIX

AND 10 THOUSANDTHS. WE ENDED UP AT ABOUT SEVEN AND A HALF,

WHICH IS PERFECT. NOW OUR ARB CASE SPREADER MADE SETTING CARRIER BEARING PRELOAD A PIECE OF CAKE. NOW JUST LIKE THE FRONT AXLE WE'RE USING A 35 SPLINE DIFFERENTIAL, AND HERE'S WHY. WHEN COMPARED TO THE FACTORY 30 SPLINE AXLE

SHAFT, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE GTWO AXLE AND GEAR PLACER GOLD SHAFT IS OBVIOUSLY MUCH BIGGER AND MUCH STRONGER. BUT BEFORE WE INSTALL THIS THING, I'VE GOT TO PRESS

ON THE AXLE BEARING AND INSTALL THE WHEEL STUDS. NOW IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO AN OVERKILL HYDRAULIC PRESS LIKE WE DO, YOU'RE GONNA NEED TO TAKE THIS STUFF TO A MACHINE SHOP OR REPAIR FACILITY AND HAVE THEM PRESS THE BEARINGS ON.

THESE SUCKERS ARE ON TIGHT. DON'T FORGET THE AXLE BEARING RETAINER BEFORE YOU PRESS THE BEARING ON. I HIT OURS WITH A COAT OF BLACK PAINT JUST TO

PREVENT CORROSION. THEN I CAN INSTALL THE WHEEL STUDS, WHICH I ADD A LITTLE RED LOCTITE TO BEFORE INSTALLATION. THEN I CAN INSTALL THE SHAFTS, MAKING SURE NOT TO DAMAGE ANY COMPONENTS ON INSTALLATION. ONE PART THAT CAN GET IN THE WAY IS THE REAR ABS SENSOR. SO I REMOVED IT TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T BREAK IT. THEN I CAN TIGHTEN DOWN THE AXLE SHAFT RETAINING NUTS AND INSTALL THE NEW BRAKES. BUT DON'T FORGET THE STAINLESS STEEL SHIMS THAT GO IN BETWEEN THE NEW PADS AND THE BRACKET. FOLLOW THAT UP WITH THE INSTALLATION OF OUR FRESHLY PAINTED CALIPERS AND ATTACH THE LINE. NOW I'VE GOT THE REAR AXLE JUST ABOUT FINISHED UP. BUT BEFORE I ADD THE DIFF COVER AND GET IT ALL

SEALED UP, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T HAVE ANY INSTALLATION ERRORS WITH OUR AIR LOCKER AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S NO LEAKS INSIDE. TO DO THAT ARB'S GOT THIS COOL AIR LOCKER TEST GAUGE TO MAKE IT AN EASY JOB AND LET US KNOW WE'RE SAFE TO MOVE ON. STEP ONE IS ATTACHING THE AIR LINE AND SNUGGING DOWN THE RETAINING NUT. WITH THAT DONE YOU CAN HOOK UP THE GAUGE AND PLUG IT INTO SHOP AIR. AFTER PRESSURIZING THE SYSTEM, CLOSE THE VALVE AND DISCONNECT THE SHOP SUPPLY. GIVE IT ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND SEE IF PRESSURE DROPS. IF IT DOESN'T, YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOOD AND

YOU CAN MOVE ON.

THEN WE CAN ADD SOME SILICONE RTV TO THE DIFF COVER AND GET THIS THING BUTTONED UP. BOLT IT DOWN USING THE SUPPLIED HARDWARE.

AND THERE'S NO NEED TO OVERTIGHTEN THESE BOLTS EITHER. DON'T FORGET TO TIGHTEN UP THE DRAIN PLUG

AND THE FILL PLUG. NOW WE USED TOM WOOD'S CUSTOM DRIVESHAFTS ON OUR HEMI SWAP JK WE BUILT ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THINGS WORKED OUT GREAT AND WE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THEM.

SO WHEN PICKING OUT DRIVESHAFTS FOR THIS ONE, THE CHOICE WAS EASY.

AND TOM WOODS GOT US SET UP WITH THESE HEAVY DUTY POLISHED AND CLEAR COATED DRIVESHAFTS.

YOU'VE GOT THE SINGLE JOINT AT THE AXLE END AND

THE DOUBLE CARDAN OR C/V JOINT AT THE TRANSFER CASE END. AND HE ALSO HOOKED US UP WITH DRIVE FLANGES, TWO FOR THE TRANSFER CASE AND ONE FOR THE REAR AXLE THAT I'VE ALREADY INSTALLED. TO REMOVE THE TRANSFER CASE YOKE I REMOVE THE NUT AND GAVE IT A FEW TAPS FROM A HAMMER. BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO BEAT ON IT TOO HARD. SO I JUST THREATENED IT WITH A THREE JAW PULLER AND IT FELL OFF. BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEW FLANGE, I APPLIED SOME SILICONE RTV TO THE SPLINES TO MAKE SURE FLUID DOESN'T SEEP OUT OF THAT CONNECTION. THEN I ADDED A LITTLE LOCTITE AND THE RETAINING NUT.

THEN WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE INSTALLATION OF THE DRIVESHAFT. HANGING IT AT THE AXLE END AND TIGHTENING DOWN A COUPLE OF THE BOLTS. THEN I CAN ATTACH IT TO THE TRANSFER CASE USING THE SUPPLIED HARDWARE. NOW FOR THE FRONT IT'S A YOKE INSTEAD OF A FLAT

FLANGE DESIGNED FOR A 1350 SERIES UJOINT. SAME THING, RTV ON THE SPLINES, THREAD LOCKER ON THE THREADS. NOW THE FRONT DRIVESHAFT HAS A SMALLER DIAMETER AND THAT'S NECESSARY TO CLEAR THE EXHAUST WHEN THE SUSPENSION IS AT FULL DROOP.

NOW IN ADDITION TO CONTROLLING CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT AND DISENGAGEMENT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT WE'LL GET OUR REMOTE CONTROLLED WINCH MOUNTED ON OUR NEW FRONT BUMPER, STICK AROUND!

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOP. NOW WITH OUR AIR LOCKERS INSTALLED AND LEAK TESTED,

ALL I'VE GOT LEFT TO DO IS HOOK THEM UP TO A PRESSURIZED AIR SOURCE. FOR THAT WE PICKED UP AN ARB TWIN MOTOR HIGH OUTPUT ONBOARD AIR COMPRESSOR THAT WE'RE GONNA USE FOR AIR LOCKER ACTIVATION AND FOR INFLATING TIRES, WHICH IS MADE A LITTLE BIT EASIER

WITH THIS INFLATOR KIT. NOW I'VE ALREADY GOT IT MOUNTED AND WIRED UP IN THIS KINDA UNUSED STORAGE AREA HERE IN THE BACK. ALL I'VE GOT LEFT TO DO IS THE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD TASK OF HOOKING UP THE BLUE PLASTIC AIR LINE. NOW IF YOU'RE IN TERRAIN THAT REQUIRES LOCKING DIFFERENTIALS, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE YOU COULD GET STUCK. IF YOU DO YOU'RE GONNA NEED ONE OF THESE. THIS IS A NEW WINCH FROM WARN. IT'S THEIR ZEON 10-S PLATINUM EDITION. IT'S GOT A 10,000 POUND PULL RATING, 100 FEET OF THREEEIGHTHS THICK SPIDORA SYNTHETIC WINCH ROPE, AND A POLISHED ALUMINUM FAIRLEAD, ALL IN A NICE SLEEK PACKAGE. BUT ONE THING YOU DON'T SEE IS A MANUAL CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT LEVER CAUSE THAT IS NOW CONTROLLED VIA REMOTE.

NOW IN ADDITION TO CONTROLLING CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT AND DISENGAGEMENT, IT CONTROLS SPOOL IN AND SPOOL OUT ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER AUXILIARY OUTPUTS, SUCH AS OFF ROAD LIGHTING. IT ALSO MONITORS THE REMOTE BATTERY, THE VEHICLE'S BATTERY, AND THE WINCH MOTOR TEMPERATURE.

SO IF WE EVER DO GET STUCK, MAYBE GETTING UNSTUCK WILL BE A LITTLE BIT EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT. LET'S GET THIS THING ON HERE. NO OBVIOUSLY THE REENFORCED PLASTIC FACTORY BUMPER ISN'T A SUITABLE MOUNTING LOCATION FOR A RECOVERY WINCH. SO WE'RE GONNA BE INSTALLING A NEW STUBBY BULL BAR. WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE A COUPLE OF SMALL MODIFICATIONS TO THE BUMPER MOUNTING BRACKET. THIS NOTCH MAKES ROOM FOR OUR BIG WINCH, AND THIS RAISED LIP THAT I'M CUTTING OFF CAN EITHER BE FLATTENED OR CUT OFF LIKE WE'RE DOING. THAT WILL ALLOW THE BUMPER TO SIT LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO. A LITTLE BIT OF SPRAY PAINT WILL HOPEFULLY KEEP CORROSION AT BAY.

WITH THAT DONE WE CAN PUT THE BUMPER INTO POSITION

AND START SECURING IT WITH THE EIGHT MOUNTING BOLTS. NOW SINCE THIS ISN'T A FULL WIDTH BUMPER IT'S ACTUALLY NOT TOO HEAVY. THE TEXTURED BLACK POWDER COAT BLENDS IN WITH SOME OF THE OTHER PARTS ON THE JEEP NICELY.

THESE WIRES, CABLES, AREN'T TANGLING ME UP TOO BAD.

AND WITH THE WINCH WRESTLED INTO POSITION WE CAN ATTACH THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CABLES TO THE SIDE POSTS OF OUR OPTIMA YELLOW TOP DEEP CYCLE BATTERY. JUST REMEMBER IF YOU EVER NEED TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY TO REMOVE BOTH GROUND CONNECTIONS. NOW WITH THESE BEING A DEEP CYCLE BATTERY IT WILL ALLOW THE BATTERY TO BE DRAINED DOWN FROM WINCH USE AND STILL RECOVER WITHOUT EFFECTING THE BATTERY'S LONG TERM HEALTH.

AND WITH THE WINCH BOLTED DOWN, WE CAN INSTALL THE SUPPLIED FAIRLEAD.

TO FINISH THINGS UP WE ADD THE SUPPLIED HOOK AND

SECURE IT WITH THE COTTER PIN.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOP, WHERE WE'RE JUST BUTTONING UP THE INSTALLATION OF OUR MICKEY THOMPSON METAL SERIES REAR BUMPER. IT'LL OFFER UP A LOT MORE PROTECTION FOR THE TRAIL AND THE STREET THAN THE PLASTIC FACTORY BUMPER WOULD. PLUS IT'S GONNA GIVE US A COUPLE OF HEAVY DUTY RECOVERY POINTS WITH THESE DRINGS. NOW THE SPARE TIRE IS NOT GONNA FIT ON THE FACTORY TAILGATE ANY MORE.

SO WE'RE EITHER GONNA HAVE TO FIND A HOME FOR IT INSIDE THE JEEP OR WE'RE GONNA INSTALL THE OPTIONAL SPARE TIRE CARRIER. FOR NOW WE'RE GONNA THROW THE TIRES AND WHEELS ON THIS THING, SET IT ON THE GROUND, AND SEE WHAT OUR NEWLY CONVERTED FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WRANGLER LOOKS LIKE. NOW YOU'VE SEEN THESE BEAD LOCKS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED, BUT WHAT WE DIDN'T SHOW YOU IS HOW THEY WENT TOGETHER.

STEP ONE IS INSTALLING A VALVE STEM, WHICH IS MADE EASY WITH THIS VALVE STEM INSTALLER TOOL THAT

WE PICKED UP FOR JUST A FEW BUCKS.

WE FOLLOW THAT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TIRE DRESSING ON THE INNER BEAD. JUST A LITTLE BIT TO HELP THAT BEAD GLIDE OVER THE WHEEL, HELP IT SEAT A LITTLE BIT EASIER. NOW SOMETIMES IT HELPS TO HAVE A SECOND SET OF HANDS TO HELP PERSUADE THE TIRE OVER THE WHEEL. AND ONCE THE TIRE'S CORRECTLY POSITIONED ON

THE WHEEL WE CAN INSTALL THE OUTER BEAD LOCK FLANGE, ALONG WITH THE 32 WASHERS AND ALL THE GRADE EIGHT FIVESIXTEENTHS BOLTS THAT WERE PROVIDED WITH THE WHEELS.

AND BEFORE I BREAK OUT ANY ELECTRIC OR AIR POWERED TOOLS I'M STARTING EVERY SINGLE BOLT BY HAND TO MAKE SURE I DON'T CROSS THREAD ANY OF THE BOLTS. ONE QUICK CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RUBBER IS IN THE CORRECT RECESS ON THE MOUNTING FLANGE AND I CAN

START SNUGGING DOWN THE BOLTS USING AN ELECTRIC DRILL WITH A LIGHT CLUTCH SETTING. AFTER THAT I TIGHTEN THE BOLTS IN A CRISS CROSS PATTERN WORKING MY WAY UP TO 20 FOOT POUNDS. THEN WE ADDED AIR AND FILLED THE TIRE UP, SEATING THE INNER BEAD. THAT WAS EASY, ONLY TOOK ABOUT 10 POUNDS. NOW COMPARED TO WHAT WE STARTED WITH, THIS THING IS LOOKING MUCH IMPROVED. NOW THE KMC BEAD LOCK WHEELS THAT WE PICKED UP FROM RIMS ONE WE'VE HIT WITH SOME DUPLICOLOR CUSTOM WRAP REMOVABLE COATING JUST FOR A LITTLE BIT OF FUN. NOW WE'RE NOT DONE WITH THIS PROJECT YET. WE'VE STILL GOT SOME COOL LED LIGHTING AND SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADES ALONG WITH TRYING TO SQUEEZE SOME PERFORMANCE OUT OF THIS LITTLE THREEEIGHT VSIX. NOW LIKE WE MENTIONED, WE MADE THESE ALUMINUM WHEELS RED WITH DUPLICOLOR'S CUSTOM WRAP REMOVABLE COATING. IT SPRAYS ON LIKE REGULAR PAINT BUT AFTER A FEW LAYERS BUILD UP IT FORMS A MEMBRANE THAT CAN PEELED AWAY CLEANLY WITHOUT EFFECTING THE SURFACE UNDERNEATH.

AND IF RED'S NOT YOUR COLOR, THEY'VE GOT A FEW NEW OPTIONS. IF YOU WANT TO GO CAMOUFLAGE THEY NOW HAVE WOODLAND BROWN, FOREST GREEN, AND DESERT SAND. SO IF YOU WANT TO TEMPORARILY ALTER THE LOOKS OF YOUR VEHICLE FOR PRETTY CHEAP, CHECK OUT DUPLICOLOR'S CUSTOM WRAP. NOW WHEN WE'VE GOT A MESS IN THE SHOP, WE TYPICALLY REACH FOR SCOT BLUE SHOP TOWELS. THE BOX HAS 200 TOWELS IN IT IN AN EASY TO DISPENSE BOX. THEY'VE ALSO GOT PRO SHOP TOWELS, WHICH ARE SOLVENT RESISTANT, AND GLASS TOWELS MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR CLEANING GLASS. SO IF YOU'VE GOT A PROJECT COMING UP OR A JOB THAT REQUIRES YOU TO GET GREASY AND DIRTY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PICK UP SOME SCOT SHOP TOWELS. GUYS THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCK TECH, SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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