Well that work trip to thailand ended up being two trips which together came to 2 1/2 months in total!
Certainly delayed the build up abit, yet there has been some progress.
Rear suspension in, bumpstops, mud flaps, in cab winch wireing.
Had a short shake down run today. Will need about 5mm more bump stops front and rear. Will be 60mm front and rear.
Other than the bump stops, everything worked perfect. No issues at all on the freeway. The MTZs are a hell of alot quieter than the old hard MTRs. Wanders a tiny bit more yet i suspect thats the castor. Its currently 3 deg out.
Offroad the OME suspension works great. Heaps of travel and doesn't pitch hard from side to side like the stock suspension use to. On faster gravel potholes/ rocks don't unsettle the whole car like they use to. Alot of this is probably the 33s soaking up most bumps!
As it was only me I didn't get many pictures!
Checking the tyre clearance. Not at full flex, I need a bigger rock!
Ready to be installed this week!
Stock gearing on 33s wasn't as bad as I had expected. On road its no trouble at all. The auto hunts abit more on hills yet thats it. Off-road engine breaking is now all but gone, yet otherwise its ok. Its far from ideal, yet depending on what type of stuff you drive it could be manageability long term.
All ready for the lockers! The extra switch will be work light/reversing light on the rear bar/ tyre carrier.
One unrelated problem that came up today was the aircon blower stopped working. Its been cutting in and out work awhile now. Each time it stopped working, I could give the wiring under the dash a kick and it would come good again. I had checked the loom I was kicking, tyring to figure out what was the problem, yet as it was intermittent i couldn't trace it with a multi meeter. Each time i touched the wires to test it it would start again. Cleaning all the contacts made no difference.
Today it finally stopped for good and i was able to trace the problem.
The connector has melted. I suspect my method of "fixing" it added to the problem It had obviously been arcing each time i kicked it.
Its one of those times where i should have tried abit harder to find the cause of the problem! I actually had this connector apart a couple of times clearing it!
I bypassed the blower past it now with suitably heavy wire/ connectors! If anyone else has similar issues, its the connector directly above the drivers foot rest.