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Re: lowboy
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2013, 09:01:16 PM »
Nothing fits your jeep?

Yeah, back to electric drums and crap brakes. I can hardly wait.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2013, 09:53:42 PM »
Spring over that bitch.  Your already in the $$ and plan to keep the trailer  some perches and bolts will be lime another 100$

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2013, 11:23:34 PM »
Can't you drill some new holes and put it sideways so the caliper is between the spring and frame

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2013, 11:31:43 PM »
Doesn't fit between spring and frame. There is no rotation where it clears.

No interest in making it the height it a deckover. I'll just get a deckover if I want that.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2013, 06:29:59 PM »
If I move the brake line fitting to where one of the bleeders is, cap that hole with a flush plug, and trim the outside u bolts, I could run the caliper at 6 o'clock. May do that...

Still would need new grease seals for the smaller dia spindles.
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Re: lowboy
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2013, 06:19:01 PM »
Got the exact same seals I already had from Brads last week. That stops me cold, again.

Trim dead ends on the outside unbolt an grind back a bit of the lip on the ubolt plates to clear where the caliper slides go.

Will be annoying to bleed w bleeders on the bottom but that should be a one time issue. it'd damn well better be worth it in the end. I have middling hopes at this point and regret the purchase. If it wouldn't cost me so much to return it they'd have been gone again last week and I'd continue to suck it up with shit brakes.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2013, 08:04:51 PM »
Caliper mounts and hubs on driver side. Trailer is a 4 wheeler again.

I'm about 1/3 done since no plumbing is done yet.

Calipers go on/off inside the wheels. That's GREAT news


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 06:08:04 PM »
Other 2 hubs and backing plates removed. Plumbing roughed and other calipers reconfigured.

Planning to bleed next, mounting the pump will be fun with need to poke two new holes in stainless brackets.

Then I can get brackets on, calipers on, hubs, tires, mount pump, do final wiring. Rough order of operations. Might make it tonight but I bet not. Titan is a good helper!


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« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2013, 09:58:43 PM »
Done tested and parked!

Need to double check grounds everywhere since in spite of working properly the P3 says no trailer connected. Apparently a weak ground between tow vehicle and the pump will cause that symptom.

The pump literature warns in several places about voltage spikes so I need to not leave the winch disconnected and switch between the two battery uses.

I also discovered that my trailer connector on the truck doesn't energize the center pin for backup lights so that's something to fix when I put a gooseneck placed plug on it one of these days.

Feels really good to finally wrap this fucker up.
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Re: lowboy
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2013, 11:01:49 AM »
but does it stop?

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« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2013, 11:56:01 AM »
Probably!


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2013, 09:35:27 PM »
Checked this out further today and found that not only was reverse to the aux pin skipped but so was +12v

Probably bitchy due to voltage mismatch at the pump between trailer battery and truck system? Certainly would cause big issues.

Didn't get as far as rewiring that plug. Going to add one at the hose position as long as I'm opening up the wiring harness. Found the ram body builder guides with very complete practical wiring info. Found my switched +12v in the cab too. That'll be handy to know.


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« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2013, 11:06:24 PM »
Wasn't a ground issue. Was a no-load issue. No load whatsoever detected on the output and the controller didn't like that; with the P3 being listed as a compatible controller I'm curious what the two mfgs will say, I plan to inquire. Tempermanantly fixed with a scrap pile brake magnet wired in parallel with the pump stuffed in the j-box with everything else. Gives it a 2a peak load and no more "no trailer connected."

Swapped a bad backup light relay too so they work again. Time to put some lifetime on there soon.

Should get a light test tow tmw night.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2013, 07:46:29 PM »
 I had to make the dumbest wiring change I have ever made to get my controller to be happy. on the bright side, 8v locks the tires with about 6500 pounds on the trailer.




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« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2013, 07:46:54 PM »
I forgot I made that earlier post. Hah


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