Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Update, 10% Tcase gear set, light bar...

My original guess on RPM for the 488 gears 37s was approx 100 rpm high. Thought 60 mph was 2950 but reality is 2850. Plus the Lx likes to tow at 58 mph which cruises at 2700 which is fine on flat ground.

So, I picked up a set of 10% High gear set for the Tcase. This should get me back to wear I wanted originally around 2970 doing the math. If in axles would be like 5:36 gears.

I trimed my front bumper to allow my winch cover to fit & added a cheap LED light. It works for now I've never been happy with how it looks. It's only held on by 2 bolts & it's bent. I've cut on it so many times. I'm eventually gonna get a welder & fix it or built a complete new one... same for rear.


Next weekend I will be actually doing some tent camping & wheelin with my oldest daughter... 1st time this year geez time flies... its almost Augaust.
Spanish Lake Trail if its open.
Its been on my bucket list for at least 5 years.
It will be a great time.

Had to trim rear fender flares a bit more... since the new rear control arms... then snapped a poser shot.
The morning sun hit the side & made it look gold in color.

Later all...
Happy trails to you...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New to us Travel Trailer

Hey y'all its been a long time since I've posted... reason being I have changed gears as far as the family camping action.
We have sold the old 6x12 box trailer & found a trailer to suite the family needs that the Lx450 could tow... well barely.
After months of research, hunting, finding then purchase we have a 2016 Keystone Passport 238MLWE.
It took a lot preparation of the Lx450 to be able to tow this trailer safely.
4:88 axle gears, all new rotors, pads, master cylinder & hand brake rebuild also suspension upgrades like rear 4-link control arm bushing & pan hard relocation bracket. Oh & a tow controller that I showed install on previous post.
All that said here is some pics.

We have gone to Oceano Dunes
 Lake Lopez
San Simion