25/05/08 - Adding a CB Radio

CB Radio is used in offroading, either for keeping in touch on a Play site or whilst green laning. With all the switch gear and other dash board wiring there is no room below the dashboard for the CB. Therefore I had to find somewhere to fit the radio.

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27/03/08 - Split Charge

So having installed the physical bits of the winch, I now need a split charge system to run the two batteries. The winch is connected to the second battery in the boot and the main battery runs the normal car systems. A split charge relay connects the two batteries together, but only when the charging situation is good. The relay takes a feed from the alternator and when it is "good" it connects the batteries together. There are many types of split charge relays around but many are only suitable for low current applications such as caravan systems.

The relay below is rated at 200Amps continuous which means it can cope with high currents between the two battery systems when they are connected together.

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29/02/08 - Winch Wiring - Under bonnet.

The previous winch wiring article created a switch panel and a wiring loom that runs through to under the bonnet.

Now the winch equipment needs installing under the bonnet.

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29/02/08 - Winch Wiring - dashboard

So having got the wiring looms in, the next stage is to add in the winch wiring. I want to put a remote switch in the dash board, a second battery in the boot and the winch solenoids under the bonnet.

The winch controls will go into the dashboard. There is a handy pocket in the radio/clock mounting frame (shown with a piece of white card inserted) that will take a switch module.

To see how this progresses look at the "Read More" link......

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17/02/08 - Jimny Lean!

A common problem with a lifted Jimny is "Jimny Lean". This is where it appears to sag on the driver side. The original manufacturers springs are stiffer on the drivers side but most lift kits do not cater for this.

One simple answer is to put a spring spacer in on the drivers side. These are available from "Bits4Vits" in the UK. Here are some pictures of mine.

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