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#16 OFFLINE   DonYukon

 
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

I like your backup lights, I did something similar but I had to mount them under the bumper, just a temporary thing until I get my utility bumpers made up soon.

I like where you're headed with this build, any plans for a lift?
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

i'm mixed about lifting it. i would like too but being 5'7" it can already be a little effort to put my kayak or other stuff up on the roof. plus i tow alot so i dunno if i really want a lifted vehicle to do that with. i think for now i'm content with the leveling kit. i do have some z71 springs and 1 1/2" spacers to swap out in the rear. i'll see how i feel about that height for a bit once i get around to putting them in
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

Nice rig! I have actually wanted a Tahoe/Yukon since seeing some of the guys rigs over on Expedition Portal and their builds. I'm also 5'7" and even with the 1.5" BL and leveling kit, I struggle to put my kayaks up on my roof without a step ladder. Strapping them requires actually climbing up on top of the topper (which also being 180 lbs, I wonder if that topper is meant to hold so much weight, lol!).

Which wire is the reverse wire? I plan on adding some lights as well.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

I know under the dash by the stereo or in the stereo harness it is the green wire

I did the green wire mod on my kenwood dvd last year that way, however I never could get the steering wheel control to work, so I sent it all back

I thought if memory serves me right it is the brown wire at the rear of the vehicle

I will let you know as I too have Led's on order for the rear of mine too :good:
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:31 AM

Nice rig! I have actually wanted a Tahoe/Yukon since seeing some of the guys rigs over on Expedition Portal and their builds. I'm also 5'7" and even with the 1.5" BL and leveling kit, I struggle to put my kayaks up on my roof without a step ladder. Strapping them requires actually climbing up on top of the topper (which also being 180 lbs, I wonder if that topper is meant to hold so much weight, lol!).

Which wire is the reverse wire? I plan on adding some lights as well.


Not sure about you GMT800 guys, but my 400 has the wire running down the driver side of the frame and bundles just short of the tow hitch (IIRC, same bundle as brake lights). I don't recall the colors, but hopefully my incredibly detailed location map will help :mellow:
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

i'm mixed about lifting it. i would like too but being 5'7" it can already be a little effort to put my kayak or other stuff up on the roof. plus i tow alot so i dunno if i really want a lifted vehicle to do that with. i think for now i'm content with the leveling kit. i do have some z71 springs and 1 1/2" spacers to swap out in the rear. i'll see how i feel about that height for a bit once i get around to putting them in


I also have reservations about a lift, I want one, but with my disability it would create more problems then it solves
BurbanAZ showed in his thread that a stock Yukon could do what the others could with chosing your lines
I might try a body lift for starters, I think another 2 inches I could manage though
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:45 AM

got a few things done today. got a new light in today to replace the one that was out. kinda good and kinda bad on that. i plugged it in and saw the color was different so i opened it up and it was a 5k light instead of the 6k the others are. not too far off but enough that it bugs me. lol. so i popped open the other flood light to check the guts and see if i could see what was wrong with it and saw they were 35w hids instead of the 55w they were supposed to be. prolly order up a hid kit and just replace all the guts in a couple of em so they can all be the same 6k 55w lights i want. so basically right now i've got 2-55w 6k spots. a 55w 5k flood and a 35w 6k flood. i'll get this all straightened out and matching eventually :lol:

so since i had the light bar down to replace the light, i redrilled the mounting holes for the lights. the original holes mounted the lights too close to the bar so i couldn't aim them down far enough to be effective.
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this is what i used to be able to be able to dismount my rack without cutting up any wires. theres 2 - 4 way trailer harness connectors. each one runs power/ground for two lights. if i need to pull the light bar off its just a quick unplug
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next up on my list today was to mount some quickfists to mount my shovel. i went the quick easy hose clamp method for right now. i've got another mounting method i'm going to do soon once i find all the parts i need to do it. i would have been fine with this till i saw some random pics from someone online with an overkill type mounting bracket they made i'm going to steal the design of
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the head of the shovel tucks up under the airdam in front to keep it out of the wind
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next, i picked up this lock to thread through the hi-lift for a little security. unfortunatly i don't like it once i played around with it. the locking mechanism seems pretty cheap and possibly prone to getting moisture in it which could freeze up in winter and make it next to impossble to unlock. kinda dissapointed since i expected better from masterlock. i think i'm just going to make my own cable in the next few days and use a weather resistant padlock
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after messing around with that stuff i had more on my list for the day. i recently lost a led drl due to a burnt out socket. replaced the socket and switched to amber leds this time around. still gotta replace the passenger side socket but i was getting lazy after everything else so i skipped it
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i think someone asked what trails looked like around here. most are like this. alot of fireroads and seasonal roads out in the forest. this particular road is a seasonal. next to no chance to make it through in winter. its used as a snowmobile trail during those months. get alot of places with big mudholes or even where the road basically completly underwater from flooded swamps
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

wow, that is a REALLY impressive light setup. x6 55w bulbs is huge!! I might have missed it, but whose lights are you running?

I really like your roof rack. Who makes the mounts hanging off the side of the rack?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

the roof lights are "kragen" style hids. you can find em all over for around 70-80 each. centers are spots and the outers are floods. the lights on my bumper are hella 500ff's with 100w bulbs in em. used to think they were good lights. now with the roof lights on you can barely tell when the hellas are lit up when going down the road
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

oh, and the brackets for the high lift come from baja rack
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

the roof lights are "kragen" style hids. you can find em all over for around 70-80 each. centers are spots and the outers are floods. the lights on my bumper are hella 500ff's with 100w bulbs in em. used to think they were good lights. now with the roof lights on you can barely tell when the hellas are lit up when going down the road


Thanks Jesse.

I'm in a similar boat, but I run 35w HIDs on top and 130w on the bull. The output of HID's blows away Halogens...and Halogens have a higher amp draw, so it's win/win for HIDs
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

the 700FF's I run really are impressive for only being 55 watts

seen videos on youtube before i made the purchase that showed how much more over the 500's these have for the same power

I was sold
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

i'm mixed about lifting it. i would like too but being 5'7" it can already be a little effort to put my kayak or other stuff up on the roof. plus i tow alot so i dunno if i really want a lifted vehicle to do that with. i think for now i'm content with the leveling kit. i do have some z71 springs and 1 1/2" spacers to swap out in the rear. i'll see how i feel about that height for a bit once i get around to putting them in


Really good looking rig! I really love the stance and hope you dont lift it anything more than a couple or few inches. I really like the way these trucks look with a little offset and agressive tires. I hate having a lift most times, basically any time im not offroading. It really detracts from the driveability, plus like you guys say loading stuff is a pain, scraping windows and snow removal is a huge pain.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

ME NEED ROOF RACK
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