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    Looks great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mile High VX View Post
    Well done...love your VX!
    It'll never be as clean as yours, but thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by JoFotoz View Post
    Looks great....

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    It's getting there....slowly but surely....
    Last edited by eternal21 : 04/11/2016 at 10:41 AM

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    A few weekends ago, I put in the new headliner. I thought that while I was up there doing that, I might as well make it a project weekend. On the list:
    -replace headliner
    -install sound deadening material on the roof
    -install the LED light rack

    I started on a Friday night @ 8pm, stayed up to 4am, then got up 8am to take the spare tire to have it mounted, and got back to work. I was wrapping everything up @ 6pm the next day.

    After pulling the headliner, I came across 17 year old insulation and adhesive.


    Utilizing a bunch of GooGone, elbow grease, and Simple Green, things were looking pretty good after about 4 hrs. The Raammatt BXT II was then applied.


    I had purchased a 31" LED light bar, and thought that it would be a good idea to knock that out while the headliner was out. I didn't want to mount it to the roof, as I was loathe to drill holes into it. Instead, I used my Yakima racks as mounting points, and it came out spectacular.





    Since I don't half do things, I used an OEM fog light switch from a Rodeo and figured out the wiring so that I can keep the interior looking clean. Currently there is one switch for the light bar, one switch for the fog/driving lights, and the last switch will be for the rear lights I'll be installing.

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    Looks great. How did you route your wiring? Did you notice a big difference between the OEM insulation and the Raammatt?

    I have my fogs wired the same way...just love that OEM clean look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mile High VX View Post
    Looks great. How did you route your wiring? Did you notice a big difference between the OEM insulation and the Raammatt?

    I have my fogs wired the same way...just love that OEM clean look.
    I wanted to try and make the wiring as clean as possible. The light bar's wires are encased in some pretty thick, flexible plastic shielding. I drilled a hole in the plastic channel on the driver's side that hides the roof rack mounting points. I then did the best that I could to line that up inside the cab so that the vertical hole I had to drill would be hidden under that plastic cap on the roof. Worked out like a champ. I then ran the shielded cable through and poly'ed both holes, then ran it down the a-pillar and to the dash. I have a power distribution block in the cab, so I didn't have to route anything through the firewall.


    As for the BXT II, I'm very glad I did that. After I installed it, I re-positioned the OEM insulation and used spray adhesive to secure it to the BXT II. The end result is a much more crisp bass response, and a lot less of a "tinny" sound. It packs a lot more punch.
    Last edited by eternal21 : 04/11/2016 at 12:08 PM

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    That's a great idea and well done!

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    It's been a long 6 weeks. My rig blew both head gaskets in Moab after the radiator fan went into the radiator, and since I couldn't remove the head studs w/an 1800lb/ft impact (turns out this is a common issue), I opted to drop in my spare engine. Did 90% of the work myself (a friend graciously came over after everything was disconnected and we maneuvered the old engine out and dropped the replacement in) in my garage. Started 2 weeks ago today, and she fired up last night. I'll update this thread with a recap in the next week or so.

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