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  • Birthday 02/24/1976

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    Yorba Linda

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    Gecko, Pad 1, The good old days back behind clean geans
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    Buggy Works Rail, Eliminator Boat

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  1. Critchy

    Manx Bodys

    Scott do you do any fiberglass repair? I have a mid wide body of yours, burgundy one. I rolled the car and cracked the fenders. So I need them fixed. Is that something you can do and would the color be consistent where the repair is? If you can do it how much you think that would cost me? The fenders are easy to work with because I cut them independent of the hood when I mounted them. Let me know. Thanks
  2. Critchy

    Grade 8 or Grade 5 bolts

    Thanks guys. Some interesting info. I have used the silver anti seize on my stainless bolts, and nothing on my grade 8’s. I’ll have to get some gold for my grade 8’s. Maybe just use that for my stainless ones also.
  3. Critchy

    Grade 8 or Grade 5 bolts

    Ok so I’m curious. What bolts are everyone using on their car. I have grade 8 for all important parts, suspension parts, a-arms, shocks, seat mounts, motor mounts, etc. I always thought grade 8 was the best way to go. But for some reason I started thinking about it the other day and was thinking grade 5 might be better since it’s my understanding it has more shear strength. Shear strength would seam to apply more to sand cars. So what’s everyone using on the different parts?
  4. Critchy

    Keep tripping circuit breaker

    Ok I think I have it figured out. I’ve read a few places where people have said that circuit breakers trip easier than fuses blow. I took the circuit breaker out and put in a 30 amp fuse instead. I ran the car in the garage with everything on and and it never blew the fuse. Heading to Glamis Monday morning, so we’ll see how it does this week. I plan on pulling the car apart after the season to paint it, so if it works good this week then it looks like I’m going to get rid of all my circuit breakers and go to fuses instead. Anyone have thoughts on the push button circuit breakers vs. fuses?
  5. Critchy

    Keep tripping circuit breaker

    Socal, I ran a brand new power wire and ground wire to the light to rule out any chafing and the problem still exists. Sand seeker, yes it is an odyssey battery. But I turned on only the 40” light bar and nothing else besides the engine and it still trips. If I leave the 40” light bar off, I can run everything else, my 20” light bar, side pods, electric power steering, and all gauge and running lights. I would assume all of those together would pull more than the 40” light bar. So do you guys think a relay will more than likely solve the problem, or do I need more power to the front of the car. Currently I have two 8 gauge wires going to the front of the car to power the equipment below. Should that be enough or do I need more power? Again I never had any of these problems before I put that light bar in, and it still trips when it’s the only thing on besides the car running. Thanks. ignition starter electric power steering gauges running lights front and rear whip light 40” light bar 20” light bar 2 side pods lawerance navigation Rubbed headset head unit
  6. Critchy

    Keep tripping circuit breaker

    I tried replacing the circuit breakers already for that reason. But they are still tripping. Though
  7. Critchy

    Keep tripping circuit breaker

    I do want to know what’s going on for sure. Not sure how to check the voltage though other than looking at the gauge. I’ll have to go buy a volt meter and figure out how to use it. But looking at the gauge on the car, the volts were at 13. I did notice a drop when the lights went on and off, it was very minimal but it was a drop. I did notice with the engine off I can leave every light on and nothing trips. So I’m guessing that means the circuit breakers are the correct size correct? I would think they would still trip if they were the wrong size even when the car is not running. Then with the car running I left every single light OFF and the 40” light bar would still trip.
  8. Critchy

    Keep tripping circuit breaker

    the Small light bar was 20 and the large was 25, this was what the rep from the light bar place told me to run. But I bumped up both going to 25 and 30 just Incase that was wrong and the problem still exists.
  9. So I’ve had this problem for a while now. I have resetable circuit breakers. The one for my 40” light bar trippes all the time. Sometimes my smaller light bar will trip, almost like the two light bars rotate on which one trips. My set up is one 40” light bar, one 20” number light bar on the bumper, two side pods, and your normal tail light, front running lights, and gauge lights. All my lights with the exception of gauges and front running lights are LED. I ran two pieces of 8 gauge wiring up to the front, each one going to a post for power. I’m not running relays because I’ve read several post that indicated you don’t need them when running LED’s. Additionally I ran the car for about a year before adding the 40” light bar and side pods. I never had a problem with breakers tripping before I had these two items. So I’m not sure, do I need another hot wiring going to the front, or do I have a ground issue. Thanks for any help.
  10. Very interested. How long are they and is there anything wrong with them? Also where are you located?
  11. Critchy

    Baja Pros on Combo Spindls

    Thanks guys. That’s a lot of good input. I think I’m going to go for it and put them on.
  12. Critchy

    Baja Pros on Combo Spindls

    I’ve been running 33” BFG mud terrain when I’m in the dirt, which isn’t very often, and they seem to be good. I know they are a lot heavier. We run pretty hard and fast also, I’m just concerned becaused it seam like the Baja pros will push a lot in the turns. Sounds like mixed reviews, a few of you have had issues and some of you haven’t. Any builders out there that can chime in?
  13. Critchy

    Baja Pros on Combo Spindls

    So I have combo spindles on my long travel sandcar. (I know I should be running 2” Hollow’s but it’s a budget issue.). So I’m currently running STU razor backs, 8.5. I would like to change tires and put 33” Baja Pro’s on it. The car is primarily used in the sand. So does anybody know if the combos can handle the weight of these tires running in the sand, or am I asking for problems. Thanks.
  14. Critchy

    Funco Gen 4 - New front tires, what to run

    So I’m curious as well about the spindles. What are you all running, combos, King Kong, or 2” hollow? I would love to run the Baja pros but am worried they would be too much in the sand for my combo spindles.
  15. Critchy

    Circuit Breakers keep tripping

    N11 hours ago, Rockwood said: Unplug your battery ground, put the positive of a multimeter on the chassis and negative on the battery. If you're getting 12v, you've got a short. Did you have all three of these on the same breaker previously? They were not all on the same breaker. I’m going to bump up the circuit breakers by 5 each. It’s interesting that someone said they trip easier than the fuses, which I have suspected. So since it sounds like there can be 5 amp of variance, hopefully the 5 amp increase will solve the problem. And yes I replaced them since they have been weakened. Going out for a boys trip on Monday. So will see what happens.

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