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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Wed May 18, 2016 8:17 pm

new Tom Wood drive shaft installed today. It has a slight bit of vibes at partial throttle while coasting but is otherwise perfect. I reset the TCCM and the 4x4 now works again. Next on the list was an issue with the compressors not turning on which turned out to be broken trigger wire and all is well now.
Finally, I ran into a significant issue with my rear brake line issue. I cut the bad section out and attempted to splice a good section in. The line immediately started to leak from a more caudal section that was rusty and ruptured while manipulating the line during flaring. Great. So I had it towed over to the shop that did the alignment to have them construct a complete line from the passenger side, front wheel well manifold all the way back to the rear cross member. No idea if/when I'll make Moab at this rate!
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Thu May 19, 2016 3:55 pm

with the Rodeo out of the garage now and at the shop I decided to pull these guys out of storage
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby totten » Fri May 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Mine was replaced same way, from passenger side block manifold to the rear cross member on brake line. Isuzu didn't have good lines, I have problems with frozen calibers. All four have been replaced.Love your build WHATS NEXT ?? :idea:
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:25 pm

New T-woods driveshaft
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Mud flap kit modified and installed:
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:27 pm

had an oopsie on the way to Moab
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My dad used to own this apartment complex back in the 80s, I take a pic every time I roll through for fun. I've chronicled its recent downfall disturbingly well:
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:29 pm

Camping out at Kane Creek Springs campground
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rented this cool little KTM 300XC and tore around Friday and Saturday with my brother on his "fuel-mule" XR650L
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:32 pm

My brother stuck around long enough on Sunday to ride/spot/photograph hells revenge and fins and things with me
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:32 pm

Poser shots:
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:32 pm

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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:35 pm

Dusty road to nowhere
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"The descent" on hell's revenge:
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:39 pm

My dump pipes are taking on a beautiful shade of purple
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My brother had to depart to return for work on Monday. I decided to head out to the Kokopelli trail to run up to the rose garden. It's a mess and appears extremely iffy headed north. It might be passable coming from the north however it's essentially a goat trail now. My brother and I rode it a few years ago and I don't recall it being this bad.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 4:48 pm

At this point I wanted to head down to run elephant hill however inspection of the truck revealed the track bar mount was about to fail. I decided to pack it in and tip toe home in lieu of becoming stranded in Moab (nothing is open on Sundays) and missing my flight Monday night. I stopped by the apache motel on my way out and took a pic with two other busted Isuzus.
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All and all a great trip with minimal issues. I did encounter some cooling issues on the way down, climbing some of the grades in 80 degree weather saw coolant temps hit 230F. The engine cooled right town to 184F once I stopped and the fan ran for a few minutes. Something needs to be done with the fan shroud, general aero, and air flow restritions. I returned 17.2mpg going 65-75, consumed no oil, didn't see a tranny temp above 175F, and no engine oil temps above 190F.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby paulevans76 » Mon May 23, 2016 7:21 pm

Man, looks gorgeous out there, and a lot of fun. Can't wait to make a trip out West.

How did you like the ride, the lift, tires, etc? I imagine it's quite a bit different than what you were used to.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 8:00 pm

paulevans76 wrote:Man, looks gorgeous out there, and a lot of fun. Can't wait to make a trip out West.

How did you like the ride, the lift, tires, etc? I imagine it's quite a bit different than what you were used to.


Ride quality has improved (softer effective front spring rate), braking performance is noticeably poorer (going from larger rotors and 2 piston calipers to the old style), stability has decreased slightly by virtue of increased height however this is noticeably mitigated via the extra suspension travel and 12.5 tires.

The exhaust work paid off as the motor did not notice the extra drag from the tires and lift however it definitely feel the free-er exhaust and larger tires off the line.

No issues with the charging system, even when running the lights, compressors, and fan simultaneously.

The cooling system was extremely effective keeping things cool while crawling.

No issues with the lockers/axles/T-case/hubs/etc.

I need to coordinate with the body shop to have the monstaliner applied before I do anything else. I've been putting it off too long.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby totten » Mon May 23, 2016 10:17 pm

Nice first run out. Looks like all went well,except the high temp. on hills. Great pictures thanks a lot,totten.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Mon May 23, 2016 11:27 pm

I also had the truck weighed before I departed. This is fully loaded with 220lb me in it:
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I'm guessing in basic street form it weighs 4800ish lbs. Stock for a 4x4 is about 4200lbs. I'll have to bring it back and reweigh to know for sure.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Fri May 27, 2016 9:59 pm

16" drop hitch
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Frame will be repaired tomorrow then it's off to the track Monday
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby itsmehb » Sat May 28, 2016 7:16 am

Thanks for the pics. felt like I was almost there.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby VXorado » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:29 pm

Looking good! I must have missed you by a day or so in Moab. I was finished running trails by Thursday night and headed home Saturday morning...
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:25 pm

my friend still hasn't been able to free up enough time to fix my broken track bar mount. I may have to go with someone else if he can't get this squared away by the end of the month. My Australian Uni prefilters turned up today, I was hoping they would make it before Moab but oh well
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:09 am

Trip pictures look awesome !! How's the front suspension work with that lift on ? That one pic facing down hill looks like the tires off the ground , was that spooky ?
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:26 am

bradzuzu wrote:Trip pictures look awesome !! How's the front suspension work with that lift on ? That one pic facing down hill looks like the tires off the ground , was that spooky ?


It was. I need to do some measuring in the rear for both shorter bumpstops (plenty of room to stuff with the body lift and rear bumper) and longer shocks (currently 27"). I can also shave my front bump stops down further/replace them with some low-profile items. I'm guessing I can achieve greater-than-stock front suspension travel in the front with a little tinkering.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:07 pm

That would be great as long as it doesn't kill the cv's everytime it cycles ... Did you convert over to a steering box or are you still using the r&p ?
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:17 pm

still using the rack and pinion. There appears to be plenty of travel in the steering components but appearances can be deceiving! I'll tinker with it some more when I get a chance.
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Re: Zumina's 04 Rodeo DI

Postby ZuminaZX » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:11 pm

This is going to be my next project to keep my cool this summer on the highway.
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I just need to figure out what kind of material to use for the flaps. I'm also going to relocate my winch solenoid to the winch body itself to increase airflow. I kept my mech fan and shroud just in case this Efan setup is a dead end.
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