Inland Crossing

Tag Archive: Vehicle Prep

A Simple Storage Box

The 4Runner needed some storage for tools, extra fluids, recovery gear, and other things that tend to accumulate in a vehicle. I need to eventually buy or build a drawer unit that can be outfitted with the rear seat removed,…
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Low Tech Navigation – The Road Atlas

In a world of high-tech navigation options at one’s disposal, it’s often easy to overlook the need for a backup means of finding one’s way around. GPS in purpose-built devices, as well as in phones, tablets, and computers only go…
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Winch Isolator

When I first installed the synthetic rope onto the drum and wound it up on the bench I noticed that the hook didn’t exactly snugly mate against the hawse fairlead. Unable to tension it any further, the hook kind of…
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Cabling Up the Winch

The last tasks in setting up the winch and making it functional are to hook it up to the battery and to re-spool the winch rope under some tension. When I originally installed the rope it was on the bench,…
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ARB Bumper Installation

In previous posts I’ve outlined the preparation of the ARB bumper – from sanding and painting to winch setup. This post caps the series by describing the installation on the WJ. The instructions from ARB are fairly complete. The descriptions…
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Winch Setup Part 1 – Clocking the Winch

Setting up this winch will be a bit different than others I have done. All my others have been on top of the bumper and integrated solenoids. Because this one is integrated into the bumper, I’ll have to do some…
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