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Old 12-16-2011, 01:36 PM
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So I have alot of add ons coming up so I figured I would start a build thread to show them all off. Up until today I had tinted my windows, put on 31x10.5 BFG's on 15x8 4.5bs rockcrawlers, a decent amount of fender trimming and removed the front valance for clearance.

My 4x4 had stopped working so I decided it was time to make a posi lock system for it. I won't make an entire how to thread but I did take pics along the way and will answer any questions I can. After reading a few threads on here and other forums this is what I was able to come up with. All together I have about $45 in this project. I'm very happy with the install and even happier that I won't have to worry about my 4x4 not working cause of some stupid little hose.

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I ordered this locking cable Heavy-Duty T-Handle Locking Cables - 10 Feet*-*Buyers*RO9D3.5X10 because its heavy duty and blends in well rather than the silver cables I have seen. It was $24 shipped to my door and I ordered it on Thursday and it arrived on Saturday.

Here are a few photos of the process I used I'm not going to comment on all of them but if you have questions feel free to ask.
















The install took about 2 hours start to finish and it works perfectly.

Next to come is Surco roof rack, and bedliner the rockers and bumpers.
 
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:37 PM
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Today I replaced my door hinge bushings on the drivers door and replaced the front passenger wheel hub. I'm suprised I made it as long as I did on that bearing it had almost a 1/4in of play in it. I also finally installed some aftermarket black lug nuts instead of the factory ones it looks way better. I then took it on a short trail that is directly behind my shop. Its pretty nice to look out my shop door and see a trail head. Nothing to extreme but a small stream crossing with some pretty steep approach angles, some mud, and a few downed trees to cross. Its probably a mile long. Here are a few photos just wanted to test out the posi-lock I installed which works flawlessly.



 
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:38 AM
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Nice looking blazer!
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:52 AM
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Looks good. My only concern with the posi lock setup you have would be any dirt/water getting in the compression fitting and locking the cable up. Otherwise it looks to be pretty ingenious, and of course if it works then the rest doesn't matter, lol
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:32 PM
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Thanks guys! TheRandom1 I was a bit concerned about that as well but the compression fitting is really honeslty not very tight around the cable (hence the extra clamp) its more there as a way to hold everything inline and make sure there are no sharp edges to damage the cable. And with it being under the battery tray and all I think I should be ok. One thing that I forgot to mention and is not listed on the website for the cable is that it has a thick plastic coating inside the outer cable to ensure that won't rust and prevent it from sliding properly. I will keep you informed if I have any issues with it though. Also I should mention my roof rack was delivered yesterday. I can't have it till xmas tho Its a gift from my father in law.
 
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Sounds like it should work then, good job.
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:11 PM
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I'm pretty much clueless as to what you did to make it posi, I probably just read thru it to fast. I know you said you wouldn't give details, but I'd love to read about it if you change your mind. Nice looking blaze btw!
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:32 PM
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Lol no worries FsTFwRd! It's not actually posi for the rear axle is posi as in short for positive. Basically it's a way to take the fault prone vacuum systems out of your 4x4 system and make it a manual lock. The cable I installed pulls the same as the vacuum system would to engage the fork to engage the gears in the transfer case to ensure that when I need 4x4 it's there if you google it other people have done it as well this was just what I came up fire my setup and I would be happy to answer questions or give some more detail on how I did it just let me know.
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I gotcha now! You had me scratchin my head for a few though. Thanks
 
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Ive been pondering something like this, but I would like to use an electric cyl like a power lock thing to engage it, so that my 4x4 button can still work instead of a cable.
 

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