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I installed this system. To be honest, it doesn't work half as good as I had hoped. I have had ventilated seats in a Lexus and they were awesome. Anyway, I think the padding on the Clazzio seat covers is too thick for the fans to provide much cooling effect. The cooling from the fans in the seat back is noticeable, but when you're sitting in the seat there is not much effect on the legs.
Bummer. My buddy has ventilated seats in his IS and I love that feature. Ah well, thanks for the quick response.
 

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Looks great!
 

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I haven't updated here for quite some time. Here's a pic of all my lights. The daytime photo does not do them justice ...

Lifetime LED H4/9003 LED Headlights
Hella Optilux 4" 9-W LED Fog Lights
Vision X 4.7" 25-W LED Light Cannon Driving Lights
Rigid Industries SR2 10" 52.4-W Driving LED Light Bar
Rigid Industries E 40" 220-W Combo LED Light Bar on DeMello light-bar mount
Oslamp Curved 50" 288-W Combo LED Light Bar on Trailworx A-pillar mounts
Vision X 3.7" Optimus Black Round 10-W Narrow LED Spot Lights on DB Customz Cowl Light Brackets

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I recently got my HAM license and have installed a Kenwood TM-D710GA. I feared that mounting to the Springtail Straddle would interfere with my right leg, but no such issues. The faceplate is mounted on a ProClip using the Kenwood hardware. It bounces a bit too much for my liking so I am looking for a RAM mount solution.

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Wayne, KW6WJF
 

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Nice build!

Were the cables not long enough to mount the base unit in the rear? I mounted mine in the jack compartment out of the way
With the compressor, lights, speakers, and CB antenna in the rear I really don't have any room under the door sills to run more cables. I guess I could have run along the frame, but frankly, the saddle was a lot easier. Plus I don't need an external speaker with the current location. I also mounted the antenna to a roof-rack cross-bar towards the front and ran the coax down the A-pillar, which was also pretty easy,
 

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Wow..love the build, but I think you have more $ in mods than I spent for my FJ..Did you have this planned from the start or did it just keep on building??
 

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Wow..love the build, but I think you have more $ in mods than I spent for my FJ..Did you have this planned from the start or did it just keep on building??
Haha. I did buy it to mod it. But I might have gotten carried away :rofl:
 

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Re: Kiwi Cruiser

Love your build!


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I just updated all the pics that were missing from my build thread due to Photobuckets change in policy. I'm now using Flikr. Hope they don't do the same thing as PB.
Still lot's of pics to fix in other threads :(
 

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Installed Fumoto F103S Qwikvalve oil drain valve and Toyota 15620-31060 metal Oil Filter Cap.
 

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Installed a dual port USB charger/audio socket that connects to my Kenwood head unit, so then I could update the head unit software. I thought I could update the Garmin maps as well, but have not been able to find map updates beyond the 2012 maps that are already installed :(.
 

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New battery.
 

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I installed a 7-pin towing adapter and and electronic brake controller in preparation for the trailer that should be delivered this week. I tucked the plug up under the rear beside my little air tank, and mounted the brake controller on the fuse-box cover (as I had seen on some posts here).

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I "upgraded" to the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite trailer brake controller. I consider this an upgrade because the Redarc dial/button is more easily reached and I will no longer need to worry about smacking my knee on the Tekonsha controller while climbing into the seat. It was simple to plug into the existing wiring using the Redarc-Tekonsha adapter.
 

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New head unit: Kenwood DNX996XR with wifi Apple Car Play :rocker:
 

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New tires :grin
 

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