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    Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    Will post pics of the build here


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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    HERE IS MY BIG 3 DONE!









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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    You will want to replace that big plastic fuse holder with something better...give it a year and both wires will work loose, short, melt the ends and leave you stranded on the highway. Trust me. Been there.




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    haha upgrade it with what?




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    if you need a 2 channel and arent weird about not buying brand new then u should get my ppi pcx-280 2 channel




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    i'll be grabbing a 2chan soon




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    it needs terminals??? ^^ or it hooks in,i like those, cheaper




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tek18 View Post
    haha upgrade it with what?
    Best would be home made. Get a 4" X 3" block of wood (or better yet Azek) at least 3/4" to 1" thick, mark two drill holes with the fuse you will use, drill the holes, counter sink the holes on one side (so the end of the bolts won't make contact with anything metal and cause bad things to happen), put the bolts in, epoxy them in and secure each with a nut and voila! All you need to do is secure the block to your vehicle near the battery, put the fuse in place and secure with a couple of nuts and then place ring terminals on your wires and secure those to the bolts with two more nuts (you may want to use some washers too). This will cost you all of $3 to $5 to make and will be way better than what you have now. I did this and have had no issues in the year and a half they have been in place. Just sayin'.

    Oh, and DON'T use stainless steel...no way near as conductive as your standard zinc plated bolt/nut/washer.




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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    Yup, same as my homemade version but you can build it cheaper than they are selling it (incl. shipping) and it gives you something to do!




    Eddie Izzard: Squirrels always eat nuts with two hands, always two hands, "arararar", and occasionally, they stop and go...oh, uh, ah, as if they're going, "Did I leave the gas on? No! No, I'm a fucking squirrel!"

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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tek18 View Post
    it needs terminals??? ^^ or it hooks in,i like those, cheaper
    Yup, ring terminals on the wires to secure them. Trust me, I have used the Knu compression stuff or the stuff like you have now that uses an allen bolt...they all work loose over time and allow the wire to flop around and arc and cause all sorts of wonderful electrical things when you least expect it. I have never had an issue with a ring terminal and a nut. And for added security, use some thread lock. Again, just my opinion and tryin' to help.




    Eddie Izzard: Squirrels always eat nuts with two hands, always two hands, "arararar", and occasionally, they stop and go...oh, uh, ah, as if they're going, "Did I leave the gas on? No! No, I'm a fucking squirrel!"

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    Re: Toyota Highlander Build Thread!

    ^^ thanks i will pick some up in the next month or so, i figure it would hold up till then :P

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