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Wirring the ARB Fridge

Wirring the ARB Fridge

From ARB’s Tech Bench.
Proper ARB Fridge Power Supply
With the introduction of the new ARB Freezer Fridge that utilizes a highly sophisticated power supply with low voltage cut-off and fault code diagnostic system we’ve found these units are very sensitive to poor performing power sockets and the associated circuits of the vehicles they are used in. Typically
the problem plugs are at the rear of a vehicle and the problem is low voltage at the socket. The result is a fridge that …

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Communications Upgrades

Communications Upgrades

In my Land Cruiser I use a CB radio and Cell phone for most on road and trail communications. Around camp and hiking I use a FRS/GMRS radio. I decided to make a few upgrades in the Land Cruiser to make communication easier and more reliable.
For the cell phone, I have added a Wilson Electronics 3 watt booster and external antenna.  At the time they didn’t have the cradle, but my old Motorola phone had an antenna port …

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ARB Premium Recovery Kit

ARB Premium Recovery Kit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, January 6th/ ARB 4×4 Accessories/ — ARB USA now offers a complete pre-assembled boxed kit, the ARB premium Recovery Kit includes everything the off-roader needs to get started. Whether it be a simple snatch recovery or a more serious winch recovery, the ARB premium recovery kit has it all. Retailing for $407.00, the premium recovery kit represents exceptional value and a savings over purchasing each component individually.
KIT CONTENTS
– 1x P/No. ARB501 Recovery Bag Large
– 1x P/No. ARB705 …

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Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

Saginaw P/S upgrade on ’84 FJ60

I had a customer that got tired of replacing re-manufactured stock power steering pumps on his Land Cruiser. He wanted to use a Saginaw pump, and was removing the AIR pump at the same time. At first I was going to use a pre-made bracket that directly replaced the stock pump and mounted to the cylinder head. We were also going to have to install and idler in place of the AIR pump, so I decided to …

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Camp Bug I gets a few new accessories

Camp Bug I gets a few new accessories

Getting ready for a few camping trips I decided to update a several items on the trailer.
The first was to install a door for a little more storage space and so I can check on the batter charge condition without having to open the top and remove the inside shelf.  I was able to find the correct size hatch on Ebay for a reasonable price.