Bugeye's GX460 Build

bugeye1257

Observer
Battery was going weak recently, plus it was time for an upgrade as I'm adding more accessory's. I was thinking of going to a dual setup, but I didn't want the extra weight plus its beyond my needs. I started researching group 31 batteries then came across X2power, a re branded Northstar. I went with their 27F, fits right in the factory location. Next to do is add some Blue Sea components to clean it up.

 

MagicMtnDan

JT Rubicon Launch Edition & 2017 Raptor (#2)
Like the build! Looking forward to seeing what sliders and other mods you do.

Hope others will post their builds too
 

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lugueto

Adventurer
Great build so far. Looking into GXs for inspiration as they're very similar to my rig.

I have a question for you though, which I'm trying to read up on. What exactly are Group 31 batteries? I thought that'd be the size, but in fact it seems as though they're a specific type of battery?
 

bugeye1257

Observer
Great build so far. Looking into GXs for inspiration as they're very similar to my rig.

I have a question for you though, which I'm trying to read up on. What exactly are Group 31 batteries? I thought that'd be the size, but in fact it seems as though they're a specific type of battery?
Group31 is the size. I went with the X2power 27f as it is almost the same specs as some group31s and has a great warranty.

Did you add Crawl Control and MTS?

I did not, honestly I don't plan to add it. I don't see it as a necessity at this time or ever.
 

bugeye1257

Observer
Small update, RSG Sliders have come in the mail. Super fast shipping and awesome guys to work with! I went with the bare metal flat sliders. Reason, for flat style w/kickout is that our family is growing and it will provide a step for the kid & wife. Got them in bare metal as I will be painting them myself, figured they will be getting hit so I can always touch them up.


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moose545

Member
Nice, be sure and trim the running boards and fit the sliders, otherwise it'll be a little naked. I wish I had, I just ripped mine off, trashed them, installed sliders, and wondered what the gap was all about till I figured it out, AFTER the trash part lol! Nice rig man
 

bugeye1257

Observer
Nice, be sure and trim the running boards and fit the sliders, otherwise it'll be a little naked. I wish I had, I just ripped mine off, trashed them, installed sliders, and wondered what the gap was all about till I figured it out, AFTER the trash part lol! Nice rig man
Most definitely will be trimming them up!
 

bugeye1257

Observer
Pedal Commander:

This isn't something I would normally install on one of my cars, but I am telling you now that it is well worth it. It completely took away any throttle lag the GX had from the pedal. Feels a lot better than stock even with the 285's. It put the oomph back in to this V8. Super simple install, took maybe 5 mins or so to do, I attached it right under the dash so it is hidden, I didn't want something sticking on my dash with a wire going underneath, just isn't my taste. Its still easy to access but I wont be changing the modes a lot, honestly the "City +1" mode is perfect for daily diving around town and I probably wont touch it.

Part #: PC27


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Tex68w

Beach Bum
Why PC and not Sprint Booster? Curious, I have no experience with either but I am always curious as to why someone goes with one over the other.
 

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bugeye1257

Observer
Why PC and not Sprint Booster? Curious, I have no experience with either but I am always curious as to why someone goes with one over the other.
The company I work for supplies PC, it was any easy choice. Basically the same concept with SB, I believe they have some differences as far as modes but generally the same. This one also has Bluetooth capability.
 

bugeye1257

Observer
H&R Spacers:

My wheels are 0 offset and while the offset is not bad, I wanted a little more aggressive stance with them. I threw my Spidertrax 1.25" spacers on but with the 0 offset it was too much poke for my liking. I wanted a smaller spacer. A company I work closely with, H&R Suspension had a smaller size that would work. If you don't know about H&R, you should. They are a high quality MFG made in Germany, mostly known in the Euro world. The new spacers are 23mm, right under one inch.

Part # 46106107

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