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  Topic: SmallCar VS RMW VS ?- Subie Swap Kit Recommendations
shagginwagon83

Replies: 10
Views: 567

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: SmallCar VS RMW VS ?- Subie Swap Kit Recommendations
I installed a 2003 Suby 2.5 last year. I created by own kit based on what I thought was the best from each vendor.



I too created my kit - mainly thanks to pbrown. I am very happy with it! I re ...
  Topic: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
shagginwagon83

Replies: 1084
Views: 112329

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: The official Chinese Diesel Heater thread (Webasto Knockoff)
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1154009.jpg

It's about that time!!! Buy your $120 heaters now!

Seriously - these heaters + LiFePo4 are great. Yeah figuring out the fuel tank sucks...but ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread

OK. Smile How are you feeding the Tribeca alternator with a starter battery sense wire? I found that if I used the 'big white wire' from the original Subie alt then the volts never rose to 14.4. Tha ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
I'm running a 91 EJ22 with a Tribeca alternator using a Renogy 40amp dc-dc. I only see about 33ish amps going into battery while driving.Please remind us which battery you have, and which BMS if it is ...
  Topic: LiFePo4 battery on acid aux setup
shagginwagon83

Replies: 7
Views: 217

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:50 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePo4 battery on acid aux setup
I have never ran my fridge in freezer mode so don't know the consumption rates.

I like this idea of changing the charge profile on the victron shore charger and just discharging the battery on the ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
I'm running a 91 EJ22 with a Tribeca alternator using a Renogy 40amp dc-dc. I only see about 33ish amps going into battery while driving.
  Topic: Air conditioning options in 2021
shagginwagon83

Replies: 22
Views: 1122

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: Air conditioning options in 2021
A solution. But not a cheap one.
https://www.nomadiccooling.com/product-page/dometic-coolair-2000-rtx-12v

This is awesome. 20 amps in eco mode? I can pull in 15-20 amps with my 200w rooftop + 130 ...
  Topic: Westy Motorwerks, Asheville, NC - issues and feedback [resolved]
shagginwagon83

Replies: 51
Views: 2036

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:39 am   Subject: Re: Westy Motorwerks, Asheville, NC - issues and feedback
Wiring/electrical engine issues are no joke. I bet he underestimated the job. I have heard good things overall from Westy Motorwerks, but just know that job to me sounds pretty difficult - a 1.9 TDI w ...
  Topic: CLK wheels
shagginwagon83

Replies: 1222
Views: 313203

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: CLK wheels
I found a pretty rough set in Charlotte for $100. I'm hoping one day I will be able to have some bad ass bumpers powder coated the same color as my restoration set!
  Topic: Smallcar bellhousing (old style) and CV output flange damage
shagginwagon83

Replies: 9
Views: 374

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:34 pm   Subject: Re: Smallcar bellhousing (old style) and CV output flange damage
I don't think the bell housing matters. I added the RJES bell housing and didn't need to change anything on the transaxle.

Can you provide some photos?
  Topic: cabinet shelf supports
shagginwagon83

Replies: 6
Views: 1343

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: cabinet shelf supports
I'm needing some of these....then I realized, damn I can 3d print these!!
  Topic: Pelican 1720 Install
shagginwagon83

Replies: 32
Views: 9450

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:41 am   Subject: Re: Pelican 1720 Install
1720s on sale right now on Amazon.
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
Very awesome install, well done!
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:34 am   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
Those who are installing their batteries next to water tank - where are you getting ground for your battery?
  Topic: Brake woes
shagginwagon83

Replies: 113
Views: 9243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: Brake woes
looking good Brandon!

Thanks Mike! I will have a post coming up of all my work. I love it so far!
  Topic: Brake woes
shagginwagon83

Replies: 113
Views: 9243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:49 am   Subject: Re: Brake woes
Coming off the plenum. It is very possible that I installed the brake check valve backwards.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2194689.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2194688.jpg
  Topic: Brake woes
shagginwagon83

Replies: 113
Views: 9243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:25 am   Subject: Re: Brake woes
After my engine conversion I feel the brakes are very stiff. Only thing I changed with that system is a new clutch slave cylinder.

I'm now leaning towards the vacuum line for the brake booster migh ...
  Topic: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
shagginwagon83

Replies: 44
Views: 6582

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:43 pm   Subject: Re: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
How are people liking their Toyo Open Country AT IIIs? I am interested in switching from General Grabbers. KO2s seem too much for right now.

I wonder if I can go a to 215/70 r16 (16 x 7 clks on 2wd ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
shagginwagon83

Replies: 761
Views: 45344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:12 am   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
Great job Dave!

Interesting to see the overkill solar bms now has the feet for a ring terminal.
  Topic: Found the PERFECT USB+C charger volt meter with a on off switch
shagginwagon83

Replies: 8
Views: 431

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:45 am   Subject: Re: Found the PERFECT USB+C charger volt meter with a on off switch
During college I worked in the a cell phone repair shop and seen many swollen phones due to low quality chargers. They basically overcharge your phone.

Huge fan of the Blue Seas 1045 4.8A Dual USB ...
 
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