Rich's 04 Wagon

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Post by Rich » Mon 07 Jul , 2008 11:37 pm

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Wife bought the rack for me for xmas. She conspired with "H1slantback" to have it built by Neil at H20 Hummer without my knowledge. I found out about it when she asked me to log into the forum on xmas morning and I found a thread on it. I love her. :lol:
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Post by Rich » Mon 07 Jul , 2008 11:39 pm

one more - I opted for 8" lights. I love them. 8)
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Post by h1sp » Tue 08 Jul , 2008 9:02 am

YUM, YUM ... that baby looks like a million bucks.

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Post by FunnerHummer » Tue 08 Jul , 2008 12:54 pm

I love the look of that roof rack. But, it looks like it is made of steel and is probably pretty heavy. The roof on a wagon is not designed to support much weight, I forget the limit. So when you add the weight of the rack itself, how much cargo can you actually carry without the roof buckling underneath?
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Post by Rich » Tue 08 Jul , 2008 1:16 pm

I foget the exact weight but in the 300lb range. Definateley one of the heavier ones - maybe thee heaviest. There was some discussion regarding this awhile back elsewhere. I guess the week point of the wagon is towards the rear? One theory says a full length rack that is secured like this one will actually put very little weight over the rear. The rear should cantilever from the stronger front.

Also, I wonder if AMG's max limit is intended for this type of rack. The load never really touches the roof itself and instead relies in the gutters. Afterall they sell a full size rack - no?

I'm hanging my hat on the above two theory's - cause I have to. :lol:
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Post by Rich » Tue 08 Jul , 2008 1:22 pm

h1sp wrote:YUM, YUM ... that baby looks like a million bucks.

I don't have quite that much into her yet. :wink:

Thanks h1sp. When she grows up she wants to be as clean as yours. 8) Someday I hope to have an open top dedicated trail rig and retire her from most off-roading. At least the stuff that scratches that beautiful black metal flake paint.
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Post by Rich » Sun 28 Jun , 2009 3:11 pm

About time for some updated pics. Since the last one I've added lots of stuff. Skids, Finally got tires, top spin, HID headlights,spare carrier, Laptop based GPS. Mmoved some light around a bit.

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Post by Rich » Sun 28 Jun , 2009 3:13 pm

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Post by diyhumm » Sun 28 Jun , 2009 4:57 pm

Wow!

In the last of the 3 above, it seriously looks like something Batman would drive. (the new Batman not the one from the sixties!)

Nice job with that thing.

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Post by h1sp » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 8:17 am

Someone SLAP ME .... Rich just built the rig I dream about.
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Post by chuck » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 9:27 am

Rich,
Which HID's are you using?
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Post by Rich » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 10:17 am

chuck wrote:Rich,
Which HID's are you using?
StarrHID in black. I don't care for the "boobie" look but I got used to it. The black internal sure are better looking than the chrome though. Light from them is amazing. I have fairly good night vision but even I had trouble driving the H1 at night until I got these things.

Here's an example of the light. Camera on auto with NO flash (not night shot) headlights on WITHOUT brights.
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Post by Rich » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 10:20 am

Oh and thanks for the compliments guys. It's nice to pour so much work (and $) and have someone appreciate it. Most of my friends just shake their head at me. :roll:
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Post by h1sp » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 10:35 am

dawg, thats BRIGHT... I'm guessing its all legal?
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Post by Rich » Mon 29 Jun , 2009 11:58 am

h1sp wrote: I'm guessing its all legal?
Yep, dot certified. They even give you a card to put in your glove box in the unlikely event you are pulled over.

I think they certify because the top of the light beam is a very clean cut-off line. i.e. if adjusted right you'll actually have no light going into an oncoming cars line of sight. Thats something the cheaper H4 conversions won't have. I've only been brighted by one oncoming driver since I've had them which was semi common with the OEM lights as dim as they were.

Oh and note in the first pic the lights on the brushguard have moved to the roof rack. That's because the HID's made the brushguard lights completely useless. You couldn't see any additional light when I turned them on (well, maybe a little yellow tinge added to the bright white of the HID) :lol:
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