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Well that stinks.
I am surprised that software won't run on Windows 11.
they must be doing an actual version check
 

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it was drivers to communicate with the ECM and stuff. Windows 11 didn't work and I could not find any other drivers. It was a day of googling it and reading forums. Could not find a mention of it, so downgraded to 10 and all was good.

The software ran, but could not talk to the device...
 

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it was drivers to communicate with the ECM and stuff. Windows 11 didn't work and I could not find any other drivers. It was a day of googling it and reading forums. Could not find a mention of it, so downgraded to 10 and all was good.

The software ran, but could not talk to the device...
Probably still a driver issue. Sometimes rather than using the drivers windows want you to use, you have to check to see if there are specific drivers for your device. I'm sure you know this, figured I'd mention since I have run into problems like this before, and it can take time following the rabbit trails. Maybe get in touch with the manufacturer and see what they suggest or know.
We don't want to get into the wiring part yet.
 

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it was a specific driver for the com port. I went to the drivers web site and they had nothing for 11. then just tried to disable it, bla bla bla

lots of googling, but at the end of the day, 10 fixed the issue.

lots of work on the wiring diagram has gone on. I need to start programing the devices to make sure I know what I am going there, before I start cutting and crimping wires. the rabbit hole of videos I have been watching, not trying to do a race inspired harness, but want it to be clean.
This is just for the PDM
That and I just like his videos
 

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lots of wiring diagrams and planning. I sure keep forgetting about things. You would think 30 circuits would be enough, but nope.

Running the multifunction switch with out a relay and just running ground through it. Should last quite some time with out putting 40 amps through it. Same for the ignition switch, but need to test it. The PDM will control the flash and all that, will just need the ground signal for the signals, then do its thing. I'll also program it to delay the start of some accessories after engine start, but need to decide on all those parameters. The programming of it is quite fun, if this than that setup. Not difficult, but just need to think about all of it.

Today is clean up and inventory day. I have so many boxes of stuff that have been bought over the year(s), I just need to make sure of what I have and what I need. I am sure I'll have some dups and all that.

So, besides all the family stuff, lots of thinking, planning and learning this week. The ECU, Dash and PDM all have their basic config. Now just to make sure of the wires, sensors, and connectors for everything.

My ramble of the current status.

Oh, and the new control arm mounts and belly pan land tomorrow. Just another small change, thanks genright! I need to stop with the changes, ha.
 

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They treat their instructions like classified documents, but if you call, they will confirm your order and email them.
i actually had to inform them of the second fuse for the multifunction switch when I was troubleshooting their stealth lights.
Sadly that cost them some business. I ordered a different brand rock slider for 3 reasons
1. Fit. Their own rocker guards are too long when installed with their own front fenders.
2. Even when you have their directions, they suck
3. Cost. $317 with free shipping vs $719 + $100 shipping

I would have gladly paid #3 if they fit
 

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motobilt was going to get some Black Friday monies. But their shipping, was more than I thought it should have been. They are only about 200 miles from me. Thought about making the drive, but that is a day of my life gone. Still, shipping something similar from across the country was less. Its fun how shipping can be taken into account, on either end of the spectrum to derive the end price.

I'll also say, didn't want to go full hydro, which would have been the answer with motobilt.

All said, I will be doing something genright said could not be done or more specifically was not designed in CAD my them to guarantee to work. I think I'll be ok, it's just suspension stuff moving around and all that. I think I will be more happy than what I was doing. A bit of a drop in the belly pan will help with front drive shaft clearance overall. So that will be good.

a quick bite to eat, then back to the organization and last minute weekend purchases. Hoping the spending is all but over... I need to get this thing out of the garage and moving under its own power.
 

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My only, I think only, real Black Friday deal. It was for sure the best deal I got.

Belly pan and engine skid, was not aware that was part of it, woohoo. Then frame side suspension mounts. A track bar mount that I may or may not use.



I was having some challenges with my suspension design. I was going to either need to do a body lift, lower the belly pan, or some other compromises. This should solve all that, I hope. From initial look, it should...

Hoping to get this all mocked up and control arms ordered by Sunday. Should be a quick removal of the tacked on chassis mounts and then placing the new chassis mounts. Then figure out engine skid mounts. It all should be easy to figure out with out instructions and using different parts then they use... 🤞

As I picked up the garage and removed the tub to get back to work on the chassis, I made a pile of things to do. This is the pile of stuff I need to put back in the jeep...


I made decisions on all but the last wiring things needed. I may need to add a switch panel, trying to decide how to solve that issue. That and the parking brake placement. I am sure they will be more stuff I have forgotten about and it will be fun to check my memory about what goes where.

I must say, this has me excited again to get it finished. That and clean up the garage and use it for two cars vs just this project.
 
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