My evolution of my M998

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Re: My evolution of my M998

Post by Hell On Wheels » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:32 pm

has anyone ever changed the light color/bulb of the speed odometer for this version? All my displays are green LED's it would be nice to get them to all match. I have never opened one.

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1966 - M151A1
1986 - M998
2007 - M1102
2009 - H3T

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Re: My evolution of my M998

Post by Hell On Wheels » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:06 am

On Monday I finally had a chance to fire a real M2/50Cal off my HMMWV what a great day to actually fire one off my pride and joy. I fired plenty while on active duty and while in training and deployed I always wanted to fire off my own vehicle. I finally had a change at DriveTanks out of Uvalde, TX allowed me mount there M2 then to drive on the range and fire some rounds. It was a blast. :shock: Here is the video link to check it out: https://youtu.be/LLHOJW10D1M

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My Rambo moment holding the MG42
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Also had to option to fire a M2 off an M4
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Fire a MG42
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DriveTanks is a spectacular place to visit. You can select to fire any type of weapon system from driving tanks to firing every type of machine gun. As well fire off your vehicle. They also have a full display of weapons you can actually pick up and take pictures and fire. A good size museum that you can actual drive or fire. I have visited museums in Europe and in the states that only allow you to look and not touch, some prevent taking pictures, not this place you can actually hold or choose to fire theses weapons, this is among the best I every have visited. The best part its only a 2 hour drive from my front door. I plan on visiting more often to fire weapons.
Robert

1966 - M151A1
1986 - M998
2007 - M1102
2009 - H3T

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Re: My evolution of my M998

Post by Hell On Wheels » Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:35 am

After getting back from the range I needed to do some work on my HMMWV having a few days off. I finally going to get around to replacing my front springs and shocks. I have been wanting to do this for a while just never had the time. I plan to also add 1" lift spacers for the front and rear. Here is the before:

The front was sitting at 37" and the rear at 40"
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Tearing it up.
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After finishing the front it lifted 4"
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Then on to the rear sitting at 40" and installing the 1" spacers lift it lifted by 2" go figure to 42"
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Here is the vehicle after lifting it. I really like the lifted stance a much better look. The front is now at 41" & Rear at 42"
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Robert

1966 - M151A1
1986 - M998
2007 - M1102
2009 - H3T

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Re: My evolution of my M998

Post by cgffemt » Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:29 pm

The 4" of front lift from the new springs is interesting to see. I've had a set of NOS front springs for some time that I haven't installed it, it will be interesting to see if my results are as dramatic as yours when I get around to it.

Out of curiosity, did you measure the distance between bottom edge of each lower control arm front cross member bracket to the floor/ground before and after? The method I'm aware of for proper suspension height (albeit technically for the H1) I found here https://www.flashoffroad.com/Maintenanc ... ings_1.htm

If nothing else, I'd be interested in what your after measurement is for the linked method.

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Re: My evolution of my M998

Post by Hell On Wheels » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:55 pm

I should take a measurement to compare to the chart but I don't have the start measure to compare. But then again I have many non 86 items all thru this HMMWV.
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1966 - M151A1
1986 - M998
2007 - M1102
2009 - H3T

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