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Old 08-10-2014, 05:38 AM
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CouplerTec installation

Started the install today, and happy with the result so far.
Its taken all day however, the front pads are now wired and fitted, with the rear pads being fitted tomorrow after work.

The big question will be, was it worth the effort?
Could be all smoke and mirrors technology, but I'll give it a go..
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:29 PM
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Re: CouplerTec installation

I had one installed, see how it goes. I had a different electronic rust pruff on the cruiser. Seemed to work for the 2 trips a year I did.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:30 AM
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Re: CouplerTec installation

Where did they mount your controller and pads in the engine bay?
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Re: CouplerTec installation

They pulled up a bit of plastic shroud on the drivers side, just have to pull out a few clips. They ran a wire around the front of the engine bay, I thought it might have been easier to run it at the back of the engine bay and past the jumper points.
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Re: CouplerTec installation

Oh, just looked at your pics, similar spot. Abd the controller is in the same spot, just fixed to the metal side, rather than plastic. I don't know why they ran the pad all the way over to the drivers side, instead of just putting it on the passenger side, like you did.
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Re: CouplerTec installation

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Started the install today, and happy with the result so far.
Its taken all day however, the front pads are now wired and fitted, with the rear pads being fitted tomorrow after work.

The big question will be, was it worth the effort?
Could be all smoke and mirrors technology, but I'll give it a go..

MMAG4X4 did you mount the other front pad in the same place on the other side of the engine bay? And where are you planning on fitting the rear pads?


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Re: CouplerTec installation

BTW - Mine is the standard 2 pad version. I can see the other cable running towards the back of the engine bay, but don't know where they put the pad....
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Re: CouplerTec installation

My erps system fitted by ARB has 4 pads, one in the engine bay, two on either side of car (directly under the door sills) and I can't remember where the forth one is.
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Re: CouplerTec installation

Thanks guys, I might just email couplertec to see where they fitted them on their wk2. I wonder if they hosed the salt water off after filming this...
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MMAG4X4 did you mount the other front pad in the same place on the other side of the engine bay? And where are you planning on fitting the rear pads?


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Yes same spot on the RH side.
My wires don't run around the front of the engine bay, they run across the vehicle hidden behind the firewall. One of the pics you can see the main loom.
From there the cable to the rear pads runs down the RH side down behind the wheel arch cover and then follows one of the main cable covers running the length of the car. You will see the access hole down below the brake master cylinder.
The rear pads are then fitted to the surface area behind the rear jacking points. All the pads are sealed on the edges with sealant along with the split tube that runs the length of the vehicle and extra heat shrink.
I purchased extra split tube from Jaycar to give me more under vehicle protection.
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BTW - Mine is the standard 2 pad version. I can see the other cable running towards the back of the engine bay, but don't know where they put the pad....
The other pad will be down the back of the vehicle on the opposite side to the front one.

Interesting to see that the controllers are in almost the same location.
I purchased additional Allen key machine screws with nyloc nuts to give me a better finish than the self tappers into the body of the vehicle.
Personal preference and I had the time to play around with ideas..
I've still not finalised the position or the mounting procedure of the inline fuse. Needs to look OEM, so may take me a few days to get a final solution that I'm happy with.

I ended up running the 4pad system, so the total install time at this point has been about a day and a half, in between looking after a 7 year old girl with the wife just out of hospital.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:21 AM
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Yes same spot on the RH side.
My wires don't run around the front of the engine bay, they run across the vehicle hidden behind the firewall. One of the pics you can see the main loom.
From there the cable to the rear pads runs down the RH side down behind the wheel arch cover and then follows one of the main cable covers running the length of the car. You will see the access hole down below the brake master cylinder.
The rear pads are then fitted to the surface area behind the rear jacking points. All the pads are sealed on the edges with sealant along with the split tube that runs the length of the vehicle and extra heat shrink.
I purchased extra split tube from Jaycar to give me more under vehicle protection.

Cheers mate. I think I'll do mine the same.


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