After years of procrastination, I finally bought a brake controller for The Destroyerâ„¢. This was a super-easy install. I can’t believe after all these years of towing that I didn’t do this sooner.After doing some research online, and reading great reviews from racers who tow… I went with the Tekonsha Prodigy. I opted for the pre-wired harness for ease of installation. In fact… ease of installation is a huge understatement. Had I not struggled to fit my drill under the dash to install the mounting sleeve… this would have been a 15 minute job.All the parts included for the installTake off the plastic cover in the left corner of the driver-side footwell, and plug the 6-pin male connector into the female end. There are 5 slots for this to plug into. My truck has the factory tow-package, so the 2nd slot from the left is the control output for trailer brakesFeed the other end of the control harness along the underside of the dash using zip-ties. Don’t tighten the zip-ties just yetThis “template” is to help you drill with proper spacing to attach the mounting sleeve. It was basically worthless for me. I cleaned the plastic off, but I couldn’t get it to stick at all. I wound up just forcing a silver Sharpie to make the marks through the mounting sleeveAttach mounting sleeve and feed control harness through it… leaving some slackAttach control harness to the brake controller, and slide into the installed mounting sleeveThat’s it. A very simple install. At this point I tightened the zip-ties under the dash… still leaving some slack at the brake controller so I can pull the controller out and disconnect the harness if need be. Set up the brake bias as instructed in the manual, and you’re ready to tow… and more importantly stop safely.
To celebrate UUC Motorwerk’s 10-year anniversary, they gave away magnetic drain plugs on a 1st-come 1st-serve basis. I’ve been meaning to order this part for YEARS… so when I got the e-mail, needless to say – I went right to their website and snagged one.Maybe they’ll give away a big brake kit next?rnHey… a man can dream:)
The Destroyerâ„¢ took a step towards the dark side tonight. New kicks ready for the zombie apocalypse… Teflon-coated American Racing Mojave’s. Now I can run over the undead, and spray my wheels clean of zombie brains with a shot of water… just like a frying pan.rnrnrnrn
We started pulling graphics off tonight. Can’t there be an easier way to get this stuff off? I can’t feel my fingers. Backing all the holographic vinyl with plain black was the best idea EVER. It made removing most of the graphics SO much easier.rnrnrn