I'm thrilled!  This is how I envisioned the end result...Congrats, Case!  Lesley and toddler should be relieved to have you back in their lives.  Time to go family (safe) wheeling!  You've got extraordinary reduction gearing now, should draw a big smile.  Just remember to brake more in low range before downshifting to the lower gears. How did you shorten the retainer end?...Noisier is not uncommon with a truck box, and you're spot on:  attenuation with the tunnel cover removed is a huge fac