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post #121 of 154 Old 05-15-2013, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Rotated the tires and now the front end feels very loose. Tires in rear are nearly new and fronts are very worn which explains it.

Going to get 4 new ones. Looking for 315/70r17s but there aren't many in a load range E.


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'95 YJ fuel injected 302, 8.8, cage, ARBs.
'04 QC LB Cummins 4x4
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post #122 of 154 Old 06-04-2013, 12:49 AM
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Started tearing it apart. I have about 4 hours into the job. Have the intake, turbo, turbo pedestal, oil/fuel filter housing, degas bottle, egr valve, alternator, etc etc etc..... I am working on getting the exhaust manifold off but had to go to work. They says it is a 20 hour job..
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post #123 of 154 Old 06-04-2013, 07:20 AM
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Got the exhaust manifold and the oil cooler out.. getting close to putting it back together
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post #124 of 154 Old 06-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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During the removal of the hpop I dropped a bolt... After 1.5 hours I found it...I'm ready to be done with this truck and work on the jeep
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post #125 of 154 Old 06-17-2013, 09:27 PM
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Is there a prize for having four posts in a row ?? The pig is all back together, only had time to start it before i had to come into work tonight though. I heard a pretty loud hissing sound. I think its the Up-pipe not seated fully on the turbo. I will have to check it out in the morning when i get home... It started though so I am happy !!!!
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post #126 of 154 Old 06-21-2013, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Last night the dodge got all this...

I am really sore from pumping it all in haha

Surprisingly it was noticeably better this morning on my short drive to work.

6 quarts amsoil in trans
2.5 quarts synthetic ATF in tcase
4 quarts synthetic 75w140 in rear diff
3 quarts in the front diff

I forgot how much of a pain it is to work on a stock height front axle.
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Stretched TJ , Coil overs, 42" IROKS, 60/14 bolt...
'95 YJ fuel injected 302, 8.8, cage, ARBs.
'04 QC LB Cummins 4x4
My TJ Build Thread.
www.kifourwheelers.com
For Sale:
TJ Rear Dana 44 shaftsfor sale
3 11"& 2 13" BBCS shocks



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post #127 of 154 Old 08-30-2013, 11:30 AM
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Not today, but about 2 weeks ago I did a little work on the ol CTD



New turbo back Magnaflow 4" exhaust. Sounds great. I just need to fill up with fuel again to see what if any mileage improvements I see. It certainly smokes a bit less when I hammer it so it seems the turbo is spooling quicker.
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post #128 of 154 Old 09-02-2013, 09:21 AM
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Not today, but last week. On our 2006 class C motorhome. The large plastic rear view mirror housings have been slowly changing color since it was new. Years of sun and elements turned them to an awful yellow color. Krylon Fusion plastic paint worked so well on my fender flares, I decided to give it a try on the mirrors. They popped right off with one allen head set screw. A light sanding before paint, and the results are pretty darn good. It was so easy, I can't believe I did not do this years ago.





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post #129 of 154 Old 09-02-2013, 11:31 PM
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Made some brackets to mount a Falcon All-Terrain tow bar's Quick-Disconnect brackets to my jeep's clevis mounts, and fabbed up a riser for the truck's receiver hitch.

About 2" drop on the jeep end, 8" rise of the truck end. Pics of the whole Rube Goldberg set-up when the paint dries, but it sure towed nice on a test spin.


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post #130 of 154 Old 09-16-2013, 08:36 AM
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Arp studs. New head gasket.standpipes,dummy plugs... 170cc injectors.. custom tunes from innovative diesel..the 6 liter is running f-ing hot... Couldn't be happier
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post #131 of 154 Old 09-17-2013, 07:25 PM
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New tires on the trailer, and checked lights/brakes on the tow pig. throwing two trucks in the 30' GN enclosed this weekend for the first time.

1998 ZJ-- lowered a touch

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Fat Amy-1989 K5 blazer. Linked, lifted, 38.5's on won tons. Big Girls can play in the woods too.
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post #132 of 154 Old 09-18-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Saturday I put a 4" MBRP turbo back with muffler on my 04 QC LB cummins.



Did some research on the intakes and discovered that the factory box is pretty darn good due to heat shielding. I do plan on putting a new box to turbo tube on it eventually. Today I installed a DIY cold air intake modified factory box. Many other people go the route with a plumbing flange and flex pipe.

There's a company that makes kit that has a flange flex pipe and a piece to support the lower part of the tube. I took this approach but cheaper.

I could only source a 3" flex hose for auto intakes and 3" flange locally. I went to summit and found a 4" flange and flex pipe front Spectre.

All in all it cost me under $40 with the flange pipe screws and hose clamp. It took about 25 min which was start to finish including getting the tools out and cleaning up.

Remove the box



Cut a 4" hole in the factory box



Place flange on box to drill for screws.



Drill holes and put the screws in. I did out rtv on the screws to better hold them in place



Attach the flex pipe with a hose clamp and supplied rubber hose



Line it all up And put the box back in place. 2 friction connectors and 1 bolt hold it in place.



Attach the flex pipe to the body



I may reroute the lower end to reduce the turbulence of the intake

Anyway haven't even started the truck as I wanted to let the rtv cure.

Here's the parts from summit (free shipping too)


Stretched TJ , Coil overs, 42" IROKS, 60/14 bolt...
'95 YJ fuel injected 302, 8.8, cage, ARBs.
'04 QC LB Cummins 4x4
My TJ Build Thread.
www.kifourwheelers.com
For Sale:
TJ Rear Dana 44 shaftsfor sale
3 11"& 2 13" BBCS shocks



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post #133 of 154 Old 09-23-2013, 09:59 PM
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When I bought the truck someone cut out the Lariat badge on the passengers seat. I got these from korea and threw them on the front seats to cover up the holes...
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post #134 of 154 Old 09-27-2013, 02:26 PM
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Blue spring fuel regulator upgrade today when I got home from work... Pretty easy.
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post #135 of 154 Old 10-11-2013, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Gorecon.com led tailgate bar.

Reverse isn't as bright as I had hoped but still cool. I have something else up my sleeve for additional reverse lights.

Running lights and reverse lights
Brakes and blinkers are brighter. I didn't get the trailing turn signals but a solid flash on each side.

If in reverse, the red lights don't light up with brake blinker or running light so it's all white.
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Stretched TJ , Coil overs, 42" IROKS, 60/14 bolt...
'95 YJ fuel injected 302, 8.8, cage, ARBs.
'04 QC LB Cummins 4x4
My TJ Build Thread.
www.kifourwheelers.com
For Sale:
TJ Rear Dana 44 shaftsfor sale
3 11"& 2 13" BBCS shocks



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