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Unread 12-20-2011, 07:26 AM   #826
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I pity the girl who hasnt had sex in my jeep yet.


As for the temps, did you end up going with a high flow rad? Looking at gojeep's page I wonder if those end up not letting the coolant sit against the right surfaces too long and lead to higher temps without a restrictor.

Just something to ponder, Im having the same issue as well.

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Unread 12-20-2011, 07:34 AM   #827
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Things you dont notice, that it dosent have sway bars front or rear, I REALLLLLY dont know what all these people are whineing about, there was little to no body roll. It must be all these people with ****ty stock suspension who are like, dont do it you'll die. You wont.
Agreed! I'm running no sway bars because my Jeep is not my daily driver, although I do drive it on the road quite a bit. When I had factory control arms, the bushings were junk and the jeep had some body roll. I now have new control arms and it is now tighter than ever. Drives great with no sway bars.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #828
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I need to replace the floor in my 85 xj would it be easier and stronger to buy the whole rear floor from quadratec then I could just weld it in with a mig welder?
easier yes, stronger, no, not at all. its just the same as factory sheet metal. I went heavier on everything, and just above and beyond anything chryco could have dreamed of.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #829
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As for the temps, did you end up going with a high flow rad? Looking at gojeep's page I wonder if those end up not letting the coolant sit against the right surfaces too long and lead to higher temps without a restrictor.

Just something to ponder, Im having the same issue as well.
its all stock replacement stuff. I'm not worried about the temp it stays consistant, but still. I bet when I upgrade to a better water pump itll be lower. its probabaly also the gauge. even tho its a new temp sending unit the stock gauges suck lol
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #830
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Things you dont notice, that it dosent have sway bars front or rear, I REALLLLLY dont know what all these people are whineing about, there was little to no body roll. It must be all these people with ****ty stock suspension who are like, dont do it you'll die. You wont..

the body roll has to do with spring rate and shock type/length.

a jeep with stiffer higher rate springs will have less body roll than a jeep with a softer more flexy spring rate.

as in a jeep with 7" RC coils is going to have a TON less body roll than say a jeep running airshocks all the way around.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #831
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the body roll has to do with spring rate and shock type/length.

a jeep with stiffer higher rate springs will have less body roll than a jeep with a softer more flexy spring rate.

as in a jeep with 7" RC coils is going to have a TON less body roll than say a jeep running airshocks all the way around.
It has a lot to do with control arms as well. As I stated above, my jeep had horrible body roll until I installed new LCA's about a month ago. Did not change anything but the LCA's, same springs and shocks. It now has very little/unoticeable body roll.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 05:46 PM   #832
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It has a lot to do with control arms as well. As I stated above, my jeep had horrible body roll until I installed new LCA's about a month ago. Did not change anything but the LCA's, same springs and shocks. It now has very little/unoticeable body roll.
well sure, if your stuff is very worn then yea.

but actual body roll with a non-worn suspension is caused by the springs and shocks
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Unread 12-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #833
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its all stock replacement stuff. I'm not worried about the temp it stays consistant, but still. I bet when I upgrade to a better water pump itll be lower. its probabaly also the gauge. even tho its a new temp sending unit the stock gauges suck lol
With all the accounts I have seen, it could be just as bad or worse. I remember some of this from my days building watercooled computers for overclocking... its a matter of keeping the water in contact with hot metal just long enough to pull as much heat from it, and usually too good of a flow means you actually dont pull much heat at all, or get rid of that heat in the radiator.

Unless you start adding sprayers and turbulence to create surface area and such, but I doubt you are cracking the block open for that sort of thing
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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #834
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but it goes both ways, if you slow the coolant down you are trapping it in the block longer so one hand washes the other.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #835
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got the horn on a button tonight, to the right of the cluster on that useless plastic panel, where I intend on putting some toggles for something. pics tomorrow. I also will be picking up some door locks tomorrow since mine dont work, Gotta figure out what to do about the hatch lock tho, because it wont turn, ****er.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 02:53 AM   #836
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oh and I'm really surprised no one was like OMFG YOU DROVE IT 15 + MILES lol. Seems under whelming.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #837
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Unread 12-21-2011, 01:18 PM   #839
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its pouring so I guess I'm washing it right now, oh and checking for leaks! loll

the roof really needed to be rinsed off, so this helps.
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