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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #25036
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Got rid of the e-fan and put in a new clutch fan because the electric fan drew too much power. Damn WJ fan is massive. When I can afford a bigger alternator, I'll go back to electric I think, but for now, $50 for a new clutch fan and no thinking of solutions > $400 and waiting a week for an aftermarket alternator that might reveal even more problems. At the very least, I have the basic wiring done for an e-fan in the future.

Mostly I'm just glad she runs now.


On another note, I need to reinstall the bumper but it's too hot outside to want to. Also, my header panel is shot. Rockauto sells them for $26. But shipping is $86 because that 1.5lb piece of plastic is like 5 feet wide. So that's out of the question.

Could have sold you HO Alt for $200 shipped...

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Unread 08-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #25037
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Would have to be trailer queen wouldn't it? How would you register a Franken-yj.

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This is Texas, I'd find a way. I could either apply for rebuilt salvage, per the VIN on the tub or frame, or I could probably even call it a kit car. If I did rebuilt salvage, it'd be just like a normal car, according to Texas laws, and if I used an 87-89 VIN, I'd even be emissions exempt in all 254 counties. Hell, if I used a later VIN, I'd still be emissions free in 237 counties. Titling and registering a franken-Jeep in Texas isn't the issue at all. Which makes this all the more tempting. A 4-cylinder YJ costs 5-7k here, and a 6-cylinder is 6-12k. I reckon I could build a YJ using salvage parts with 6 cylinders between 3 and 4k.

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Could have sold you HO Alt for $200 shipped...
Guess who doesn't have $200 to blow anymore? Not since this Jeep cost me $1480 just to get running after all this stuff in the last 2 weeks. I'm looking into other electrical options in the future, but for now, clutch fan.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #25038
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Do it! You'll have 2 jeeps to hate!! Lol
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #25039
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Felt like I needed to continue the trend of doing stuff to the jeep every day since last thursday so I decided to restore the headlights man what a difference.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #25040
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Felt like I needed to continue the trend of doing stuff to the jeep every day since last thursday so I decided to restore the headlights man what a difference.
What did you use and how did you do it? Thanks.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #25041
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Got a second set of Cragar soft 8s for my set of new take off's from work 235/75/15 Toyo Open Country A/T. So im back to getting 20mpg, which is great since I have to drive 45 miles to work everyday. I was getting 14mpg with my 31x10.50x15s
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #25042
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Got a second set of Cragar soft 8s for my set of new take off's from work 235/75/15 Toyo Open Country A/T. So im back to getting 20mpg, which is great since I have to drive 45 miles to work everyday. I was getting 14mpg with my 31x10.50x15s
Impossible that there was that much difference.
Mine only went down MAYBE 1 mpg and I had the same sizes.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #25043
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What did you use and how did you do it? Thanks.
I used these things, found em at Napa a while back for like $5 or $10. It comes with a little attachment you put on a drill then just clean the lenses so there's no debris stuck to them, give em a quick spray with water and go to town with the little pads.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #25044
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When I had 27" tires on my ZJ, it was getting around 20mpg based on hand calculation, but when I went up to 32" it dropped to 14mpg based on the same. Accounting for odometer error, it was still within 2mpg more or less of what I calculated. The change in effective gearing, combined with the change in aerodynamics can have significant effects.

Red, I'm seriously thinking about it, if I can get a friend or two to contribute to the project.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #25045
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Impossible that there was that much difference.
Mine only went down MAYBE 1 mpg and I had the same sizes.
Idk, the math doesn't lie. My LT 31x10.50x15's Hercules Trail Digger M/Ts are eight ply and have 18/32" of tread and weigh a ton. My P235/75/15s are only three ply and have 9/32" of tread and are really light. An aggressive tread design vs a non aggressive tread design make a big difference in mpg. I have a 97 zj with 5.2l and 249 t-case with 199,800 miles on it, mabye mines picky about tire size who knows.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 04:31 AM   #25046
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I've been thinking about plastidippin most of mine black but I might have to think about going the satin black route. That looks good!
Thanks. Be sure to prep it. Thats my first paint job and i was happy with it.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #25047
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Cleaned it up from last weekend's trip to Boston and loaded it up for today's drive back to Rochester.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #25048
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I messed around last night and the new suspension has me pretty pumped. At 12" of down travel i have zero tension on ghe links, a hair of travel left in the driveshaft, and i will ndver have to use a spring compressor again to put in my coils!

Painted my steering and links last night. My daughter picked the colors. I like the gunmetal/orange combo...thoughts?

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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #25049
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I messed around last night and the new suspension has me pretty pumped. At 12" of down travel i have zero tension on ghe links, a hair of travel left in the driveshaft, and i will ndver have to use a spring compressor again to put in my coils!

Painted my steering and links last night. My daughter picked the colors. I like the gunmetal/orange combo...thoughts?
That looks awesome.

Whats your total lift from stock?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:12 AM   #25050
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That looks awesome.

Whats your total lift from stock?
Thanks.
I wanted this one low and fat. Its around 5 " . These lifts in the 7" range I'm stsrubg to see a lot of will not fly where we wheel, lot of pucker, lot of off camber, so you need to be well grounded. I'll also have about 400-500 lbs added below the floorpan once everything is done. Hopefully she will stick like glue
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