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post #4546 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 06:48 PM
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I found out my noise isn't my trackbar. It's my steering gear. I had my buddy turn the steering wheel as I watched and felt for the "clunk" I was hearing. My trackbar looked good, the tie rod ends all looked good, then I saw the pitman moving in a way that didn't look right up at the steering gear. I reached up and the whole rod that comes out of the steering gear has play. Dammit. At least I bought the rebuilt with the lifetime warranty last time. I wonder if they'll let me turn that one in for a Durango box. Are there any mods to installing a Durango box or do they just basically bolt right up?


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post #4547 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 08:03 PM
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A race car is not the same as a daily driver. They both have very different needs.
That's fine for racing when you have a heavily modded engine that can use the free flow. You can rebuild it all the time, and you toss the filter after each race. I am not going to put a filter on my DD truck that I can see light through the other side. The reason it flows better is because it filters less. Paper has twice the filtering surface area as well. My oil was twice as dirty at oil changes with the K&N than the stock filter. To each his own.
I have a personal experience with K&N filters. I race Quads and I went through a motor on my yzf450 after a sandy track. I ran a K&N filter at that time. When I tore down the motor, the carb was full of dirt and sand, and the cylinder was scored severely. Swapped out the K&N, never happened again. Moral of the story, I'll never run a K&N again.

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post #4548 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 08:17 PM
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I have a personal experience with K&N filters. I race Quads and I went through a motor on my yzf450 after a sandy track. I ran a K&N filter at that time. When I tore down the motor, the carb was full of dirt and sand, and the cylinder was scored severely. Swapped out the K&N, never happened again. Moral of the story, I'll never run a K&N again.
Did you have an outerware, was it oiled, I cleaned and oiled mine on my 05 Baldwin motored, and 06 stock motored 450s only when they where dirty. Both those machines have never been rebuilt

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post #4549 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 08:38 PM
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Replaced burnt turn signal, and realized oil filter adapter was leaking oil. :-(

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post #4550 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 09:18 PM
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Resumed installing component speakers. This 1 day fix has turned into a 3 day PITA, the rain has just interrupted me every single time I actually start getting anything done. Tomorrow ought to be a good day for some progress since its supposed to be the first sunny non rainy day in a week.

The bad is my oil filter adapter has started to leak slightly faster. A few drips rather then just one a day, and my dimmer slider had decided to finally call it quits, and the oil pressure sender has decided 0 is a good resting spot, jumps to 30+ with any gas. Between the dead battery, broken dimmer switch, oil pressure sender I'm having a fun week so far.

On the plus side, as a guy that hadn't handled wires other then to observe them, this install is going pretty well. The amp wiring north of the firewall blends in with the weatherstripping over it and if I shortened it an inch the length would be spot on. Inside I'll need to put the trim back in place before it blends but its getting there. I discovered that under the rear seats there is a massive quantity of space, so I can probably add in another amp when I upgrade the head unit.

Anyone know the stock tweeter size? I'm thinking of shoving some 3.5" full range speakers in there if they'll fit. Wiring past the plastic door grommet looked to be impossible without drilling, so I spliced into the old speaker wires for that, but I used the sail panel for the tweeter as I couldn't figure out how to wire the crossover to the stock location. (or how to make it fit, darn thing was 1" stock tweeters have to be at least 3".)

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post #4551 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 09:30 PM
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The factory tweeters are small. I had to dremel out the factory bracket to mount my Pioneer tweeters. There's pics in my build log. You can search for it if you'd like. "Ejschultz build log" should be the title. I'd copy and paste a link for you but I'm about to throw my phone at the wall because its acting stupid while I'm trying to type this.

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I jumped on my computer before I broke my phone...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...hread-1012740/

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post #4552 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 09:46 PM
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Installed my 2"bb spacers from daystar on saturday and just had my wheels and tires installed today. 15x7 4inbs with BFG KM2 31x10.50x15





I was wondering, I measured the height from the center of the wheel to the fender and all were 20in but the left passanger side measured 21in. Did I do something wrong when I installed my spacers because I left the stock spring isolaters as well. Is it suppose to go spring,spacer and then spring isolator because thats what it said in the instructions for the front and said nothing about it for the rear. Also when I installed the spacers, it didnt fit snug and there was play in the front and a little bit more play in the front. Is this suppose to happen?
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post #4553 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 09:49 PM
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Did you have an outerware, was it oiled, I cleaned and oiled mine on my 05 Baldwin motored, and 06 stock motored 450s only when they where dirty. Both those machines have never been rebuilt
It was oiled with sticky filter oil. No pre filter. I will admit, i had to lean out the jetting without the K&N. Witch tells me the K&N flowed more air, but at what cost? My twin air foam filter has never let dirt in the carb.

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post #4554 of 46062 Old 10-03-2011, 11:35 PM
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The factory tweeters are small. I had to dremel out the factory bracket to mount my Pioneer tweeters. There's pics in my build log. You can search for it if you'd like. "Ejschultz build log" should be the title. I'd copy and paste a link for you but I'm about to throw my phone at the wall because its acting stupid while I'm trying to type this.

EDIT:

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...hread-1012740/
did you notice a difference with the new tweeters?
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post #4555 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 08:33 AM
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Got a picture of my wheels installed

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post #4556 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 09:26 AM
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did you notice a difference with the new tweeters?
Most definitely. The factory Infinity Gold system is "meh" at best. As long as you go with a decent component set, ie. nothing from Walmart, you should get better sound quality. I chose Pioneer D series components because of their price to quality ratio. For the money, you'd have a hard tine finding something better. I'm also a little biased because I run Pioneer reference series speakers in my car, which is set up for SQ competition.

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post #4557 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 12:35 PM
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Took it on a 4 day Leafpeep and camping trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone NP.





Had to get back to work to upload pics.

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post #4558 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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Fitted new spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor arm, replaced one front foglight and put new bulbs in the VIC. After that I cleaned up the Idle Air Control valve - very greasy indeed. Quite a quiet evening by recent standards.

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post #4559 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 02:33 PM
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I blew my Dana 30 up. New Locker, R&P and setup in order!

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post #4560 of 46062 Old 10-04-2011, 06:03 PM
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Ordered a new Transmission mount since mine has disintegrated. Also found out my Titan uses a D44 IFS, and a solid rear axle D44 with 32spline count (tempting if a Nissan will ever die ) They also made 35spline count after 2008

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