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post #241 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:09 AM
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Absolutely not. Bending it back is a terrible choice imo because of the amount of stress that mount gets, bending rusty metal is going to make it weaker, even with the new welds. Instead it would just crack in a different spot.

I'm not happy about it, but $150 to have new mounts on both sides of the axle is a damn good deal.

A welder is coming, I just need to find a used one on craigslist or something.
You should have them weld mini skids on and box the upper control arm mount as well...


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post #242 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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You should have them weld mini skids on and box the upper control arm mount as well...
May wait until I buy my own welder and do that, don't like paying shops tons of money if I can avoid it. That is a good idea though.

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post #243 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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Hmm, what to buy next?
This my friend!
It'd pay for itself in no time.

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post #244 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:16 AM
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E fan conversion? 789 injectors?

Sent from under my broken Heep
On mine I had a stock E-fan that runs all the time and that works great for normal driving. Then if you get hot offroad I had a Ford SHO fan 2 speed... that was pretty good really, but mine was used and had a bit of an off balance to it So i swapped to an Audi turbo fan, which is a bit more powerful than the stock E fan. Look at PSC though, the people who make the hydro steer, they have some nice fan set ups. and while your their do a trans cooler. I didn't do one and I really need one and I'll have to go back and fix it, so much easier to do it all at once.

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post #245 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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This my friend!
Too much for now sadly.
Soon though, soon.

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post #246 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/feat...onversion-kit/

http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/jeep...oler-with-fan/

Hmmm, might be time for some cooling upgrades.

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post #247 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:27 AM
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Do you have cooling probems?

I seem to see more problems with deleating the mechanical fan then not... IMO a good 3 row radiator and a properly maintained cooling system works perfectly fine, is simplier and much more cost effective.

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post #248 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have cooling probems?

I seem to see more problems with deleating the mechanical fan then not... IMO a good 3 row radiator and a properly maintained cooling system works perfectly fine, is simplier and much more cost effective.
Heh, do I ever.

Heat soak issues when the engine is hot, who bunch of crap, rad is new, flushed the cooling system late last year.

I need injectors (heat soak) and more cooling (or hood vents).

E: Surprised you think that the stock cooling system is good, as XJs are notorious for overheating and having ****ty cooling systems.

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post #249 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:50 AM
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I have never had a cooling issues wheeing in Kansas summer heat (~105F) on 33s, 35s and 4;56s... and many times when I see people chasing cooling issues they go to e fan conversions and still have problems. but I have also heard of the heat soak issues problems with the "newer" xjs, mines a 98...only mods are e fan swith to turn on at anytime and CSF 3 row radiator

Have you pressure checked your cooling system?
Stant pressure cap? (OE spec)
Replaced water pump?
Replaced thermostant (OE spec)

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Yeah, at the time it was fine. Mines a '00 so I have the ****ty 0331 heads and terrible heat soak issues.

Blah.

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post #251 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 AM
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yea that fan looks sweet .. Love to see it. I really like the efan, i think its the way to go.

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whitexj98, new OE radiator, 180* thermo, water pump, cap, hoses, and flush last November (in the OP).

I am curious about how that fan on the oil cooler works, there is a plug but no wiring harness. Hmmm. Ideas?

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post #253 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 AM
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Hood vents did wonders for me. I have yet to see 210 since I installed them.

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http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2033

I already have the grill o sheets painted and the door trim sitting at home, but it got cold before I could install them.

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post #255 of 959 Old 03-14-2013, 10:06 AM
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I hope you have a steady hand. There's not a lot of room for mistakes doing it that way. The finished product does look great though.

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