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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #556
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How do you like it?

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Pretty good, I kinda did it out of necessity really since the rocks destroyed my original muffler, but it worked out. Has a good tone to it but still quiet inside. I managed to get it tucked up a little higher out of the way too.

Overall Ive got 40 bucks in a muffler (and materials) that sounds a bit more aggressive, is stronger and more compact than what it replaced so Im pretty pleased overall. This is my first time welding up exhaust, came together pretty well.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:40 PM   #557
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Is it straight threw or baffled? And nice

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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #558
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Two chamber like a 40series FM. Except 1/2 the price. I put one on my Z71 last year, they are a nice bang for the buck.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #559
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Two chamber like a 40series FM. Except 1/2 the price. I put one on my Z71 last year, they are a nice bang for the buck.
I see I don't think it will work for me.
I need something that will flow threw turbos don't like that style of muffler on 4.0s

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Unread 07-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #560
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Currently pricing out some steel to get going on a rear bumper build. I will be doing a cut-n-fold and wrapping it around the sides. Plan is to keep it high and tight to the body. Got a couple ideas Im tossing around for a sturdy mounting system.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:10 PM   #561
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Decided to replace one of my power steerings lines today. Two wheeling trips ago I noticed it was leaking, but when I got back all the leaking had pretty much stopped for DD duty. I put it on the backburner (locker install and all that came first). Well, last trip out the leaking returned. I made it through the trip just fine (and back to DD duty its barely leaking again) but I decided to jump on this before it left me on the trail one day.

Bout as straightforward as it gets, Ive got a line wrench with 16mm on one end, 18mm on the other. And thats about all I needed for this job lol. I removed airbox and e-fan to give me some room to work.


Lower side of the line is awkward to get leverage on, and mine just would not budge. Aint nobody got time fo that.


I broke the line off above the hex and ran me a couple extensions and socket on it. Childs play. Then I just installed the new line and cleaned it up under there to inspect for future leaks.




Not really a big update or anything but it sure feels good to have one less thing leaking haha.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #562
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My pin would not clear the 3.55 ring gear.
When I took mine out for some other work, I went ahead and notched the offending ring gear tooth so that future access would be easy.

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I just realized how little your XJ is actually modded.
Most of the rigs here are overbuilt for what they're actually used for. Keeping them simple, sane and cheap is definitely the way to go.

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Oh, and washed it today.
I don't usually go for red on a 4x4 but there's no denying that's a beautiful XJ.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #563
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I'd rather be overbuilt than underbuilt.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #564
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When I took mine out for some other work, I went ahead and notched the offending ring gear tooth so that future access would be easy.


Most of the rigs here are overbuilt for what they're actually used for. Keeping them simple, sane and cheap is definitely the way to go.



I don't usually go for red on a 4x4 but there's no denying that's a beautiful XJ.
Thanks a ton man! Means a lot from you, I know how much of a perfectionist you are, followed your build for a long time.

Red used to be a color I never cared much for either but it does hide trail pinstripping much better than my former Moss Green '98, and it looks pretty good with the right amount of contrast with black used here and there. Plus it really pops when its clean lol.

I should have notched that tooth out myself to make life easier in the future, but I took enough time setting up the Aussie that I hope to never have to dig back into it haha.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #565
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I'd rather be overbuilt than underbuilt.
This is true. I just feel like a lot of people build their rig according to what the interwebz say, regardless of whether or not it is actually needed. My current setup doesnt have a jawdropping list of high dollar stuff but Ive upgraded what I needed and havent added anything I dont use. If something fails Ill be quick to upgrade but til then my setup works well out on the trails and thats ultimately all I care about.

Thats kind of been the build theme all along, put together a capable offroader by whatever means necessary without blowing money on things I dont need at the time. I needed front recovery points, bought a bumper. Open diff wouldnt pull up some rock faces, bought a locker. Needed brighter headlights, upgrade harness/housing/bulbs. Ive never been out wheeling and thought "boy itd sure be nice if my control arms were adjustable." "Man my stock trackbar redrilled over hasnt failed me, I need to upgrade that cause the interwebz told me." At my height I just havent needed it yet, but when the day comes ill be ordering the beefiest **** I can get ahold of.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #566
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x2 on that. Some things I order because I want them, but most of the stuff was needed (for repairs or otherwise) and why not replace broken parts with the beefiest **** you can get?
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x2 on that. Some things I order because I want them, but most of the stuff was needed (for repairs or otherwise) and why not replace broken parts with the beefiest **** you can get?
For real. The beefier the better!
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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #568
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Idears on good upper and lower control arms or just make em?

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Unread 07-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #569
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I'd rather be overbuilt than underbuilt.
That's not what I mean by overbuilt. I'm all for beefy parts. What you're thinking of is overengineered. That's where you wind up with more strength than you'll need. But I agree with you that increasing the margin of safety on strength or service life is a good idea for the severe conditions our rigs see.

I'm talking about the rigs that are too built for the trails they wheel. In stock trim, I was keeping up just fine with JKs on 37s. If the wheeling you do doesn't demand more than a stock rig, sinking thousands into it just to loose power on giant tires and making stock drivetrain parts more likely to break is dumb. Having something so big that all of the challenge and fun is removed - that's what I mean by overbuilt.

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I'd rather have the likely hood of breaking stock parts than not get out

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