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Unread 08-03-2014, 04:54 PM   #91
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Hey man, I started my SDS deadening today. Took a video of an untreated door vs a treated door. Thought you might like to see the difference. The door shutting doesn't sound too different because my doors are removable and therefore don't line up 100%, but the difference in knocking is HUGE.
Way to go! The door knocking is only the CLD tiles at work. Once you've got both doors and the floor fully deadened with CLD, CCF, and MLV, I betcha it's going to be so blissfully quiet driving down the highway.

I might be buying all my deadening material before winter. I've had a bunch of prevailing wage hours at work that have paid me stupidly well (who are the guys that get these wages all the time, and how do I get hired at their company?), so I might splurge on that. There are a few other contenders for my $$ right now, too, however.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #92
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Way to go! The door knocking is only the CLD tiles at work. Once you've got both doors and the floor fully deadened with CLD, CCF, and MLV, I betcha it's going to be so blissfully quiet driving down the highway.

I might be buying all my deadening material before winter. I've had a bunch of prevailing wage hours at work that have paid me stupidly well (who are the guys that get these wages all the time, and how do I get hired at their company?), so I might splurge on that. There are a few other contenders for my $$ right now, too, however.
Yeah, I've only got the front doors done so far. Haven't done the Thinsulate Acoustic yet but that doesn't make a huge difference I don't think. And there's insulation on the panels anyway. But with the CCF, CLD, and MLV, it sounds waaay better. Sadly I didn't get CLD or MLV for the floor yet and I know that would make a huge difference, but I'm sure doing the hatch, rear doors, and ceiling will help a lot.
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Unread 08-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #93
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XJ was dropped off at Customs Unlimited Auto Body in Cudahy, WI today to have stiffeners (HD Offroad Engineering front, mid, and rear) installed, b-pillar repaired, couple rusty spots investigated and patched if necessary, and doors, rockers, and frame rails sprayed on the insides with rust inhibitor.

When it gets back, I'll hit the frame with Chassis Saver and start chipping away at prepping the body for Monstaliner.

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Unread 08-16-2014, 01:55 PM   #94
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XJ was dropped off at Customs Unlimited Auto Body in Cudahy, WI today to have stiffeners (HD Offroad Engineering front, mid, and rear) installed, b-pillar repaired, couple rusty spots investigated and patched if necessary, and doors, rockers, and frame rails sprayed on the insides with rust inhibitor. When it gets back, I'll hit the frame with Chassis Saver and start chipping away at prepping the body for Monstaliner. Sent from my phone
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Unread 08-17-2014, 12:49 PM   #95
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Thought you'd like to know that I have everything sound deadened except the floor and the roof at this point. It is CONSIDERABLY quieter on the inside. Very easy to carry a conversation at a moderate level. All I hear when driving down the highway is the engine and my driveline vibrations. I get a bit of wind noise, too, but I'm thinking that deadening the roof is gonna help with that a bit since most of the wind noise is from my roof racks and lights. If you do the floor, I feel like it would be nearly silent.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #96
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XJ was dropped off at Customs Unlimited Auto Body in Cudahy, WI today to have stiffeners (HD Offroad Engineering front, mid, and rear) installed, b-pillar repaired, couple rusty spots investigated and patched if necessary, and doors, rockers, and frame rails sprayed on the insides with rust inhibitor.

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Unread 08-29-2014, 09:54 AM   #97
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Lots of good stuff here, excited to see how this one goes.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #98
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I'm excited to hear what it's like with the stiffeners and stock suspension
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Unread 08-29-2014, 12:13 PM   #99
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I'm excited to hear what it's like with the stiffeners and stock suspension
Still at the shop. I dropped it off with them rather abruptly, so I'm not surprised that they weren't ready to start working on it right away. My suspension is stock and not cared for too well. I won't be addressing the suspension until next year. I'm super excited for the stiffening, but that PLUS some new shocks, leaves with slider boxes, and stiffer sway bars--I can't wait

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Unread 08-29-2014, 12:15 PM   #100
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Still at the shop. I dropped it off with them rather abruptly, so I'm not surprised that they weren't ready to start working on it right away. My suspension is stock and not cared for too well. I won't be addressing the suspension until next year. I'm super excited for the stiffening, but that PLUS some new shocks, leaves with slider boxes, and stiffer sway bars--I can't wait

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Are you going to lift the front 1 inch as well or leave a rake?
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Unread 08-29-2014, 01:05 PM   #101
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How are you having such a touch time with mpg? I'm at 16 mpg with 4.56s and a slush box. That's I'd around town and with lockouts.

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Unread 08-29-2014, 01:41 PM   #102
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I'm not having a tough time with mpg. My mpg is average to above average for a basically stock, auto, 4wd XJ in the conditions I drive in and should improve as I make various customizations. 18-19 average with a peak of 21-23 on the highway.

Anytime anyone I don't know says they get good MPG (I don't know if what you claim to get is good or not) I basically won't believe them until they describe their build, driving style, area, and method for calculating their mpg in detail. An astounding number of people calculate mpg all wrong, yielding utterly worthless numbers.

Regarding rake, I hope you're not under the impression that the sliders provide lift. Most people jump to the conclusion that they do. They don't. I will be deliberately creating 1" rake by using UpCountry leaves in the rear. I will be doing this for fuel efficiency.

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Unread 08-29-2014, 02:45 PM   #103
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I'm not having a tough time with mpg. My mpg is average to above average for a basically stock, auto, 4wd XJ in the conditions I drive in and should improve as I make various customizations. 18-19 average with a peak of 21-23 on the highway. Anytime anyone I don't know says they get good MPG (I don't know if what you claim to get is good or not) I basically won't believe them until they describe their build, driving style, area, and method for calculating their mpg in detail. An astounding number of people calculate mpg all wrong, yielding utterly worthless numbers. Regarding rake, I hope you're not under the impression that the sliders provide lift. Most people jump to the conclusion that they do. They don't. I will be deliberately creating 1" rake by using UpCountry leaves in the rear. I will be doing this for fuel efficiency. Sent from my phone
Oh I thought I remembered the website saying they have an inch of lift
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Unread 08-29-2014, 04:48 PM   #104
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I emailed them directly, and they said 0 lift.

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Unread 08-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #105
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I feel that it is awesome do to it being on 35s with a lot of miles and a tired 4.0L

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