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Unread 02-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #31
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The 4" kit looks real nice! You have a good looking ride!

I need to step up and buy a IROC Kit soon!!!!

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Unread 02-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #32
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Thanks man, yes josh luckily i kept the old shocks and i took the bushing in them and put them in the doetch tech, what a difference !! The sleeve that came with the doetch tech are soo thin and weak compare to the oem shocks, rides like a new jeep now...no more clunk
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2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-04-2010, 09:05 AM   #33
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Thanks guys...rugermack, my next mod will be to change the diff. ratio to 4:56...the 4.0 is really suffering with that tire size...??? its only 31.6'' i think...im not really impressed with the power at all and the gas milleage really went down
Unless you're going with a 35" tire in the future, I would think that a 4.56 would be too low for a 32" tire.

Here's a chart I've made for helping with my tire size/gear ratio decisions. I started with a stock tire size and the 2 available stock gear ratios. Then I scaled the gear ratio to match the increased tire size. The gear ratio/tire correlation is dependent on the circumference of the tire, which is a linear equation (C=2(pi)R) ~ So the gear ratio can be proportionally changed with tire diameter.

As you can see, if you originally had 3.73's, a 35" tire would require only a 4.5:1 gear ratio to return to the stock tire/gear correlation.

(I have a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering, so I'm doomed to do nerdy stuff like this )

EDIT: I made this chart b/c I'm currently debating a 2" BB or 3" IRO and a 31" tire, swapping a D44a and regearing the D30 to 3.73... OR... a 4" Zone/IRO kit and going with a 32" tire and regearing both axles to 4.10's

MY WJ won't see rock crawling duties and will remain my DD for at least another year or 2 (then will probably be retired to weekend warrior/adventure vehicle status)
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Unread 02-04-2010, 11:04 AM   #34
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thats pretty cool bud, im pretty useless in math, i would never be able to do a chart like that...but it gives all of us a pretty good idea of what we should do if we want to bring back the jeep to original after putting bigger tires...i was thinking going with 4.56 because thats what i had in my tacoma before...and i had no problem turning 33''...even though 4.10 would most likely be enough for my case
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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #35
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thats pretty cool bud, im pretty useless in math, i would never be able to do a chart like that...but it gives all of us a pretty good idea of what we should do if we want to bring back the jeep to original after putting bigger tires...i was thinking going with 4.56 because thats what i had in my tacoma before...and i had no problem turning 33''...even though 4.10 would most likely be enough for my case
Your Taco probably started out stock with 31's & 4.10's, so 4.56's with 33's would be a very torquey setup... Pretty sure ALL Yota 4x4's with 4 cyl engines have 4.10's. I believe 4 cyl TJ's all come with 4.10 axles, which would be an easy way for the ZJ/XJ crowd to get 4.10 axles...

Manufacturers play around with transmission ratios and gear ratios to tune the vehicles ... For example, a stock VW Touraeg has P255/60HR17 tires (same 29" diameter as my WJ's stock 235/65R17's) but actually has 4.56's in the axles!!! My Explorer came stock with 30" tires & 4.10's and guys were regearing to 4.88's if they went to a 35" tire... I regeared my V8 Mountaineer to 4.10's when I installed the 32" tires and it was a torque monster, but if I had kept the Mounty I was going to have to fit 33's to regain highway towing manners (towing with OD off on 32" tires and 4.10s brought the RPM's way up!)

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Unread 02-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #36
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I was bored today and since i had no picture of my jeep except driveway shots, went for a little drive and took a few pictures of the jeep flexing and stuff...too bad i was alone though...its kinda of a pita to get out all the time to take picture haha









its close but it doesnt rub





The front suspension doesnt travel much when the sway bar is connected ...













Set the camera for some sepia shots




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2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #37
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Today i had to bring the jeep in for the inspection MVI, i though i would get out of there with a 25$ bill and a new sticker in my windshield saying im good to go till 2011, anyways i am not going to type the words that are in my head right now cuz i would be banned from the site....but they found out that my e-brake was not holding tight enough and it was failing inspection...and my rear brake pad were used a bit...and an axle seal leaking just enough so it was wet...there was nothing bad anyways my bill was 600$...im pissed...took a few crappy cellphone pic anyways for the entertainment.











Just to make it worst the mechanic told me a little joke not funny just before he gave me the bill...''JEEP'' Just Emptied Every Pocket...i understand now
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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-11-2010, 02:51 PM   #38
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I trimmed the front fender today because i had some rubbing issue when flexing so took the dremel tool and cut a about 2'' off my cladding.

Before



Put some tape to guide myself



then the cutting started...that little tool works like a dream







nice difference...should stop the rubbing









quite a difference...before i was not able to fit a finger in between

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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-19-2010, 05:41 PM   #39
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Unread 02-20-2010, 08:23 AM   #40
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Thanks man
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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 02-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #41
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Took some flex shots yesterday with the sway bar disconnected to see if i trimmed enough...and i didnt. Will need to trim more on the front but not a lot...and also on the rear cladding just a bit.













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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:44 PM   #42
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I installed an extinguisher today in the cargo area

I also ordered a set of gears finally...i decided to go with 4.56...they should be here in 2 weeks...cant wait to put them on...its gonna be a huge difference over the 3.55



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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:14 AM   #43
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you just need to start to build a new front bumper
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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:35 AM   #44
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That will come later...i wish i could weld so i could build one myself but id rather buy one...sooner or later i will have one just gotta wait for the money !!
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98% of Canadian say '' oh **** '' before taking the ditch in winter time. The other 2% are from New-Brunswick and say '' hold my beer and watch this ''

2003 WJ 4.0, 4'' IRO Critical Path, 31x10.5x15 goodyear wrangler territory on soft 8's, Tom Wood front drive shaft, Rough country SS, 4.56 G2 gears, D30 front, D35 rear/detroit trutrac, IRO adj. trackbar, Doetch tech 8000 shocks, nv242 TC, midland cb, 3' firefly antenna, Mopar TC Skid

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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:40 AM   #45
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yeh i am thinking about starting one on saturday
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