post #121 of Old 06-03-2011, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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do u mind if I use that while im in moab
Haha, I wanted to buy it before GSW to see how it feels offroad.

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Your lucky,us 6 cyl. guys are always wishing for more power HAHA!!
When it gets tired, build a stroker. Better yet, start looking for cheap parts now and build one little by little. I always like it when I can work on a project slowly and look for the low cost parts.


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post #122 of Old 06-03-2011, 10:44 AM
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Your lucky,us 6 cyl. guys are always wishing for more power HAHA!!
More power? I wish I had any power! For as big and heavy and gas hungry as it is, you'd think it could get the Jeep out of its own way on the highway.

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When it gets tired, build a stroker. Better yet, start looking for cheap parts now and build one little by little. I always like it when I can work on a project slowly and look for the low cost parts.
You're still stuck with the craptastic transmission the I6 comes with. So then you have to rebuild that to withstand the torque, and then you have the 35 in the rear, so you need a new axle... I think the only real solution is to unscrew the radiator cap, drive said Jeep out from under it. Drive a 5.9 into place, and screw down said cap. All done!

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post #123 of Old 06-03-2011, 11:01 AM
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Mine really is not that bad,i only run 265 tires and mine only has 65k miles on it so not tired yet,i will prob. just do a cold air kit for now,maybe some kind of chip too
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post #124 of Old 06-03-2011, 01:22 PM
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Mine really is not that bad,i only run 265 tires and mine only has 65k miles on it so not tired yet,i will prob. just do a cold air kit for now,maybe some kind of chip too
Don't bother with such pointless upgrades. Just regear. It'll make more difference. I've done everything except for a performance chip, which isn't exactly useful on a stock 4.0. Well, I still have the stock exhaust. Anyway, it just doesn't get more powerful. With an aftermarket intake and performance tune-up, it still is weak. Mine has 121k miles on her now though.

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well dont agree with pointless,i've had a lot of luck with cold air kits,my wrangler running 33in. tires got a lil more gitty up after coldair kit along with my silverado,didnt help on gas mileage much but seat of paints i could tell it helped,and the chip i had in silverado made a big difference but then again that was a v-8 not a 6 cyl. so i will for sure try the coldair kit but prob. be it,maybe a re-gear in bout a year or so,dont want to do that yet til i decide which rear axle i will end up with
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post #126 of Old 06-04-2011, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think the front driveshaft needs to be completely rebuild, maybe a new double cardan. It chewed through u-joints in no time at all, these u-joints are brand new.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo5WRhlljd8[/ame]

BTW, I love having a cell phone camera. It allows you to record areas where you just can't see. I just wedged the phone up there, then pulled it out and looked at the recording.

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Well, It looks like the joints were wearing fast because the CV section of my cardan joint was toast. I had the driveline rebuilt this morning, and WOW what a difference. The WJ has NEVER felt so good at highway speed since I've owned it. At 70, it felt very smooth. I also dropped it into 4lo, and the clunking/grinding is gone!!!

I guess I should see if 4WP has some par pin eliminators in stock tomorrow, I would like to eliminate that one last annoying sound up front.

Here is the driveline just before it went in. For a minute, I thought there was a problem. The joints fit so tightly into the yoke, that they were not going in between the ears on the yoke. I had to snug the bolts up slightly to get them to pop into place. I am very happy with the smooth ride.

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post #128 of Old 06-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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thats great to hear, i think i may try this myself since you had good success

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post #129 of Old 06-07-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Right before I had it rebuilt, I drove on the highway without the front shaft in. After reinstalling, it was just as smooth. So if you se a big difference with your front driveline out, and if your pinion angle looks good, this might do the trick for you as well.

I picked up bar pin eliminators today, hopefully they will go in tonight.

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One last upgrade before we head out to Moab tomorrow for GSW...
I really needed bar pin eliminators as the shock bushings were not staying in place, it was actually getting pretty annoying. When this happens (pretty common on the WJ's and ZJ's, the shock contacts the axle mount and rattles. I am glad this sound is now gone.

I am glad there is a 4wp close to me, I have been there twice in the last week.



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Teaser Video...I will get more pics and vids up later of Hells Revenge.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3ukFrfMhiM&feature=youtube_gdata[/ame]

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Very awesome.

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Pretty dang cool IROC,nothing like wheeling in God's country,you guys looked really good out there flexing your stuff.
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It was the MOST fun I have ever had wheeling. Everyone needs to make it out to GSW next year! My wife loved it so much that she made me promise we would return each year.


I flexed it out farther than ever before, I actually brought the front drivers tire off of the ground on hells gate. Those watching said I had 6 inches between the coil and the body. It's a good think I have retainer posts. I will get those pics up soon.

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I was having problems uploading this one with the music...so here is the no music version of Hells Gate.

Check it out, my wife was terrified, thought I was going to roll the Jeep and die.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZgFEsGA4E0[/ame]

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