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Unread 12-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #31
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A pic from my internship:



Wheeling pics...sorry no great action.pics really:

From the day I hydrolocked...ish the engine


Obligatory poser shot


Little "hills"




...nothing crazy, just some fun little breaks last semester

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Unread 12-23-2013, 01:48 AM   #32
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Hey i was curious about that gas tank mod you mentioned... where can i find a write up on that? would love to do that to my jeep... oh and Chive on Bro!
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Unread 12-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #33
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Hey i was curious about that gas tank mod you mentioned... where can i find a write up on that? would love to do that to my jeep... oh and Chive on Bro!
Here's a link http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/je...irmed-1234621/

It's only for early tj's with the 15 gallon tank.

There are others if you search "tj gas tank mod". All you do is reach in & cut the smaller hose next to the filler hose inside the tank. I used a pvc pipe cutter tool which made an easy, clean cut.

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Unread 12-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #34
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SWEET will have to do that when i get home from Antarctica! haha i am so ready to wheel again but its gonna be weird going home to a jeep on 35s when EVERYTHING down here is on 38s!
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Unread 12-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #35
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SWEET will have to do that when i get home from Antarctica! haha i am so ready to wheel again but its gonna be weird going home to a jeep on 35s when EVERYTHING down here is on 38s!
Haha, I'm in FL now....a bit different than Antarctica

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Unread 12-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #36
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I clicked the vid of the stroker motor making some noise, it sounds pretty good.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 09:38 AM   #37
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I clicked the vid of the stroker motor making some noise, it sounds pretty good.
Thanks, I keep having trouble uploading from my phone...I'll try to get a good one up soon

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Unread 12-27-2013, 05:49 PM   #38
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Put the taillights in today...Pics tomorrow.

I'll probably do the reverse lights early next week when the license plate bolts come in...so I'm only messing with the wiring once.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #39
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Better pics tomorrow:





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Unread 12-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #40
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Just went over 197k miles



Dealt with the flasher relay...idk how ppl deal with the fast blink for more than a day

Daytime pic of the lights:



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Unread 12-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #41
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Slight rant:

I bought some JJs off another member in November...usps lost them in transit & delivered an empty box...

I bought some new JJs through Amazon the other day (with Christmas gift cards) & they arrived today

...well, one did; they sent me one correct one & one that was not. How hard is it for me to get JJs...damn

Still waiting on getting the money back from usps too.

Good news is that Amazon is over-nighting the correct JJ & I don't have to wait until they get the wrong one back

My rear lower bushings have visible movement & I'm tired of the jeep pulling when I let off the gas

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Unread 12-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #42
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Sweet build!
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Unread 12-30-2013, 06:10 PM   #43
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Sweet build!
thanks! It's a little slow right now as I'm still working on getting a big boy job, but it's coming along

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Unread 12-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #44
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Finally managed a "conservative" around town tank since installing the cowl intake. Got 16.8mpg...so where it should be.

I did get some water in the engine the other day after all night of heavy, blowing rain & into the morning.

It started fine, but after about 20secs I started getting a rough idle. I pulled back in the driveway & revved it slightly to 1500rpm slowly...if it was going to stall, I was going to let it & get the water out...but it cleared up fast.

That being said, I've gotten water in the engine with:
Oem intake/no hood louvers
Cai/no hood louvers
Cai/hood louvers
Oem intake/hood louvers
Now with the cowl intake...

All the times except early last summer have been ON ROAD, not splashing in water or anything, just heavy, heavy rain/road spray etc...& never enough to stall (just the time in the summer)

...I had planned & still am, on adding some type of shield to block the heavy rain blowing into the cowl. The scoop blocks a lot of it, but in FL heavy rain, it still manages to blow into the scoop

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Unread 12-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #45
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Water pretty much has to follow this direct path to get the filter wet...but apparently it will happen:


Ideas for fender choppage:



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