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Unread 09-21-2010, 06:33 PM   #16
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Nice. I've been up to those solar panals! And the second to last pic must have been the entrance to the Ellis trail. I was there two weekends ago. It's still washed out like that....Only ATVs were supposed to take the detour it said. We didn't understand why, the jeeps made it through fine

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Unread 09-21-2010, 07:24 PM   #17
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Nice. I've been up to those solar panals! And the second to last pic must have been the entrance to the Ellis trail. I was there two weekends ago. It's still washed out like that....Only ATVs were supposed to take the detour it said. We didn't understand why, the jeeps made it through fine
They should get that fixed, that's a pretty fun trail. A Jeep isn't that much bigger than a new 4 wheeler anymore anyway.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #18
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Exactly. Did you drive around it too?
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Unread 09-21-2010, 10:14 PM   #19
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Exactly. Did you drive around it too?
"Allegedly"

Even though its a but we cut all the trees out, sooo in my book that makes it even.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 10:18 PM   #20
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I feel that would make it even as well! If you come back up here to wheel, feel free to pm me if you want a trail buddy
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Unread 09-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #21
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Sweet, will do!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #22
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Long time no update, so here it is.

The Rubi has been going strong, I'm stacking parts on the shelves and have some stuff planned.

The weather here has started to cool off, so I needed some heat for days when its cooler and the top is off, here's the fix.



If you remember when I did the 97-00 fog light switch I added a couple extra wires to the back of the fuse panel, so I hooked the power wires to those. For the ground I used a factory ground that is right under the dash. If you pull the center console, and follow the wiring back to the little computer box there you'll see it.

I hid all the wiring under the seats and carpet then up the center console to the switches. The seats are really easy to get the covers off to add these and I actually only pulled off the edges and slid the elements in.

If anyone is on the fence about this, its totally worth it and you won't regret it. The heat the seats put off is enough to skip using the heater all together most times.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 09:30 PM   #23
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It's been awhile since I've updated this thread, I have since dropped a hardtop on top and will be adding the wiring for that as soon as it arrives.

I have long believed the stock 7 speaker lacked bass, but had enough potential that it was work saving, I finally ended up with this combination:


Custom Box, sealed .88 cu/ft:





Sealed well :



The Sub: Rockford Fosgate P3D410





The Amp Rockford Fosgate Prime R500-1



Sub vs "Sub"




Here is how it sits behind the seat:



Here is where I ran the power wire through 4 gauge:



Tuck it in behind here:



How the wiring works:

With help from this link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/n...iagram-203231/

I was able to attach one of these here:



If you look closely you'll see the wires for each speaker are twisted in pairs ex. Right Rear is one + and one - twisted together, so once you identify the fronts and the rears, strip a little of the coating off the rears and attach with solder.



Also, the remote on (mine was lime green) was attached the same way with solder to the factory wiring. I then ran the wires back under the center console and under the rear carpet.

It all meets here:







My impressions this far:

This is by far one of THE best sounding stereos I've ever heard, let alone the fact that its in a Wrangler. The factory 7 speaker system hits a "Maximum" volume, and the P3 keeps right up with it. The added mid range from the kicker 6.5 is a nice bonus to boot. This system has a very clean and clear sound, it hits low and hard.

The best part is if you jump out and close the doors with the windows up the bass is nearly inaudible from a mere 8 feet away. Great loud and low sound inside, no rattles or annoying booming from the outside.


If you're considering putting a system in your wrangler I strongly suggest running down firing subs.


Jeep has also been vacuumed
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Unread 02-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #24
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If anyone is still playing along we had some awesome weather this week so this happened:





Sound system is still strong with the top off, but it definitely could be better, I'm curious if it's the lack of Hardtop, or the lack of a top all together, either way the bass still meets or exceeds the mids so I'm not too worried.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #25
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Subscribed for the wiring ideas, but this thread needs some updating.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 07:29 AM   #26
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yupp ^
whats the plans for it? obviously you like wheeling so lift? any more armor?
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Unread 04-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #27
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I realized last night after linking it I haven't updated it in awhile, I've added some other goodies since last update, so I'll update it later today.

Edit:

So since the last update a few things have happened. I acquired a hardtop wiring kit, a new front case half for the 241, and a high pressure PS hose since mine is leaking. The first two I've installed, the PS hose is on hold until I replace the radiator. While I was working on the Tcase I put a 2wd Low kit in it by Teraflex, snazzy little unit. The only things I don't like about it is the fact that the shifter arm isn't exactly correct anymore (trivial) and the 4wd light only lights up in the 2 low range settings.


I get all of my OEM parts from here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/m...jeeper-979598/ literally awesome, my local dealerships can't even touch his prices even after he ships them half way across the country vs. picking them up local here WITH a local dealership discount. If you can wait a few days to get your parts, this is where you want to get them.

Here's some pics:








More recently I added an RB1 Navi unit, and a Western Unimount snow plow. No pics of the plow, but here's the mounting stuff.



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Unread 04-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #28
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Plate numbers changed, tires changed , but it's in an intermediate step currently, so I can't complain too much.


Upcoming:

Fix all the damn leaks:

PS hose, Radiator occasionally, oil pan gasket (one of the bolts stripped, in the block, needs helicoil) front pinion, rear output/speedo sending unit.

After some of that stuff is worked out, I'll get more serious about the lift. I'm currently on the fence between finishing off all of the lift, or waiting until the engine takes a dump and stroking it out. I'll probably end up doing both at the same time since I'll get bored with a Jeep I can't drive.

Plans for the lift, Currie CAs, TBs, and Steering, AEV 3" Springs, Bilstein shocks, black magic brakes, 5:13s or 4:88s (explained below), brake lines, TT, CV DS on the rear, all the usual goodies, I'll add some other silliness too like a Novak cable shifter, Xenon flat flares, ACOS, and other bits and pieces as I see fit.

I currently have both sets of lowers, rear uppers, the housing kit for the front, the HD front track bar, the springs, the winch, a few other bits and pieces.

I have a brake shop here in town that does custom brake lines, so I'll be getting some extended brake lines in the red flavor for a little flair. TT is likely going to be custom, or UCF with the lo pro.



The undecided gearing issue is compounded for a couple reasons:

1. I'm planning a stroker eventually, and a super charger after that. Everyone likes more power.

2. I ideally want to run 17" wheels specifically the Pintler Beadlocks are what I'm thinking right now.

3. I eventually want to run 35" MT/R Ks on 17s, after the lift or stroker (which ever comes first) I'll be broke either way, so I'm holding off on the big wheel and tire switch until phase 3.

4. I'm thinking I'll run 255/85/16 KM2s on the stock moabs until I get the 17s, since these tires are like 33.4" tall and pretty skinny, I'll just stick with the 4:10 gearing until I get the jeep stroked out, then I'll decide which ratio will be better for me since the strokers move the peak torque numbers around.


With all that said, this may sound like utter idiocy but I'm kind of waiting for my 4.0 to pop so I can stroke it out. The reasoning behind this is I want to see what a completely stock (tire, gearing, suspension wise) Jeep will do before and after a stroker on a dyno. There is too much variance on the internet to actually know what kind of power you get from a stroker in an unbiased format. Which is why I plan on doing one with the before and after just to see what a real world stroker will do in a real world application. This I feel will give people a better perspective on if they want to do one or not.


For the stroker, I have the crank, and I know what I need to buy as far as everything else is concerned . Talked to my local engine builder, and he's on board for it, and he's even done a couple . So the plan is the 81-86 258 crank, chop the nose, KB944 pistons dished 20cc (lower compression ratio in preparation for the super charger), comp cams cam forget which one, it's written down somewhere. Running the stock 4.0 pistons, shot peened etc., degrease the engine, general rebuild parts gaskets, bearings, seals, freeze plugs, all that jazz. Probably going to run with a split second piggy back unit (see this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/be...50/index2.html), exhaust will stay quite, going for the sleeper look and theme, toying with the idea of a double roller chain, there will be more to come as I remember and know more about the full plan.



So that's pretty much it for plans, I toyed with the idea of the hemi, total pita if you want everything to function as stock like I do, the 2wd low thing still bugs me a little, but since I don't use 2lo or 4high that much it's not a huge deal.

I also have some custom embroidered leather seat plans ready to go once my vinyl ones crap out on me. Gotta have that flair
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Unread 04-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #29
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Much better


BTW, my Rubi looks like your Rubi's dirty, slutty little sister. Hehehe
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Unread 04-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #30
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Much better


BTW, my Rubi looks like your Rubi's dirty, slutty little sister. Hehehe
Just went through the entire build thread, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has tire problems with their rig, SWEET parrot btw.

Can you shed any light on that driveshaft flange thing between 2" and 2 and 3/16"?

Also, I'm glad someone else's shovel is as screwed up as mine is. Mine took a full shot out in Colorado at about 20 mph to the drivers side edge, it's not near as pretty as a stock one to say the least.
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