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post #196 of 4125 Old 06-14-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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The old saying of, Judged by 12 rather than carried by 6, rings very true in MA.
True true .

On a positive note I think I found the annoying Under Armor buzz I have been chasing . The re routing of the exhaust took care of most of it , but I still had more than I thought would be considered normal . I had looked at the motor mounts previously , but didnt see or feel anything . After the last 1000 miles theres the smallest of marks on the passenger side savvy motor mount block ! Woo Hoo ! Looks like a little time with the grinder and it will be clear .

Wish I had a grinder here


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post #197 of 4125 Old 06-15-2012, 06:51 AM
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I have one you can use Haha

Any color will do as long as its black.
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post #198 of 4125 Old 06-15-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I have one you can use Haha
Thanks , too bad your the wrong direction in relation to my trip to Utah Though you do have my wife and kids .

I thought about doing it here , but I would have to drop the main surfboard to raise the engine unless you have an engine crane ? I can live with it , but I am happy to have (hopefully) found the rattle . It will be the first thing I fix when I get home .

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post #199 of 4125 Old 06-16-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Finished up here in Arkansas , next up New Mexico ! Pics to come ...

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Palo Duro Canyon on I 40 in Texas . We are currently in Tucumcari New Mexico and will head North to Blanding Utah tomorrow . So far the LJ is doing great , though the mileage was terrible today as were fighting a headwind . Red Rock is in the near future !

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post #201 of 4125 Old 06-18-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Made it to Utah! I have to work a few days this week, should be on the trail by Wednesday afternoon. Will be up in Moab this weekend.

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post #202 of 4125 Old 06-19-2012, 06:14 AM
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Must be nice...

06 WK 5.7 Hemi Overland - Daily
87 MJ Chief 57k original miles... getting built in the backyard. 37s, waggy axles, D300, 6 speed, etc.

Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #203 of 4125 Old 06-23-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Must be nice...
It has been nice so far, other than removing the savvy under armour to fix the new buzz. On a positive note the buzz is fixed and its quiet to drive again.Thank goodness I know the owner of the local machine shop.

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post #204 of 4125 Old 06-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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Any pictures of the Moab fun?

06 WK 5.7 Hemi Overland - Daily
87 MJ Chief 57k original miles... getting built in the backyard. 37s, waggy axles, D300, 6 speed, etc.

Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #205 of 4125 Old 06-27-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Any pictures of the Moab fun?
Just got a good internet connection for the first time this trip .










More to come once I get out of the mountains . Overall I am happy with what I have built . We drove it out wheeled it and now we are driving back . I have a few bugs to fix , but its minor suspension tweaking .

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post #206 of 4125 Old 06-28-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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11,500 feet on Abajo Mountain .

Thinking about the hot tub , but there was no one else around .

More to come , the upload speeds are terrible here .

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post #207 of 4125 Old 06-28-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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And this is how I fixed the Savvy Under Armor buzz . It was lots of fun to drop it at the cabin on the gravel driveway . I will say it is easy to remove and all you need is a philips screwdriver and a 9/16th wrench .

First off was to find a jeep friendly machine shop in Blanding Utah . Luckily I knew Jack Montella and his son from previous visits to Blanding . If you are in the area and need work done I highly recomend them . Fair pricing and they are durn nice people too .

Next up was to remove the offending motor mount lift plate . If you look at it you can see the bright spot where it was hitting .

A little mill magic ...

Voila ! One part of the puzzle fixed .

Next up was to elongate the holes on the front brace . The iron worker made quick work of this !

And with this my vibrations have ended and I no longer have to fight putting the front brace on . We removed a lot of material on the lift block , I dont know if anyone else is having this problem or if my Jeep just doesnt fit the mold . Either way it is a LOT quieter and the vibes are back to what I had from the factory .

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Thinking about the hot tub , but there was no one else around .
That picture really does some justice to the size of that hot tub! Great pictures! The Jeep is looking awesome.
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post #209 of 4125 Old 06-28-2012, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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That picture really does some justice to the size of that hot tub! Great pictures! The Jeep is looking awesome.
The hot tub is deceving looking in most pictures . I wanted to run it , but it was just us on Hells Revenge so I erred on the safe side . My wife was very happy that we didnt run it .
Thanks for the kind words it was a lot of work , but the last two weeks made it all worthwhile .

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Probably a good thing that you did not run it. But I did tell you to bring me along....

06 WK 5.7 Hemi Overland - Daily
87 MJ Chief 57k original miles... getting built in the backyard. 37s, waggy axles, D300, 6 speed, etc.

Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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