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post #361 of 506 Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 PM
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Just read all 12 pages , love the budget building . Keep up the good work .


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post #362 of 506 Old 10-07-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Ordered up a dynomax super turbo muffler for it since it's way too loud with the muffler removed and with the previous muffler. Hoping this should be ok. Waiting for my roommate to remove some the tubing from the Porsche cage so I can make some control arms out of it
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post #363 of 506 Old 11-12-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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little update shall we?

Got the rear brakes fixed. Wheeled it a little bit. Also moved to a new place and the Porsche stayed with my old roommate



As you can see above, I need to trim my tailpipe

Didn't like my front bumper, so I customized it. Not done with it yet


Got some hood vents that were going to go on the XJ, but after lining them up, I liked them on the TJ
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post #364 of 506 Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM
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The jeep is looking great. Looking forward to seeing what you do with that front bumper.
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post #365 of 506 Old 11-13-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! We'll see how it ends up

Today I received and installed neon injectors. Idles better and it does help
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post #366 of 506 Old 11-20-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Mods are put on hold again... this engine never wants to runs correctly. Smoke from throttle body when off and intake off. Not quite a knocking sound, but a weird sound in front of the engine, Bad exhaust fumes, and runs rough... I either need to find another 2.5 or plan a motor swap. Or take to a shop and see what the damage is
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post #367 of 506 Old 12-11-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Over the last week, I replaced the timing chain and gears, tensioner & Dampener, and coolant temp sensor. Seems to idle better when the engine is cold and doesn't stink as bad. I'll be taking this back to SD with me for winter break to do some work on it and take it wheeling
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post #368 of 506 Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 PM
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Looks like fun in AZ. Add that to the endless wheeling list.

Out of curiosity, If you were to do it again would you keep the Rubicon or go this route? I'd love a 5spd XJ DD but I could never part with my Rubi haha.
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post #369 of 506 Old 12-11-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I would keep the rubicon. But since I've gotten rid if it, there is no going back
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post #370 of 506 Old 12-28-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Added a xrc8 winch and harbor freight winch mount. Mounted the lights to the side and called it a day!

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post #371 of 506 Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Added a xrc8 winch and harbor freight winch mount. Mounted the lights to the side and called it a day!

Well la de da! looks good.

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post #372 of 506 Old 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well la de da! looks good.
Now I can pull you out!
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post #373 of 506 Old 01-04-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got back from spending a few days out in Truckhaven. Had a great time and damaged a lot of parts, but everybody made it home alright. It was a good thing we had a trailor









Little Rubicon









Desert sunset with the group


Coyote Canyon





The last day right before dark, my dad broke his 9"



And finally, fixed my dead lifters, pushrods and rockers
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post #374 of 506 Old 01-05-2013, 12:59 AM
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nice. did you make it through the little rubicon unscathed? you try thousand dollar hill too?

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...

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11) Thou shalt love, cherish, and honor till death, thine square headlights above all other earthy things sayith the Lord.
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post #375 of 506 Old 01-05-2013, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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nice. did you make it through the little rubicon unscathed? you try thousand dollar hill too?
Little rubicon took out my oil pan, tore up my yokes, bent my steering and crunched my exhaust. Ended up being winched out and had to bail. I didn't try $1000 hill, but my dad did and made it easily. Bent a rim though
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