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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #196
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What kind of dataplan were you thinking?

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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #197
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I like this idea a lot , especially for offroad trail waypoints .

The floor looks great , your almost back to having a tub
I get lost pretty much everywhere, so having a good topo map would be awesome. The center part of the floor was the easy part. I'm not looking forward to the sides of the tub with the multiple bends near the top.

Anyone have a bad tub they want to cut some pieces off for me?

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Being able to take it with you would be nice. I really like the factory look that many people have achieved in their cars with a permanent mount though. My uses for it would be mainly music and navigation. But being able to use the internet to look up information, store maps, and run apps and play movies would be awesome added functionality for trips and stuff. The only problem I see with it is data connectivity. I guess you either have to pay for its own data plan or run a hotspot off your phone for it or something.
I'm going to tether the tablet to my rooted Nexus 4, so no issues with data for me.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #198
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Moab trip tentatively planned for September

(Subject to me fixing and selling the other two Jeeps in my yard)
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Unread 06-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #199
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Moab trip tentatively planned for September

(Subject to me fixing and selling the other two Jeeps in my yard)
Let me know and I will plan accordingly! Sept. is a good time to be there.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #200
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That would be awesome. Myself and the group of guys that are coming down have never been to Moab. It would be much better if we went with someone who knew their way around.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #201
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What part of the week are you planning? Weekend would be best for me, maybe make it a 3 day since I'm so close. I've only been there twice but I'm familiar with Hell's Revenge, Fins, Moab rim and Poison Spider Mesa. And thanks to Beasley I could spot you up Hells gate now

The trick is, don't do what im doing there

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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #202
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What part of the week are you planning? Weekend would be best for me, maybe make it a 3 day since I'm so close. I've only been there twice but I'm familiar with Hell's Revenge, Fins, Moab rim and Poison Spider Mesa. And thanks to Beasley I could spot you up Hells gate now

The trick is, don't do what im doing there

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That's funny.

I think we are going to take a week off since it take a day to get there and a day back. No real date yet.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #203
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Ok cool, just let me know. Try to plan on being there over a weekend, but I know it is easier to use the weekend for driving.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #204
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Ok cool, just let me know. Try to plan on being there over a weekend, but I know it is easier to use the weekend for driving.
Ok. We may leave Thursday to get there Friday afternoon. I'll have to talk it over with the guys.

In other news, the hard part of the exhaust is done. If you have been following along, I changed oil pans and headers so of course everything exhaust related had to be re done. I have a few more grey hairs and burns on my skin from the experience. I don't know what it is about aluminized steel, but I can't weld it for crap. I'm pretty happy with how the routing turned out.



Here's a shot of the valve in the muffler that closes to reduce drone.



Here's one of the rear of the exhaust. I'm going to move the muffler forward quite a bit, and hopefully get most of it under the skid.



Of course, I got the wrong oil filter at the parts store, so the test fire is going to have to wait till tomorrow.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:47 PM   #205
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Of course, I got the wrong oil filter at the parts store, so the test fire is going to have to wait till tomorrow.
I demand video of said test-firing.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:49 PM   #206
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That would be perfect. Give us a couple days to wheel together.

The exhaust looks good. I dont think it looks vulnerable, the control arm and driveshaft should catch anything before it hits the muffler. Thats almost exactly where mine is.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #207
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I get lost pretty much everywhere, so having a good topo map would be awesome. The center part of the floor was the easy part. I'm not looking forward to the sides of the tub with the multiple bends near the top.

Anyone have a bad tub they want to cut some pieces off for me?
I have the sections of the tub left from where I made my trailers , its from the wheel well forward .

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That would be awesome. Myself and the group of guys that are coming down have never been to Moab. It would be much better if we went with someone who knew their way around.
Pick up the Moab Trails book by Charles Wells , between that and Randon you will be able to find most anything you want to wheel .
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:10 AM   #208
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NICE!

Tucked up nicely ... and no BL?

I used slightly bigger pipes from the headers down:
exhaust_int_1.jpg

The muffler looks like relatively small volume.

(well ... I have a 1.25" BL and a stock skid ... and because of the requirement to have my sluggy tested to stay legal I went with a relatively quiet monster muffler ... it still sounds V8 enough )
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as for the tail pipe ... a unused mandrel bent SS aFe machforce xp 3" tailpipe came in quite handy
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looking forward for your sound clip
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #209
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I demand video of said test-firing.
I can probably make that happen, although you know how crappy the microphones are on digital cameras.
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That would be perfect. Give us a couple days to wheel together.

The exhaust looks good. I dont think it looks vulnerable, the control arm and driveshaft should catch anything before it hits the muffler. Thats almost exactly where mine is.
Yup, that would be great. We will have to compare setups in Moab.
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I have the sections of the tub left from where I made my trailers , its from the wheel well forward .

Pick up the Moab Trails book by Charles Wells , between that and Randon you will be able to find most anything you want to wheel .
Sent you a PM, also I'll check that book out.
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NICE!

Tucked up nicely ... and no BL?

I used slightly bigger pipes from the headers down:


The muffler looks like relatively small volume.

(well ... I have a 1.25" BL and a stock skid ... and because of the requirement to have my sluggy tested to stay legal I went with a relatively quiet monster muffler ... it still sounds V8 enough )


as for the tail pipe ... a unused mandrel bent SS aFe machforce xp 3" tailpipe came in quite handy


looking forward for your sound clip
No body lift. The exhaust is so tight to the oil pan I can't even get a finger between or under it. I used 2.25" since I only have a mild 5.3, plus the headers have 1.5" primaries, and that will be the choke point at around 400 HP. Also, my upper link, and drive shaft all want to be where the exhaust want to be.

I wish I could have a rear exit tail pipe like yours, but my 4 link is very much in the way. The muffler has a 14" long body. If it's still too loud I can use my old Magnaflow as a resonator or get a cat.

Your exhaust did come out very nicely.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #210
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I can probably make that happen, although you know how crappy the microphones are on digital cameras.
No, actually, I don't...but I've heard that they're pretty horrible.
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