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post #2206 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 08:11 PM
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I heard Mike know's how to tap a stock pump for hydro.....
I know how to do a Saginaw box, wouldn't have a clue with Lu's Mercedes box. It's been tried before but I don't know if it's as proven to work.

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post #2207 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 09:11 PM
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Forgot his name, went by flatlander or somerthing he ported the Mercedes box, didn't work all that well. Might be easier to adapt an earlier TJ box. The hoses fit, just the upper mounting bolt might be in a different spot. I know for sure the lower 2 bolts are in the same spot.
The steering shaft coupler is the same. So it isn't all that painfull to rebuilt and tap an older TJ steering box. Sure is a heck of a lot cheaper

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post #2208 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 09:28 PM
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Yea, Tony (Flatlander757) tried it with a merc box and I remember him saying it wasn't quite right. That's all I know about them though, I'm not sure if others have had success doing it.

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post #2209 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 09:35 PM
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Coming up on my exhaust setup soon, what your guys opinions on routing exhaust with the 4 link?

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post #2210 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 09:46 PM
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Coming up on my exhaust setup soon, what your guys opinions on routing exhaust with the 4 link?
My opinion is that it sucks!

But really, the challenge is finding space for a decent sized muffler or more than 1 mini muffler. Do whatever possible to get the exhaust routed behind the rear axle if you can. Dumping it right after the belly skid will be loud and drone pretty good going down the road. Getting it to exit out of the rear of the Jeep helps considerably with in-cab noise.

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post #2211 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 10:14 PM
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My opinion is that it sucks!

But really, the challenge is finding space for a decent sized muffler or more than 1 mini muffler. Do whatever possible to get the exhaust routed behind the rear axle if you can. Dumping it right after the belly skid will be loud and drone pretty good going down the road. Getting it to exit out of the rear of the Jeep helps considerably with in-cab noise.
It's tough but can be done, I made mine mostly out of pieces of the stock exhaust. Didn't bother with a muffler, the cat dampens sound enough
It's possible to mount a muffler sideways behind the axle when you do not have the fuel tank there

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post #2212 of 3547 Old 07-27-2013, 10:16 PM
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It's tough but can be done, I made mine mostly out of pieces of the stock exhaust. Didn't bother with a muffler, the cat dampens sound enough
It's possible to mount a muffler sideways behind the axle when you do not have the fuel tank there
Yah I'm not looking forward to it, but thanks for the advice!

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It's possible to mount a muffler sideways behind the axle when you do not have the fuel tank there
I know, I've done it twice that way

Last year I was able to fit a small 3 tube chambered muffler behind the axle sideways. It was pretty quite with that. I could only get a small flow through glass pack in there this time with the big sterling pushed back even farther than the D44. It's better than it was in Moab but it's still a little louder than I want it to be.

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post #2214 of 3547 Old 07-28-2013, 08:22 AM
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What brand four link? I have a TFlex rear four link and can post pic of how we did mine if you would like.
I also was able to find pics of ideas of how to run it online. I have those saved to the hard drive and can post those as well if needed.
It did require lots of bending and the way I chose requires oval ing a section to clear the upper arm so I could keep the pipe as high as possible
to keep it safe.

I tend to agree with MO2500, I was unable to find any thing but bad reviews on porting the 03 to 06 tj box.
I also found mixed reviews about mixing parts to create a home brew hydro assist system.
It seams some make out ok and others don't. For me it just seemed to be make more sense to buy parts that are meant to work together.
I personally don't have the time to tinker, or money to keep swapping in different parts until it works.

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post #2215 of 3547 Old 07-28-2013, 10:06 AM
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What brand four link? I have a TFlex rear four link and can post pic of how we did mine if you would like.
I also was able to find pics of ideas of how to run it online. I have those saved to the hard drive and can post those as well if needed.
It did require lots of bending and the way I chose requires oval ing a section to clear the upper arm so I could keep the pipe as high as possible
to keep it safe.

I tend to agree with MO2500, I was unable to find any thing but bad reviews on porting the 03 to 06 tj box.
I also found mixed reviews about mixing parts to create a home brew hydro assist system.
It seams some make out ok and others don't. For me it just seemed to be make more sense to buy parts that are meant to work together.
I personally don't have the time to tinker, or money to keep swapping in different parts until it works.
No brand, just some Poly performance parts and a phone call from MrBlaine.

I would love to see any pictures, just for ideas.

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No brand, just some Poly performance parts and a phone call from MrBlaine.

I would love to see any pictures, just for ideas.
Here are some pics I found on the net......







my set up.........












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post #2217 of 3547 Old 07-28-2013, 08:23 PM
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Here are some pics I found on the net......

my set up.........
Awesome, this is good reference. Thanks!

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post #2218 of 3547 Old 07-29-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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I know how to do a Saginaw box, wouldn't have a clue with Lu's Mercedes box. It's been tried before but I don't know if it's as proven to work.

It can definitely save a lot over the PSC box if it's an option, that's for sure!
Funds are low for hydro assist right now but I am curious to see how yours holds up Mike. Might try and avoid buying the PSC box and save some cash

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Coming up on my exhaust setup soon, what your guys opinions on routing exhaust with the 4 link?
I dumped mine right after the skid. I have no patience to be running a million pipes together then test flex so it doesnt hit. Yeah its a bit loud in the cab but I dont care.

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