Driving my truck today I noticed a few things wrong with it. Passenger side windshield squirter was not working, the air flow direction selector won't select, and the passenger side headlight is out. I need to get it in the garage to work on it for a while.
Since the Jeep got evicted from the garage, I put a few miles on it by running to the store (and one trip through the back yard - lol). Other than being stupid loud, ran ok. Gets up to temp and levels off ok. It almost acted like it wanted to stall once, but didn't. No turn signals, no fenders, no muffler, no windshield washers, cracked windshield. I'm a cop's fix-it ticket wet dream.
I need a muffler. Any suggestions? I need as small of a body as possible. The Dodge had a Magnaflow of some sort on it and I really liked the sound. I don't want it to be super loud so it's not annoying on trails, and I have an exhaust cut out before the muffler that I can open up if I feel like being noisy.
Super 44 has a 13" case, IIRC. I had a 40 or 44 (forget which now) on my big block Ford. That effer was loud. I ran it with no exhaust after the cat for a while, then added the flowmaster and there wasn't much difference.
They make a 10 series that has a tinny case, but I think it barely does anything to quiet it down.
Since I had a little work to do on my truck, I've been driving the Jeep around a little bit. It's running and driving pretty good. There's a few things I've noticed.
1 - It's starting hard. It seems to crank for a long time (5 seconds?) before it fires. Usually doesn't fire the first time either.
2 - There's a hissing or a whooshing noise when I put it in gear and it's cold. If I let it sit and warm up, it's fine. Fluid is brand new and full. I've been keeping an eye on the fluid because I had to add several times to fill the system.
3 - It's loud as hell. I think I'm going with a Flowmaster muffler. It has the smallest case and I do like how they sound, even if a little loud. I think I may go with the quietest 40 series.
3.5 - It feels like the steering is wondering a little. I plan on replacing the entire front axle and suspension, so I don't care right now. I've had it up to 55 MPH for a few miles, and it wasn't terrifying. It could be loose or worn steering / suspension, or it could be stock 4 cylinder springs and shocks not handling the extra weight of the V8 very well.
I am still waiting on my switches to show up. When they do, I'll hook up the fan and put the interior back together. I need to tape up and loom up the wires, then secure the power steering cooler lines a little better.
I'm also going to throw the factory fenders back on for now. I'm still on the fence with what I want to do with the fenders. I know I want tubes. Not sure which ones yet.
I am starting to shop axles now as well. I think that's going to be the first piece of the suspension design.