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post #496 of 2248 Old 06-12-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I got the PSC hood louver on. There are 5 bolts that run through some hood braces but it was getting dark so I didnt take the time to drill it out from the underside and I just bolted it up. In daylight it matches better I started the engine and I could definitely feel the air pushing out of the hood. Instead of using a hole saw on the corners like they suggest, I just traced it out and took the grinder to it

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post #497 of 2248 Old 06-13-2013, 08:52 AM
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Hood looks great. You think that will let water in?
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Hood looks great. You think that will let water in?
Thanks I think the general consensus is, yes, but no worse than driving in the rain or hosing the dust/mud off. The main louvers open toward the windshield so water should pass over them while driving, but it would run right in if it was just sitting. But I live in the southwest so I don't need to worry about it much
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post #499 of 2248 Old 06-18-2013, 11:26 PM
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hey man!!! whats up... hope you have been out there tearing it up.. the rocks, not the jeep LOL. i just picked up my shirt order. PM me when you get a second as we got some things to take care of. how is the radiator from superior working. do you think that has anything to with the heat. is your radiator a down flow or cross flow? if its a cross flow, is it the inlet tank on one side and output on the other..OR is is the top half bottom version i see that they make? i am about to order [2] conversion radiators from 'somewhere undecided' and looking for some real time feedback on it. the ebay radiator i used seems decent enough.

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ps let me know when you decide to do some mods to that thing and drop in a fuel cell. i am working on abunch of stuff including some fuel cell straps right now with my cad guy. if you have any design ideas, let me know and ill see if i can throw them in the mix. figure they will cost a little more than the basic ones RCI offers but less than anything else out there.

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Damn man, when you reply you dont mess around. Makes it hard to answer all of your questions! On the radiator, I think it is awesome. I cant remember, but I think it is a cross flow, the trans fittings are on the left side. The quality is great and I dont think my problem is with the radiator, I have no shroud and 85% of a fan. I haven't gotten to wheel it with the PSC louver but everything seems cooler on the tub now. You can feel the air flow out of the hood.

I cant believe they gave you a 4.8, I would have been pissed!
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Also both of the coolant fittings are on the right side. Id say buy local.

And dont ever compare an LS engine to a ford engine
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post #503 of 2248 Old 06-20-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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My Barnes 4wd skid came in today and it is freaking tough. It will probably be a while before I install it. I want to find a 231c donor and install a wide chain and 6 pinion planetary while I have the skid down, and replace the fluid screen/filter that I broke. I also need to work on my Novak shifter while I have it down and ill need to redo the exhaust bracket on the skid since the new one will be a bit higher.
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Looks good. Barnes 4x4 is awesome.
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Barnes makes a lot of neat stuff , and their prices are usually great . What are you going to use for a mount ?

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Looks good. Barnes 4x4 is awesome.
I saw that you welded some channel in the skid for your trans mount. I might need to do the same thing depending on how much higher it needs to be.
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Barnes makes a lot of neat stuff , and their prices are usually great . What are you going to use for a mount ?
Ill keep my Advance Adapters mount. Im not sure what else I could use.

I was very surprised at Barnes prices
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Ill keep my Advance Adapters mount. Im not sure what else I could use.

I was very surprised at Barnes prices
We drove by their shop today , would have stopped if they were open . I didnt know if you were going to use a Turbo 350 mount or something of that sort .

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I believe the stock mount bolts to the OE adapter from 4l60 to transfer case but I replaced that with the AA adapter. I dont know if it has provisions for it. Clint?

Mine uses the t case studs but now that I think about it, there are holes on the underside of the adapter.
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I have the stock mount that bolts to the transmission adapter. It as studs, so I raised it up with the channel so the studs wouldn't hang below the skid. If Barnes had a 1" skid, I could have removed the studs and used a tapered Allen bolt up through the skid.
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