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post #27061 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 09:05 AM
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Heading out to Havasu for 4 days to go play with the Jeep, some dirtbike riding, and probably some water fun by taking out the Jetski and Seadoo!!

Gonna be fun, but its going to be 99 degrees out there! Looks like most of my Jeeping will be at night!

I am prepared for the gas bill since the Jeep gets like 14mpg, boo. It would probably be cheaper to put the Jeep on a tow dolly and pull it with my LS1 swapped Tacoma, that one gets 24mpg even driving fast, I could probably manage 18+mpg pulling, amazing....I guess since the motor is from the 70s and its shaped like a brick a Jeep gets horrible mileage.

If anyone is gonna be in Havasu, PM me today and well meet up, longshot, I know..


ASE certified tech, and welder/fabricator for hire, PM me for any of your automotive needs!
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post #27062 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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Anyone have any experience installing a Novak linkage for a NV231?

Added a BL and my linkage is currently maxed out and will not successfully shift throughout. Ordering a Novak tomorrow and I hear it's pretty simple but wouldn't mind someone whose done this to be around to supervise.

I'll bring the beers.
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post #27063 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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Anyone have any experience installing a Novak linkage for a NV231?

Added a BL and my linkage is currently maxed out and will not successfully shift throughout. Ordering a Novak tomorrow and I hear it's pretty simple but wouldn't mind someone whose done this to be around to supervise.

I'll bring the beers.
Joe and I put mine in. You should ask him.
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post #27064 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:17 AM
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Joe and I put mine in. You should ask him.
Awesome. Joe does a lot for us here. I went over to his place while he helped a friend replace his shock mounts. I'll send him a PM. Thanks.
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post #27065 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:30 AM
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I think 4.10 on 35's would be pretty close, or maybe slightly better than 3.07 on 33's. To put it nicely the 33's/307 combo sucked for crawling especially climbing. I dont know whether I would eventually want 456 or 488. 456 seems like Id still be wanting deeper gears when crawling, where as 488 would be great for crawling but I'd have to be in third gear by the time I got through an intersection. I think the next steps are new CA's (savvy most likely but not sure whether to spend the extra for the aluminum?) and a steering upgrade (anyone going to ecology on the 5th or 6th).
i ran 513 with 35s on my JK. don't fear the gear

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post #27066 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:31 AM
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freeeeeee thiiiing

hello all. I have a k & n cylinder air filter with a mount. I used this for my cherokee with the 4.0 and now that i don't have a jeep i'm giving this away to anyone who wants it.

Please e-mail me if your interested. markasimone@yahoo.com
sold!

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post #27067 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:37 AM
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i ran 513 with 35s on my JK. don't fear the gear
Holy crap. Was it an auto or manual? Im guessing manual and you didn't do alot of freeway haha.
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post #27068 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:42 AM
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it was a manual. it saw some highway driving actually. never had to downshift up the hills. 75mph was about 2850RPM. i usually go the speed limit though. crawling was flipping amazing though. never had to touch the gas, it sort of just worked itself out LOL

i wouldnt recommend going higher then 488 with 35s on an auto.

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post #27069 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:48 AM
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I was thinking 488 with my manual. But I wouldn't be doing that till the end of the year. It was probably nearly impossible to kill it haha.
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post #27070 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 11:52 AM
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yea man, it was rediculous. i seldom if ever used the clutch. Jeff has a picture somewhere of me in the thing going up or down something with me with both my legs pointing out the door opening. lol

488 would probably be good for you. 513 was def a lot of gear, but i freakin loved it!

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post #27071 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 01:26 PM
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I have 4.88s and 35s on my TJ. It works pretty well. I have the nv3550 trans. I'm at about 2500 RPMs at 70mph.
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post #27072 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 02:54 PM
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Anyone replaced their windshield before?

All about that unibody life.
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post #27073 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 03:16 PM
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sounds like 4.88 is the way to go. Ill keep that in mind for when the time comes. I need to replace the windshield but haven't .
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post #27074 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 07:23 PM
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Anyone replaced their windshield before?
Yep, DIY PITA

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sounds like 4.88 is the way to go. Ill keep that in mind for when the time comes. I need to replace the windshield but haven't .
There's a glass place in front of the Ecology domestic yard in Otay Mesa, if you haggle a little he'll do a Wrangler windshield for $99 out the door, I'm up to three from him

If you're down by Jeff's sometime fell free to stop by and take the Jeeps out for a spin, 35's on both, one with 4:10's and one with 4:88's, you can get an idea of the gearing difference
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post #27075 of 40214 Old 04-26-2012, 07:44 PM
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Yep, DIY PITA



There's a glass place in front of the Ecology domestic yard in Otay Mesa, if you haggle a little he'll do a Wrangler windshield for $99 out the door, I'm up to three from him

If you're down by Jeff's sometime fell free to stop by and take the Jeeps out for a spin, 35's on both, one with 4:10's and one with 4:88's, you can get an idea of the gearing difference
Thanks for the heads up. I was quoted 2 and 3 times that at most places. I will have to take you up on the joyrides when I get the chance. This weekened I'm out of town and next my rubi swapped got moved to priority so Gringoinatj can use my old axles. Any chance you could pick me up a ZJ if you see one down at ecology. I wont have time to make the run down there and could pay you whatever they charge plus for the hassle of taking it off If not Ill just head down there next half pricer.
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