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post #15916 of 41840 Old 09-11-2012, 11:16 PM
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Yeah, everyone says they down shift, and that the rpm are too high for one gear and too low for another. I've had that issue, but just make everyone go slow!


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post #15917 of 41840 Old 09-11-2012, 11:17 PM
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But everyone that I've been jeeping with that has an auto roasts their brakes on downhills!!
I was in 4 lo the whole way down from Carpenter canyon with no problems. Just cruising down in 3rd gear.

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post #15918 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have some feelers out on several things and in no order. I definetly want to do this thing on a budget. It would be next to impossible to use a lot of the stuff in it's original configuration. So while I think an "all-original" build would be cool, it just doesn't seem feasible.

Here are some of my ideas and what I'm hunting for:

Narrow trac or wide trac CJ-7 axles...simply for disc brakes and better aftermarket support
Saginaw steering conversion
GM 4.3 TBI V6, TH350, Dana 18
No more than a 2" or so lift.
31" tires probably on some white wagon wheels

That's just in a days thinking..........
Sounds like a plan...but as we all know that plan will change a good 6 or 8 or 2000 times until you actually dive in haha

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post #15919 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 12:29 AM
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Screw it! Find a salvage Cherokee SRT8, and use the axles, TC, engine, trans, seats, rims(of course) and then supercharge it and paint it viper copperhead copper!

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post #15920 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 12:30 AM
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Screw it! Find a salvage Cherokee SRT8, and use the axles, TC, engine, trans, seats, rims(of course) and then supercharge it and paint it viper copperhead copper!
Imagine how effing fast and unstable that thing would be! Lol

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post #15921 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 06:47 AM
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Autos are convenient going up...manuals are convenient going down

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post #15922 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 07:12 AM
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my tj was a 6 speed and I felt like I was going to have some Popeye style calves by the time that I was done with a trail. Around town and on short trails I prefer a manual. We opted for an Auto in the JK not only because it is getting harder to find 4 doors with a 6 speed, but mostly because we wanted the auto start for the kids. It makes the world of difference with kids when you can hit a button and get the car cooling down or heating up for the kids. Our tdi is a manual and the only time that I hate it is when you have the kids and you have to load them up at the store in the middle of the summer and the car is 140 deg inside... do you put the kids in the hot car, or do you leave them in the parking lot while you start it..

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post #15923 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Autos are convenient going up...manuals are convenient going down
i probably touched my brakes as little as you this time coming down from carpenter canyon.

I can keep it in 1st gear and 4 lo too, ya know!

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post #15924 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 AM
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I wonder if that TJ got flooded with the top off or they parked there after the fact?



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post #15925 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 08:26 AM
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I wonder if that TJ got flooded with the top off or they parked there after the fact?
It was there the whole time. The closed that lot right when it started to rain yesterday.
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post #15926 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 09:05 AM
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But everyone that I've been jeeping with that has an auto roasts their brakes on downhills!!
That is because they just put them in drive and go. Lock that bish in 1st and you won't roast your brakes on the way down because you won't have to touch the brake pedal. Personally, I love an auto for offroad but I love a manual on the road. I need to figure out a way to do a quick change tranny.


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post #15927 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 09:09 AM
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That is because they just put them in drive and go. Lock that bish in 1st and you won't roast your brakes on the way down because you won't have to touch the brake pedal. Personally, I love an auto for offroad but I love a manual on the road. I need to figure out a way to do a quick change tranny.

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I completely agree. If only there was a way. I going to say Khris needs to get on that.
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post #15928 of 41840 Old 09-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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What's the definition of quick? After doing my 3 speed auto to 6 speed manual swap on mine I think I could do it in a couple evenings now if all the parts are on hand. LOL And yes, I swapped from auto to manual cause I'm a MAN! HAHAHA, actually it was cause that's what I've grown up wheeling in and in the rocks I felt like I had no control with the auto. It just felt sloppy to me.

Before I create my quick change transmission swap I've gotta come up with a tent trailer lift kit... Sorry!!!!


Oh but speaking of auto... The race truck finally has 2 pedals back in it! Granted only one actually works right now but hey, it's progress!!!




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What's the definition of quick? After doing my 3 speed auto to 6 speed manual swap on mine I think I could do it in a couple evenings now if all the parts are on hand. LOL And yes, I swapped from auto to manual cause I'm a MAN! HAHAHA, actually it was cause that's what I've grown up wheeling in and in the rocks I felt like I had no control with the auto. It just felt sloppy to me.

Before I create my quick change transmission swap I've gotta come up with a tent trailer lift kit... Sorry!!!!


Oh but speaking of auto... The race truck finally has 2 pedals back in it! Granted only one actually works right now but hey, it's progress!!!



^^^^ I hope the floor board doesn't rust thu!!!

Anyone interested in virtually the best air filter system you can get for the dirt? It's too big to work on the race truck so we're going another route...



Oh just wait until the Jeeps back, I'll show you how us auto guys REALLY rockcrawl. Hehehe

Save that filter for me to check out. I plan on putting a pumper set up in the Jeep possibly or in the RZR for UTV class BITD next year

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I hate the stall converter on the auto sometimes when I am in the rocks. With the drive by wire and the auto, there are sometimes that I will mash the gas and it just does not go up a hill. It is not wheel slip, just the stall converter and whatever else electronics Jeep has added to the loop. But the minute you throw it is 4l all of that lag is gone. Which can be very dangerous when you are on a trail. Numerous times I have gotten used to the lagging when I am in 2H and 4H, then I try using that same pedal feel for 4L and it just launches forward like there is no tomorrow.

I highly doubt that it would even be able to pull a boat out of the water at a boat dock with how much it lags when not in 4L.

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