Chat - The Official Las Vegas/Southern Nevada Chat Thread - Page 1486 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Four Wheeling Forums > Wheelin' Neighborhood > South West USA > Nevada Jeep Forum > Chat - The Official Las Vegas/Southern Nevada Chat Thread

WJ Shackle Tabs: Tow-Hook Replacements2014 Spartan Locker Special - While Supplies Last! Dana 3FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Reply
Unread 03-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #22276
Powrjunkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las vegas, Nevada
Posts: 4,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksturgio
I just don't see the payoff for a diesel over swapping a modern gas engine. I would much rather have an LS7 over a diesel for a wheeling rig.
It's all about the low end torque, and often fuel mileage gain...

__________________
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
Powrjunkey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #22277
ksturgio
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powrjunkey

It's all about the low end torque, and often fuel mileage gain...
Yes I understand the benefits of a diesel motor. I just don't feel that those benefits would out way the ease of a modern gas engine. The weight would be a huge factor as well. I won't do a lot of obstacles when I'm with a bunch of jeeps in my truck because I doubt the ability of someone being able to pull me out. I would think a diesel FSJ would be worse.
I'm not saying it wouldn't be a pretty sweet swap but for the normal guy and a normal rig on a budget I wouldn't do it. Just buy a diesel truck.
ksturgio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #22278
ksturgio
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2,829
I would be way happy with this and at $1000 bucks without the bed it would be way cheaper then a swap. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/3659331752.html
My dad has the same truck minus the turbo and it has 330,000 miles on it. Usually gets 15-18 mpg and that is with a non functioning over drive.
ksturgio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #22279
MMCKEIG
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksturgio
I would be way happy with this and at $1000 bucks without the bed it would be way cheaper then a swap. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/3659331752.html
That looks like a good start to a chase truck.
MMCKEIG is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:17 PM   #22280
Powrjunkey
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las vegas, Nevada
Posts: 4,495
I've been reading about the vw Jetta tdi engine swaps into TJs and they're reporting 25-30mpg in mixed driving. Not too much more weight either. Lots of work and money, but it's a lot of torque and mpg. It's basically for someone that has money falling out of their arse and want something no one else has.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
Powrjunkey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #22281
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksturgio View Post
I would be way happy with this and at $1000 bucks without the bed it would be way cheaper then a swap. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/3659331752.html
My dad has the same truck minus the turbo and it has 330,000 miles on it. Usually gets 15-18 mpg and that is with a non functioning over drive.
I'll take it!!!

too bad its a ferd though.
__________________
Andrew

Quote:
Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Gone but not Forgotten: 97 TJs Build Up.

Dr. Marneaus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #22282
ksturgio
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 2,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Marneaus

I'll take it!!!

too bad its a ferd though.
You are crazy that 6.9 is a great motor.
ksturgio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #22283
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksturgio

You are crazy that 6.9 is a great motor.
Still a ferd
__________________
Andrew

Quote:
Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Gone but not Forgotten: 97 TJs Build Up.

Dr. Marneaus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 04:00 AM   #22284
Raptor0206
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,699
On a side note, getting my perv on this week. Im working some shifts in the casino and roaming the hallways and everynight so far i heard some people banging it out. But last night was the best 3 early 20 something chicks doing the dirty with each other
Raptor0206 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #22285
sirhk100
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 5,378
Well, hoping tonight I can say the front 1/3rd and rear 1/3rd of the race truck is 100% done. Hoping tomorrow night I can say that the drivetrain is 100% done. Hoping by the end of the weekend I can say the middle 1/3rd of the truck is done also which in turns means the entire race truck is finished! Hoping being the key word in each of those sentences!
__________________
Khris

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TPF-Racing/255393361194429
sirhk100 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #22286
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,559
so.....

if i can get my hands on some Wide track axles, i can run them with 31's and probably be okay....


but i dont want to give up my 33's

But then again, they rub anyway....

maybe 31's isnt a bad idea?
__________________
Andrew

Quote:
Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Gone but not Forgotten: 97 TJs Build Up.

Dr. Marneaus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #22287
sirhk100
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 5,378
35s or 37s would be a better idea.
__________________
Khris

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TPF-Racing/255393361194429
sirhk100 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #22288
sirhk100
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 5,378
Marn, that salton sea trip you spoke of, this fun little obstacle is there...



















Next year is going to be a good year! I want to hit up TDS weekend out there! I also am going to either do the rubicon or moab. One or the other for sure!
__________________
Khris

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TPF-Racing/255393361194429
sirhk100 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #22289
MMCKEIG
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Marneaus
so.....

if i can get my hands on some Wide track axles, i can run them with 31's and probably be okay....

but i dont want to give up my 33's

But then again, they rub anyway....

maybe 31's isnt a bad idea?
You're used to small things, so you should be fine with them! Haha
MMCKEIG is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #22290
Dr. Marneaus
Station Wagoneer
 
Dr. Marneaus's Avatar
1973 FSJ Wagoneer 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 10,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMCKEIG

You're used to small things, so you should be fine with them! Haha
Lolz. Says the guy who owns a .410

Speaking which, guess what I'm doing tonight?
__________________
Andrew

Quote:
Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed

The Beast Build Thread: Marns '73 Wagoneer Thread ----- The Camper Build Thread: Marns 1980 Jayco JayFinch6 Build Thread

Gone but not Forgotten: 97 TJs Build Up.

Dr. Marneaus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.