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post #8461 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 11:50 AM
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Searched again on the main website and found it. Been using the app to access the forum and couldn't find the setting in the app... Duh
I did the same thing for about six months.


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post #8462 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 12:05 PM
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Mounting ideas... Worked on two different ones just a month or two ago. I completely over did them and they ended up being priced out of reality in my opinion.

By the time this hit the quadratec book it probably would've been in the $30 each realm... Just didn't seem realistic although I would've loved a couple! Planned on them bolting to the floor or wheel well tubs or any flat surface really...
This is more along the lines of what I was trying to describe...

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post #8463 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 12:34 PM
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Got the new alternator in and it's better than I expected. Volts read dead on 14 no matter what I turn on. Whole truck is running better.
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post #8464 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 01:25 PM
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Thanks, I never had enough time or even cared about the time zone settings. Mine was set to European time

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post #8465 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 02:34 PM
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I swear AutoZone has iridium plugs in stock, and there's an AZ on every corner it seems like..
Yeah, it's something normally carry in stock, but not today. The closest store that had it in stock was Boulder City.

I just picked them up and was listening to the counter guy trying to upsell an elderly man on low resistance plug cables. He said the $150 8mm plug set will give him a noticeable fuel economy improvement. I'll try to quote him as best as I remember:

"Think of the resistance of the cable like the aerodynamics of a plane. The slicker it is, the faster it can go. When I upgraded my cables, I saw an increase of about 2 or 3 miles per gallon. "

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post #8466 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 03:40 PM
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Yeah, it's something normally carry in stock, but not today. The closest store that had it in stock was Boulder City.
It's a sign from above.. You're not supposed to work on your rig, your supposed to go wheelin instead!

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The slicker it is, the faster it can go.
LOL Truer words have yet to be spoken here
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post #8467 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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Honestly, wheeling doesn't interest me all that much. I love my Jeep, but I see it more as a means to a destination. It's the destination that I enjoy. Not so much the ride there.

I've been reading about many people getting 50k + miles on iridium plugs without any gap changes. Hopefully, I won't have to check them again for a long time. With my hotter ignition coil, I need 10mm cables. I paid over $100 for my set of cables. When I was pulling them from the plugs, I held my breath until I felt the release pop. I really expected at least one to break. I got lucky this time.

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post #8468 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 07:42 PM
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On a separate note; any idea why the time stamp on all of the posts in this thread are 8 hours ahead? I am sure it's one of my settings, but I am obviously not smart enough to find it
Mine was 3 hours ahead in Florida, so we moved here.

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post #8469 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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Iridium, platinum all horse crap. Coppers are what's best for a Jeep motor because that's what they were designed to use. Nothing wrong with stock plugs and wires unless you have a tuned engine. Your just wasting money.
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post #8470 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 08:28 PM
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If we're just talking about performance, I'll agree with that. Other than the smooth idle of a new plug, I can't tell any difference between them. If we factor in durability, I think there are differences between the electrode types. Have a read:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/in...plugs-1262656/

I'm more interested in durability because of my hotter coil. Stock gap is .35. The hotter coil allows me to have a ridiculously wide .65 gap. Jumping that gap is brutal on a plug. Even with double platinums, I had to regap every couple of months. The ones I pulled out today were right at .40. Two and a half months ago they were gapped at .65. That's a big difference.

Each time I regapped, I risked breaking another spark cable. Again, each cable set cost me over $100. The less I have to pull them out, the better chance I have at not breaking one.

Without adding more fuel, I haven't noticed additional power, but I have noticed I can fill up a day later than usual. I got the hotter coil to help with gas. It's doing what I wanted.

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post #8471 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 09:04 PM
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Sounds like a lot of work for no little pay off. I ran an ignition upgrade on my old 5.2 and I gapped them at 45. I think that's kind of a waste though. I like stock plugs and wires. Much smoother, cheaper, and low maintenance.
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I thought it would be cool to make my own plug leads for my car once. Huge pain in the butt and it cost just a few bucks cheaper. Lesson learned. YSB it is tuff to squeeze power out of a 4 banger. It is even harder to do on a budget. Good luck in that hunt. Just think you replace those plugs, wires and coil a couple times then you are a few dollars away from a regear. That is the one thing about modifying a car. You always make better decisions after you spend the money.
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those diy wire kits are not that bad. after a few you get good at them. I know I did with both my camaro then when I turbo'd a vr6 vw. Something about headers or moving coil packs always made it a pain. But cutting them yourself allowed it to be much cleaner than the mass produced stuff.

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post #8474 of 41840 Old 04-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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YSB it is tuff to squeeze power out of a 4 banger.
If it were a Japanese 4 bang there would be quite a few options, but I know what I have and on most days I'm fine with it. Getting more power out of it wasn't my intention. Any mods I tried were mostly for efficiency.

The only time I really notice anything lacking is when there are high headwinds on the interstate or long uphill climbs at highway speeds. On a windless day, getting up to and maintaining 80MPH isn't a problem. On the trails, I don't have any problems getting and staying ahead of the pack.

We were hoping for more money from the tax refund, but it was way less than anticipated, so the regear will have to wait.

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Well, I just got 57 miles to a tank today! Ran out about 2 miles short of my house. Only had 4 cars pull up beside me yelling that I was leaking gas. No crap!!! Why do you think I was driving so fast!!! Didn't want the flame to catch me from behind! LOL So, now on my projects list is replace broken fuel line. On a side note, I found out my jeep will climb 5 foot waterfalls that are pretty damn steep without slipping a tire! Good times!!! And to think, my to do list was almost complete for once.

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