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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:52 AM   #766
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I know about jeepstrokers, but I've never spent enough time on there the really get my head into it. I really can't see myself ripping my I6 apart. It's got less than 53K on it, runs completely flawlessly, and I can't bring myself to open it up unless it needs it.

You have to remember, "easy" still means disassembling the entire motor.

I believe the stock computer can handle the fuel requirements. There might be an injector (Ford?) or fuel pump upgrade.

What's appealing to me is that you can get a stroked long block for less than 3K. Transfer your accessories from old to new, and boom, you're strokin.

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Unread 05-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #767
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Traded my extra set of 33s for a set of 31s, I just wanted the wheels..

If anyone is looking for a set of 31s, let me know. I'll sell them cheap. They are mismatched though, I'll have to check what brands later.



And the BTF diff cover finally arrived

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Unread 05-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #768
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I just got off the horn with Discount tire. I interrogated the guy about his balance machine. They have a road force balance machine (Hunter) and he says they can get it perfect. I'm going to head down there today or tomorrow when I have a break from work.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #769
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Alright, the tires are down there. Talked to a nice guy that seemed knowledgeable. Told him less than perfect is unacceptable, and he'd put his best guy on it. I left the tires down there, told them I'd be back later and just take their time and do it right. I really want to have a good experience for a change, but it never seems to work out that way.

I cleaned the inside of the rim to lessen any chance of issues with the weights sticking. I haven't lost any weights thus far. There's only 3-4 ozs of weight on each tire now. I guess that's not a lot. It looked like a lot to me.

He noted very slight cupping on the fronts (which were being rotated to the rears). I didn't really notice it until he showed me. Tread is 1/32" less on the shoulder than the center. I'm going to up my pressure. I've been running 25. I had 22 in the rears for some reason. I'm going to bump it up to 28 or 30. Dude suggested 35, but that just seems way too high -- I don't want to wear the center.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #770
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got my budget boost installed and 1.5" wheel spacers on my WJ! time for some newer AT or MT's soon!
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #771
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Is that flat black?
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #772
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got my budget boost installed and 1.5" wheel spacers on my WJ! time for some newer AT or MT's soon!
How'd the install go? Ive been putting mine off for fear it will suck balls.



Not much has been happening here. I feel bad because the zj's been put on the back burner. Im up to 50-60 hours a week plus me and the gf just moved. I havent had enough time to get either jeep ready for the blessing . But i put in for a 4 day weekend for the blessing so mabe il get the zj rolling again
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Unread 05-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #773
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I know about jeepstrokers, but I've never spent enough time on there the really get my head into it. I really can't see myself ripping my I6 apart. It's got less than 53K on it, runs completely flawlessly, and I can't bring myself to open it up unless it needs it.

You have to remember, "easy" still means disassembling the entire motor.

I believe the stock computer can handle the fuel requirements. There might be an injector (Ford?) or fuel pump upgrade.

What's appealing to me is that you can get a stroked long block for less than 3K. Transfer your accessories from old to new, and boom, you're strokin.
Basic engine building is a breeze. Have a shop rebuild and polish/valve job the head, then its just a matter of assembling things with basic hand tools.

Im very serious about doing a 4.2 crank in a 4.0 block...that's right up my ally. Not any time soon, but if I see the parts for real cheap im pretty sure ill start collecting them now.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #774
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Trade my set of 33s for a set of 31s, I just wanted the wheels..

If anyone is looking for a set of 31s, let me know. I'll sell them cheap. They are mismatched though, I'll have to check what brands later.

And the BTF diff cover finally arrived
Nice diff cover...mirin.

Very interested in the 31's so long as its not blatantly obvious the tires are different lol. Ie no white letters and ats mixed with black wall mtrs.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #775
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got my budget boost installed and 1.5" wheel spacers on my WJ! time for some newer AT or MT's soon!
That's a big difference, looks great!

Sorry about multi post....you can't multi quote with the app.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #776
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And for the last part of the multi post, i present awesomeness!

I took that fender i ordered (it showed up today via fedex) into town when i had to get a pain killer prescription filled for the wife. I stopped by this bodyshop that i have had some work done at before, the guy does great work.

The awesome part? He has a jeep with identical paint codes as mine in there right now getting new fenders/hood/grill painted. He said just leave my fender in the office and he would paint it in a few days with the extra paint from that job. He said dont worry about paying him. AWESOME!

Jason has bad luck, i have GREAT luck. Sorry Jason!
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Unread 05-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #777
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I'm trying to buy a camper or toy hauler. I replaced a front axle seal, now one of the rears is leaking. You can read about it all a few pages back if you're interested.

Did you end up bringing money home from the casino?
nice. yeah i went home with $130 in my wallet/ i went there with 300 but with paying for food and playing abit of casino games for three days i knew i wasnt going to walk out with more. i won a few pulls on the slot machine.

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NICE! My chick and I went to Tampa two years ago for a trade show in Orlando. We hit the Hard Rock while in town, took a $20 and put it into the $1 machine. After about 12 pulls we had $550 lol. We turned around, and walked right out.

The Fillet dinner i had that night never tasted so good



Yup, thats the cliffs.



Thanks! The little guy has his nights and days all mixed up, im just glad i have the week off....hopefully he starts to get back in line with us by next week.

He sleeps all day, up maybe an hour total. Then he "wakes up" around 11 pm and sleeps sporadicly until about 10 am then he is out for the day. We asked the doc about waking him up through out the day to wear him out for the night time, but he said dont. Theres some physiological reason that they do this, and they will eventually convert over.

Jason, im sure you have done a lot of reading on engine swaps. Im fascinated with the idea of the GM III truck engines in a TJ. Novak has some really good info on there site, as well as lt1swaps.com and JF.
congrats on the boy. yeah that seems hard to do waking up to take care a baby and then going to work in morning hours. i am glad i am still young and have a few years before i look forward to that. the vacation i took was a nice vacation and to get away from work a few days was really nice.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #778
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Jason has bad luck, i have GREAT luck. Sorry Jason!
But that's also my excuse for being bitter. I've come to expect bad things, so I'm never disappointed.

That is a good deal with the fender though. I need to work something like that out when I need pieces painted.

I got my tires back. They talked about numbers I didn't understand. Said they balanced them to zero (which I do understand is the desired outcome). They had to rotate at least 3 of them (might have been all of them?) on the rims to get them to balance right. The original weights were all in the wrong place, and the balance was crap when they started. The set the pressure to 40 psi. I'm going to back it down to 28 or 30 when I have a chance.

I hate to do it, but I'm never going back to the local place again. The screwed up the balance on the tires, I'm not happy with the alignment they did, and they flat refused to do a front alignment on my GFs car when I replaced the front struts (insisted on a more expensive 4 wheel alignment).

I pulled the axle shaft that was leaking. The seal is in really good shape, so I don't know what the problem is. Maybe I got it in there crooked when I reassembled it. I cleaned everything real well, put some RTV on the seal, and snugged it down. I have the axle up on one jackstand currently to tip the gear oil the opposite way. This should give the RTV a chance to cure a bit.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #779
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Nice diff cover...mirin.

Very interested in the 31's so long as its not blatantly obvious the tires are different lol. Ie no white letters and ats mixed with black wall mtrs.
I'll post some more pics up this afternoon for ya
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Unread 05-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #780
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Cool, if I can find a pair of 31" mts in the area for cheap enough ill move that bb lift up on my to do list.
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