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post #46 of 153 Old 06-05-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Keep me updated, I asked a question about the same tuner and have yet to receive any response whatsoever. Thanks everybody else...
I'll post my thoughts as I get familiar with it, but yea, everything I read seemed positive as well. It seems like Superchips is really focusing on the Jeep market and not just the speed racers.


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post #47 of 153 Old 06-05-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Also, I found a tb spacer that actually gave substantial differences in mileage...
At some point I'm gonna run the dyno withand without just to see if there are any measureable differences, but did you see any actual gains with the airraid spacer other than sound?
Are you working with the Hemi? I don't think they make a TB spacer for it...

As for the Airaid, I can't honestly say I've noticed an improvement in performance. I installed the CAI almost immediately after buying my Jeep in 2005, so not much to compare the 'before' and 'after' with. As for mpg, I think my right foot is most of my problem Sure sounds sweet though.

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post #48 of 153 Old 06-05-2012, 01:37 AM
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Keep me updated, I asked a question about the same tuner and have yet to receive any response whatsoever. Thanks everybody else...
Using the mileage tune on long trips I have seen +2 or so mpg. I have seen no real gain in mpg using the performance tunes but more power and better response with the skinny pedal. Most of my driving is short trips and lots of on and off the gas.

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post #49 of 153 Old 06-05-2012, 02:38 AM
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Nice build so far. I really wanted a black WK when I bought mine a few months ago. But, living on a gravel road isn't very condusive to having a clean vehicle for very long.

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post #50 of 153 Old 06-05-2012, 07:25 AM
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Are you working with the Hemi? I don't think they make a TB spacer for it...

As for the Airaid, I can't honestly say I've noticed an improvement in performance. I installed the CAI almost immediately after buying my Jeep in 2005, so not much to compare the 'before' and 'after' with. As for mpg, I think my right foot is most of my problem Sure sounds sweet though.
It's the Taylor Helix throttle body, and I'm fairly positive they make a hemi application, but'm actually outta town for another day, but when I get back, I'll talk to my buddy at the speed shop I found it at.
My lil bro tossed the airraid on his 07 mustang and he likes it, but he's really heavy-footed.
Taylor is a 3/4" (1"?) spacer, thicker than most, and a different method of changing the air flow.
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Are you working with the Hemi? I don't think they make a TB spacer for it...

As for the Airaid, I can't honestly say I've noticed an improvement in performance. I installed the CAI almost immediately after buying my Jeep in 2005, so not much to compare the 'before' and 'after' with. As for mpg, I think my right foot is most of my problem Sure sounds sweet though.
Yes, they do have applications for the 5.7 and 6.1 hemis, though the 5.7 is for other mopar apps, but if it's the same throttle body...
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post #52 of 153 Old 06-18-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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So this past weekend my buddy and I installed my OME HD package. Well almost all of it. 3 of the 4 corners done. The right, front bolt that holds the strut fork to the lower control arm was seized. We banged, heated, cooled and repeated to no avail. Wish I had a blunt impact chisel... My other buddy who owns a shop is now doing the final corner, which blows b/c I'll have to pay him. Oh...and my camera broke. Pics to follow. I love the amount of new clearance...in 3 corners at least

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post #53 of 153 Old 06-18-2012, 09:46 PM
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Haha! Three corners, nice! That does suck but at least it will be finished soon

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post #54 of 153 Old 06-18-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone noticed whether your rear OME springs are the same exact height? I installed mine this weekend and noticed one about 1/2" taller than the other. Both have the same model number and I cross checked them with the OME manufacturer's application list to make sure they were the correct ones for the WK, but one has an 'A' on the sticker and the other a 'B' so I wasn't sure if they were a right and left. I installed the taller one on the driver side in case it's meant to compensate for the driver's weight...I'll have to let them settle to see if they even out. I wasn't sure if I have a slight taller spring due to manufacturing error or if they are meant to be that way...

Ok, so I just found this online at ARB (I guess I made the logically correct choice):

"A/B Fitment

As a general rule, the A springs have a higher free height than the B coils. This is to allow the fitter to compensate for driver weight, aftermarket accessories, vehicle weight distribution, and chassis twist. We suggest taking measurements at each corner before fitting the new suspension components. This will allow for more accurate A/B fitment.

In vehicles with front and rear A/B springs, most of these vehicles will be happiest with an A coil fitted to the front, driver corner and the opposite rear, passenger corner. In vehicles with only rear A/B springs, most will end up with the A spring on the rear, driver corner.

It must be understood that due to the A/B variation, the first spring selection may result in the vehicle to be unlevel. If this is the case, swapping spring locations is necessary before trying other trimming methods."

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post #55 of 153 Old 06-18-2012, 10:17 PM
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Possibly because the gas tank is on the drivers side on wks. That's just a guess though.

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Yep you did it correctly! A = Driver B = Passenger

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talked to my mechanic. he couldnt get the bolt out either so he just removed the entire LCA with the strut fork still connected.

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post #58 of 153 Old 06-19-2012, 01:43 PM
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talked to my mechanic. he couldnt get the bolt out either so he just removed the entire LCA with the strut fork still connected.
If i were you I'd just keep soaking it with Pb blaster every day for like 2 weeks and try and get it out just so you can put some anti seize on it to make it easier for future work.

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post #59 of 153 Old 06-19-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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i do plan working it free. maybe i'll get it out when its time for a Superlift...

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post #60 of 153 Old 06-23-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Picked my baby up last night. Love the gain in clearance. Now I need some new rubber. I'll stick with 265/70R17s just need to figure out which ones. Thankfully the wheels and tires thread exists.

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