Mine ran slightly above half to pushing red on the gauge for years, then I got new cores for the rad that they said were 25% more efficient than the old style ones and they seemed to be right because the gauge then went to below the halfway point.
86/00 CJ7 Laredo, 33x9.5 BFG AT's, 'glass nose to tail in '00, 'New' frame,wires and plumbing in '09. Carter BBD Carbed 4.0 HO in '10.
89 YJ Renegade. BBD Carbed 4.0 HO. Locked front and rear with 33x9.5 BFG AT's
Some Canadian Bush Jeep Runs and Build Photos: http://mikeromainjeeptrips.shutterfly.com
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