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post #91 of 260 Old 09-04-2011, 09:50 PM
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Yea I don't understand how people say it weighs the same as metal. Me and my buddy had a hard time just us two moving a metal tub off and on however a fiberglass tub we could move with ease. Probably shaved off 200 lbs easily.


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couldnt find much to get into. i got another small video ill get on later


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post #94 of 260 Old 09-05-2011, 06:17 AM
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Yea I don't understand how people say it weighs the same as metal. Me and my buddy had a hard time just us two moving a metal tub off and on however a fiberglass tub we could move with ease. Probably shaved off 200 lbs easily.
Keep in mind that most fiberglass bodies aren't just fiberglass. Any of the "good" glass bodies have bonded plywood in key areas for strength/durability, so that's going to significantly add to the weight.
We weighed full on CJ's, but never just the body themselves, so I'm not 100% sure what the difference is. Our comparison was between about 3 fiberglass CJ's, and 1 steel CJ (all SBC/th350/d20 drivetrains), and all with basically the same axle packages.

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Keep in mind that most fiberglass bodies aren't just fiberglass. Any of the "good" glass bodies have bonded plywood in key areas for strength/durability, so that's going to significantly add to the weight.
We weighed full on CJ's, but never just the body themselves, so I'm not 100% sure what the difference is. Our comparison was between about 3 fiberglass CJ's, and 1 steel CJ (all SBC/th350/d20 drivetrains), and all with basically the same axle packages.
I understand what you are saying but really? If the only thing different is the tub then the fiberglass one is lighter weight. The new ones use metal where the wood used to be.

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Yes, really.
Read my post carefully. I am not saying 100% there is no weight difference whatsoever. I am merely listing what we experienced. Unless you have had both bodies sitting side by side and weighed them, can you say 100% for certain they don't weigh the same? I've seen people say 100lbs, and I've seen one person say 4WD told them they'd save 600lbs going to fiberglass. Is there a difference? Most likely, but is it that big of a difference? I don't know for sure.

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Yes, really.
Read my post carefully. I am not saying 100% there is no weight difference whatsoever. I am merely listing what we experienced. Unless you have had both bodies sitting side by side and weighed them, can you say 100% for certain they don't weigh the same? I've seen people say 100lbs, and I've seen one person say 4WD told them they'd save 600lbs going to fiberglass. Is there a difference? Most likely, but is it that big of a difference? I don't know for sure.
I can 100% say they don't weigh the same. Read my post, we've lifted both metal and fiberglass several times and they do not weigh the same. Your jeeps must have had something else different for the weight to come out the same. Maybe you weigh 200 lbs and the other guy weighed 400 lbs while you guys weighed them but it has to be something else. I am not disputing this anymore as there are so many variables to why those jeeps weighed the same like IE: tires and rims making up the difference.

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That is some serious power you got there. You definitely need some mufflers though. Maybe some 70 or 80 series. 40 or 44's would be way to loud for that beast.

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i have a set of summit mufflers they look like a flowmaster just trying to gather the cash for the pipe work

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with mufflers ill do this again outside i think it will sound better


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You got yourself a real chic magnet...cause if theres 2 things women love, its Jeeps and BBC!

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You got yourself a real chic magnet...cause if theres 2 things women love, its Jeeps and BBC!
lol

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this one sounds better



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Great lope! I could listen to that all day!

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Great lope! I could listen to that all day!
me too. thats the sound of a full roller motor

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