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post #181 of 3568 Old 04-24-2007, 07:37 AM
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Did you just buy a rectangular piece of steel and bent it yourself and cut the holes in it and mounted it ?


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post #182 of 3568 Old 04-24-2007, 07:51 AM
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Side halo blinker. Basically a two wire LED blinker with a cheap knock off trail rated badge stuck over the top.

hey man i like that idea about the side led lights with the trail rated badge! where did you get the parts to make that at??

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post #183 of 3568 Old 04-24-2007, 10:07 AM
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Thorty, does that thing help your gas milage. i've been wanting to do the same thing, but didnt know where to attatch it on the back end. i think that if you force the air down instead of it going through and around all the undercarriage it would flow better. i have a deer crossing street sign for my college klepto roomate that i think would work great for it. looks awesome dude.

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post #184 of 3568 Old 04-24-2007, 11:57 AM
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Did you just buy a rectangular piece of steel and bent it yourself and cut the holes in it and mounted it ?
I went to the local locksmith with a drawing and some measures, he cut the steel an bended it for my demands.

I don't know, if the gas milage is affected by the skid, as I have another car for DD (I only made a few dozen miles since I put the skid on). On the other hand I have a LPG-system onboard, so the Jeep burns a propane/butane mix (that is called LPG or Autogas here). Autogas costs less than half of regular gas (0,60 Euro to 1,33 Euro per Liter!), so gas milage is nothing to be worried about at all
The best thing is that I have 50 gallons of Autogas additional to the 19 gallons of regular, so I can make about 500 miles without refueling the Jeep. The dark side of Autogas is that I've lost my backseat and almost all space behind the front seats:







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post #185 of 3568 Old 04-24-2007, 01:43 PM
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I went to the local locksmith with a drawing and some measures, he cut the steel an bended it for my demands.

I don't know, if the gas milage is affected by the skid, as I have another car for DD (I only made a few dozen miles since I put the skid on). On the other hand I have a LPG-system onboard, so the Jeep burns a propane/butane mix (that is called LPG or Autogas here). Autogas costs less than half of regular gas (0,60 Euro to 1,33 Euro per Liter!), so gas milage is nothing to be worried about at all
The best thing is that I have 50 gallons of Autogas additional to the 19 gallons of regular, so I can make about 500 miles without refueling the Jeep. The dark side of Autogas is that I've lost my backseat and almost all space behind the front seats.

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Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick! Man I love that. I need to get info about that Autogas...

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post #186 of 3568 Old 04-25-2007, 08:53 AM
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I made a Windjammer out of my old top. It still needs some reinforcement around the holes I cut, and I plan to fold the edges over and sew them. The straps at the top are from the bikini.






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post #187 of 3568 Old 04-25-2007, 10:54 AM
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post #188 of 3568 Old 04-25-2007, 12:37 PM
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Thorty, what kind of horsepower decrease do you see with the autogas?

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post #190 of 3568 Old 04-25-2007, 02:39 PM
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Thorty, what kind of horsepower decrease do you see with the autogas?
the loss with Autogas (LPG => liquefied petroleum gas) is neglectable, the 4.0 has plenty of power. This is one big advantage to the other alternative power source, CNG (compressed natural gas, you lose ~10-15% of power).
But you get 10-20% less milage out of Autogas compared to gasoline, my TJ needed 20 ltrs of regular per 100km (~12mpg), with LPG it burns 23 ltrs per 100km (~10 mpg).
The acceptation of alternative power sources keeps growing and growing here because of the rising oil prices, in Germany we have now 2400 LPG filling stations (most are placed at normal petrol stations), one year ago there were just 1200, and every month 100 new stations are going to be opened. So the supply situation is not bad at all and still gets better every day.
I've reached the break even point for installing the LPG system on my TJ (3800 Euros = ~ US$5000) after only 15.000 miles on LPG

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Does anyone have a suggestion and details for a homemade fire extinguisher holder/rack?
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post #192 of 3568 Old 04-27-2007, 04:16 PM
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I do. Get yourself 4 piston connecting rods.
Two need to have the crankshaft opening the same ID as your rollbar and 2 have the same ID as the extinguisher. Now obviously you can modify them to fit right. Use sleeves or grinders etc. Then cut the piston ends of them off and weld one of each together. Use bolts to close the halves on the roll bar side and figure out a quick release setup for the extinguisher side.

You may need to get hold of a big/old engine on the extinguisher side to have a crank journal that's big enough. Try WW2 aircraft con rods....

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post #193 of 3568 Old 04-27-2007, 10:44 PM
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Does anyone have a suggestion and details for a homemade fire extinguisher holder/rack?

I used 2" square perf tubing to raise up my driver's seat. The pieces are 14" long, and fit between the seat slider, and pedestal. The extinguisher bracket is bolted along side the seat, next to the door. It keeps it off the ground, and out of the way.

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post #194 of 3568 Old 04-29-2007, 10:01 PM
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put a blown fuse in the clutch override slot so when they go to check that (assuming they know anything about Jeeps, they'll hopefully not be able to figure it out).
If they know anything about jeeps, they will put it in 4LO to start it and then put it back into high range and drive away. Clutch safety is disabled in low range.

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post #195 of 3568 Old 04-30-2007, 06:05 AM
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If they know anything about jeeps, they will put it in 4LO to start it and then put it back into high range and drive away. Clutch safety is disabled in low range.
No ****? Wow. Never knew that. Will have to try it today.

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