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Unread 11-03-2013, 04:56 AM   #90226
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Well, its not final. 3.07 is a porker. It's a DD with lots flat freeway. From what ive seen, 4.10 with a 6cyl auto is pretty ideal. Possible to go to 4.56 but I do desert runs, I don't rock crawl much so I think the lower gear may not serve me purpose. Don't plan on going with larger tires either..
I didn't take into consideration that you might live somewhere with flat roads or that you had an auto. That definitely changes things.

Where I live, it's not very flat at all, and I have 3.07's with a 5-speed. It's awful. I almost never get into 5th gear... but I did notice that when I drive to the beach and the land starts to flatten out, it's not nearly as bad driving at highway speeds and I can sometimes get into 5th gear.



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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:33 AM   #90227
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Bypassed the heater core. Working on the motivation to change it out.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:40 AM   #90228
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Well, its not final. 3.07 is a porker. It's a DD with lots flat freeway. From what ive seen, 4.10 with a 6cyl auto is pretty ideal. Possible to go to 4.56 but I do desert runs, I don't rock crawl much so I think the lower gear may not serve me purpose. Don't plan on going with larger tires either..
i have 33s with 3.73, a 6 cylinder and 4 speed auto. if it were me i would drop to 4.56 but 4.10 would probably be fine for street. i plan for 35 or 37 so mine will be getting much lower. good luck with your build
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #90229
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i feel you pain my friend, I went through the whole "what do I need to do to make this thing line up??" My best advise is to get a lashing strap and put it sound the axle an somewhere on the frame B4! You pull the bolt. Then just push on the s
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i know your pain brotha, put the strap on b4 you pull the bolt, you'll have a better day lol
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i know ur pain brotha lol, try putting the strap on b4 you pull the bolt
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:58 AM   #90230
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OT: I finished my half doors so I can more easily strip the Jeep down now.



Doors look awesome! I have a hardtop now and full doors now and just did the CJ tailgate swap. Your Jeep is looking so sweet!
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Unread 11-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #90231
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I spent an hour outside and in pouring rain to swap out my new to me, 1/2 doors to full doors. Lolz
I woulda been done sooner but I had to adjust the driver side door striker, and the rain kept pelting my face. Lolz

I need to rekey the doors still but I now have roll up windows. ! Whoo hoo!
I hope you have all the full door hardware
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Unread 11-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #90232
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Unread 11-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #90233
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Flushed out my heater core, was happy to see not much crud came out and water ran clear after about 10 secs
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Unread 11-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #90234
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Hydro locked the jeep last night. :-(



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The water crossing was deeper than I thought.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #90235
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Hydro locked the jeep last night. :-(

The water crossing was deeper than I thought.
That sucks, hope you didn't break anything...

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Unread 11-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #90236
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That sucks, hope you didn't break anything... Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 using JeepForum
Thanks. I already got her running again like a champ! I love this jeep. The motor is a champ. (Knock on wood) :-)



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Unread 11-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #90237
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I've decided I like the way the older TJ's window seals And visors work. The excess plastic on my '03 seems excessive compared to my wife's '00. If anyone's got visors or seals from a trashed windshield, let me know.

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Unread 11-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #90238
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doh! I thought It didn't post so I kept writing it -___- that's why every one gets shorter lol
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Unread 11-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #90239
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doh! I thought It didn't post so I kept writing it -___- that's why every one gets shorter lol
I figured that you liked getting your strap on.

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Unread 11-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #90240
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doh! I thought It didn't post so I kept writing it -___- that's why every one gets shorter lol


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I figured that you liked getting your strap on.

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