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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #91246
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Just don't forget to get around to doing it! I meant to do the same thing and forgot. Then I was winching a stump in my back yard. It was a big stump and kept dragging the jeep so I anchored the rear bumper to a big cedar tree and doubled up the line on the winch. well I nearly ripped the bumper off and bent up the mounting points. Its bolted in all the holes now and I added rokman frame tie ins for good measure. The jeep will rip in half before my bumper comes off now!
I was going to do it tomorrow, but now that I look at it installed, I'll have to take the whole thing off in order to install the tie ins. I can't reach the top hole that needs to be drilled through with the bumper installed. Since I'm going to have to mess with the gas tank skid bolts again, I'm going to run it dry so it is easier to drop the tank and get them in. Emptying the tank is easy to do on a TJ though

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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #91247
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Topped off my front and rear diff fluid. Started my front wheel drive adventure.

Looked on Craigslist for a new rear axle.

What's a reasonable price for a used rear dana 35? A reasonable price for a used dana 44?
When using front wheel drive, does your jeep shake when making turns?
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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #91248
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When using front wheel drive, does your jeep shake when making turns?
Mine chirped tires pulling into parking spots. Not what I'd call shaking though. Other than that, it allowed me to drive the Jeep back and forth 45 miles each way to work for a week and a half.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #91249
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only a couple days now of driving but it man the acceleration is smooth. I have a lot of mods including: jet satge 2 chip, bored 64 mm TB, bored 64 mm tb spacer, bored 64mm manifold with smoothed runners by NALIN (awesome work btw!), gen right PS pulley, 4 hole injectors, magnaflow hi flow cat with xlerator stainless muffler-all 2.5 from banks header back, aem hi flow filter, flex a lite e fan conversion and now roller rockers. It really brought all the mods together and the exhaust is a little throatier.

I am making an appointment soon for a dyno and will report back! I have always wanted to install the roller rockers and it was more of icing onthe cake rather than necessity.

As far as operating temps and friction, it is hard to tell right now with it being so cold. Drivetrain is much, much quieter. No more ticks or stumbles. Idle dropped slightly too.
I did all of that besides the rockers on my 2.5 yj. I think i might have noticed a difference. Didn't really get more power, it just seemed to change where i made it. The regear made the biggest difference. But after all was said and done, i wish i would've just saved the money. I would've been able to do the 350 swap alot sooner then what i did.

However, I am considering doing some more upgrades to the stroker. Its a base crate motor(stage 1), with the only upgrade being the 4 holes. I did do the 24lb/hr in place of the stock 19lb/hr, just so i could have a little more fuel support if i decided to mod more. Rockers, t-body, exhaust were one of the things I've considered. I would like to get inside the head and open it up a little, then port match the intake, and add a small cam(mopar purple). The problem is lack of tunability. I guess i could always add a megasquirt for tuning...
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #91250
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It was dark last night when I posted, here's a shot with the ecco's

It not leaning, the ground is not side to side level

I miss the black look, but these ride so much smoother
The Eccos ride smoother? What was previous rim?

I just got a set of Eccos based upon them being 9lb less than steelies. I will black them out.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #91251
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I had Summit Racing brand soft 8's(which i strongly recommend against). They were 15x8 with 3.75 bs, and 33x10.50 km2's. Right out of the box 3 were slightly out of round, and one was wobbly, and off up and down. I didn't think to have the tire shop check them before mounting the tires, which I usually do with cheap steelies. Since they were mounted, I couldn't return them. Sucks. I didnt know whether to be mad at summit or not. True, 4 rims weren't even balancable right out of the box. But they do state the policy, which I knew pretty good. Several different shops tried several different times, and roadforce wouldn't even work. The tires started wearing unusually quick, and were just starting to wear funny. I was going to wait until tax time and get aluminum pro comps, but couldn't hold out. I got the Ecco's for $75, then sold my soft 8's to a club member for his trail only rig for $100. They were also able to be balanced dead on. The tire shop weighed both of them for me, and the Ecco's were 12lb lighter each(13 if you count all the wheel weights lol). I have about 90% tread on my km2's, so I can now wait until i make the switch to 35's to worry about new rims. I also have a set of spidertrax 1.25" spacers I've been holding on to, so i plan on using them, and plastidip(or painting) them black. I think the bs and width of them would suit the 10.50's a little better. I think they will look better then the soft 8's afterwards. Im just happy to have gotten rid of all my driveline, and tire vibes. Here's a before shot.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #91252
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In the middle of my 300 mile drive home for break
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #91253
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I was going to do it tomorrow, but now that I look at it installed, I'll have to take the whole thing off in order to install the tie ins. I can't reach the top hole that needs to be drilled through with the bumper installed. Since I'm going to have to mess with the gas tank skid bolts again, I'm going to run it dry so it is easier to drop the tank and get them in. Emptying the tank is easy to do on a TJ though
Yup, I had to lower the tank when I did mine. It is a lot easier with a nearly empty tank. And you are right, it doesn't take long to empty a TJ tank. With my commute I have to gas up every two days...
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #91254
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Got my rear winch mount done and the bumper mounted, still have a couple of items to do, add backup lights and a couple of frame tie ins on the bottom.

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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:53 PM   #91255
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Just finished up ordering my Christmas presents to myself.. 2.5" OME springs, Bilstein shocks, procomp alloys, and some 33" BFGs. Perhaps early birthday too
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Unread 12-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #91256
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Stock Rollcage material?

I met with an engineer today to get my roll cage certified. I built it to the comp specs here in Australia, but they have changed the rules so I need to get it engineered. The first question was, What type of material is the main hoop? AHH I know it is 57mm OD and 3mm thick. Does anyone know or where I could find out what material type or grade the main hoop is? He's looking for MPA or PSI rating.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #91257
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Replaced lower radiator hose, was leaking AF this morning.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #91258
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Then you should have bought a larger lift? I mean why buy it, then complain that it's too small? i've had mine on for 3.5 years or so and run 33s on it very well with a 1.25" BL.
It was a joke. Always wanting to upgrade a Jeep
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Unread 12-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #91259
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Found the rattling sound in my dash... Ended up being a crack in the firewall where my homebrew battery tray is mounted.. didn't fix it yet though, hopefully I will have time to break out the welder tonight.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #91260
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Just confirmed to myself that I will be spending a lot of time and money over break fixing god knows what. This bad popping under accel is getting worse and doesn't take nearly as much torque to instigate as it did when it started last Friday. Feels like teeth skipping on something. Everything is getting drained and examined next weekend when I get home, if I make it home before something blows. This is my life with this POS.
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