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post #16 of 122 Old 08-25-2010, 04:49 PM
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One word for you....SPECTACULAR. Put me down for a 4-door version if you ever decide to mass produce. You can definitely see all the hard work and craftsmanship...WELL DONE!

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post #17 of 122 Old 08-25-2010, 05:06 PM
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yep, definitely a sick rack. nice job !

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Awesome build man

.. the thing is, i didn't even realize they made a 2wd wrangler until i read this
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A+ with the sexy and functionality factor. I would buy one. You ought to design one for the two door and allow for easy removal of the hard/soft top. You have a real winner there. You could sell them at a reasonable price and stomp the comp. The fact that they are designed to a more modular fashion is smart for shipping purposes as well. Plus, a good chunk of your market is found right here. No loss of profit on advertising. Pics and a PM is all it takes.
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post #20 of 122 Old 09-18-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Muffler Relocation

I finally got around to installing and relocating the muffler.
I used this one that is like a glass-pack but it's not!



Before removing the pipe I marked the location of the 2 cross-members so I could center the muffler between them.


I then cut out a 19 1/2" section of pipe and clamped the muffler in place with these clamps that I got through Amazon.


The little yellow tool is for de-burring the inside of the pipe.
I used a little bit of high temp silicone in the joints to provide an extra layer of seal ability.
It sounds pretty good, though I haven't driven around yet.
I'll post some final pic's and a review tomorrow.

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post #21 of 122 Old 09-19-2010, 05:36 AM
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Looks good Jim.....

Can you post up a pic of the new exhaust in place?

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post #22 of 122 Old 09-19-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the muffler in its new location.


I cut the bends off of the stock muffler to build the tail piece.



Look at all of the space under there



And here's all you see.

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you took the idea i never told anyone about!



jk, i like it! any axle clearance issues?
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you took the idea i never told anyone about!



jk, i like it! any axle clearance issues?
Not my idea but it is my choice of muffler.
There is at-least one company making a kit for this set-up for about $350
My total came to about $200. $125 for the muffler $45 for the stainless tip and $20 for the AccuSeal clamps.
As for clearance, the entire pipe is the stock piece with all of the hangers intact. I even cut a hanger from the stock muffler and welded it to the new tailpiece.
I really like the new sound. It's a much deeper rumble at idle and smoothes out at higher rpm to a mellow tone. Not loud at all and just a little "brap brap" popping when coasting down.

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Nice job Jim....lots of room!

Crap, now I'm gonna need to do this..

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Nice clean look back there and no worries about damaging the stock muffler. I like.


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Get a patent, a manufactorer and start selling them. Great Rack!!

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so when ane expect to place orders for the rack? you do some great work my friend.


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"Get a patent, a manufactorer and start selling them. Great Rack!!"

I think that's the first time I said "Great Rack" & meant a real Rack!!!

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post #30 of 122 Old 10-01-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guy's for all of the great feed-back
I have another design concept in my head right now and hope to be able to produce and make available some racks and other stuff early next year.
I don't know if a patent on such an item is an option. I think it would have to have some kind of unique operation or feature.
I will check into it though!

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