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post #556 of 564 Old 08-31-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I pulled the Jeep into the driveway to run it for a while and make sure it's all ready to go riding. Finally got to see how this heat shield works and I'm really pleased. Once the Jeep was up to temp I checked the exhaust just out of the manifold where it wasn't wrapped, then a few inches lower where it is. Close to a 400 difference (523 vs 138). I posted a video on my ig. Should make for a much more comfortable interior as well.

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post #557 of 564 Old 09-20-2019, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't had the Jeep back out since June. It's just been too hot around here. Instead I spent some of that time working on my trailer. I had previously coated the floor and primed the walls. Since then I added a later of insulation to the roof, installed an ac on the roof, then painted the walls and added a ceiling. Up next will be cabinets and a counter top in the v-nose, then a bed mounted on the fender that will fold up against the wall. It's coming together slowly.
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post #558 of 564 Old 09-29-2019, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up some Yukon hubs for the crawler. Ready to hit the mall now.
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post #559 of 564 Old 11-01-2019, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Last weekend I pulled the shocks off my Jeep to take a stab at a valving change. While I had them off I ordered a pair of 150lb springs to swap in place of my uppers to raise the ride height.

For valving, I increased the compression and reduced the rebound dampening.



This morning I put everything back together. I'm hoping the new springs will settle a bit as it's over an inch higher than I was expecting. Still looks plenty low. New valving feels good on the speed humps in the neighborhood but I'll have to get out wheeling to see how it really works.
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post #560 of 564 Old 11-01-2019, 04:17 PM
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What rate were you running on the uppers before the change?

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post #561 of 564 Old 11-02-2019, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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What rate were you running on the uppers before the change?
It was 110/175 before. Now 150/175. I'd like it to settle about an inch which is probably more than I'll get. Worst case I can drop to a 130 upper and try to split the difference. I'll wait until I get out wheeling and cycle them fully to see how it works out.


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post #562 of 564 Old 11-03-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Checked the Jeep today and it's settled back to 7" of up travel which I'm ok with. If it ends up between 6 and 7" I'll be happy with it. I pulled in the front suck down winch a bit to help settle the springs.


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post #563 of 564 Old 11-22-2019, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I took the Jeep out wheeling a couple weeks ago. Everything with the suspension updates worked well. The ride on the trails was much better. Being a little higher that before highlighted the need for a sway bar in the rear which I already had planned. That'll be coming soon.

Today I finished up adding a torque converter lockup switch for the aw4. I've been fine for the past year without one, but I drove on the road the other weekend and at higher speeds the lockup seemed like it would really help. I think I'll only ever use it in high range, 3rd or 4th gear, but it'll be nice to have the option. The switch is a dual throw. Intermittent forward, and on back, off in the middle. I haven't driven with it yet, but a quick test in the garage confirmed it would stall the Jeep when I activated the switch while in gear.
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post #564 of 564 Old 12-01-2019, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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My truck got hit by a drunk driver last week so I wasn't able to take my rig to Harlan for Thanksgiving. I rode shotgun with my buddy and still had a good time.

Can't tell from this picture but the front bumper is against the tire. That was fun to hear at 10:30 at night.
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