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post #16 of 22 Old 10-30-2017, 11:22 AM
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Upgrading your Drag link and Tie rod would be good. You will want to do that eventually.


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post #17 of 22 Old 10-30-2017, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Anti-drain back valve on the fuel pump will do that. I always just turned the key on for 30 seconds and then tried to start it. It's sluggish with a full tank of gas and accelerates better when gas gets low because you have 3.07 gearing and any added weight slows down that snail gearing. The plastic piece behind the radiator is the fan shroud and will cause rattles if loose. DON'T drive around with the gas cap off unless you want a check engine light and evap leak code.
Ah, 3.07 gearing again. Honestly, I think thats one of the things I want to upgrade before even a lift. I mostly drive in the 'city', and I'm living in Colorado so the elevations in the mountains really get the 3.07 struggling.

I've been tracking my fuel cost and mileage... I'm getting 9.56 miles/gallon and I'm not hitting the gas hard or anything. I feel like this might be a problem since its so much lower than everyone else quoting 16mpg?
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post #18 of 22 Old 10-30-2017, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Upgrading your Drag link and Tie rod would be good. You will want to do eventually.
I don't know what a drive link is exactly, but isn't it part of the steering system? Also, when I turn right and accelerate moderately quickly, if there is a ditch/gutter in the road, I hear this scraping sound. I've narrowed it down to this area but I can't figure out what is hitting the tie rod (I think that's what that bar is). Sorry the picture ended up upside down!
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post #19 of 22 Old 10-30-2017, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Good to know! Thanks! I'll look around for a club then. After I get these skid plates of course.
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post #20 of 22 Old 10-30-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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This is what he means: http://www.currieenterprises.com/CE-9085MS

A nice little mod.
Thank you, that is really helpful. I've got it on the list now.
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post #21 of 22 Old 11-01-2017, 02:59 PM
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I don't know what a drive link is exactly, but isn't it part of the steering system? Also, when I turn right and accelerate moderately quickly, if there is a ditch/gutter in the road, I hear this scraping sound. I've narrowed it down to this area but I can't figure out what is hitting the tie rod (I think that's what that bar is). Sorry the picture ended up upside down!
nice used set in the classifieds, i'm sure the seller is open to negotiation
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post #22 of 22 Old 11-03-2017, 02:14 PM
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Not sure if this is valuable, but if your're doing some serious off-roading, perhaps a winch (and accompanying recovery gear) might be a first upgrade to look into.
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