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Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-28-2020, 09:27 PM
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To prevent contamination inside the shock I wiped...

To prevent contamination inside the shock I wiped the bodies down with WD-40.

http://jeep.yellowgoo.com/red_lj/build-thread/20200327_cleaned-coilover.jpg

These small shims effect how the shock...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-27-2020, 07:40 PM
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I'm putting aside the remote filler neck while...

I'm putting aside the remote filler neck while parts come in to work on shock tuning.

With the tune Fox included with the coilovers and the compression adjusters turned all the way down my Jeep...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-25-2020, 11:45 AM
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Posted By toximus
The gas station pump filled 8 gallons for a total...

The gas station pump filled 8 gallons for a total of roughly 13 gallons in the cell and then gas puked out the filler neck. I checked the fuel line and there's room for another ~8 gallons (roughly 6"...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-25-2020, 11:14 AM
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Posted By toximus
I rigged up a remote filler neck. I was able to...

I rigged up a remote filler neck. I was able to place the gas cap further forward so that the window isn't blocked when looking in the blind spot. The downside is that means the driver's seat can't...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-25-2020, 10:53 AM
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Posted By toximus
I added Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening to the...

I added Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening to the fuel cell to quiet the pump and fuel splashing noises. It helped a lot with removing the splashing and squirting sounds but there is still pump noise....
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-25-2020, 10:38 AM
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Posted By toximus
I've been worries about the window having issues...

I've been worries about the window having issues too. I'm hoping to still find a junk window to practice on and will try the heat idea.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-23-2020, 11:04 AM
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Posted By toximus
I saw this for the YJ: ...

I saw this for the YJ:

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f218/fuel-injector-1-hole-to-12-hole-upgrade-my-report-and-install-tips-2357231.html

Does any of the adapters apply for the TJ?
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-14-2020, 07:17 PM
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Posted By toximus
I found some info on the VST nozzles in...

I found some info on the VST nozzles in California: https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/regact/2018/gdfnozzles2018/isor.pdf

If I'm reading the diagram and chart correctly, there is about 2.6" of insertable...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-11-2020, 02:45 PM
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Posted By toximus
I've been climbing into the back to fill the fuel...

I've been climbing into the back to fill the fuel cell with gas cans and at the station and it's become a pain. Before I do any real traveling I need to move the filler to the outside since I seem to...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-09-2020, 11:48 AM
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Posted By toximus
I'm not sure. My concerns were making it as safe...

I'm not sure. My concerns were making it as safe or safer than factory.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-04-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By toximus
After somebody asked how well my CB radio worked...

After somebody asked how well my CB radio worked being inside the top I decided to tune it and give some real numbers. Well, the SWR was so high that I checked if I had wires shorting and it turns...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-04-2020, 01:38 PM
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Posted By toximus
I plan to drive it to all trails across the...

I plan to drive it to all trails across the country (not towing it) so if I end up not happy with the steering it'll be wildly apparent during my first cross country trip and I will redo it at just...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-04-2020, 11:14 AM
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Posted By toximus
They're essentially Ford '04 SD knuckles. The...

They're essentially Ford '04 SD knuckles. The rims are at 3.5" of BS and there's not much more room unless I cut off the lower steering arms or go with a 20" rim.

Thankfully I got the steering...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-04-2020, 09:48 AM
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Posted By toximus
1/2" difference. 65wms front, 64.5wms rear if I...

1/2" difference. 65wms front, 64.5wms rear if I remember correctly. It's been 2 years since I specced and verified that.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-02-2020, 11:06 AM
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Posted By toximus
If I bend the tie rod and it toes in, it drives...

If I bend the tie rod and it toes in, it drives alright on looser surfaces so I could totally finish the day of wheeling but before traveling home I'd need to toe out again or swap tie rods. I also...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-01-2020, 10:53 PM
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Posted By toximus
The issue with my steering is that it is unable...

The issue with my steering is that it is unable to achieve Ackermann. This is something that I've been aware of since day 1 of the build and I knew I'd have to dial in the steering.

Thankfully...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-01-2020, 10:46 PM
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Posted By toximus
Thanks for posting in my thread and for the kind...

Thanks for posting in my thread and for the kind words. I'm so ready to hit trails and scratch up this armor! :)
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   02-29-2020, 07:37 PM
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Posted By toximus
My caster is currently at 6*. I can dial in more...

My caster is currently at 6*. I can dial in more if needed.

The cylinder is parallel at center. But certainly doesn't look it in that picture.

I like the GoPro idea better than hanging off the...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   02-29-2020, 07:32 PM
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Posted By toximus
Too bad I'm so bad with wrenches or else I'd be...

Too bad I'm so bad with wrenches or else I'd be able to unbolt them and send 'em your way.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   02-29-2020, 02:45 PM
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Posted By toximus
On my test drives I've noticed: 1) I have...

On my test drives I've noticed:

1) I have multiple minor electrical issues. a) the headlights brights don't work (I solved this by seating the connector on the driver's side fender) b) the...
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