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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-09-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Newtons3
I am running LS1 valves and beehive springs to...

I am running LS1 valves and beehive springs to match. The spring pockets were not enlarged.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-28-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Newtons3
Cost is relative. I run Banks or JBA. The...

Cost is relative.

I run Banks or JBA. The Borla's are fantastic, but are generally pricier.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-28-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Newtons3
10W-30 Rotella is still a great oil. No ZDDP...

10W-30 Rotella is still a great oil. No ZDDP needed.

I run synthetic in everything because that is my preference. Today's reputable dinosaur oils are better than what is needed for most of our...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-19-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Newtons3
I am running a Robertshaw, 197 degree I believe.....

I am running a Robertshaw, 197 degree I believe.. Works well for me. I've run most of the major brands. I've run the Gates with no issues. The Motorad is usually reboxed from someone else.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-15-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Newtons3
1. Not really. I start all of the bolts, then...

1. Not really. I start all of the bolts, then snug them down, and then tighten. That usually does it.
2. I do not. I make sure all surfaces are very clean and only use the gasket. I do grease...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Newtons3
Wait....the rear main seal on a 4.0 isn't...

Wait....the rear main seal on a 4.0 isn't SUPPOSED to leak?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Newtons3
The best part of retirement is having the time to...

The best part of retirement is having the time to enjoy the parts you do have. I don't and I'm looking forward to it.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Newtons3
My first XJ was an '87. My last was an '01. ...

My first XJ was an '87. My last was an '01. I've had 13 total. My favorite was my '95. Easier fuel injection, better axles, etc. Least favorite was the early ones with the CAD front axle and...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Newtons3
Properly functioning, it will do it itself. ...

Properly functioning, it will do it itself. However, if there is considerable air behind the thermostat, it can result in some less than desirable effects initially. I always cycle the cooling...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Newtons3
I find the TrueTrac to be more predictable. I...

I find the TrueTrac to be more predictable. I can rest assured that it will do what I think it will do when it is supposed to do it.....If that makes any sense.

I find it is smooth as silk as is...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-05-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Newtons3
This is my opinion. There are other differing...

This is my opinion. There are other differing opinions. Most of the time it boils down to where and when you drive your Jeep. As mine is a DD right now and I travel extensively with it, the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-05-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By Newtons3
There are several tuners that can perform the...

There are several tuners that can perform the reprogramming service. VIN must be programmed in. Mileage is only changed so that PCM and dash agree, but it's not necessary. Usually, when purchasing...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Newtons3
I have a manual transmission so....I have not. I...

I have a manual transmission so....I have not. I am assured it is possible, though. The guy who does my tuning has told me as much and it has been mentioned by others on other threads.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-03-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Newtons3
Loosen the mains 1 at a time and turn the crank. ...

Loosen the mains 1 at a time and turn the crank. See if you can isolate the problem. Move to the rods. If the crank won't turn, yes...it could be bent, I'd suspect something else. Did you check...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By Newtons3
I've got about 20,000 miles on mine in a G2 Dana...

I've got about 20,000 miles on mine in a G2 Dana 44 on 33's. Love it. I don't see hard rock action, but it's been halfway across the country twice, in water, snow, ice, trails, mud etc. Anywhere...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Newtons3
IF....I do it, the back will be gravy and I'll...

IF....I do it, the back will be gravy and I'll incorporate it with a spring saddle relocation.. The front....I think I know what I want to do. But I'll incorporate that with a track bar bracket...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Newtons3
Your description of improvements in drivability...

Your description of improvements in drivability and power echo mine. Well said. What happened to fuel economy? Did you primarily modify timing tables?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Newtons3
I agree. That's the whole discussion now. I have...

I agree. That's the whole discussion now. I have Super Duty and Early 80's Dodge 1-ton axles in my possession now. I'd like the 8-lug, better wheel selection (17"), better brakes, reduced offset...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   08-02-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Newtons3
Stand Alone Fuel Injection on a 4.0

Is anyone running stand-alone injection on a 4.0 or a stroker of any size?
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-02-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,219
Posted By Newtons3
Thanks. I am not in the position to outboard...

Thanks. I am not in the position to outboard right now. When I replace this as my DD, I want to go straight to coilover, I'll definitely keep you in mind.

Right now, the goal is factory mounts...
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