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Old 02-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #2491
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Anyone get pics or video from today? Wife had an ultrasound today.....having a girl! Uh oh!
Congratulations, It didn't last long, we had issues!

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I have some video of the area we hit , I have a good shot of JSN going into the bog!
looks really good out there. Should try another soon. I'm out of state all next week but should be in for many weeks upon my return.

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Congratulations! Is this your first?
Yes my first....not expecting a girl at all....got 3 brothers and 8 uncles! Post up the vids and pics. What went wrong?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:25 AM   #2494
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Here's the first - This is the entrance - there are a good amount of water / mud crossings along the route.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #2495
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We did some recon of the bog , discussed options and then went for it!

I'm thinking the entry was too fast after seeing the video! JSN's rig certainly puts up with some punishment.

The Super Yanker came in handy again!

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Sorry if this goes up twice - not sure what happened the first time.

Connecting the super yanker to JSN's bumper and pulling him out. There was a small drop off that was a challenge but the kinetic rope got over it. I turned the video camera around but the spare blocks much of the view. You get a good shot of the stupid look on my face!

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fellas i know the very first post was from 2010 talking about wheeling around the raliegh area im 45 minutes away from there if anybody could tell me about some trails or show me that would be great
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:22 PM   #2499
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Nice videos Eric, glad you where there to help them. That looked like a mess. I don't think I would have attempted that crossing. The other stuff looked similar to page or selma after a nice down poor. I'd like to go out there with you guys next time when that's dried up.

Is yours a manul/auto Eric?
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Nice videos Eric, glad you where there to help them. That looked like a mess. I don't think I would have attempted that crossing. The other stuff looked similar to page or selma after a nice down poor. I'd like to go out there with you guys next time when that's dried up.

Is yours a manul/auto Eric?
Mine is a 6 speed manual. I think you would make across that one - JSN would have made it I believe if we could have kept his engine compartment \ intake dry.

I definitely want to go back out there - I want to get out to Selma also, never been there.
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Did he hydrolock his jeep?
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that water dosent look anywhere deep enought to hydrolock if i remember right he has a problem with his fuze block and water not getting along
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He didn't hydrolock , I think he hit the water too fast and flooded his engine compartment. It did look like water got to the head. Once it dried out it started.
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that water dosent look anywhere deep enought to hydrolock if i remember right he has a problem with his fuze block and water not getting along
Have you seen all the jeeps on youtube hydrolocking in less? Take a moment to view them.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:53 PM   #2505
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Actually. Update on my rig. Anyone got a 4cyl motor for sale? Lol. I believe the head is cracked or warped and its misfiring
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Actually. Update on my rig. Anyone got a 4cyl motor for sale? Lol. I believe the head is cracked or warped and its misfiring
Time for a 4.0 swap! It's not that hard. Find a 94 or 95 cherokee (h.o.) And we can make it happen.
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Actually. Update on my rig. Anyone got a 4cyl motor for sale? Lol. I believe the head is cracked or warped and its misfiring
May I ask why you think it is cracked/warped?

I wish you were closer to my shop.
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Dustin do you have 3.73 with your 12?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #2510
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May I ask why you think it is cracked/warped?

I wish you were closer to my shop.
We took the valve cover off and when we took one bolt out, antifreeze was leaking through the bolt. Only through 1 bolt, not the rest.

I got a misfire in one of the plugs, it has spark, changed plug, did compression test, all seems good on that end.

And there is air coming out between manifold and block, there used to be flames too, but we replaced the gasket and now it's just air.

If you want to take a road trip to Creedmooor one weekend, let me know!
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Dustin do you have 3.73 with your 12?
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We took the valve cover off and when we took one bolt out, antifreeze was leaking through the bolt. Only through 1 bolt, not the rest.

I got a misfire in one of the plugs, it has spark, changed plug, did compression test, all seems good on that end.

And there is air coming out between manifold and block, there used to be flames too, but we replaced the gasket and now it's just air.

If you want to take a road trip to Creedmooor one weekend, let me know!
The valve cover bolt hole was leaking antifreeze? You didn't take off the headstud/bolt correct? (just covering all my bases)

What manifold (intake or exhaust) Since you say they're use to be flames too I'm assuming the exhaust.

Was the compression test done after the motor was fully warmed up?
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The valve cover bolt hole was leaking antifreeze? You didn't take off the headstud/bolt correct? (just covering all my bases)

What manifold (intake or exhaust) Since you say they're use to be flames too I'm assuming the exhaust.

Was the compression test done after the motor was fully warmed up?
We took the whole valve cover off, so it may have been the head bolt?

Also, intake/exhaust uses the same gasket, so in that general area.

And the motor was warm when compression test done. We are doing another one tomorrow. Anything else to check?
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We took the whole valve cover off, so it may have been the head bolt?

Also, intake/exhaust uses the same gasket, so in that general area.

And the motor was warm when compression test done. We are doing another one tomorrow. Anything else to check?
Valvle cover bolt is (example) 10mm while head stud nut or head bolt is 15mm/ bigger... What I'm getting at is the valve cover bolt is considerbally smaller than head stud bolt.


Reason I ask is that some head bolt go through the coolant passeages and you must use sealant on them so coolant doesn't leak through the bolt hold. Example is the lower head bolt holes on a ford small bock motor and chevy 350
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Off topic from the engine convo above a bit but something I noticed about your jeep from riding in it recently. I know the 3.6 has more power here and there and I believe that the major consensus is that the auto is by far the biggest improvement paired with it but your manual with 3.73 was most certainly not a dog with 5 grown men and 35s. This has me thinking again about how my manual 3.8 with 3.21s would be with 35x12.5R15 BFG AT at 54lbs on my 2 door? The duratracs you have are 64lbs each plus you have a heavier wheel too than I do.
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Valvle cover bolt is (example) 10mm while head stud nut or head bolt is 15mm/ bigger... What I'm getting at is the valve cover bolt is considerbally smaller than head stud bolt.


Reason I ask is that some head bolt go through the coolant passeages and you must use sealant on them so coolant doesn't leak through the bolt hold. Example is the lower head bolt holes on a ford small bock motor and chevy 350
Ah, all the bolts were the same size and color to my knowledge. Not sure what previous owner did. He didn't take care of the Jeep at all.
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Off topic from the engine convo above a bit but something I noticed about your jeep from riding in it recently. I know the 3.6 has more power here and there and I believe that the major consensus is that the auto is by far the biggest improvement paired with it but your manual was most certainly not a dog with 5 grown men and 35s last Sunday riding in it. This has me thinking again about how my manual 3.8 with 3.21s would be with 35x12.5R15 BFG AT at 54lbs on my 2 door? The duratracs you have are 64lbs each plus you have a heavier wheel too than I do.

My friend brian has 15's on 35 inch tires and he has to be going pretty fast on the highway to use 6th. I don't know how fast though. I remember us going to the beach and he was in 5th most of the time.

You can use 6th if you are on flat surface or have a tailwind (wind pushing you) if you have head wind or going up a slight incline forget 6th.

It's drive able but you'll be switching gears more often.

I honestly don't know how much my rims weigh but remember about unsprung weight. height of tire and weight AND the size of the rim and weight all effect it.

I can give you Brian's contact info and you can talk to him. I drove it my self and stalled it out a few times. Need to slip the clutch a little more.
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My friend brian has 15's on 35 inch tires and he has to be going pretty fast on the highway to use 6th. I don't know how fast though. I remember us going to the beach and he was in 5th most of the time.

You can use 6th if you are on flat surface or have a tailwind (wind pushing you) if you have head wind or going up a slight incline forget 6th.

It's drive able but you'll be switching gears more often.

I honestly don't know how much my rims weigh but remember about unsprung weight. height of tire and weight AND the size of the rim and weight all effect it.

I can give you Brian's contact info and you can talk to him. I drove it my self and stalled it out a few times. Need to slip the clutch a little more.
Do you remember which tire and wheel he had? I guess the tire info is the most important. The lightest AT 35 on tirerack.com is the BFG AT KO at 54lbs each. I'm running the 33" duratracs at 49lbs each now and have zero issues with power or MPG really. Last time checked I'm still getting 17.8 in city with my set up. As long as I can stay close to 17 and no lower than mide 16s I'm on 35s even before I can afford the yukon 4.88s.

I wish I could talk with some one about this exact set up. Eric "eton" has it or had it I should say. He's running a bit of a mix of tires at the moment but he is doing the 35s on 16s with 3.21s and a manual. He even said it's not that bad. I'm not expecting it to be like a Ferrari but I think my set up would be even better on power and MPG since I'd be running the lighter option of them on 15" wheels too? If all of this is making anyone's head spin, join the club.
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If you go from 33 inch tire to a 35 inch tire you're MPG is going to go down. The power to the wheels/ground will decrease. Takes more energy to turn a bigger tires than a lighter tire.

When I had mine on 33's with its lift on 15 inch rims, on part of the highway near me. I would go 70 and put it on cruise in 6th gear. once I got on top of the "hill" my mph had dropped to 60mph. I guess my racing background I notice every little thing vs others.

He has the BF AT or Mud terrians I forget. Oh and they were loud too imo.

the rims are the same in the equation, thus the only variable is the weight of the tire and the size of the tire. You are going to a heavier and bigger tires which means it sucks up more engery to turn it 1 revolution and increases the unsprung weight.
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Hi guys, I am running 3.21 w/ 35s - I'm in the process of switching tires but I haven't noticed any difference in driving. My commute takes me N on 1 / 440E to wake forest Dr and I use 6th gear for much of it. Strong head wind 6th is out. I like the additional height I get with the bigger tires, ive noticed in the mud I clear the line where 33s don't, I really like the look of 33s though.
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Did you use the AEV or the link to correct your speedo after going to 35s?

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