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Old 12-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Got Out And Did A Little Flexing This Weekend

Finally got a chance to hit some trails since getting the mods done on my new Jeep. It's crazy how much perspective impacts our interpretation of size. If I didn't know any better I'd swear that the rear passenger's side wheel/tire (first image image) was way smaller than the rear driver's side wheel/tire (third image). Anyway, although I didn't get into anything really hardcore it was fun to finally get off the pavement and try out the new mods!
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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Looks good major! Are those stock wheels with those circles added to them or are they aftermarket ones? I love those rocker panels too. That's next on my list I think.
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Those are some sweet wheels! How were the tires in the snow?
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GREAT pictures and Thanks for sharing, alway enjoy these type pic's
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #6
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Good lookin pics and Jeep!! I can't wait for us to get a more substantial snow than we've had.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #7
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Looks good major! Are those stock wheels with those circles added to them or are they aftermarket ones? I love those rocker panels too. That's next on my list I think.
Thank you! They're aftermarket Hutchinson beadlocks. They're actually discontinued but I came across a picture of them on-line when I was trying to decide on wheels. I took the picture into High Country Performance 4x4 here in Denver and one of their guys (Brady) managed to track down a brand new set out of thin air! I really love the Rubicon stock wheels but wanted the capability of beadlocks so this was the perfect wheel for me!
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MajorChuck -

Are those the Jeep-branded Hutchinson wheels? How do you like them? What's the maintenance like?

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Thank you! They're aftermarket Hutchinson beadlocks. They're actually discontinued but I came across a picture of them on-line when I was trying to decide on wheels. I took the picture into High Country Performance 4x4 here in Denver and one of their guys (Brady) managed to track down a brand new set out of thin air! I really love the Rubicon stock wheels but wanted the capability of beadlocks so this was the perfect wheel for me!
Nice choice brother, first I've seen like that.
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The silver w/the black accents looks really good in the snow.

And I see what you mean about the tires. The rear passenger side looks puny compared to the driver's side when it's stuffed up in the wheel well like that. As long as it drives straight...
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Are those the Jeep-branded Hutchinson wheels? How do you like them? What's the maintenance like?

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Yeah, they are the "Jeep-branded Hutchinson wheels". I love them and they are true beadlocks. As far as maintenance goes that's another reason I picked these, there really isn't any. Of course, with any beadlock you should check them from time to time but the shop torqued them down and said there's no reason they need to be tightened up or require any special attention.
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Those are some sweet wheels! How were the tires in the snow?
Thanks! The DuraTracs are INCREDIBLE in the snow. I see you have them too, if you haven't driven in the snow with them yet prepare to be amazed. I actually posted a thread about the tires themselves last week: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/hol...cs-126214.html
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Wow - can only dream what that is like - currently sitting in the car awaiting the local telephone carrier to hook up some phone lines and its 38 degrees celcius (100.4 F)....

Looks good in the snow too.
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That looks great. I'm digging the wheels, lift , tires and bumpers.

What exhaust mod did you do for the 3.5" AEV lift?
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That looks great. I'm digging the wheels, lift , tires and bumpers.

What exhaust mod did you do for the 3.5" AEV lift?
Thanks, went with the TeraFlex exhaust mod kit.
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I want to know about that hood
It's a Truck Master Designs functional cold air induction hood. I got it locally at same shop that hooked me up with the Hutchinson wheels but it looks like they also sell it on the Quadratec site. Or were you asking what's actually under the hood?
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It's a Truck Master Designs functional cold air induction hood. I got it locally at same shop that hooked me up with the Hutchinson wheels but it looks like they also sell it on the Quadratec site. Or were you asking what's actually under the hood?
The hood itself. I've seen/heard about the AEV hoods but that looks great.
Does it lower the IAT?
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The hood itself. I've seen/heard about the AEV hoods but that looks great.
Does it lower the IAT?
I haven't done any sort of analytical testing however based on the increase in ambient air being circulated throughout the engine compartment as a result of the strategically located cold air induction vents and ducts the IAT would most definitely have to be significantly lower than it would be with the stock hood.

It's not just holes in the side of the hood, it's actually engineered with with "ducts" and "vents" to circulate the air. It is a true "cold air induction" design. To be honest, I got it because I thought it looked cool. I can't imagine the lower IAT would provide much of a performance boost with the 3.6L, but I'm guessing it would for someone doing a Hemi V8 conversion. That being said, I'm posting a few pics so you can see what I'm talking about regarding the "ducting/venting":
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Looks sick, love the 35s and the hood is aggressive and unique. I wish we got more snow here down south. It was around 70 and sunny today, and it's supposedly wintertime. I heard that the hood is plastic though, not metal; does this create any problems like hood flutter, etc?
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I haven't done any sort of analytical testing however based on the increase in ambient air being circulated throughout the engine compartment as a result of the strategically located cold air induction vents and ducts the IAT would most definitely have to be significantly lower than it would be with the stock hood.

It's not just holes in the side of the hood, it's actually engineered with with "ducts" and "vents" to circulate the air. It is a true "cold air induction" design. To be honest, I got it because I thought it looked cool. I can't imagine the lower IAT would provide much of a performance boost with the 3.6L, but I'm guessing it would for someone doing a Hemi V8 conversion. That being said, I'm posting a few pics so you can see what I'm talking about regarding the "ducting/venting":
Wow...

My jeep is black. The engine gets extremely hot in the summer.
That hood is sick.
What's the damage as far as cost?

Thanks for your time btw
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Wow...

My jeep is black. The engine gets extremely hot in the summer.
That hood is sick.
What's the damage as far as cost?

Thanks for your time btw
No problem at all, that's what we're all here for. The hood itself ran $1191.00 (including shipping & installation) plus another $649.64 for paint. Of all the mods I did it offers the least "bang for the buck" performance-wise but I love the look and the fact that it's pretty unique. In fact, I've never seen another Jeep on the road/trail with this hood.
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No problem at all, that's what we're all here for. The hood itself ran $1191.00 (including shipping & installation) plus another $649.64 for paint. Of all the mods I did it offers the least "bang for the buck" performance-wise but I love the look and the fact that it's pretty unique. In fact, I've never seen another Jeep on the road/trail with this hood.
Ever haha
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Looks sick, love the 35s and the hood is aggressive and unique. I wish we got more snow here down south. It was around 70 and sunny today, and it's supposedly wintertime. I heard that the hood is plastic though, not metal; does this create any problems like hood flutter, etc?
Thanks man, yeah it's a poly carbonate ABS. The only time I've ever noticed any hood flutter was at the car wash during the drying cycle when the blower comes on with hurricane force winds. Other than that, I've never noticed any flutter.

Oh yeah and I love the snow here but wouldn't complain about a few 70 degree days either!
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You still running the TMD hood? How are you liking it after a couple of years?

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