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Old 08-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #31
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The Bestop Instatrunk. It cost me about $150. It sounded like a really good idea at the time. And to be fair it is a very good way to add lockable storage to your Jeep. Once the tailgate is locked there is no way to get into that instatrunk without a torch or a key.

The problem is that it cuts down on the trunk storage area. Stuff either has to go inside it or on top of it. I like to throw all the baseball stuff behind the back seat to go to the park and none of it would fit back there with the instatrunk in place so I ended up taking it out. Now it is sitting on the floor of my garage next to where I park the jeep. I'm holding on to it rather than selling it because I could easily put it back in at any time if I needed a secure storage area for any reason.

What I would like to see is a secure trunk storage area that has a hinged lid so that if I wanted to put something bigger back there and not lock it up I could just open the lid rather than having to remove the entire instatrunk. Is there such a thing out there?
You can get in it with the trunk locked if the Jeep has a fold and tumble rear seat!

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BBK 62mm throttle body. UGH. I bought it because the butterfly was sticking on the original equipment. They say it's made to replace the stock TB - just bolt it on and go. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much info on them on the forum except that they don't add much if any HP. That was fine, I don't need more HP but it was $60+ cheaper than an OEM replacement from the stealership. I took my foot off the gas and was rolling at 50 mph. It was like having cruise control with a manual! I was idling anywhere from 1200 to 2000 rpm's then the CEL came on and the TB came off. Aside from an initial email, I haven't heard back from BBK after explaining what I did and the poor results and of course 4WD won't take back an installed product. Not sure how you find out a TB doesn't work until you install it.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #33
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I would say intakes, exhausts, and not happy with the teraflex sway bar disconect.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #34
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BBK 62mm throttle body. UGH. I bought it because the butterfly was sticking on the original equipment. They say it's made to replace the stock TB - just bolt it on and go. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much info on them on the forum except that they don't add much if any HP. That was fine, I don't need more HP but it was $60+ cheaper than an OEM replacement from the stealership. I took my foot off the gas and was rolling at 50 mph. It was like having cruise control with a manual! I was idling anywhere from 1200 to 2000 rpm's then the CEL came on and the TB came off. Aside from an initial email, I haven't heard back from BBK after explaining what I did and the poor results and of course 4WD won't take back an installed product. Not sure how you find out a TB doesn't work until you install it.
Just a though....did you give your ecu time to re learn for the 62 mm. May not be the correct answer but mine did this also for a couple times and has not done it since
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #35
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You can get in it with the trunk locked if the Jeep has a fold and tumble rear seat!

Oh no you can't! You can take the seat completely out and still not get inside. It has a back to it and bolts to the sides from the inside. The ONLY way in is through the tailgate, or like I said, a torch!

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Just a though....did you give your ecu time to re learn for the 62 mm. May not be the correct answer but mine did this also for a couple times and has not done it since
I disco'd the battery for about a half hour as I was removing the old and installing the new. Drove it around the back roads for about a half hour and brought it back to the house. Disco'd battery again (about an hour), let it cool off, adjusted the butterfly as low as it would go without locking up, made sure all sensors were installed and connected, intake tube tight on both ends, made sure the gasket was seated correctly, bolts were tight and took it out on the highway (maybe 20-25 miles round trip). It threw the IAC high voltage code so I brought it home. It seems like it letting too much air past the IAC. Do you suggest anything else?
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #37
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My insta-trunk like that has a hinge that locks in the up position, but it's not a strong lock. I was thinking about drilling a small hole into both peices and sticking a cotter pin or something like that through it to keep it in the up position when I need it. Hmm, looks like I just made plans for this Saturday. I'll post some pictures when I do it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #38
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Can I just say, I REALLY like this thread! I am forever doing the wrong sh*t so it's nice to go on here and NOT do the crappy poop mods. Thanks everyone!
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^^ x2. I got to admit I started the thread for selfish reasons (saving $$!), but I'm glad others will benefit as well, unfortunately at a more experienced jeepers' expense.
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You can get in it with the trunk locked if the Jeep has a fold and tumble rear seat!
Built my own insta trunk that doesn't bolt in, it straps in therefore easily removable when you don't want to use it....takes about 30 seconds to take it out. My TJ has a fold and tumble seat, but the release for it is below the trunk so it's in accessable with the trunck on.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #41
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If this keeps up with good info it should be stickyed. Save time on newbies asking about CAI and 3" body lifts and TB spacers.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #42
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I have the MBRP Cat Back. Went from 13 MPG to 15MPG. Yes it's loud and annoying but the savings on fuel make it tolerable.
Also, my 16 year old does not have as much ability to sneak in or out when he should be home without waking somebody up.
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Rear sway bar disco would be another thing NOT to do.
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Tuffy dual compartment overhead console! Awesome idea for those of us who like to roll with a CB and an expensive digital trunking scanner or amateur radio. However, if you wheel or are in in accident your head will pay a heavy price. I'm opting for a roll cage upgrade and will be mounting them between the two additional overhead tubes. And for the security, I'll be fabricating remote mounts for the radios.

Besides, after seeing so many pictures of Jeeps involved in accidents; I believe a roll cage upgrade is by far, the BEST modification everyone should do to their Jeep.

I went with a DynoMax cat-back exhaust. They were offering a decent rebate and I got it rather cheap. The previous owner had either struck something or bottomed out and broke the seam on the OEM muffler. My only issue is with the tip. It stuck out too far and I crushed it on the XRC bumper.
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I have the MBRP Cat Back. Went from 13 MPG to 15MPG. Yes it's loud and annoying but the savings on fuel make it tolerable.
Also, my 16 year old does not have as much ability to sneak in or out when he should be home without waking somebody up.
Please forgive me for being uneducated in Jeeps...how can an exhaust system improve ones mpg? Not that I want my Jeep louder but hell, might be worth the money to increase my mpg a bit.
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Less backpressure, better flow makes things run smoother and therefore may improve your mpg. Works better if you also fit another manifold.
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Please forgive me for being uneducated in Jeeps...how can an exhaust system improve ones mpg? Not that I want my Jeep louder but hell, might be worth the money to increase my mpg a bit.
The MBRP Exhaust (other performance exhausts as well) is less restrictive than the OE Exhaust. This creates less back pressure in the engine so it doesn't work as hard to push out exhaust. I know my savings are about $2 to $3 a week , but over the last 2 1/2 years I have more than paid for the system.
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Anything made by CROWN. Their quality is crap, I think all the stuff comes from China. My white indicators are cheap lightweight and definitely not (rain) waterproof.
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The MBRP Exhaust (other performance exhausts as well) is less restrictive than the OE Exhaust. This creates less back pressure in the engine so it doesn't work as hard to push out exhaust. I know my savings are about $2 to $3 a week , but over the last 2 1/2 years I have more than paid for the system.
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Less backpressure, better flow makes things run smoother and therefore may improve your mpg. Works better if you also fit another manifold.
Thank you very much. This is something I will have to put some thought into. I really like that my Jeep is quiet but saving $2-3 a week is huge.
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Although it was installed by the PO., I would have not installed the K&N cold air intake. I drove a buddys identical jeep without the intake, and noticed no difference at all. Well, except for the annoying hissing sound from my K&N.
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I have the K&N in mine ....actually I kind of like the whistle it makes....but I wouldn't have bought it myself (PO as well)
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I have the K&N in mine ....actually I kind of like the whistle it makes....but I wouldn't have bought it myself (PO as well)



Sorry, couldn't help myself
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^^ damn, I haven't seen BubRub and LilSis in a ling time. Woot Woot
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #55
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The rugged ridge slip yoke eliminators rear out put seal WILL leak. Spend the extra 40$ for an advanced adaptors or jb conversions sye.

Throttle body spacers don't add a single horse power or any mpgs....
I've replaced the seal 3 times and the yoke once on a TeraFlex Super Short SYE and I'm not impressed.
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Thank you very much. This is something I will have to put some thought into. I really like that my Jeep is quiet but saving $2-3 a week is huge.
Skip a latte or two, save more and annoy your friends less. Tell everyone you wheel with that you are going to get a very loud exhaust and see if they will pay you 8 dollars a month not to.
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Skip a latte or two, save more and annoy your friends less. Tell everyone you wheel with that you are going to get a very loud exhaust and see if they will pay you 8 dollars a month not to.


That's the truth! The i6 sounds like crap so the more you can keep it quiet, the better.
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Really some good stuff here.
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Cheap budget lift. I got the 4" skyjacker budget lift cause I wanted to lift my Jeep and didnt have a ton of cash to put into it at the time. Lets just say theres a reason its called a budget lift... save the cash and do it right the first time. And definately do some research on here before you make a purchase, oh and dont forget to listen to the advise lol.
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Was wondering about K&N, after this and what Jerry has said it's officially off the list.

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