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03-06-2014 02:28 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by fattirewilly View Post
A little fun before new Duratrac 32's.

LS JEEP Wrangler - YouTube

fourtyfourmagjr, 9.5 mpg to 14.5 mpg. It all depends on how much fun you're having.
Good God...
03-06-2014 12:56 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by fattirewilly View Post
A little fun before new Duratrac 32's.

LS JEEP Wrangler - YouTube

fourtyfourmagjr, 9.5 mpg to 14.5 mpg. It all depends on how much fun you're having.
Nice video I was hoping you would get better milage than that lol! That's about what I'm getting on 33s 4.10 gears 3spd auto in 4wd with crap winter gas. Much better than last year though when I was on 31s with 3.07s. So when summer rolls around I'm expecting 19mpg but we will see
11-18-2013 05:22 PM
fattirewilly A little fun before new Duratrac 32's.

LS JEEP Wrangler - YouTube

fourtyfourmagjr, 9.5 mpg to 14.5 mpg. It all depends on how much fun you're having.
09-26-2013 07:15 AM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by vballspen View Post
lets see some video of this thing running. looks like a top notch build. It would be fun to run vets and blow the doors of ricers in this thing.


I agree about needing a video. Street manners is why I'm at 2.5" lift and going 32's, probably MTR's. I've run everything okay w/ 31" Destinations as long as it's dry.

Pics of the JCR bumper/tire carrier unpainted. I'm leaning towards having it powder coated.
09-26-2013 01:38 AM
fourty4magjr love the jeep! That thing would be a beast with a nice 4" lift and some tires! What kind of mileage you getting with that thing?
09-25-2013 10:45 PM
vballspen lets see some video of this thing running. looks like a top notch build. It would be fun to run vets and blow the doors of ricers in this thing.
09-25-2013 07:45 PM
fattirewilly Should have posted this earlier but it took a while to find and I kept getting crappy pics.

407 RWHP / 448 Torque. That's about 489 HP / 537 tq at the engine w/ manifolds and single exhaust.
08-31-2013 10:18 PM
BruteOutdoors Definitely enjoying your thread and thought I'd chime in. I bought the Firestone Destinations about a month ago after I put my 4" lift on. They're a good compromise and quiet on the road. If I were to do it again, I'd go with some BFG AT's or Goodyear Duratracs because they look quite a bit better. The Destinations looked more aggressive online than in person. Just a suggestion bud
08-31-2013 03:43 PM
fattirewilly Thanks callbob.

JCR rear bumper and tire carrier on way, probably about a week or two!

Once that is done, I plan on getting some 32" tires which will give me a nice compromise between street and trails. I've gone everywhere I want to go w/ Firestone Destination AT's except when the mud is steep and slick, then I've had to winch.

Seems like everything I do adds 100 pounds
05-29-2013 09:56 PM
callbob didn't mean to sound pissy, but so many people post something without reading everything. The Atlas transfer case is about a 3K upgrade so good there. Gears should be around 456 I would guess with the curries but don't know and going with a 2.5 lift you can probably get by with 33 tires as long as you don't get to twisty on flex. Lots of good parts there IMO, just need to finish up the off road stuff. Good Luck, nice jeep.
05-29-2013 09:23 PM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by callbob View Post
you need to read better and look at pics. He has an Atlas under there. Although I do agree a lift (which he is doing) and better shocks etc are in order, beadlocks are not a must have, just more money depending on what he wants to do.
It's all good. I've learned a ton about Jeeps since I started this thread. "Technical trails" may be a bit of an over statement. My Jeep certainly isn't built for the Hammers, but I gotta admit to drooling over the Yellow jeep on the cover of Crawl that ran the Hammers. I certainly plan to get into enough trouble to use the winch.

Attached photo shows a Warn engine skid I bought off Craigslist. A temporary item saving the bacon on my aluminum oil pan til I figure out a better full skid plate system.

The drive shaft rubbed the top of the hoop in the photo, maybe I have a high pinion. So anyhow it was modified with the hoop cut, then inverted/running under the shaft. It hangs about about an inch below the pan I'll have to get a new pic.
05-29-2013 08:42 PM
callbob
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Originally Posted by Eric2300jeep View Post
Well I'm just gonna be blunt with you. You should not attempt crawling over any rock bigger than a soccer ball. Simply because you have stock suspension and stock height tires. That's why you have no skids in those places. Rocks that are big enough to do damage to those areas you simply can't tackle. Frankly this Jeep was not built for 4x4ing. You could build it for 4x4ing though. Put about $4k into a nice lift and then another $2.5k in tires and beadlock rims and you can start getting into "technical trails". Oh and you should check the gearing in your transfer case and axles. I highly recommend a 4:1 low kit or lower in your t-case for "technical trails". The slower, the easier, to navigate the rocks that come up to your chest. I'm sure she's quick though!
you need to read better and look at pics. He has an Atlas under there. Although I do agree a lift (which he is doing) and better shocks etc are in order, beadlocks are not a must have, just more money depending on what he wants to do.
05-29-2013 08:30 PM
fattirewilly Well, I added a Warn Zeon winch. About a week or two later my 2.5 OME lift, OME steering stabilizer, extended JKS sway disconnects and adjustable JKS trackbars came in. This is about the only pick of the install in progress.

I didn't want to ruin the road worthiness by going too high with the lift. It will run the 1/4 mile from time to time.

The old front shocks were OME as well, not the Monroe's as suggested. The steering stabilizer had developed what looked like a leak.
02-07-2013 08:14 AM
ChaddG yellow struts are the cheapo monroe shocks, at least thats what mine are and they look similar advance auto parts sells em for cheap
01-29-2013 07:14 AM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by dylan1991 View Post
What do those two switches near the gear shifter do?

Nitrous oxide, kidding. The two next to the shifter are for the heated seats.

The green one on the dash changes the transmission programing/shift points for 4-lo, which sadly I haven't played with much yet, just enough to be sure it worked.
01-29-2013 12:13 AM
dylan1991
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Originally Posted by fattirewilly View Post
Photos of 2 Sound Ordinance 8's under the fold and tumble back seat. Also got the CB installed.

Up next, covering that oil and transmission front w/ a front skid plate. I'm not sure if that will result in a custom skid/tuck for the whole thing or just an extra plate up front. I'm not sure about a lift and 33's as it would comprise the street ability and sleeper appeal, but I want the bottom buttoned up for some wheeling, and I'll go from there.

What do those two switches near the gear shifter do?
01-28-2013 06:30 PM
fattirewilly Photos of 2 Sound Ordinance 8's under the fold and tumble back seat. Also got the CB installed.

Up next, covering that oil and transmission front w/ a front skid plate. I'm not sure if that will result in a custom skid/tuck for the whole thing or just an extra plate up front. I'm not sure about a lift and 33's as it would comprise the street ability and sleeper appeal, but I want the bottom buttoned up for some wheeling, and I'll go from there.
01-14-2013 10:56 PM
dixau11
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Originally Posted by fattirewilly
What are these two plugs, one each on each side of the cig. lighter? In my hand is a plug or cover that goes into the hole.

12v outlets? If so, what would you plug into them?
Looks like the precious owner made a headphone jack of some kind in the dash.. Follow the wire to the headset I bet..
01-14-2013 08:18 PM
fattirewilly
What is this?

What are these two plugs, one each on each side of the cig. lighter? In my hand is a plug or cover that goes into the hole.

12v outlets? If so, what would you plug into them?
01-01-2013 09:02 PM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post
I wonder what cam is in that beast...does it lope at all?
It doesn't lope much, I guess you'd say it's very "drivable".

Eric2300, thanks for the input on the track bar. The axles are geared 4.09 or 4.1. Don't know the transfer case low gearing but it's lower than any pickup I've had. Also, interesting, the brakes don't stop it in low, I can get on the brakes, and it just keeps inching forward. It won't stop til I put it in neutral.

My brother is a sound geek from Nashville and was visiting over Christmas. We put in two powered 8" subs under the rear seat. It came from the previous owner w/ Infinity's in the dash and soundbar, but if you sent any base to them there was annoying vibration in the soundbar. The sound is all good now
12-23-2012 04:48 PM
Eric2300jeep
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Originally Posted by fattirewilly

On my prior question w/ the 3 holes in the bracket on top of the axle, a friend's Jeep has an aftermarket bracket extending up to provide a taller mounting positing for his sway bar (I believe it's the sway bar...maybe trackbar). He has a 4 inch lift and the bracket was supplied w/ his kit. Does that mean I might not use the top hole on a Currie axle's bracket unless I go for a 6" lift? Poor taste to cut off the top hole? Or look into a 1" body lift to fix the rub issue?
If its a thick bar going from the top of one side of the axle to the frame, it's def the Tracbar. And I would def not cut it. Depending on what size lift you end up going with, you may need that hole height. I also have an aftermarket rear tracbar bracket. The stock one cracked, cut it off and I got a 1/4inch one welded on. A one inch body would do the trick. I wouldn't go much more than that though
12-23-2012 04:39 PM
Eric2300jeep
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Originally Posted by TwoJeepsinTx

While your suggestions would make a badass jeep, surely he'd be fine offroad without a 4 grand lift, beadlocks and a t-case conversion....
I'm just going by what he said, and he did say "technical trails"
12-22-2012 05:10 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn Ooooo 823's nice!! Yea they're L92 heads...i've been out of the LS world for awhile but I still remember that I had p&p 243's on my old maro and your 823's would out flow them as they sit. I wonder what cam is in that beast...does it lope at all?
12-22-2012 03:49 PM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post
Nice jeep. In your mod list it says you have a LS6 manifold on but the pic looks like a truck manifold...LQ9 maybe? Which heads are on there can you take a pic of the casting number?
Hmmm, the LS6 looks like it might have been part of the prior engine build, this thing actually had an LS2 prior to the LS7. I got that LS6 info from a stack of receipts and I've been trying to weed out all the old build info.

The heads look like L92's. I have a thread going on over on LS1tech just trying to see if there is any "easy" power left on the table. With an L92 intake, truck manifolds, and single exhaust, it's possible.
12-21-2012 12:35 AM
browjenofer The slower, the easier, to navigate the rocks that come up to your chest. I'm sure she's quick though!
12-21-2012 12:19 AM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn Nice jeep. In your mod list it says you have a LS6 manifold on but the pic looks like a truck manifold...LQ9 maybe? Which heads are on there can you take a pic of the casting number?
12-20-2012 10:25 PM
TwoJeepsinTx
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Originally Posted by Eric2300jeep View Post
Well I'm just gonna be blunt with you. You should not attempt crawling over any rock bigger than a soccer ball. Simply because you have stock suspension and stock height tires. That's why you have no skids in those places. Rocks that are big enough to do damage to those areas you simply can't tackle. Frankly this Jeep was not built for 4x4ing. You could build it for 4x4ing though. Put about $4k into a nice lift and then another $2.5k in tires and beadlock rims and you can start getting into "technical trails". Oh and you should check the gearing in your transfer case and axles. I highly recommend a 4:1 low kit or lower in your t-case for "technical trails". The slower, the easier, to navigate the rocks that come up to your chest. I'm sure she's quick though!
While your suggestions would make a badass jeep, surely he'd be fine offroad without a 4 grand lift, beadlocks and a t-case conversion....
12-20-2012 08:06 PM
fattirewilly Okay, so I did the first mod of my own, added a Smittybuilt fold and tumble back seat because it came w/out a seat. Why Smittybuilt? The tan color was right! Took the kids on their first "joyride".

BTW, Smitty does not include the 4 metric bolts need for the floor brackets, the instructions say to "reuse" the existing ones (which of course didn't exist)...morons.... YJ bolts don't work...second trip to Lowes, M8x1.25x35 work in the earlier YJ's including my 2000. I read where you might try an M10 in later YJ's.

On my prior question w/ the 3 holes in the bracket on top of the axle, a friend's Jeep has an aftermarket bracket extending up to provide a taller mounting positing for his sway bar (I believe it's the sway bar...maybe trackbar). He has a 4 inch lift and the bracket was supplied w/ his kit. Does that mean I might not use the top hole on a Currie axle's bracket unless I go for a 6" lift? Poor taste to cut off the top hole? Or look into a 1" body lift to fix the rub issue?
12-16-2012 10:20 AM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by Eric2300jeep View Post
Well I'm just gonna be blunt with you. You should not attempt crawling over any rock bigger than a soccer ball. Simply because you have stock suspension and stock height tires. That's why you have no skids in those places. Rocks that are big enough to do damage to those areas you simply can't tackle. Frankly this Jeep was not built for 4x4ing. You could build it for 4x4ing though. Put about $4k into a nice lift and then another $2.5k in tires and beadlock rims and you can start getting into "technical trails". Oh and you should check the gearing in your transfer case and axles. I highly recommend a 4:1 low kit or lower in your t-case for "technical trails". The slower, the easier, to navigate the rocks that come up to your chest. I'm sure she's quick though!
Thanks Eric, you got me poking around on the ground a bit more, maybe okay at basketball size? Ha ha, had to try it, basket ball looks okay to me? The tires are 265/70 -R16 which converts out to 31 inches x 10.4. My understanding is this is the biggest you go w/ out a lift. I want to offroad this Jeep, I just don't want to be to crazy w/ it and risk tearing something up.

The front shocks I hadn't looked at, which I didn't have listed in the first post, are Old Man Emus, and someone put some thought into that brake line. Not sure what the rear red one's are. It also has Rubicon Manufacturing control arms. If I wanted to lift this (and I'm not sure I do), I'm thinking that buying one of the kits is probably not the way to go. I'd need to piece something together.

Anyhow, I need some help here w/ a section of the rear axle that appears to be making contact in the rear floorboard. From inside, it simply looks like the floor was "massaged" for some misc. part underneath. But when poking around, it appear the track bar mount? has 3 possible positions. the lowest is where it currently is. Can someone tell me the circumstances in which the top hole might be utilized? I'm considering simply cutting off the top hole. It's the photo with my fingers in it, one finger pointing at the dent, the other at the top hole which is only 1/2 visible. This link shows the piece of metal with the vertical string of three holes on the left hand side of the axle. Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts
12-16-2012 09:57 AM
fattirewilly
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Originally Posted by Eric2300jeep View Post
Well I'm just gonna be blunt with you. You should not attempt crawling over any rock bigger than a soccer ball. Simply because you have stock suspension and stock height tires. That's why you have no skids in those places. Rocks that are big enough to do damage to those areas you simply can't tackle. Frankly this Jeep was not built for 4x4ing. You could build it for 4x4ing though. Put about $4k into a nice lift and then another $2.5k in tires and beadlock rims and you can start getting into "technical trails". Oh and you should check the gearing in your transfer case and axles. I highly recommend a 4:1 low kit or lower in your t-case for "technical trails". The slower, the easier, to navigate the rocks that come up to your chest. I'm sure she's quick though!
Thanks Eric, you got me poking around on the ground a bit more, maybe okay at basketball size?

The front shocks, which I didn't have listed in the first post are Old Man Emus. Not sure what the rear red one's are.

Anyhow, I need some help here w/ a section of the rear axle that appears to be making contact in the rear floorboard. From inside, it simply looks like the floor was "massaged" for some misc. part underneath. But when poking around, it appear the track bar mount? has 3 possible positions. the lowest is where it currently is. Can someone tell me the circumstances in which the top hole might be utilized? I'm considering simply cutting it off.
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