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Forum: JK Tech Forum Yesterday, 09:15 AM
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Posted By derf
It's a dog when you drive it off the lot. ...

It's a dog when you drive it off the lot. Overdrive is useless unless you're driving downhill with a tail wind. Some people who haven't experienced a properly geared Jeep will think it's acceptable...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-21-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By derf
If you use more than a few, the kits start to...

If you use more than a few, the kits start to become a lot more cost effective. A good complete tap and die set (with both SAE and metric) is a must for any serious home mechanic. Buying them one at...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,465
Posted By derf
It's as complicated as brain science. ;)

It's as complicated as brain science. ;)
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,465
Posted By derf
So what do you do when you build it in both right...

So what do you do when you build it in both right and left hand drive? :whistling:
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-17-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By derf
The plastic clips are designed for installation,...

The plastic clips are designed for installation, not removal. Swapping back and forth will prove to be way more of a headache than you think. You can do it but be prepared for monumental...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,465
Posted By derf
If you leave one or more door in your Jeep but...

If you leave one or more door in your Jeep but take your driver's door off, you can still control the windows because the switches are not in the door that was taken out.

This isn't rocket surgery...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-13-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,465
Posted By derf
The windows (and power locks) are controlled by a...

The windows (and power locks) are controlled by a CAN bus signal. Putting switches in the door would not add any wiring.

The switches in the center make it so you don't lose control of any...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,946
Posted By derf
It doesn't hurt anything to put 89 octane in. It...

It doesn't hurt anything to put 89 octane in. It may be a waste of a few bucks but that's it.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-06-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,946
Posted By derf
I said that the difference in mileage justified...

I said that the difference in mileage justified the cost of pure gas.

It doesn't "kill" mileage. It's not like you'll drop 20% with ethanol. It's actually 5% or less, depending on the engine. But...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-04-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By derf
The Rubicon comes with 44's front and rear. ...

The Rubicon comes with 44's front and rear. Going with pro rocks will address the weakness in the factory axles and should handle 37's just fine.

The reason for a heavier axle in the rear is...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-03-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,154
Posted By derf
My Poison Spyder steel flares have been great. ...

My Poison Spyder steel flares have been great. They're designed with brackets that tie them into the subframe. They can rub against trees and rocks and come out with nothing but a scuff on the...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,946
Posted By derf
I've done some experimenting with different fuel...

I've done some experimenting with different fuel and economy.

Octane, in and of itself, appears to have no impact on economy.

Ethanol on the other hand, does. Given two pumps with the same...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By derf
I have the RE 2.5 kit. 2+ years and no...

I have the RE 2.5 kit. 2+ years and no complaints. Rides fine on road. Flexes fine off road.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-02-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By derf
I had similar symptoms when I had water in my gas...

I had similar symptoms when I had water in my gas tank. It didn't act up until it sat overnight and the water had a chance to settle.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-02-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,296
Posted By derf
He's running the 3.8 with the 42RLE transmission.

He's running the 3.8 with the 42RLE transmission.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-02-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By derf
Overly lean conditions can also lead to misfires...

Overly lean conditions can also lead to misfires if you get them lean enough.

A clogged injector could be all that's wrong and a bit of cleaner may be all it takes.

It's likely to be more but...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-01-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By derf
Sounds like a fuel delivery issue. Could be...

Sounds like a fuel delivery issue. Could be clogged injectors or crap in your fuel line. I'd start with a fresh fuel filter and run a tank of fuel system cleaner through the Jeep. That might fix...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-31-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,296
Posted By derf
The kits you can buy for under $5K don't have...

The kits you can buy for under $5K don't have half of what you really need to swap the engine. You'll have to source or fabricate a ton of stuff if you go that route.

If you want a kit that...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-31-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By derf
I went with E-Lockers in the poll because that's...

I went with E-Lockers in the poll because that's what I put in my two Jeeps.

The added cost and complexity of the air system is a turn off for me.

That being said, there is absolutely nothing...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-31-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,296
Posted By derf
You're going to dump well over $10K in a Hemi...

You're going to dump well over $10K in a Hemi swap. Probably closer to $20K. And maybe more. If you're a good fabricator you can cut your costs but to do it right you're going to have to either...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-31-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By derf
I know I had trouble with my Smitty rails not...

I know I had trouble with my Smitty rails not fitting when I bought them 2 years ago. If they have gotten their Chinese supplier to make them better it would improve my opinion of them a little.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-30-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By derf
Yeah, that's what I said 2 and a half years ago...

Yeah, that's what I said 2 and a half years ago...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By derf
Costs will vary but expect $1,500 or more. ...

Costs will vary but expect $1,500 or more.

4.10s would be the absolute minimum for 35s. 4.56s would be better all around. 4.88s would be good for high altitude. 5.13s would be for a dedicated...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-30-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By derf
Happy to be of service. :) My trouble with...

Happy to be of service. :)

My trouble with the bad gas showed up the day after I filled up. The water settled overnight and caused the "multiple random misfires" code to show up the next day as...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 03-30-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By derf
I looked into buying the bracket at one point....

I looked into buying the bracket at one point. Trouble is, Jeep doesn't sell the bracket by itself. You have to buy the amp and the bracket together as one unit and it's far from cheap.

That's...
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