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Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By derf
I've been a shade tree mechanic for decades and...

I've been a shade tree mechanic for decades and I'm an engineer so I didn't follow a write up. I did my own planning and installation.

I did run a direct feed power wire from the battery for my...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By derf
I wouldn't worry about exhaust spacers and so...

I wouldn't worry about exhaust spacers and so forth. You're only talking about maybe a couple hundred pounds difference between "heavy" and "light" Jeeps that weighs thousands of pounds to begin...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By derf
I installed those speakers with the alpine power...

I installed those speakers with the alpine power pack.

It's really quite easy to do. Just hook the output of the power pack to the input on the crossover. Wire the tweeter to the tweeter output...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By derf
Most lifts 2.5" and under do not come with...

Most lifts 2.5" and under do not come with control arms since they are not needed.

I would personally suggest a 2.5" lift with the flat fenders rather than mixing both a suspension and body lift. ...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By derf
The axle holds the entire weight of the vehicle. ...

The axle holds the entire weight of the vehicle. I always put the jack under the axle and the only time I put a jack stand under the frame (instead of under the axle) is when I'm pulling the axle...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By derf
I agree with the above. If this were a...

I agree with the above.

If this were a platform for a trail rig build up, I would offer something for it knowing I'd be modifying the heck out of it.

Dealers that sell a lot of salvage title...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By derf
According to federal law, Chrysler cannot void...

According to federal law, Chrysler cannot void the warranty unless the aftermarket part directly caused (or contributed significantly to?) a failure. So if you put in gears and a locker with bigger...
Forum: North Carolina Jeep Forum 04-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By derf
Considering a job in the RTP area, what's the wheeling like out there?

So I'm flying in to interview for a job somewhere around Raleigh in a week and a half. If it works out I'll be moving east maybe around Memorial day or so.

I've lived and traveled all over the...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By derf
Yeah. I have the Auburn Gear ECTED in my JK. It...

Yeah. I have the Auburn Gear ECTED in my JK. It goes between locked and limited slip. The OX goes from locked to fully open.
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By derf
Yes. When disengaged, it acts like an open...

Yes. When disengaged, it acts like an open differential. It's as if you didn't even have limited slip. That's the appeal of the selectable locker for a daily driver. Traction when you want it,...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By derf
Try this for a basic rundown of the pros and cons...

Try this for a basic rundown of the pros and cons of each type of "traction aiding device": The Basics of Differentials and Lockers (http://www.grimmjeeper.com/lockers.html)
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,199
Posted By derf
Which ones and why?

Which ones and why?
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By derf
It costs the manufacturer a lot of extra money to...

It costs the manufacturer a lot of extra money to make different engines for different markets. So they just make them meet the most strict standards and build them all the same way.

And it's not...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 04-09-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By derf
You're probably over thinking it. Just make...

You're probably over thinking it.

Just make sure you get one that has a capacity that can handle the doubled load from the winch and hook it up.

One thing I learned is that you want to be...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,096
Posted By derf
I have a 2012 2dr manual trans JK. I went from...

I have a 2012 2dr manual trans JK. I went from 3.21s to 4.56 and 35" Duratracs. I'd say that's just about perfect for an all around daily driver and occasional wheeler. I'd say that 4.56 is just a...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-09-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By derf
Yes, going to a bigger tire will drop RPMs. ...

Yes, going to a bigger tire will drop RPMs.

Running 2,500 RPMs on the freeway at 65 is not bad for the engine. In fact, between 2,000 and 2,500 is the engine's "happy place" where it runs best.
...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By derf
I've been happy with the 2.5" lift in my 2dr with...

I've been happy with the 2.5" lift in my 2dr with the 35's. It does have extended bump stops and it still rubs just a hair when I stuff a front tire into the fender at full flex. But it's not...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By derf
I plan on towing a pop up with my 2 door when I...

I plan on towing a pop up with my 2 door when I get one. I've already bought the 7 pin trailer harness from the stealership. I'll be putting it in this spring some time. I'm shopping for a small...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By derf
Because of weight transfer and how it affects...

Because of weight transfer and how it affects traction you want to do the rear first.

If you are even remotely considering changing the gears wait until you can afford to do gears and lockers at...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By derf
One thing you could do is look to see who took...

One thing you could do is look to see who took off their stock trailer hitch when they put on an aftermarket bumper. You might be able to pick one up for pretty cheap.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-03-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By derf
The tow rating on a short wheelbase Wrangler is...

The tow rating on a short wheelbase Wrangler is based entirely on the dynamics of the short wheelbase and being able to control the load safely in all driving conditions. It has nothing at all to do...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By derf
Yeah, you can find a shop that will sell you the...

Yeah, you can find a shop that will sell you the gears, the install kit, and install the gears for $1800 or even less.

Though you'll have to put in a new carrier in the front no matter what you...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By derf
You won't see a direct drop off in mileage based...

You won't see a direct drop off in mileage based only on RPMs.

Mileage is also a function of load on the engine. Because the 4.10 gears means the engine doesn't have to work as hard, you reduce...
Forum: General Jeep Discussion 04-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By derf
Looping the two straps together with a dowel rod...

Looping the two straps together with a dowel rod in the loops is actually stronger and safer than using a D-ring. Don't get me wrong, the D-Ring works fine most of the time. It's just better to...
Forum: JK Tech Forum 04-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By derf
Going to bigger tires always means an MPG drop. ...

Going to bigger tires always means an MPG drop. A lot more than a minor difference in gears. Sure, the shorter gears mean your RPMs are higher but the load on the engine is less so the fuel economy...
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