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NEW MEMBER and NEW JEEP OWNER

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bing44, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Feb 14, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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    bing44

    bing44 [OP] New Member

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    2" body lift - 3" suspension lift
    Hi gang from Jim in Oregon. I just traded my '02 Z06 Corvette for an '05 Wrangler TJ X. I sold the 33x12.5 tires and put on LT215s and polished aluminum wheels. Now I want to get rid of the lifts that the previous owner put on it and get it back to stock weight.

    Looking forward to lots of fun with it and hopefully with members on here.

    Jim
     
  2. Feb 14, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  3. Feb 15, 2017 at 12:19 AM
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    ShawnCT450R

    ShawnCT450R Member

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    Welcome Jim! Where in Oregon? Junction City here. Congrats on the new rig. Post pics when you have time.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    bing44

    bing44 [OP] New Member

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    I'm in Independence on the airpark.

    IMG_0966.jpg
     
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  5. Feb 17, 2017 at 5:41 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Great color!
     
  6. Feb 19, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    HomeTeam

    HomeTeam New Member

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    Hello all. I've recently purchased a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Hardrock, been driving it for two weeks now. I will say, I'm a little disappointed in the lack of power. I expected more. I'm already considering how to improve performance. I've been checking forums for some ideas. I welcome any suggestions.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Is it stock or has it been lifted and larger tires added.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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    HomeTeam

    HomeTeam New Member

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    Its stock. Haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. Just got a winch and light bar installed today.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
  10. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    C2T

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    welcome to the site
     
  11. Feb 24, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    ShawnCT450R

    ShawnCT450R Member

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    Let me know if you want to meet for coffee in Corvallis some time and talk Jeeps! Wife loves the baked goods from a place right off the main drag. Don't have to twist my arm too hard to go there either. Hehe.

    Khaki is the best color, btw!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    Rc Jeep

    Rc Jeep Well-Known Member

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    Evo mfg front coil overs Evo mfg rear coil overs Jks drag link flip Je reel 1310 front & rear driveshafts 37" Nitto trail grapplers 17x9 atx slabs Evo mfg quarter pounder w/stinger Evo mfg rear fascia w/ d ring mounts
    The RIPP supercharger is getting 400 hp to the wheel. Supercharges definitely put more strain on the motor. But it 7k and can be done in your drive way opposed to a v8 swap that's going to cost like 15k+
     
  13. Feb 24, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Yeah I've been pricing out the v8 swap and using used low mileage parts from LKQ and piecing the kit together myself from different manufacturers I think I have it down under $$10k, maybe under $9k with a little more research.
     
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  14. Nov 23, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    Automan21

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    Wow just checked out the price on that Ripp system. $6000+ is a bit hard to shell out. The would be nice to have though.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    boondoc89

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    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    @bing44 hows come you are putting your jeep back to stock height!?!? Dont you know you're supposed to make it bigger and taller?!? Lol
     
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  16. Nov 27, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    TJ_abuser

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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    i would gladly trade you my stock TJ springs for yours, probably throw in some money also depending on the lift height
     
  17. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:48 PM
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    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

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    Don't think with emissions tests here I can get away with v8 swap till she's 25
     
  18. Nov 29, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Where is here?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

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    DFW area emissions tests here suck if I lived 1 county north I would not have to deal with it. Also no work in 1 county north
     
  20. Nov 30, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    In Texas your held to the same standards across the board. V8s are not any less "clean" than V6s; they only have 2 more cylinders burning fuel using more fuel, but the exhaust is the same. If you did a LS swap it has to be equal to or newer than the year of the jeep. If the swap is done correctly you could possibly have a better emissions test than the V6 you currently have. There are lots of swaps out there passing emissions just fine.
     

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