Diesel YJ project status....

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by relwell » Wed May 12, 2010 8:23 am

Just call the forum up and put the phone near the exhaust so we can hear it.


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Post by Toaddragon » Wed May 12, 2010 9:14 am

I will get a video up tonight before I dig into putting this new Rubicon Express Extreme Duty lift on. I know why the UPS guy had so much trouble getting them from his truck to the house. But wow are they sweet.
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by JeepGuy21 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:40 pm

Congradulations man. 20 pages and 4000 views and you made it. Are you coming up to rc this weekend or are you going to take it for a spin first?

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Post by Toaddragon » Wed May 12, 2010 9:45 pm

I plead the 5th so I don't jinx anything. If I say for certain then something is going to go wrong.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Wed May 12, 2010 10:18 pm

I just adjusted the timing a little. smooth idle, smooth revving and easier starting. I would say its about close to dead on as it can get. Just took a video and I will to get it uploaded in a few min. My lift kit didn't come with the bushings. Eric is working on getting them to me. Now I have very recently installed and obviously never wheeled bushings in my current lift. I am thinking of just using them but then again maybe I should lightly wheel what I have already. anyway it sounds good but to keep from messing too much up I am heading to bed to catch up. Thanks again to Chris for giving me the fair lead, I will put it to good use.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
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Post by Toaddragon » Wed May 12, 2010 10:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2JVrbARgmg

Sorry its kind of dark, I forgot to turn on my other set of garage lights.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
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Post by marylandjeeper » Wed May 12, 2010 11:26 pm

Sweet!!!
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by cjswee » Thu May 13, 2010 7:37 am

NP...It was just gathering dust in my office.
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by halltrail » Thu May 13, 2010 8:22 am

Mike, thats awesome! Good work...cant wait to see that thing eating up the rocks on the trails.
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Thu May 13, 2010 9:40 am

Thanks, I am going to run my old lift for now because I want to work out the electrical bugs first and make sure my gauges are working properly. Just going to run blues and greens with Cory, Beth and Ryan. See what she can and shake the bugs out. Once teh RE lift is on then we can get into some stuff and it will be soon after time for a flat belly skid. :)
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
1983 Wagoneer Limited

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by sjjeep1 » Thu May 13, 2010 1:08 pm

Pretty cool, well done!
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by RkyMtnH » Thu May 13, 2010 1:29 pm

Nice Mike :smt038 :smt023 . I liked the little self satisfaction grin at the end too .
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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Fri May 14, 2010 8:31 am

Well after hooking up the major stuff last night and checking the fluids I drove it to work today. WOW is all I have to say. It has crazy power!!!! I need a vacuum canister to increase volume and my pedal. I have an oil leak below but its a Jeep and a Hummer motor so they are both prone to leaks, lol. sounds and runs great. I don't have my stereo hooked up yet but who needs that when you get to hear the turbo :wink: I really dont think I would be able to hear a stereo at all in there.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
1983 Wagoneer Limited

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by Toaddragon » Fri May 14, 2010 9:46 am

here is the Jeep at work. Marking its territory.
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2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
1983 Wagoneer Limited

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Re: Diesel YJ project status....

Post by cjswee » Fri May 14, 2010 10:09 am

Looks good....How about starting to track gas mileage?

What's the weight of the new engine? How much lower if any does it hang
lower than the 4.0? Don't think I saw that in the thread. I'll have to "nit pick" thru
it this weekend.
1993 YJ 4.7 Hesco---2.5" OME lift , 35" Goodyear MTR's, ATLAS 4:3, Metal Cloak fenders, Tom Woods driveshafts, Currie F9 rear w/ Detroit and disc brakes, HP D30 front, M.O.R.E. 1" body lift, SRS, stubby bumper, Currie anti-swaybar kit, Tuffy console and trunk boxes...

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