What did you work on today?

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by nidex, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    Been working but a week or 2? Ago I installed a jks 1.25" body lift, 1" motor mount lift, took off the lame ass chrome nerf bars, and installed Rokmen mercenary rock sliders.

    Up next is audio overhaul ordered the amp today and I'm ordering the rest of my parts this week. Its going to be siiiiiccckkk.
  2. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    should be like that stock.. heightwise.. minus the black bar across the hood! so which amp did you end up getting?
  3. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I went cheap and bought a RE audio xtx500.5. Its small enough to fit under the dash, and puts out enough power for all 4 speakers and the sub I'm building. It was cheap, 150 bucks, but it should do good enough. The jrrp isn't going to ein any awards for having a perfect sound stage, anyway.


    Also, the suspension is a skyjacker 2.5", plus the jks 1.25" BL, and I'm sitting on 33s, so its a good height :) in the spring I'll be putting lockers and LSD in it, and regearing to 4.56. Plan is to put a 4" long arm later on, upgrade the rear brakes, and ultimately go with 35s. But for now, I'm working on the supporting pieces. Locker and stouter gears will make a huge difference on the trail and on the road.
  4. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    sounds like a great come up haha
  5. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Homeless_Drunk Junior Member

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    today i worked on a foxbody with fucked up injectors and leaky spark plugs...i love working on junk, they are so much fun to tune. :mad:
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    vibration == hdd killer

    hooray ssd time.
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    Did a power steering pump on a Volvo XC90. What the fuck were the engineers thinking? 4.7 hours to do because it was under the intake manifold. Oh joy.
  9. Octane91

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    Not today but recently...

    1) 2001 VW Jetta with the 2 litre gas turbo with a bad alternator. It wouldn't have been so bad if the service writer didn't keep bringing me new work and saying "that can wait, do this first"
    2) 2003 Ford Contour (can't remember engine) with a no crank no start. Battery tested fine, circuits and relays were fine, wiring was fine. Problem was an old engine immobilizer switch hidden under the drivers kick panel that had been activated. Customer wasn't even aware their car had one.
    3) 2001 Ferrari 360: Replaced the tyres on it from Michelin Pilot Sport Cups to Bridgestone Potenza 760s
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    how are those potenzas? man i thought michelin pilots were the best tires ever.. i know the sport cups have super crappy life though
  11. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

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    The Michelin's have a UTQG of 80, AA, A. The Bridgestone's are 340, A, A. The customer was downgrading because he was tired of always having to buy new tyres.
  12. Homeless_Drunk

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    Didn't do anything but operate the dyno...but we had a fun little RX7 in today. Never got to do a full pull due to an oil seal failing...but it will be back next weekend to finish up...

    Made 433HP with about 5500RPM remaining in the pull before the seal failed and filled the shop with smoke...

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  13. funkgab

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    damn thats a clean first gen.. what engine is in it? doesn't sound rotary
  14. Homeless_Drunk

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    It's a rotary. Just a little 13B running on pure methanol. :)

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  15. funkgab

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    looks great! i see an MSD box how does that work with a rotary?
    and hows the gas mileage ;)
  16. So the motor in the 4Runner exploded. Here's the replacement. 3.4L 5VZE out of a 2000 4Runner. I still need to finish the oil pan swap, which means I need to change the dipstick out too. Already got the exhaust crossover built, and the timing belt/water pump and rear main done.

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    looks great chris!
  18. I got the dipstick sorted out, and swapped the sump/pan over on Monday.

    This little bit of goodies showed up. It's a spintech 8k muffler. It's the beefiest muffler we've ever seen. By a lot!
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    Tore my Land Rover down to the block. Sending the heads to the machine shop. Ordering head gasket kit and ARP studs.
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  21. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    I did not take many pix but this is my new daily driver. It is a 98 cherokee XJ. I bought it for 300 bux with a blown motor and rebuilt the motor and redid the interior.

    the day i bought it
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    the inside when i bought it
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    carpet before i shampooed it
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    engine while i was trouble shooting it and before pulling it out
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    passenger floor pan after pulling carpet
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    after fixing floor pan and putting on por 15
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    crack pipe i found after pulling carpet
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    cleaned up interior before new steering column
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    jeep after it was running with new front and rear bumpers and new rims and tires.
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    im going to paint it forest green and fix the front fenders and she will be done :D
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    SMERSH!

    :)

    Nice work 86
  23. Commissar Smersh

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    Dude how's Utah? You been getting massive amounts of snow on that side the past few weeks too?
  24. Auto to manual flywheel. Clutch, solid motor mounts, and assorted goodies taken care of. Next is throwout bearing and I can slap the fucker in.

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  25. funkgab

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    solid mounts on a suv-thing with a engine that big? man your going to rattle your teeth out