What did you work on today?

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

  1. It's actually not that bad. I've been in a few trucks with this motor and solid mounts and it's barely noticeable.

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    For reference here's the before.
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  2. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    seems like a mission.. hmm i was planning on getting poly-filled mounts but also planning to dynamat the whole cabin cause i've sat in a few cars with poly-filled mounts and even solid crossmembers, man the vibrations at idle was crazy
  3. That's with a 4 cylinder. V motors are more balanced than inlines.
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    ah that makes sense, very well continue.
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    been superdooper busy

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    Just got it running last night...going to start tuning today...yippie
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  6. Is that a cummins in a Colorado? I'm licking my lips.
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    nope, it's the 3.7L I5 with a baby turbo
  8. You turbo'd the stock 5 banger? I didn't even know that was a thing.
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    Yup, not sure what it makes yet...waiting till my new MAF comes in before I do a power pull, old MAF failed...spent most of the day getting all the VE tables in check...runs fantastic in speed density mode, transients just suck without the MAF...

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    i would think you could get her running better on speed density alone than trying to include the MAF. what tuning software do those things use?
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    It only has a 1-bar OS so it makes speed density kind of limited. With the MAF if I max it out, which I will, I can always put it in a larger tube to gain more range.

    I'm tuning both SD and MAF tables though just to be on the safe side...these engines don't have a very large tuning window due to the high cranking compression.
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    Put a Tubi exhaust on a new model today and drove it around to test.

    My favorite part of the car's dash:
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    You have a GPS automatically running to the right of the speedometer in the gauge pod. The speed and clarity of the screen are great and the GPS turns as you do etc,. It's just a well done implementation that's basically no extra work.

    EDIT - I need to find a way to have the browser resize images for me from the phone. :(
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    hmmm thats pretty cool god your job is amazing..
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    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    test

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    funkgab Junior Member

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    wow self rotating too, thats awesome, who provides the gps service?
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    It doesn't use or need a real time service (like a non net device GPS), I think it just uses a flash memory chip to update maps when needed. :confused:
  17. I finished up my battery box. It's holding two group 31 Diehard Platinum deep cycles. Made of mostly 1 3/4 .120 DOM. Also, those bungs and 1/2 allen head bolts to match were a bitch to find.

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    lol your going to need a transmission jack just to bolt that bad boy up
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    i thought batteries have to be sealed cause they vent hydrogen if you are relocating..

    i need to relocate as well i just don't know what i'm gonna do about the wires :/
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    on a series note...is that your 4runner?

    what size tires do you have on it? what type of gas mileage do you get? i am thinking about selling my 98 jeep xj to get one just because they have more room than my xj....but i love my xj so i dont know....
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    theyre sealed batteries
  22. Yup. They're diehard platinum's which are made by Odyssey(who makes aircraft batteries). They're supposed to be the shit.

    Also, the non-sealed batteries aren't supposed to be in a confined space because they can build hydrogen. They need to be in a ventilated area that has no immediate ignition source.
    Yes it is. I have 33 /10.5 with about 2" of lift. I'm getting about 15 ripping around town. My truck has a miss right now, so something's up. Once I get the 3.4 sorted out it'll go up. I've read about people getting ~20mpg with this swap.

    The stock 3.0 only got 14/16 tops. Usually right around 14 though.
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    hmm would you recommend them over an optima yellow? how do you crimp/solder battery wires from/to the main harness anyways? thats whats holding me back

    and jesus chris become a fabricator why don't you, your work looks awesome
  24. Got it painted and ready to rock... Then I got food poisoning and had to call off work today. Hopefully I'll get it all together today.

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    damn that looks sexy great work