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#401 Clark

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

looks sick, I like it.

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

View PostBigby, on 12 January 2016 - 10:55 AM, said:

So question for you?  I was reading and earlier in the thread you said you always had issues with your old jeeps tranny mount?  Like coming loose and stuff.  You were trying to build a better one for this, and avoid that.  Is the new one better?  Do you have issues with it coming loose?  I looked back multiple times and couldn't find any word on the new one.  From what I am seeing you have the motor mounts, cylinder head mounts, and tranny mount?  Just curious how they are holding up, and if you could, would you change anything?  I know a lot of questions sorry, just doing some research for mine.
So far so good with the way everything is mounted. I have yet to have a bolt loose on the T-case,Adapter,or mount. The cylinder head mounts are probably overkill but I like the way it ties the windshield bar's into something structural. Not exactly ideal but it's better than dead ending them on the dash spreader if shit ever really hit the fan. Yes the old one was always coming loose. I think my motor had more movement than the T-case mount which just caused problems. The only thing I would have done different is build the oil pan skid first before installing motor and having to weld with the bushings in. :blushing:

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 12:15 PM

I like the cylinder head mounts, not only being used as mounts but structural also.  I never even thought of that.  Besides obviously if shit hits the fan, the bolts breaking or screwing up the cylinder head, etc. Have you heard any other arguments?  I know you did a bunch of research on this, was they're anybody with good apposing arguments for not using CH mounts?  I'm not saying yay or nay just curious?

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

View PostBigby, on 14 January 2016 - 12:15 PM, said:

I like the cylinder head mounts, not only being used as mounts but structural also.  I never even thought of that.  Besides obviously if shit hits the fan, the bolts breaking or screwing up the cylinder head, etc. Have you heard any other arguments?  I know you did a bunch of research on this, was they're anybody with good apposing arguments for not using CH mounts?  I'm not saying yay or nay just curious?
Not that I remember. Most of the argument I remember was if it was overkill or not.

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:28 PM

For the minimal added weight and little effort I think it's really worth it. Anybody wants overkill if their rig had mount issues in the past. Which mine did and that's why I was asking. Thanks

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:24 AM

Time for some cooling upgrades. I believe I have a electrolysis problem and the radiator started leaking. So My hand was kind of forced to come up with a fix for the problem. My old radiator was 24"x19" with one 16" fan. The new one is 38"x16" with two 16" fans. The old one was purchased for a stock 6.0 and would have probably done just fine with that. It worked fine most of the time but when you really want to rally it would get hot quick.

I also got a much needed transmission cooler. This is the large dual pass cooler with 12" spal fan. The one I got originally was not what I meant to order. I figured it would work  and was wrong.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

Shock tuning @ Coos Bay. I'll let Shrek give the details. :smoke:



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:20 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:20 AM

Bill has one more video that was a little faster.

Before I headed south I was a little skeptical. The reason is because I was already very happy with my shocks. I had a couple small quarks that I didn't care for. My thought was it was probably just compromise from the rest of the valving. So down at Koh I tracked down Chris "Mobil1syn" and asked him about the issues. He was confident he could get them sorted out. He even offered to valve them down at the race. Which I was amazed because of how busy he was. We talked a little more and I decided to wait and do it when he came up north.

Before he even watched me run he told me to pull my shocks. Just from the info I gave him he made a few changes. Before I even got back to the dunes Bill and I could tell the difference. I was very happy with the results. Next he came out and watched the rig's go through the whoops a few times. At this point I was getting greedy. Already very happy with the results I decided to pull them again. More of a curiosity at this point. Chris made a few changes and off we went again. Even better yet I was amazed.We decided I will need a bunch more seat time to make any changes. We drove around for a couple hours "lost" trying to put the rig in a situation it didn't like. I really wanted to pull the shocks again to see if we could get more out of them. But decided to leave them alone. Only because we couldn't decide what to change.

Chris had to have valved close to 100 shocks that weekend. Starting at around 8:00 am until around dark each night. Never once got frustrated with all the stupid questions or people in his space watching over his shoulder. The way he was able to get info out of us that we didn't know how to explain was amazing. If you ever get the opportunity to have Mobil1syn work on your rig don't pass it up! Thanks again Chris!!!

And I am very serious about having you up for a few day's and showing you the PNW. All you have to do is fly up. I will pick you up and handle it from there.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:29 AM

Another little bit of info we learned was to feel the hit. If you feel the bump in your chest it's coming from the front end. In your ass it's the rear. Very simple but I never really thought about it.

One more thing link bolt's are a wear item and should be changed every so often. Even though they are still working fine. I added that to my pm schedule.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:32 AM

Whops that was meant for the trip reports page. ^^^^^

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:50 AM

Finally got around to giving this thing some much needed attention. Started with cutting out the old radiator and making the new one fit. I hate having to put it behind the seats and give up my trunk space but it's all a compromise.

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I ended up removing some of the firewall from behind the seats to help with air flow.


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#413 SHREK

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

Another issue I addressed was the exhaust. I was never really happy with the way it worked. The headers would burn sparkplug wires on 3 of the cylinders after a few hrs. They dumped to close to the footbox which caused floors to got hotter than shit. And it was in the way of where I wanted to mount the new radiator.

So I decided to order a bunch of mandrel bend's, muffler, v-band clamps, merge collector, and 02 censor bungs and build  my own. The whole time I built this rig I just figured screw it let the exhaust guy figure it out. We'll I definitely successfully screwed the exhaust guy. This was the biggest  under estimation of a job ever. What I thought would take up most of a day ended up being more than 30 plus hrs. 14 bend's and 5 v-band clamps later it is done. The tolerances are very tight. Less than 1/4" in spots which made it tough. Also the fact that in order for one piece to come out you have to pretty much remove it all.

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I ended up using factory manifolds. On the passenger side I used a driver's side truck manifold. Which ment it would dump forward. This helped to route the exhaust around the front of the motor. On the drivers side I used a manifold of a LS car which gave me more room around the firewall. Both sides got massaged some to aim the exhaust exactly where I needed it. Hard to get pic's of the exhaust in the rig because it's so buried.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

Feel the pain with the exhaust. It was by far my least favorite part I did on mine.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:37 PM

How much clearance at full bump? Looks like its tight 😨 great job!

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:11 PM

View PostPOR, on 03 January 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

How much clearance at full bump? Looks like its tight great job!
1/4" or so in spots. Its tighter than shit! if stuff starts crashing I will massage it more. Or just let it self clearance.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

View PostSHREK, on 03 January 2017 - 04:11 PM, said:


1/4" or so in spots. Its tighter than shit! if stuff starts crashing I will massage it more. Or just let it self clearance.

Lol only cool kids let shit self clearance! It did come out looking good. I like the rear radiator. I think you'll be happy with that set up

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:12 PM

New trans cooler is in. This beast should handle temps much better.
Nice and snug but fits.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

That is a beast hahaha

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

No more hot trans fluid!

Looks good buddy.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:17 PM

I have been putting off adding a front sway bar because I knew it would be a bitch. With the radiator out of the way it gave me a few more options. Hope it works. It's a little different way of mounting the links but I can't see why it won't work. The heims allow plenty of steering.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:12 PM

Looks good!


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:31 PM

I think it will be fine. I have even seen people mount their shocks that way and it worked... Longevity on the shock IDK :laughing: