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Post  Andrew Miller 10/24/2012, 11:00 am

The jeep is alive! The engine light went out soon after I repositioned the vss, speedo gear. I love the new clutch, and there is no more shimmy in the clutch that was due to a bad throw out bearing. The only problem with it now, is I still have a problem downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Maybe I need to change the fluid a few time to get the old junk out of there. But the good news is that I can down shift at a little higher rpm than I was able to before. I am incredibly proud of how I did with the jeep. And that is still in one piece!

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Post  Mark 10/24/2012, 2:41 pm

Good to hear that you have it going .
When you push the clutch in to down shift 3 to 2 blip ( REV MATCH )throttle quick and shift at same time, see if it helps you to down shift.
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Post  CrawlingForward 10/24/2012, 5:11 pm

Congrats!!!!

Awesome feeling, isn't it?

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Post  Andrew Miller 10/25/2012, 10:49 am

Thanks Geoff! And yes it is!

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Post  Andrew Miller 11/15/2012, 12:29 am

Well, I got the 33's put on the jeep!!!!! Here are some before and after shots of the stock 30's and then the 33's. Might i add that the jeep drives great and it shifts almost the same as it did before. On my way to class yesterday morning i was able to cruise down rt. 2 going 70 mph in fifth gear and the motor was turning at around 1800 rpm. And i was still able to pass people. Obviously i when i came to a hill i had to down shift, but it wasn't a problem, and i also changed out the speedo gear to the right one to match the 33's. As of now, stage one is pretty much done, guess i wont declare it done untill i get the Currie lowers installed as well as the 1 ton steering.

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I really like that it has a LCOG look to it, its only a 2.5" lift on 33's!! Seeing as i dont have school today, i have some good sized rocks in the driveway to flex on. Be on the look out!


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Post  Andrew Miller 11/15/2012, 12:43 am

I chuckled to myself when i looked at this comparison.

When i bought it, December 16, 2010
Vs.
Almost 2 years later, Picture from yesterday
Wow what a difference!
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Post  janesy 11/15/2012, 8:24 am

Looks good man!

Just watch the clearance flexing out with just 2.5" lift w/ 33's, thats what I had on my Rubi at first, but flexing it out I would hit the flares decently, so I added a 1.25" BL/MML. Made it perfect.
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Post  CrawlingForward 11/15/2012, 12:02 pm

Damn, son....that's a good lookin' Jeep!

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Post  Andrew Miller 11/15/2012, 3:20 pm

Thanks guys! Just got done patching the driveway, and had a little time so i disconnected the front. I still could've gone up a little further.
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Post  DakotaBuck 11/15/2012, 3:42 pm

Looks Great man!
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Post  Mark 11/15/2012, 3:48 pm

Looking good Andrew!!
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Post  dongalonga 11/15/2012, 8:01 pm

Looks great man!
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Post  Andrew Miller 11/16/2012, 1:40 pm

Thanks guys! And i managed to just get 16 MPG!!!!

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Post  Mark 11/16/2012, 3:16 pm

When i first got my jeep i got between 19 and 21 mpg on highway .
Now i do not dare check.
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Post  CrawlingForward 11/16/2012, 3:19 pm

Yup, I used to get a max of 24mpg. Then I lifted it, ha ha.

Then I got 11 because the speedo was off, then I got 16 highway when I corrected the speedo. The I changed axles and got 14, then finally corrected that and got 20mpg!!!!

Now I drive around town a lot and can't get past 16mph, ha ha.


.....I've just stopped trusting my gauges.

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Post  Mark 11/16/2012, 3:41 pm

You can't get past 16 MPH wow your jeep is a turtle ....lol


Now I drive around town a lot and can't get past 16mph, ha ha.
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Post  CrawlingForward 11/16/2012, 3:47 pm

Ha ha ha, freudian typo?

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Post  dongalonga 11/16/2012, 5:46 pm

I am getting about 17+MPG in the JK on 35s. I can get 20+MPG if I am doing all highway. I love this rig.
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Post  Andrew Miller 11/17/2012, 10:46 am

When I bought the jeep, I was only getting 15-16 mpg bone stock. Then I put the banks exhaust on, and I could get 18-20, 21 If I really tried. Then the jeep was lifted 2.5" and I was still able to get 19. Now with the 33's, I'm back down to 16, not bad at all!

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Post  dongalonga 11/17/2012, 9:57 pm

Nope not bad at all. That was right about where I was with my TJ on 33s and 2.5" lift with 1.25" BL.
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Post  Andrew Miller 11/17/2012, 11:34 pm

Update. 17.3 mpg! Don't think I'm gonna get much better than this.

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Post  saxmanclay 11/27/2012, 1:29 pm

Hey, those tires look familiar... Razz
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Post  Mark 11/27/2012, 2:09 pm

You are right in the ball park for gas mileage.
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Post  Andrew Miller 12/9/2012, 10:37 pm

The jeep will be getting a new starter tomorrow after class. Not driving it till its replaced.

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Post  Andrew Miller 12/10/2012, 8:32 pm

Installing the new starter in just a few minutes.

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