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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    Thanks for all the advise. I feel like I am going to swap my gears, but likely swap them to retain the original factory ratios based on tire size. So, that means, a 3.31 set of gears. Unfortunately, my research says that with the carrier break, that 3.31 gears won't fit in here. Any thoughts...
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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    For calculation sake, the stock gearing (2.73) and stock tires (29") give the exact same rpm range of converting the gearing to (3.31) running (32") tires. I will never go larger than 32" tires on my jeep. I also see a chart floating around that shows gear ratios against RPM that shows optimal...
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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    I purchased this jeep with 39k miles in 2001. At 43k, I put the 4.0L head on it, borla, and a TFI upgrade, weber carb, and 31's. I ran it this way until about 70K when i put the TBI injection on it. at 90k, i rebuilt the engine when I did a complete rest-mod on the jeep because it had a lot...
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    A gearing question for a street only scrambler.

    Hi all, looking for a little advise regarding my scrambler and gearing. I am running the stock T5, dana 300, and original 2.73 gearing. I'm now running 255/75-17 tires which makes them 32" but only 10" wide. The engine is rebuilt 4.2 running a 4.0L head, borla header, clifford intake, HEI...
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    I don't think that's right. When the signal is thrown (running engine) air is drawn from the purge line, and it is sucking air in from the bottom air filter element as fresh air intake on a stock. It shouldn't be creating a vacuum from the tank else when the tank is full, it would end up...
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    Thanks for all the input. The canister will arrive on Friday and I'll get it hooked up and report back.
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    This helps, so thank you. However, my system doesn't include most of this stuff. The Howell didn't come with wiring or stuff to handle these elements either. I don't have an EGR Valve, EGR Solenoid, or Vacuum check valve. So if I remove those from the circuit, I'm now talking about the orange...
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    4.0 Thermostat housing

    I just recently reinstalled my Howell EFI on my engine rebuild. It has two temperature sensors on it. One sits at the back of the head right at the firewall. That goes to my temp gauge. The other is the two pronged one that provides temp readings to the computer. That one is threaded...
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    I agree with everything that's in these pictures, but the issue still stands, particularly with a fuel injected vehicle. On the stock setup, the purge signal is controlled. There's a CTO valve or some sort of trigger that makes the ported vacuum initialize. When that happens, the vapor from...
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    If there is unmetered air coming in the gas tank (unvented tank cap) , and the fuel vent is feeding into the canister, and the canister is open to atmosphere when running, then yes, it will impact how the engine runs.
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    I am not opposed to putting a canister in here...I don't want the smell, and I think it is a safety item. But I'm really kind of confused by it and what it will do. So follow me and see if someone can answer these questions. 1. I don't have a PCV valve installed right now. If I wanted to...
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    Charcoal Canister venting options - seek opinion

    Hi all, I have everything hooked up and running great after a long, almost 5 year hiatus. I need some advice on what to do with my fuel vent. My jeep is running the Howell TBI an has zero emissions stuff hooked up to it. The valve cover has a plug in the rear and the front one has a vent...
  13. J

    Adding a third bow to a Scrambler Bestop Supertop

    There are two reasons. First, looks. It simply looks better with that section open when the side windows are removed. Second, the airflow through the back is free and therefore and wind noise is lower since it's not getting hung up on those corners. The Kayline had nylon straps that came...
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    Adding a third bow to a Scrambler Bestop Supertop

    For those that have the Supertop, can you run the top in full safari mode without hooking the rear corners like a Kayline top? I recently sold my kayline top because I wanted to do a new top on my rebuild. But now I think I may have given away one of the things I liked a lot about that...
  15. J

    Adding a third bow to a Scrambler Bestop Supertop

    I just purchased a best top supertop. Why are people putting the third bow in here? Too flappy? If so, I guess I better do this too!
  16. J

    Seat Conundrum - too tall after new seats. Need a definitive answer

    Both are mounted now and seem perfect. The driver side mounts are different than passenger.
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    Repli-tub deficiencies

    The holes on my floor measure 7' on driver side and 9" on passenger side. To get my seats where I needed them on top of the Corbeau seat brackets, I offset my adapters. They will work just fine when complete.
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    Seat Conundrum - too tall after new seats. Need a definitive answer

    Heres a few pics. Passenger seat done and centered. These seats are wider than stock seats so its pushed to the window as far as i could conceivably make it. The driver side will need brackets on both sides to position where i want it. should work well. Ill post more when done. What you...
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    Repli-tub deficiencies

    Randyzzz, are the bolt hole patters offset from the side of the tub the same on both sides of a stock jeep? My MD Juan is off by a lot in terms of then being away from the side of the tub the same distance! But before I call this a deficiency, I figured I'd ask here to see.
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    Seat Conundrum - too tall after new seats. Need a definitive answer

    I'll have some pictures today. It's a little more complicated than I was expecting. Not the brackets, but the fact that the MD Juan tub has put the seat mount holes in the wrong place so the brackets need to be different on each side. On the drivers side when the seat mount is in, is...
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