What did you do with your Scrambler today? January 2015

gr8dain

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#1
I upgraded my rear diff cover. And validated that I have 2.73 gears. Put another thing on my list of future upgrades.


 

jammer1

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Maple Hts.
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Oh
#2
Looks nice, now you have to paint the axle:rolleyes: . "LET THE BUILD BEGIN" :rotfl: :popcorn: Happy New Year
 

cdvcj8

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West Friendship
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MD
#3
I upgraded my rear diff cover. And validated that I have 2.73 gears. Put another thing on my list of future upgrades.
Pretty, and I agree jammer1, time to paint the axle, etc, etc...

What gears are you going to go with? Trying to understand this sometimes gives me a headache (and just cost me an hour of Google time), but I'm assume you're going to a gear calculator and going to do something more like 4.11 to match your 31" tire size and daily driver use? From this chart:

http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowledgebase/article-26.htm

it seems like the 2.73 ratio wouldn't be good for anything more than 25 inch tires???

I guess maybe you should have grabbed those sweet D44's:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?43675-Dynatrac-Dana-44-CJ-axles-in-MI&p=332694#post332694

as they seem to be a good ratio for you :)

I need to figure this out myself. Although I need to recheck it since my dad and I tuned it up, but I think my top RPM is ~2100 with the TF999. That would go along with the 2.73 gears for me as well. I guess I'll try to look for the tag on the differential and go thru the PO's receipts to see if he changed anything.
 

gr8dain

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#4
Pretty, and I agree jammer1, time to paint the axle, etc, etc...

What gears are you going to go with? Trying to understand this sometimes gives me a headache (and just cost me an hour of Google time), but I'm assume you're going to a gear calculator and going to do something more like 4.11 to match your 31" tire size and daily driver use? From this chart:

http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowledgebase/article-26.htm

it seems like the 2.73 ratio wouldn't be good for anything more than 25 inch tires???

I guess maybe you should have grabbed those sweet D44's:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?43675-Dynatrac-Dana-44-CJ-axles-in-MI&p=332694#post332694

as they seem to be a good ratio for you :)

I need to figure this out myself. Although I need to recheck it since my dad and I tuned it up, but I think my top RPM is ~2100 with the TF999. That would go along with the 2.73 gears for me as well. I guess I'll try to look for the tag on the differential and go thru the PO's receipts to see if he changed anything.
I thought about the d44 listed. But bad timing. And as I want to go with 33s I will have to go up in ratio a bit. Since I have a T176, i don't know if I want to rev it up with the 4.11. I have a lot to think about for sure. And this gear stuff is all new to me.
 

dmock

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Gun Barrel City
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The missus and I went on what is now our annual snow run. Probably not too exciting for most folks up North, but we hardly ever even get rain let alone snow! Last year we went to Flagstaff AZ on Christmas Day. This year I decided to let the snow tell us where to go. So I scouted the weather for the last few days, and I picked Payson AZ as our destination this year. 5000ft above sea level, and only about an hour and a half from our house. Needless to say, we started getting very excited once we saw this...

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See the frost and snow on the tops of the seguaro?
Roads were in good shape with only a few slick spots. One crash on the way there. Looked like someone was going too fast, and caught some slush dragging the car into the ditch. The Scrambler purred along with the gas gauge and speedometer having a race in opposite directions.
We had lunch at an excellent spot called the Pinion Cafe. Fantastic burgers! My kinda restaurant.

Looked around Payson for a little while, and found a nice park for a quick beauty shot of the Scrambler.

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On the way back home we captured this shot.

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Fantastic day, beautiful scenery, and all of the mods I've done over the last few days worked great! Reminds me that I need to update my build thread. Oh ... and go scrub the Scrambler...

Happy New Year!
 
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Bad Karma

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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#7
Thats way more snow that I have in Canada.... I have no snow at all. :(
 

revho

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#8
My parents sold their house so I lost my free storage in their barn. So, my neighbor was nice enough to let me squeeze in the 7 & 8 for the winter (for a fee of course). Moved them in today, they just fit side by side.








 
City
Fort Collins
State
CO
#9
Got my full doors mounted today!!
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A little tight on the front of the driver's side with a bit of a gap on the rear....
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Opposite on the passenger side...
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Did all the adjustments I could that I read about on this forum... Oh well.. Lots quieter than the soft uppers!! And warmer too!


 

Gueon

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Thatcher
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AZ
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Finally got my repainted/reconfigured hardtop installed on the Jeep just in time for the 1st snowfall to hit Lake Havasu City in 27 years! Top is working out great, although I do need to get some new weatherstripping installed, I hate the whistling as I drive down the highway. I am digging the look!

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jammer1

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I finally got the head light assembly's in and installed. Also put the stainless steel headlight bezels installed. Ended up loosing the last screw to mount the light. 45 minutes later I found it. Installed the starter solenoid and put in a relay for the junction box previously mounted. A little bit at a time. IMAG0799.jpg IMAG0796.jpg IMAG0797.jpg IMAG0798.jpg
 
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gr8dain

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I finally got the head light assembly's in and installed. Also put the stainless steel headlight bezels installed. Ended up loosing the last screw to mount the light. 45 minutes later I found it. Installed the starter solenoid and put in a relay for the junction box previously mounted. A little bit at a time. View attachment 45935 View attachment 45932 View attachment 45933 View attachment 45934
Such a clean Jeep. Beautiful. And making great progress.

As for me, I tested the aftermarket coolant temp gauge that I installed yesterday to replace the one that blew a few months ago. It worked, but went to hot too fast. Well before the fans kicked in. So it turns out the sender that I got at the auto parts place a few months ago was incorrect. I swapped out that one with the one that came with the new auto meter gauge, and viola. Correct readings. What am I going to tinker with tomorrow? Hmmmm.
 

gr8dain

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#16
Always something good (or bad) to tinker with on a jeep.:rolleyes:
I like the good tinkering (upgrades when I decide) more than the bad tinkering (repairs when the Jeep decides). And 2014 brought me too many of the repair types. Here's to 2015 being full if good tinkering.
 

jammer1

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Oh
#17
Got a chunk of the wiring done in the engine compartment. Monday hopefully I'll get the headlight relay installed. Unrelated I was able to mount a outside motion detector light. Was getting old using the phone to see the lock (to unlock the building). In this neighborhood this was long overdue. IMAG0800.jpg IMAG0801.jpg IMAG0803.jpg
 
City
Floyd/Salem
State
VA
#18
Finally got the garage cleaned out and the Jeep in it ready for the teardown. Snapped a picture in the rain and fog before we pushed her in.

More updates to follow in build thread.

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Randyzzz

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#19
Ignition lock cylinder decided to lock up in the run position. Luckily it was when i pulled into the garage. Took about 10 minutes to get down to the cylinder and remove it. Shut the engine off. Replaced the lock cylinder and reassemble- good to go!

One of the few times something goes south once you get home, instead of midnight on a rainy Saturday in the middle of nowhere.
 

tower210

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Olathe
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KS
#20
I love the new diff cover! I now want that!

I don't envy your gear choices. I had a t4 and went with 3.73 with 32 inch tires. I had to wrap it too much for 70 on the hwy. I have a t5 now and 70 is only 2275 rpm or so. When I had the t4, it almost seemed like there was no good gear solution, I wished it was slightly lower, but couldn't make the highway work either. Now, with the t5 I wish I had 4.11.
 
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