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Old 03-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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permanant? i don't know. define permanent. something that can go on and off as you please (like roof racks) or something that is drilled or glued on?

the very bottom needs re taped, because the tape got lots of water on the adhesive side from our little monsoon thing we had the day after I put it on (put it on at night).
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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how much has it helped with your fuel econ?
Well I finally got a good fill with the grille block, and I got... 22.56mpg! that's up over 2mpg from last fill with only a bottom block at 20.22! No changes in driving habits. The bottom block fell off after It rained for 2 weeks and warmed up, which was a good thing cause my oil temp was skyrocketing from the extra heat.

I added 6 gallons midway cause gas got cheap all the sudden, so I just added that to the 19 gallons at fill up and divided the miles on the odo. I Had no Idea if I was doing good or not because I'm used to seeing nothing over 500 miles. I fill up around the time the fuel light comes on. It didn't come on this time. so I was confused the whole way

I'm getting ever so closely to my short term goal of 25mpg and long term of 30! here we come!
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:53 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm getting close to figuring out a belly pan for my ZJ... We removed the plastic bedliner from the Ranger project so we could install the Sportbar and later to build spare tire mounts. But I think I can use the bullk of it to make a belly pan. More durable than Coroplast could ever dream of. And I might not need to remove it for offroading.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
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hmm, I was thinking of something similar so that off-roading wouldn't tear it up.

Oh, bit off topic, but do you know where I can find a real cheap front
jounce bumper? I can't find any anywhere, I've searched the junkyards, but they've all been stripped or will cost more to get it out than it's worth, and the internet has them for 40 bucks plus... would an old XJ have one?
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:13 AM   #26 (permalink)
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XJ and TJ are mostly the same as the ZJ for the front. For some reason, caster adjustment is different between the three.
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Caster adjustments are different for the desired driving effects. A TJ is a super short wheel base, nothing will help the road manners.

The rear suspension being a wishbone 3 link kinda setup on the ZJ vs the leafs on the XJ along with the 'desired' handling characteristics dictate the camber / caster recommendations from the factory.

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