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  1. Automatic tranny... how "often" and how "long" do you spend at five grand. I'm lucky if the tranny even lets me hit 4500rpms. Seems to work great for me and others as well. I just thought I would let you know the pulley works great and functions better than the stock pulley for around town. It still pulls 7 pounds of vacuum at 60mph and only sees boost if my foot asks it to. I'm sure your stock pulley will suit you just fine but after using both I will definitely keep the 54mm on mine. P.S. this is just my opinion not a rant. Best of luck with your project.
  2. I have my personal opinion about strokers and their reliability. But we'll just say I will take my supercharger over a stroker any day of the week. I have been daily driving mine for about 6 months now and still get a grin every time I hit the gas and hear that weeeeeeeee . :MJ 1: . coming from the engine. I have also swapped the stock pulley (58mm) for the pulley off of a stock jeep alternator (54mm... and free). Boost now comes in almost 1000 rpms sooner. Also added some bed sliders that have been sitting in my garage for nearly a year. Sadly though, I think the day is nearing where I migh
  3. If you have a spare stock jeep alternator laying around you can rob the pulley from it. With a little modification it can be made to work with the sprintex. That's what I did. Went from a stock 58mm sprintex pulley to a 54mm jeep alternator pulley. I still haven't got it over 6 pounds, but the boost now comes in almost 1000 rpms lower. I'm also still running a stock size throttle body which is restrictive but doesn't change the fun factor.
  4. Just a few pics from last year.
  5. Fast Specialties 3rd Annual "No Roads Required" Off-Road Show at Portland International Raceway September 20, 2014 (Saturday) noon to 4 pm Fast Specialties’ off-road show "No Roads Required" is back for another year so get ready for an exciting day of everything off-road! The show is open to anything and everything that goes off-road. Whether you’re driving a Jeep, Land Cruiser, rally car, rock crawler, buggy or something that you don’t have a name for, we want you down at PIR showing it off! Special thanks go out again this year to the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association - Reg
  6. Check these guys out. They have a SOA kit you can buy separate of their complete lift kit for about $199. This will match your dana 44 and not require welding. It keys in with the original perch. I actually ran this complete lift on my jeep about 7 years ago when I was still on 33's. For the price it actually performed nice but its not the most advanced lift out there. So if you have your heart set on a long arm kit and lots of wheel travel, I would suggest finding a front kit that meets your needs and purchasing the rocky-road rear SOA kit separate. Sorry I can't give you an opinion of the R
  7. Well small update. Made a novice mistake during install. :doh: Got everything put back together and fired it up only to hear a horrible exhaust leak. :fs1: Turns out that the manifold gasket I got with my 2000-2001 cheap header was a port match for the 91-99 cylinder head. Basically, no matter how much I torque the header bolts down there is still a big piece of gasket missing where the manifold meets. Anyway "my bad" and after a song and dance of colorful language its all back together with the proper gasket. Hope to install my bigger injectors and reflash the AEM to match in the next day or
  8. Well to hard to tell from the pics, but I would say support the rear axle off the ground with something a little more secure than a concrete block and run it in gear with a "good" wheel attached. Watch as the wheel spins and look for any wobble. I built a wrangler from the frame up a few years ago from a rear ended donor I got from a friend. That one had been hit at 65 mph and tweaked the frame pretty bad. The dana 35 rear (which is inferior to your dana 44) that was in it had a bent axle shaft but the housing was fine. Visually I couldn't tell until I had the tires spinning and could see the
  9. For those who are local or those that want to make the drive. This is a pretty good event and lots of deals to be had. In the past even 4wheelparts had a booth. So some new parts as well as used. I don't think I really need anything right now but I'm going anyway just to look around. Free parking but $10 to get in. March 9, 2014 SHARE: SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTER SHARE ON EMAIL DETAILS Hours: 9am-4pm Location: Sleep Country ShowPlex, Show Arena, & Centennial Building Enter at Blue Gate Admission: General Admission: $10.00 Contact: Jon & Michelle O'Brien Phone:
  10. So I spoke with Gary Turner today, who is the sprintex USA rep, and got my few questions worked out. As far as the PS reservoir is concerned, he said the XJ/MJ kit requires a ZJ 4.0 reservoir to clear the supercharger case. Something like this. NOTE: not my engine bay, just a picture I found online. But you can see the return line comes off the side of the res instead of the rear. I have already modified and plastic welded my res to work, so I will try it first before going this route. As for the unknown bracket tab. Apparently these were made to fit right hand drive models because
  11. Well some progress has been made but I'm far from my original goal. I have yet to acquire the F&B 68mm throttle body, water meth injection, and a replacement exhaust header (Gibson ceramic). The cheap header I purchased was modified to clear the intake manifold but with very minimal clearance and I worry about heat soak. So it was a nice $125 learning experience. :doh: On a positive note I do have my wide band 02 on its way and have already picked up a boost gauge and cheap laptop for tuning. So the new plan is to install what I currently have and get it running on the 5-6 psi while colle
  12. Found some time this weekend to finally situate the wiring for all my accessories and mount the LED lights that I have had since last summer. Found this marine grade power distribution block locally at ERI (Electronic Resourcing Inc). It will allow me to run many accessories without a mess of spaghetti going to the battery. Just one Main power wire from the battery to the block. All the accessory wires just come through the driver side firewall and connect with an singe screw. I did opt not to use the red 0 gauge power wire in the pic and instead used some black 2 gauge I had laying aroun
  13. Slow progress on the supercharger, but here are a few pics anyway. Quick note on the header I bought. After researching other jeep owners that have done the Sprintex supercharger install it has been noted that many aftermarket brands do not fit with the new short runner manifold. Only one that has been noted to work has been the Gibson brand header for the 97-99 4.0 and of course the OEM design. I could not find a 2000-2001 style Gibson header so instead of dropping $550 on a name brand that I would have to chop I opted for a Speed Daddy T304 stainless unit off of ebay for $150 ($125 after
  14. I feel your pain on the no swaybar. Sold mine to a friend with the intentions of putting an Antirock on right away. Well almost a year later I finally got around to it. Surprisingly, my jeep was pretty manageable on the road without one. Probably due to the wide track and stiff front springs. But I must say HUGE improvement now having one back. :D As far as offroad use, I have not had the opportunity yet but will post as soon as I do. On the limiting flex question, I think the trade off for stability over shadows the little I might have lost, and you can always disconnect it if you want to imp
  15. Ahh, :rolleyes: back in the old 33" days. I miss my 33's sometimes. Fuel mileage was better, I didn't have to jump to get in, and everything seemed simpler and less expensive. But sometimes Jeeps have a will of their own, and mine keeps eating $$ and getting fatter. :fs2: Anyway, back to your question. The first lift I put on (that is in the picture you spoke of) was a Rocky Road Outfitters 5" with Rough Country upper and lower control arms. Rocky Road uses a 3" Old Man Emu spring with a 2" spacer up front and a spring over bracket in the back. I have read mixed reviews on what people think
  16. Not much new, but did pick up a header to go with the supercharger and started to organize all my AEM wires in preparation for install. Also, had a little break in the weather and finally had time to install/weld my sway bar brackets (thank you H3RESQ) for my Antirock. Yay, no more body roll. . :MJ 2: . Before After
  17. Sweet Baby Jeeeezuss is that thing sick. :drool: don't know if this has been posed to you or not, i didnt see it at least. Why not stroke it? A simple 4.5 stroker could cost as little as a grand. With 6k you could even do both and have a supercharged stroker, at least in my area anyway. You are correct that a simple stroker or junk yard supercharger kit would have left me many dollars ahead in the bank. However, after much research and a couple years contemplating power adders, what I am doing fits my particular needs better than any other option. Not everyone would go my rou
  18. Hopefully on the better side of that, but we all know how projects go. Right now I'm at about the $3800 mark and with all the little extras I want, I should come in about $5k assuming the dyno tune is reasonable. On a side note finally got around to mounting my roof basket. No accessories yet, but it will eventually be equipped with a LED light bar, my recovery gear, and maybe an air tank reservoir for my on board air.
  19. Can't see much of it, but that there looks like a positive-displacement Roots blower. If so, that means power on tap, with no lag whatsoever! I sure am curious as to price and what modifications to the fuel and intake system are required to make it work. Hoping you post full details and many pictures, plus video. :) So this is a twin screw supercharger. So similar to a roots but more efficient and hopefully a better producer of low rpm power. The total price start to finish will probably scare a few people on here (it does me) but the end product fits my needs better than a stroker,
  20. The GC steering wheel matches the splines of the Cherokee column but needs a small amount of the wheel frame notched to line up with the cherokee clock spring. The cruise and airbag harness I spliced into the GC wheel buttons. Everything works great. Pretty easy swap. I have a leather wheel I want to swap in place of the current one. When I get around to it I will post some pics with the airbag removed.
  21. Lol. Thanks for the complement. I have had to change my wheeling style a little bit since building this one. I have had many jeeps in the past and while I didn't want to destroy them off road I was a little bit more free with the throttle. This jeep was never supposed to surpass the 33" tires but you know how projects can get out of hand. So yes, I absolutely will still wheel this rig, but in the words of my buddy Jason I will "tread lightly". I do have future plans to build some rock sliders and finish the rear bumper build. Without any protection a do get a little squeamish in rock gardens.
  22. So I mostly use my work computer to post, and up until a couple weeks ago I was able to post without issue. Thought we were still on Chrome but looks like when we did the update to windows 7 we also changed over to explorer 11. Not sure why, but it doesn't work with posting photobucket pictures. Anyway swapped back over to chrome and posting pics works just fine. :cheers:
  23. Some random pics for fun... Just got the canopy back from paint side view Grand Cherokee steering wheel swap I did a while back Ebay special gauge trim but painted over with carbon gray to tone down the stainless ebay bling it came in. LED back lit bulbs.
  24. Any fix for this yet??? I just updated to windows 7 and now I can't post pictures. I get the URL popup and can paste the direct link from photobucket but the ok button doesn't highlight and then everything freezes up. I have to hit the back button to get out. :hateputers:
  25. Sounds like a plan. FYI, not to rush you or anything but Jason (H3RESQ) organized a "hangover run" last year on January 1st. I know he is planning on making it a annual thing. So I suspect a similar gathering this coming year. Think we had somewhere around 10 rigs last year. He actually got some sponsors and had a few giveaways items. I'm sure you will hear about it, if he plans the 2nd annual.
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