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Heading to Currie next weekend. Spoke with ARB but there is no related issues with ARB lockers according to them other than some seal issues some of them had back in 2017/2018so it will be interesting to see what’s going on in the rear end when we get it apart.

Started installing the new bedrug carpet. I like the carpet overall but the side wheel well pieces are a bit loose. They may form better over time.

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And here is the final location for the rear fenders. I do have to open/cut the corners and rockers up a bit more for them to fit properly.

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I am painting the fenders to match. Jeep is going to the body shop for paint January 3rd, I have decided to go with a Ford color from my old F350, Tuxedo Black. It’s hands down the best looking black I have ever seen and has green, purple and silver flake in it. I still need a passenger’s side fender and I’m running out of time. I messed the original one up cutting it and need a replacement. If anyone has stock fenders from a Rubicon I am in desperate need of at least the passenger side front.
 

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Interior is slowly coming along. Hope to be finished getting everything in the back installed before I load her for the trip to So Cal on Sunday. I am installing aluminum tracks to hold down the six channel amplifier tight to the tub and so I don’t have to raise the rear seat very much. The tracks look really clean and I will be installing a PRP rear seat over the top for concealment and function so everything will have a nice factory appearance with exception to that cool Mosconi amp that mounts on the rear passenger inner fender. When I get back next week she is going to Nate so we can get the steering leak fixed for good and the belt all nice and perfect. No more leaks!!


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Closer. Can’t wait to install the rear seat to complete the back setup. Also want an original Mopar tie-down net for the back cargo area.

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And here is the new sound. Dual Borla type-s for crate setup. I wanted the touring but the resonators add 10” so the one that would go on the driver’s side will not fit. I hope I’m happy with these and they are not too loud. Listening online is not ideal. Right now it sounds good but too loud and old truck like. I want a car sound and I don’t want the neighbors annoyed when I start the rig. I have the one unit in hand but Summit had to ship the second one so hopefully my appointment on Monday to have them installed holds.

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If you want to hear the difference in Borla’s three options see the video below...


* fast forward to 4:29 to hear touring v. S-type v. Atak

and here is another video featuring their setups for the C6 Corvette...

 

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Closer. Can’t wait to install the rear seat to complete the back setup. Also want an original Mopar tie-down net for the back cargo area.

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And here is the new sound. Dual Borla type-s for crate setup. I wanted the touring but the resonators add 10” so the one that would go on the driver’s side will not fit. I hope I’m happy with these and they are not too loud. Listening online is not ideal. Right now it sounds good but too loud and old truck like. I want a car sound and I don’t want the neighbors annoyed when I start the rig. I have the one unit in hand but Summit had to ship the so hopefully my appointment on Monday to have them installed holds.

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If you want to hear the difference in Borla’s three options see the video below...


* fast forward to 4:29 to hear touring v. S-type v. Atak

and here is another video featuring their setups for the C6 Corvette...



FWIW, I had a Borla exhaust with JBA headers on my 2005 GTO. Only a little noisy when you really got on it.
 

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Forgot to mention that I put the rig in 4 wheel drive for the first time today. Everything works perfectly except in 4 low it wants to run through the six speed gears really fast so it defeats the first five gears purpose. idk on that?? Also need to get the 4x4 indicator light on the dash to work when engaged in 4wd.
 

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So on Monday I reported to Currie and Casey sent me over to the other shop and they took a look at the rear end. It looks like all that metal was just additional break-in from after I changed the oil around 500 miles or so. Everything was fine. ARB works and there is no damage upon inspection. They serviced the rear for me at no charge so in the end I am very relieved. On the way I did find out my new truck on 37’s gets 8.6 mpg hauling a trailer... :oops:
 

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I'd call that great news....gas mileage might be better though ;)
 

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I'd call that great news....gas mileage might be better though ;)
yes I agree, great news on the rear end. Frustrated with the shop that sent me in the frenzy to begin with quoting me $4500 to rebuild the rear when I took it in for a axle seal leak, i mean seriously? Gonna need a tune on the truck for sure.
 
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I screwed up my tune so I’ll let you know what I think on the sound after I get her running again. Hopefully she be good in the morning when I go by Real Performace.
 

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Real Performance...Gabe will get it running great
 
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No tummy tuck?
It has a rare Nth Degree Mobility flat skid on it I purchased from Jim back in 2004 I believe. I did have to space it down after the engine/tranny/t-case swap, Atlas is too big and the exhaust would hit for sure if I tried to go without the spacers.


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Oh and he did.. it’s running better than before. Currently relearning and shifting with perfection. The Corvette motors run coil packs and I had a rare occurrence with one going out so it turned out it was running ruff from the loss of the coil, not the tune, so i didn’t mess anything up at Autozone as it turns out. Coincidence that coil pack went out and the engine started running bad right after sticking that scanner in the port.
 
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Oh and forgot to mention the Borla crate mufflers sound really nice. They are not quite as loud as the glass packs and they have a more throaty yet stock sound to them. That classic LS hollow sound. If I can find a way to squeeze a resonator on the drivers side I could add one to each side to quiet it down more but I don’t think that’s going to be necessary. The drivers side exhaust is very tight especially with the front driveshaft clearance.

If I can post a sound clip I’ll get one up after I get the Kilby support bracket better reinforcing the York compressor and don’t have the annoying belt chirp competing.
 
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It has a rare Nth Degree Mobility flat skid on it I purchased from Jim back in 2004 I believe. I did have to space it down after the engine/tranny/t-case swap, Atlas is too big and the exhaust would hit for sure if I tried to go without the spacers.
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On the upside of the skid being spaced away from the frame is you shouldn't beat up the control arm bracket like I've done.
 
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finally...

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going to mount them to the dash and drill a hole for the speaker wire. Not too stoked about drilling holes in my OE dash but they will look perfect and will be secure from theft.

The heater core is out so I get to remove the dash. Going to Nates next week so we can work out the belt line and permanently fix the leaky steering pump fitting. I am going to wait and complete the A/C lines after I get it back from paint.
 

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Lego's!!!!!

I don't have the Jeep, but do have a couple of the 911s and the Chiron.
I now share a work desk with a 4 y/o, lol.
 

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Dropped the rig off at the paint shop today. Going to be a couple months they said.

Also I’m glad I had Nate look at the York bracket again because he found a cheap and simple solution that fixed the problem by tapping a hole in the back and spacing it with two nuts pushing the front into the bracket so the compressor will no longer try and rotate on the bracket. She purrs perfectly quiet now.
 
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