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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
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Thanks Randy, I'll let you know when I can get to you. Hey if you know anyone that needs those 2 muffler parts I got from you let me know, I had mine done today, and we didn't use it.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
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Tom,

Did you fit the strickers or did your students?

Just wondering how hard it was
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 07:57 AM
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I did it, and it was a pain in the ass. I have to redo them, but I think part of the problem is that you need to shave off a bit of the plastic spacers.
I also couldn't get the existing holes to work, but if you measure more carefully than I did they might work.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Looks great. did you put A/C in it? you know it is hot down here in GA!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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shout outs!

Took the truck on a minor road trip this weekend. What a difference, its like a new truck. Haven't done the mileage yet, but at 200+ I still have a 1/4 tank left. I was usally putting gas in at 150 miles, with the old 4cyl gas.

I wanted to thank everyone for the help, knowledge, and all the parts I got through this site.(not that I'm done asking ?'s or buying parts.





A few more pics.
Sorry Todd, the trucks staying in NY.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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It looks really good Tom. I bet you're happy you bought all those sweet parts. I'm sure you're going to have a great time with this truck.
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So what you are saying is that I should get off my lazy butt and install that 200TDI in my 90 rather than letting it sit in the corner

Must have been a nice feeling to take a road trip and enjoy it after all of that hard work
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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I would say put it in, it was a huge difference for me. But I'm not sure how the 2.5 petrol compares to the 2.5 NA performance wise. Driving it was a huge payoff, the last week was a pain in the ass, but getting it on the road for the 4th was great.
On the downside I did notice the large amount of tools who still have Defenders in the Hamptons.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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it was a huge difference for me. But I'm not sure how the 2.5 petrol compares to the 2.5 NA performance wise.
My understanding is that a 2.5 petrol has more umph than a NA 2.5 diesel.

you need to make an avatar that flips between the old brown pic and the new white version
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Some Obervations on a SW with the top off

1st major problem is that the windscreen rattles like a bitch.
fixed it by running a 1.5 inch piece of aluminium from windscreen to one of the spots were the rollbar ties together. Made a bi difference. I got the idea from a forsale post on the ST piece that seemed to go in the same location.

2nd problem was covering the truck when it rains. order a semi-custom version of a pickup bed cover for the rear and am going to have a bikini made. will install this week.


Turbo boost gauge was teed off the wastegate hose for the time being, I knew it would be a while before I drilled and tapped the manifold.(scares me a bit)Seems to work just fine.

By the way: 1st 2 tanks 24MPG around town, so much better than the 12mpg from the 2.5 petrol
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There is a thread here with the Badger talking about selling a line of covers that are similiar to the ones that you see on jeeps that dont have there tops on, like a fitted rain cover. Of course the Badgers is of superior quaility and design. So when you park it all you do is throw it over and attach it where needs to attach and your good to go.

Calling the badger man is the title of the thread.
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2nd problem was covering the truck when it rains. order a semi-custom version of a pickup bed cover for the rear and am going to have a bikini made. will install this week.
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Looks awesome!

Top Stitch in Patchogue might be able to put something together for you if you haven't gotten to this.
Reasonable prices and they've done nice work for my families boats.
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Tub Cover

The Torneau was a bust so I found a company that makes pickup bed covers and had them modify one for me.
4 Screws and it will come right off when I have to put the SW top back on. As you can see in the picks, I put the drop curtain on which is supposed to work with the ST and SW but it doesn't reall seem to fit to well.(Any Ideas)
I'm obviously still sorting out some Bikini issues, thats a Jeep Bikini I just put on if it looks like rain.
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what rock sliders are those?
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Equipe I had re-powder coated
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Tom,

Hows this coming, the SW roof on yet, is it an older ROW roof or newer/NAS.
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Thr SW top is going on this week, its a ROW ribed roof (for her pleasure) I just got the new seals.
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Thr SW top is going on this week, its a ROW ribed roof (for her pleasure) I just got the new seals.
Nice, i like the way that roof looks. Should look like it just rolled out of Solihull in a 85. keep us posted.
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Tom,

Document the install of your new rear disco axle, I am planning to do the same and would like to know what parts are needed and what if any modifications need to be done
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The Disco Axle transplant began today! I got all new bushings, and the a-frame swivel.

One minor problem, the teacher told a student to cut the ears off the swivel so we could press it out, but he went a little overboard and he cut right through the A-frame. Luckily I have the backup from the Disco.

I went with the OEM bushings after much research.

The Disco Axle is ready to go, new pads, cut the rotors, etc. They tried to sell me a shim to quiet the rear brakes? Is this necessary?

The Old 90 axle is just about out, no school tomorrow, dam election day!
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