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Old February 19th, 2014, 08:15 AM   #1021
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Old February 19th, 2014, 08:19 AM   #1022
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2" .25"W was great until 1 full weekend at Curly's I have a frowned lower control arms as well
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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:08 AM   #1023
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That's why I went to 3/8 wall. I'm trying to be closer to a 1%er. LOL
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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:21 AM   #1024
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Mine are 3/8 wall I have about 4" under them sitting on the floor right now
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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:39 AM   #1025
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john, Jesse,
I have been thinking of building a spare trans for you guys like I did for mike. I have a core, we just need the shift kit and other assorted parts.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #1026
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I have been thinking of building a spare trans for you guys like I did for mike. I have a core, we just need the shift kit and other assorted parts.
Sounds cool. All the ballers carry a spare. Do you think Johnny could walk down Harlan mountain to get it during a race, or should we mount it to the car with the steering box?

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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #1027
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Old February 19th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #1028
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Sounds cool. All the ballers carry a spare. Do you think Johnny could walk down Harlan mountain to get it during a race, or should we mount it to the car with the steering box?

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It's more like this is my garage and I don't want it taking up space anymore, so I thought I would offer it to you. If you run an entire season on the trans and you question it, swap it out, I'll go through it, and return it. Less down time.

If you want to be a meany head I'll just scrap it.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #1029
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Tonight we spent some time fiddling around trying to figure out our stall issue at cold idle. Starting to wonder if we are getting intermittent connection at MAF/Intake air temp and it's pimping us. More info here http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...=274908&page=2

We also pulled the fuel pump out to inspect it after it's biggest beating, and to verify that our foam handled the stuff they call gas in California. Everything looked good, so we are happy.

Oh, and good news for us in the fact that our coolant level in the radiator is the samefrom before the thrashing at Rocks & Valleys. We were a little nervous of a bad head gasket after overheating a few times during the EMC race. It appears that we aren't using coolant, so that part is good.

Next race is the first weekend in April in Hot Spring, Arkansas at the Superlift park.

Tom - we forgot to talk about the trans tonight. The biggest head ache is the $650 adapter hanging off the back end. Not sure how much of a hassle it would be to get the rest setup and make it where we could do a "quick" turnaround between races for the output shaft.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 06:16 AM   #1030
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Great news on the coolant!
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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:01 AM   #1031
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running an ls is there a particular reason you are still running the maf? i wouldn't risk the connection and possible contamination of a MAF. i would tune and switch to just the map sensor.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:55 AM   #1032
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running an ls is there a particular reason you are still running the maf? i wouldn't risk the connection and possible contamination of a MAF. i would tune and switch to just the map sensor.
I would suggest you go back to 1997 when that was popular.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:58 AM   #1033
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Speed density works perfectly fine on mine. One less thing to go wrong. Unless you want every last ounce of power, I'm not convinced a MAF is necessary.

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Nevermind, tune how you want.
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I get the reason but I don't think it's as big of a deal as some people try to make it out to be. If you're driving at extreme elevation, that's one thing, but not applicable to 99% of people in the Midwest.

Besides, you can get along fine at elevation without a maf....

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ive been running map based tuning since the late 90's and will continue to do so. I am not a fan boy. while the scaling on a maf is far superior the ease of map and the fact there are less things that can go wrong make it far more appealing to me. also in the confined space that many a swapped jeep or buggy has to get the proper intake tube alignment for air flow to make the maf happy isn't always easy. therefore i would prefer once again to run a map system.
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Speed density works perfectly fine on mine. One less thing to go wrong. Unless you want every last ounce of power, I'm not convinced a MAF is necessary.

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Since this is probably gonna turn into a big debate I'll go ahead and chime in. From my limited tuning knowledge I would agree with the quoted post. You can still get shitloads of power and reliability with speed density, and you eliminate some "extra" parts that could ruin your day/race, helping stick to the KISS theory. Seems like the way to go to me, but maybe somebody more experienced knows something I don't.
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[QUOTE=feva4u;3662876]Go to Colorado, tune, then go to Daytona beach and burn pistons up [\QUOTE]

Here's your post back. HGPD. :p

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Old March 5th, 2014, 08:48 AM   #1039
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Been harness shopping and really leaning towards ditching the maf for aforementioned reasons....i couldn't care less about trying to get maximum power....solely after driveabilty and reliability.
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Trying to achieve reliability on our rigs is everybody's foremost concern - racer or trailrider. Anything I can do to help that is what I want, even if I'm giving up a few HP or a perfect tuned AFR sometimes.

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