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It4vette, When you install, can you please post a photo?

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Will do. I'm just painting up the original stone guards on the camper trailer (Tvan) on which the brackets for the Stonestomper will be attached.
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Here are some photos of the Stonestomper fitted to the Jeep. That end was simple - it was more work at the caper trailer end.
The exhaust tip looks closer to the flap than it really is - it's about 300mm. I measured the temperature of the flu right behind the exhaust after 30 mins driving, at 80 deg C. The temp in the middle of the flu away from the exhaust was 41 deg - it was in direct sunlight on a 37 deg day. I'll keep my eye on it, but I'd be surprised if even 100 deg would hurt the flap, and it should be "air cooled".
Tightening the bungees was a bit of effort. There is a bit more sag than I expected, but tightening the bungees too much causes the fabric to buckle without much effect on the sag.
The amount of sag is probably OK. Even on a full lock turn, the inside edge is nowhere the ground.
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That should keep both the trailer and the rear of the Jeep in pristine condition. Thanks for the photos and description.
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If it makes a difference, where you read "flu" it should be "flap" - iPad spell checker!
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Re: The Towing thread

In some (Australian) caravan magazines I've seen ads for exhaust systems which are claimed to increase power and torque.

Who here has invested in such a mod for their Grand Cherokee (diesel)? And if so what did it cost and was it worth it?
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Re: The Towing thread

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In some (Australian) caravan magazines I've seen ads for exhaust systems which are claimed to increase power and torque.

Who here has invested in such a mod for their Grand Cherokee (diesel)? And if so what did it cost and was it worth it?
Hi mjt57, I have done such mod as well as a ECU Remap.
Here is a link to the forum post (I am Cherokee30D) ... WK2 CRD-Flash tune result - No Chips to be seen! - Page 2 - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR


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In some (Australian) caravan magazines I've seen ads for exhaust systems which are claimed to increase power and torque.

Who here has invested in such a mod for their Grand Cherokee (diesel)? And if so what did it cost and was it worth it?
Unless you intend to race your Jeep around Bathurst towing your caravan you are unlikely to notice any difference. With the CRD the exhaust first passes through the turbo then the DPF so whatever is done after that won't do much for performance. Anyway, these systems usually claim improved performance by increasing exhaust system diameter. Great if you intend to race but under normal driving conditions, larger bore exhausts reduce exhaust gas velocities which can have a detrimental affect on torque, more so on a naturally aspirated engine. In other words, it's a wank. Now if you really want performance out of the CRD, a tunning box or a re-map you will not only feel, it will scare your pants off.
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Unless you intend to race your Jeep around Bathurst towing your caravan you are unlikely to notice any difference. With the CRD the exhaust first passes through the turbo then the DPF so whatever is done after that won't do much for performance. Anyway, these systems usually claim improved performance by increasing exhaust system diameter. Great if you intend to race but under normal driving conditions, larger bore exhausts reduce exhaust gas velocities which can have a detrimental affect on torque, more so on a naturally aspirated engine. In other words, it's a wank. Now if you really want performance out of the CRD, a tunning box or a re-map you will not only feel, it will scare your pants off.
A quality aftermarket exhaust will improve overall power and torque. You will find restrictions in the factory system where noise and emissions are more of a concern for the manufactures that force compromises in its free flowing design and which impact the overall power that can be made with the standard exhaust.
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Wondering if anyone has fitted a Milford Towbar? Any good?


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Good to see there is another kid on the block in to tow-bar world. Don't know anything about it but I looked it up and it seems similar to the HR design which means you will loose the rear recovery hook. That's not that much of an issue. You can always stick the snatch strap loop into the tow-bar receiver and put the pin through it or you can buy one of those cool looking tow-bar inserts with a bow-shackle hanging off it but it does the same thing.
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My puny plastic 7-pin flat plug was looking worse for wear and was playing up so I went the whole hog and replaced it with a metal 7-pin large round plug and socket. I hated that 7-pin flat anyway. It was so fiddly to plug in where it was located. The metal 7-pin large round plug and socket was easy enough to find but the matching rubber seal and bracket were not so easy to find. The tow-bar lug for the 7-pin flat had to be cut off. The bracket, I screwed up into the tow-bar itself with hex-head metal self-tappers. The cut-out in the plastic bumper cover had to be widened to allow the flip-up cover on the socket to be raised sufficiently. The trim material for the cut out I got by slipping a few bucks to the mechanic at the local 4x4 shop.
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