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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

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Thanks for the extra pic's.. how difficult to pull the front facia?
Not very difficult. You have to cut off some plastic rivets on the wheel molding and undo some other fasteners. Then pull really hard starting from the wheels. It takes some faith that you aren't going to break it by pulling hard.
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Front fascia is surprising easy. A few clips and a couple screws and it pops right out as one giant piece.

There is a video on YouTube as well.


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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Zybane - How have the 265/70/18 tires worked out for you? I am looking to the the Toyo version of your Nitto's but am concerned if there is any rubbing at any of the suspension heights?

I am also looking to use a set of the stock 18" ORA2 wheels which are 0.5" wider than the ones you are running. I am wondering if that will push the tire into the upper joint that people have issues rubbing. Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! And great looking Jeep, little partial as mine looks exactly the same!
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:21 AM
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

The tires work great. There is a hair bit of rubbing on extreme suspension/turn settings on the inner liner but the liner is flexible. I've been thinking of way to tack the liner back to fill in the void behind it, no reason to have the liner flap inward and rub the tire. (I've also been thinking about getting more serious off-road tires as I may be moving to Alaska. I'd like to put Dynamat Extreme sound deadening behind the wheel well liners to cut down on the much louder tires.)

Getting wider wheels may be pushing it with the ball joint knuckle. Do you plan to deflate the tires ever for off road traction? You also have to take that into consideration as that makes the tires wider too (although much more-so on the bottom where the weight is). I use 1" spacers all around. If you get 1.25" spacers or great I think you may be ok. I didn't want to get too large of a spacer with the diesel as I have it pretty heavy and the further out you go the more stress on the wheel bearings.
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[QUOTE=Zybane;1100188] (I've also been thinking about getting more serious off-road tires as I may be moving to Alaska.)

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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

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The tires work great. There is a hair bit of rubbing on extreme suspension/turn settings on the inner liner but the liner is flexible. I've been thinking of way to tack the liner back to fill in the void behind it, no reason to have the liner flap inward and rub the tire. (I've also been thinking about getting more serious off-road tires as I may be moving to Alaska. I'd like to put Dynamat Extreme sound deadening behind the wheel well liners to cut down on the much louder tires.)

Getting wider wheels may be pushing it with the ball joint knuckle. Do you plan to deflate the tires ever for off road traction? You also have to take that into consideration as that makes the tires wider too (although much more-so on the bottom where the weight is). I use 1" spacers all around. If you get 1.25" spacers or great I think you may be ok. I didn't want to get too large of a spacer with the diesel as I have it pretty heavy and the further out you go the more stress on the wheel bearings.
So sounds like in daily use and off-road use at lifted heights you basically have no issues. Are you still able to use the access height? Need to make sure the dog can still jump in and out.

I would certainly deflate some when venturing off the beaten path. Wouldn't think that would cause a greater issue with ball joint clearance up top. Good to know that you are running a stock/oem/mopar 7.5" wheel with a 1" spacer to clear. I was wondering if a spacer would be necessary. Seemed like it would. While I like your wheels I will just have to continue to search for a set of Sahara take-offs and do the same spacer set-up.
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I zip tied my felt liners to hold them back. Works great and is a simple and clean look.


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Yes, it has had an impact on the fuel economy. There is no way to do off-road modifications like this and that not happen. Exposing more tire surface area to oncoming wind is high drag, and the greater turbulence under the chassis due to the increased approach angle and higher height of the vehicle causes more drag there too.

My stock summit would get ~26 MPG, I get around ~22-23 now. It's worth it to me though everyone loves me Jeep! I also like being able to go off-the-beaten-path whenever I like on trips. (I have a ton of off-road equipment in the back). Pull-pal for those times with no trees around and need to winch, high end air compressor for lowering/airing up tires, air-bag jack, snatch blocks, pulleys, tool kits etc etc..

I still need to get under there and fashion some sort of protection for the DEF injector area.
Hey Zybane, I was just re-reading through some of your build and I saw that you said you have an "air-bag jack". Is this the X-Jack by chance? If so, have you figured out a way to get it to work with your exhaust or do you only use it with your compressor?
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Ya X-Jack. My compressor is always in the vehicle.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Zybane,

Nice build, did you go with the SRT hood, and if so what did you do to deal with the coolant bottle interference with the hood closing?

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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Just looked through this thread again, funny you got LI heads in the grill. Not funny, but do you really worry about laser tickets on the fwy in this vehicle?
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Fantastic looking WK2 you have.
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