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Old 05-10-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: Jillian's new home in the garage

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In preparation for upcoming modifications and a permanent new home, I cleared out some space in the garage for "Jillian". The garage is plenty big for 2 large vehicles but there is only one single width garage door. I have to use GoJack Dollys to move cars to the side. A slight PITA but the other one only gets moved once every two months or so when it goes to the racetrack or on a neighborhood test drive.

I'm looking forward to getting more acquainted with the Jeep. I've decided to do the Addco 1" rear sway bay with the Energy Suspension greaseable polyurethane bushings. I'm going to be towing the other car around quite a bit. How do the stock end links hold up? Should I be looking into some aftermarket ones with poly bushings?

With the SuperChips 87 Octane tune and the K&N I've noticed about -2mpg on the interstate I'm going to experiment with the MileageXS tune next.
You will love that rear sway bar! As far as end links I replaced mine with a set from rockauto, but mine were getting quite rusty. if they look ok and the bushings feek good you can certainly leave them (I did the front bar too and reused the original links).

Interesting that the 87 octane tune affected your mileage so much, unless you have been hard on the throttle lately. I've only noticed lower mileage when I stomp on it, on a 800 mile round trip to MI I averaged 20mpg on the highway. The mileage tune didn't seem to do anything for me, but I also found out my O2 sensors were bad at that time, so maybe I should revisit the tune next weekend when I go out to my sis-in-laws 200 mi away.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:33 AM
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Re: Jillian's new home in the garage

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You will love that rear sway bar! As far as end links I replaced mine with a set from rockauto, but mine were getting quite rusty. if they look ok and the bushings feek good you can certainly leave them (I did the front bar too and reused the original links).

Interesting that the 87 octane tune affected your mileage so much, unless you have been hard on the throttle lately. I've only noticed lower mileage when I stomp on it, on a 800 mile round trip to MI I averaged 20mpg on the highway. The mileage tune didn't seem to do anything for me, but I also found out my O2 sensors were bad at that time, so maybe I should revisit the tune next weekend when I go out to my sis-in-laws 200 mi away.
Aaron, any feedback on the mileage tune on your trip? Im looking in to getting one of the Superchips tuners, but i cannot decide on the Flashpaq or the Vivid. I like the look of the Vivid, and that i can monitor everything, but im not crazy on the price (even though i get a discount from work )

Im curious to see what the mileage difference is. (I read on here that the Vivid and the Flashpaq use the same tunes. the vivid just has more toys, basically)
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

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Thought I would add a quick review here rather than create a separate thread. This weekend I drove about 4 hours to my sister in laws out in western MN with a car full of my wife, 2 other sis in laws, niece, and all the assorted luggage that 3 20+ year old females and a 4 year old think they need. Before heading out I plugged in the tuner and set it to the mileage XS tune. Before heading home I set it back to the 87 octane performance tune. Gotta say I don't think the mileage option did anything. I know the evic isn't always the most accurate, but I will consider it a "standard" for this scenario. On the way out with the mileage tune I averaged about 19.1 mpg loaded and with the a/c on most of the time. On the way home with the performance tune back I averaged 19.6 mpg. Same load, same roads, although the a/c was used less since the weather was nice. With the mileage tune the jeep definitely felt a little more sluggish especially on acceleration like when trying to pass someone. I'm not sure what the programming changes on the mileage tune, in my experience it wasn't sufficient to bother switching the programming. I think I will be sticking with the 87 performance from now on.
I posted this on Monday in a different thread. I think the mileage tune would help me more in the city, since I would lose the excitement every time i stomp on it but overall I don't think it really made much difference, the performance tune kept the mileage up when cruising and I still had plenty of power to get going or to quickly pass someone.
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

Waiting on one more piece to the puzzle for the Exhaust! The rear bar should be here soon too.

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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

Do you have some interior pics?
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

Got the exhaust welded up this weekend: 3" Exhaust Install
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

We have same vehicle except mine is an 2002. The front gril design is slightly different. The chrome rims really are rare and they visually complement the overland nicely. Great find. Congratulations, especially if you found a good deal.
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

It's been a while since I last posted... been busy with work and school. This past weekend I finally found some time get the toys out and play with them! The WJ got its first big towing test: 1800lb trailer with a 2800lb car. I loaded the SuperChips 'Towing' tune into the ECU which seemed to mostly help with shift points. Total trip distance was ~550 interstate miles with moderate rolling hills. The WJ had no problem cruising around 70mph with an occasional downshift for steeper grades. I didn't actually calculate fuel economy myself, but the computer claims 12mpg which doesn't seem too unreasonable. I installed a Tekonsha P3 brake controller in the WJ. I mounted the unit in the empty space between the seat heater controls in the center stack. It's hard wired right now, meaning its not switched with a relay.

QUESTION: are there any open relays in the fuse/relay box that can handle 30A? I'd love to keep the wiring clean and stock looking.

Overall I'm very pleased with the towing capabilities of the WJ. A load leveling hitch and sway control setup would be very nice. My headlights were pointing towards the sky!

Here's a picture of the rig...

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NJOY! It was my past car. But totaled on a higway by a truck.

Go for addcos. No doubth. Combine them with edelbrock ias dampers. Put BBK TB on, plug SC. Thats make some 300ps with the exhaust you got from kolak. I had 70fm. I loved it. Its solid sound for adults.. Not like some crazy sportcar.
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Re: Just picked up a 2004 Overland 4x4

You need a 4" lift dude!!!!
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