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Old 04-30-2014
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Nice! Never heard of going 3psi... If u get it tuned at 8 I would think you will really be happy
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Nice! Never heard of going 3psi... If u get it tuned at 8 I would think you will really be happy

You would be very happy. With 7hp & 23lbft more than the mustang GT... it's and animal!

Here's the long awaited 8psi dyno sheet (it actually only hit around 7psi on the dyno probably cause it doesn't have the same load as the street). We did it on an 05 4.0L Mustang with Standard Transmission.. but the setup is almost identical to the Manual 4.0 Ranger (Mustang GT boasts 300 crank hp... and we did 7hp more so it is probably doing around 310hp at the crank :) )




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Defiantly! Thanks for being so diligent with the rebuild it was great to know I can bolt it on and go.

I did have one question for you, what paint did you use? I want to touch up a few spots.
You can thank Nick for the rebuild! He built Zach's 5.4 and stuffed it into the beast too lol.

I used VHT Wrinkle Plus black paint.
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I strongly second this recommendation.

The competitors to this wrinkle paint brand might save you $3 but they don't wrinkle up right.

Here is a link to a good wrinkle paint tutorial. I recommend using a box/enclosure and heat up the inside with a heat gun blowing into it on a low setting. Works amazing.

http://www.build-threads.com/general...texture-paint/
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You can thank Nick for the rebuild! He built Zach's 5.4 and stuffed it into the beast too lol. I used VHT Wrinkle Plus black paint.
Thank you sir I will have to send nick a thank you note. :)


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I strongly second this recommendation. The competitors to this wrinkle paint brand might save you $3 but they don't wrinkle up right. Here is a link to a good wrinkle paint tutorial. I recommend using a box/enclosure and heat up the inside with a heat gun blowing into it on a low setting. Works amazing. http://www.build-threads.com/general...texture-paint/
Ya I have used this before and it's what the blower is currently painted with. I just want to touch up a few spots that got dinged and scrapped on instal or where under the stock pulley.
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Another random shot from the last trip out

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Trucks looking awesome!
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Old 05-06-2014
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Trucks looking awesome!
Thanks man! I'm loving the charger so far.

What's new with your rig haven't seen you around much.
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Thanks man! I'm loving the charger so far.

What's new with your rig haven't seen you around much.
Nothing much new. I have mods just haven't gotten around to putting them in then updating my Log yet.
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Old 05-07-2014
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Nothing much new. I have mods just haven't gotten around to putting them in then updating my Log yet.
Nice I know how that goes I have a work shop full of stuff to do and no time too so it.
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Josh let me know about a Maxtrax group buy so I jumped on them, I have been thinking about trying a pair of traction aids and this was a good price to try the best. cant wait to try them out.

hiding nicely in the rack.



moved my water rotopax down and mounted the maxtrax on my hilift mounts.





here's the mounts I have been using for years, they are Thule Get-a- Grips and are fully locking which is great!




I was also worried about water getting into my air filter so I bought a K&N 3in filter and pre-charger to reduce the chance of sucking water into the engine. still have some splash shielding to do but this should help.

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What about using a snorkel with a sealed air filter ?

Don't know if I like them but if you need one then you need one.

Nice setup you have there.
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What about using a snorkel with a sealed air filter ? Don't know if I like them but if you need one then you need one. Nice setup you have there.
It's been on my list for years but I want to do it clean and have not taken the time to put a full parts list together.

I would like to take a 3in electric waste gate and bond it to the front of an air box to open and close the stock intake point. When closed it would draw air through the snorkel.
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I'm working on a new snorkel idea soon. Some 3" aluminum tubing with 45 degree bends to replace my PVC one. Made it as a test for sizing and angles
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It's been on my list for years but I want to do it clean and have not taken the time to put a full parts list together.

I would like to take a 3in electric waste gate and bond it to the front of an air box to open and close the stock intake point. When closed it would draw air through the snorkel.
Don't get too fancy, anything on the way of the air will reduce the volume of air and you don't want that.
Just add in the snorkel with the largest tube you can get, straight to the OEM air box.

I heard from a good source, that air intake systems can reduce power some if you get higher air temperatures, something to think on.

Luck on it.
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Video from the trip lots of fun in the snow. It defiantly made a mild trail more interesting!


Man what a great trip it was yesterday!

Camp was busy but still a great place to be on the river.

We meet up with Michael B at the old ranger station and headed up to the trail head around 10:30.

not 5 mins into the access road we came across a Nissan with a flat tire, Phil was nice enough to offer up some plug for the puncture, we plugged the 2 holes and aired him up so he could get out.

Then we found another rig further up the road with a slashed side wall from a rock. ( Phil and I were happy to have certificates for our tires and full size spares at this point )

we made it to the trail head and aired tires down to 10psi, there was a foot deep snow bank at the trail head so we new we were in fro fun higher up.

we got into the trail and found a built LJ and Toyota that had turned around from the snow, they had said a group of samurai's were up the day before and could not make it up.

with that information we prepared to be turned around but head up the trail to see for our selves.

we had no major problems the whole trail, Michael B got some new experience snow driving and quickly learned what his new FJ would do, Phil broke trail and only needed one minor tug back on the snow berm the Sammys could not get over. I was having a blast, got to try out my Maxtrax where we stopped for lunch and launched myself into a deep snow bank lower down at the end of the day.

once we ran the lower part of the trail we followed the FS road higher up as the trail was too off camber for the snow conditions the rest of the way to the lake. we moved a few trees and worked our way as high as we could.

over all a great trip, Happy Memorial day every one and thanks to those who serve to make this great nation what it is.

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Good job on the video, looks like you guys had a blast!
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that looks awesome
Defiantly was the snow really added to the off camber of the trail.

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Good job on the video, looks like you guys had a blast!
Thanks man, I'm not wild about the music but it worked. We defiantly had a great time. I will be back to the area later in the year! Lots more to explore
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Now that looks fun!

What elevation is that with the snow?
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Now that looks fun! What elevation is that with the snow?
We had snow drifts at around 3000 feet that were 2 or 3 feet deep but the bulk of the snow was 3500 and up.
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great video. looks like a blast. makes me wanna get my gopro out and go wheeling again :p
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great video. looks like a blast. makes me wanna get my gopro out and go wheeling again :p
Thanks, its defiantly a lot of work to document it all with the gopro, I have 2 which really helps I can put one on the truck and one I can hold and record things going on. I think its worth it though and I always work to bring them out if I can.

More pictures from the last trip

Pulling the FJ through the snow drift



Creek Crossing







Tried the maxtrax to go backward, but decided forward with the strap was easier.



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You didn't have to pull the fj through the snow drift.. HAHAHA
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You didn't have to pull the fj through the snow drift.. HAHAHA
Yep I did, he sank and dug in we pulled him back with the monterro them he tried again and got sick again. So we hooked him up to my rig and pulled the rest of the way through. He was an experience wheeler but notice in snow.
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