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  • DailyDrivenTJ
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    Headlights were acting erratic. Turns out the individual spade connectors were coming loose at the bottom of the old relays causing fuses to blow.

    Decided to add the relay base and tape the spade connectors.

    Lights are bright again.

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    Jeep's RB1 had to go. Now I have Android HU.

    Does everything that Android phone does. Wide screen needs some getting used to but it fits perfect.

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  • DailyDrivenTJ
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    New water pump, pulleys, tensioner, belt, severe duty fan clutch and radiator installed. Hemi maintains 194 degree and no leak.

    Custom hardtop defrost wiring harness was made and installed to replace malfunctioning factory harness.

    Future Projects:

    Dual battey setup
    Rear seat removal and Tuffy rear cargo box install
    ARB freezer
    Tuffy center console Insert
    Android HU
    Sport Cage
    Rocker Guard
    Engine skid
    Genright fuel tank
    Refurbish Nth Lightening rod
    Frame surface rust treatment
    ARB Diff covers
    Steering box Skid
    Aux switch/fuse panel
    Last edited by DailyDrivenTJ; 07-25-2019, 07:31 PM.

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  • DailyDrivenTJ
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    After 4 years, this TJ has made its way to the West Coast.

    I am currently giving it much needed upkeep. Seems like previous owner didn't drive much as it only did 5000 miles past 4 years.

    Radiator is being replaced as it developed a leak.

    I was impressed by how the wiring was in the engine bay. All the non stock items were properly wired with looms and heat shrinks.

    Severe duty fan clutch, new belt, new idler pulleys, new water pump and 190 degree thermostat are being installed this weekend.

    Interior upgrade using some Android HU and switch banks are on the list of things to do along with cleaning up wiring under the instrument cluster.

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  • ranger
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    Originally posted by DailyDrivenTJ View Post
    Trying to reach the OP, Ranger. His PM box is full. Anyone know where he is active?

    ranger
    I don’t log onto this forum much anymore. I’ll shoot you a PM with my cell #.

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  • DailyDrivenTJ
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    Trying to reach the OP, Ranger. His PM box is full. Anyone know where he is active?

    ranger

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  • YDJ
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    Originally posted by ranger View Post




    Gents,

    coguy
    LSRMike

    It’s been a few years, and I’m stretching my memory regarding this Jeep (which was a blast to own), but I do remember that the little amber LED in the OD switch did not illuminate when the switch was activated. I vaguely remember playing around with the switch when I had the dash bezel pulled apart and came to the same conclusion as LSRMike. Illuminating the LED wasn’t a simple solution and like coguy mentioned, the OD disengagement was very apparent due to the torque increase. I didn’t consider digging deeper.

    I hope this answers your question.

    -Steve
    Hi Ranger, Coguy, & Mike;

    I have the UUO LJ, which has the 5.7 HEMI with the 545RFE. My OD light does not illuminate either but the switch works very well. I have not given it a second thought. Just adding another data point for what is worth.

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  • ranger
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    Originally posted by coguy View Post
    Bumping this thread as I have a quick question for you: I know you sold your Hemi 5.7L Jeep TJ a while back but can you recall if the "overdrive-off" switch - specifically the indicator light on the button itself functioned and lit up with the button was pushed?

    I have a 2007 5.7L Hemi with a 545rfe swapped into a 2005 Jeep TJ and for some reason the light on the button doesn't come on when I hit the switch. However I can tell the torque converter is disengaging and functioning properly. Just curious. Thanks.
    Originally posted by LSRMike View Post
    I have a 5.7 HEMI TJ with the swap done by AEV. The switch works but the light does not illuminate. My guess is it has to be something in the drive by wire system of the HEMI that keeps it from illuminating.

    Mike

    Gents,

    coguy
    LSRMike

    It’s been a few years, and I’m stretching my memory regarding this Jeep (which was a blast to own), but I do remember that the little amber LED in the OD switch did not illuminate when the switch was activated. I vaguely remember playing around with the switch when I had the dash bezel pulled apart and came to the same conclusion as LSRMike. Illuminating the LED wasn’t a simple solution and like coguy mentioned, the OD disengagement was very apparent due to the torque increase. I didn’t consider digging deeper.

    I hope this answers your question.

    -Steve

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  • LSRMike
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    I have a 5.7 HEMI TJ with the swap done by AEV. The switch works but the light does not illuminate. My guess is it has to be something in the drive by wire system of the HEMI that keeps it from illuminating.

    Mike

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  • coguy
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    Bumping this thread as I have a quick question for you: I know you sold your Hemi 5.7L Jeep TJ a while back but can you recall if the "overdrive-off" switch - specifically the indicator light on the button itself functioned and lit up with the button was pushed?

    I have a 2007 5.7L Hemi with a 545rfe swapped into a 2005 Jeep TJ and for some reason the light on the button doesn't come on when I hit the switch. However I can tell the torque converter is disengaging and functioning properly. Just curious. Thanks.
    Last edited by coguy; 12-27-2018, 09:56 AM.

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  • ranger
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    Originally posted by MountZionOffroad View Post
    This is a picture of the Jeep with the new owner! He is excited to have the Jeep, and ready to use it. We helped facilitate the transaction, shipping, registration, and inspection. Seeing the Jeep, combing through it mechanically, and ultimately driving it, we were very impressed with the build, and attention to detail! Good Luck Stephen with the new Overland Rig.
    That's a big smile! Glad to see he's enjoying the rig!

    It was a pleasure doing business with you. I'm truly flattered you were impressed with the vehicle as I know you see a lot of Jeeps roll through your shop. I did my best to make sure every modification was tasteful and completed correctly - it's all about the details. Thanks again and remind the new owner to keep the thread going. I'm still getting PMs about this Jeep - it's a special vehicle.

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  • lucky73
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    Originally posted by MountZionOffroad View Post
    This is a picture of the Jeep with the new owner! He is excited to have the Jeep, and ready to use it. We helped facilitate the transaction, shipping, registration, and inspection. Seeing the Jeep, combing through it mechanically, and ultimately driving it, we were very impressed with the build, and attention to detail! Good Luck Stephen with the new Overland Rig.
    highline!

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  • MountZionOffroad
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    Thanks!

    This is a picture of the Jeep with the new owner! He is excited to have the Jeep, and ready to use it. We helped facilitate the transaction, shipping, registration, and inspection. Seeing the Jeep, combing through it mechanically, and ultimately driving it, we were very impressed with the build, and attention to detail! Good Luck Stephen with the new Overland Rig.
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  • ranger
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    Originally posted by 97Heep View Post
    Do you recall the kind of mpg you would get with the 5.7 hemi, 35's, and 4.10?
    Around 13-14 MPG with the OD off ("fun mode") when driving around town

    14-15 MPG around town and on the highway at 65 MPH+

    16-16.5 MPG if I kept it under 65 MPH - two lane country roads

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    Like any other vehicle, it's all how you drive. I am very gentle on the skinny pedal - especially around down daily driving and what not, so I'm sure that reflects in my results. The OD really quiets the Hemi down a lot and keeps the RPMs low. The Jeep would rip with the OD off. I blew away many a bro truck when I owned this Jeep.

    EDIT: I would also note that I noticed absolutely no change in MPG results when I went from the OEM tire size to BFG 35x12.50r17 KM2s. I also recorded all of my mileage data from the Trailguide GPS, so it's about as accurate as you can get.
    Last edited by ranger; 04-09-2015, 11:22 AM.

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  • 97Heep
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    Do you recall the kind of mpg you would get with the 5.7 hemi, 35's, and 4.10?

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