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Old 05-13-2010, 04:38 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Sure can do, but the glow controllers and resistors are not really necessary to get this engine to run efficiently. You can just wire up some toggle switches.
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Sure can do, but the glow controllers and resistors are not really necessary to get this engine to run efficiently. You can just wire up some toggle switches.
I'd rather not go the toggle switch route unless I can't find the OEM system.
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I'd rather not go the toggle switch route unless I can't find the OEM system.
I dont blame you.
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The ARB bumper and the roof rack are on. This bumper looks awsome and it will even look better when I add the fiberglass fenders. There is also an aluminum air box which we added.












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Well I splurged today and bought some new wheels and tires for the truck. I blame 4wheelparts for running a Memorial Day Sale but it needed to be done. The current tires on the truck are just a bit too small. I went with the brand new General Grabber Competition tires. These tires can only be purchased through 4wheelparts.com and the have an exclusive on them for the next few months. I went with the 33x12.50x17's because they will stuff really well in the rear, the 35's were just too big and the 35's were a load range E instead of C which would make for a rough ride. For wheels I went with the XD Addicts because they are a good mix of old school and new school. I should have the on the truck by the end of next week.





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Any rims look better then them stocker heep rims you've been rockin.......
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Old 05-30-2010, 11:38 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Agreed.

What's the offset on thoses rims?
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:35 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Agreed.

What's the offset on thoses rims?
They have a +12mm offset, the Jeep Rubicon rims I was "rockin" had a +45 offset, so they were sucked way in. These new Addicts will look great.
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What made you go with the General's? Anything in particular?
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What made you go with the General's? Anything in particular?
Nothing "made me" but I wanted a high speed offroad tire and when it comes to high speed offroad tires there are only 2 choices. The BFG BAJA's and now the General Grabbers. I also like the BAJA's but the BFG's are $500 a tire. The first time I saw the General's on the offroad circut I fell in love with them and I actually like them more than the BFG BAJA's. General's used to be a second teir tire, but General has reestablished themselves as one of the top racing tires since Continental bought them out a year or two ago. Continental has spent alot of money on research and development of this new racing tire and I think they have hit a homerun. Now they are back on top with BFG. I am guessing these Grabbers will be a huge hit with the offroading community. I have been waiting for over 9 months for these to come out and I am very happy to have them.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:57 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Look what showed up today

Well my tires showed up today. I am very pleased with the way they look on the truck. I think the size is just right and I really like how they look with these rims.







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That looks bad ass!!!
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bad ass, fix the lights though
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Much better that the other rims.
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I think 35's would have been better, but that's my opinion.

So you needed a tire with a high speed rating? How fast are you actually planning on going? My Toyo A/T and M/T's are both rated at 100mph, are you planning on breaking 100mph? Sounds a little hairy on an SAS rig, now if you were still running the original IFS didn't that setup win Tecate Baja in the 80's? Maybe i'm lost but i thought you built that truck for wheeling/crawling?
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I think 35's would have been better, but that's my opinion.

So you needed a tire with a high speed rating? How fast are you actually planning on going? My Toyo A/T and M/T's are both rated at 100mph, are you planning on breaking 100mph? Sounds a little hairy on an SAS rig, now if you were still running the original IFS didn't that setup win Tecate Baja in the 80's? Maybe i'm lost but i thought you built that truck for wheeling/crawling?
4d55+km132+5.13s+34s?=not 100

I can't break 85(nor would I want too) in my 2.6/km145/4.625/31s I doubt you would want to push a diesel that hard and fast
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4d55+km132+5.13s+34s?=not 100

I can't break 85(nor would I want too) in my 2.6/km145/4.625/31s I doubt you would want to push a diesel that hard and fast
I have no trouble pushing it over 85mph. The speed limit on the freeways here in Utah is 80mph instead of 65mph or 75mph like you see other places. With the current setup it will go 85-90mph all day long and the top speed is around 104mph. I have added alot of extra power and cooling ability through mods so calling it a 4D55 is not really fair. It's more 4D56 than 4D55 these days. But even in its stock form it was much quicker and more powerful than my 2.6 ever was.
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I think 35's would have been better, but that's my opinion.

So you needed a tire with a high speed rating? How fast are you actually planning on going? My Toyo A/T and M/T's are both rated at 100mph, are you planning on breaking 100mph? Sounds a little hairy on an SAS rig, now if you were still running the original IFS didn't that setup win Tecate Baja in the 80's? Maybe i'm lost but i thought you built that truck for wheeling/crawling?
I really considered running 35's but the I am happy I went with the 33's and they are a true 33" tire which means there 1/2" bigger than most 33's. I also checked it out and I think I would have lost some wheel travel in the front and rear by going with 35's because they would have rubbed the firewall at full lock.

I think alot of people are confused but it is not built for rock crawling, it is actually built for exploration/expedition and high speed desert prerunning. I bought a roof top tent to go over the bed this week. With that being said it will have no problems tackling Moab or the rubicon trail because of the lockers and body protection. At high speeds it's not as ideal as an independent long travel front suspension like you see on many prerunners, but the coilovers give it over 17" of travel in the front end so it does pretty well, actually it does really well. It just floats like a dream.

As far as speed goes, I have no trouble pushing 95-100mph but driving at 70mph on washboard roads is much harsher on tires than going 100 on the freeway. I need a tire that can take this type of punishment because in the west deserts of Utah you can drive for hours at on washboard roads at freeway speeds which is really ruogh on tires.
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I think 35's would have been better, but that's my opinion.

So you needed a tire with a high speed rating? How fast are you actually planning on going? My Toyo A/T and M/T's are both rated at 100mph, are you planning on breaking 100mph? Sounds a little hairy on an SAS rig, now if you were still running the original IFS didn't that setup win Tecate Baja in the 80's? Maybe i'm lost but i thought you built that truck for wheeling/crawling?
Also, I forgot to mention in Utah if GVWR is under 4500lbs your only allowed to be at a maximum of 24" from the frame under the drivers door to the ground. Currently I am at right at 24" and 35" tires would have put me at 25" from the fram to the ground. I know it sounds trivial but yes they will pull you over and measure, esspecially in Moab.
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I have condenced several of my other threads and info into this thread so people can follow the Build project more easily. Hope this helps.

After installing the km132 tranny with a divorced Atlas but it is giving more vibrations than I like at high speeds and it's hard to keep aligned because I do not have driveline between the Transmission and Tcase. The tcase is connected to slip yoke, so I have hatched an evil to marry my Atlas to a manual Mitsubishi tranny with out any adapters.

The plan is to use an FM145 transmission found in a 1985-87 Ford Ranger with a detatchable bellhousing and mate it to the engine using the proper 4D55 (2.3 Mitsubishi Turbo Diesel) bell housing Ford used back in the 80's. I am using a flywheel, clutch, slave cylinder and through out bearing from a 2.3 Turbo Diesel Ford Ranger. I ordered a new input shaft and retainer from Advanced adapters and I will convert my Atlas50 from divorced unit to married unit that will mate to the FM145 Tranny. I had a custom hydraulic clutch line made so I can connect my Master cylinder to my new slave cylinder. I had Nevada Speedometer make me a 12 " speedo adapter that will connect my Mitsubishi speedo cable to the Altas. So now I'll know how slow I'm going.
Bought a couple bellhousings for the swap. These will mate my 4D55 engine to an FM145 transmission, which will then marry to my Atlas. Goodby divorced Atlas.



More parts, these are the parts that are needed to convert my Atlas II from a divorced case to a case that will marry an FM145. I have a new retainer, input shaft and some seals. Also pictured is my new bellhousing.




My new FM145 transmission

I also bought a new shifter from Ford so that it shifts smooth. I will need to be modified and bend the stick so that the shifter clears the console.



With Mitch's help at Mt. Logan we Married the FM145 to the Atlas tcase and with the help of a friend we mocked it into place and built a tranny mount. I still have a few issues to sort out like the slave cylinder connection. But for the most part, it looks really good. I also need to get an adapter for the Speedo. I also had to use BFH to clearence the tunnel.












Speedo cable connection from my Mitsubishi Pickup. Nevada Speedometer is making a connecter to go from this connection to my Atlas Tcase.
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Hey, was the original transmission a km145? How diffucult was the km132 2wd swap? How much different was the mounting, clutch, shifters, etc.?

There is a Toyota FJ80 solid axle at the yard with 4.10s, I thought I could km132 swap with a samurai transfer case...
132 bolts right in. But the diesels have a hydraulic clutch and the gassers have a cable system.
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this thing is awesome. any new updates or wheeling pics? the look would have been sweet with the 35's but i see what your gettin at with the 33s
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this thing is awesome. any new updates or wheeling pics? the look would have been sweet with the 35's but i see what your gettin at with the 33s
Unfortunately no real updates. I am having clutch issues. after troubleshooting the clutch system for the last 2 weeks I came to a conclusion the slave cylinder was bad which sucks because it's an internal slave. Today we replaced the slave and I am no longer leaking from the slave, but I am still not getting enough pressure to disengage the clutch. I figured I would give it a day and rebleed the system and see if there is an improvement.
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spence, I bought an 87 raider the other week, it needs the timing dialed in then its going to the shop for new shoes 33s and exhaust and probly end up with a weber carb on it..... eventually ill have to buy your 4.88s for it
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spence, I bought an 87 raider the other week, it needs the timing dialed in then its going to the shop for new shoes 33s and exhaust and probly end up with a weber carb on it..... eventually ill have to buy your 4.88s for it
I sold the 4.88's a few months ago, but 4.62 should work great for you little Raider if plan to go with 33" tires.
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