Took it for the first drive late tonight! It was only down the street and flex out through a 2-3 foot ditch. Feels completely different, rode real smooth and shifts so easy. Weired not having to mess with multiple levers to get reverse. Its going to take some time to get use to the new shifters. Looking forward to driving it around some more tomorrow.
Planning on its first snow run Saturday! Have a few things still to do, Need to adjust the new clutch quadrant for a better release height, bleed the brakes and a few other minor things.
Barely slept last night! Really excited to go play in the snow today even though it's shity snow. Have a couple things left to do, mostly with packing supplies and tools.
Drove it about 30 miles yesterday, mostly on the road. Still have a few tweaks to make but this thing is running sweet. No more gear whine and 5th gear rocks. Gets to 70 really quick. Not sure what my weights are but it feels way more balanced. Hell even managed to lock up all four tires testing the brakes skidding to a stop. Before never got the front to skid before! Going to try and get some vids today.
By the way it roasted the iroks on bare pavement. Before it always wheel hopped, now it just squats and lifts the front end.
Left at 10am yesterday morning in search of the elusive snow.. 30 minutes later this is what we found.. As you can see it's not much snow but it was fun!!! First time in snow with the new set up and it was pretty sweet...
Everything worked great. Still getting use to the shifters. Biggest problem I had was getting use too how to shift into 4wd, not as easy as the last setup of pulling the lever and letting the spring pop it in. Toward the end of the day the shifters became easier to move and it slips into 4wd easy. Never kicked in the aux gearbox all day.
The snow was dismal but we did find a great play area that usual is covered that allowed us to play around and flex it a little bit. No good pics of flexing tho. Made it home safe with only a couple of small issues to address. Fuel gauge went to full and stayed there and the atlas dripped some oil out the speedometer hole looks like its not fully seated and clamped down, had a 2" dia puddle this morning.
So far I have close to 190 miles on it and everything is working great! Wished I would have gone this route from the beginning it would have saved a bunch of cash. Driving to the snow was so nice cruising at 2700rpm and doing roughly 60mph. I'm finding the NV4500 shifts so much smoother and shorter throw than the stock setup that power shifting and down shifting is a breeze. If I change the main handle it will be forward Little and down but for now I'm just going to leave it.
I'm finding that I changed so much that I'm having to relearn where the limits are. It rides so smooth now and the weight seems to be really balanced. cant wait till the new bed, bumper setup and lowering the body so I can re-weight.
Been busy Hoping for a snow run this weekend weather looks promising! Finally found a video to post. Nothing special just playing around in a rock pit that is usually covered in 6+ feet of snow. Been making small changes but nothing great.
Still taking it easy hoping to hammer it this weekend! Here's a video sorry about the other trucks and sound. Yes I did kill it! This clutch is so soft compared to the old one and I'm still not use too it.
thnx for all those pics. Hopefully one of these days my Mog will be as badass as yours. I plan on doing basically the same except for the motor. I am going to use a strocked 4.0 Jeep motor. Thank again.
Been beating on it as much as I can. Everything is working great, getting all the little things done now. Here's a pic and vid from the snow trip February 18. Didn't air down at all that day, its the same rock pit as before just a little more snow. Enjoy!
Went up Sunday to a new spot, got into some of the best snow of the year. Aired down to 7psi and went where ever I wanted. Things are performing great with the new setup. Have about 800-900 miles on it now and everything is working flawless. Here's some pics. Enjoy!
Incredibly nice build. Being a newbie to off-road (and cars in general, don't even have my liscense yet), this build inspired a lot of my interest in fabrication and mechanics. It's been fun following along, can't wait to see what's next!
How long is the bed, exactly? looks to be about 5 feet.
Since last update I have been abusing it quite often. Everything is working great. Made several more snow runs heres a few pics. Manage to find some deep stuff on my Birthday the picture of the front is with the airbags blowen up 3/4 of the way.
I have made it out to the shop a little lately. Here's a few teaser pics of the new bumper I'm planing to install this weekend. Houses a M12000, moved the winch down 5 inches and back close to 6 inches. Ground clearance is 1 inch higher than the stock skidplate and this one is heavely reinfocred. Will post more pictures after the install.
Hey i have a similar truck as yours just not as nice haha. A Doka with a ford 300 inline 6 in it. I was wondering what your radiator came out of im having no luck cooling mine with whatever is in there. Any help would be appreciated i have a big trip next weekend and this is the only thing holdin me up.
I've always been thinking about how to change the design of my Unimog truck to take it out from the character of agricultural trucks to SUV. I am thinking about a big change to the exterior and interior I would like to take the seats back and make some interior changings.
Anyone have a set they are willing to part with? I’ve been looking for a while now without any luck. Or maybe someone here knows how to get a hold of WEPS/WEPS2? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
I’m going to have some lower kingpins bolts made and wanted to see if there is still any interest in them. Not sure how much they will be for sale for, but the more that are made the cheaper they should be.
I recall someone making a camber correction plate to go behind the portal box.
However I can't find em anywhere.
My XJ is getting to the point of rolling and looking at the positive camber
it would be nice to square it up.
Thought or suggestions?
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