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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by Grover on Today at 10:38:04 AM »
I went with the BBK (edit.. had BDS... they dont make TB's lol) TB because the 05-06 went to a different IAC set up and makes things finecky.

Russ is a solid dude and is swamped lately. If you give him a call he will get back to to. kinda like wrangling a cat some days.

I'd prefer not to name the machine shop due to some of the drama with my build. He's good at what he does but its been a crap show. He has access to a torque plate.

Russ did get back to me yesterday. He is assembling a parts list for me. The urgency of my build is completely superficial so I'll give the guy a break, I can only imagine he is a busy dude.

The Grand Cherokee 68mm throttle body that I'm using is the same as found in the 2003+ Dodge Durango or Daktoa 4.7 except that it uses the same IAC as the 2005/2006 Jeep 4.0 and therefore should work fine with the TDS adapter on any Jeep with the newer IAC. I only know this because I picked three throttle bodies from pick-n-pull before getting one with the right IAC lol.
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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by Grover on Today at 10:26:09 AM »
I did a 4.6 as well and never bothered with the throttle body, I read up that the stock TJ throttle Body and manifold are already more than capable of flowing enough air for a stroker. I did however spend money on an upgraded cam shaft. I think you are re-using the stock one?

My 4.6 Runs on 87 Octane perfectly fine and is much nicer to drive on the road then the stock 4.0. Even though its not quick by any means.

Nice Jrama, I'd like to know more about your build. I'm not aiming to get the most power possible so it looks like I'm trying to achieve a similar end goal. Good to hear from someone that hasn't had their stroker build turn into a nightmare ;)

Yeah I'm not going nuts with my build so the tbody won't make a big difference, but I figure it's all part of the "incremental upgrade" process where each upgrade starts to take advantage of the other. I will DIY port my head. Dodge put a 68mm tbody on a 4.7 liter engine so I figure it can't hurt to put one on my 4.6 so long as I upgrade the intake, port the head, eventually upgrade the exhaust etc.
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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by duck454ss on Today at 10:00:41 AM »
Just read your whole thread.. what a journey ;) Hope it all works out in the end.

Who is making your Pistons? Russ Potinger? I'm building a stroker and emailed him a couple times over the last two weeks.. haven't heard anything from him :(

Early in your build I see you were debating what throttle body to go with. What did you end up doing? I've settled on a 68mm tbody from a 4.7 dodge v8. A company called TDS makes an adapter which I should receive early next week. Seems like a good way to go.
https://www.tdsideas.com/store/p2/Throttle_Adapter%2C_Jeep_4.0L_Intake_to_Dodge_4.7L_Throttle.html

Your piston slap experience reminded me of this (stroker with same issue):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAkmlvW9fYA

What machine shop did you use? Did you wind up finding a torque plate?

My build will be pretty tame in comparison. My build thread:
https://www.jeepstrokers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6250

Good luck!

I went with the BBK (edit.. had BDS... they dont make TB's lol) TB because the 05-06 went to a different IAC set up and makes things finecky.

Russ is a solid dude and is swamped lately. If you give him a call he will get back to to. kinda like wrangling a cat some days.

I'd prefer not to name the machine shop due to some of the drama with my build. He's good at what he does but its been a crap show. He has access to a torque plate.
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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by Jrama on Yesterday at 07:57:53 PM »

Early in your build I see you were debating what throttle body to go with. What did you end up doing? I've settled on a 68mm tbody from a 4.7 dodge v8. A company called TDS makes an adapter which I should receive early next week. Seems like a good way to go.
https://www.tdsideas.com/store/p2/Throttle_Adapter%2C_Jeep_4.0L_Intake_to_Dodge_4.7L_Throttle.html

Good luck!

I did a 4.6 as well and never bothered with the throttle body, I read up that the stock TJ throttle Body and manifold are already more than capable of flowing enough air for a stroker. I did however spend money on an upgraded cam shaft. I think you are re-using the stock one?

My 4.6 Runs on 87 Octane perfectly fine and is much nicer to drive on the road then the stock 4.0. Even though its not quick by any means.

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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by Grover on Yesterday at 01:26:53 PM »
Yay!!!!!!! semi good news. my pistons have finally been made. or so i'm told. just need them the be shipped from the states.

Just read your whole thread.. what a journey ;) Hope it all works out in the end.

Who is making your Pistons? Russ Potinger? I'm building a stroker and emailed him a couple times over the last two weeks.. haven't heard anything from him :(

Early in your build I see you were debating what throttle body to go with. What did you end up doing? I've settled on a 68mm tbody from a 4.7 dodge v8. A company called TDS makes an adapter which I should receive early next week. Seems like a good way to go.
https://www.tdsideas.com/store/p2/Throttle_Adapter%2C_Jeep_4.0L_Intake_to_Dodge_4.7L_Throttle.html

Your piston slap experience reminded me of this (stroker with same issue):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAkmlvW9fYA

What machine shop did you use? Did you wind up finding a torque plate?

My build will be pretty tame in comparison. My build thread:
https://www.jeepstrokers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6250

Good luck!
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Build Ups / Re: 2005 LJ Rubicon Revival
« Last post by duck454ss on Yesterday at 10:58:33 AM »
Yay!!!!!!! semi good news. my pistons have finally been made. or so i'm told. just need them the be shipped from the states.
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Tech Talk / Re: Wet floor
« Last post by HikingViking on May 26, 2020, 06:51:49 PM »
Thanks for the tips! Much appreciated! I think I will pick up that kit and see if it helps anything.
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Tech Talk / Re: Wet floor
« Last post by MattMan on May 26, 2020, 06:09:10 PM »
I struggled with that problem with my hardtop, where back upper corner of the drivers door meets up.
There’s a pathetically poor foam seal that wears out easily. Mopar reseal kit for the freedom tops has what’s needed.
My seatbelt was also quite wet when I extended it
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Tech Talk / Re: Wet floor
« Last post by hps4evr on May 24, 2020, 11:20:00 PM »
I’d check the seals on the hardtop. If you have a soft top look for any gaps or zippers that are un done
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Tech Talk / Wet floor
« Last post by HikingViking on May 24, 2020, 08:44:23 PM »
So after the rain we had recently I noticed my drivers side rear floor was wet. I thought maybe it was coming from under neath, crawled under and couldn’t see anything that would cause it. The weather strip seems fine. Has anybody experienced this? A little advice would be greatly appreciated.
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