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Aldive's Mileage Monster

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by aldive, June 23, 2005.

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    3. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Why is the OHV less efficient that the SOHC???

      All this time I thought I had the engine with the better gas mileage. I was under the impression that the SOHC was more powerful, therefore more fuel.
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      The SOHC with over head camshafts is a more efficient valvetrain design. Any OHC engine will do better than an OHV engine, given the same size, use and compression.
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Basically because of more valvetrain mass in th OHV.
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      subscribing
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      You did an awesome job on your 99! The Metallic Chestnut color is one of my favorite colors, but it's crying out for one thing, a Billet grill! My friend has a 99 2dr. X and it just looks like another X coming down the road (stock grill). It would complete a smooth transition of what you already did. :thumbsup:
       
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      Al, your truck rocks, I admire all the work you put into it. I just had a few questions about your exhaust setup. First, is the 70 series muffler noticeably louder than stock, and does it make it sound ricey or anything? Second, did you retain the stock resonators with your stock pipes? I was considering the setup you had, so I just wanted to get the details straight. Also, was the muffler a straightforward fit for the truck, or was much fabrication needed? Let me know how it all works for you, thanks.

      ~Kyle
       
    13. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Not much louder than stock at idle and no resonating in the truck at highway speed. You can tell its not stock when you get on it.

      The resonator was removed and the pipe is all custom bent 2 1/2".

      The entire exhaust from the cats back is custom with 2 1/2" piping.
       
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      hey aldive,

      just wondering which A-pillar gauge pod you used, and where i can get one, ive kind of skipped ahead so hope i didnt miss it in the previous posts...what did your truck dyno at?
       

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      Hey, Al I was wondering where did you get those Altezza Taillights? I see that you don't have them on anymore. And Will the 99-01 Model taillights fit on the 95-97 models? I see they are the same size and width.
       
    16. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      I got them at a garage sale.

      I do not know the answer to your fit question, sorry.
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      nope-
      the hatch was re designed in 98, the top inner corner of the tail light is more rounded 98-01
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Hey Al,

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      Was this factory or aftermarket? Did you add it yourself? I'm looking at a 99, and it has the rear wing. Thanks.
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Lund Windjammer; I added it myself.
       
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      Thanks! So that was from Lund. Looking over the list in the first post, I thought it was a visor. D'oh. I keep thinking they only make visors. :eek:
       
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      hey al, how many miles do you have racked up now on your truck?
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      What about motor mounts? may have been mentioned but i was just scanning....
       

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