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You won't see any mpg gains from a Flowmaster. All my friends that ran them got worse mpg and when they switched to a Magnaflow (with the same pipe setup just changed the muffler) they gained 2-3 mpg. Flowmaster mufflers to my knowledge don't offer anything but noise.
But like they said, the...
No. They do not rub at all.
Btw, you can unhook one end link and leave the other attached and it works like you have it completely unhooked.
I bought my end links from RockAuto. If I had to do it again, I would prolly buy the NAPA professional end links because they are about the same...
It's the rear chain (that I'm told) that always is the first to go. My rear chain makes noise all the time now. My front chain doesn't make noise like the rear.
So if I were you, I would do the rear chain and tensioners.
I tried the longer hand made sway bar end links. They rubbed the spindle at full lock everytime, esp. off-road. I am using a stock type set from Raybestos and it is high quality stuff. There is no plastic parts like the stock ones, instead it's all steel.
When you make your own, just don't make...
Are you going to have a website up for us to purchase and to see all the details like what's included and how to write ups?
I agree that you should put your name or an emblem signifying that it's yours on the product, kind of like how Rize does theirs.
I was going to suggest patenting but looks like the man himself beat me to it. Smart move man. :thumbsup:
Just don't get burt out on it like Roadbully did with his spacer builds. I think you are doing a great job and I hope to do business with you down the road.
Is it low on oil?
And what kind of oil do you use. I know a lot of old school guys running 20w-50 in these things and it gave loads of problems and had lots of noise to go with it. You are only supposed to run 5w-30 (in the v6) and 5w-20 (in the v8)
The chattering noise that you hear/heard...
Oh man. If he could get together with someone like BTF and make long travel upper and lower a-arms for all four corners along with the kit, then that would be badass. Our rigs would be perfect for Baja or at least Baja ready.
But I know if that happened, then it would be a lot more than $3k...
I think if you are serious about doing a SAS then you might want to look into doing this:
It looks like (from the pics Nate gave us) the solid axle, when flexing, will rub or smack the rear crossmember.
I had the same problem. Just a simple fix. Spray the door hinges with some type of spray lube (I used PB blaster) and I have not had any problems since.
About the check engine light. It is an O2 sensor. However, that doesn't mean that you have replace it. Sometimes in a rapid weather change...
So would the kit include new springs, struts, upper control arms? Or do we have to buy those separate. I understand that you are trying to make this as bolt on as possible and that we would be able to put it back to stock at any time that we needed.
Another reason I ask, I might be getting the...