WH: Grand Hemi build - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR


Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR > JEEP GARAGE > Jeep build up


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-07-2017
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 904
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 2
Liked 45 Times in 26 Posts
Default WH: Grand Hemi build

Just picked up a rather high KM example of a Hemi with a few extras. She's had a interesting history as was originally sold in South Africa and brought into Australia as a personal import (Yellow plate). A few extras that it came with, some known, some discovered...


  1. Roof cage with wheel carrier and jerry can holders x 4
  2. Bluetooth handsfree kit
  3. Unichip???
  4. 265/70/R17 ATs (doesn't appear to have been lifted)
  5. 2 spare rims
  6. 1 extra spare tyre
  7. Better muffler of some kind (louder than stock)

First tasks are as below:
  1. Full fluid drop (engine, gearbox, transfer case, diffs, coolant)
  2. Track down the Unichip to see if its plug and play or wired in as I'll eventually want to replace with a Superchips Flashpaq
  3. Front diff bushes (knew this before purchase)
  4. Guard trim / pinch weld mod


Last edited by Windex; 09-07-2017 at 03:50 PM.

Sponsored Posts
  #2  
Old 09-07-2017
greenjk's Avatar
greenjk  greenjk is offline
SwampDigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: yarra valley
Age: 47
Posts: 3,600
What Jeep do I drive?: WH
Likes: 544
Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
Default

We have the same and love it, hemi is an awsome engine (sports muffler is a must as well) I would consider spending a bit more and get the jeeperf poly bushes for the front diff if you havent already.
__________________
WH 5.7 Limited Navigator
  #3  
Old 09-07-2017
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 904
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 2
Liked 45 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Ahhh thats another one I missed adding to the above, its already got a different muffler as its definitely louder than the ones I've driven previously. Thanks for the heads up on the bushes, there are ALOT of nice items on their site
Likes: (1)

Last edited by Windex; 09-07-2017 at 03:57 PM.
  #4  
Old 09-07-2017
greenjk's Avatar
greenjk  greenjk is offline
SwampDigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: yarra valley
Age: 47
Posts: 3,600
What Jeep do I drive?: WH
Likes: 544
Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windex View Post
Ahhh thats another one I missed adding to the above, its already got a different muffler as its definitely louder than the ones I've driven previously. Thanks for the heads up on the bushes, there are ALOT of nice items on their site
The bushes are worth it from what I hear, I haven't fitted mine yet, or the long range tank, or made a rear bumper/tyre carrier, lots still to do, got any pics.
__________________
WH 5.7 Limited Navigator
Sponsored Posts
  #5  
Old 06-09-2017
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 904
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 2
Liked 45 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Ordered a CRDSTU lift kit, will look to fit a lot of suspension items during the lift install.
Likes: (1)
  #6  
Old 12-01-2018
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 904
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 2
Liked 45 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Well she's had a few updates now:
  1. CRDSTU lift installed
  2. 245/75/R17 BFG MTs
  3. Brand new lower control arms (bushings and ball joint)
  4. 4 new oxygen sensors
  5. Oil pressure sensor
Likes: (2)
Sponsored Posts
  #7  
Old 14-01-2018
greenjk's Avatar
greenjk  greenjk is offline
SwampDigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: yarra valley
Age: 47
Posts: 3,600
What Jeep do I drive?: WH
Likes: 544
Liked 113 Times in 81 Posts
Default

How about some pics.
__________________
WH 5.7 Limited Navigator
Likes: (1)
  #8  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Windex's Avatar
Windex  Windex is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 904
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 2
Liked 45 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Took it away for the weekend for its first trip with the new lower arms, car steers pretty great but I've still got a terrible knock at the front which I suspect is the swaybar links which is going to be the next project. The pic shows the Jerry can holders on the rack which while not needed for the weekend did give me a handy bit of extra range. Speaking of range, currently getting ~15.7L/100km which I think might be a little high considering the drive was mostly on the Hume Hwy. I'll have to start some digging as to what was causing this as I suspect that I've got a few triggers and perhaps might be blocking MDS for staying engaged.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20180126_192139.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	148.5 KB
ID:	77029  
Likes: (3)
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


» Advertisements_AS2




Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:23 PM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2018 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.midlifemate.com wayalife.com jkwrangler.com ausjeepforum.com jk-forum.com canadianjeepoffroad.com cryptoprofitcalculator.net
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=