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Well I've come over to the dark side.
For the last 15 years I have been into the Mitsubishi and Subaru 4-cylinder platforms. Particularly into the 1/4 mile world.
Last year I sold my daily 4-door red wranger and decided to get into a newer style V6 GC.
Love the car. Extremely comfortable but huge lack of power to be sure.

Earlier this year decided to look into maybe picking up a trackhawk. Went tot the dealer, price was right and signed on the dotted line.
June 19th finally picked her up at the dealer.
Well worth the wait.

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Plan is to have some fun down the quarter mile.
Decided to right away instal the JLT catch can and 2 days later the JLT intake.
What a difference the intake makes. Amazing sounds...
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Over this past weekend I hit 500 miles and started having a little more fun.

Fortunately, when I placed my TH order I decided to start collecting parts. The EPA new regulations do have me worried. So best to pickup the parts now then to wait a little while before installing.

So for the time being I picked up the intake, catch can, upper/lower pullies, injectors, HP tuners MPVI2, Fuelmax booster, Kooks headers, catless connection pipes and set of gently used Weld S76 beadlock rears and runners. Had an opportunity to pickup the a used Ripa cog setup for a great price for the future.
Good start for sure especially on pump gas for now.

Stay tuned for more updates.
 

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So have been hearing the stock radiator cap can be a little troublesome when you add more boost so picked up a Moroso.
At what point does the stock cap really start to leak?
 

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So have been hearing the stock radiator cap can be a little troublesome when you add more boost so picked up a Moroso.
At what point does the stock cap really start to leak?
They have a fairly high failure rate. I think I have a 24psi Moroso. You’ll know if yours is leaking because there will be spray everywhere around the cap. They aren’t expensive, so I’d just go ahead n grab one. I’ve got a few parts laying around the house that you may want unless you’ve already bought everything.
 

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I'm running that cap and haven't had a problem yet. 3 factory ones failed on me. I'll step it up like Lil Hemi suggested if it doesn't hold. Now I have to find a machinist to mill my Billet cap to fit Moroso, lol.
 

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Thanks guys. Was actually looking on summit racing this morning. Can't believe there are so many different cap options for our jeeps.
Will pickup the 63324.

On another note installed some led taillight bulbs last night. What a difference!
 

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Been looking at these 'Custom Billet' radiator cap covers.
Is this the cover you guys are running?

The moroso stock replacement cap fits this cover but the upgraded 23-25 moroso does not correct as it is larger? Wondering before I pull the trigger on one of those billet cap covers
 

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Been looking at these 'Custom Billet' radiator cap covers.
Is this the cover you guys are running?

The moroso stock replacement cap fits this cover but the upgraded 23-25 moroso does not correct as it is larger? Wondering before I pull the trigger on one of those billet cap covers
I went with billet technologies for all of my engine dress up stuff, I don’t remember if there was an option for a nonstock size radiator cap or not though.
 

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Received my new Z36 pads in the mail today.
Pins that they come with don't look as robust as the OEM ones.
Think it'll be fine if I reuse the OEM ones as they only have 600 miles on them.

The brake dust from the OEM pads is outrageous. Even after just a few miles cruise the wheels are caked in dust.
Should be much better with these bad boys.

While I'm at it is it worth replacing the oem lines to braided? Or the OEM lines fairly strong to start with?
Not going to be putting the hawk on a road course or anything (just drag strip) but would imaging it would help stiffen up the brake pedal a little under "spirited driving"
 

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Yes, reuse the Brembo hardware instead of the powerstop. If you are wanting to do the brake lines, you should upgrade the fluid too. I’ll probably do it all once I upgrade the rotors which is my next modification.
 

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Pretty quiet night tonight
Been thing about it for a few days now.
Life is too short to stay under warranty...
Little at a time going to get everything done.
First step is to man-up and pin this crank to start. Should be an "interesting" weekend.
Any pinning tips?
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Use a cobalt bit and a 90 drill.
Picked myself up a 90 degree drill but wasn't too sure about which bit to go with. Gonna see if I have a set of good quality cobalt bits in the basement.
Been seeing a few of the big power guys pin the crank 2 or 3 times over which at my stage is a little premature. I guess once the regular incognito pulley goes on that'll probably be borderline of needing the crank pinned. So better to just bite the bullet and just do it first.
 
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