2000 - Jeep Wrangler on 2040-cars
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
Fully built off someone's barbie jeep that never saw off road. 89 4BT Cummins Turbo diesel motor with a Holset HX35/40 hybrid that was built with a rare center output exhaust manifold in mind for high water stream crossings. New high output alternator, Optima Yellow Top Battery, power steering from an F100 dump body, hydroboost braking from a 2004 F350 Superduty (it'll easily lock up the 33" tires that are on it now), and newer commercial 8 Ribbed Belt with a tensioner system off a 5.9 6BT. Fluid damper crank pulley also on there. Front Mount intercooler and a full aluminum radiator. Calculated cat power of 233,642 (197 HP) and 500 lbs torque /font> NV4500 Transmission from a Dodge 3500 Dually truck - one of the strongest and best 5 speed manual transmissions to date. NP241OR RockTrac Transfercase off of a 2012 Jeep Rubicon - used a JB conversions cable shift system for the transfer case in order to allow for smooth shifting into 4WD. Never needed the 4WD low 4:1 because of the low gearing and the diesel motor. Bilstein 4" Suspension lift with short arm system 3" full 304 custom Stainless Exhaust from turbo back. Sinister Fab full steel front fenders and front shorty bumper Warn 9000 lbs winch with Viking safety thimble and high strength synthetic winch line Blue Torch Fab Rocker Guards 1" body lift to fit the transmission and driveline properly Jeep has 33" Tires on it now but will include 5 37" Tires as well as other equipment I have that was to finish the project. Fully lined interior that was done with speedliner with a kevlar mix.
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Auto blogWed, 25 Jun 2014
Automakers the world over are striving to find ways to make their models more efficient, and Chrysler has a solution for some versions of the 2015 Chrysler 200 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee (2014 model shown). The Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder in the 200 and the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 in the Cherokee are getting a slight boost later this year thanks to the addition of Chrysler's Engine Stop-Start system as standard equipment. The company predicts modest gains - a three-percent improvement in fuel economy and a three percent reduction in CO2 emissions with the new tech compared to without it. While it's not much, those who sit in traffic a lot may see a difference.
Chrysler's stop/start system uses a high-speed starter motor to restart the vehicle in a claimed a third of a second. It works by detecting when the vehicle comes to a stop and turning off the engine. A more powerful battery maintains all of the model's accessories while it sits. When the driver lets off the brake, the car starts up again to drive away. There is even a button in the cabin to turn the ESS off, if desired.
The Jeep will be the first to receive ESS in the third quarter of this year to coincide with the start of production of the 2015 model-year version. The 200 will follow in the fourth quarter as a rolling change in production.
After much debating and hand-wringing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says it has "no reservations" with Chrysler's plan to recall certain Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models over concerns that their fuel tanks, which are located behind the rear axle, could rupture or leak in the event of a rear impact. The longstanding argument between the two entities saw Chrysler openly defy the Feds after a request to recall 2.7 million units back in June.
Chrysler's "voluntary campaign" will instead see it recall 1.56-million 1993-2004 model year Grand Cherokee SUVs, along with 2002-2007 Liberty models. Affected vehicles will get a trailer hitch installed free of charge, which Chrysler says will provide an additional degree of protection for the fuel tanks in the event of a crash. Jeeps with Mopar-branded hitches or hitches that were installed at the factory aren't affected by this recall.
Chrysler's argument throughout this battle has been that the Jeeps in question are no more susceptible to fires than comparable vehicles from the same time period, a position that NHTSA has seemingly arrived at as well. "Those vehicles performed at a rate similar to their peers. That is the keystone analysis as to whether something poses an unreasonable risk to safety," said outgoing NHTSA boss David Strickland during an interview with the The Associated Press.
Jeep's saga with the National Traffic Safety Administration and the voluntary campaign to repair 1.56 million vehicles for allegedly unsafe trailer hitches, is getting yet another chapter. The controversy appeared to finally be over in January when the automaker found a supplier for the replacement parts. Nothing is ever that easy, though, and the government regulator is now requesting documents from the company to clarify why the repairs are taking so long to begin.
Jeep parent company Chrysler has until July 16 to submit documents and answers to NHTSA explaining the situation. The regulator claims that despite its compromise to inspect and repair the models with improper hitches in June 2013, Chrysler didn't find a part supplier until December and didn't order the replacements until January. The government agency believes that the first components weren't manufactured until May of this year and vehicles may not actually be repaired until as late as August. According to the report, if the Chrysler doesn't supply what NHTSA is asking for, the agency could "take additional appropriate action as warranted."
Throughout this entire process, Chrysler has asserted that the vehicles met the applicable crash test standards of the time, and it has kept NHTSA abreast of the repair activity. In a recently released statement it said that the regulator analyzed eight rear impact reconstruction tests and found the replacement hitch to be safe. To keep up with the high demand for replacements, Chrysler is working with multiple suppliers, and they are running three shifts, six days a week to get the parts ready as soon as possible.