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Red Rover Project #1: New Exhaust

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Thanks Jared

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Okay folks, here's what we've got thus far:
Me: Orange, RRC
Tom: Orange, 1996 Disco I
Pedram: Orange, Disco I
Jason: Orange, 1996 Disco I


Jared,

I was going to keep quiet on this ... but ...

Just make sure that people know what they are buying as the standard kit type are not the better "hardcore" Polybushes which are bonded onto metal like the original rubber. The standard kit is split poly like most others, but are dispensed cast and cured, not cheap injection molded like some other makes. The radius arm bushes alone will be around $320 (front and rear) for the hardcore whereas the normal complete kit should come out around $210, plus shipping.

Orange is a good choice for LRs as blue is too soft for all but serious trail rigs. I only use red on my old road cars (make a Triumph handle like it should have done).

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Graeme

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Thanks Graeme for clearing that up. I wasn't sure what this kit was going to cost but that's a good estimate.

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Jared,

I was going to keep quiet on this ... but ...


Glad you didn't, Graeme. I wasn't aware of the difference, but feel more informed. I think I'll try this standard kit and see how it fares.

-Jared

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So just to be clear we are ordering these:

http://www.lucky8llc...?ProductID=3018

Correct?


And how about bushingfest 2014? Over on Jared's bushing thread I purposed 3 weekend in Oct. does that work for anyone?

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So just to be clear we are ordering these:

http://www.lucky8llc...?ProductID=3018

Correct?


Correct.

And how about bushingfest 2014? Over on Jared's bushing thread I purposed 3 weekend in Oct. does that work for anyone?


Works for me. I already penciled it in & I'll post it on the calendar shortly.

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Thanks Graeme. The Orange/Medium should work fine for my poser-rig helping it to creak, knock and jolt less on the pot-hole ridden, speed bump infused driveway at Coco's school. May also handle a little firmer on the roadway on those all too rare occasions where it actually leaves the pavement ;-)

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Parts are ordered. Discount isn't huge because his margin on Polybush isn't very big (I think it comes out to about $200 each)... He says that the parts should be in stock on Monday and will send them out shortly thereafter.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Sweet. Thanks everyone.

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Parts are ordered. Discount isn't huge because his margin on Polybush isn't very big (I think it comes out to about $200 each)... He says that the parts should be in stock on Monday and will send them out shortly thereafter.

Let me know if you have any questions.

-Jared


Thanks Jared! As for shipping, are they all going to the same place? your place? Or did you ship them directly To BushingPalooza HQ?? Haha... We can settle up at the Peninsula gathering... /to

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Who do I pay and when/how

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Thanks Jared! As for shipping, are they all going to the same place? your place? Or did you ship them directly To BushingPalooza HQ?? Haha... We can settle up at the Peninsula gathering... /to


I had them shipped to my house... I'll bring them out early that AM to Jason's place and will sell them out of the back of my truck, first-come-first-served... hopefully the folks that ordered them are the first to show up. ::bigsmile::

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We have to keep this on the DL, the popo might see your bushing deal and might intervene.

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I do have a cop for a neighbor. And an FBI agent. Just sayin

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Good thing nobody is bringing any Defenders

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Oh I see... Hint hint. Bring coffee and doughnuts.

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Oh I see... Hint hint. Bring coffee and doughnuts.


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We haven't had the opportunity to actually drive the Red Rover because of all of the suspension work -- after finishing we took it to dinner last night to road test. I noticed a weird popping sound coming from the muffler that sits just past the LH driver's side. Below is a video of the noise and you can see the vibration. You'll note in the video that if I lightly push on the muffler, the loudness is reduced considerably.

Muffler "popping" noise

I haven't correlated exactly what conditions make it happen; it's more frequent when sitting at idle, especially if the engine has not been running long.

It seems to disappear once the exhaust system gets sufficiently hot.

-Jared


UPDATE: I've run the engine a couple of times since I took it out to Hollister (no noise there either) & haven't heard the noise since I originally posted this. Question: is it likely to come back if it is a loose baffle or do they sometimes 'fix' themselves?

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A loose baffle would mean a weld that was broken or never welded down good in the first place on the inside of the muffler. It's possible that the exhaust pressure finally pushed it into a position where it won't rattle. The question is will it stay that way. Hard to say. It's not 'fixed', so it could come back. I guess the question is 'do you feel lucky'? Or maybe, 'how tired are you of messing with the exhaust?'.

The right thing would be to replace it. But it's a PITA since you have to remove it, ship it back, wait on them to send the new one, then re-install. As you know, if it does fail again it's not going to disable the truck, it's just going to be annoying. So it's not a critical component in that regard.

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A loose baffle would mean a weld that was broken or never welded down good in the first place on the inside of the muffler. It's possible that the exhaust pressure finally pushed it into a position where it won't rattle. The question is will it stay that way. Hard to say. It's not 'fixed', so it could come back. I guess the question is 'do you feel lucky'? Or maybe, 'how tired are you of messing with the exhaust?'.

The right thing would be to replace it. But it's a PITA since you have to remove it, ship it back, wait on them to send the new one, then re-install. As you know, if it does fail again it's not going to disable the truck, it's just going to be annoying. So it's not a critical component in that regard.


Ya, you're saying what I figured, Don. I'm mainly wanting to be done with it, but it's probably best to just get it replaced. Guess I'll call AB tomorrow morning.

-Jared

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