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Old 21st January 2011, 06:54   #181
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Hi,

The larger drums used to take an awfully long time to dry out after a fjording.

The wider track will give better stability, but I don't think affects body roll in any way.
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The drying out of bigger drums is hardly an issue, if you compare it to the added braking efficiency, which is what docfreak is looking for.

A wider track translates into better stability, main reason being that the high CG of a 3B is negated to an extent and the physics here is, tall and narrow contributes to more body roll than tall and wide.
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sutripta- the wheels lock well. it rather skids as well
jaggu- my setup is front and rear, no diagonals, i didnt consult anyone for the setup, but did it . any specific pattern is used??
fazal- u got my point , i wish to increase stability and deecrease body roll and also increase top speed without loosing the lower end grunt, so trying to gather info for the needed mods. pls share as to what u would do for these issues.
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jaggu- my setup is front and rear, no diagonals, i didnt consult anyone for the setup, but did it . any specific pattern is used??
Even i would like to get the details hence asked the question. Mine was connected by the mech and i never bothered to check, maybe i will now
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i wish to increase stability and deecrease body roll and also increase top speed without loosing the lower end grunt, so trying to gather info for the needed mods. pls share as to what u would do for these issues.
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Body roll in Jeeps is an inherent thing. Decreasing it slightly is possible by wider track diffs. as I did on my CJ340. Also adding 2" spacers further increases the track width. Both these mods definitely increase stability.

Spacers on Jeeps is a highly debatable subject, opposed by many Jeepers, as it is prone to breakage while off roading. But senior guys like Khan Sultan has it on his Gypsy, and does some hard core stuff without any problems.

The Hyderabad Rubicon too has 2" spacers, stability and the grip 'off roads' is very evident. No problems on two OTR's with it yet.

I too am contemplating doing it. Experts please advice.

Reg. increasing the top speed, better persons to advice would be, UBS, Arka, BD, Jaggu, than myself.
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fazal- u got my point , i wish to increase stability and deecrease body roll and also increase top speed without loosing the lower end grunt, so trying to gather info for the needed mods. pls share as to what u would do for these issues.
My understanding of this is you cant have both with the stock CJ3B gearbox. Logical step is to upgrade to a 4 speed box. I think Arka has written about this multiple times.
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Diagonal split leaves you with 50% braking in case of one circuit failing, but with a strong pull to oneside. With a F/ R split, one really has very little left in case of a front circuit failure. Braking however is even.

Don't think track (or wheel spacers) affect body roll in a solid axle vehicle. Stability Yes, Body Roll No.

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The love and the learning with the 3b never stop....

New issues:
how do i make my jeep more water/slush resistant, as in the engine, what all to save and how?

was thinking of adding a heatlon sheet in the engine bay to prevent the heat creeping in ?

what are the kinds of foot and floor mats ( if any ) in the 3b, you have seen?

cracked the outer covering of the steering coloumn in an otr, can i change the outer covering only? would that be recommended on safety parametres?

well the jeep seems to be doing better than what i ever imagined, smooth, refined and a truely reliable buddy in out otrs. as the kms on the odometer keep clicking on , post the rebuild, the smoother and more dependable its becoming.

will post some pictures tomorrow.

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NDMS you will have to air down if you want them to perform, about 15 psi for slush. Get a set of decent modern tyres, it will make your CJ3B a killer offroad machine. Am really missing the Trepador after i parted with them :(
Next mod on my 3B (when I have some cash reserves) is a set of Maxxis or better set of MT tyres. The Hurricane has so much potential but is usually let down by the tyres (not to mention the skill level of the driver ).

P.s The other day while coming back from an OTR I saw close to 95 kmph + on the speedo while dragging with Pushkin's Bolero Storm CRDE. He said he saw 110 while still behind me,..but that could be speedo error.
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110 kmph on 3b???
before u decide on the maxxis, take a feedback from harjeev
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Just gatecrashing with my query!

What is the size and type of front axle in a LHD CJ3B? What I mean is the length of the shorter RH side and the longer LH side? And how many splines? 10 or more?
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110 kmph on 3b???
before u decide on the maxxis, take a feedback from harjeev

Sharath read,..I said 95 kmph+,..
Pushkin's storm was probably showing a higher speed due to speedo error !!

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Needed input on 2 things

1> On opening the oil bath air filter of the CJ, the mech suddenly said it was missing the metal 'kanthi' element. On decoding it meant that he was expecting some steel wool type packing in there and not expecting it to be empty. Do CJ air filters have such a thing? If so where can i find it.

2> What oil should I put in the air filter. It is bone dry right now


Third bonus question:

In an oil bath filter, what prevents from getting the oil getting sucked into the air supply in case of a heavy landing causing a huge splash/severe tilting/toppling of vehicle?


Attaching a much older picture of the engine bay for reference

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Old 27th February 2011, 01:57   #193
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I dont remember seeing the mesh in my 3B also. I use engine oil in the filter plate. Yes splash or oil feeding the crab is a possibility in certain scenario, iirc have seen it happen in a diesel engine.

Now question from my side, if we are to upgrade to paper filter system. Which one is ideal, bolero unit?
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if i am not wrong the 3b used to come with the paper filter as well, i have that in my jeep.
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Needed input on 2 things

1> On opening the oil bath air filter of the CJ, the mech suddenly said it was missing the metal 'kanthi' element. On decoding it meant that he was expecting some steel wool type packing in there and not expecting it to be empty. Do CJ air filters have such a thing? If so where can i find it.
2> What oil should I put in the air filter. It is bone dry right now

Third bonus question:

In an oil bath filter, what prevents from getting the oil getting sucked into the air supply in case of a heavy landing causing a huge splash/severe tilting/toppling of vehicle?
Hi Soumya,

1) IIRC The Steel Wool is filled in the Air-Filter Body. That cannot be replaced. The bottom of the barrel has perforated Steel Element which reduces/prevent such splashes.

http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/Phot...erParts300.JPG

2) Engine Oil

3) Bonus Answer.

We recently faced this dilemma in the Aavalakonda OTR, the Toppled MM540 refused to start, could barely take a crank.

We checked the following
1) Battery and Connections

2) Starter Motor

3) Finally we realized the Oil from the Air-Filter had entered the cylinder head and caused a lock. So we removed the Heater/Glow Plug and cranked the Engine, there was Engine Oil in No2 Cylinder. The vehicle started and smoked for a few seconds before getting back to normal.

So in a Petrol Engine remove the Spark Plugs, after numbering the cables and crank to remove non combustible foreign matter .

Regards,

Arka

PS - You can change to the MDI3200TC Plastic Drum Type Air-Filter.

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