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19044 No. 19044 ID: f2c4ed hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So, I bought a 2000 Durango a couple months ago, a known beater, and have been slowly upgrading it as funds allow. New Alternator, brakes, radiator, rear diff, shocks, ball joints, and I just ordered new tied rod ends.

Eventually, I'll end up painting it, installing a safari-grade roof rack, some extra lights, and if I can find one, an extra-large fuel tank.

But, with 220,000 miles on it, I'm figuring it's going to need an engine and tranny rebuild/replace sooner or later, and I'd rather get that done before I'm innawoods doing some OPERATOR (or, more likely, towing a house trailer from one town to another).

Also, it shakes worse than it ought to, and has a noise that's only present when I'm on the gas, which tells me that it's sourced between the pedal and the transfer case.

Obviously, rebuilding a engine isn't hard, in the scheme of things, and I've done that. Granted, it'll be more complicated than a Continental GTSIO-520, but I did a head gasket replacement on my Pontiac last fall out in my driveway, and that worked out just fine.

Has anyone here rebuilt an automatic tranny before?

Aside from "keep it clean, no, I mean REALLY clean.", is there anything I need to know before I start? It seems simple enough, you know, pull it apart, inspect the hell out of it, replace anything that's chewed up, as well as all the bearings and seals, then put it all back together.

Thesia comes from the "Ship of Theseus" thought experiment.
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>> No. 19404 ID: f98c5d
They use F150 parts? Fuck, I need to look into them when I finally graduate to 4 wheels.
>> No. 19410 ID: 223a41
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>Now, I'm under the impression that the front axle on a 4wd is supposed to turn slightly faster than the rear axle, so I'm guessing I need a 3.9x rear one. I'm not 100% on that, though, I just know that engaging 4wd with a 3.92 front axle and a 3.5 rear is going to cause bad juju.

To the best of my knowledge they should move at the same speeds though, when you turn with 4wd the outside wheel will move faster and the inside slower which causes the wheel bind you notice on a surface with good grip like pavement.

>Oh, and the heater doesn't work. I'm not sure why, but it puts out not-hot air, and I can't even get that to blow in the windscreen-only mode. I'm not really sure why it won't switch heater modes, or why it won't switch on, but I haven't had a chance to start troubleshooting yet. I suspect a plugged heater core to begin with, but the switching of ducts is probably part of the vacuum system or something.

Yeah, check the controls, ducts, etc. along those lines. Pretty much every vehicle I've seen after about 10 years starts to have some kind whole or partial failure related to the system that forces the air. My Expedition fans only seem to work on high, but the heat and a/c work so I'm in no hurry to fix it.

Yes, sir. I'd double check the year to confirm, but I think all of them were built on the F-150 frame, also they're nearly identical to the Lincoln Navigator. The Durango, sadly, was built on the Dakota chassis. Most post 90s vehicles will have at least 1 fully or nearly identical other named vehicle. With the engine and transmission usually being used in several other vehicles by the parent company.

To add to that, nearly every SUV is built on a truck or car chassis. So it's always important to check if your SUV is a fancy truck or a fancy station wagon hatchback thingy.

Have some off road Durango
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>> No. 19418 ID: 793e55
How uber of a press? I have a 20 ton.
>> No. 19426 ID: bcd0bd
>a press

Wat. I've always used a hammer and a vise to change light duty u-joints. But then again, humid environments. You should change the fronts first as a test to see how rusty they are. (Obligatory lolseattle)

> front wheels turning faster than the rear

Ehhh... that's done a lot on heavy equipment and military vehicles. And as far as I know, it's done in the transfer case. The chances of that being done on a light duty vehicle are small, unless there's some sort of viscous coupling in the t-case.

Which there might be, everyone except IH had one of those at some point in time, and AMC/Jeep was particularly fond of them.


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>> No. 19427 ID: bcd0bd
Oh also the Hoonda CRV it's based on the Civic

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19344 No. 19344 ID: 205782 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

Northrop Grumman has won the LRS-B competition, with a fixed price $21.4 billion dollar contract for 21 aircraft. The estimated cost of the winning airframe is $511 million per aircraft. No technical details yet.

The only thing bigger than this contract is Lockmart-Boeing butthurt that's going to happen over the next few months.

>We're so miffed that Northrop out-shilled us
>We're gonna go grease a few more palms, maybe they'll change their minds
>Blown so far the fuck out that their hurt asses are catching up to NASA's New Horizons probe.
>> No. 19345 ID: 9aea35
>$21.4 billion dollar contract
A pittance compared to the trillions lockheed is getting
>> No. 19346 ID: cfe73e
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The Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) is a proposed long-range strategic bomber for the United States Air Force, intended to be a heavy-payload stealth aircraft capable of carrying thermonuclear weapons. Initial capability is expected in the mid-2020s. A request for proposal to develop the aircraft was issued on 9 July 2014, with a contract awarded in October of 2015. The Air Force plans to purchase 80–100 LRS-B aircraft at a cost of $550 million each in 2010 prices or $606 million each in 2016 fiscal costs. On 27 October 2015, the Pentagon announced that Northrop Grumman won the development contract. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Strike_Bomber

Northrop Grumman Wins $21.4 Billion Pentagon Contract
OCT. 27, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/business/northrop-grumman-wins-21-4-billion-pentagon-contract.html
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had awarded a contract to build the next-generation long-range strike bomber, with an initial value of $21.4 billion, to Northrop Grumman, which already makes the B-2 bomber.

Northrop beat out a team from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The announcement is the biggest contract out of the Pentagon in more than 10 years, and could eventually be valued at $80 billion if the Air Force buys all 100 bombers, which are to have stealth capability, that are planned.

The Air Force is replacing its B-1 and B-52 bombers, which date to the Cold War. B-1 bombers are on average 29 years old and B-52s are 51.

“Our team has the resources in place to execute this important program, and we’re ready to get to work,” Wesley G. Bush, chairman and chief executive of Northrop Grumman, said in a statement.

- Lockheed Long Range Strategic Bomber Concept Art
>> No. 19347 ID: cfe73e
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The U.S. Air Force is quietly ramping up spending on a future bomber, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service published earlier this month. The Air Force also sent requirements for the program to the industry earlier this week. The goal is a new group of bombers to serve two functions: replace the aging bomber fleet, and safely attack despite future defensive weapons.
Work on Air Force's next bomber began years ago. Here's what Popular Science said about it in 2012:
Patents and bid proposals from Northrop Grumman, maker of the B-2, suggest that the new bomber will be narrower than the B-2 but maintain the familiar flying wing design, which reduces radar reflection by minimizing hard edges. Engineers are also testing new types of radar-absorbing coatings that could be customized to individual defense systems. And so a picture of the next generation of stealth bombers is beginning to emerge.
Such a bomber would greatly expand the ability of the Air Force to hit protected places in enemy countries, places beyond the safe reach of America's still-flying Cold War-era B-52 bombers. The Air Force expects to field between 80 and 100 of the new Long Range Strike Bomber, and they plan to have them ready for action by the mid 2020s.
In March, people reported and photographed what appeared to be a new, v-shaped aircraft flying over Texas. This theory meshes well with the Congressional Research Service report, which saw a rapid budget increase and notes that:
the projected LRS-B budget increases more than 10-fold in the current Future Years Defense Program, from $258.7 million in FY2013 to $3,451.2 million in FY2019. Aviation analysts and industry officials confirm CRS's assessment that this funding stream resembles a production program more than a typical development profile. This may indicate that significant LRS-B development has already been completed, presumably in classified budgets. Such prior development would also help explain how the Air Force intends to get the system from a Request for Proposals to initial operational capability in about 10 years, when equally or less-complicated systems like the F-22 and F-35 have taken more than 20.
Despite corporate maneuvering about the contract, both the Air Force and potential industry partners are keeping quiet about the development. In a triumph of blandness, Air Force secretary Deborah Lee James told the U.S. Naval Institute in a statement that "The [Long range Strike Bomber] is a top modernization priority for the Air Force. It will be an adaptable and highly capable system based upon mature technology." http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/air-force-working-new-bomber

- Boeing Long Range Strike Bomber Concept Art
>> No. 19356 ID: 06a0fb
final value of the contract is projected to be $55-80 billion.
>> No. 19395 ID: 9b876d

>October 28, 2015, Pentagon announces Northrop Grumman winner of the LRS-B contract.
>November 06, 2015, Pentagon announces halt to LRS-B project because Boeing-Lockheed team has filed a formal protest.
lol burgers going to have to wait 10 more years for LRS-B built by Boeing-Lockheed.

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19361 No. 19361 ID: 23df7a hide watch quickreply [Reply]
DUDE THEIR FST AF!!!! COWABUNGA BROTHER, i just bought this bad boy, guy i bought it from says it has 900 horses idk what that means but it does 0 - 60 in 6.8
>> No. 19362 ID: 23df7a
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wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my prius has 6 cyl v8 and it does 600 horses in 6.8 seconds. ill beat you in a race!!!

hoonigan for life!!
>> No. 19363 ID: 23df7a
nO kiddo ill fuck ur shit up in my mustang
>> No. 19364 ID: 23df7a
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my new miata will somke u fags
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my new lotus eleise its electric

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  >Toyota says this mechanically simple engine achieves a claimed thermal-efficiency rating of 42 percent in continuous use.
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#1 Diesel Car With the Highest MPG: 2014 BMW 328d
The BMW 328d is the king of the hill when considering diesel-powered cars with great mpg, as this luxury sedan checks in with EPA-estimated ratings of 32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined. On top of that, there are also xDrive all-wheel-drive and wagons models available with this thrifty diesel engine. The 328d xDrive Sedan and 328d Sport Wagon received a 35 mpg combined ratings, giving you usefulness and great fuel economy in one package.
The 328d is no slouch in performance either, as its 2.0-liter, turbo-diesel engine pumps out 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 280 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. The clean-diesel engine mates to an eight-speed, STEPTRONIC transmission that allows the base sedan to hit 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds and top out at 130 mph. With the xDrive AWD system, this sprint time falls to 7.3 seconds. The 328d’s weakness is its base price, as it starts out at $38,900. http://www.insidercarnews.com/10-diesel-cars-with-the-highest-mpg/10/

2014 BMW 328d Overview: http://www.newcars.com/bmw/328d/2014
>> No. 19266 ID: cfe73e
  MotorWeek | Road Test: 2014 BMW 328d https://youtu.be/4hMdWekN25U
>> No. 19267 ID: 9aea35
The entire concept of hybrids is fucking retarded unless you really really really want your car to be quiet sometimes

Either go full electric or go full combustion
>> No. 19357 ID: 223a41
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I read a review of the Honda Civic EX vs Hybrid, where the hybrid consistently got about 10mpg than the EX.

I'll give you the hybrid isn't great, but it's currently the most marketable option.

A huge part of the problem with marketing electric vehicles is there's no quick way to refuel as of yet. A lot of people see this as a huge drawback. People don't want the inconvenience of not being able to drive for several hours if they didn't charge their vehicle. Electric and hybrids cost more to buy and likely more to maintain than their gas counterparts. People aren't willing to sacrifice the time tested gas engine for a pricier car that has more potential inconveniences, and I don't blame them.

Hybrids have a lot of potential; electric vehicles still aren't available enough for most people to consider them an option when buying a new car.

That being said, hybrid vehicles are starting to see much better mpg than their gas counterparts. Personally, I like the idea of electric vehicles with an option to have some kind of fuel generator for extended range. Unless we find a much better way to harness electricity than a battery. I don't really see full electric becoming as popular as hybrids in the near future.

Pic: Tesla Model S.
>> No. 19360 ID: e7f332

It's actually not - using electric motors to supplement a gas engine can actually yield some really nice performance.

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  New video of the Gulf of Sidra incident.
>> No. 19355 ID: 381ee6
>lybians order their pilots to provoke americans into shooting
>leave ejected pilots to drown to add to the shock value
>tomcat gun cams show floggers had missiles
Lybians basically ordered their own pilots to die for nothing, fucking retards

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Millionaire's Son Torches Ferrari So He Can Get A New One
The Ferrari was one of 15 luxury sports cars that the 20-year-old owns.
08/12/2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/millionaires-son-ferrari-fire_55cb76d0e4b0923c12bedee3
Talk about having money to burn.

The wealthy son of a Swiss millionaire was sentenced to two years probation and a $33,000 fine after he torched his Ferrari 458 so that he could use the insurance money to buy the latest model year.

The Ferrari was one of 15 luxury sports cars that the 20-year-old owns. The Ferrari was a gift from his father, and he told a judge he was afraid of asking his dad to buy him a new one.

Cost of a replacement runs in the neighborhood of $310,000, according to Sky News.

The young man arranged to get a massage as an alibi, then had some arsonists drive the car to Germany and set fire to it in an industrial lot.

Authorities weren't fooled by the plot, and traced the arson back to him through phone records and surveillance video.

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And here's a Volkswagen Golf Mk1, post-facelift.
Any differences between this and the pictured 5-door Rabbit are... subtle.
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>> No. 19339 ID: 19c2c8

Looking good is about the only thing they do well. Oh, and they smell good, too. That little bit of unburned fuel that makes its way out of the exhaust when it's cold, fuck yeah.

They're slow, expensive to maintain, and hard to work on. I'm seriously considering swapping a Toyota 3E-E (or a 4A-FE if it'll fit) into mine. Literally 30 more horsepower and even a little more torque, granted it's at a higher RPM.
The fact that the torque peak is at 4000 RPM (bersus the diesel's 2300 RPM) doesn't really make a difference. Both a Tercel and a Rabbit will only make 35 MPH up Yarnell Hill, but the Tercel will make it there faster.

Oh god my brain's doing that thing where it keeps talking and talking and won't shut up. Thinking? Is that what it's called?
>> No. 19340 ID: 550e49
why not do an engine swap for a new diesel? I quite like the current gen Fiat 1.6JTDM engine in my MITO.

>Oh god my brain's doing that thing where it keeps talking and talking and won't shut up. Thinking? Is that what it's called?

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  I don't even know what the hell caused this. Something to do with fire control/computer? Did someone forget safeties or overrides or something? First thing that came to mind was something like the Missouri/Phalanx friendly fire incident in the Gulf. But I don't know if that same principle applies here.

Video is of a couple of Tunguskas firing short bursts. One eventually starts having what looks to be a runaway dump and having the turret start swinging around randomly.

In case embed doesn't work (because it's on Liveleak):
>> No. 19275 ID: 254d85
  Stuck trigger plus asymmetric recoil causing the turret to slew around.
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>> No. 19291 ID: 667a5a
  It's sonny puzikas spinning star of death move, for when you're surrounded

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17492 No. 17492 ID: 1bddb7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
So the PAK-FA/T50 is supposed to be a stealth fighter? With all those vents and exposed rivets and seams and right angles?
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You don't say?
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Oxygen deficiency? Black president?
>> No. 19252 ID: faf5b0
Is bootiful. :3

>> No. 19258 ID: e8f530
  Have some A-10's and F-22's at Amari.

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WTF is this and why aren't we talking about it?
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>> No. 18351 ID: 06a0fb
I've been following it for a few years via Soldier Systems Daily. Oshkosh so far is the favorite to win.
>> No. 18353 ID: e033ad
The oshkosh looks very similar to one of the failed designs for the LPPV program for the UK MoD.
>> No. 18355 ID: 381ee6
I'm looking into this now

So far I'm not terribly disappoint or excite about it, seems to be a lot of same old-same old
>> No. 19246 ID: 06a0fb
Oshkosh won. Middle design in OP pic is replacing the HMMWV in most positions within the Army.

>> No. 19251 ID: 9bb433
Could be good news for me. The steel mill I'm working at produces a number of armor grades and we have Oshkosh as one of our customers already.

We already supplied a lot of the armor for the MRAPS and supply some of the armor for the underside of the Abrams

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19159 No. 19159 ID: e8a117 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I'm relatively new here and wanted to start off on the right foot by begging for advice and offering nothing in the form of content to the board. I see similar threads here (>>18849 and >>19044), so hopefully this won't shit the board up much.

My intention is to query you gents for info about SUVs that aren't pieces of shit. I want to replace my current vehicle once it dies the horrible death it deserves with one to /operate/ in. I don't want a pickup because I don't want an unsecure truck-bed where people can steal my shit.

Other priorities: maintainable (room to work, common parts, etc), mileage, purchase price.

More generally, civilian /operating/ vehicles thread, since I don't see one.
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My buddy's latest project has been swapping a VW TDI into a Nissan Xterra, he's still fiddling with it but it seems like it will be pretty awesome.

Previous to that he built a Wrangler YJ and an 89 Comanche with Mercedes OM-617 I5 diesels.
>> No. 19224 ID: cc1870
Not OP, but I've been pretty interested in your post. I have a 2010 Wrangler Sahara 4-door with a manual transmission. I opted for the removable hard-top/freedom top and have a soft top as well. I haven't really had the opportunity to do too many modifications to it as time, weather and money haven't lined up much in the past 5 years. I'm wanting to put rhino liner on the floor and once I have the money, I'm putting new mud tires on it. I'm still undecided if I want to put a 2.5" lift kit on it or leave it where it sits.

Are there any mods or nifty things you can think of that I would be able to do on the cheap?
>> No. 19225 ID: 4d1df1

I'm not totally sold on rhino lining, maybe if you're always going to be rolling doors off/roof down... but the carpet and padding does do quite a bit of sound deadening. Your call there.

jkforum.com is a squared away place for pure JK stuff (well, relatively pure) although there's some derps.

Things I have done:

Winch Bumper

Engo winch (Tested as 2nd best overall 1st in price by I think a couple websites, can't remember which ones but I know it was beastmode)

20" flood/spot LED bar, bitch is bright as fuck and so far has proven weatherproof
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>> No. 19236 ID: d2e752
You're making me like the JK a little more.

Out of curiosity, I know it's still pretty new and probably hasn't required any maintenance beyond basic stuff, but how difficult do you reckon it'd be to work on the engine compared to your K5? Pretty much an old vs new comparison.
>> No. 19237 ID: 4d1df1

While the engine bay is tight, but regular maintenance is easy. For one, for a record of maintenance I'm keeping receipts from where I take it for doing it and also annotation of inspection that yes, oil was full, caps on, drains plugged, etc... once it's off warranty, then I'll do the maintenance myself.

I did what was intended as a quick video... ended up being 30 min long detailing the shit I like, don't like, and aspects that it has that are of note. Haven't uploaded it yet, but if you want to have to turn your speakers up to hear me rambling about the fucking thing, I will. I can't really cut it since it's derpy key points with a whole lotta some stream of conciousness RE Jeep.

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