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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:46 pm

Update...

3000 miles so far, its doing great. I just now figured out the fuel gauge situation. I ended up using a fuel pick-up from a 92 trooper that didn't run through the computer. I've done 270 miles and it shows a little MORE than half tank :D. My parking brake is sticking i just found out so i hope the mileage gets even better.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby natedawg » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:53 pm

Damn I'm jealous. I finally got my 3.5 out of the trooper i bought... cracked crank go figure I had been looking for a diesel/ manual trans for a few months now and haven't had any luck so I ended up jumping on a 98 rodeo pullout for $500 guess a gas engine is going back in. :(
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby black98rodeo » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:59 pm

I just saw your video, the turbo whine gives me a woody everytime, lol. I can't wait to have a diesel in the Rodeo.

Fine job sir, fine job.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:11 pm

Are you positive the gauge is correct ?? That's awesome if it is for sure !! So how is the power output ??
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 pm

Yeah i wired it up before installing it in the tank. I lifted the float while watching the gauge and half tank was half, full was full ect... The low fuel light kicks on in the right spot too, I'm still watching how many miles i drive though just incase :lol: power is good, its strange its a different kind of power. As i told black98rodeo, its almost like a tractor trailer with a load, its powerful but slow to get up to speed. I haven't had anyone in the DFW area shoot me the bird yet so its not too slow..
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:39 pm

Lol nice !! Im glad it's workin out for ya man !! It's been a lot of work, we'll see how the turbo setup works out for me .. Maybe eventually ill put in a diesel.. I like the miliage stats 8)
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:29 pm

A little update...

I've been driving the crap out of it and its doing great.

I just took it for a little trip to Austin last weekend for the F1 race, it never skipped a beat!, We couldnt find a cheap place to stay down in austin during the race so we used the RTT. I bought an Annex for my dad to stay in, It worked great. We had to take down camp every morning and set it back up every night, I got it down to 30min's so it wasnt too bad really.

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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby black98rodeo » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:32 pm

Glad to hear its running good.

Looks like fun.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:21 am

Those tents are amazing !! My buddy sold his with his truck, but I did get to see how easy it does setup.. I'm glad the new motor is running like a champ..!! Are all the gauges working now ?? Great pics too !!
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:41 pm

bradzuzu wrote:Those tents are amazing !! My buddy sold his with his truck, but I did get to see how easy it does setup.. I'm glad the new motor is running like a champ..!! Are all the gauges working now ?? Great pics too !!



Not totally, the tach, oil pressure, and fuel need wired up. I spoke too early when i said the fuel gauge was working. The gauge seems accurate from full down to half then it stops moving just below half. My low fuel light works so i fill up when the light comes on. I'm going to rewire my instrument cluster this spring. I bought a fuel gauge from a 95 trooper but later found out that the 98-up troopers use a different style cluster. So im going to order a diesel cluster and wire it up right.
Ive done a few projects on it here and there, Just before my trip to Austin i pulled an all nighter and installed a new clutch kit, i didnt have enough time to order the clutch from England when i had to swap motors. Also added a block heater and made up some heater lines. I'll post up some pics pretty soon. Next project is wiring up my high idle switch, should be pretty straight forward.



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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 am

Good your still making progress , plus enjoying driving it too..!! So power wise it's very good ?? Would it tow 2-3000 lbs fairly well you think ??
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:20 pm

It seems like it will. It doesn't seem under powered really. It can keep up with the traffic in DFW fairly easily. Ive been meaning to hitch up my 89 for a test tow, if i remember right my 89 is over 5000 lbs. I'll see if i can hitch it up next weekend and report back...


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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:51 am

I figured i'd post up a little project I've just finished. I was tired of looking at my ghetto gauge setup so i decided to make a pillar mounted gauge pod. I bought a universal pod mount but it was nowhere close to fitting so i cut it up and grafted it onto my stick pillar.


Ghetto setup...
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby hessmess » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:47 am

That is an amazing transformation! Wow! Does the lighting bother you from the pods while driving at night?
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:35 pm

Wow !!! You did an amazing job building that , somethin out of overhaulin... 8) how's the motor runnin ?? Did you tow your other trooper with it ??
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:06 pm

hessmess wrote:That is an amazing transformation! Wow! Does the lighting bother you from the pods while driving at night?




Thanks!, the lighting is about perfect. Not too much at all, ive got it wired to the factory dimmer so i can adjust it also.
I didnt get the color right but it doesnt look too bad.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:14 pm

bradzuzu wrote:Wow !!! You did an amazing job building that , somethin out of overhaulin... 8) how's the motor runnin ?? Did you tow your other trooper with it ??



Thanks, its still purring like a kitten. Its averaging only 18-20 mpg. Not sure if its because the larger than stock tires or maybe i need to have the injectors checked out?? The engine has some vibes. I havent had a chance to tow the 89 yet. Ive got to buy some of those magnetic lights and and a wiring kit for the 01. Hopefully soon...
On a side note I've also added some 285/75R16's.


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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Did you take any pics of the wiring part ?? I need to wire in my gauges still , any pointers would be appreciated :)

And you didn't take any pics of the big tires !!! What's up with dat ?!?!? Lol
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby foytiX » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:48 pm

This troop is awesome man. You've done some very nice work with it. I have dreams to one day have a diesel in one of mine.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby raylesk » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:49 pm

Chris what rpm are you turning at highway speed with the 285/75's?
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:07 pm

bradzuzu wrote:Did you take any pics of the wiring part ?? I need to wire in my gauges still , any pointers would be appreciated :)

And you didn't take any pics of the big tires !!! What's up with dat ?!?!? Lol



Sorry no pics of the light wiring, i just tapped into my stock fog light indicator light circuit, green with red stripe is hot and i connected the ground to the red with green stripe wire. I think its the same for the amigo.

I'll post some pics of the new tires..

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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 pm

foytiX wrote:This troop is awesome man. You've done some very nice work with it. I have dreams to one day have a diesel in one of mine.



Thanks man, i appreciate it. You'll love the diesel if you do the swap.
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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:13 pm

raylesk wrote:Chris what rpm are you turning at highway speed with the 285/75's?



To be honest i have no clue, i don't have the tach wired up yet. This spring im going to get a diesel gauge cluster sent over and im going to rewire everything. Man i miss having a tach!!


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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby onebadtrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:21 pm

Here are a few pics of the tires. I went with federal couragia m/t's. They were fairly cheap i got 5 for $1000 installed, still a lot of money for tires!!

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Re: 2001 trooper build/diesel swap

Postby bradzuzu » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:16 am

Those look good !! Probly hook up nice offroad too.. Not a bad price really for five... I kept thinking there's a v6 Diesel engine for these to.. 3.1 4cyl , that's good size little sucker.. Have you played with fuel and boost anymore ??
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