101 Jeep Performance Projects

101 Jeep Performance Projects

by James Weber


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Routine maintenance. Easy bolt-on projects. Complicated engine swaps. If you’re driving a Jeep—commuting to work or venturing off-road—you want to get the maximum performance, and this book shows you how. Aftermarket accessories and upgrades, suspension adjustments, engine and transmission swaps— 101 Jeep Performance Projects walks you through these projects and many more. With detailed text, full color photos, spec boxes describing the difficulty level, estimated cost and time, and tools needed for each project, this is the book any Jeep enthusiast needs—to keep a Jeep a peak performance, on or off-road.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760331644
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 12/04/2009
Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Weber is a longtime automotive journalist. He's been a contributing editor to SPLASH!, 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, and OFF-ROAD magazines, and he has written articles for TRUCKIN', Diesel Power, and Side x Side magazines. Additionally, he has also been involved with automotive industry public relations for companies such as Toyo Tires, AP Designs USA, and the Market Connection. He lives in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents





How to Use This Book

Tools and Safety

SECTION 1: General Maintenance

Project 1:         Trail Head Checklist

Project 2:         General Vehicle Inspection

Project 3:         Drivetrain Inspection

Project 4:         Bulb Replacement

Project 5:         General Lubrication

Project 6:         Perform an Oil Change

Project 7:         Perform a Gear Oil Change

Project 8:         Perform a Transfer Case Fluid Change

SECTION 2: Engine

Project 9:         Install an EFI Conversion System

Project 10:       Install a Ram-Air Intake System

Project 11:       Install a Prefilter Snorkel

Project 12:       Install a Supercharger

Project 13:       Install an AEV HEMI V-8 Builder Kit

Project 14:       Install a Set of Bolt-on Headers

Project 15:       Install a Bolt-on Exhaust System

Project 16:       Replace an Air Filter

Project 17:       Install Dual Batteries

Project 18:       Upgrade to a High-Output Alternator

Project 19:       Install an Aluminum Radiator

Project 20:       Reprogram ECM for Larger Tire Size

Project 21:       Check Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Project 22:       Update an Engine Control Module

SECTION 3: Drivetrain

Project 23:       Perform a Ring and Pinion Exchange

Project 24:       Axle Upgrade

Project 25:       Convert to a Hydraulic Steering System

Project 26:       Upgrade a Driveshaft

Project 27:       Strengthen a Steering Sector Shaft

Project 28:       Install Axle Tube Seals

Project 29:       Selecting the Proper Rod End

Project 30:       Install an Underbody Skid Plate

Project 31:       Upgrade Universal Joint

Project 32:       Install a Differential Cover

Project 33:       Upgrade to a Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 Axle

Project 34:       Install a Differential Breather Hose Extension and Filter

SECTION 4: Suspension

Project 35:       Replace Shock Bushings and Grommets

Project 36:       Adjust a Steer Stop

Project 37:       How to Center a Steering Wheel

Project 38:       Install a Long-Travel Front Coil-Over Suspension System

Project 39:       Select a Suspension Lift

Project 40:       Install a Long-Travel Bolt-in Cantilevered Coil-Over Rear Suspension System

Project 41:       Install a Front Air Bump System

Project 42:       Install Front Axle Gussets

Project 43:       Replace a Shock

Project 44:       Install Sway Bar End Links      

Project 45:       Install Extended Length Brake Lines

Project 46:       Install a Steering Stabilizer

Project 47:       Install Rear Coil Spring Spacers

Project 48:       Install Front Lower Control Arm Skid Plates

Project 49:       Install Rear Lower Control Arm and Shock Relocation Brackets          

SECTION 5: Exterior

Project 50:       Install a Front Winch Bumper

Project 51:       Install a Rear Bumper

Project 52:       Install a Rear Tire Carrier

Project 53:       Install Rock Guards

Project 54:       Install Steel Fenders

Project 55:       Install a Cargo Divider

Project 56:       Install Rear Corner Guards

Project 57:       Install Rear Tail Light Guards

Project 58:       Install a Fuel Door Hatch

Project 59:       Install an Aftermarket Hood

Project 60:       Refinish Side Body Moldings and Fenders

Project 61:       Install a Front Skid Plate

Project 62:       Install Billet Aluminum Door Handles

SECTION 6: Interior

Project 63:       Install MasterCraft Racing Baja RS Seats

Project 64:       Install Restraints

Project 65:       Building a Roll Cage

Project 66:       Install Roll Bar Mounted Grab Handles

Project 67:       Install a Full Length Locking Center Console

Project 68:       Install a Trail Table

Project 69:       Install Roll Bar Padding and Covers

Project 70:       Install Soundproofing

Project 71:       Install Seat Covers

SECTION 7: Electrical

Project 72:       Install a HID Search Light

Project 73:       Install Rock Crawling Lights

Project 74:       Install, Test and Replace Fuses

Project 75:       Install a Premier Power Welder

Project 76:       Install an Auxiliary Switch Kit

Project 77:       Install a Lighted Safety Whip

Project 78:       Install Trailer Wiring

Project 79:       Upgrade Factory Headlights

SECTION 8: Audio/Video/Communications

Project 80:       Install a CB Radio

Project 81:       Install an Intercom System

Project 82:       Install a PA and Siren System

Project 83:       Fabricate Audio/Video Equipment Racks

Project 84:       Install an Aftermarket Three-Way Component Speaker System

Project 85:       Install an Amplifier

Project 86:       Install a CB Antenna Mount

Project 87:       Install an Aftermarket Head Unit

Project 88:       Install a Global Positioning System (GPS) Unit

SECTION 9: Wheels and Tires

Project 89:       Mounting Tires onto Bead Lock Wheels

Project 90:       Perform a Flat Repair

Project 91:       Replace Wheel Studs

Project 92:       Incorporate an Internal Bead Lock Insert into a Tire

Project 93:       Select the Appropriate Tires

Project 94:       Using and Adjusting Self-Deflating Valve Stems

Project 95:       Install Wheel Spacers

Project 96:       Select the Appropriate Wheels

SECTION 10: Recovery and Safety Essentials

Project 97:       Choose Trail Recovery Essentials

Project 98:       Install a Remote Winch Controller

Project 99:       Install a Quick Disconnect Fire Extinguisher

Project 100:     Install a Winch

Project 101:     Replace a Winch Rope

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JK_N_Houston More than 1 year ago
This book should be purchased only if you are looking for ideas about things that you can do with your Jeep, not if you want any kind of instruction on how to actually do it. I own an 09 Sahara, and am far from a gear head, yet I found parts of this book insulting as a "performance" book. It devotes the same number of pages to changing the air filter as to installing auxiliary lights. There are a number of JK specific Jeep forums out there, with so much more information. Please, do not waste your time or your money of this.
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