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Old 11-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Storage Time.

I took advantage of the nice day today for the yearly ritual. I gave the goat the full Adam's detail before putting her asleep for the winter. I also did all the other usual things needed when storing for a 4-5 months.

This is my 4th year of winter storage with the YJ. It seems like each year gets easier to put her away. I always enjoy the 1st fire up come spring. It always feels like a new car starting her up again. It also looks like I upped my mileage this year to 3,500, sitting at 72,500 as she rests.

I don't expect any mods during the winter but will be updating the suspension and bushings come spring. I purchased some BC coilovers and bushing package this fall and will install them in the spring. I also have my SAP lower grill from WCS to put in as well.

Has anyone else gone into storage yet? What kind of mileage did you put on this year? How about your mods for this winter or early spring?
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Our 05 YJ is sitting in the garage with a cover for the winter. It will only come out when it gets nice again.

Mods that are going to come are a smaller pulley for the procharger and a dyno tune.

We got the other GTO's to daily drive in the time being until next spring to bring her out again.

This is how she sits...


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Old 11-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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C-c-c-combobreaker! I just put my snow tires on my YJ today. She's ready for another season of mischief on snowy and uninhabited streets and parking lots...

I plan on stockpiling a lot of new suspension parts to install when spring returns, also. And so far this year, I've put on over 10k miles. Will probably top 12k.
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put mine to bed a few weeks ago, spring time will be putting a monster stage 3 plus finally getting nitrous put on. And re dyno tuning and that should be about it. Bought it in July with 24,000 now has 38,000. but speedo was fast do to having 4.10's so miles are a little lower.


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put mine to bed a few weeks ago, spring time will be putting a monster stage 3 plus finally getting nitrous put on. And re dyno tuning and that should be about it. Bought it in July with 24,000 now has 38,000. but speedo was fast do to having 4.10's so miles are a little lower.



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Mine put away last Sunday....see avitar.

No it is michael Jackson's lol I got it from car capsule.com it's damn nice
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Haven't put mine away yet. I don't have a garage so I need to clean out my mother's garage so I can put it in there for the winter. My show truck will be in my buddy's shop all winter getting some MAJOR mods done (straight axle conversion and a wicked paint job). The boat has been winterized and put away and I think we're gonna put the GXP in my in-laws' barn. Geez. I need to build a garage.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #8
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I did a full detail (wash, clay, wax) and put her in hibernation in late Oct. I would like to do wheels, tires, a fast102 & NW TB, but I have a friend getting married in Mexico next year so not sure where the funds will end up lol. Good luck with the BC's & Bushings! What a difference they make!!! Not much driving this year, put maybe 2k on.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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No snow, no salt, no storage at least not yet. It's getting close now though and I haven't put the two piece stub bolts on yet so I'm not driving it either . I put maybe 3,500-4,000 miles on her this year. She's just shy of 50,000 and when I took delivery on June 7, '04 she had 5 miles. I did half of those miles the first 3 years but I've throttled back the last 5 years.
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As of November 1st GTO is on storage insurance , cleaned inside and out ( when isn't it LOL), winterized, on battery tender and covered. Bass boat is cleaned , emptied of all gear , covered ( always is) and stored in friends pole barn, and all 3 batteries on tenders.Chevelle is cleaned (except still has 9.99 dial in on windows from last race few weeks ago) both batteries on tenders, fuel switched from alcohol to race gas for winter and fuel system flushed, antifreeze good to -20. Have a few suspension parts for the GTO on order now . Things i hope to get before April 1st are DR's, possible new wheels, trans cooler, tune, rear shocks, atleast H pipe and mufflers and Aeroforce gauges.Lots more id like but these are the most likely to happen.
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Sadly my gto has been put on storage insurance as well... Neighbors have to be happy though its not raising the dead anymore.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #12
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Sadly my gto has been put on storage insurance as well... Neighbors have to be happy though its not raising the dead anymore.

Got to be loving that!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #13
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Sadly my gto has been put on storage insurance as well... Neighbors have to be happy though its not raising the dead anymore.

Chesterfield?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:18 AM   #14
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Very soon here in New york my baby is going into hibernation. I too like that feeling in the spring when I fire her up and all the birds in the neighborhood take off in a scared daze !!!!!!!!!!! Im doing some ls3 heads and intake this year (i was told thats a better option bu Kyne than getting the 243s cnc'd)to match my cam i did last spring. If anyone knows where i can get a set let me know.
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i live in the subdivisions north of 23 off of baker rd
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i live in the subdivisions north of 23 off of baker rd

I'm in New Baltimore, the sub with the water tower. Have to meet up next year.

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This is my 4th year of winter storage with the YJ. It seems like each year gets easier to put her away. I always enjoy the 1st fire up come spring. It always feels like a new car starting her up again. It also looks like I upped my mileage this year to 3,500, sitting at 72,500 as she rests.

Has anyone else gone into storage yet? What kind of mileage did you put on this year? How about your mods for this winter or early spring?

Put mine away on storage last Sunday. Only put 1000 miles on it this summer, sitting at 21,500 now after 8.5 years of ownership.
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I'm in New Baltimore, the sub with the water tower. Have to meet up next year.

New with the Goat or just to the forum?

Nice water tower is just around the corner...

I have owned the GTO since 8/24 of this year and new to the fourms..

I use to own a few fbodys and would frequent mifbody quite a bit
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i drove mine to work today....80 miles round trip...IAT's were at 67*
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I may possibly add in a gauge pod as well this winter.
Anyone have any experience with the different ones?
Just looking for oil & volt gauges.
JHP's are bit pricey.
SCSS Gator pods w/Aeroforce gauges....
SCSS w/Analog gauges...
Would appreciate any insight.
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I may possibly add in a gauge pod as well this winter.
Anyone have any experience with the different ones?
Just looking for oil & volt gauges.
JHP's are bit pricey.
SCSS Gator pods w/Aeroforce gauges....
SCSS w/Analog gauges...
Would appreciate any insight.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #22
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I have the JHP, and it looks great. Can't tell it's not factory.
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Ok Ryan relax, looking at my options.
What you have up there?
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SCSS GATOR POD WITH 2 AEROFORCE GAUGES

Looks like the way I'm going.
Any issues with your install or pretty straight forward.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #26
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Aeroforce seems to be the way to go as far as gauges. I'll probably be working on maintaining the Goat before I get to worry about those sweet gauges. I heard they add at least 10 HP!
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Looks like the way I'm going.
Any issues with your install or pretty straight forward.

Install is super easy, the hardest part was finding where the cord can be fished through the dash to hide it. Just use some tape and a metal coat hanger to fish it through with.
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Still have mine out, hoping the weather will hold out for another week or so... my kooks street screamer should be here in about a week!!!!

I have lots of bushings to install this winter, line lock, and working on a customer gauge cluster gauge pod.

would like to do more but funds need to go to upgrading my old oil furnace to natural gas......

Hate buying things I need vs. buying things I "need" for the Goat.
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I just installed this a month before i put her away. Sending them back to get reprogramed for Injector percentage readout. Had a programing error in it. Over all looks are good but they seem very fragile and low quality. Hard to read in daylight. Installation was easy with a perfectly formed coat hanger.

But i really never had a chance to use them for long. We will se in the spring after i get them back.
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