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Minimal Wiring Project

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rlinares40
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Minimal Wiring Project

Post by rlinares40 » January 16th, 2021, 5:52 pm

I own a 2006 wrangler that I would Like to get rid of the computer and most of the wiring on the car. The way I was Going to go about this was going to be using one of Clifford’s Performance kits. If any guys running carbs on their strikers could chime in and tell me your experience with your carbed strokers.

*my county doesn’t do emissions so that’s not a worry*

I would also need to change out my 42rle due to it being computer controlled. I was thinking of using a 32RH? The ones from the late 80’s don’t require computers? If someone could check me on this that would be awesome as I don’t know much about jeep transmissions :cheers:

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Re: Minimal Wiring Project

Post by superj » March 8th, 2021, 11:27 am

i had an offenhauser (i believe, its been a while) intake and a holly 390 four barrel on my wrangler with the stroker someone else put in it. it had the factory 87 automatic transmission in it and ran like a sports car. i didn't have a huge lift and tires because i don't like to attract undue attention but with a 2" lift and 30s or 31s, it would smoke the tires through the intersection. i had also done the ford distributor mod.

then i tuned it with a vacuum gage.

it was running on stock 87 wiring harness which i took out the extra stuff from so i only had the distributor, and the sensors.

this was years and years ago though so i cannot check anything for you.


look for a holley from a 60s mustang if you cannot find anything inexpensively. that's what mine was from.
We broke something, I think it was traction.

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Re: Minimal Wiring Project

Post by Randy Bobandi » March 11th, 2021, 8:26 am

rlinares40 wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 5:52 pm
I own a 2006 wrangler that I would Like to get rid of the computer and most of the wiring on the car. The way I was Going to go about this was going to be using one of Clifford’s Performance kits.

I would also need to change out my 42rle due to it being computer controlled.
I'm actually working on a similar project, except I'm going with a standalone ECU for my 06. Have you thought about the staring system/SKIM module? Also, are you planning on keeping the OEM instrument cluster in working order?

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Re: Minimal Wiring Project

Post by rlinares40 » April 6th, 2021, 2:02 pm

Randy Bobandi wrote:
March 11th, 2021, 8:26 am
rlinares40 wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 5:52 pm
I own a 2006 wrangler that I would Like to get rid of the computer and most of the wiring on the car. The way I was Going to go about this was going to be using one of Clifford’s Performance kits.

I would also need to change out my 42rle due to it being computer controlled.
I'm actually working on a similar project, except I'm going with a standalone ECU for my 06. Have you thought about the staring system/SKIM module? Also, are you planning on keeping the OEM instrument cluster in working order?
My 06 didn't come with the SKIM module. The way I was going to do the ignition system was going to be more of a "push button" (really a toggle switch) to where you'd have to insert the key then press on the button before starting (also including a kill switch somewhere in the car). as far as the cluster its easier to go with an aftermarket cluster or an analog one you see in CJs.

another way to bypass the SKIM is to buy a tuner and deactivate it so you don't have to worry about your jeep not starting.

The one problem I couldn't solve before starting this project was how I was going to control the A/C without having the original PCM in the car. Summers in Texas get pretty brutal so this project for me is at a standstill until I figure out the A/C.

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Re: Minimal Wiring Project

Post by Randy Bobandi » April 6th, 2021, 8:39 pm

rlinares40 wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 5:52 pm


My 06 didn't come with the SKIM module.

another way to bypass the SKIM is to buy a tuner and deactivate it so you don't have to worry about your jeep not starting.

The one problem I couldn't solve before starting this project was how I was going to control the A/C without having the original PCM in the car. Summers in Texas get pretty brutal so this project for me is at a standstill until I figure out the A/C.
I was unaware that there are 06' models without SKIM from the factory.

HPtuners confirmed that the SKIM cannot be deactivated from the 05-06 PCMs. Maybe there are some other wizards out there that can do it. I've yet to see it be done. I'm using the Haltech 2000 Elite Series ECU so I'm not worried about the starting system. With the SKIM module removed, and the vehicle running off of a standalone, will the factory PCM stay powered up?

I'm most concerned with safety inspections and keeping the Jeep "street legal". I don't live in a smog state that requires an emissions test but some grubby mechanics like to put their scan tools into the OBD2 port to check for codes. So it would be nice to have the factory PCM in place to at least link up with scan tools and rig it to where it shows no stored codes. The Haltech unit does have an OBD2 diagnostic function and port. Maybe it will be sufficient, maybe I'll have to program it a bit to make it read like a factory unit.

It looks like the PCM controls the AC High/Low switches and the AC compressor clutch. Couldn't you rig up those switches straight off of the battery?
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