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Title: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 12, 2016, 02:26:55 PM
I gave my WJ a nice wash, but ready to get it dirty again.
Look forward to this year's off road adventures.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on March 12, 2016, 05:37:39 PM
Found a cracked rear shock mount on the Black Jeep.  Sara is taking it out mudding tomorrow so I welded it up for her.  She definitely got the Jeeping Bug last weekend at the Hartland run.  She wanted to learn how to run the winch in case she get herself into trouble.  At least she is thing ahead.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 12, 2016, 06:56:33 PM
(http://s29.postimg.org/gsdincxqv/image.jpg)

One old WJ grille + duct tape + hot glue + metal grille = Cool New WJ Grille!

Will install tomorrow and take some pictures.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 12, 2016, 07:48:45 PM
Top down doors off! :mrgreen:

Went for a nice drive up to one of the local lakes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 12, 2016, 08:30:05 PM
Put gas in mine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: sedge1080 on March 12, 2016, 08:58:56 PM
Put gas in mine.

I looked at mine and thought about getting the Jug-o-gas out to take it for a ride.  Maybe tomorrow, but it needs Love, and I have no time
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: clean4drxj on March 12, 2016, 10:25:28 PM
Cleaned my carpet and rear cargo area interior panels, did some brakeline work(getting ready to plumb the front lines).
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 12, 2016, 10:50:52 PM
drove it 5 miles to get pizza. spent the whole time wondering what all those creaks, rattles and other various noises were.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Guardianct on March 13, 2016, 02:47:05 AM
Replaced every single engine pulley bearing/accessory. New hp steering hose and pump. New fluids. Took the soft top off. Ready for Tuesday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 13, 2016, 06:02:15 PM
Installed grille today.

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(http://s11.postimg.org/4ylxogvjn/IMG_0594.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 13, 2016, 06:03:46 PM
Touched it just the right way
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on March 13, 2016, 07:31:50 PM
Make sure to take that cover off the winch every once in awhile to let air get in there and dry it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on March 13, 2016, 09:32:34 PM
That grille is sweet.  Just taped it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 13, 2016, 09:40:07 PM
Thanks for liking it, it was a fun cheap project.
Just tape around the edge, it covers the broken chrome pieces.
The metal grille then was glued to the back of the frame.

Thanks for the tip on the winch cover.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 13, 2016, 10:04:51 PM
I properly spooled my winch, I've also been working on getting stuff in the Jeep organized, tied down and easy to get to. I also made some paracord zipper pulls.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Guardianct on March 13, 2016, 10:06:45 PM
I properly spooled my winch, I'very also been working on getting stuff in the Jeep organized, tied down and easy to get to. I also made some paracord zipper pulls.

(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz204/rasco2002/20160313_160142.jpg) (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/rasco2002/media/20160313_160142.jpg.html)

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Where did you get those things for your hilift jack?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 13, 2016, 10:15:02 PM
I sourced them from amazon. They were like a dollar a piece, but I had to buy 10, so I have extras.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Greenhorn on March 14, 2016, 06:02:08 AM
I wish I could do that. If I did, someone would steal my jack. LOL
There is a protective cover welded over one of my winch mounting bolts to prevent anyone from being able to get a socket on it, just in case. I tighten my D-ring shackles with a wrench so you can't unscrew them by hand. When the "street people" walk by eyeing the jeep up and down, they're not admiring it. They're looking to see what they can snatch off of it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 14, 2016, 06:37:28 AM
Yesterday I hauled firearms, tannerite, 2 watermelons, and a raw roasting chicken to the local shooting range.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 14, 2016, 07:21:34 AM
I only changed out my Brakes to Hydroboost ,PSC pump,Hydraulic brake light switch, Adjustable propositioning valve,Hydro assist steering,Cut and made HP lines, bled system,Fixed all electrical gremlins , and ----------- Now have a workin gas gauge for the first time in 10 yrs. !!!!!   Beat that !     FjR68 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: DK53 on March 14, 2016, 07:29:52 AM
Took the plow off, Spring is here.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MasterDrazhar on March 14, 2016, 08:09:15 AM
I properly spooled my winch....
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 That's the BORING way to respool your winch...

  What you want to do, is find a nice secluded hill out in the woods with a nice sized tree at the top.  Hook onto that and back your jeep down the hill very slowly paying no mind to how many wraps are still on the drum...

  THEN, and this is important...  You put the jeep in neutral and GET OUT OF THE JEEP, and walk to the front.  You then begin to wrap the spool, and here's where it get's FUN!  You listen to the winch line twang as it releases itself from the drum, then you make a mad dash down the hill to catch your, now runnaway, jeep before it crashes at the bottom of the hill.

  If you're lucky, and quick enough, you'll stop the jeep BEFORE the bottom of the trail and the turn where there are nice trees waiting to kindly and SUDDENLY help you stop the vehicle...

  If you've done all that successfully, you then check your drawers for new debris, after which you pull the Jeep back up to the now slack line laying on the ground.  Put the Jeep in Park and apply the emergency brake, then wait a good 20-30 minutes for your nerves and adrenaline to level out, and start again...  This time paying attention to the number of wraps you begin with...


 Now THAT'S fun!  and the most exciting and enjoyable way to respool your winch.

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: SJJEEP on March 14, 2016, 09:20:27 AM
Rey,  you didn't?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 14, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
Didn't what?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: SJJEEP on March 14, 2016, 10:23:10 AM
Have that problem he said
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 14, 2016, 10:43:04 AM
Have that problem he said

Nope, went all as planned. I'm old and can't handle that kind of fun. LOL
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on March 14, 2016, 11:42:10 AM
Nothing, absolutely fawking nothing...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on March 14, 2016, 09:10:50 PM
I started mine today for about 20 min then turned it off.   Still runs.  I wanna get this thing ready!!!!   Need time. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: clean4drxj on March 15, 2016, 03:12:06 PM
See build thread for updates ..
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 15, 2016, 06:45:48 PM
Coincedently I put more gas in mine.  And made a loan payment.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on March 15, 2016, 06:59:14 PM
Looked at it and swore at it. I need a transmission. Again...
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Post by: willys_bob on March 15, 2016, 07:29:29 PM
I looked at mine too.  Looks great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on March 15, 2016, 07:38:29 PM
I took a seat out of it to bring to Tom for him to feel it out
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 15, 2016, 07:47:38 PM
I took a seat out of it to bring to Tom for him to feel it out

So you let Tom feel your seat?  And I get yelled at for a bouncing boobie avatar...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 15, 2016, 08:43:10 PM
Today we drove to the meet and greet!
Great time, met nice people had good food.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 16, 2016, 10:13:26 AM
I took a seat out of it to bring to Tom for him to feel it out

So you let Tom feel your seat?  And I get yelled at for a bouncing boobie avatar...


Feel it, not sniff it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 16, 2016, 08:07:11 PM
I took a seat out of it to bring to Tom for him to feel it out

So you let Tom feel your seat?  And I get yelled at for a bouncing boobie avatar...


Feel it, not sniff it

Still sounds gay.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on March 16, 2016, 08:14:12 PM
Just brought Josh's jeep home on the trailer.  He blew the water pump on the way home from work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 17, 2016, 06:10:30 AM
Drove mine yesterday for the first time since Nov. With all the updates I had to really learn to drive her again.  Working gas gauge , What a concept. FjR68
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on March 17, 2016, 06:33:05 AM
Ummmm, I've been driving to work daily? Followed by parking it in my driveway. I did fix (for the most part) the power door locks I installed....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 17, 2016, 06:40:33 AM
Ummmm, I've been driving to work daily? Followed by parking it in my driveway. I did fix (for the most part) the power door locks I installed....

drove mine to work today too. it's way more work to drive than my daily.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 17, 2016, 09:03:15 AM
Not on my Jeep, but on the tow rig. Got a CEL for 02 sensor. Swapped it out and no more CEL and running very smooth. I thought it was going to be a real battle getting it out, but it wasn't the original. I just hit it with some penetrant, let it sit for a day, used a 02 sensor socket and it broke free without any drama.  :cool:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Ua7bOk7pL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 17, 2016, 09:05:45 AM
02 sensor sockets are the shit !!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 17, 2016, 09:06:36 AM
can you make that picture any bigger? :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 17, 2016, 09:20:50 AM
He is old, He has trouble seeing .....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 17, 2016, 09:30:59 AM
He is old, He has trouble seeing .....

That too lol, but I just grabbed the img address from Amazon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 17, 2016, 10:08:48 AM
Damn... you didn't have to actually change it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MasterDrazhar on March 17, 2016, 10:10:26 AM

 How's this?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Ua7bOk7pL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on March 17, 2016, 10:21:16 AM
I need one of those.  How cheap??
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 17, 2016, 10:35:55 AM
I need one of those.  How cheap??

Harbor Freight has one for like $6 but it got some bad reviews. This one from Amazon was only $10 and got great reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GMN4D1Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on March 17, 2016, 11:11:27 AM
Bull - I have one you can borrow
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 17, 2016, 05:20:03 PM
It seems like a never ending battle with mine, put more gas in it.  I think there's a leak, I just can't seem to keep it full.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 18, 2016, 06:27:18 AM
I have an O2 socket . It looks like a deep socket. It wont hold (slips) taking them out but seams to install them okay. Did this one try to open when removing the O2 ? Was it oem or already replaced with never seize on it?   FjR68
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 18, 2016, 08:19:51 AM
I have an O2 socket . It looks like a deep socket. It wont hold (slips) taking them out but seams to install them okay. Did this one try to open when removing the O2 ? Was it oem or already replaced with never seize on it?   FjR68

The sensor that was in there was not the original (It's a '99). I used a 3/8ths ratchet with a flex head and a cheater. I didn't feel any deflection or deformation in the tool. It broke free before I felt something else would break.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MasterDrazhar on March 18, 2016, 08:28:01 AM

 Have never had to do an O2 Sensor myself, but couldn't you just cut the wire if you're replacing the old one anyway and use a deep socket or closed end of a box wrench to pull it, then use a tool like this to put in the new one if the old one is giving you problems?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on March 18, 2016, 08:30:46 AM
Thanks, Frank, Rey, I'm gonna check it out, would like to add one to my collection now that Donny's tools are gone!!  lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 18, 2016, 11:00:03 AM
I bought one from Amazon just to have
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on March 18, 2016, 03:07:00 PM
I have friends that have them :) ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 18, 2016, 03:11:02 PM

 Have never had to do an O2 Sensor myself, but couldn't you just cut the wire if you're replacing the old one anyway and use a deep socket or closed end of a box wrench to pull it, then use a tool like this to put in the new one if the old one is giving you problems?

I guess no holds barred when taking it out. In the video I saw for a 1999 Dodge Ram, the guy used a pipe wrench!

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on March 18, 2016, 03:35:50 PM
told a guy it wasnt for sale.    should have asked what his offer was
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: HankD on March 18, 2016, 03:44:14 PM
told a guy it wasnt for sale.    should have asked what his offer was
Yeah, everythings for sale.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Guardianct on March 18, 2016, 04:18:52 PM
If you can't get it out try using a crowsfoot
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 18, 2016, 05:02:46 PM
If you can't get it out try using a crowsfoot

That's what he posted a picture of.  An o2 crowfoot.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 18, 2016, 05:44:56 PM
told a guy it wasnt for sale.    should have asked what his offer was

the jeep or the tarp?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 18, 2016, 05:46:11 PM
That's what he posted a picture of.  An o2 crowfoot.

 :shakehead:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on March 22, 2016, 01:24:38 PM
I took it out and heard a few noises.
Brought back and fixed a few things.
Cannot wait for the next adventure.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on March 22, 2016, 05:59:28 PM
I cleaned up one of the replacement center caps for my wheels. I'm thinking black paint, chrome spikes....

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/084CBB93-A80F-47E5-BDD4-34229D7E6BAA_zpsi0stnzku.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/084CBB93-A80F-47E5-BDD4-34229D7E6BAA_zpsi0stnzku.jpg.html)
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 22, 2016, 06:07:37 PM
I need to find the leak in my fuel system.  I had to put gas in it AGAIN!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 22, 2016, 06:58:56 PM
I took it out and heard a few noises.

Yeah, I've got a bunch of new noises. lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on March 22, 2016, 07:00:08 PM
guys.........

they are not new noises they are the ones you forgot you were ignoring
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on March 22, 2016, 07:39:16 PM
I can't wait to take the hard top off so the wind noise drowns out all the other various noises.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on April 16, 2016, 09:18:56 AM
Adding ARB lockers and Clayton Rear Truss, Cannot wait to wheel!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on April 16, 2016, 05:29:29 PM
Wheeled it like I stole it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on April 16, 2016, 06:35:30 PM
Looked at it and asked why it wouldn't spontaneously combust so I could collect the insurance money on it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: SJJEEP on April 16, 2016, 08:23:28 PM
Wheeled it like I stole it   X2
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on April 17, 2016, 06:13:18 AM
I looked at pictures of it from S.C. Ill hug her when I get home .   Love a months vacation where its already warm every day.    FjR68
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on April 17, 2016, 09:16:17 PM
Wheeled it like I stole it   X2

You put all the long armed/locked rigs to shame today...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 17, 2016, 09:23:27 PM
My driveshaft went kablooie!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 18, 2016, 06:25:26 AM
Rey, I may have some extra splicer u-joints that I bought for my old YJ and never used if you are interested in them. I'll snap a pic of one when I get home and send it your way
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on April 18, 2016, 02:14:59 PM
Got the door surrounds, channel and island top out of the storage unit so I can have it ready to take off the hard top. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on April 23, 2016, 07:20:11 PM
Installed my front tube doors, oil change, and checked it all over.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 23, 2016, 07:58:33 PM
I turned the key to make sure it still starts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on April 23, 2016, 08:25:23 PM
All stripped out ready for bedliner.
And new (to me) seats and harness mocked up ready to go in once the paint dries

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/BB3557/C18DC466-E057-4DFF-A55C-FBF70CA9822D_zpsa6k8vosb.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BB3557/media/C18DC466-E057-4DFF-A55C-FBF70CA9822D_zpsa6k8vosb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on April 24, 2016, 02:23:35 PM
Drove it to Summer Knights Car Show in Berlin.
Surprisingly a lot of Jeeps came out.

(http://s31.postimg.org/3pehw97wb/image1_13.jpg)
(http://s31.postimg.org/taqpw3v3v/image2_9.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on April 24, 2016, 05:26:22 PM
Found some broken leafs in the rear of Josh"s Jeep.  Took out a broken short one and put in a long one out of a CJ pack.  It netted about a 1 inch lift.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/redjeep401/IMG_0064.jpg) (http://s432.photobucket.com/user/redjeep401/media/IMG_0064.jpg.html)

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/redjeep401/IMG_0068.jpg) (http://s432.photobucket.com/user/redjeep401/media/IMG_0068.jpg.html)

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/redjeep401/IMG_0070.jpg) (http://s432.photobucket.com/user/redjeep401/media/IMG_0070.jpg.html)

The CJ leaf (in the middle) was a little thicker but the arch was about the same.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 27, 2016, 10:26:11 AM
Hit a milestone for my jeep this past weekend. Have it a treat and filled it with premium fuel. Here are some pics of the work done in the last couple months...

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/39C223B7-D97B-47D0-9937-7CC95A1DA599_zps7c3v3apc.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/39C223B7-D97B-47D0-9937-7CC95A1DA599_zps7c3v3apc.jpg.html)
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/457E67BF-4246-4E25-91B2-29B529683F85_zpscobp8ds4.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/457E67BF-4246-4E25-91B2-29B529683F85_zpscobp8ds4.jpg.html)
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/9E79FA18-E328-4A51-9A97-3413626060E1_zpsd0ery1ko.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/9E79FA18-E328-4A51-9A97-3413626060E1_zpsd0ery1ko.jpg.html)
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/6CFC44FA-C40E-4A6D-BE15-BAA86A2A5494_zpscvbizqbn.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/6CFC44FA-C40E-4A6D-BE15-BAA86A2A5494_zpscvbizqbn.jpg.html)
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/1B85FE7C-9FD6-44EE-BAF8-6A6114A1E973_zpsbhdivksn.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/1B85FE7C-9FD6-44EE-BAF8-6A6114A1E973_zpsbhdivksn.jpg.html)
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah302/chrispolek/2818BB64-ADF5-4212-B7A8-2BE1962F2DD1_zpsc485ojb2.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/chrispolek/media/2818BB64-ADF5-4212-B7A8-2BE1962F2DD1_zpsc485ojb2.jpg.html)

These show the mile-stone (pun intended) my new front diff slider, and the drop down tailgate with locking storage compartment (works well for handguns or other items that should be locked up)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on April 27, 2016, 10:44:23 AM
Why would you bolt a shovel on the front of your dif?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on April 27, 2016, 10:44:52 AM
magazine said so
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on April 27, 2016, 10:45:36 AM
Bad apple guard or a full cover but not that thing
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on April 27, 2016, 10:57:29 AM
Bad apple guard or a full cover but not that thing

This^^^^^^^^^^^^

Your not going to want that thing on your Jeep when you hit any branches or rocks.  You loose clearance.  You may even hook yourself up going downhill! :rotflmao:

Only good for speed bumps on a Mall Crawler! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 27, 2016, 11:04:00 AM
It really only loses about half an inch of clearance, if that, so clearance isn't an issue. Being that it was the same price as a decent diff cover and it seems like it will protect both the cover and the diff itself I'm happy with it. I would rather get hung up on the diff skid plate than something else (as I have in the past)

And no Tom, a magazine didn't tell me to get it. I didn't want to just get a diff cover, but more of a skid plate for it. This was one of two that I came across in my search for something
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: BC Miller on April 27, 2016, 12:43:50 PM
For what it's worth, I installed the same front diff skid on my Rubi right after I bought it (I painted it black, though, so it wouldn't stick out so much).  I'm quite happy with it.  Never had a problem.  Never got caught on anything going up or down hill.   And I've slammed it a few times with no issues.  Don't let those non-believers deter you, Chris.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 27, 2016, 01:41:59 PM
It would be rather difficult to deter me from something i already bought and installed. All these negative Nancy Nay-Sayers (quite the alliteration) can say what they want.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 27, 2016, 01:58:20 PM
Those guys have been on the rocks for quite a few years and have figured out what works for them, and they are just sharing in their own special way.  :cool:

You may not have any "problems" with having it on there, but you still may want to get a full cover, because a good head on shot on a rock would send that tie rod right into the stock cover and take out your ring gear.

OR you could talk to Sean (Bad Apple Fab) to integrate that skid into one of his diff guards.  :smile: That would actually be pretty freakin' cool.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: BC Miller on April 27, 2016, 03:19:10 PM
No offense taken on my end (and none meant by my comment either).  I'm always willing to learn, especially from other people's mistakes/misfortunes  :smile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 27, 2016, 03:37:30 PM
Good point Rey, either way, you want to look at it, better than stock...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on April 27, 2016, 05:34:21 PM
Good point Rey, either way, you want to look at it, better than stock...

 :pope:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 27, 2016, 06:11:43 PM
Switching gears... that tail gate is cool as Hell! I want to check it out this weekend.

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: crushtheogre on April 27, 2016, 06:15:35 PM
I relisted it in Craigslist as my buyer skanked on me, not a Jeep guy don't know why I waste my time talking to non Jeep people, they don't know anything and don't deserve my awesome CJ7
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on April 27, 2016, 07:20:42 PM
I relisted it in Craigslist as my buyer skanked on me, not a Jeep guy don't know why I waste my time talking to non Jeep people, they don't know anything and don't deserve my awesome CJ7
you should have known that by now
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on April 29, 2016, 06:47:03 AM
Is that tail gate store bought or home made ? Its way cool. Not only the drop down , the dual locks and the storage are trick !     FjR68
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 29, 2016, 08:12:48 AM
It was the same one Rey posted a while back...

http://forum.northeastjeep.org/index.php?topic=36607.0

Yes, the dual locks are nice, but it does have a different key for the storage compartment vs the drop down paddle handles. It makes sense to be able to lock one and not the other, but remembering which is which is a pain
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on April 29, 2016, 08:24:49 AM
How much heavier is that than the stock tailgate?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on April 29, 2016, 08:26:02 AM
I coated it in armorall and buffed the paint..





Im not even joking spent 2 hours detailing it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 29, 2016, 08:34:03 AM
I'm actually trying to spruce up Gorillacon. Tom, your Dad's words were "You really screwed the pooch on that caulk job!" LOL

He's right, that failed windshield molding hack looked awful. I'm trying another hack fix now...

(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz204/rasco2002/20160428_202524.jpg) (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/rasco2002/media/20160428_202524.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: XtraChrisP on April 29, 2016, 09:50:43 AM
How much heavier is that than the stock tailgate?

Aluminum vs the stock one, it's actually a bit lighter, and considering all the crap I have in it was just floating around in my trunk, it's like having lost a couple pounds and tightening up the rear end, and who doesn't like a tight rear end
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on May 01, 2016, 09:11:59 PM
The windshield came out much better than before. I also clear coated over the metallic and it came out nice, so I decided to give the rest of the Jeep a new top coat of metaliic Black, then I will clear over it this week.

(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz204/rasco2002/20160501_210214.jpg) (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/rasco2002/media/20160501_210214.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Clean on May 02, 2016, 08:48:35 AM
Nice Rey!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on May 02, 2016, 01:49:18 PM
I coated it in armorall and buffed the paint..





Im not even joking spent 2 hours detailing it

Yep and you whined all day Saturday you were getting it dirty...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on May 02, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
New gas tank, skid, fuel pump/sending unit and battery...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bigdaddymack51 on May 03, 2016, 06:13:07 AM
Rey ---- You might as well just sell your off road tires now that you made her pretty !    FjR68
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on May 05, 2016, 06:47:58 PM
I didn't want to have to do the Gorilla over or spring for new Gorillacon decals, so a masked them with Geoff help. I'll paint and clear the hood tonight.

(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz204/rasco2002/20160505_193812.jpg) (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/rasco2002/media/20160505_193812.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on May 07, 2016, 07:06:26 PM
Pulled the transmission and gave it to Tom.

Thanks bro
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on June 12, 2016, 06:07:34 PM
Finally installed the rebuilt transmission.

Second gear doesnt seem to want to seemlessly shift... i hope it just needs to have the fluid worked through it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 12, 2016, 10:16:41 PM
Tom must have left out a cheeseburger.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on June 13, 2016, 04:41:27 AM
Tom must have left out a cheeseburger.  :rotflmao:
He did a good job i think it was the transmission someone else had their hands in it before him
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 13, 2016, 06:39:19 AM
I put gas in mind.  I still can't seem to find that damn leak.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on June 13, 2016, 06:55:55 AM
I thought about driving mine to work, then didn't.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 13, 2016, 07:57:54 AM
Tom must have left out a cheeseburger.  :rotflmao:
He did a good job i think it was the transmission someone else had their hands in it before him


Im pretty sure the problem is with the 2nd gear syncro. When assembling the tranny, every time I tightened the case together the input shaft was hard to turn. every time I disassmbled the tranny to find the issue, and check the gear clearance with feeler gauges everything was within spec. My guess is that 2nd gear syncro is too thick. when the tranny is assembled fully, it compresses the 2nd gear assembly and its binding.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 13, 2016, 08:46:59 AM
I magically transformed mine into a boat.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/BB3557/D1CE0C0D-FFAD-4CD5-9551-393C3B5F9A7D_zps2zg9vilr.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BB3557/media/D1CE0C0D-FFAD-4CD5-9551-393C3B5F9A7D_zps2zg9vilr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 13, 2016, 09:38:46 AM
Your yard must be filling up quick!  Trailer, now a boat! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 13, 2016, 09:43:28 AM
NEBOAT !!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 13, 2016, 10:00:40 AM
Your yard must be filling up quick!  Trailer, now a boat! :mrgreen:

There's always room for Jello.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 13, 2016, 10:06:52 AM
Such a tiny boat


But so much squat



..... Dodge Problems .......
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on June 13, 2016, 10:08:28 AM
Finally installed the rebuilt transmission.

Second gear doesnt seem to want to seemlessly shift... i hope it just needs to have the fluid worked through it.

I think it just needs to get broken in. We really had to press some of those gears off with major force. it was insane, none of mine except one was that hard
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on June 13, 2016, 10:09:02 AM
Thats a nice boat!! My brother has one just like it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 13, 2016, 11:04:29 AM
Such a tiny boat


But so much squat



..... Dodge Problems .......

What squat.  Front has a leveling kit in it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 13, 2016, 12:50:13 PM
Ugh, why would you do that?!

Mine is level from the factory because its a plow pack and I hate it.

Now you need to airbag it if you want to haul anything with enough tongue weight. 

Otherwise just get a Powder Blue Prius and be done with it! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 13, 2016, 12:58:39 PM
Otherwise just get a Powder Blue Prius and be done with it! :rotflmao:

I have one on order.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 13, 2016, 01:29:12 PM
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/58679380.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on June 13, 2016, 01:32:24 PM
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/58679380.jpg)

(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii477/kermithood/ScreenShot046_zpsh0mbl93d.png) (http://s551.photobucket.com/user/kermithood/media/ScreenShot046_zpsh0mbl93d.png.html)

just sayin
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MattG on June 13, 2016, 02:07:07 PM
Nah Jeep is just that a JEEP
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 18, 2016, 03:39:59 PM
Glued the damn rear view mirror back on and re greased the rear tire swing.

I know, pretty lame. :rolleyes:

I want my shop back!!!! :swear_mad:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 20, 2016, 03:45:38 PM
Friday I changed the idler pulley and serp belt as well as added a steering stabilizer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 20, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
Saturday I had the tire replaced that was damaged at MM. 

Cost $0.00.     Thank you Sears Road Hazard Coverage.
And I got the new STT Pro  to boot.    Now I just need 4 more.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/BB3557/7AEE83CD-40F3-4EAF-B6FB-A32C1F266098_zps1n8tdx4p.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BB3557/media/7AEE83CD-40F3-4EAF-B6FB-A32C1F266098_zps1n8tdx4p.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/BB3557/5E1F67CE-55FA-4356-92A4-9C2212958660_zpslpnlbluy.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BB3557/media/5E1F67CE-55FA-4356-92A4-9C2212958660_zpslpnlbluy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 20, 2016, 04:45:34 PM
How much weight did it take?  Is it a wobbly tire like the old?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on June 20, 2016, 05:44:38 PM
It's got 3oz on it, in one area.  
This will be a spare for a while
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 20, 2016, 06:14:23 PM
Friday I changed the idler pulley and serp belt as well as added a steering stabilizer.
- You kept the old belt for a trail spare right?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 20, 2016, 06:16:17 PM
Friday I changed the idler pulley and serp belt as well as added a steering stabilizer.
- You kept the old belt for a trail spare right?

I learned from the best!  :cool:  :wink:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on June 23, 2016, 08:57:28 PM
I put shittybuilt rope on my shittybuilt winch
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on June 24, 2016, 07:45:48 PM
Looked at it and swore a bit
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on June 24, 2016, 07:46:37 PM
pissed on the tire.  thought about putting the tarp back on
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 24, 2016, 09:03:22 PM
I put more gas in mine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 25, 2016, 09:13:06 AM
Rotated my tires, and painted my wheels.

(http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz204/rasco2002/20160624_194453.jpg) (http://s828.photobucket.com/user/rasco2002/media/20160624_194453.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on June 25, 2016, 11:28:02 AM
Replacing the front springs and fabricating reverse shackles...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on June 26, 2016, 05:44:37 PM
I found the front end wobble in the red jeep.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/redjeep401/bearing.jpg) (http://s432.photobucket.com/user/redjeep401/media/bearing.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 26, 2016, 06:19:50 PM
I installed a severe case of death wobble by turning my tj into a jk.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 26, 2016, 06:33:23 PM
Took the soft top out of the Jeep and stored it inside so mice wont eat hole into it
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on June 26, 2016, 07:00:17 PM
I moved it off the lift into the driveway.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on June 28, 2016, 11:29:03 AM
Paid off the rubicon. Woo-hoo
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 28, 2016, 08:30:48 PM
Again with the gas.  I need to find that damn leak.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 29, 2016, 07:08:52 AM
Step 1.  Verify Insurance.
Step 2.  Throw matches in the general aria of the leak.
Step 3.  Buy JK.

Problem Solved. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 01, 2016, 02:59:54 PM
Washed it today, ready for the long weekend!
Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: FF08JK on July 01, 2016, 03:07:27 PM
http://forum.northeastjeep.org/index.php?topic=37190.0
Custom Hood Graphic
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on July 01, 2016, 04:32:01 PM
Picked up new front calipers from Napa, new ceramic pads from Advanced Auto.  We'll find out this weekend if the Red Jeep stops any better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bill on July 04, 2016, 05:18:17 AM
picked up Clayton Offroad kit w track bars for my JK... whoohoo
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 04, 2016, 09:55:13 PM
Step 1.  Verify Insurance.
Step 2.  Throw matches in the general aria of the leak.
Step 3.  Buy JK.

Problem Solved. :mrgreen:

No, it's harder then that.  There's no external leaks.  I keep putting gas in it, but I can't seem to find where it's going!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 05, 2016, 07:14:41 AM
Is your Oil level increasing?

Smell gas in the exhaust?

Heavy foot??? :mrgreen:

Whats your milage?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 05, 2016, 07:34:17 AM
Drove it !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on July 05, 2016, 07:34:56 AM
Drove it !

X2!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 05, 2016, 08:01:43 AM
Yup, doors off top down! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MasterDrazhar on July 05, 2016, 08:18:04 AM
Step 1.  Verify Insurance.
Step 2.  Throw matches in the general aria of the leak.
Step 3.  Buy JK.

Problem Solved. :mrgreen:

No, it's harder then that.  There's no external leaks.  I keep putting gas in it, but I can't seem to find where it's going!

 It's that whole right foot to the floor problem...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 07, 2016, 06:36:31 PM
Opened boxes to our new RockHard 4x4 Sport cage.
Hopefully installing soon!

(https://s32.postimg.org/gnz7xiyhd/image1_17.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gnz7xiyhd/)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 07, 2016, 08:42:35 PM
Dude that's awesome !! Please post assembly pictures ! Will you be able to use your head liner
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 07, 2016, 08:54:51 PM
Test drove a new Jeep  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 07, 2016, 09:25:42 PM
It is made to be used with the headliner however mine has been removed awhile ago.  Looking forward to the install.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 07, 2016, 09:27:46 PM
That's going to be a nice cage!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on July 08, 2016, 06:37:59 AM
Newly fabricated shackles going on the front tonight. Fabricated stops to avoid reversal like I had at the Farm last month...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: tribalwolf on July 10, 2016, 11:33:42 AM
(http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/90shelby/image.jpeg) (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/90shelby/media/image.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 10, 2016, 10:53:45 PM
(http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/90shelby/image.jpeg) (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/90shelby/media/image.jpeg.html)
Nice TJ!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 10, 2016, 10:56:34 PM
multiplied my early Wranglers x2

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/Two%20White%20Jeeps_zpseop0gzab.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/Two%20White%20Jeeps_zpseop0gzab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 11, 2016, 07:19:31 PM
More gas...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on July 12, 2016, 09:33:40 AM
Stopped in Farmington and looked at a 93.  Frame was pretty clean, guy wants $3k
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 13, 2016, 03:05:16 PM
Reinstalled Warn Winch, ready to wheel!

(https://s32.postimg.org/6q4mrn0w5/image1_14.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 13, 2016, 06:32:14 PM
Is your Oil level increasing?

Smell gas in the exhaust?

Heavy foot??? :mrgreen:

Whats your milage?

65 miles a day x 15 mpg x new flow master...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 13, 2016, 06:33:19 PM
Step 1.  Verify Insurance.
Step 2.  Throw matches in the general aria of the leak.
Step 3.  Buy JK.

Problem Solved. :mrgreen:

No, it's harder then that.  There's no external leaks.  I keep putting gas in it, but I can't seem to find where it's going!

 It's that whole right foot to the floor problem...


Approx 89% of the issue.  Other 11% is Jeep...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on July 15, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
Drove it i am going to beat 2nd gear into submission
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 15, 2016, 11:33:20 AM
LMAO
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 15, 2016, 10:12:15 PM
Drove the TJ around town on some errands - The cold AC and auto transmission is weird for me in a Jeep...  Tomorrow I need to get a tail light bulb

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 15, 2016, 11:51:00 PM
Drove the TJ around town on some errands - The cold AC and auto transmission is weird for me in a Jeep...  Tomorrow I need to get a tail light bulb



I have a few, come on up wheeling and I'll help you install it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on July 16, 2016, 06:24:20 AM
Drove the TJ around town on some errands - The cold AC and auto transmission is weird for me in a Jeep...  Tomorrow I need to get a tail light bulb

Damn my jeep pumps death valley style heat into the driver seat all summer. Wish it did it in the winter when it mattered. On the up side it makes the mid 90'S outside a lot better at the end of a drive.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 16, 2016, 08:25:57 AM
I'm getting bigger tires for mine today.  I'm hoping a taller tire will equate to more more rolls per mile effectively lowering my engine speed therefore increasing my fuel economy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 16, 2016, 09:38:05 AM
I need to do that - with a 3 speed auto on 35s with 4.56 gears I'm at 2500 RPMs around town  :eek:  Haven't taken it on the highway yet...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 16, 2016, 01:19:50 PM
I need to do that - with a 3 speed auto on 35s with 4.56 gears I'm at 2500 RPMs around town  :eek:  Haven't taken it on the highway yet...

I'm on 3.07's with a 5 speed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 17, 2016, 08:32:04 PM
(https://s32.postimg.org/rz691puw1/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rz691puw1/)

(https://s32.postimg.org/8vhiz47fl/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8vhiz47fl/)

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Drove back from Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA.
Hot weekend but great to spend time with family and see some cool Mopars.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: crushtheogre on July 18, 2016, 08:10:15 AM
On vacation in SC, can't stop thinking about finishing the forever CJ8 body work and starting on the frame....

Obsessed much? .....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 18, 2016, 12:59:04 PM
Where in SC?  I live in Charleston now! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: crushtheogre on July 18, 2016, 01:10:20 PM
Hilton head island
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Groundhog on July 18, 2016, 04:48:23 PM
Installing newly recovered headliner. Brake lines.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on July 18, 2016, 05:17:18 PM
replaced the broken valve stem on the spare
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 18, 2016, 06:30:25 PM
Took it on the highway for the 1st time since I got it.  60MPH is 3000 RPM.  Speedometer reads 70 when I'm going GPS confirmed 60
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 18, 2016, 06:54:44 PM
Took it on the highway for the 1st time since I got it.  60MPH is 3000 RPM.  Speedometer reads 70 when I'm going GPS confirmed 60

Sounds fine to me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 18, 2016, 07:57:38 PM
That's what I'm doin
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 19, 2016, 03:40:07 PM
Received the Lube Locker Gaskets

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Lambchop on July 19, 2016, 03:48:31 PM
Took top and doors off and vacuumed out mouse shit so I can drive it to the M&G and not get pelted by flying mouse pellets.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: bill on July 20, 2016, 12:16:17 AM
got my JK Clayton control arms and track bar... just waiting for a day that's less than 100 degrees to install said goodies...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 21, 2016, 04:44:26 PM
Went from 32's to 33's.

Before (7 months before)...
(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151224_154501493_HDR_zpsvyhovpt5.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151224_154501493_HDR_zpsvyhovpt5.jpg.html)

After...

(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160721_171427114_zpsmrq7nwq5.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160721_171427114_zpsmrq7nwq5.jpg.html)

(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160721_192546175_zps2lz8p5qf.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160721_192546175_zps2lz8p5qf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on July 21, 2016, 05:40:22 PM
Picked up some used flat/tube fenders for cheap in Branford from a FB post.  Getting my stuff slowly together and trying to move everything in the new house so I have a useable garage!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 21, 2016, 06:54:24 PM
Added turn signal and marker lights to my tube bumpers today to make the TJ street legal

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160721_194106865_zps46l9sapw.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160721_194106865_zps46l9sapw.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160721_194054021_HDR_zps4xcvfntk.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160721_194054021_HDR_zps4xcvfntk.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160721_194120769_HDR_zps9kdaxnb3.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160721_194120769_HDR_zps9kdaxnb3.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/TJ%20lights_zpsqyrjq87c.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/TJ%20lights_zpsqyrjq87c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 23, 2016, 06:54:37 PM
Installed Tech Armor Ballistic Nylon seat covers in the TJ.  They fit like they are factory and have molle webbing on the back and sides

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160723_180143357_zps9as9b9gy.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160723_180143357_zps9as9b9gy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 23, 2016, 07:32:54 PM
Installed Tech Armor Ballistic Nylon seat covers in the TJ.  They fit like they are factory and have molle webbing on the back and sides

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160723_180143357_zps9as9b9gy.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160723_180143357_zps9as9b9gy.jpg.html)


Those are some serious seat covers if you had to hammer them on!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 23, 2016, 07:49:52 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/68xqpn905/image1_17.jpg)

Made it official with the membership decal!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 23, 2016, 09:18:12 PM
Baller !
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: cjshloman on July 23, 2016, 10:12:13 PM
Frank, your killing the TJ game!   I moved mine to use my truck today.  Sad.  :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 23, 2016, 10:32:25 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/68xqpn905/image1_17.jpg)

Made it official with the membership decal!
Made it offfiiial with the MASSHOLE stamp
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: LucasMagoos on July 24, 2016, 04:00:06 PM
Went to The Big Jeep Thing and Car Show held by Wetmore's Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram.
Nice to talk Jeep and eat some good BBQ from The Cookhouse and desserts from The American Pie Company.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 24, 2016, 06:42:18 PM
Installed a new radio in the TJ today.  It was nice and cool installing it with the AC blasting  :mrgreen:
It's a pretty cool unit.  It's a marine radio and is water resistant.  It has bluetooth, aux in, and USB.  It's Sirius/XM ready, works with Pandora and iHeart radio,connects with iPhone and Android, and has a high contrast display.  Plus it's only $99!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160724_174822655_zpsyoqboaep.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160724_174822655_zpsyoqboaep.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on July 24, 2016, 06:57:17 PM
at $99 I'm not sure if its yuppie crap or not  :avidtease:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: SJJEEP on July 24, 2016, 07:11:14 PM
Evap  leak turned into gas all over the ground when I topped off the tank.
Just ordered new skid plate, straps and  hoses.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 24, 2016, 07:25:56 PM
Installed a new radio in the TJ today.  It was nice and cool installing it with the AC blasting  :mrgreen:
It's a pretty cool unit.  It's a marine radio and is water resistant.  It has bluetooth, aux in, and USB.  It's Sirius/XM ready, works with Pandora and iHeart radio,connects with iPhone and Android, and has a high contrast display.  Plus it's only $99!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160724_174822655_zpsyoqboaep.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160724_174822655_zpsyoqboaep.jpg.html)

Walmart?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 24, 2016, 09:13:10 PM
at $99 I'm not sure if its yuppie crap or not  :avidtease:

Tech wise - very yuppy crap  :rotflmao: The TJ factory radio didn't have a 1/8" jack to plug my phone in (99% of the time I'm listening to shit I'm streaming from my phone) and I didn't want to go really old school and use a cassette tape adapter  :eek:

Yuppy crap will be the remote starter I'll have installed before winter  :mad02:

Walmart?

Crutchfield/Amazon  :wink:

Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on July 25, 2016, 08:39:03 AM
I got all four Mud Kings to stop leaking on the Red Jeep.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 25, 2016, 09:53:35 AM
I swapped all the control arm bushings in the front control arms, installed a drop pitman arm, and A new track bar. New bushings holes were too big inside for stick bolts so upgrades to 5/8 grade 8 bolts lowers and 1/2 grade 8 uppers. Only had one injury drilling drivers side lower axles bracket holes to 5/8. Had to use a 90 degree chuck to drill it, but got stuck and drill torqued and hit me in the face splitting my upper lip vertically up to my nose lol oops.  Jeep has no more shake with good bushings, old bushings were so bad they were all cracked and pushing out from inside the metal sleeve and all cracked.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 25, 2016, 09:57:20 AM
I swapped all the control arm bushings in the front control arms, installed a drop pitman arm, and A new track bar. New bushings holes were too big inside for stick bolts so upgrades to 5/8 grade 8 bolts lowers and 1/2 grade 8 uppers. Only had one injury drilling drivers side lower axles bracket holes to 5/8. Had to use a 90 degree chuck to drill it, but got stuck and drill torqued and hit me in the face splitting my upper lip vertically up to my nose lol oops.  Jeep has no more shake with good bushings, old bushings were so bad they were all cracked and pushing out from inside the metal sleeve and all cracked.

Nice! Not about the split lip though. My neighbor broke his wrist drilling, and Mike White posted on FB that his HF drill broke right at the handle. Seems like a bad time for drilling.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 22, 2016, 09:47:10 PM
Not today - but yesterday

Installed a pair of new Kicker speakers in the sound bar that I found in a box of parts that came with the TJ  :mrgreen:

Finally got around to installing some mirror re-location brackets - I heard horror stories about removing the factory windshield hinge torx bolts at last weeks M&G...  I took the advice on using a stubby ratchet on it so I wouldn't strip the torx bolt.   The bolts came out like butter  :mrgreen:

Tina (the previous owner) Rocks!  She used a bunch of antisieze on the bolts  :cool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/Relocation%20Brackets%20bolts_zpsrnwngydh.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/Relocation%20Brackets%20bolts_zpsrnwngydh.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/Relocation%20Brackets%20Installed_zpszj5mxb4w.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/Relocation%20Brackets%20Installed_zpszj5mxb4w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on August 23, 2016, 11:17:20 AM
I put more gas in mine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MasterDrazhar on August 23, 2016, 11:40:16 AM

 Took mine down the track...  it went SOOOOOOO fast man!!!










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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on August 23, 2016, 06:09:31 PM
Lol

I spooled my winch as I really gave it a workout this weekend.

I installed a new license plate bracket.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 10:03:05 AM
So an axle leak turned into replacing the brakes, and the purchase of a new toy.
Got to love how a $7 part turns into hundreds of dollars later.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/BB3557/89215D86-ACB5-40BB-A7F0-0D08AAFE365A_zps3r6poair.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BB3557/media/89215D86-ACB5-40BB-A7F0-0D08AAFE365A_zps3r6poair.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on September 06, 2016, 10:09:54 AM
Get rid of the plates unless they have changed them
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 10:11:53 AM
Get rid of the plates unless they have changed them

Why?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on September 06, 2016, 10:13:26 AM
they go boom
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on September 06, 2016, 10:13:44 AM


Side note, Labor Day Sale at HFT! I picked up a much needed low profile jack to work on Geoff's Mazda.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on September 06, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
Swag makes replacement plates, but the cost more than the press!

http://www.swagoffroad.com/ARBOR-PRESS-PLATES_p_7.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 10:18:16 AM


Side note, Labor Day Sale at HFT! I picked up a much needed low profile jack to work on Geoff's Mazda.

Actually Hot Chick #2 was kind enough to give me the 25% Monday only discount instead of the Sat/Sun 20% discount.
Must have been my winning personality.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 10:19:07 AM
Swag makes replacement plates, but the cost more than the press!

http://www.swagoffroad.com/ARBOR-PRESS-PLATES_p_7.html

How do I know if they need to be replaced?
Or I'm I just ordering new plates?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on September 06, 2016, 10:22:29 AM
Another side note, we all know all the work that was accomplished at Bruce and Pete's Wrenchfests, but it's amazing how much we all learned.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on September 06, 2016, 10:58:40 AM
are the plates all the same surface finish throughout , or do the edges look like they were cut with a torch ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 11:13:54 AM
are the plates all the same surface finish throughout , or do the edges look like they were cut with a torch ?

They looked uniformed though out.  But I will double check later.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on September 06, 2016, 11:20:49 AM
Then they are the cast plates, don't press too hard
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 06, 2016, 11:21:47 AM
they go boom

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/IMG_20160906_120754693_zps1zr511jx.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/IMG_20160906_120754693_zps1zr511jx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: RobTJ on September 06, 2016, 11:58:56 AM
Then they are the cast plates, don't press too hard

Good to know.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on September 06, 2016, 12:01:51 PM
Wow.  I lost a shelf pin for the 20 ton in my shop during the move. :rolleyes:  Hopefully it will turn up when we clean out the garage.

Alan, is there a good source for better plates.  Don't really want to spend more than the press is worth or twice the shipping.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on September 06, 2016, 12:09:12 PM
Scrap bin. Swag plates are awesome but big bucks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on September 06, 2016, 12:14:38 PM
Just go down to your local steel vendor, ask if they have any half inch plate drops ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on September 06, 2016, 12:18:00 PM
1/2 is a bit thin but ya
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on September 06, 2016, 01:23:52 PM
I'm close to a few major ship yards so I may be able to find some 3/4 or 1 inch scrap.  Lots of scrap metal dealers around.

Thanks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 09, 2016, 06:46:01 PM
Put my new safari top on today

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Pics/Safari%20Top_zpsmtz72srf.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Pics/Safari%20Top_zpsmtz72srf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on September 09, 2016, 07:24:36 PM
I went 2 sizes down in tire.

(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 09, 2016, 09:07:41 PM
I went 2 sizes down in tire.

(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg.html)
  Paul - what caused the blow out of your previous tire?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on September 10, 2016, 09:48:41 AM
I went 2 sizes down in tire.

(http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w552/wilkspaul/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg) (http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/wilkspaul/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160909_191553_zps6g1lcw67.jpg.html)
 Paul - what caused the blow out of your previous tire?

Blew out 2.  But sitting on a project vehicle for 11 years didn't weather them well.  I went to 31's for 1. price, 2. commute, 3. 1 more year of payments,  4. 3.07 gears suck.
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Post by: Groundhog on September 17, 2016, 06:55:58 PM
Today,  I had repairs to do from the last trip, found some stuff up front where I would have lost my radiator if I didn't have that stock sway bar plate installed (I had had it off, previously). Took a couple of big hits to the front in that area. Thank God I put it back on. A hammer and an anvil tooj care of the bent stuff. With the new paint, it all looks brand new.

Also had to relocate the JKS storage pins - Rey, that "noise" we heard when I was stuck in Coos County slop, was the tire shredding the pin. Can't believe it didn't dig into the BFG. The pin was mangled pretty good.

But the ZJ will be back together tomorrow and then, new cat-back Dyno-Max exhaust and 4 X Doctor rear diff armor goes on.

Small stuff, but had to be done. F'd up my Saturday and some of tomorrow - but..
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 17, 2016, 09:23:49 PM
Installed my new cargo basket after the GAJR today
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on September 18, 2016, 06:53:00 AM
I installed more gas.
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Post by: RobTJ on November 07, 2016, 09:05:04 AM
Thanks to Jim & Pete's Adventure.   I had to do some cosmetic cover up to the right rear corner.

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Post by: YJScrounge on November 07, 2016, 05:38:31 PM
Came out nice!
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Post by: LucasMagoos on December 20, 2016, 05:40:13 PM
Finally started my Rockhard 4x4 sport cage.

(https://s24.postimg.org/ve5qtyis1/image1.jpg)

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Post by: King of the Hill on December 20, 2016, 06:09:45 PM
Ant hiccups, or did everything fit as planned?
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Post by: Mr. Easy on December 20, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
I don't think ants can hiccup, they don't have the reflexes for it.
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Post by: LucasMagoos on December 20, 2016, 06:45:22 PM
No major hickups, just like most aftermarket parts, some things had to be modified slightly.
So far Rockhard 4x4 products have been great, their step by step instructions need work.
But with some knowledge and commonsense everything turns out well.
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Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on December 20, 2016, 07:26:33 PM
Gave it the finger
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 21, 2016, 07:26:09 PM
Replaced latch parts on my 12 year old DETOURS bumper tire swing.

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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on December 22, 2016, 06:45:05 AM
Put air in the tires.   FjR68
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Post by: LucasMagoos on January 04, 2017, 06:33:00 PM
(http://s29.postimg.org/iwovj515v/IMG_2132.jpg)

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Some updated pics of my RockHard 4x4 Sport Cage.
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Post by: FF08JK on January 04, 2017, 09:53:44 PM
Watched Tom curse at my D44 as he redid gears
"WTF is everything tight on this fawk?"
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Post by: YJScrounge on January 05, 2017, 09:27:09 AM
Poor Tom...  :cry:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on January 05, 2017, 10:58:45 AM
FAWK ARB

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Post by: clean4drxj on January 08, 2017, 05:26:16 PM
Look at mine from inside and thought about how nice it would be to work on it in s heated garage.
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Post by: MassJK on January 08, 2017, 08:22:52 PM
I cleared the snow off its tarp
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 08, 2017, 10:16:12 PM
Cleaned most of the snow off mine...

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Post by: Mr. Easy on January 09, 2017, 06:20:18 AM
I drove mine. Damn heat (or lack of) sucks
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on January 09, 2017, 07:31:45 AM
 Gave her a pat as I walked by in the heated garage . Thought about takin her out in the snow -----   briefly          FjR68
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on January 09, 2017, 08:45:56 AM
Drove it to work this morning. It was -2 when I went outside to start it up. Crossed over 351,000 miles on the way in.
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Post by: MattG on January 09, 2017, 01:26:38 PM
I drove mine. Damn heat (or lack of) sucks

Why you have no heat?
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Post by: Groundhog on January 09, 2017, 05:57:22 PM
Cleaned snow off of it. (Because it's not going anywhere).

The engine, however, is going somewhere - soon. Pics will abound during the project.
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Post by: Mr. Easy on January 09, 2017, 06:07:31 PM
I drove mine. Damn heat (or lack of) sucks

Why you have no heat?


Dunno, stuck blend door or clogged heater core?
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Post by: MattG on January 09, 2017, 07:40:25 PM
Prob blend door, Ive had issues with mine. Its easy to get to.

Why dont you pull it into your heated floor garage and fix it, ya lazy bum
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on January 10, 2017, 12:06:54 AM
I put gas in mine.
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Post by: Groundhog on January 10, 2017, 05:23:33 PM
I threw a kiss to mine as I left for work this morning.  :rotflmao:
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Post by: sedge1080 on January 10, 2017, 09:13:04 PM
I drove mine. Damn heat (or lack of) sucks

Why you have no heat?


Dunno, stuck blend door or clogged heater core?

Same here.. Mine has sucked for years, I keep forgetting till the winter when its to late to give it a flush.

It used to work when I lived in CA, I don't know what happened...
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Post by: JeepMM2 on January 12, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
Met a fellow TJ owner at Home Depot in Berlin. We talked about our Jeeps, how we both had to fix our frames due to rot. His is a 1998 with 250K miles.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on January 12, 2017, 07:35:42 PM
Test fit the 33's on the two door. They rub. Guess I'll grab my extra set of 31's when I'm at my parents house this weekend.


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Post by: YJScrounge on January 13, 2017, 06:53:13 AM
nice looking rig...
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Post by: cjshloman on January 13, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
Moved it back in its spot till it snows again. 
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Post by: SJJEEP on January 13, 2017, 01:17:52 PM
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Post by: beaker on January 13, 2017, 09:20:45 PM
Took the rear brake line out in about 5 pieces.  Steel lines very rusty.  Upgrading to copper nickel.
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on January 23, 2017, 12:14:13 PM
Put gas in mine.
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Post by: XtraChrisP on January 23, 2017, 12:18:08 PM
I got a call from the auto body shop saying mine is getting a new hood and windshield frame, but they may be used since new ones are hard to come by. Used is fine with me as long as they are cleaned up and painted nice. I am going to try to get the old parts too, in case anybody needs a black TJ Rubicon hood with a dent and a damaged (but almost rust free) windshield frame
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Post by: Imnotcassie on January 23, 2017, 07:26:12 PM
I got a new battery.
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Post by: King of the Hill on January 23, 2017, 07:33:38 PM
I got a call from the auto body shop saying mine is getting a new hood and windshield frame, but they may be used since new ones are hard to come by. Used is fine with me as long as they are cleaned up and painted nice. I am going to try to get the old parts too, in case anybody needs a black TJ Rubicon hood with a dent and a damaged (but almost rust free) windshield frame

Good call to see if they will give you the old parts!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 23, 2017, 09:58:52 PM
I got a new battery.
  Stock replacement or upgrade to support a winch?
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Post by: Imnotcassie on January 23, 2017, 11:13:43 PM
I got a new battery.
  Stock replacement or upgrade to support a winch?

Stock.


Just kiddin' ... upgraded.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 23, 2017, 11:35:10 PM
great upgrade!
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on January 24, 2017, 12:07:25 PM
Cassandra ? What the ?  You Traitor  :)    FjR68
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Post by: Imnotcassie on January 24, 2017, 01:29:35 PM
Hey bigdaddy.  Thought that was you.  Traitor?  What you doing here?
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Post by: MassJK on January 24, 2017, 01:32:36 PM
Lol.
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on January 25, 2017, 07:25:51 PM
Am strongly considering new lug nuts
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Post by: MassJK on January 25, 2017, 07:40:49 PM
Am strongly considering new lug nuts
Matt G can help.
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on January 25, 2017, 07:54:46 PM
Am strongly considering new lug nuts
Matt G can help.

I mean, to be clear, were I to buy new lug nuts, i'd actually use them to secure the wheels to the jeep.
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Post by: MassJK on January 25, 2017, 07:56:51 PM
Am strongly considering new lug nuts
Matt G can help.

I mean, to be clear, were I to buy new lug nuts, i'd actually use them to secure the wheels to the jeep.
ya,ya. Matt can do that for like 5 miles at a time
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Post by: LucasMagoos on February 16, 2017, 06:45:47 PM
Added Trail FX front bumper, D-rings, and Amber Rigid Radiance Pods

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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on February 16, 2017, 07:15:19 PM
I put gas in mine.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 16, 2017, 07:30:30 PM
How many lumens are the amber pods?
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Post by: SJJEEP on February 16, 2017, 07:44:04 PM
I just through at mine, and it disappeared


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Post by: 50willysM38 on February 16, 2017, 07:47:13 PM
I'm almost finished building my custom tire carrier
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Post by: LucasMagoos on February 16, 2017, 07:50:39 PM
How many lumens are the amber pods?

Specifications:
Watts: 15
Amp Draw: 1
LED's: 3
Raw Lumens: 900
Lux @ 10m: 125
Beam Distance: 112 m
Peak Beam Intensity: 12456 cd
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Post by: MattG on February 16, 2017, 09:00:46 PM
Am strongly considering new lug nuts
Matt G can help.

I mean, to be clear, were I to buy new lug nuts, i'd actually use them to secure the wheels to the jeep.
ya,ya. Matt can do that for like 5 miles at a time

Fawk you, ya jerk!!!!!
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Post by: Mr. Easy on February 16, 2017, 09:10:51 PM
I'm almost finished building my custom tire carrier



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Don't forget to add a 2nd clamp near the top of the carrier.
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Post by: MassJK on February 16, 2017, 09:12:01 PM
 :cheeky:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 16, 2017, 10:01:23 PM
Specifications:
Watts: 15
Amp Draw: 1
LED's: 3
Raw Lumens: 900
Lux @ 10m: 125
Beam Distance: 112 m
Peak Beam Intensity: 12456 cd

Thanks!  with the low amp draw - those would work great on my plowing ATV...
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on February 16, 2017, 10:45:47 PM
I'm almost finished building my custom tire carrier
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Don't forget a loop on there for proper tie rod adjustments
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Post by: LucasMagoos on February 17, 2017, 02:57:28 PM
 Decided to add an Angry Skull grill and Rigid Industries' 7 inch LED headlights.

(http://s21.postimg.org/c7j2vw39z/IMG_2520.jpg)
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on February 17, 2017, 03:00:03 PM
Damn JKs are turning into Lego sets! :rolleyes:

Lets add more plastic!!! :rotflmao:
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Post by: MassJK on February 17, 2017, 03:22:02 PM
I'm going to buy one soon
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 17, 2017, 03:42:26 PM
Changed the oil. 353k on the clock in the red Jeep now.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on February 17, 2017, 04:40:19 PM
I'm going to buy one soon

Does it come with a tarp? :mrgreen:
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Post by: MassJK on February 17, 2017, 04:45:39 PM
It's all plastic doesn't need one
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Post by: YJScrounge on February 17, 2017, 07:16:21 PM
grill is badass...
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Post by: LucasMagoos on February 17, 2017, 08:22:49 PM
grill is badass...

I am happy how it looks.  The LED headlights are amazing, I would recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade their stock headlights.
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Post by: HankD on February 17, 2017, 09:05:23 PM
unbelievable $ made in aftermarket crap!
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Post by: DarthVader on February 17, 2017, 09:13:35 PM
I love the grill Matt...awesome looking!!!!

Lisa
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Post by: LucasMagoos on February 17, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
I love the grill Matt...awesome looking!!!!

Lisa

Thanks Lisa
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Post by: A new level on February 18, 2017, 07:26:20 AM
The LED headlights are amazing, I would recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade their stock headlights.

Headlight upgrade is a must!
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Post by: FF08JK on February 18, 2017, 10:40:08 PM
Drove it this AM on pavement home from work.....
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on February 18, 2017, 10:50:56 PM
Drove to IDPA then the property.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: JeepMM2 on February 18, 2017, 11:07:47 PM
Bought oil for a change out. And Lucas Power Steering Oil for the leaky steering box. Ohhh, I drove it today.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on February 19, 2017, 06:47:22 PM
With the help of tom, got new high steer away bar mounts welded onto the axle, new extended brake lines installed, swapped to studded snows, installed new tube rear fenders, installed new flat pitman arm after having to team it deeper for the high angle 1 ton tre. To no avail jeep still wobbles bad. Thanks so much to tom for his help with the jeep.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on February 19, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
chased down a small coolant leak (water pump gasket) a little bars, pressure checked the system - it held 15 PSI for 4 hours,, leaks gone for now!

Also added an electric starter to my snowblower - now we will have no more significant snow this season
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Post by: Imnotcassie on February 19, 2017, 07:45:19 PM
Took my dog on a test drive this morning. Picked it up yesterday newly lifted, front and read lockers and re-geared for 35's.
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Post by: A new level on February 19, 2017, 07:45:45 PM
It was way too nice out to no tinker on Jeep. Finally finished installing and tuning my CB. Unfortunately I couldn't get it tuned under 2.5 . Also started to install a pair of Rigid D2s on my A pillars. Picked them up used for next to nothing I couldn't say no. Not to mention I believe they are mandatory on a JK  :rotflmao:
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Post by: CarlitosWay on February 25, 2017, 12:32:52 PM
I changed the oil in my differentials. Fun, fun.

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Post by: Mr. Easy on February 25, 2017, 05:03:13 PM
Fixed a horrible annoying rattling noise, not coming from my wife.

The bolts that hold this plate on the exhaust manifold had come lose. Anyone know what it's for? This is an aftermarket piece so I assume it's compatibility with an earlier year model.
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Post by: King of the Hill on February 25, 2017, 05:44:40 PM
Went through all the u-joints and front end with a grease gun on the BYS.  Also pulled some wood out of the rims.  Banged the front fenders out with a sledge hammer.  Good to go for tomorrow.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on February 25, 2017, 08:56:08 PM
Top down.  Doors off.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 28, 2017, 08:10:22 AM
Tore my WJ axle down last night to get the brakes and the knuckles for the silver XJ. The rotors and calipers are huge compared to the stock XJ stuff. XJ rotor on top, WJ below it. Didn't have a caliper for comparison but the WJ calipers are 2 piston compared to the single piston XJ calipers. Knuckles for the crossover high steer in the background.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on February 28, 2017, 08:18:59 AM
Nice Jeremy. Can you put that into a build thread? Also, let me know if you make or source the spacers needed for the bearings.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on February 28, 2017, 08:33:53 AM
Nice Jeremy. Can you put that into a build thread? Also, let me know if you make or source the spacers needed for the bearings.

Yeah, I can do that. I have been taking plenty of pictures along the way. This will most likely be a drawn out project since I am going to strip and re undercoat the silver XJ and plate the frame bumper to bumper before I start mocking up the axle to figure out link locations and steering lengths. HP30 in the shed will also need a regear. And none of that will likely start until after I move in a month. In the mean time I will just be accumulating and cleaning/painting/rebuilding parts.

Haven't decided on making or buying the spacers yet. They are $40 shipped, but I could probably make them for $10 on the bridgeport at my parents house. Time vs $$ decision.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on March 01, 2017, 07:25:58 PM
Stripped down my HP30 tonight. Pretty rusty axle. When I pulled it I just cut all the control arms and drag link and took the whole steering box and pump with the axle. Made for a pretty heavy assembly. Removed the brakes and axle shafts to have spare shafts before storage. None of the cotter pins for the call joints would budge so I just sheared them off. Ball joints are all seized. Got the knuckles off. Started poking around and found a thin spot in one spring tower. Probably just going to cut these mounts off and start over. It's a good excuse to move the spring and shock mounts back an inch or so to compensate for the slight front stretch at full compression. I was planning to beef up or replace the LCA mounts regardless.

Here is the weak spot in the spring perch. Poked through it with my pry bar when I was looking around.

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And the whole axle now that it's mostly dissembled.

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on March 09, 2017, 08:06:49 PM
Made some new battery cables for Emily's Jeep tonight. Also cleaned and greased the starter. Made a world of a difference.

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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 09, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
Ordered parts for 8.8 swap.
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Post by: King of the Hill on March 22, 2017, 02:44:37 PM
Josh got his '95 wrangler through emissions.  232K on a four banger.  He said it went through with flying colors.  All we had to do was disconnect the switch on the front axle to get the 4wd light to go out so they would test it.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 22, 2017, 02:58:16 PM
Finally upgraded to synthetic.....

Well tractor supply synthetic
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 22, 2017, 03:07:00 PM
Try again....

That black sleeve is a heat shield.  Gotta be at the beginning of the spool, not the end.
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Post by: RobTJ on March 22, 2017, 03:09:22 PM
No that's should be the protective sleeve,  so the line won't chaff on rocks and such.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 22, 2017, 03:27:22 PM
No, it's too thin for that.  That is for heat.

This is for rocks and to prevent chaffing.

(http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Cth39DU0C3sraGnzMB3FUQEsCo&w=192&h=105&c=8&rs=1&qlt=90&pid=3.1&rm=2)
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 22, 2017, 03:29:28 PM
Im pretty sure everyone's synthetic winch line is wound incorrectly then
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 22, 2017, 03:31:30 PM
Not mine. :mrgreen:

Seriously do a little research if you don't believe me.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 22, 2017, 03:38:26 PM
Well thats a pisser
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 22, 2017, 03:40:36 PM
Here is a nice one.

http://www.masterpull.com/3ft-rock-guard-w-velcro/ (http://www.masterpull.com/3ft-rock-guard-w-velcro/)

Very similar to mine.

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Post by: RobTJ on March 22, 2017, 03:43:29 PM
Quote
The Champion Power Equipment 18040 85 ft. Gray Dyneema Synthetic Winch Rope is designed for an upgraded winching experience. Synthetic rope won't kink, fray, curl or splinter. It is very light and easy to handle - no sharp edges or frays and floats in water. It also features a durable stainless steel thimble for attachment of hook (not included) and a protective sleeve to prevent damage from sharp or rough surfaces. With minimal stretch and rotation, synthetic rope is easier to use and stronger than traditional steel wire rope (note: for use with aluminum hawse fairlead).
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 22, 2017, 03:54:00 PM
Ok, so it "says" that.  IMO thats just marketing.  It will not hold up, your line will break and will make a hell of a mess.

Just sayin..... :mrgreen:

Worth the $15 don't you think?

 :poke:
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Post by: MassJK on March 22, 2017, 04:21:59 PM
Wow
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Post by: MassJK on March 22, 2017, 04:30:52 PM
We will skip that part that his winch isn't drum brake  so he can use the abrasion guard as intended instead of bastardizing it's use
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Post by: HankD on March 22, 2017, 05:01:10 PM
The line I had on my Warn on my JK I bought from a Co. on Pirate, it had those sleeves at both ends! Problema es solvid!     :mad02:

I think Tom has it right for that particular line, that eye that's woven in wouldn't hook up to the drum.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on March 22, 2017, 06:34:08 PM
Some line has a high temp section spliced in for the 1st wrap of the drum.  SuperWinch has an external Brake (not inside the drum) so it doesn't matter
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Post by: LucasMagoos on March 26, 2017, 03:45:15 PM
Added a dash camera:
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http://www.cobra.com/products/dash-cams
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on March 26, 2017, 06:05:56 PM
Checked toe in alignment and caster angles
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Post by: RobTJ on March 27, 2017, 07:36:26 AM
Handed it over to Tom

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 15, 2017, 12:15:45 PM
Added a little bump. Not bad for a small amp sub combo.

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Post by: MattG on April 15, 2017, 12:28:23 PM
Ordered parts for 8.8 swap.

Paul do you need the spicer flange and bolts for the 8.8?
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on April 15, 2017, 01:05:42 PM
Added a little bump. Not bad for a small amp sub combo.

Holly bought me the same one for Christmas - It delivers bass pretty good for it's size and compliments the Kickers in my sound bar nicely
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 15, 2017, 02:14:09 PM
Ordered parts for 8.8 swap.

Paul do you need the spicer flange and bolts for the 8.8?

Got it with the bracket kit, but thanks for the offer.
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Post by: SJJEEP on April 15, 2017, 02:19:35 PM
Rey, are you building a rolling BOOM BOX?
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 15, 2017, 02:31:57 PM
Added a little bump. Not bad for a small amp sub combo.

Holly bought me the same one for Christmas - It delivers bass pretty good for it's size and compliments the Kickers in my sound bar nicely
Thats where I got the idea! Thanks!

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 15, 2017, 02:32:45 PM
Rey, are you building a rolling BOOM BOX?
Not boom from it, just nice base  ;)

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Post by: Maser on April 15, 2017, 04:15:18 PM
Started the blackout/ "tactical" process the other day. Blacking/exchanging out all the chrome parts.

Started undercoated the wheels. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/9fdb79de8262674ad0ff7971d7860ae7.jpg)

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Post by: Maser on April 15, 2017, 04:18:33 PM
Holy Double-Post Batman!

yeah above was a test from the Tap-talk app and posted it twice. LOL

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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 15, 2017, 06:40:43 PM
I put gas in mine.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on April 15, 2017, 06:41:27 PM
Deleted my ash tray and made a panel to hold a marine grade voltage meter and 2 USB charging ports (2.1A)

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Post by: A new level on April 15, 2017, 08:02:46 PM
Looks good!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on April 18, 2017, 08:13:29 PM
Started installing my shift controller. No more uncontrolled up shifts or downshifts on the trail between 1st and 2nd gear. Plan is to give it a good test in Rausch in a couple weeks.

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Post by: Johny Pornstash on April 18, 2017, 08:22:38 PM
Nice!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on April 18, 2017, 09:06:18 PM
Started installing my shift controller. No more uncontrolled up shifts or downshifts on the trail between 1st and 2nd gear. Plan is to give it a good test in Rausch in a couple weeks.
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  Great upgrade for the XJ AW4 transmission!  I wish there was a way to adapt that transmission into my TJ...
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 18, 2017, 09:08:40 PM
Nice! And the XJ has a 242? I had one in my 92 Briarwood. Perfect for the snow.

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on April 19, 2017, 05:47:05 AM
Nice! And the XJ has a 242? I had one in my 92 Briarwood. Perfect for the snow.

Actually, it currently only has the 242 shift bezel. I blew up a 231 in college and swapped in a 242 because that's what I had in the shed. I recently tore that 231 down and fixed it and put it back in it but haven't taken the 2 minutes to swap the bezel back to the other one yet.
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Post by: 50willysM38 on April 19, 2017, 03:07:34 PM
Dana 35 ring and pinion. The ring gear wasn't happy.

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on April 19, 2017, 03:10:25 PM
we shall call you toothless
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 19, 2017, 03:26:58 PM
we shall call you toothless

Or "Tons on the shelf"
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Post by: 50willysM38 on April 19, 2017, 04:12:56 PM
we shall call you toothless

Or "Tons on the shelf"
I look at them everyday.


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Post by: ycatS75 on April 19, 2017, 04:55:20 PM
I looked at the frame today and prayed to the jeep Gods that they guide us to completion in time for Rausch in May.
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Post by: Necroscope on April 19, 2017, 06:25:44 PM
Installed the new rock sliders today...gonna try and do the diff covers tomorrow. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/17248b2db80e4033de444c67f34b8adb.jpg)

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on April 19, 2017, 06:55:17 PM
Got a new top
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Post by: Mr. Clean on April 19, 2017, 08:58:22 PM
Picked mine up from the trans shop, seems that all is well after that fiasco....
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 20, 2017, 11:35:03 AM
Put gas in it.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on April 22, 2017, 08:01:36 PM
Finnally got some time to do some maintenance.   Adjusted the parking brake, cleaned up the back half of the frame best i could without a compressor.  :rolleyes:  Tried to shine up my rims a little. 

Gonna try and get the oil changed and lube the chassis  tomorrow.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 22, 2017, 08:06:43 PM
I went old school on the hood decals...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9a442a4d36ba618243d52125930a76db.jpg)

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on April 22, 2017, 09:30:44 PM
 :mrgreen:  Nice!
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Post by: Mr. Easy on April 22, 2017, 09:38:46 PM
Sweet!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on April 22, 2017, 10:22:40 PM
Nice - still need a Gorrilicon on the hood
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Post by: Mr. Clean on April 23, 2017, 09:16:28 AM
  Tried to shine up my rims a little.

Well if ya flew me down there, ya could check yer tooth in them rims when I was done cleanin em....
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Post by: YJScrounge on April 23, 2017, 01:35:47 PM
nice graphic!

Mine, I drove it yesterday for the first time in a long time...
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Post by: LucasMagoos on April 23, 2017, 03:09:53 PM
I went old school on the hood decals...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9a442a4d36ba618243d52125930a76db.jpg)

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Looks awesome
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Post by: Necroscope on April 23, 2017, 03:56:03 PM
nice graphic!

Mine, I drove it yesterday for the first time in a long time...


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Post by: Necroscope on April 23, 2017, 03:56:40 PM
nice graphic!

Mine, I drove it yesterday for the first time in a long time...
I'mjll

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on April 23, 2017, 06:43:29 PM
Pulled the skid plates to measure for a new front driveshaft

Skid Row Engine skid was actually pretty straight!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Skid%20Row_zpsobpvcudw.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Skid%20Row_zpsobpvcudw.jpg.html)

custom aluminum belly skid looked straight too!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Belly%20Skid_zpsrdtbgred.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Belly%20Skid_zpsrdtbgred.jpg.html)

I like the belly up cross member system - 6 bolts and the aluminum skid comes off and give you access to the transmission and transfer case

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Cross%20Member_zpsk6suhq9i.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/JeepinMaxx/media/Cross%20Member_zpsk6suhq9i.jpg.html)
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Post by: RobTJ on April 23, 2017, 07:50:35 PM
Nice graphic Rey!

Finally got the rear seat mounted. 

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Worked on the passenger side Torque box.

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And after replacing the rear brakes on LG's GC,  I turned it into a low rider. 

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on April 25, 2017, 10:15:13 AM
Checked toe in alignment and caster angles

I tried a different method of checking Toe in. Instead of measuring from lugs, or some attachment point, I read to scribe a line around the tire. I used a block of wood with a nail hammered through it and bent over or just use an awl on a block of wood (like a lathe) and rotate the tire. You get this perfect line around so you are clear on what you're measuring to and from on the front and back of the tire.

It always bothered me to measure off lugs or off something connected to the sidewalls when 1/16th of an inch makes a difference.

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on April 25, 2017, 12:26:55 PM
I like that Idea.  I use 3 foot aluminum angles connected to the rims via a Bungee.
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Post by: King of the Hill on April 25, 2017, 03:15:22 PM
I have a square mounted on a long stick and reach through using the sidewalls to measure.
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 25, 2017, 06:21:31 PM
I use the Hunter alignment machine at work.
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on April 26, 2017, 07:35:52 AM
Last night I installed an ash tray switch panel I got from pirate4x4.com. 5 different 30amp 12v switches, 4 led and one incandescent. 

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First switch is a front light bar and the incandescent red switch I wired in as an extended idle switch.  It's really easy to wire in and raises your idle in park and neutral from ~700 to ~1000Rpm.    I am only aware of this working for XJ's with AW4's, but if you ground pin A12 (solid grey wire) off your ECU's first connector (closest to the front grill) it adjust your rpm up.  This was an option on the police package but was programmed into every auto ECU.  Works like a charm!

Still have 3 more switches for future projects too. But I have no doubt they will be filled soon.


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Post by: RedJeepster1 on April 26, 2017, 08:44:11 AM
I should really do this to mine...
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Post by: LucasMagoos on May 02, 2017, 09:35:43 AM
Receive my Iron Rock Parts!
Very excited to beef up my axles and steering.

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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on May 02, 2017, 09:40:55 AM
I checked my lugs. Still torqued.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on May 03, 2017, 07:12:35 AM
Changed out a nasty looking u joint on one of my spare shafts. Wasn't a very good spare the way it was.

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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on May 03, 2017, 07:14:17 AM
Ill get her off the jack stands soon !  Rey , It looks great .    FjR68
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on May 13, 2017, 07:20:50 AM
I put in LED back up bulbs

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Post by: A new level on May 13, 2017, 07:45:02 AM
I put in LED back up bulbs


Nice what brand are those
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Post by: A new level on May 13, 2017, 07:45:59 AM
I got my favorite kind of text yesterday
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on May 13, 2017, 07:52:44 AM
I put in LED back up bulbs


Nice what brand are those

Luyed?

It's a YJ with push and twist bulbs, so they are just 1156 LED bulbs from Amazon. They look really bright, we'll see how they are tonight.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017386GLS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 13, 2017, 11:35:24 AM
I used the same brand for LED back up bulbs!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LOLIJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LOLIJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
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Post by: MassJK on May 13, 2017, 11:50:08 AM
Put the battery charger on it. 
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Post by: A new level on May 13, 2017, 02:57:14 PM
I put in LED back up bulbs


Nice what brand are those

Luyed?

It's a YJ with push and twist bulbs, so they are just 1156 LED bulbs from Amazon. They look really bright, we'll see how they are tonight.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017386GLS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Cool I'll check those out. I tried Sylvania ZEVOs. They rely on a reflector and apparently JKs don't have any. It was horrible!
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Post by: A new level on May 13, 2017, 02:58:44 PM
I used the same brand for LED back up bulbs!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LOLIJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LOLIJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


Do they hold up?
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 13, 2017, 03:16:52 PM
I've had them for 9 months - they are extremely bright (900 lumens supposedly)
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Post by: ycatS75 on May 13, 2017, 05:10:29 PM
Washed Rausch off. :)
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on May 13, 2017, 05:38:03 PM
Washed Rausch off. :)

That's happening as we speak thanks to this rain. I really need to get under it with a power washer though.


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Post by: ycatS75 on May 13, 2017, 05:40:16 PM
I didn't get all the way under,  but pretty darn close! I need to find a way to clean the harnesses without removing them... Anyone have suggestions?
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Post by: A new level on May 13, 2017, 07:01:32 PM
I've been interested in seeing how well driving over a lawn sprinkler works
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on May 13, 2017, 07:18:53 PM
I've been interested in seeing how well driving over a lawn sprinkler works

Set it and forget it. :mrgreen:
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Post by: Mr. Clean on May 13, 2017, 08:10:49 PM
Pulled the rear axle out...
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Post by: A new level on May 14, 2017, 05:11:03 AM
I've been interested in seeing how well driving over a lawn sprinkler works

Set it and forget it. :mrgreen:

Nice!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on May 14, 2017, 06:20:00 AM
I've been interested in seeing how well driving over a lawn sprinkler works

My father has a set up for his dump trucks where he hooks a fire hose up to a piece of PVC with a bunch of holes in it. He charges the hose with the fire truck and then backs the dump trucks over the PVC a few times, offsetting the truck a little bit each time. It seems to be working pretty well. I understand that not everyone has access to a tire truck but maybe the same thing would work in a smaller scale with a small water pump.


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Post by: King of the Hill on May 14, 2017, 06:49:43 AM
Swapped rims around on the BYS to solve a slow leaker. 

Either I'm getting older, or those Boggers are getting heavier.  I was running one odd rim, and when I popped the tire off, the rust under the bead was unbelievable.  I wire brushed it off and am putting a few coats of Rustoleum rusty primer on the bead seats.
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Post by: A new level on May 20, 2017, 06:02:01 AM
Stupid speed sensors!  :swear_mad:
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Post by: YJScrounge on May 20, 2017, 06:46:28 AM
Swapped rims around on the BYS to solve a slow leaker. 

Either I'm getting older, or those Boggers are getting heavier.  I was running one odd rim, and when I popped the tire off, the rust under the bead was unbelievable.  I wire brushed it off and am putting a few coats of Rustoleum rusty primer on the bead seats.

Dude, we're gitt'n older...

The set I had near killed me loading them in the back of my Dodge...
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Post by: LucasMagoos on May 20, 2017, 01:32:21 PM
Just picked it up from Pete at CT Axle!
5.13 Nitro gears, cannot wait to see what this WJ can do now!
I see bigger tires and more cutting of sheet metal in the future.

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Post by: A new level on May 20, 2017, 07:26:21 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: Necroscope on May 20, 2017, 08:04:05 PM
The JK drove me to the lake and spent the whole day on the water. Bunch of 3-5 lb largemouths and a few pike thrown in for good measure.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170521/a461fcfaf96ca18460170f9cd5de40fd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170521/d728d2c1576b7c7a0b3031de3ac3a642.jpg)

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 20, 2017, 10:51:14 PM
Finally got the hard top off today thanks to Dennis/Greenhorn

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on May 21, 2017, 05:16:55 AM
Looks good!


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Post by: RedJeepster1 on May 21, 2017, 11:13:16 AM
Spent about an hour this morning drawing up a D300 flip ring in Solidworks to adapt to an AW4/AX-15 and make it driver drop. Mostly just wanted to see what it would take to make one. About $60 in material for the ring plus the cost of hardware. Wouldn't be super difficult to make with a mill, just a little time consuming. Most of those holes would need to be tapped to accept a stud.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 21, 2017, 06:54:07 PM
Finished up a few things today-

Installed the soft top for the 1st time on this Jeep since it's going to rain on my parade Friday - man was it a pain in the ass!  It was as tight as a drum even after sitting in the sun all day...

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Installed my new front drive shaft

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Re-installed the engine and belly skids
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on May 22, 2017, 05:58:17 AM
Did the summer turnover thing yesterday: soft top on, rotated the tires, greased the axle shafts. And finally installed the third brake light bracket Pat made for me. He adapted a Teraflex bracket to the sideways lug spacing of the Evo tire carrier, and then cut down the stock light and its metal cover to fit. Thanks again, Pat!
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Post by: YJScrounge on May 22, 2017, 06:49:08 AM
Did the summer turnover thing yesterday: soft top on, rotated the tires, greased the axle shafts. And finally installed the third brake light bracket Pat made for me. He adapted a Teraflex bracket to the sideways lug spacing of the Evo tire carrier, and then cut down the stock light and its metal cover to fit. Thanks again, Pat!


My pleasure
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Post by: sedge1080 on May 22, 2017, 08:45:49 AM
Small step, but step in the right direction.

The Jeep is now at my new house.  Hope to start working in it soon.  Its been over a 1.5 years..

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Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on May 27, 2017, 04:50:27 PM
I think I actually got mine running
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Post by: Lambchop on May 27, 2017, 07:35:49 PM
I think I actually got mine running

Great to see that you are still around! Hope all is well!
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on May 28, 2017, 08:44:00 PM
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This weekend the jeep got a new front bumper, got rid of the gross side trim and got a very through bath.  She hasn't looked this good in a very long time.
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Post by: NickMaida on May 30, 2017, 02:27:34 PM
Finally got up the courage to tackle this project. The kit is from Rusty's and is well made but if I had to do it again, I'd go with the Clayton kit. Having the frame notch separate from the shock mount would have made the project easier and much less stressful. I didn't get the angle and location perfect so now the shock body is running uncomfortably close to the forward part of the frame notch at full compression. But overall I'm happy with the mod and like the longer shocks and better clearanced lower shock mounts.

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on May 30, 2017, 03:04:10 PM
Thats interesting, I actually prefer the rusty s kit over the Clayton one.
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Post by: NickMaida on May 30, 2017, 03:51:03 PM
Thats interesting, I actually prefer the rusty s kit over the Clayton one.

Yeah I probably would have liked it better had I gotten the location/angle perfect. The arc on the short arms really made it a pain.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on May 30, 2017, 05:39:09 PM
Took my Jeep off of the trailer after a Great Weekend at Mohawk!  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Johnny Cupcakes on May 30, 2017, 06:58:59 PM
Put it back in the garage, still needs to be cleaned after this weekends festivities.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 30, 2017, 09:06:54 PM
Put the full doors back on and headed to the high pressure car wash to get some of the Mohawk mud off and test the integrity of the soft top!  BTW - not one water leak with the high pressure spray  :wink:

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Post by: Mr. Easy on May 30, 2017, 09:10:08 PM
I still need to air up.
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on May 30, 2017, 09:12:47 PM
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Today I downsized the light bar (for now)....


Also did lots of research on tires. Anyone have any experience with procomp xtreme mt2's?   Thinking about getting a set in 33s


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Post by: JeepinMaxx on May 30, 2017, 09:30:24 PM
I still need to air up.
  Same here and I drove mine 100 miles home on 12 PSI   :redface:  Top speed was 46 MPH on back roads...
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on May 31, 2017, 07:56:29 AM
I still need to air up.
  Same here and I drove mine 100 miles home on 12 PSI   :redface:  Top speed was 46 MPH on back roads...

Did you at least reconnect?  O wait, you have that fancy sway bar! :swear_mad:  Dude, you have a C02 tank!
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Post by: Mr. Broken Fister on May 31, 2017, 11:59:29 AM
I think I actually got mine running

Great to see that you are still around! Hope all is well!

Yeah things are pretty good. Been taking a long brake from fabricating to enjoy the simpler things sold a bunch of equipment but kept enough to do stuff if I get a wild hair and been doing a bunch of outdoor stuff rock climbing and cycling and whatnot.

Hope everyone else is doing good. New kids and all. Lol
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on May 31, 2017, 12:22:43 PM
I think I actually got mine running

Great to see that you are still around! Hope all is well!

Yeah things are pretty good. Been taking a long brake from fabricating to enjoy the simpler things sold a bunch of equipment but kept enough to do stuff if I get a wild hair and been doing a bunch of outdoor stuff rock climbing and cycling and whatnot.

Hope everyone else is doing good. New kids and all. Lol

Glad to hear it Jim. Stop by Cabelas on June 9th and say Hi.
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on June 01, 2017, 09:48:13 PM
Fluid change.  The amount of water that came out of the diff was amazing.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/898a8e6a4b9e928c42f1a21f77f94d01.jpg)

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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 02, 2017, 08:47:45 AM
Put gas in mine.
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Post by: MassJK on June 02, 2017, 08:52:01 AM
Started it last night
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 02, 2017, 10:06:22 AM
Started stripping it down to a bare chassis

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Post by: A new level on June 02, 2017, 06:57:16 PM
Started stripping it down to a bare chassis



And the fun begins!
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 02, 2017, 08:04:15 PM
Put a new muffler on the Grand Cherokee and found a bad brake line.  Another project for tomorrow.
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on June 04, 2017, 05:08:00 AM
Actually drove it to "Auer Farm" in Bloomfield yesterday. An outing for handicap & under privileged kids . There were over 400 attendees and it seamed like 300 were kids. There wasnt a switch that wasnt turned on , or a kid on every tire , the parents actually asked a bazillion questions. It was awesome to see the smiles it brought to the kids. Yes after 15 minutes I pulled the plug on the air horn !    FjR68   
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Post by: A new level on June 04, 2017, 06:24:47 AM
Actually drove it to "Auer Farm" in Bloomfield yesterday. An outing for handicap & under privileged kids . There were over 400 attendees and it seamed like 300 were kids. There wasnt a switch that wasnt turned on , or a kid on every tire , the parents actually asked a bazillion questions. It was awesome to see the smiles it brought to the kids. Yes after 15 minutes I pulled the plug on the air horn !    FjR68   

That's awesome! On man once they find that horn....
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 04, 2017, 07:16:53 AM
Got some new shoes for it!

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 04, 2017, 07:24:03 AM
Nothing like new rubbers!
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 04, 2017, 07:27:27 AM
Actually drove it to "Auer Farm" in Bloomfield yesterday. An outing for handicap & under privileged kids . There were over 400 attendees and it seamed like 300 were kids. There wasnt a switch that wasnt turned on , or a kid on every tire , the parents actually asked a bazillion questions. It was awesome to see the smiles it brought to the kids. Yes after 15 minutes I pulled the plug on the air horn !    FjR68   

It is great that you took it for the kids to see.  Kids love Jeeps.  I can remember all my kids friends crawling all over my Jeep and hanging by the roll bars with their parents telling them to stop.  I told them it was no problem, happens all the time.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 04, 2017, 05:28:03 PM
I took my Jeep up to Crystal Ridge for a little photo shoot.

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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on June 05, 2017, 06:23:34 AM
If anyone is interested I would post up the next outing for the kids and bring all them Jeeps !  The farm is a 4h farm 158 Auer Farm Rd. Bloomfield ,Ct. Its open to the public daily . We cater to handicap and under privileged children. Daily through the summer the buses roll  in and they spend the day. We have animals , home made ice cream , hay rides, festivals , raspberry picking , Blueberry picking. Sitting areas , a pavilion , hiking trails.  It might be a meet & Greet spot , have to check on that. Contact - Mark or Justin  Thanks Guy      FjR68
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Post by: BonesTJ on June 05, 2017, 06:43:52 AM
Armored up the front and belly with the help of Rob.

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 05, 2017, 08:01:59 PM
Got some new shoes for it!

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New shoes you say?????

Me too!!

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 05, 2017, 09:00:02 PM
WOW!  you have a MJ too!
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 05, 2017, 10:22:44 PM
Put gas in mine, and paid the loan payment.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 05, 2017, 10:39:13 PM
Put gas in mine, and paid the loan payment.

You are still making payments on it ? I thought it was an old TJ...
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Post by: A new level on June 06, 2017, 04:57:44 AM
Put gas in mine, and paid the loan payment.

I'm going to be doing that for another 4 1/2 years!  :banghead:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 06, 2017, 10:24:50 AM
Tires look good Ian! Now you just need a lift or a whole lot of cutting.

WOW!  you have a MJ too!

That's his roommates.
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Post by: ycatS75 on June 06, 2017, 12:14:09 PM
I patted mine as I walked by it this morning.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 07, 2017, 07:24:19 PM
Finally put new rear pads and rotors on the red Jeep. Started grinding at Rausch. I don't really drive it anymore so it's been low on the priority list. It was definitely time.

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Just as I was putting the drivers side together I noticed my leaf spring is slightly bent. Not too bad yet, but that's fun I guess. They probably don't like getting inverted constantly.

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Post by: XtraChrisP on June 08, 2017, 06:47:30 AM
I washed mine and took the doors off in prep for cabelas tomorrow
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 07:43:36 AM
Drove it to work
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Post by: MassJK on June 08, 2017, 08:09:39 AM
Smashed a lawn mower into it
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 08, 2017, 08:11:54 AM
I ran out of gas yesterday! lol
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 08:20:08 AM
Now you know how far you cant go on a tank
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 08, 2017, 08:22:16 AM
Smashed a lawn mower into it

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 08:31:12 AM
Alan in his younger years
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Post by: MassJK on June 08, 2017, 08:51:58 AM
I did drop a 48 scag walk behind  in a stream
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Post by: YJScrounge on June 08, 2017, 09:12:40 AM
I actually got in it and drove it yesterday
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Post by: NickMaida on June 08, 2017, 10:43:25 AM
Inspired by stu-offroad, I finally did something with all those stickers that have been sitting on my bench. Kinda makes we want to buy more stuff though...
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 10:52:26 AM
Stu Offroad has some of the best write ups !
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 08, 2017, 11:27:12 AM
Put a transmission sump temp gauge in.  Just another thing to pay attention too and worry about.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 11:52:01 AM
ignorence is bliss
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 08, 2017, 11:52:53 AM
ignorence is bliss
Ain't that the truth


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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 08, 2017, 11:59:20 AM
I like the little tig welded bung tho, thats way better than putting it in the cooler line
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Post by: Greatwhite on June 08, 2017, 12:16:13 PM
Took the doors off the new Jeep last night for the first time and drove it around. Felt very liberating! (http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u370/lisasementa/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/A6084EFA-8215-4E81-8FBC-62192DF6F7AF_zpsxiuo4o5k.jpg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/lisasementa/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-06/A6084EFA-8215-4E81-8FBC-62192DF6F7AF_zpsxiuo4o5k.jpg.html)
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 08, 2017, 01:22:13 PM
I like the little tig welded bung tho, thats way better than putting it in the cooler line

Untill it gets hooked by a stick or rock.... :eek:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 08, 2017, 05:27:56 PM
I like the little tig welded bung tho, thats way better than putting it in the cooler line

Untill it gets hooked by a stick or rock.... :eek:

Nothing has ever grabbed the line right next to it, why would anything hit the sensor. Not saying it couldn't happen, just saying it's probably fine.


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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 08, 2017, 05:31:48 PM
The goal is to get a skid to cover the pan anyway but it's also tucked up above the exhaust.   It's surprisingly out of the way. But time will tell


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Post by: Miley Cyrus on June 08, 2017, 05:40:20 PM
Got a new upgrade for rear, a good old Dana 80, not sure if it is stout enough though with 37 spline axles shafts over 1.5" diameter and 4" axle tubes with 11" ring gear, we will see how it hold up
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Post by: MassJK on June 08, 2017, 07:01:07 PM
if anyone can break it..........
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on June 09, 2017, 12:11:32 AM
Gunna put it to the Miley test ratings
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 09, 2017, 05:50:48 AM
Put a transmission sump temp gauge in.  Just another thing to pay attention too and worry about.

Very nice Ian. I want to do the same for both my truck and Jeep.
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Post by: Horn on June 10, 2017, 05:40:15 PM
Put a new top on.  The driver's side and back window zippers on the old one were severely jammed and some of the stitching was coming apart when I got it this winter so I left it alone until I could get the new one on.  Took a while this spring to get a warm enough day when I was free to do it.
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 11, 2017, 06:39:03 AM
if anyone can break it..........

That's just what I was thinking.
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 11, 2017, 06:54:21 AM
Resurrected the Turtle for another run at life.

Wayne replaced the engine over the winter, we cobbled up a cross member for the tranny yesterday and headed to the back woods for a test drive.  First corner, hit the brakes and nothing.........

Swept out the garage and back in for round 2.  Re-flared the broken brake line and hooked it up, filled the master cylinder, a quick bleed and there was a pedal.  We jacked up the front axle to test the ARB's and as long as the rear is locked the front locked too.  Got 4WD, time for test drive 2.

We made a loop around Wayne's woods and proceeded to get a log jammed between the axle and the frame.  A little chainsaw work and we were back rolling.  It's good to have it running again.



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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 11, 2017, 08:26:07 PM
Resurrected the Turtle for another run at life.

Wayne replaced the engine over the winter, we cobbled up a cross member for the tranny yesterday and headed to the back woods for a test drive.  First corner, hit the brakes and nothing.........

Swept out the garage and back in for round 2.  Re-flared the broken brake line and hooked it up, filled the master cylinder, a quick bleed and there was a pedal.  We jacked up the front axle to test the ARB's and as long as the rear is locked the front locked too.  Got 4WD, time for test drive 2.

We made a loop around Wayne's woods and proceeded to get a log jammed between the axle and the frame.  A little chainsaw work and we were back rolling.  It's good to have it running again.



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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 11, 2017, 08:27:00 PM
Got the silver one parked in the garage. Time to clean it out and start measuring.

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Post by: FF08JK on June 11, 2017, 08:35:12 PM
Drove to firehouse this morning.
Then drove to different firehouse for OT shift tonight.
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 12, 2017, 08:53:27 AM
"Just how many Jeeps do you have?"

Off the top of my head......
Me

75 CJ-5        Plow Jeep Still for Sale - $800 w/4way plow
77 CJ-5        Red Jeep - 401, T18, Locked F&R
77 CJ-7        Sons Jeep - Built from Race Jeep remnants
79 CJ-7        Q-Track - Aging gracefully in the woods(well, not much left)
84 CJ-7        Rock Jeep - BYS  (Big Yellow Shitbox) on one tons
95 Wrangler    Sons commuter Jeep - bone stock 4 popper
97 TJ          Black Jeep on Slinkys
04 Grand Cherokee Overland - Wife's Jeep,  Too nice for me!


Wayne

1970ish J Truck
Scrambler
LJ
Patriot
YJ – Turtle
1946 Willys
YJ Parts jeep

Both Claim

65 CJ-5    Buick 350 V-8 and Buick Auto

And probably enough parts to cobble a couple more CJ's together if we had to.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 12, 2017, 01:34:12 PM
Not today, but yesterday and not my Jeep.  One of the local clubs went to Gulches up near Columbia SC and they snapped a pinion on their Rear D44.  They had no way of getting back.(2.5 hours away on the highway)  Mary saw their post and we went up with the trailer in NE Jeep fashion for the rescue. :mrgreen:

I know this was on another post, but 4.88s on a D44 and the pinion snapped with a 4Cyl!  :eek:

I'll stick with my 4.10s... :wink:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 12, 2017, 01:36:22 PM
Your peeping beyond the nejeep nest !

Thats an impressive break
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 12, 2017, 01:37:50 PM
must have landed on the yoke ?
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 12, 2017, 01:44:34 PM
Nope, just rolled into the park.  Never hit the trail.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 12, 2017, 01:47:37 PM
must have been already broken from the last run. drive shaft must have made a mess out of the tub
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 12, 2017, 01:58:19 PM
Not too bad, luckily it didn't happen on the highway.  They weren't too happy.  Gears were not very old either.  Maybe a season on them.  They aren't hard core wheelers, mostly mod stuff.  Jeep doesn't look abused either.  But then again I haven't wheeled with them yet.  They were impressed with Old Florida Road Vids from a few weeks ago, so I'm thinking their Idea of a Hard trail is more of our version of a heavy mod.  I don't consider OFR a Heavy mod. 

Either way, we made their day with the rescue. :mrgreen:
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 12, 2017, 02:10:17 PM
I made me a dragster...

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Oh and rescued the manche

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Post by: King of the Hill on June 12, 2017, 02:51:38 PM
"I made me a dragster..."

Did you take it around the block and get some looks?
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 12, 2017, 04:07:31 PM
Took mine out for ice cream

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 12, 2017, 04:15:26 PM
Took mine out for ice cream

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 12, 2017, 04:18:35 PM
"I made me a dragster..."

Did you take it around the block and get some looks?
Sadly I just drove her into the back yard (running over my creeper in the process). Soon though. Soon....


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Post by: foldsct on June 12, 2017, 04:38:05 PM
I drove around doorless........and topless!!!!  :eek:
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Post by: SJJEEP on June 14, 2017, 07:39:28 PM
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Post by: sedge1080 on June 14, 2017, 08:50:13 PM
I charged the battery.... Plan was to back it out of the garage tonight... Maybe tomorrow.

Hope to get it back on the road soon, it needs little, I just have less that little time lately.
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Post by: Greatwhite on June 16, 2017, 09:03:50 PM
It's been a busy week with the XJ...  learned first hand how hot they run in 90 degree weather so we changed the thermostat and flushed the system. After topping her off drove her around for an hour at no more then 190 degrees!!! :smile:  :smile: :smile:  then we moved on and bought 4 new sony speakers from Walmart ($90) . ..the installation was going smoothly until we noticed that the drivers door was not working and a whole bunch of torn wires.. I guess that's why the back windows and door locks did not work! So after 2 hours of matching wires and soldering everything works perfect! Last of all Lisa ordered an Aussie Locker with the help of Ian for the rearend.... busy, busy, busy!  :rotflmao:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 18, 2017, 03:06:24 PM
Gutted the interior.

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Post by: SJJEEP on June 18, 2017, 04:31:51 PM
LOOKS LIKE A VAN!!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 18, 2017, 06:09:42 PM
And that's why I always have tons of tools and spare parts!


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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 06:11:49 PM
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Front 4" lift almost done.  Just running into steering issues but hopefully they will be solved with the 1 ton steering system I just ordered.   Also need to adjust every angle imaginable on that axle


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Post by: 50willysM38 on June 18, 2017, 06:27:29 PM
Looks good!  what did you go with for steering?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 06:28:36 PM
Cavfab high clearance setup.  They use heim joints and I've gotten mixed opinions on that but I'm going to give it a try.


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Post by: 50willysM38 on June 18, 2017, 06:30:39 PM
you should be good as long as everything clears
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 06:35:05 PM
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Currently things don't clear but I don't think this is a steering issue but rather a very messed up axle location issue due to adjustable control arms not adjusted appropriately. But the steering needs upgrading anyway because the joints are all maxed out and the stock steering is far too flexible...


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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 08:00:55 PM
It's been a busy week with the XJ...  learned first hand how hot they run in 90 degree weather so we changed the thermostat and flushed the system. After topping her off drove her around for an hour at no more then 190 degrees!!! :smile:  :smile: :smile:  then we moved on and bought 4 new sony speakers from Walmart ($90) . ..the installation was going smoothly until we noticed that the drivers door was not working and a whole bunch of torn wires.. I guess that's why the back windows and door locks did not work! So after 2 hours of matching wires and soldering everything works perfect! Last of all Lisa ordered an Aussie Locker with the help of Ian for the rearend.... busy, busy, busy!  :rotflmao:
Good choice!


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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 08:03:48 PM
Gutted the interior.

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Still smell funky?


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Post by: MassJK on June 18, 2017, 08:50:22 PM
thats only the bottom 1/3 of the interior
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Post by: SJJEEP on June 18, 2017, 08:52:53 PM
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Currently things don't clear but I don't think this is a steering issue but rather a very messed up axle location issue due to adjustable control arms not adjusted appropriately. But the steering needs upgrading anyway because the joints are all maxed out and the stock steering is far too flexible...


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Shouldn't that be facing the other way?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 18, 2017, 08:54:42 PM
Came that way and every picture of stock xj steering is that way but if it's backwards that would make my life a lot easier


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Post by: SJJEEP on June 18, 2017, 09:08:14 PM
Came that way and every picture of stock xj steering is that way but if it's backwards that would make my life a lot easier


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Sorry, your right.....
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 18, 2017, 10:29:22 PM
I turned my AC on!

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 19, 2017, 06:05:22 AM
Shouldn't that be facing the other way?

Actually a really good point, if you drilled it out and used a tapered insert you could mount it on the other side and get rid of the clearance issue. Still would be faced with the weak tie rod issue though and it would see be Y link steering.
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 19, 2017, 07:52:52 AM
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Currently things don't clear but I don't think this is a steering issue but rather a very messed up axle location issue due to adjustable control arms not adjusted appropriately. But the steering needs upgrading anyway because the joints are all maxed out and the stock steering is far too flexible...


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My TJ is really close there as well.  Sometimes it will take out the sway bar retaining pin.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 19, 2017, 08:11:09 AM
First of all, your angles are probably VERY off.  Center your axle with the lowers and then fix your caster with the upper control arms.  Once this is done if you still have clearance issues with the drag link, place the drag link in a press and push out the angle a little more basically moving the TRE away from the link.  This will also help with the Tie Rod to Diff clearance you get with some of the more bulky covers.
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 20, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
I got rock slides for the curb at the mall.
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on June 21, 2017, 07:55:09 AM

 Changed the spark plugs.  (Still misfiring on Cyl 5)   :rolleyes:

 Took the doors off
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 21, 2017, 08:05:04 AM
coil packs ?
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on June 21, 2017, 08:06:50 AM
coil packs ?

 Must be...   Anyone have a coil bar for a TJ I can borrow to try?

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 21, 2017, 09:32:24 AM
coil packs ?

 Must be...   Anyone have a coil bar for a TJ I can borrow to try?



I have an extra one off a 2000 XJ you could try. Pretty sure they were the same. I'd like to hold on to it as a spare but your welcome to use it to diagnose the issue.
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on June 21, 2017, 02:39:40 PM
coil packs ?
Must be...   Anyone have a coil bar for a TJ I can borrow to try?
I have an extra one off a 2000 XJ you could try. Pretty sure they were the same. I'd like to hold on to it as a spare but your welcome to use it to diagnose the issue.

 I may take you up on that, and scoot over to Tom's to hook up the coil pack and his OBD scanner to test it.
 (the one I picked up doesn't show Misfires in real time like Tom's does)
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 22, 2017, 07:48:06 AM
Sounds good. Just let me know.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 22, 2017, 07:53:07 AM
While you had the plugs out you should have checked the compression
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on June 22, 2017, 08:50:11 AM
While you had the plugs out you should have checked the compression

I don't have a tester.  We'll have to schedule some diagnostic time at your place.  :smile:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 22, 2017, 09:11:07 AM
okey doke
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on June 22, 2017, 11:46:54 AM
coil packs ?

 Must be...   Anyone have a coil bar for a TJ I can borrow to try?



I have a couple.  Come grab one.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 23, 2017, 09:42:32 AM
Not directly to the Jeep, but I used Jeep parts to do it! Horse shoe pits using d35 axle shafts as the stakes. We will be Doug backboards at a later date.

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on June 23, 2017, 09:57:17 AM
FRIGGAN AWESOME !

I poked mine with a stick
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Post by: Johnny Cupcakes on June 23, 2017, 10:11:30 AM
That's one good use of those shitty axles
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Post by: NickMaida on June 23, 2017, 10:12:22 AM
C clip horseshoes?  :razz:
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 23, 2017, 10:14:01 AM
That's Brilliant Jeremy!
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 23, 2017, 11:42:59 AM
This is great


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Post by: A new level on June 23, 2017, 05:59:07 PM
That's awesome!
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 26, 2017, 01:12:44 PM
Drove it to the property and discovered both rear calipers are frozen! :swear_mad: :swear_mad:

I used to avoid this by using my compressor to blow out all of the dirt around them after a muddy trail ride. :swear_mad: :swear_mad: :swear_mad: :swear_mad: :swear_mad:

Can't wait to get my shop and my compressor setup! :swear_mad: :swear_mad: :swear_mad:


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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 26, 2017, 02:17:26 PM
Moved it to the side of the house.

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 26, 2017, 03:43:35 PM
Nice XJ graveyard! :rotflmao:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 26, 2017, 06:18:01 PM
With RedJeepster's assistance, confirmed the track bar mount isn't ovaled out (may have been in the past since there was already a washer welded there!), found a little play in inthe steering box output shaft.  Put the top back up (Really quick and easy on a TJ!)

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Post by: MasterDrazhar on June 27, 2017, 07:10:02 AM

 Moved mine to the dead zone in my yard...  Clutch went the other day.

  Tarp isn't out YET though...
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Post by: ycatS75 on June 27, 2017, 10:19:14 AM
Walked by it. Still wobbles so no go on driving it on the pavement.
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 27, 2017, 11:21:31 AM
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She moves again!   Added 5 degrees of caster so it actually tracks straight again.  Just need to fix a brake line leak and then she's totally road worthy


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 27, 2017, 11:27:09 AM
Holy crap that looks awesome Ian! What size are those tires?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 27, 2017, 11:28:20 AM
33x12.5R15 with a 4.5" short arm lift.   Hopefully I can keep up with you guys now


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 27, 2017, 11:35:19 AM
That's perfect. Still driveable on the road, and will do any moderate and some hard trails with the locker. When I went up to 35's and 6+" lift on my XJ, things got squirrly. lol
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on June 27, 2017, 11:37:23 AM
I've been told that 4.5" and 33s is the right mix of on road drivability and off road capability so here I am. No turning back now


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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 27, 2017, 12:46:22 PM
Looks nice.  Be sure to flex it out and make sure the bumpstops are correct, otherwise you will gouge up your tires and mess up your fenders.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 27, 2017, 01:58:00 PM
Lookin good!
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 27, 2017, 02:24:49 PM
looks nice.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on June 27, 2017, 02:29:53 PM
Looks good! x2 on the bumpstops
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Post by: foldsct on June 27, 2017, 04:51:33 PM
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:
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Post by: Lambchop on June 27, 2017, 05:18:45 PM
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:

Post up what town you are in....Im sure someone can stop by to help.
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Post by: foldsct on June 27, 2017, 05:25:58 PM
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:

Post up what town you are in....Im sure someone can stop by to help.

I'm in East Hartford, off of Maple near Glastonbury.....I had no idea it was going to storm like this!! :rolleyes:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 27, 2017, 05:53:44 PM
Tom gave me the bright idea to save a few $$$ and do this myself. I had all the tools, just didn't know if I wanted to tackle it or not by myself. Well, one down, 4 to go. Guess I'm in it now.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 27, 2017, 06:01:31 PM
PM sent. I'm in Glastonbury. Call me if you need help with the doors.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 27, 2017, 08:10:20 PM
Glad that's done.

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 27, 2017, 08:15:34 PM
Those retreads?
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 27, 2017, 08:25:31 PM
Tread Wright's. Into the whole setup with 5 tire's and rims mounted and balanced with BB's for less than a grand.


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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on June 27, 2017, 09:21:41 PM
Im afraid of retreads.   Back in the 80s i had one delaminate on me.  My dad had bought them for our plow truck.  Not sure how they will hold up with 8 psi crawling over rocks then hopping on the highway.

Keep us updated.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on June 27, 2017, 09:41:32 PM
I know Tyler Raymond has Treadwrights. He's done Rausch and back and other trails. I think they are holding up.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 28, 2017, 03:45:20 AM
Well the remold process is not at all the same as the retreads your father bought for his plow truck. These are supposed to have the same failure rate as a new tire. Time will tell.


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Post by: King of the Hill on June 28, 2017, 07:23:50 AM
I've run the Treadwrights on my Cherokee back with the previous company.  I got more miles out of those tires than the next set of brand new tires I bought for it.

I would go with another set without thinking twice.
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Post by: foldsct on June 28, 2017, 08:23:39 AM
Where do you find these tires??  Mine is going to need some.................
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on June 28, 2017, 08:29:22 AM
Tires I got are treadwrights, got them off their website with free shipping. They had a good deal going memorial day weekend so I got them for even less.

https://www.treadwright.com/
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Post by: King of the Hill on June 28, 2017, 01:39:47 PM
I have seen new Treadwrights on EBay cheaper than the factory website.  Not sure how they do it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on June 28, 2017, 01:41:35 PM
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:

 Is this your first time caught out in the rain with no top?  It will happen again, it's just a Jeep thing.
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Post by: MassJK on June 28, 2017, 04:02:47 PM
Must be one of them fancy jeeps
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Post by: A new level on June 28, 2017, 06:31:46 PM
Must be one of them fancy jeeps

If it ain't ran buy a computer it's plastic  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: foldsct on June 29, 2017, 05:59:29 PM
My husband had surgery yesterday and can't lift anything....we didn't put the doors on before his surgery.  He's home now but still can't lift anything for 4 weeks or so.

Sooooooooooooo...........I got caught in the rain, in the hail, in the downpour with no doors.  It is not pretty.  :( :cry:

 Is this your first time caught out in the rain with no top?  It will happen again, it's just a Jeep thing.

Oh, I had a top.  I just didn't have doors in that hail, downpouring thunderstorms!  My husband wasn't too happy with me!  HAAHAA!

I did get smart though and grabbed 2 large garbage bags from work and covered the seats.  At least I didn't have to sit in a squishy puddle!  :eek:
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Post by: foldsct on June 29, 2017, 06:01:52 PM
Thanks to Rey today the doors are back on my Jeep and are staying there for a while!  Steve can't lift more than 15 lbs for a while, I can't handle the doors, and I've been threatened if I get caught in a downpour again...............

He doesn't scare me.  It's a Jeep!!!! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on June 29, 2017, 06:23:26 PM
Thanks to Rey today the doors are back on my Jeep and are staying there for a while!  Steve can't lift more than 15 lbs for a while, I can't handle the doors, and I've been threatened if I get caught in a downpour again...............

He doesn't scare me.  It's a Jeep!!!! :rolleyes:

There's a few things that you should avoid getting wet like the dash and steering wheel. Hope Steve has a fast recovery!
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Post by: foldsct on June 30, 2017, 05:36:26 AM
Luckily those didn't get wet...thank God!! He had hernia surgery so he'll be out of commission for a little while....thank you!!! I'll pass it on.. ????

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Post by: Miley Cyrus on June 30, 2017, 03:57:44 PM
I drove my jeep to work so I could bring to the drive in, wobbly as fawk at low speeds but smooth at a baby butt on highway
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 01, 2017, 04:54:47 AM
Mine did that for a while, found out the but came off the bolt that holds the track bar on. Sure was glad I found that before anything bad happened. Symptoms were very sloppy steering and low speed wobble.


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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 01, 2017, 06:20:28 AM
Putting mine to work today.

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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 01, 2017, 04:25:49 PM
Ohh I know what mine is now from being at toms, lol, all lower control arm bushings are shot again even though they are new, guess I put them threw more than the manufacturer does and because hey are shot the lower control arms lengthen and shorten when hitting bumps lol. I still drive it but Going to make some custom arms with Johnny joints now
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 01, 2017, 09:54:37 PM
My tailpipe rusted off driving through Ct.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 02, 2017, 09:20:18 PM
Put my tonneau cover on (much easier after it was sitting in the sun!)  Thanks to Steve / Mr Clean for a tutorial on how to fit the cover over the TJ factory soft top and hardware  :mrgreen:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Tan%20Rear%20Cover_zpsgg2ncp5g.jpg)

Handed off a front bumper with a huge stinger to Rey / GorillaSkater

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and received a new JCR bumper kit from Corey / Sedge1080 that I'm going to practice welding on...

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 03, 2017, 12:23:21 PM
Not my Jeep, but did some welding for Ian's Jeep yesterday. Bumper cane in a box as all flat pieces, pretty cool to see it come together.

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 03, 2017, 06:42:57 PM
Replace both rear calipers and brake pads.  Rotors were still good but ill have to replace the parking brake shoes soon. :rolleyes:

Now it doesn't drive like im dragging a boat without the trailer.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: King of the Hill on July 04, 2017, 07:05:37 AM
Changed an axle seal in the rear end of the BYS.  What a great rear end to work on.  Everything is big and simple.  I can see why some guys say the Corporate 14 is the best rear end ever.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on July 04, 2017, 08:44:59 AM
Not my Jeep, but did some welding for Ian's Jeep yesterday. Bumper cane in a box as all flat pieces, pretty cool to see it come together.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/b7bac3926c46db5ec78c5caaa7877ae7.jpg)

What's the info on that bumper? I like it! Did you cut & fold the quarters too?
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 04, 2017, 09:02:54 AM
Not my Jeep, but did some welding for Ian's Jeep yesterday. Bumper cane in a box as all flat pieces, pretty cool to see it come together.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170703/b7bac3926c46db5ec78c5caaa7877ae7.jpg)

What's the info on that bumper? I like it! Did you cut & fold the quarters too?

Dirtbound diy cut and fold rear bumper. It's designed to work with folded rear quarters. They also make a tire carrier that is an add on for it which I kind of like.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 04, 2017, 09:35:58 AM
Nice!

http://www.dirtboundoffroad.com/catalog/product/view/id/213/s/diy-mojave-rear-bumper-cut-and-fold-jeep-cherokee-xj/
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on July 04, 2017, 03:18:02 PM
I like it a lot!

I need to cut & fold my quarters...rot is already well past the cut line, almost all the way to the fold line.

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/XJ_Maki/Jeep/20170704_125301_zpsqui1aqu2.jpg)

Today I replaced leaf spring bushings and pushed the boundary on my photobucket account...

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 04, 2017, 06:36:43 PM
I'll be doing cut and fold soon on the silver Jeep. This time I think I'll do more cut and less fold, just weld a new piece of sheet metal in there. No running the rear plastics once the fold is done though.


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Post by: MasterDrazhar on July 08, 2017, 08:03:26 PM
Put her up on jack stands...  still no tarp yet..
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 08, 2017, 09:13:55 PM
It looks so cute and un-molested...  Yet  :rotflmao:
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Post by: A new level on July 08, 2017, 09:55:57 PM
Jeep got a piggy back ride
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 08, 2017, 10:26:48 PM
What happened?

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Post by: MassJK on July 08, 2017, 10:47:55 PM
Smashed all the fawk out of it
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Post by: YJScrounge on July 09, 2017, 05:55:47 AM
I'm doing nothing to it today. Drove it to Goshen the past two days.

I'm riding today...
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Post by: foldsct on July 09, 2017, 09:46:06 AM
We got rid of the chrome gas cap... thank God!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170709/8fc1cdf6da1b95ea9595a65544e5ab92.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170709/c6f69f65dd787ff1dea49ba149500cdf.jpg)

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Post by: HankD on July 09, 2017, 06:47:17 PM
New pan, gasket and rear main seal.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170709/71eee2660e8dee060d6badcca650ce12.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on July 09, 2017, 07:12:12 PM
Hope you did the flux capacitor when you were in there...
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Post by: A new level on July 09, 2017, 09:38:56 PM
What happened?

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Just about melted my power steering pump

Smashed all the fawk out of it

There was definitely zero left by the end of the day hahaha
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 10, 2017, 08:23:27 AM
What happened?

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Just about melted my power steering pump

Smashed all the fawk out of it

There was definitely zero left by the end of the day hahaha

Wow!  I know JKs had a lot of plastic but the PS Pump too! :eek:  Couldn't just swap it out and drive home?
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Post by: A new level on July 10, 2017, 08:36:52 AM
What happened?

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Just about melted my power steering pump

Smashed all the fawk out of it

There was definitely zero left by the end of the day hahaha

Wow!  I know JKs had a lot of plastic but the PS Pump too! :eek:  Couldn't just swap it out and drive home?

Hahahaha right! No parts stores can get one and all dealerships were closed. If I didn't have AAA would have gone with Tom's idea of gutting the pump so the impeller wouldn't completely explode and kill the box. Ordered one from rock auto will be here tomorrow.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 10, 2017, 08:45:12 AM
Id be interested in taking apart the failed pump to see what happened.

the pumps are very simple. I would pull a line off the box and try and do a flush before reassembling
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 10, 2017, 02:10:23 PM
I fixed my grenaded axles shafts and u joint, the u joint exploded so bad one of the nubs flew out and hit tom in the chest, ended up taking ears off shafts which ended up being good so I could remain in 4lo to continue wheeling. Here's the aftermath
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 10, 2017, 02:21:33 PM
Dude, you need to rethink your wheeling technique.  Someone is going to get hurt. :eek:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 10, 2017, 02:53:16 PM
Honestly bruce, it was my poor choice of spotting location. I was way too close to the jeep. This is not the first time a u joint cross has been tossed through the woods.

Brian at the farm got one to glow while climbing the farm ledge
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 10, 2017, 03:08:09 PM
Honestly bruce, it was my poor choice of spotting location. I was way too close to the jeep. This is not the first time a u joint cross has been tossed through the woods.

Brian at the farm got one to glow while climbing the farm ledge

No, I'm sure there were other things going on, but he may be wheeling too hard as he seems to break things every time he hits the trail with that Jeep.  I'm not saying he is not capable, just the Jeep.  Mans got to learn what his Jeep can and cannot do.  I would not try some of the things you and Pete can do with one tons, I don't have one tons! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 10, 2017, 03:11:23 PM
Honestly bruce, it was my poor choice of spotting location. I was way too close to the jeep. This is not the first time a u joint cross has been tossed through the woods.

Brian at the farm got one to glow while climbing the farm ledge

No, I'm sure there were other things going on, but he may be wheeling too hard as he seems to break things every time he hits the trail with that Jeep.  I'm not saying he is not capable, just the Jeep.  Mans got to learn what his Jeep can and cannot do.  I would not try some of the things you and Pete can do with one tons, I don't have one tons! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

you are correct, he puts his jeep in places a dana 30 should never go. however most of the time it goes...

An extreme trail at field and forest tends to eat parts LOL

Steve is a great candidate for tons / rockwells / buggy ?

lesson learned tho, dont stand directly in-front of a jeep when spotting !
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Post by: RobTJ on July 10, 2017, 03:17:30 PM
I fixed my grenaded axles shafts and u joint, the u joint exploded so bad one of the nubs flew out and hit tom in the chest, ended up taking ears off shafts which ended up being good so I could remain in 4lo to continue wheeling. Here's the aftermath

Is that the axles you just got from me.
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Post by: A new level on July 10, 2017, 03:32:01 PM
Id be interested in taking apart the failed pump to see what happened.

the pumps are very simple. I would pull a line off the box and try and do a flush before reassembling

I'm interested too. Was thinking the same thing, try to get a good amount of that smoked fluid out. Got a few questions but going to start a proper thread.
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Post by: A new level on July 10, 2017, 03:32:42 PM
I broke before Steve!  :redface: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 11, 2017, 02:03:05 AM
Pumped more gas into it.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 11, 2017, 05:55:42 AM
Yeah rob that was the shaft I got from you, lasted 2 trips
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 11, 2017, 06:27:57 AM
Going to work on hard half doors today hopefully
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Post by: Maser on July 11, 2017, 06:17:24 PM
Not really today but over the weekend I was able to bolt on some OME skid plates (fuel tank and transfer case). Also changed the oil. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/3afb41ae106e3e47407e8cc3d8e3cfdf.jpg)

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Post by: A new level on July 11, 2017, 06:52:38 PM
Going to work on hard half doors today hopefully

Looking forward to seeing those
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 11, 2017, 09:23:35 PM
I cleared tbe engine light.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 11, 2017, 09:52:46 PM
Washed it, aired up the tires and drove it to Folley Beach. :mrgreen:
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Post by: Mr. Easy on July 12, 2017, 01:06:50 PM
I washed the mud off mine, getting ready for a 3 link install starting tonight.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: A new level on July 12, 2017, 01:25:07 PM
I washed the mud off mine, getting ready for a 3 link install starting tonight.  :mrgreen:

Nice!
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Post by: A new level on July 12, 2017, 01:25:44 PM
Got my pump installed but... http://forum.northeastjeep.org/index.php?topic=39219.new#new
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Post by: RobTJ on July 12, 2017, 01:33:47 PM
I washed the mud off mine, getting ready for a 3 link install starting tonight.  :mrgreen:

Who's?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on July 12, 2017, 01:39:04 PM
I washed the mud off mine, getting ready for a 3 link install starting tonight.  :mrgreen:

Who's?

TJL
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Post by: MassJK on July 12, 2017, 01:57:35 PM
TJL.  LoL
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Post by: Mr. Easy on July 12, 2017, 02:13:10 PM
TJL.  LoL

I'm glad someone got it.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 15, 2017, 11:52:50 AM
Got rid of another Dana 35.

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Post by: Horn on July 15, 2017, 08:03:42 PM
Changed oil in front and rear differentials for first time. Used Lube Lockers which appear to have successfully locked in my lube.

Oil that came out from the rear had a greenish tinge to it. Def a different color than the front. Is there an LSD additive or oil that is green?
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 15, 2017, 09:02:48 PM
Was going to replace front lower control arms on the TJ today - sprayed the bolts down with Kroil last night...  None of 3 out of the 4 bolts budged with a breaker bar...  The 1 that budged was loose and I could turn the whole bolt with a wrench on both sides inside the bushing  :eek:  It took two 3 ft breaker bars to tighten that one back down...   Gave up to tackle it another day or pay my local shop an hour labor fee to be done with it  :wink:
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 15, 2017, 09:05:25 PM
Changed oil in front and rear differentials for first time. Used Lube Lockers which appear to have successfully locked in my lube.

Oil that came out from the rear had a greenish tinge to it. Def a different color than the front. Is there an LSD additive or oil that is green?


Do you have a limited slip Diff?   If so, yes unless you used Royal Purple gear oil.
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Horn on July 15, 2017, 09:53:35 PM


Yes. It's a limited slip. I did a lot of reading about additives for limited slip already being in oils or not and didn't get a lot of clarity on it. I used Castrol this time that said limited slip on the bottle but didn't provide any more information. But so far not clear on if it has additive or enough in it.
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Post by: SJJEEP on July 16, 2017, 05:10:37 AM
Filled gas tank
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Post by: HankD on July 16, 2017, 07:01:07 AM
New HF jack  use.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/9b8c6dfb767b14a5f17d93a5b532c86e.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on July 16, 2017, 07:19:18 AM
you crazy man!
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Post by: HankD on July 16, 2017, 09:49:12 AM
New use for 99 E250 jack!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/77f5c664525ea287d6b91576adba22f8.jpg)

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Post by: XJRV-Maki on July 16, 2017, 09:50:21 AM
New HF jack  use.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/9b8c6dfb767b14a5f17d93a5b532c86e.jpg)

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hope you left the garage door open  :rotflmao:
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on July 16, 2017, 09:56:21 AM
had an old timer in a classic mercedes park next to me at 7-11 this morning, he says "now that's a sharp vehicle, is that natural wood along the bottom there?" .... "no sir thats um, rusty steel"  :rolleyes:
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Post by: A new level on July 16, 2017, 07:26:47 PM
New use for 99 E250 jack!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/77f5c664525ea287d6b91576adba22f8.jpg)

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That's thinking outside the box!
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on July 17, 2017, 11:38:12 AM
Just bought a new aluminum radiator and transmission cooler.  Hoping to have them installed before the Mt Washington trip.  Culturing it a little close since I won't be able to work on it until Monday but I hope it should be ok   Maybe a late night or two


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Post by: King of the Hill on July 17, 2017, 03:02:13 PM
New use for 99 E250 jack!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/77f5c664525ea287d6b91576adba22f8.jpg)

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Sump'in didn't want to line up.



That's thinking outside the box!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 17, 2017, 03:14:29 PM
New use for 99 E250 jack!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170716/77f5c664525ea287d6b91576adba22f8.jpg)

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  What are you trying to accomplish?  Push the axle forward?
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 17, 2017, 03:21:50 PM
I looked at mine in the garage before work
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 17, 2017, 03:37:06 PM
I ordered more parts for mine.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: BC Miller on July 18, 2017, 09:02:54 AM
Just finished packing mine for a 6 day camping trip at the beach in RI (I bring way too much sh*t).  Leaving in a couple hours.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 18, 2017, 09:13:51 AM
East Beach? Taking the Jeep on the sand trail?
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Post by: King of the Hill on July 18, 2017, 12:16:17 PM
Just finished packing mine for a 6 day camping trip at the beach in RI (I bring way too much sh*t).  Leaving in a couple hours.

Have fun.  We're headed to Point Judith in a few weeks.  Can't wait to get away.
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Post by: Greenhorn on July 18, 2017, 02:24:42 PM
Had some lights that would never work EVERY freakin' time.
They would only work sometimes.
I was entirely due to the crappy 12 volt butt connectors and spade connections that we're SUPPOSED to use.
I used household wire caps and the problem went away.. :mrgreen:
LMAOO000OOO
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Post by: MassJK on July 18, 2017, 02:33:42 PM
 :swear_mad:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 18, 2017, 05:31:43 PM
Who ever said XJ's don't have frames...

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Started mocking up the rear stiffeners today after work. Needs some tweaking and more grinding before I weld them in but I like the overall design and fit.


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Post by: Greenhorn on July 18, 2017, 06:06:39 PM
I love being a Troll.. lol
That is freakin awesome. My XJ needs that badly. I have a huge cancer patch around the fill hose hole. It almost cuts the rail in two, and it has me worried because the spring hanger is....you know....attached to only the floor.

Please send me that kits part number.
Are you going to drop the tank or just go for it?   
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Post by: A new level on July 18, 2017, 06:14:19 PM
Just finished packing mine for a 6 day camping trip at the beach in RI (I bring way too much sh*t).  Leaving in a couple hours.

Have fun! A little more info would be cool please. I'm always looking for new places to go
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Post by: A new level on July 18, 2017, 06:15:12 PM
Who ever said XJ's don't have frames...

Started mocking up the rear stiffeners today after work. Needs some tweaking and more grinding before I weld them in but I like the overall design and fit.


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I bet those help quite a bit!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 18, 2017, 07:05:33 PM
I have full length stiffeners for this silver XJ. It's almost rust free and never been wheeled so in trying to save the chassis while it's still good.

Stiffeners are from iron rock off-road. Part number for the rear is 12538. If you google IRO rear XJ frame stiffeners they should come right up though.

And I will be dropping the tank. I am planning to strip and paint/undercoat the whole underside of this Jeep while there's no drivetrain in it to keep the rust from ever starting.

Here is another pic of the chassis mostly cleaned up. Just a little more to do and then the first piece can be welded in.

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Post by: A new level on July 19, 2017, 04:31:37 AM
Man that Jeep is clean! What a find
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Post by: YJScrounge on July 19, 2017, 05:39:01 AM
Pull the interior and clean/paint as well. Many times floors rot inside out from moisture. I caught Yoda just in time to save it...
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 19, 2017, 05:44:38 AM
Man that Jeep is clean! What a find

Thanks, it's far from perfect, but it's certainly not bad.

Pull the interior and clean/paint as well. Many times floors rot inside out from moisture. I caught Yoda just in time to save it...

Whole interior is completely stripped of carpets and everything. I have a Raptor liner kit I will most likely use after I sand everything down. No rust on the interior other than a small amount of surface rust on the passenger side floor pan. Probably from someone leaving the window open at some point or something.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 19, 2017, 06:07:13 AM
That looks awesome Jeremy. I know who to talk to when I build a cherokee.  :cool:
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Post by: 50willysM38 on July 19, 2017, 07:25:27 PM
Washed mine today.


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Post by: FF08JK on July 19, 2017, 08:52:19 PM
Drove back and forth, to and from, Toms house to pick up the alarm box pedestal he modified to be a base for the table top I made for firehouse.
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 20, 2017, 11:05:25 AM
Put gas in it.
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Post by: Mr. Easy on July 20, 2017, 12:34:42 PM
looked at it
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Post by: RobTJ on July 20, 2017, 12:50:55 PM
Scheduled Safelite to replace my crack windshield.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 20, 2017, 05:31:19 PM
Safelite uses shitty glass. :eek:
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Post by: A new level on July 20, 2017, 06:35:04 PM
Safelite uses shitty glass. :eek:

That's BS!
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Post by: ycatS75 on July 20, 2017, 07:04:17 PM
Safelite uses shitty glass. :eek:

What do you mean shitty glass? It's always clean and clear when I've had them come out. ;)
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Post by: Necroscope on July 20, 2017, 07:33:30 PM
I work for Safelite for 5 years. They make their own glass. It's very thin compared to the OEM. I would strongly recommend the OEM if you can get your insurance to go for it. As far as "fixing" a crack or divot...depending on how big it is,  it will still be visibl.   

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Post by: The Navy Commander on July 20, 2017, 08:37:26 PM
Always request OEM glass. Most insurance companies will cover it.
I concur, safelite is shitty glass,
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 20, 2017, 08:50:57 PM
JN Phillips had always done right by me. My first xj had a persistent windshield leak the original owner had replaced several times. It was non oem. Jn Phillips insisted on oem glass and never leaked after that.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 21, 2017, 05:45:14 AM
Loaded Emily's up. Pulling the trailer up to Ian's house and then headed to Maine to go camping for the weekend.

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Post by: King of the Hill on July 21, 2017, 06:54:24 AM
"headed to Maine to go camping for the weekend"

Nice, have a great time,  how far up are you going?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on July 21, 2017, 06:56:41 AM
Camping and canoeing! (Me too) We are headed up to brownfield Maine. Just east of Conway NH on the Saco river.  Should be a pretty good time!


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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on July 21, 2017, 07:31:55 AM
Im headed to maine also !
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 21, 2017, 10:40:05 AM
Also made a quick run down to Clayton off-road this morning to pick up some bling for the silver Jeep.

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Post by: HankD on July 21, 2017, 12:30:36 PM
Finally got this bitch bolted up!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/16bdcf4e20d4839ff1a1510bd9536f39.jpg)

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Post by: 50willysM38 on July 21, 2017, 06:42:03 PM
Drove the Jeep to Maine. Pit stop at ll bean in free port for an outdoor kids movie night. Then headed to camp
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Post by: A new level on July 22, 2017, 05:26:34 AM
Sound so like some awesome trips!
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 22, 2017, 05:28:06 AM
Finally got this bitch bolted up!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/16bdcf4e20d4839ff1a1510bd9536f39.jpg)

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What is said bitch?
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Post by: A new level on July 22, 2017, 05:38:00 AM
Also made a quick run down to Clayton off-road this morning to pick up some bling for the silver Jeep.

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Excuse my ignorance after all I am a JK guy  :rotflmao:, what's that BA hunk of steel with the joints?
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 22, 2017, 05:51:31 AM
Also made a quick run down to Clayton off-road this morning to pick up some bling for the silver Jeep.

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Excuse my ignorance after all I am a JK guy  :rotflmao:, what's that BA hunk of steel with the joints?

That's a long arm 3 link crossmember for the front suspension. You use the factory bolts for alignment and then weld it in place. The center section drops down so you can remove the transmission and transfer case from the vehicle. The link mounts are in the side sections so they stay in place, even with the center section removed.


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Post by: HankD on July 22, 2017, 06:09:24 AM
Finally got this bitch bolted up!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/16bdcf4e20d4839ff1a1510bd9536f39.jpg)

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What is said bitch?
NV241OR
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 22, 2017, 06:19:58 AM
NV241OR

Son of a bitch. Nice.
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Post by: A new level on July 22, 2017, 06:20:53 AM
Also made a quick run down to Clayton off-road this morning to pick up some bling for the silver Jeep.

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Excuse my ignorance after all I am a JK guy  :rotflmao:, what's that BA hunk of steel with the joints?

That's a long arm 3 link crossmember for the front suspension. You use the factory bolts for alignment and then weld it in place. The center section drops down so you can remove the transmission and transfer case from the vehicle. The link mounts are in the side sections so they stay in place, even with the center section removed.


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Now I see it! Very nice.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 22, 2017, 06:57:47 AM
NV241OR

Son of a bitch. Nice.

What did that set you back? :eek:
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Post by: HankD on July 22, 2017, 07:19:03 AM
NV241OR

Son of a bitch. Nice.

What did that set you back? :eek:
Not cheap, especially because I had no core (it was literally grenaded), rebuild with 1yr warranty, no core, shipping from NC.........................$1750! Note to self, next time try to buy a Rubicon with the most expensive Rubicon part still intact! lol
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 22, 2017, 09:34:53 AM
Actually not too bad. Some yards want $1700 for a used one!
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Post by: RobTJ on July 22, 2017, 11:39:40 AM
Changing fluids.  Notice a chuck missing from the diff cover.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 22, 2017, 11:54:03 AM
I have a stock 44 cover if you need something quick.

I did the same and changed the rear fluid.
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Post by: RobTJ on July 22, 2017, 12:00:36 PM
The cover is still solid.  (Lol...)
It's just the fin portion.  Curious what I did to do that.

This is also off my 30
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on July 22, 2017, 02:14:21 PM
Meh. :cool:
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Post by: King of the Hill on July 23, 2017, 06:37:08 AM
It looks like its just the rib.  I wouldn't worry about it.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 23, 2017, 07:28:47 AM
It looks like its just the rib.  I wouldn't worry about it.

Agree, I looked at it on my phone and thought it was the bolt flange.
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 23, 2017, 10:18:02 PM
I went wheeling with mine.
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Post by: RobTJ on July 24, 2017, 07:49:58 AM
After changing the rest of the fluids. 
I added a little heat ventilation to the hood

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Post by: GreenJKU11 on July 24, 2017, 11:40:41 AM
Took mine to Center Rock climbing gym in Glastonbury with some friends!
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Post by: ycatS75 on July 24, 2017, 05:38:24 PM
My jeep now has a brother!!!
Introducing Red Rocket or Rocky for short
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Post by: A new level on July 24, 2017, 05:47:36 PM
Red Rocket I love it! Lol
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 24, 2017, 06:30:57 PM
After changing the rest of the fluids. 
I added a little heat ventilation to the hood
 

Rob - what louver kit is that?
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 24, 2017, 07:26:30 PM
Those are the genright louvers they sell them in a 5 piece 3 piece or 2 or 1 piece kit

We have the 5 piece kit and it works pretty well.
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Post by: YJScrounge on July 24, 2017, 08:02:23 PM
My jeep now has a brother!!!
Introducing Red Rocket or Rocky for short

Nice!
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 24, 2017, 08:13:00 PM
Drill and tap steering box????? Who needs a pic pump when you have tsc (toms steering customs) new hydro setup going on Ycats


As tom says "drilling and tapping every box he sees ;-)"
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on July 24, 2017, 09:42:54 PM
Nice! Congrats!

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on July 24, 2017, 10:13:28 PM
Drill and tap steering box????? Who needs a pic pump when you have tsc (toms steering customs) new hydro setup going on Ycats


As tom says "drilling and tapping every box he sees ;-)"
  Nice!  what type box is that?  A saginaw 4 hole?
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 24, 2017, 10:39:42 PM
Saginaw 3 bolt  it's for a 97-02 wrangler
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Post by: MassJK on July 25, 2017, 06:08:34 AM
What about chips in the box
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 25, 2017, 06:18:47 AM
Congratz on the new Jeep!
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Post by: Greenhorn on July 25, 2017, 06:21:56 AM
What about chips in the box
.............and   clamping on the shaft like that  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on July 25, 2017, 11:29:12 AM
What about chips in the box

Hate chips in the box....
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Post by: MassJK on July 25, 2017, 11:33:47 AM
Blue cheese dip
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on July 25, 2017, 11:34:06 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/8283f99e672da6d8487c6a859f8c57fc.jpg)

Last night I pulled the stock radiator and fan clutch.  Put in a new fan clutch and mounted a trans cooler.   My new rad is on the FedEx truck for delivery and I plan to pop that in after work and plumb up the cooler.   Cutting it a little close to the Mt. Washington trip but hey it's a jeep, it always needs something.

Also my 1 ton steering finally shipped from cavfab!  Advertised lead time was 7 days. Only took an month and a half...


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Post by: King of the Hill on July 25, 2017, 01:28:07 PM
Congrats on the new Jeep.  I've always had a soft spot in my heart for a Red Jeep!
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Post by: ycatS75 on July 25, 2017, 01:50:40 PM
Congrats on the new Jeep.  I've always had a soft spot in my heart for a Red Jeep!
Thank you!! I am really loving it so far!
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on July 25, 2017, 03:13:55 PM
Using the end mill ended up just having a thin disc drop into box which was taken out by magnet and we used shop vac at hole while milling to take chips out
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on July 25, 2017, 04:00:55 PM
Congrats on the new Jeep.  I've always had a soft spot in my heart for a Red Jeep!
Thank you!! I am really loving it so far!

Congratulations on the Jeep!!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on July 26, 2017, 08:33:09 PM
Got some more parts in for it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170727/176e23822704c361c0b773bf69b6826a.jpg)

And then dropped the fuel tank. Just gotta keep chugging away. Glad to see that above the fuel tank is just surface rust. I'll grind it all down and then hitting with POR15.

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Post by: joe98tj on July 31, 2017, 09:37:02 PM
Finished installing an aussie locker in the front. Also put in a hand throttle.

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Post by: Horn on August 01, 2017, 09:43:39 PM
Dropped the skid for the first time mostly to inspect frame rails. Had already planned to replace transmission mount while there so had it on hand when 2 of the mount bolts sheared off. Skid bolts were in good shape though. Did a little wire brushing and touching up before putting back together.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 03, 2017, 07:22:41 AM
Test fit the rear 35's. still a lot more to do, but this is good motivation. Lots of trimming to do in the rear and there's no fuel tank, bumper or interior and I have build shackle relocation brackets yet so the rear should drop quite a bit. Hopefully close to 2".

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on August 03, 2017, 07:36:05 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/b4cda294084bf19dd08244335e856582.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/f08d9f9c0d44f003b33d86c145a23c9d.jpg)

So I guess I've talked myself into an engine rebuild. Looking forward to a fresh 4.0


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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on August 03, 2017, 07:44:11 AM
So much yes !

Stroker ?

Turbo ?

Supercharger ?

any goodies ?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on August 03, 2017, 07:46:27 AM
So much yes !

Stroker ?

Turbo ?

Supercharger ?

any goodies ?
Well I've played around with the idea of a stroker but it seems like they spend more time on engine stands than in the jeep so I'm shooting for reliability.  I was thinking just bumping up the compression a bit and a hotter cam with New internals.  A good mix of a little pep but reliable and cheap gas


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Post by: Prof_Oaks on August 03, 2017, 07:46:49 AM
Also money is a thing...


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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on August 03, 2017, 07:47:46 AM
I wanna watch !
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on August 03, 2017, 07:48:07 AM
your right,


Its a thing you make and watch disappear
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Post by: RobTJ on August 03, 2017, 07:35:19 PM
Finally score a set.... IN TAN!!!!

It's almost impossible to fine them in Tan since everyone stopped making them years ago

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on August 03, 2017, 09:55:36 PM
So much yes !

Stroker ?

Turbo ?

Supercharger ?

any goodies ?
Well I've played around with the idea of a stroker but it seems like they spend more time on engine stands than in the jeep so I'm shooting for reliability.  I was thinking just bumping up the compression a bit and a hotter cam with New internals.  A good mix of a little pep but reliable and cheap gas


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Change of plans..... we are making a stroker!


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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 03, 2017, 10:41:10 PM
Finally score a set.... IN TAN!!!!

It's almost impossible to fine them in Tan since everyone stopped making them years ago
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170804/4f089f9708b37d72ba4004212368af7b.jpg)  Nice!  I feel your struggle - I have the soft doors in the tan/spice - my holy grail would be the factory half door with a tan/spice upper!

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Post by: Necroscope on August 05, 2017, 10:59:21 PM
I installed the new bumper & winch today. Very satisfied with the installation. Only took a couple of hours once I figured out what was what. While I had everything apart I reinstalled the mesh grill guard the dealer took off (and didn't put back on because it's an after market part...) when they did the airbag sensor recall fix. The only issue I have is with the factory fog lights...but that's a post for the nuts & bolts thread... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/512d6ae6c90f05747768d30de620709d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/077863d9f01b01772670944c3261457b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/b60d9b5e21fca4b6fa4980496373c617.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/c99e4d6d51be8d147367a162b583a698.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/f888237bbe5a09af0a9bee1f032e7ea8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/6519aaeaa11dfa08fad162df9133d5c1.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on August 06, 2017, 06:31:57 AM
nice!
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Post by: ycatS75 on August 06, 2017, 07:14:58 AM
Looking good, when is the lift happening
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Post by: King of the Hill on August 06, 2017, 07:57:27 AM
Looks nice.  Adds Character!
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Post by: Necroscope on August 06, 2017, 05:50:26 PM
Stacy...I have the lift, tires & wheels picked out. Probably this week I'll place the order...Questions gonna be when & where I can get it installed. Pretty sure a wrench fest is coming up on the 19th or 20th for Whiskey60 and her lift. Definitely would like to get it installed before Rocktoberfest though. So hopefully we can schedule another wrench fest before then (maybe Sept. sometime). If not, then I'll be forced to take it somewhere and have it done (and not learn anything in the process!)
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 09, 2017, 06:17:04 PM
Felt like a typical XJ owner today. My tools of choice were a sawzall, angle grinder, and a die grinder. Got one rear quarter panel chipped and one wheel well opened up for the bigger tire's so I can keep the Jeep relatively low. Opted for the cut and weld method rather than the cut and fold. Looks like I'll have plenty of room. Keep in mind the Jeep is stripped with no bumper, fuel tank, interior, drive train etc, so it's sitting higher than it will. Also haven't relocated the shackle yet so the angle is horrible.

Started like this.

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Ended like this.

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And this is with the new 35's.

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Post by: YJScrounge on August 09, 2017, 06:19:08 PM
looks good!

I moved mine off the grass so I can cut the lawn tomorrow.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 09, 2017, 06:44:34 PM
Took mine to Stop & Shop tonight - came out and found it stalked by a Cherokee  :rotflmao:

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Post by: Angrytj on August 09, 2017, 09:32:03 PM
took the sliders and rear corner armor off to sand down and repaint.
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Post by: Ryean78 on August 10, 2017, 07:35:26 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170810/31dc5e3737b4f2bf11c9b0a901df3bdb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170810/5583d65e356984f5e66e3f56142456ba.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170810/047a70fbc22aee3443eebcfa76bd0b59.jpg) Broke down put in a new front axle Dana 44 with Elockers front and rear 488 gears. Upgraded the steering with synergy tie rod and synergy drag link. While I was at it upgraded to Reid racing knuckles.


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on August 10, 2017, 08:35:56 AM
It's official, Ryean is not messing around. Nice!
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Post by: Ryean78 on August 10, 2017, 08:38:00 AM
It's official, Ryean is not messing around. Nice!
Now I'm scared to wheel it lol. Everything is so nice and new.


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on August 10, 2017, 08:52:39 AM
Took mine to Stop & Shop tonight - came out and found it stalked by a Cherokee  :rotflmao:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/IMG_20170809_184503170_zps6vxabsd3.jpg)

Parked oddly close with open spots all around. LOL
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 10, 2017, 08:58:41 AM
Damn Ryean, looks awesome!
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Post by: YJScrounge on August 10, 2017, 10:21:01 AM
Nice!
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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 10, 2017, 10:57:08 AM
bought new wheel cylinders to replace the ones that got blown out going down mt washington
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Post by: A new level on August 11, 2017, 04:45:30 AM
Sweet Ryean!
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Post by: A new level on August 11, 2017, 04:46:27 AM
bought new wheel cylinders to replace the ones that got blown out going down mt washington

Eww! Blown wheel cylinders going down that hill sounds hairy!!!
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Post by: King of the Hill on August 11, 2017, 07:02:48 AM
Nice Job Ryean!
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Post by: foldsct on August 12, 2017, 07:24:47 PM
Bye bye stock running boards.....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/4e648c618d499c2d91695a609a23c402.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on August 12, 2017, 07:41:00 PM
Nice!
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Post by: foldsct on August 12, 2017, 09:12:24 PM


Nice!

Thank you!! I like them much more than stock!!

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 12, 2017, 10:03:31 PM
Bye bye stock running boards.....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170813/4e648c618d499c2d91695a609a23c402.jpg)

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Perfect upgrade!  I wish mine were like that so as a short stature individual I didn't need a step stool just to reach the rock rail :-)
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Post by: foldsct on August 13, 2017, 06:07:54 AM
And that's why we got these........I HAVE to have the step!!  I can't get into the Jeep otherwise......... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: A new level on August 13, 2017, 12:01:15 PM
Looks good!
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on August 13, 2017, 12:48:35 PM
I put on mirror brackets as to not get a ticket.
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Post by: pote04 on August 13, 2017, 05:58:14 PM
Took the skid plates off to straighten them out. took the crushed stock muffler and exhaust of. Put new Flowmaster thunder exhaust on. Put the skid plates back on and washed it!





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Post by: joe98tj on August 13, 2017, 07:37:23 PM
I got the pleasure of putting in a new radiator due to damage from my friend driving the jeep forward off the trailer when we were packing up to leave Rausch Creek last weekend.... suffered a nasty blow to the face too from the pipe on the hilift jack when I was lowering it down from getting the jeep back on the trailer.... Also started plans for picking up a new frame and preparing for a swap next spring and upgrading the front to long arms. Big plans for next year
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Post by: The Navy Commander on August 14, 2017, 06:11:33 PM
Dropped transfer case and rear drive shaft gonna need work on both.
In near future (next week) will need to rebuild rear LCA's and install all new rear brakes....  :rant:
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on August 15, 2017, 07:52:34 PM
I put more gas in mine.  I really need to find out where it's going.
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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 16, 2017, 06:43:28 AM
I changed both wheel cylinders and tried to set the tow-in. Found that I bent another correct link tie-rod.
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Post by: MassJK on August 16, 2017, 07:39:01 AM
Drive by Braille gets expensive
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 16, 2017, 08:24:34 AM
I changed both wheel cylinders and tried to set the tow-in. Found that I bent another correct link tie-rod.

I have a couple stock tie rods lying around that can at least be adjusted if you want one to get you by for a while.
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Post by: Necroscope on August 16, 2017, 09:07:36 AM
Had to take the Jeep to the dealer today. E-brake handle assembly was bad. Had to pull all the way up for it to hold. Seemed like it was skipping a couple of notches before it would catch. It's under warranty so no big deal. They even gave me a 2017 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI for a loaner. Thinking I might have to sell my Dakota and move up a level...

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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 16, 2017, 09:15:02 AM
I changed both wheel cylinders and tried to set the tow-in. Found that I bent another correct link tie-rod.

I have a couple stock tie rods lying around that can at least be adjusted if you want one to get you by for a while.

thanks for the offer. I was able to adjust it well enough by pulling the other tie rod end from the knuckle.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on August 16, 2017, 10:32:13 AM
Cut the stupid rockers off & trimmed the front fenders even with the doors to fit some 2x6 box. Also cut and folded the rear quarters. And I pulled off the faded door trim, should have done that a decade ago, looks so much better.


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Post by: A new level on August 16, 2017, 11:04:22 AM
I changed both wheel cylinders and tried to set the tow-in. Found that I bent another correct link tie-rod.

Bummer! That's why I love my RK tie rod. Damn thing takes a beating!
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on August 16, 2017, 11:36:46 AM
It was always a challenge to get the tie-rod "bow" facing upwards for clearance and still maintain about 1/8ths toe in...if i were looking for steering I'd go aluminum, like this 1 ton set-up from SFR:
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on August 16, 2017, 01:03:15 PM
Someone used to make an Alumiflex tie rod for the Currie system..  Damned if I can find one! :swear_mad:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 16, 2017, 01:15:54 PM
Someone used to make an Alumiflex tie rod for the Currie system..  Damned if I can find one! :swear_mad:

Seems like it would be easy enough to make if you knew someone with a lathe. Just drill and tap the ends of a long piece of aluminum bar or thick walled tube. If you already have the currie setup then you have a perfect template.
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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 16, 2017, 01:16:51 PM
Someone used to make an Alumiflex tie rod for the Currie system..  Damned if I can find one! :swear_mad:

Seems like it would be easy enough to make if you knew someone with a lathe. Just drill and tap the ends of a long piece of aluminum bar or thick walled tube. If you already have the currie setup then you have a perfect template.

 :yup: Tom........
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Post by: MassJK on August 16, 2017, 01:24:52 PM
It was an oddball grade if I remember  correctly
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Post by: A new level on August 16, 2017, 03:44:36 PM
My RK is aluminum. At F&F Mike said he watched it hit the front diff cover and bounce right back. Too bad my steering stabilizer didn't lol
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 16, 2017, 06:21:21 PM
I have an alumiflex as a spare that fit's my Currie system  :mrgreen:
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Post by: 50willysM38 on August 16, 2017, 06:36:06 PM
Nothing. I'm not allowed to touch this one. ..........yet(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170816/06a2ea3d37425938fd46cb1bb3540e9a.jpg)


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Post by: SJJEEP on August 16, 2017, 07:12:42 PM
LMAO....    I've heard that before
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Post by: YJScrounge on August 16, 2017, 07:14:16 PM
nice!
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on August 16, 2017, 10:03:47 PM
Nothing. I'm not allowed to touch this one. ..........yet(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170816/06a2ea3d37425938fd46cb1bb3540e9a.jpg)


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Why is your Jeep so damn shiny? :rolleyes:

You a friend of Rob? :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 17, 2017, 06:03:41 AM
I feel like the JK's are taking over!
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Post by: RobTJ on August 17, 2017, 06:44:53 AM
I feel like the JK's are taking over!

More like have....
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on August 17, 2017, 06:49:35 AM
Adjusted my steering (hopefully for the last time), vacuumed it out, wiped down everything from the nh dust, ordered led interior bulbs, received all new u joints for my front shafts and it's spares, received new wheel bearings as well.  The list is piling up. Oh and also getting it tinted Saturday 


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Post by: A new level on August 17, 2017, 12:00:45 PM
I feel like the JK's are taking over!

More like have....

They are the only thing not currently auto recycling lol
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on August 17, 2017, 12:24:52 PM
touched it and drove it
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Post by: The Navy Commander on August 17, 2017, 05:59:48 PM
My observations for today....Harbor Freight Snap Ring pliers blow freakin monkee arse....just sayin ..... :rant: :shakehead: :rip:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 17, 2017, 06:18:00 PM
My observations for today....Harbor Freight Snap Ring pliers blow freakin monkee arse....just sayin ..... :rant: :shakehead: :rip:
  Transfer Case Snap Ring?  Craftsman pliers works great on those  :wink:
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Post by: The Navy Commander on August 17, 2017, 06:21:57 PM
Shaft snap rings.... not easy even with the right tool.....and slippery too
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on August 17, 2017, 06:29:28 PM
Pick or a small screwdriver works better. :mrgreen:
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Post by: The Navy Commander on August 17, 2017, 06:31:56 PM
ding ding ding...we have a winner, used that trick right after I chucked the HF pliers into my neighbors yard....
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on August 17, 2017, 08:06:18 PM
My new favorite penetrating oil. Can't believe those bolts turned out. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170818/70f0b5612e0fef82a9b9602f6f9132a9.jpg)
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Post by: The Navy Commander on August 17, 2017, 09:31:07 PM
That stuff works surprisingly well....
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 18, 2017, 05:41:14 AM
Put gas in mine and drove it to work.
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Post by: A new level on August 18, 2017, 10:06:20 AM
My new favorite penetrating oil. Can't believe those bolts turned out. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170818/70f0b5612e0fef82a9b9602f6f9132a9.jpg)

How does it compare to kroil?
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on August 21, 2017, 12:36:38 PM
I don't think it would replace kroil, but certain spots like the bolt rust seized to the metal sleeve in a bushing, that freezing action works awesome.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on August 21, 2017, 12:38:54 PM
Pop

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Post by: Necroscope on August 21, 2017, 09:09:02 PM
FINALLY...got around to replacing the stock diff covers with the Solids. Holy sh*t those are hard to fill!! Live and learn for next time. Think I got more oil all over me and the floor (actually had cardboard down to protect the floor) than in the fill hole. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/d8975d23f3aa059bc5fe2d65dc7e5e36.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/3206e6c0a9919c9ab246c814738f9b91.jpg)

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 21, 2017, 09:27:13 PM
FINALLY...got around to replacing the stock diff covers with the Solids. Holy sh*t those are hard to fill!! Live and learn for next time. Think I got more oil all over me and the floor (actually had cardboard down to protect the floor) than in the fill hole. [img width=337

The fill hole on those covers are pretty high up!  I think they made them that way for high pinion angles.  Helps to put the frame on jack stands and let the axle droop.  Also - don't fill until fluid comes out the fill hole on that cover... 
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Post by: Necroscope on August 21, 2017, 09:42:34 PM
FINALLY...got around to replacing the stock diff covers with the Solids. Holy sh*t those are hard to fill!! Live and learn for next time. Think I got more oil all over me and the floor (actually had cardboard down to protect the floor) than in the fill hole. [img width=337

The fill hole on those covers are pretty high up!  I think they made them that way for high pinion angles.  Helps to put the frame on jack stands and let the axle droop.  Also - don't fill until fluid comes out the fill hole on that cover... 

Pretty sure I managed to fill to factory specs, even with the spillage. Fluid was not coming out the fill hole. Total newb question but what's the difference (besides the obvious structural differences) between these and the stock covers? Why fill until fluid comes out?
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on August 21, 2017, 10:10:38 PM
Stock covers are stamped steel and will not hold up to a direct hit and if hit hard enough will damage the gear set.

stock covers have the bottom of the fill hole at the correct fill level which is the bottom of the axle tube.   

Aftermarket covers provide much more gearset protection and on lifted jeeps you must correct the pinion angle.  The higher fill hole allows the ability to fill the diff with the correct amount of fluid.
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Post by: King of the Hill on August 22, 2017, 02:36:35 PM
To fill diffs I have a water bottle with a 3/8 tube going through the cap about 10 inches long.  It's small enough I can usually get a good angle to the fill hole.
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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 22, 2017, 09:29:29 PM
I re-mounted my tires on 8" wide rims. I tried to have modern tire in farmington do it but they are a bunch of idiots. Said the tires were to big for them to mount. So I decided to do it myself with manual HF tire changer I have and tire irons. That sucked. It took me 2 hours to get the first tire off the 10" rim and mounted on the 8". And it beat the crap out of me. Getting the outer bead on was way to tough so I just moved the other 3 tires to the new rims, just getting the inner bead on. Then I took them to Troy's Trailers and Zach, the son I think, did the outer beads for me. Even with his Coats 40/40 machine it was a two person job to get them mounted.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on August 22, 2017, 09:36:53 PM
Nice, how did they balance out?
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 23, 2017, 06:01:21 AM
Had about 2 hours last night so I finished welding up my drivers side rear fender and sealed up my rear quarter panel. Was going to weld it, but really didn't want to be Doug overhead welds on sheet metal. Seam sealer worked really well on the red Jeep, so I went that way again. Gotta pick up a little more aluminum so I can do the other side.

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on August 23, 2017, 06:11:43 AM
That looks great Jeremy. You don't know him, but a former member with the flexiest XJ ever, XJMark said it to me (not an exact quote), "Anyone can wheel a Wrangler and bolt stuff on to modify it. To wheel an XJ, you have to be able to fabricate."
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Post by: Mr. Easy on August 23, 2017, 06:37:01 AM
Nice, how did they balance out?

the bb's work great. No issues.
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Post by: SJJEEP on August 24, 2017, 05:41:29 PM
The Big brown truck stoped at my house today!

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 24, 2017, 06:23:56 PM
Nice ARB compressor Steve!  Are you using it for lockers?
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Post by: SJJEEP on August 24, 2017, 06:50:23 PM
Right now just for tiers.     Replacing the  makeshift onboard air pump I have now.   Old one would overheat.   Also going to add some ventilation.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 24, 2017, 09:02:47 PM
Right now just for tires

Make sure you use an air up kit from ARB or at least use their fittings...  The threads on some ARB compressor manifolds are not American National Pipe Thread (NPT) - they are British Standard Pipe Thread (BSPT) if I recall.  Your's is brand new so maybe they standardized on NPT for the compressors sold in N. America - just be careful or you can strip the threads
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Post by: SJJEEP on August 24, 2017, 09:44:27 PM
Thank you.

Noted
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 24, 2017, 10:45:40 PM
Thank you.

Noted
  Steve - PM if you have any questions on the ARB set-up  I've run a few ARB compressors and other On Board Air set-ups in my previous Jeeps... 
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on August 30, 2017, 07:02:50 PM
Got my shackle relocation mocked up and tested it out with some weight in the back of the Jeep. Gonna have to use the second hole on the shackle, needs to be longer because it hits the frame when it flexes. But other than that adjustment I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

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Brackets mount to the Jeep with 5 bolts. Sandwiches the floor with a piece of 1/4" plate. Super sturdy. Hitch will go under the relocation brackets once mounted up. Now to pull everything back off, grind everything down, patch one rust soot in the rear crossmember, and POR15 it all.


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Post by: A new level on August 30, 2017, 07:26:19 PM
Really coming together!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on August 30, 2017, 09:07:22 PM
I love all the adjustable points on that shackle mount!  I miss the simplicity of leaf springs...
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on September 02, 2017, 03:10:11 PM
Ruined another good one today. Bye bye red Jeep.

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Post by: SJJEEP on September 02, 2017, 04:51:12 PM
OMG  You ripped it's hart out
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Post by: Mr. Easy on September 02, 2017, 06:58:30 PM
 Put limiting straps on the front axle to deal with the droop from the 3 link. Tapped new threaded holes for the spring retainers while I had room (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170902/9197d681ce1604d2cdfcc6e176183712.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170902/13ffe7f931e9c4b54720d7e601912c43.jpg)

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Post by: A new level on September 02, 2017, 08:43:57 PM
I need to do straps one of these days.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 02, 2017, 09:40:06 PM
Supposed to rain tomorrow so I threw my soft doors back on tonight - it's funny to me that I still have mud on them from Memorial Day weekend when I took them off!  :mrgreen:
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Post by: A new level on September 03, 2017, 07:01:20 AM
I'm sure I can find some of that mud too  :rotflmao:
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Post by: YJScrounge on September 03, 2017, 07:29:25 AM
Moved it off the lawn
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on September 04, 2017, 04:45:49 PM
Finished up a few things. New hard & ss brake lines all round, new coils, new shocks lots of grinding and a little bedliner.  Before & after(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170904/e7b383d71ef3ad158f6d7d2d54e79e05.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170904/c4d420f9ec76b52794fba952021b5550.jpg)
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Post by: A new level on September 04, 2017, 05:08:24 PM
Wow talk about night and day difference
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Post by: The Navy Commander on September 04, 2017, 05:51:00 PM
Like the bedliner idea...I have a little rust scaling problem under the jeep.
Might be a good fix....

Today finished getting the transfer case and rear shaft back in, Rear brakes replaced rear pads and brake shoes with all new hardware
and then chased down a bad ground that took out my rear brake/turn signals...lol
A good day
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Post by: Mr. Clean on September 04, 2017, 09:57:36 PM
Looked at mine sitting in the parking lot at work today from the flightline..... :confused:
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on September 10, 2017, 09:43:57 PM
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Put some snazzy new stickers on that I got the other day (nejeep ones)


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Post by: YJScrounge on September 11, 2017, 06:51:35 AM
Took mine to my company picnic. Comments (positive) were made...
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Post by: JK4JandK on September 11, 2017, 08:40:28 AM
Got ours muddy at Fall Crawl over the weekend.  anyone who has been to MM or RTF and loves them needs to attend Fall Crawl.  it is a blast!!!!!!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on September 11, 2017, 09:50:07 AM
Got ours muddy at Fall Crawl over the weekend.  anyone who has been to MM or RTF and loves them needs to attend Fall Crawl.  it is a blast!!!!!!

I hope to be there next year. If I had a Jeep that would make it this year I absolutely would have gone. Heard nothing but good things about that place.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on September 11, 2017, 07:04:13 PM
I power washed Fall Crawl mud off of my Jeep
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on September 11, 2017, 07:05:47 PM
got a sticker  :rolleyes:
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Post by: A new level on September 11, 2017, 07:52:03 PM
got a sticker  :rolleyes:

How much hp did it add? I know my stickers woke that motor right up!
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on September 11, 2017, 09:04:12 PM
I bent my tie rod on a rock backing off a ledge.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on September 11, 2017, 10:35:44 PM
got a sticker  :rolleyes:

How much hp did it add? I know my stickers woke that motor right up!
Just a state tax stamp PITA obedience sticker
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Post by: A new level on September 12, 2017, 04:48:18 AM
got a sticker  :rolleyes:

How much hp did it add? I know my stickers woke that motor right up!
Just a state tax stamp PITA obedience sticker

Hahaha those are no fun!
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Post by: Groundhog on September 20, 2017, 08:20:35 PM
Picked up new motor from the engine builder!! :dancingfool:
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on September 20, 2017, 09:33:41 PM
I went down my 116th class 6 road.  Being able to wheel on my way home from work kicks ass.
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Post by: beaker on September 21, 2017, 09:30:40 PM
Put my 37's on.  Found an interference with caliper bracket. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: joe98tj on September 24, 2017, 01:25:42 PM
Replaced the metal evap lines with rubber hosing. Since I'm passed due for emissions went a little anal and wrapped all the connectors with Teflon tape and covered with electrical tape. Time to wait for a light to not come back on and hopefully pass emissions. Also installed my new cobra 75wxst cb radio. Have to wait on a new cable and antenna to come in to dial it in. Also gave the inside of the jeep a nice wash. A lot of left over mud from rausch creek was still hanging around.

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on September 24, 2017, 03:02:38 PM
Replaced the metal evap lines with rubber hosing.

Literally just did that yesterday for the same reason. I could see in one side and out the other side of my old steel lines.


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Post by: Mr. Easy on September 24, 2017, 04:02:43 PM
Looked at it longingly
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Post by: joe98tj on September 24, 2017, 04:05:23 PM
Replaced the metal evap lines with rubber hosing.

Literally just did that yesterday for the same reason. I could see in one side and out the other side of my old steel lines.


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I placed it on the ground and it cracked in half.... Didn't have many other options haha

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Post by: XJRV-Maki on September 24, 2017, 05:04:49 PM
Upgraded my backup lights with flush mount leds. Still need to hook them up and pull the old driving lights off the bumper...bumpers getting an upGray'd too soon(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/35be13ce696a906f5f2eb70229d7a71d.jpg)
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Post by: Greenhorn on September 24, 2017, 07:54:31 PM
I de-mudded the XJ today after two trips through the mud trench at GAJR.
Actually started yesterday with 6 hours of preliminary hosing at city water pressure.
Today I took all the brakes apart and changed all fluids. Stopped short of pulling the axles out of the tubes.
The "fawk it's" were setting in . Then I gave it a wash again.
I'm pretty happy with how clean it came out but make no claims to have gotten it all. It's just an improvement.
All my rotating parts rotate without abrasive grinding and squealing noises.
It was red clay like glue with lots of grass and small stones.
The worst thing about it is the millions of tiny stones EVERYWHERE.
OMG they got into everything.
My calipers were jammed up with little rocks.

I wonder how many of those new JK's I saw go in the mud are getting a proper de-mudding and inspection. like this one...LOL

My guess is none. There will be LOTS and LOTS of break jobs being done this winter....at a minimum.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on September 24, 2017, 07:55:12 PM
Upgraded my backup lights with flush mount leds. Still need to hook them up and pull the old driving lights off the bumper...bumpers getting an upGray'd too soon(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/35be13ce696a906f5f2eb70229d7a71d.jpg)

Did you piggyback the wiring or use a switch? I've considered doing this a few times but never pulled the trigger.


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Post by: XJRV-Maki on September 24, 2017, 08:02:11 PM

Did you piggyback the wiring or use a switch? I've considered doing this a few times but never pulled the trigger.


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Both, 2 relays, they light when put in reverse or by dash switch.

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on September 24, 2017, 08:11:47 PM
Destroyed my perfectly good headliner and made it homier. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/839607daaad6221ee2d17bd08574bfb2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/a4e181b4c89010d9a61a2740d97d8fe5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/364cee23aa8325b987ea7afd2d7f6710.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/9e0ed3e4abcb50e106c1d86c6ccc2be9.jpg)

Oh and put some hood vents on too (it was a busy weekend)
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Post by: YJScrounge on September 24, 2017, 08:32:52 PM
Replaced the metal evap lines with rubber hosing. Since I'm passed due for emissions went a little anal and wrapped all the connectors with Teflon tape and covered with electrical tape. Time to wait for a light to not come back on and hopefully pass emissions. Also installed my new cobra 75wxst cb radio. Have to wait on a new cable and antenna to come in to dial it in. Also gave the inside of the jeep a nice wash. A lot of left over mud from rausch creek was still hanging around.

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I have a meter if you want to tune it before RF
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: joe98tj on September 24, 2017, 08:35:04 PM
Replaced the metal evap lines with rubber hosing. Since I'm passed due for emissions went a little anal and wrapped all the connectors with Teflon tape and covered with electrical tape. Time to wait for a light to not come back on and hopefully pass emissions. Also installed my new cobra 75wxst cb radio. Have to wait on a new cable and antenna to come in to dial it in. Also gave the inside of the jeep a nice wash. A lot of left over mud from rausch creek was still hanging around.

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I have a meter if you want to tune it before RF
Awesome, ill let you know when im ready to tune it

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 24, 2017, 09:11:29 PM
I'm liking the custom XJ headliners...
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Post by: A new level on September 25, 2017, 04:43:56 AM
It was red clay like glue with lots of grass and small stones.
The worst thing about it is the millions of tiny stones EVERYWHERE.
OMG they got into everything.
My calipers were jammed up with little rocks.

That why you'll never see me in that pit!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on September 25, 2017, 04:44:12 AM
I'm liking the custom XJ headliners...

Me too!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Greenhorn on September 25, 2017, 08:23:41 AM
On the headliners, what kind of adhesive are you using?
And the lighting actually looks useful. My dome light sucks.

It was red clay like glue with lots of grass and small stones.
The worst thing about it is the millions of tiny stones EVERYWHERE.
OMG they got into everything.
My calipers were jammed up with little rocks.

That why you'll never see me in that pit!

.....hardened into stalactites
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on September 25, 2017, 08:29:44 AM
miserable....

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on September 25, 2017, 08:50:17 AM
That picture alone is enough for me to never go through that mud pit.

On the adhesive front, I believe I used permatex or locktite brand (whatever they sell at Joan's), Ian I think used super 77.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on September 25, 2017, 03:17:44 PM
That looks horrible!
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Post by: RobTJ on September 25, 2017, 03:19:51 PM
5 mins of fun.

5 years of crap falling in your face every time you undo a bolt.
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Post by: NickMaida on September 25, 2017, 09:37:14 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170926/50db455b90f2beb333048f39b8a178e4.jpg)

After deciding against it, I pulled the trigger and bought the Yukon Ultimate 88 kit from Amazon Warehouse deals after the price dropped again. $300 with prime shipping. Besides coming in a ripped box it's pristine. Half the price of MSRP.
So another shameless plug. Look for warehouse deals. They can save you a ton of money...or make you buy things you wouldn't have bought in the first place :)

BTW, looking to install this at the wrenchfest.
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Post by: YJScrounge on September 26, 2017, 05:39:13 AM
good luck
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Post by: joe98tj on September 28, 2017, 07:06:39 PM
Found this today, gotta love new england (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170929/edc107fccb804cd9a3717afc4cdd11d4.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on September 28, 2017, 07:16:44 PM
we have people
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on September 28, 2017, 07:26:13 PM
 That's just a flesh wound
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Post by: joe98tj on September 28, 2017, 08:21:54 PM
Patching it tomorrow

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 28, 2017, 09:15:54 PM
That's nothing!  At least you caught it early...
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Post by: joe98tj on September 28, 2017, 09:31:32 PM
That's nothing!  At least you caught it early...
I stripped and undercoated the frame 3 years ago... She's on her way out big time. I got a frame now I'm prepping to swap in sometime next year

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 28, 2017, 09:43:19 PM
Dropped my TJ off for a Steering Box swap (I have no time to work on it  :redface:)
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 29, 2017, 06:24:58 PM
Got some 33" Nittos for the JK  :mrgreen:

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Post by: A new level on September 29, 2017, 06:26:55 PM
Such a good tire!
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Post by: YJScrounge on September 29, 2017, 07:25:02 PM
Took the WJ for ice cream
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Post by: joe98tj on September 29, 2017, 07:43:17 PM
Loaded all of my extra parts and crap into the back of the jeep while I clean the garage. Also successfully put the Hard Top on by myself without a hoist, and fully setup my CB. Did not get to patching the frame since my brother and I did not communicate well enough on when we were both free today  :neutral:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 29, 2017, 10:22:34 PM
Such a good tire!
  Thanks Ken!  My local guy at Dorsey Customs on Rt. 6 is a Nitto distributor...   
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Post by: A new level on September 30, 2017, 04:25:30 AM
Such a good tire!
  Thanks Ken!  My local guy at Dorsey Customs on Rt. 6 is a Nitto distributor...   

Nice good to know! I know we already discussed how much of a Nitto fanboy I am lol
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Post by: SJJEEP on September 30, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
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The wife hates when boxes show up.


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Post by: joe98tj on September 30, 2017, 10:42:13 AM
Took the jeep for emissions, somehow passed. Tooks some decals off the jeep, lost an incredible amount of horsepower.....

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on September 30, 2017, 12:09:29 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/a1ecb7493f9e04c68b986cab874fb187.jpg)

That cable upgrade for the T-Case shifter is awesome Steve!
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Post by: Bigben12034 on September 30, 2017, 11:41:16 PM
Today I pulled the body off my jeep. It was a little stressful and took all of my brain to figure out how to do it. But I did it by myself with 2 bottle jacks, a 6x6 and some blocks. In the end it worked out.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 01, 2017, 06:06:20 PM
Decided to keep the top off for Columbus day weekend - so I Installed my rack and CO2 mount so I can haul all spare parts   :rotflmao:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/JeepinMaxx/Rack%20CO2_zpszls9pter.jpg)
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Post by: beaker on October 01, 2017, 08:35:24 PM
getting jeep ready for rocktoberfest.  Mounted old tire carrier in place of rear seat.  reinforced carry box on tailgate.  Bent tailgate back mostly into shape.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 01, 2017, 08:47:16 PM
getting jeep ready for rocktoberfest.  Mounted old tire carrier in place of rear seat.  reinforced carry box on tailgate.  Bent tailgate back mostly into shape.

Sweet!  - glad you are coming...
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Post by: joe98tj on October 01, 2017, 08:59:50 PM
Replaced a blown ujoint

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Post by: joe98tj on October 01, 2017, 09:01:05 PM
The usual look for when it gets parked in the driveway(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/0b9a05646115998dba51b3665277ce7f.jpg)

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 01, 2017, 09:17:28 PM
Better now then on the side of a trail at a place members go on Columbus day weekend  :cool:
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Post by: joe98tj on October 01, 2017, 10:12:58 PM
Better now then on the side of a trail at a place members go on Columbus day weekend  :cool:
Very true

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: joe98tj on October 02, 2017, 05:33:39 PM
Replacing the other u joint tonight. While taking ths old ujoint out I was thinking damn this thing is still nice, why the heck am I banging out a perfectly good part.... And then I got the last cap out... Oh and I found out I need to do ball joints on that side

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Post by: joe98tj on October 02, 2017, 05:34:11 PM
Guess which one I pulled out last(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/583d1179cc8c384a591ab5db538f6066.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on October 02, 2017, 05:38:24 PM
flesh wound...
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Post by: Greenhorn on October 02, 2017, 07:18:18 PM
still good

when the needles pour out as sand

 think about getting another   

LOL
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Post by: joe98tj on October 02, 2017, 08:43:07 PM
Well after a battle with a bent ball joint remover tool, new ball joints are in and shes all back together.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Gorilla_Skater on October 04, 2017, 01:39:49 PM
I finished up my skid plate retrofit and install. It started it's life as a new Tomken TJ engine skid, then Fister reinforced it top and bottom.



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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 04, 2017, 02:23:02 PM
Looks beefy!  Fister over engineers everything he touches...
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Post by: joe98tj on October 16, 2017, 06:10:46 PM
Prepping the frame to weld up the long arm kit frame brackets and frame sections. Gonna box in all four corners to be safe. hopefully gonna have it ready to send out to strip and prime next month. Don't know if I wanna have it painted or just take cans of rustoleum to it.... Decisions (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171016/df0899eb67999eac7093ed24843c0d35.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171016/d0ebaa026cf3eeef5438bf5d6d593d58.jpg)

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 16, 2017, 07:49:40 PM
I’ve had one galvanized before if you want to really kick the rust... makes it hard to weld anything to after the fact though. We did it in a buddy’s YJ after we prepped it for a SBC.


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Post by: joe98tj on October 16, 2017, 08:11:30 PM
Yeah I thought about that route too. I'm still gonna need to cut and weld the out board shock kit though when I get it all seapped over

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 19, 2017, 05:55:45 PM
Got my boostworks transfer case shift linkage in. Not sure why it wasn’t this way from the factory, so much simpler than the setup they came with. And it shifts super smooth now.

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Post by: YJScrounge on October 19, 2017, 06:56:31 PM
I would have the frame dipped
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Post by: joe98tj on October 19, 2017, 08:25:22 PM
I would have the frame dipped
Been searching around for places that do it. Nothing really close by

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Post by: YJScrounge on October 20, 2017, 05:37:18 AM
IM Mr. Softy, he located a place...
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 20, 2017, 05:47:32 AM
I would have the frame dipped
Been searching around for places that do it. Nothing really close by

I believe we used CT Galvanizing. They did my buddy's frame a year or two ago, and a family friend has had a couple done there. They just skip the last step where they heat it way up to avoid warping. I wanna say it was like $300.
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Post by: joe98tj on October 20, 2017, 06:38:32 AM
yeah it looks like CT galvanizing is the only place in Connecticut. I remember steve talking about it, I'll be seeing him tonight so I'll ask him.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 20, 2017, 07:39:00 AM
I talked to John over there when we did work on his air compressor.  He's done a bunch of frames over the years.  They do all the guard rails for the CT highway system...

John Roy
Connecticut Galvanizing
239 Commerce Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033-0358
(860) 659-4330
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 22, 2017, 09:56:59 PM
Rock lights
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on October 22, 2017, 09:59:08 PM
That looks awesome Steve! Can't wait to see them at the Halloween run on Saturday!
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 22, 2017, 10:05:57 PM
Halloween was why I did it this weekend,  You know how I am with night wheeling
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Post by: joe98tj on October 23, 2017, 07:07:43 AM
Rock lights
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/21d48db5afd00cb9952442b175384c3c.jpg)
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What brand did you go with?

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 23, 2017, 07:40:46 AM
I like that ! Would also make strapping down on a trailer easy
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on October 23, 2017, 07:50:05 AM
Can you tint them orange or red for Halloween?   :cool:
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 23, 2017, 08:58:04 AM
What brand did you go with?


I'll post it up when I get home tonight.
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on October 23, 2017, 11:55:12 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/71ee85ad47ad97db92334695ce4814cc.jpg)

Finally got the rock hard sliders on today

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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 23, 2017, 12:14:03 PM
so super smooth !
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Post by: Ryean78 on October 23, 2017, 12:22:18 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/71ee85ad47ad97db92334695ce4814cc.jpg)

Finally got the rock hard sliders on today

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Best upgrade I’ve done to my Jeep! You will love the peace of mind!


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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on October 23, 2017, 01:19:21 PM
Pretty!  for now...... :rotflmao:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 23, 2017, 01:39:26 PM
What's the piece that hangs down on the drivers side behind the control arm mount? Is that the exhaust?
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Post by: Ryean78 on October 23, 2017, 01:48:47 PM
What's the piece that hangs down on the drivers side behind the control arm mount? Is that the exhaust?
That’s the exhaust loop. It hangs just a hair lower than the skids. So far I have not hit mine, just a matter of time... 


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Post by: A new level on October 23, 2017, 05:49:20 PM
I remember when my Rock Hards looked that good lol Definitely a good investment. You should eventually get the evap skid too. It's a wicked easy install!
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Post by: A new level on October 23, 2017, 05:51:22 PM
What's the piece that hangs down on the drivers side behind the control arm mount? Is that the exhaust?
That’s the exhaust loop. It hangs just a hair lower than the skids. So far I have not hit mine, just a matter of time... 


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Exhaust loop I.E. the silliest thing ever! lol lazy bastards didn't want to deal with 2 different size pipes. Was happy to take mine off
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Post by: Ryean78 on October 23, 2017, 05:52:56 PM
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on October 23, 2017, 06:24:38 PM
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Slightly used....


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Post by: BC Miller on October 24, 2017, 11:09:16 AM
Installed the Teraflex Big Brake kit (rotors, pads, and calipers).  Very glad I did, and should have done it sooner.  The Jeep actually stops in the same time zone now.  I think it's even better than when the Jeep was a couple hundred pounds lighter and had the original size tires.
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 24, 2017, 04:47:47 PM
What brand did you go with?


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Post by: MassJK on October 24, 2017, 05:35:26 PM
Walmart?
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on October 24, 2017, 05:51:11 PM
Here are some pics of my lights, also have a set of oracle color changing lights that can be changed via Bluetooth phone and can go to music


I have been in process or doing a make over to Ycats, courtesy of help from tom and Luciano and Ryean it now has 4.88 gears, new diff covers, hydro assist, new tie rod ends, all new hardware for control arms shocks, new rear axle bearings/seals/retainer and retainer bolts, new rubber bushings frame side and flex joints axle side for lower control arms, my hard half doors have had the sheet metal trimmed to fit with my door bars, hard too still needs trimming to fit with cage.


And now I have to rebuild my rear end in the Cummins as it has blown the posi clutches. Never ends
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 24, 2017, 07:52:49 PM
Walmart?

Yup
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 25, 2017, 05:57:06 AM
I have been in process or doing a make over to Ycats, courtesy of help from tom and Luciano and Ryean it now has 4.88 gears, new diff covers, hydro assist, new tie rod ends, all new hardware for control arms shocks, new rear axle bearings/seals/retainer and retainer bolts, new rubber bushings frame side and flex joints axle side for lower control arms, my hard half doors have had the sheet metal trimmed to fit with my door bars, hard too still needs trimming to fit with cage.

Damn Steve, sounds like you've been busy!
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Post by: SJJEEP on October 25, 2017, 08:33:34 AM
I have been in process or doing a make over to Ycats, courtesy of help from tom and Luciano and Ryean it now has 4.88 gears, new diff covers, hydro assist, new tie rod ends, all new hardware for control arms shocks, new rear axle bearings/seals/retainer and retainer bolts, new rubber bushings frame side and flex joints axle side for lower control arms, my hard half doors have had the sheet metal trimmed to fit with my door bars, hard too still needs trimming to fit with cage.

Damn Steve, sounds like you've been busy!
Can’t wait to see it Saturday
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 26, 2017, 04:04:05 PM
Just put my YJ and E39 in "Suspense" for the winter. Unhappy times....    :frown:

Gotta cut insurance costs. Had no choice.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 26, 2017, 06:08:15 PM
Pat - what do you have for insurance?  Adding my TJ only cost me $20 more a month!
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on October 26, 2017, 06:46:31 PM
Mary drove it. :mrgreen:

Her edge is in the body shop again. :swear_mad:
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 27, 2017, 05:45:30 AM
Pat - what do you have for insurance?  Adding my TJ only cost me $20 more a month!

We're using Liberty, but not married to them. I do need to start shopping around.

Having a 22-year-old male on your policy doesn't help. We all have clean records. I am paying a lot for 5 vehicles and one motorcycle. A lot of my problem is volume.

Anyway, I'm open to ideas...

For grins and giggles I got a quote from Esurance for the Dodge and was twice what I'm paying at Liberty.

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 27, 2017, 06:15:33 AM
Pat - what do you have for insurance?  Adding my TJ only cost me $20 more a month!

We're using Liberty, but not married to them. I do need to start shopping around.

Having a 22-year-old male on your policy doesn't help. We all have clean records. I am paying a lot for 5 vehicles and one motorcycle. A lot of my problem is volume.

Anyway, I'm open to ideas...

For grins and giggles I got a quote from Esurance for the Dodge and was twice what I'm paying at Liberty.


As a 23 year old male, I have had really good luck with Geico. I pay less than $50 a month for 3 vehicles (two on the road, one in"storage"). Granted none of them are worth much and I don't carry a ton of coverage since I always have a backup vehicle, but still. It's cheap and although I have never had to use it, my mother has had good service from them when it was needed.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on October 28, 2017, 01:03:25 PM
I installed the Tenfactory shafts.
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Post by: A new level on October 28, 2017, 01:33:46 PM
I installed the Tenfactory shafts.

How they look?
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Post by: Mr. Easy on October 28, 2017, 03:17:37 PM
I installed the Tenfactory shafts.

How they look?

Installed?
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 28, 2017, 03:58:41 PM
Last ride for ice cream. Put the windows in and buttoned it up for the winter.  :cry:
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Post by: A new level on October 28, 2017, 04:15:30 PM
I installed the Tenfactory shafts.

How they look?

Installed?

Hahahahaha
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Post by: King of the Hill on November 05, 2017, 06:48:16 AM
I've been fighting an over heating issue with the BYS for quite a while now.  I put in:

160 degree thermostat- no change
new factory radiator - no difference
fixed blade fan- no change
I added a big shroud, helped a little

So yesterday I put in a an aluminum racing radiator and took the tranny lines out of the radiator and put them in their own external tranny cooler.

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/mm3au1qvp6/rad1.jpg)

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/3odfpopy9o/alrad2.jpg)

Time for a test drive.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on November 05, 2017, 07:16:58 AM
That looks great terry

my jeep is still on jack stands with no axles under it hahaha. I should be able to install the axles either today or tomorrow though
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Post by: A new level on November 05, 2017, 07:42:25 AM
If nothing else that rad looks fancy  :cool: Hopefully it does the trick
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Post by: YJScrounge on November 05, 2017, 07:45:12 AM
Hope that resolved your problem. Could the tranny be overheating causing this?
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on November 05, 2017, 10:14:01 AM
Nice Terry!  3 row aluminium radiator made a huge difference on my YJ...   
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 02, 2017, 12:58:39 PM
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 02, 2017, 01:16:09 PM
I was hoping the increased angle would limit the amount of lift, but I ended up with about 1.25" of extra lift. It's really raked now. I need to repaint my gas tank skid  :redface: It'll look a little better when I put the rear bumper on I think.

The difference in ride is amazing. I expected it to be better but I wasn't expecting just how much better. And the biggest difference is in acceleration. Before if I really got on it the rear end would bounce - axle wrap/hop whatever. Now I can floor it from a stop and the Jeep just squats a little and takes off.  :police:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 02, 2017, 02:20:33 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Mr. Easy on December 02, 2017, 05:03:45 PM
Got some metalcloak fenders.  Tom did the install for me. Picked them up on fb in NY.

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Post by: 50willysM38 on December 02, 2017, 05:13:21 PM
Looks sweet!


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Post by: Mr. Easy on December 02, 2017, 05:14:54 PM
Looks sweet!


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They were still in the original boxed from metalcloak. Guy had to junk his jeep due to frame rot.
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on December 02, 2017, 05:34:22 PM
Love those flares.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 02, 2017, 07:41:21 PM
I love the MetalCloak Fenders.  That set-up is over $800 new!  How do you like the inner fender set-up?  On mine - all the factory stuff bolted right on
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Post by: MassJK on December 02, 2017, 08:06:29 PM
I've been fighting an over heating issue with the BYS for quite a while now.  I put in:

160 degree thermostat- no change
new factory radiator - no difference
fixed blade fan- no change
I added a big shroud, helped a little

So yesterday I put in a an aluminum racing radiator and took the tranny lines out of the radiator and put them in their own external tranny cooler.

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/mm3au1qvp6/rad1.jpg)

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/3odfpopy9o/alrad2.jpg)

Time for a test drive.

dont make that shit too fancy
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 03, 2017, 09:03:22 AM
Got some metalcloak fenders.  Tom did the install for me. Picked them up on fb in NY.


That’s awesome. I love the MC fenders.


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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 03, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
Fancy on all fronts!
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Post by: NomadJeep on December 03, 2017, 08:53:40 PM
Walked by it a dozen times.....   
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Post by: Greenhorn on December 04, 2017, 01:16:01 PM
Changed the O-ring's under the oil filter adapter. Big PIA.
T60 socket doesn't fit between, so bang the bit out of the socket.
Socket hole in the fastener is very shallow so my now tiny bit wont stay in the hole by itself.
(fawk cold)
Use a 12 mm box wrench around the bit because there's no room for a ratchet.
(fawk cold)
figures it's on there mega tight with red lock tight from the factory.
(fawk cold)
get the cheater pipe to extend the wrench a couple feet.
try to hold the bit in the hole, wrench on the bit and the pipe on the wrench with one hand.
(fawk cold)
ahhhhh...... breaks loose.....
figures  .. it's fine pitch with 2 inches of thread that needs to be wrenched all the way out because of 0-ring drag.
hunt for the 12 mm ratchet wrench.
finally get it apart to find out the kit I have has the wrong O-ring's......nice
go to the zone and buy an oil cooler kit with a bazillion different O-ring's that I'll never use.
put everything back together tightening it as tight as it will go by hand using a 6" long wrench.
(mumbling to myself that the engineer who came up with the install spec should be fired....fawk cold)

end result.....it looks like it actually stopped the little piddle spot my jeep used to make that resembled what a small dog would do when it gets over excited to see ya.   lol
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 04, 2017, 01:25:04 PM
Jeeps  :swear_mad:

That was one of the first things I did on my MJ when I got it. I read exactly the PITA procedure you just described but on the 89 I had a regular bolt not the torx for some reason and it was relatively uneventful. Typical of the engineers to progress backwards.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 04, 2017, 02:04:30 PM
I've simply accepted the fact that mine leaks oil from just about everywhere. If I was thinking, I would replaced that when I had the engine out of the red Jeep before I put it in the silver one.... oh well I guess.
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Post by: A new level on December 04, 2017, 06:40:10 PM
4.0 are like old Harleys, if they ain't leaking they ain't running
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Post by: YJScrounge on December 04, 2017, 08:16:46 PM
4.0 are like old Harleys, if they ain't leaking they ain't running

Old Harley's were a designed oil loss system to lube the chain. But yea, rocker box leaks really weren't fixed until mid-way through the evo era in the early 90's. Was the best design ever. There was no reason to change other than ya gotta mix it up. Friend of mine has a FLH standard with over 100k, runs like a top, no leaks...
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Post by: A new level on December 04, 2017, 08:20:43 PM
4.0 are like old Harleys, if they ain't leaking they ain't running

Old Harley's were a designed oil loss system to lube the chain. But yea, rocker box leaks really weren't fixed until mid-way through the evo era in the early 90's. Was the best design ever. There was no reason to change other than ya gotta mix it up. Friend of mine has a FLH standard with over 100k, runs like a top, no leaks...

I never knew that, just always heard the phrase. However I do know a 4.0 will outlast the new 3.6 three fold!
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Post by: King of the Hill on December 04, 2017, 08:38:22 PM
4.0 are like old Harleys, if they ain't leaking they ain't running

Mine's not leaking.  It's motor sweat!
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Post by: A new level on December 04, 2017, 09:42:29 PM
4.0 are like old Harleys, if they ain't leaking they ain't running

Mine's not leaking.  It's motor sweat!

Hahahahaha
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Post by: Necroscope on December 09, 2017, 07:10:36 PM
My Jeep had to pull another Jeep out of a ditch at work tonight. Co-worker spun out in the parking lot and put it sideways in a ditch. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee (his wifes, has had it for 2 months). When I left work, him and a few other guys were trying to push him out. He was buried real deep and hung up on some stumps. I pulled up, had him attach the winch cable and pulled him right out. This was the first time using the winch other than a few test runs when I first installed it. Performed perfectly. Needless to say, his wife is gonna be pissed when she sees the passenger side of her Jeep.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/09a2a2a7b0f8715f455b63fb1c1f6de2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/e30bba777a69bfb92daffc8d0b0c7f4a.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on December 09, 2017, 07:17:20 PM
Always nice to help...   :smile:
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Post by: A new level on December 09, 2017, 09:24:52 PM
Ouch!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 10, 2017, 09:50:40 AM
Darn. That sucks, but at least you were able to lend a hand.


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 10, 2017, 09:53:49 AM
Nice John. Did the GC have a factory tow hook?
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Post by: Necroscope on December 10, 2017, 10:20:52 AM
Nice John. Did the GC have a factory tow hook?
As far as I could tell, no it didn't. Honestly, I didn't look to closely but there were no hooks in an obvious location like on other Jeeps. I just told him to hook up the cable around something solid so nothing would bend or break when I started pulling. I believe he wrapped it around the axle or control arm mounts or something. Really just wanted to get him out of the ditch and get home after a long day delivering and driving around in the snow...lol.

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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 12, 2017, 01:44:12 PM
LEDs and dress up over the weekend...Redid the ground to the hatch and now my backup lights are as bright as headlights...new headlights are Trucklite knockoffs and are a huge improvement over silverstars...leds replaced all interior lights and I finished up the headliner in NEJEEP plaid.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 12, 2017, 02:34:59 PM
Lookin good Bic!
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Post by: YJScrounge on December 12, 2017, 02:35:36 PM
Nice!!
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 12, 2017, 02:50:08 PM
Nice! I replaced my exterior drivers door handle. PITA with tight space of getting those zig zagged retaining clips back in, but it works perfect now!
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Post by: Greenhorn on December 12, 2017, 02:55:08 PM
I like that plaid interior.
...and.... is that an old school Hurst shifter? :mrgreen:
Bic I'm interested in the headlight info. too.
I have Silverstars now. They are only bright when they're new.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 12, 2017, 03:17:27 PM
These are the headlights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS92UWI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They're made in China knock-offs of the $350 TruckLite headlights: https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27450C-Headlamp/dp/B007ED7HNY/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1513109183&sr=1-3&keywords=trucklite+jeep

There are several different "companies" selling them on Amazon and their prices and shipping vary slightly but the lights appear to be the same thing.

The headlights are awesome from the drivers seat. Super bright, white almost bluish (but not blue) light, like a 5000k LED. The spread is perfect with no funky patterns. I was worried they might be too bright but I've driven several times at night and nobody is flashing me yet.

There IS some funkiness that I may either live with or try wiring in a harness separate from the factory wiring...the passenger light (only) glows dimly when the ignition is on and the lights are off (some of the reviewers claim it is a DRL "feature" - if it was both I wouldn't mind so much but it looks weird with just one so I call BS on that). Also when the turn signal is on the opposite side headlight pulses in time with the flasher.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 12, 2017, 03:29:07 PM
and yes that's a Hurst T...I don't have the actual Hurst short shifter which they used to (maybe still do) make for the AX-15...but even with the regular shifter there's nothing quite like slamming it into 2nd with a T-handle  :razz:
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Post by: Greenhorn on December 12, 2017, 06:44:14 PM
Thank You.
I have the same "glow" going on with my dome light that I've replaced with a LED.
It never really shuts off. Even with the switch off, it faintly glows.
They take so little juice to work, I guessed it was just "leaking" electrons through a system designed for incandescent bulbs, that would otherwise not function with the switch "off"
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Post by: A new level on December 12, 2017, 06:49:01 PM
Thank You.
I have the same "glow" going on with my dome light that I've replaced with a LED.
It never really shuts off. Even with the switch off, it faintly glows.
They take so little juice to work, I guessed it was just "leaking" electrons through a system designed for incandescent bulbs, that would otherwise not function with the switch "off"

LED hates low power. That might blow them.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 12, 2017, 07:11:41 PM
Nice! I replaced my exterior drivers door handle. PITA with tight space of getting those zig zagged retaining clips back in, but it works perfect now!
  I have new ones to do as well - but I can't fit my hand in there.  I was thinking about cutting an access hole
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Post by: Lambchop on December 12, 2017, 08:15:01 PM
Nice! I replaced my exterior drivers door handle. PITA with tight space of getting those zig zagged retaining clips back in, but it works perfect now!
  I have new ones to do as well - but I can't fit my hand in there.  I was thinking about cutting an access hole

Ok maybe we should all get together to do door handles....my driver side if rough as well
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Post by: SJJEEP on December 12, 2017, 08:19:12 PM
Thank You.
I have the same "glow" going on with my dome light that I've replaced with a LED.
It never really shuts off. Even with the switch off, it faintly glows.
They take so little juice to work, I guessed it was just "leaking" electrons through a system designed for incandescent bulbs, that would otherwise not function with the switch "off"

LED hates low power. That might blow them.
Dose it have an illuminated switch, or a remote control switch?
The older X10 system switches made the LEDs glow
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Post by: MassJK on December 12, 2017, 08:24:54 PM
x10.   lol
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 12, 2017, 10:39:30 PM
Nice! I replaced my exterior drivers door handle. PITA with tight space of getting those zig zagged retaining clips back in, but it works perfect now!
  I have new ones to do as well - but I can't fit my hand in there.  I was thinking about cutting an access hole

Ok maybe we should all get together to do door handles....my driver side if rough as well

It took a little while to figure out how to take it all apart without braking stuff. I bought new clips to replace the broken ones when I pulled the trim off after removing all the screws.

PITA getting it out, putting the new handle is took me 10 mins and a quick rebuttoning up the interior door. I could probably do both sides quickly and Easily now. Buy the handle (doorman) from 4WD  or Quadratec. The one I got from partsgeeks was a POS and incomplete. I’m sending it back.
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 12, 2017, 10:40:12 PM
Frank, I can help you, just let me know when I good time would be. Saturday or Sundays are best for me to drive out!
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 13, 2017, 12:06:37 AM
Thanks Johny - I have new factory units from last year - they can wait until next spring - spraying the 1999 originals down with Kroil made it through the winter last year...  Still have bikini top and soft doors on - hopefully I'll have the full doors and hard top on before Christmas 

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Post by: SJJEEP on December 13, 2017, 07:02:05 AM
x10.   lol

Some of my lights have been working with that system  controlling them for the last 30 years.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on December 13, 2017, 08:27:05 AM
moved from the center bay to the right bay... put it on the trickle charger, and put the cover over it
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on December 13, 2017, 09:05:36 AM
Started to feel like myself again so I got ambitious and pulled the front apart.  New springs are here.  Old ones are 4in lift springs, new ones are BDS 2in springs. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171213/a9c01f2cd3278537c7f18f16fc7a3f5d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171213/90cec6be774705fac9459e42954e29b8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171213/7b9d24cc503fad768d10a8897535fd06.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171213/fa2a1b304dff581bca53851b8e923d6b.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on December 13, 2017, 09:31:05 AM
Double wrap - very nice
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Post by: MassJK on December 13, 2017, 09:58:46 AM
x10.   lol

Some of my lights have been working with that system  controlling them for the last 30 years.
way back when I was into electronic stuffs couple friends and I made an X10 like system  only to find out it already exists lots of R&D right in the trash can
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 14, 2017, 05:35:54 PM
I got something new for mine! Early Christmas present from Emily. And it actually looks to be in really good shape.

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 14, 2017, 09:58:41 PM
x10.   lol
  Wait - X10 are you talking about X10 wireless automation controllers! ?  I've been using some since the 1900's and still use them for controlling lighting on my out buildings...  Didn't know you could use them in a vehicle electronics
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 14, 2017, 10:01:17 PM
I use X10 for Christmas lights. I have a module on every set in an out of the house including the tree. The biggie is all the candles in the windows. I can turn them all off at once.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 14, 2017, 10:13:13 PM
I got something new for mine! Early Christmas present from Emily. And it actually looks to be in really good shape.

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Cool, I haven't seen one of those since Earle's 2 door red XJ
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 15, 2017, 12:14:22 AM
I looked at my Jeep today, been busy with work and working on other people’s thing that I haven’t gotten around to putting axles under Jeep yet so it sits on jack stands and of course it’s in the way of mynplowing lol.hopefully get to the Jeep this week to put back on road before Xmas
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 15, 2017, 06:44:20 AM

Cool, I haven't seen one of those since Earle's 2 door red XJ

As uncommon as they are, I feel like I see them all the time. Probably because my neighbor has 3 of them though. And Ian’s roommate has one too. Had a Jeep in the garage for some work  just this week that was running one.

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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 15, 2017, 08:27:08 AM
it's a funny thing that...I almost never see them. Are you going to paint it silverstone to match?
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on December 15, 2017, 08:47:49 AM
Absolutely. And I also really want to build an all steel cowl hood, although I'm not sure how soon that project will be happening.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 16, 2017, 04:13:52 PM
Went to michaels arts and krafts with Stacy in red rocket and shit she stayed twce backng into spot uhh disappointed a little lol. Although gah I have stalled it like a dozen times since the fly by wire isn’t as quick as good old cable connected throttles
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Post by: XtraChrisP on December 16, 2017, 05:06:09 PM
I put the coolant from my Jeep when I change the radiator into the Deuce and then started checking out the lack of defrost in the truck. Turns out there’s a number of missing parts I’ll have to get to have heat anytime soon
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Post by: A new level on December 16, 2017, 07:06:49 PM
Went to michaels arts and krafts with Stacy in red rocket and shit she stayed twce backng into spot uhh disappointed a little lol. Although gah I have stalled it like a dozen times since the fly by wire isn’t as quick as good old cable connected throttles


Do you have the hill assistance turned on? That screwed with me quite a bit at first.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 17, 2017, 09:26:42 AM
Went to michaels arts and krafts with Stacy in red rocket and shit she stayed twce backng into spot uhh disappointed a little lol. Although gah I have stalled it like a dozen times since the fly by wire isn’t as quick as good old cable connected throttles


Do you have the hill assistance turned on? That screwed with me quite a bit at first.

No I turned that shit off, that is for people who can’t drive stick, my dad’s Camaro had it and it was actually holding you back at lights on hills so turned it off on that too.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 17, 2017, 09:27:32 AM
I put the coolant from my Jeep when I change the radiator into the Deuce and then started checking out the lack of defrost in the truck. Turns out there’s a number of missing parts I’ll have to get to have heat anytime soon

Ohh no I thought it only needed one part, what does it actually need to be functioning again?
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Post by: ycatS75 on December 18, 2017, 09:14:15 AM
Went to michaels arts and krafts with Stacy in red rocket and shit she stayed twce backng into spot uhh disappointed a little lol. Although gah I have stalled it like a dozen times since the fly by wire isn’t as quick as good old cable connected throttles


Check your spelling before posting. :P
And so what if I stalled it. I was testing my restart skills...
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Post by: BonesTJ on December 18, 2017, 05:58:17 PM
These are the headlights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS92UWI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They're made in China knock-offs of the $350 TruckLite headlights: https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-27450C-Headlamp/dp/B007ED7HNY/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1513109183&sr=1-3&keywords=trucklite+jeep

There are several different "companies" selling them on Amazon and their prices and shipping vary slightly but the lights appear to be the same thing.

The headlights are awesome from the drivers seat. Super bright, white almost bluish (but not blue) light, like a 5000k LED. The spread is perfect with no funky patterns. I was worried they might be too bright but I've driven several times at night and nobody is flashing me yet.

There IS some funkiness that I may either live with or try wiring in a harness separate from the factory wiring...the passenger light (only) glows dimly when the ignition is on and the lights are off (some of the reviewers claim it is a DRL "feature" - if it was both I wouldn't mind so much but it looks weird with just one so I call BS on that). Also when the turn signal is on the opposite side headlight pulses in time with the flasher.
Keep an eye on the lights. I bought a pair of the knock offs and they are great but after about two months when I go to hit my brights they don’t work. Emailed the company and they told me I was past the “trial” period and wanted me to pay another 50$ to have them send me another set.  Just a heads up.


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Post by: XJRV-Maki on December 18, 2017, 06:46:27 PM
It's a good point and I actually have the old headlights under the rear seat because I don't 100% trust that these LED's won't just flake out on me - and honestly I've always carried one spare headlight anyways.
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Post by: A new level on December 19, 2017, 07:14:10 PM
Went to michaels arts and krafts with Stacy in red rocket and shit she stayed twce backng into spot uhh disappointed a little lol. Although gah I have stalled it like a dozen times since the fly by wire isn’t as quick as good old cable connected throttles


Do you have the hill assistance turned on? That screwed with me quite a bit at first.

No I turned that shit off, that is for people who can’t drive stick, my dad’s Camaro had it and it was actually holding you back at lights on hills so turned it off on that too.

Ok good. I didn't know that was a thing and was driving it around with it on and cursing the Jeep for being weird hahaha
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on December 24, 2017, 01:09:32 PM

 2" Budget boost is in, now I need to get a set of 33's

 Didn't get to the CB install...
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 24, 2017, 01:43:53 PM
Took my rack off in preparation of putting my top on next weekend - it's officially winter now!

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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on December 24, 2017, 06:31:53 PM
Took my rack off in preparation of putting my top on next weekend - it's officially winter now!

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What's that white stuff in the background? :eek:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 24, 2017, 10:25:53 PM
Left over from the last two plow worthy storms...  Maybe more tonight!  It was funny scooping snow out of the front interior with my floor mats  :rotflmao:
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Post by: Ryean78 on December 26, 2017, 09:12:40 AM
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Out with steel... In with synthetic!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on December 26, 2017, 11:03:18 AM
Very nice
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 26, 2017, 07:13:03 PM
Nice!  I like how low the winch sits - doesn't block the radiator at all...
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on December 26, 2017, 09:03:49 PM
A wise man once said, don't be a dope .. gotta have the rope
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Post by: MassJK on December 26, 2017, 09:15:32 PM
they are both rope
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 26, 2017, 10:13:19 PM
they are both rope
  This!  Wire Rope = steel cable, Synthetic winch line = Synthetic Rope...
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Post by: A new level on December 27, 2017, 05:27:23 AM
they are both rope
  This!  Wire Rope = steel cable, Synthetic winch line = Synthetic Rope...

Yep!
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 30, 2017, 07:03:38 AM
Was outside last two days sub arctic temps installing axles on Jeep, did rear axle by myself Thursday then yesterday Luciano came over and offered a ton of assistance to get the front axle installed on Jeep so it wasn’t axleless on jack stands in my driveway. Thank you so much again Luciano.
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Post by: sedge1080 on December 30, 2017, 02:34:27 PM
What did you get for axles?
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 30, 2017, 02:48:34 PM
Nice, some SWCT love.
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Post by: sedge1080 on December 30, 2017, 03:04:52 PM
Drug the Buggy out of the woods, Blew all the snow off and got it into the garage
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 30, 2017, 05:19:20 PM
I still have the stock 30/44 but finally regeared with help of Luciano pushing me to do it and tom for helping do the install and teaching.

Also added hydro assist to it earlier but haven’t gotten to use it.

Now I just need to replace the lower control arm brackets axle and frame side as they are beat to gawk but I have those sitting in Toms garage for a while now.

Just want to drive it and see the difference 3.73 to 4.88
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 30, 2017, 07:03:56 PM
You’re gonna he like a race car off the line with no high end power! 4.88s need 35-37” tires to gain the original power band back. 35” will still be quick! 37” is the real sweet spot for 4.88s.
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on December 30, 2017, 07:04:27 PM
But you’ll get 5th and or 6th gear back (if you have a 6th gear)
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on December 30, 2017, 09:34:47 PM
Flushed my heater core.  It's luke cold again.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 30, 2017, 10:54:39 PM
I have the 6 speed and 35 at the moment so that will be good and I don’t need speed in the Jeep other than like 70-75 mph so losing top end doesn’t bother me
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 30, 2017, 11:22:58 PM
I have the 6 speed and 35 at the moment so that will be good and I don’t need speed in the Jeep other than like 70-75 mph so losing top end doesn’t bother me
  You are lucky with the six speed Tranny!  My TJ has the 3 speed transmission - so I top out at 55MPH (3000 RPMS) with 4.56 on 35's
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on December 30, 2017, 11:31:21 PM
Thats why I want to keep my 4.10s and put in a low range t-case.
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on December 31, 2017, 07:31:57 AM
I have the 6 speed and 35 at the moment so that will be good and I don’t need speed in the Jeep other than like 70-75 mph so losing top end doesn’t bother me
  You are lucky with the six speed Tranny!  My TJ has the 3 speed transmission - so I top out at 55MPH (3000 RPMS) with 4.56 on 35's


That’s odd because Tom has the 3 speed also and he runs 37 with 538 and he goes down the highway at like 80 with no problem
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Post by: YJScrounge on December 31, 2017, 08:42:51 AM
5:13 on 35's and there is always more pedal on the highway. Then again, I rarely go over 65-70. I have  BMW for that...
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Post by: Mr. Easy on December 31, 2017, 01:29:36 PM
70 is my max with 4.88's, 35" tires and 4 squrreils
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Post by: joe98tj on December 31, 2017, 02:17:50 PM
My 4 cylinder does 85 but its usually on the trailer when its going that fast...

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Post by: joe98tj on December 31, 2017, 02:29:08 PM
Took it out to kick some snow to test out the new gopro. Gotta learn to edit video now.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/786b3ade0fb9e583dbf317fca0830a83.jpg)

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Post by: Mr. Easy on December 31, 2017, 03:40:07 PM
I thought about driving it then decided it was to cold and took the truck
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on December 31, 2017, 03:57:24 PM
Still need to figure out latches(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/c78076073844dfcf029ee766bea8b99f.jpg)

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Post by: sedge1080 on December 31, 2017, 04:04:22 PM
Were you able to bolt the tail gate through the body?
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on December 31, 2017, 04:55:24 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/a2c52066909a7523237c2b7e7778dee3.jpg)

Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?


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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on December 31, 2017, 05:10:05 PM
Were you able to bolt the tail gate through the body?
Used nutserts

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Post by: YJScrounge on December 31, 2017, 05:35:24 PM
Nice work boys!
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Post by: joe98tj on December 31, 2017, 06:35:59 PM
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Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?


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Changed the blinker fluid?

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Post by: Prof_Oaks on December 31, 2017, 06:37:07 PM
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Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?


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Changed the blinker fluid?

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Bingo


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Post by: A new level on December 31, 2017, 06:45:15 PM

Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?

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That clean. Hope the lines come off easy lol
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Post by: Prof_Oaks on December 31, 2017, 06:46:42 PM

Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?

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That clean. Hope the lines come off easy lol
Everything will be getting a new coat of paint in the near(ish) future. Should clean up hopefully


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Post by: A new level on December 31, 2017, 06:48:46 PM

Changed something on the front end of the jeep.  Any guesses what?

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That clean. Hope the lines come off easy lol
Everything will be getting a new coat of paint in the near(ish) future. Should clean up hopefully


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That works! New bits always make older bits look dull
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on December 31, 2017, 10:07:05 PM
 CB installed, need to hook up the power and SWR it, then good to go.

 I think 33" tires are next.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on December 31, 2017, 10:23:29 PM
CB installed, need to hook up the power and SWR it, then good to go.

 I think 33" tires are next.
  you can borrow my SWR meter if you don't have one
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on January 01, 2018, 05:08:15 PM
CB installed, need to hook up the power and SWR it, then good to go.

 I think 33" tires are next.
  you can borrow my SWR meter if you don't have one

 I have one somewhere... however, I'm not in need of a new antenna mount assembly... mine got tore off today...

 Might swing into Lentini's tomorrow...

(https://ssli.ebayimg.com/images/g/ViEAAOSwxCxT9nVd/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on January 05, 2018, 05:24:55 PM
I got mine started, jumped it and let it run to charge battery and get fluids flowing, hasn’t been run since October. Tomorrow I will fill rear diff with fluid and attach driveshafts and pull into garage to do the rest of the work to it now that I finally cleaned the garage up and made an open bay
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on January 06, 2018, 06:46:35 PM
Woot woot got Jeep in garage finally
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on January 06, 2018, 08:31:46 PM
Nice! Mine is in the garage, but pulled up really far to fit the snowblower and trash&recycling  bin inside the door.
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on January 12, 2018, 07:46:15 AM
Washed the XJ yesterday after work. It needed a bath pretty bad, but it couldn’t happen until it got a little warmer.

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Post by: MassJK on January 13, 2018, 03:15:40 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.
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Post by: YJScrounge on January 13, 2018, 03:34:50 PM
What, no leaf springs?
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on January 13, 2018, 06:32:42 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.

WTF?

Why the minivan?
Baby on way? :rotflmao:
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Post by: MassJK on January 13, 2018, 06:39:59 PM
It's a 2 door.
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Post by: King of the Hill on January 13, 2018, 07:12:11 PM
WOW!
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Post by: Kelly on January 13, 2018, 07:14:31 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.

Fake News
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Post by: Kelly on January 13, 2018, 07:15:34 PM
WOW!

Do you want to buy another CJ?
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Post by: King of the Hill on January 13, 2018, 07:25:27 PM
WOW!

Do you want to buy another CJ?

Always looking for another CJ.  :smile:
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on January 13, 2018, 07:46:49 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.
Never would have thought...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/fa30a34c3ac26b950263480fde81caf9.jpg)

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 13, 2018, 07:48:02 PM
With the help from Ken Draz, and Dennis I finally put the top and doors on for the winter! 

Poser shot this morning when it was still 50 degrees out

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All buttoned up!

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Presley wanted one last ride

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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on January 13, 2018, 07:51:26 PM
Finished up the new rear bumper the other day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/8eab4794cfa2b605772c0d2f3379ac22.jpg)

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Post by: JK4JandK on January 13, 2018, 07:51:48 PM
 :popcorn:
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Post by: MassJK on January 13, 2018, 08:01:35 PM
:popcorn:
lol
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Post by: MassJK on January 13, 2018, 08:04:01 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.
Never would have thought...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/fa30a34c3ac26b950263480fde81caf9.jpg)

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deep
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on January 13, 2018, 09:25:40 PM
Holy shit! The VP has YC?  :eek:
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Post by: A new level on January 14, 2018, 07:39:31 AM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.
Never would have thought...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/fa30a34c3ac26b950263480fde81caf9.jpg)

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Hahahahaha
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Post by: YJScrounge on January 14, 2018, 07:41:57 AM
Significant disturbance in the Force.  :eek:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 14, 2018, 10:52:55 AM
"MassJK" just doesn't feel right...
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on January 14, 2018, 11:57:30 AM
There’s a solution to every problem

http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/1607-this-leaf-sprung-jk-is-anything-but-ordinary/


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Post by: A new level on January 14, 2018, 12:01:59 PM
There’s a solution to every problem

http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/1607-this-leaf-sprung-jk-is-anything-but-ordinary/


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DAFUQ!?
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Post by: joe98tj on January 14, 2018, 12:52:08 PM
"They flex like mad on the trail"

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Post by: Lambchop on January 14, 2018, 01:06:42 PM
Alan are you sure its a 2 door?

https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/2012-jeep-wrangler-wrapped/6398442168.html
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Mr. Easy on January 14, 2018, 05:51:01 PM
It's a 2 door.

Yuppie crap
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 14, 2018, 06:15:13 PM
I can now say that everything I have said about the JK is mostly true......   



I might have to leaf spring it just to confuse the hipsters and yuppies
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on January 14, 2018, 06:36:56 PM
I can now say that everything I have said about the JK is mostly true......   



I might have to leaf spring it just to confuse the hipsters and yuppies

and you can buy $400 head lights!
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 14, 2018, 06:50:56 PM
not going to lie.   the mall crawler side of things is calling to me but my xj roots wont let me spend that much on lights
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on January 14, 2018, 07:07:18 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on January 14, 2018, 07:16:08 PM
Just for the record I had lockers before lights (granted I cheated on that buying a Rubi) and they have paid for themselves multiple times over with the dear I've not hit.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on January 14, 2018, 08:29:02 PM
We could make it like an xj, could in the front leafs in the rear... the Jk version of a mullet
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Post by: YJScrounge on January 14, 2018, 08:34:49 PM
Lol
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on January 14, 2018, 08:56:31 PM
This would be sick in a 2 dr...

(http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235136-d3998f7f-me.jpg)
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 14, 2018, 11:07:45 PM
Just for the record I had lockers before lights (granted I cheated on that buying a Rubi) and they have paid for themselves multiple times over with the dear I've not hit.

I had a rear locker and 4.56 gears when I was still on 31" tires in 2003 :mrgreen:  Definitely lockers before lights!
 
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on January 14, 2018, 11:19:07 PM
We could make it like an xj, coil springs in the front leaf springs in the rear... the Jk version of a mullet
  This!  for our type of trails - the XJ suspension equation works...  Another option is leaf springs in the front and 4 link in the rear...
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on January 15, 2018, 05:35:55 AM
This would be sick in a 2 dr...

Yes!!! Do we need to move this to a JKs suck thread or something?
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on January 15, 2018, 08:26:27 AM
Its not a for sale thread, I think we can keep going, that jk xj is the balls ! the front fender, cowl curve are all one piece.
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Post by: RobTJ on January 15, 2018, 09:09:04 AM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.

Damn!!!! did it come with a starter kit....

(https://pics.onsizzle.com/jeep-jk-starter-kit-360062.png)
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Post by: Mr. Easy on January 15, 2018, 09:59:11 AM
I though we were supposed to stop making fun of JK's now that JL's are out.
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Post by: RobTJ on January 15, 2018, 10:11:29 AM
I though we were supposed to stop making fun of JK's now that JL's are out.

True,  but with current circumstances.    All bets are off.


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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on January 15, 2018, 10:13:07 AM
Interesting...

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Post by: Ryean78 on January 15, 2018, 10:36:18 AM
SMH.... Why?


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Post by: MassJK on January 15, 2018, 10:42:35 AM
I though we were supposed to stop making fun of JK's now that JL's are out.
me too.  Maybe I should have waited a bit longer
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Post by: Mr. Easy on January 15, 2018, 10:43:59 AM
Interesting...

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well that's just stoopid
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Post by: YJScrounge on January 15, 2018, 10:52:49 AM
fawk that
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Post by: King of the Hill on January 15, 2018, 03:53:05 PM
I got a set of JL plans early and just about have my plug and play wiring harness figured out.  Anyone want to get in on my go-fund-me page?

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/9zyjb0mrct/pussy_mode.jpg)



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Post by: King of the Hill on January 15, 2018, 04:33:26 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.

That thing is so new they make custom tarps for it.

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/dl9mwklw47/tarp.jpg)
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on January 15, 2018, 05:08:48 PM
I though we were supposed to stop making fun of JK's now that JL's are out.

True,  but with current circumstances.    All bets are off.
Why all the hate on the jk's lol? Mine is dented and scratched and I love it because the kids can easily come with. Just don't love the cost of mods!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 15, 2018, 06:21:50 PM
I got an inspection  sticker for it.

That thing is so new they make custom tarps for it.

(http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/dl9mwklw47/tarp.jpg)
Ive already put more miles on the JK than the cj.    cj,trailer and maybe the truck all have to go
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: YJScrounge on January 15, 2018, 06:23:17 PM
keep the trailer
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 15, 2018, 06:23:56 PM
This would be sick in a 2 dr...

(http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/01/20161101235136-d3998f7f-me.jpg)
looks better than the goofy jk fenders
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on January 15, 2018, 06:56:04 PM
I though we were supposed to stop making fun of JK's now that JL's are out.

True,  but with current circumstances.    All bets are off.
Why all the hate on the jk's lol? Mine is dented and scratched and I love it because the kids can easily come with. Just don't love the cost of mods!

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We are actually just making fun of Alan
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on January 15, 2018, 06:57:25 PM
I got a set of JL plans early and just about have my plug and play wiring harness figured out.  Anyone want to get in on my go-fund-me page?


Slowly but surly I'm doing that. Thankfully no stupid prox!
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on January 15, 2018, 07:36:27 PM
Interesting...

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 My new favorite parking lot game...  Find the JL and park too close!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on January 15, 2018, 07:51:23 PM
Interesting...

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 My new favorite parking lot game...  Find the JL and park too close!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
That has got to be the worst feature, do they not have real jeep owners on the development team!?

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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on January 15, 2018, 08:16:32 PM
https://www.facebook.com/drew.gleacher/posts/10159694241870532

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 15, 2018, 08:17:47 PM
the real jeep owners all left in 2005
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on January 15, 2018, 08:58:21 PM
the real jeep owners all left in 2005
:( that's sad if true

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Post by: MassJK on January 16, 2018, 03:42:10 AM
the real jeep owners all left in 2005
:( that's sad if true

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I'm thinking you may have a broken sarcasm meter
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: A new level on January 16, 2018, 05:35:22 AM
the real jeep owners all left in 2005
:( that's sad if true

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I'm thinking you may have a broken sarcasm meter

Guess we should have had this entire part of the thread teal  :rotflmao:
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Post by: CitizenwithJeep on January 16, 2018, 01:55:16 PM
I am just catching up on this thread. I'm just, wow.
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Post by: Dollar Store petite pants on January 16, 2018, 07:48:10 PM
This is from last week.  I fit the side armor and with the help of Tom made some filler pieces.  Looks so much better.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180117/9d76d41ec4d95f6dafff7628d0c855a8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180117/416a0aa298627b305a3b667373dcd191.jpg)

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Post by: YJScrounge on January 16, 2018, 07:50:43 PM
very nice, fitting is everything
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on January 16, 2018, 07:59:19 PM
That looks great. Integrated vs random parts
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on January 17, 2018, 06:56:13 AM



[/quote]I'm thinking you may have a broken sarcasm meter
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Lol no I was joking but I can imagine the focus groups when they were putting together what features to put into the JL. All the soccer moms probably complained of the huge blind spots. They then offered this feature and the real jeepers probably repeatedly did head to desk knowing the harassment they'd get from the jeep community!

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Post by: RedJeepster1 on January 17, 2018, 07:24:00 AM
About 4k on the Jeep since I got it going, so I changed the oil, topped off all fluids, bolt check, greased all the greasable joints, rotated the tires (including the spare) and cleaned out the back of it finally. It decided to thank me by killing either the alternator or the battery on the way into work today. Gauge read 9 volts from south of Glastonbury to Enfield, but it never died. Borrowed a multimeter from Ian and it reads 12.5 shut off, but no high when running. Jeep gauge still just reads 9. Gonna load test the battery when the parts store opens and if it's good I'll buy an alternator and change it out after work.
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Post by: A new level on January 18, 2018, 05:44:36 AM
About 4k on the Jeep since I got it going, so I changed the oil, topped off all fluids, bolt check, greased all the greasable joints, rotated the tires (including the spare) and cleaned out the back of it finally. It decided to thank me by killing either the alternator or the battery on the way into work today. Gauge read 9 volts from south of Glastonbury to Enfield, but it never died. Borrowed a multimeter from Ian and it reads 12.5 shut off, but no high when running. Jeep gauge still just reads 9. Gonna load test the battery when the parts store opens and if it's good I'll buy an alternator and change it out after work.

Sounds like alternator to me. Check the output when it's running. Should be 14.4
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Post by: CTAVIATOR on January 20, 2018, 10:42:50 PM
Since the gov is shut down I only had to go to work for 4 hours today. Wife was expecting me to work all weekend so she went with her girlfriends to an overnight spa party. Kids are at the in-laws so I got to get some bolt ons done.
Cb antenna
Was going to install the cb but it was the wrong model that didn't have a pa mode for the pa speaker
Front grab handles
New obnoxiously loud horn
Jks quicker front sway disconnects
I know dual stabilizers are a waste but when your mother talks to a street jeeper about Christmas presents and she gets you a set you have to put them on (at least until I upgrade to the teraflex hd high steer).
Good night with some whiskey and music and simple projects.
Now I have to squirrel away time to install the chromo front axle shafts and truss.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 20, 2018, 10:45:05 PM
I lowered my seat and adjusted the height of the belt shoulder point.    we even got kellys phone to do some yuppie crap magic and play pandora through the speakers
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on January 20, 2018, 10:49:30 PM
I lowered my seat and adjusted the height of the belt shoulder point.    we even got kellys phone to do some yuppie crap magic and play pandora through the speakers

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
Post by: MassJK on January 20, 2018, 10:57:27 PM
I lowered my seat and adjusted the height of the belt shoulder point.    we even got kellys phone to do some yuppie crap magic and play pandora through the speakers

 :rolleyes:
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