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Old 09-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #7861
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I have my leveling kit sitting on my desk here. How did it go? Run into any problems?
No major issues. Just take your time. I wasn't able to get to the back today. Weather prevented that. As far as the front goes, I did it one corner at a time. I took out the lower bolt from the sway bar and the lower shock bolt before I jacked the jeep up. Once those two were removed I jacked until the spring was able to come out. Once the spring was out, I removed the stock sway bar link. I found it easier this way. YMMV. Everything goes back together pretty easy. I'd recommend not hooking up the sway bar links until both corners are done and back on the ground. I did them one at a time and it was a bit of a pain because of the two sides being different heights at that point.

Overall, so far this has bee one of the easiest mods I've ever done to a vehicle. The hardest part is breaking the torque on the bolts and re torquing them when you are done. Seriously. Just take your time and make sure you have a jack that can flex your jeep far enough. I used a craftsman 4 ton low profile jack that I had to use a scrap piece of 4x4 lumber to be able to jack high enough. Not the best idea, but it worked and I made sure I had a jack stand in position at all times. Good luck!

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:07 PM   #7862
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What mesh grill is that? Any drilling for install? Looks nice.

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #7863
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Here is the link for the hood deflector.

http://stores.ebay.com/Got-Chrome/Je...=p4634.c0.m322
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #7864
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What mesh grill is that? Any drilling for install? Looks nice.
Thanks! It's the Mopar one. It's a bit overpriced but I wanted a no hassle installation. There is no drilling necessary. It comes with 7 pieces of mesh, 24 plastic things to glue on to attach zip ties to and the zip ties. I meant to take pictures of the install but got a little distracted with beers and football. Oh, and I used Gorilla Glue to make sure the tabs for the zip ties stay on.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #7865
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Thanks! It's the Mopar one. It's a bit overpriced but I wanted a no hassle installation. There is no drilling necessary. It comes with 7 pieces of mesh, 24 plastic things to glue on to attach zip ties to and the zip ties. I meant to take pictures of the install but got a little distracted with beers and football. Oh, and I used Gorilla Glue to make sure the tabs for the zip ties stay on.
I didn't even know Mopar made some. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #7866
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I didn't even know Mopar made some. Thanks for the info.
Sorry. It's not Mopar actually. I ordered a few things and was thinking of something else. Major brain fart! It's actually Automotive Authority. I got it of Amazon. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #7867
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Sorry. It's not Mopar actually. I ordered a few things and was thinking of something else. Major brain fart! It's actually Automotive Authority. I got it of Amazon. Sorry for the confusion.
Great, thanks for double checking. I'm going to look into it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #7868
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Sorry. It's not Mopar actually. I ordered a few things and was thinking of something else. Major brain fart! It's actually Automotive Authority. I got it of Amazon. Sorry for the confusion.
Never mind. Amazon lists them fitting 2012's so I imagine they will fit my 13 as well. Thanks again.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #7869
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On the automotive authority website it only list up to 09. What year is your Jeep? I have a 2013 and don't see why they wouldn't fit.
Mine is a 13 as well. I never checked their site. Just Amazon. Try this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001JY...7151829&sr=8-2
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #7870
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Never mind. Amazon lists them fitting 2012's so I imagine they will fit my 13 as well. Thanks again.
No worries. Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #7871
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No worries. Good luck!
Your awesome, thanks again.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #7872
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Your awesome, thanks again.
Just tryin to help a fellow Jeeper since so many have helped me.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #7873
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Sorry. It's not Mopar actually. I ordered a few things and was thinking of something else. Major brain fart! It's actually Automotive Authority. I got it of Amazon. Sorry for the confusion.
I bought that one from Amazon too. Going to install it tomorrow.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #7874
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I bought it today.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #7875
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thought about how im gonna take the doors off for the first time tomorrow and plasti dip some stuff
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #7876
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #7877
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No major issues. Just take your time. I wasn't able to get to the back today. Weather prevented that. As far as the front goes, I did it one corner at a time. I took out the lower bolt from the sway bar and the lower shock bolt before I jacked the jeep up. Once those two were removed I jacked until the spring was able to come out. Once the spring was out, I removed the stock sway bar link. I found it easier this way. YMMV. Everything goes back together pretty easy. I'd recommend not hooking up the sway bar links until both corners are done and back on the ground. I did them one at a time and it was a bit of a pain because of the two sides being different heights at that point.

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If youve got jack stands, you can put them under the frame rails and use your jack to raise and lower the axles as necessary. That helped me out a bit! Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:29 PM   #7878
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I bought it today.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #7879
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Thanks! It's the Mopar one. It's a bit overpriced but I wanted a no hassle installation. There is no drilling necessary. It comes with 7 pieces of mesh, 24 plastic things to glue on to attach zip ties to and the zip ties. I meant to take pictures of the install but got a little distracted with beers and football. Oh, and I used Gorilla Glue to make sure the tabs for the zip ties stay on.
I have this as well. For those who want to see the instal, go to eBay, search jeep wrangler mesh grill. Click on one of the items for sale and then the description and there will be photos showing the instal.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #7880
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Put my rubicon xpress drive shaft on and my Spod
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Sweet. Congrats
Thanks!

I can't stop grinning.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #7882
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #7883
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Took it out to Turkey Bay, KY
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #7886
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Check engine light came on and just changed my oil last week. Heres a pic of the OBDII reader


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We did have a 40° temp swing between start ups if it makes a difference
Which ODBII reader do you use?
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That bumper come with the bottom skid ?
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Not sure. I got it from autozone. It does live diagnostics too, like you would for a race car. I'll find out for ya
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Now go get it dirty.
I took it straight from the dealer to an off road trail for 25 miles of Arizona dust and ' Arizona pinstriping' [scratching from squeezing through brush, Palo Verde, and mesquite trees].

It rides a heck of a lot differently than my old CJ-5.

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