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Old 11-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #5941
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Hey quick question, I have tightened many belts on cars before but for the life of me I can't figure out how to tight the belt on my lj. How do I do it. And its cheap, but not really easy since I can't find it haha

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #5942
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Isn't it a serpentine belt with an automatic tensioner?

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:59 PM   #5943
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Living in the New Orleans area I can go just about wherever I want when it floods and most other cars are parked on the neutral ground.
What part of New Orleans are you from?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 AM   #5944
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On a 4.0 the tensioner is automatic, spring loaded. (Blue arrow below.)
If the belt is sloppy, then either the belt is bad or the tensioner probably needs to be replaced. There should be belt wear indicator marks on the side of the tensioner as noted by the yellow, green and red hilites.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #5945
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Thanks that makes sense why I can't find how to tightened it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #5946
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On a 4.0 the tensioner is automatic, spring loaded. (Blue arrow below.)
If the belt is sloppy, then either the belt is bad or the tensioner probably needs to be replaced. There should be belt wear indicator marks on the side of the tensioner as noted by the yellow, green and red hilites.

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I would so live to put one of those on my 98. I hate that damn manual one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #5947
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I would so live to put one of those on my 98. I hate that damn manual one.
Ik I hate the manuel tensioner
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #5948
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So i have allready built an overhead storage rack, painted the headlight bezels, made a grill insert, made custom front shackles, made a custom high lift jack mount for the hood and made custom pegs for when the doors are off, and made my own 550 cord handles on the roll bar, etc. i am trying to think of new ideas to create things for my tj. all of my mods i have done are on the super easy and cheap side as i have three kids and a wife who doesn't understand why i need to mod things. She really doesnt like the ammo cans i mounted on both sides.....
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #5949
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i currently working on a bi-pod for the rear of the jeep.....
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #5950
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a free easy mod i have done is...if you have an old weed eater laying around, tear down the engine and remove the piston, makes a great shifter and is really unique.
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a free easy mod i have done is...if you have an old weed eater laying around, tear down the engine and remove the piston, makes a great shifter and is really unique.
We love pictures on this forum, throw some up!
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #5952
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We love pictures on this forum, throw some up!
X2!! Im interested in your overhead storage
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #5953
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X2!! Im interested in your overhead storage
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:52 AM   #5954
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Had an old ammo can laying around, so decided to use it for some additional storage.
Installed two nutserts in the tail gate.

Drilled two holes in the ammo can and mounted to the gate.

Fits all this stuff now.
Ammo cans are useful... I used one, top removed, bolted to the back floor so the opening is against the back gate, so it's locked when the gate is locked, even with the top off the Jeep.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:07 AM   #5955
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Ammo cans are useful... I used one, top removed, bolted to the back floor so the opening is against the back gate, so it's locked when the gate is locked, even with the top off the Jeep.
Now, that's a great idea!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #5956
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Just bought my first two cans of Red Pepper Fusion. Now to see if I learned anything from this thread.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:06 PM   #5957
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I wasn't happy with my tan interior so I painted it black!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #5958
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I wasn't happy with my tan interior so I painted it black!
Looks good..couldn't help but start singing the Rolling Stones after reading this post..haha
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #5959
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Looks good..couldn't help but start singing the Rolling Stones after reading this post..haha
Yeah, me too! Lol. But what did you use for paint?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #5960
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Tried all the fusion paints.... They rubbed off and cracked etc.. Went with Bedliner for the interior. Door panels get wet everytime it rains and still are perfect.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #5961
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Tried all the fusion paints.... They rubbed off and cracked etc.. Went with Bedliner for the interior. Door panels get wet everytime it rains and still are perfect.
Hmm. What kind of bedliner? I used herculiner in my rangers bed and that's much too rough for my arm to rest on all day lol..
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #5962
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Read this thread before you start painting your interior

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tire...it-152938.html

Lots of info from people who have done it, and lots of info on what not to do from personal experience.

Heres a pic of my TJ after about 8 months of DD use and some kids who could care less about scratching the paint. BTW its all Krylon Fusion.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #5963
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Read this thread before you start painting your interior

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tire...it-152938.html

Lots of info from people who have done it, and lots of info on what not to do from personal experience.

Heres a pic of my TJ after about 8 months of DD use and some kids who could care less about scratching the paint. BTW its all Krylon Fusion.

Yep, did mine back in like March... only damage to it is a couple of small chips on the passenger door from where the girlfriend forgets to make sure the seat belt is not hanging in the door frame.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #5964
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Yeah, me too! Lol. But what did you use for paint?
I used duplicolor paint for vinyl and fabrics. Just cleaned everything with acetone and started spraying. The only thing I painted inside the cab was the upper corners of each side of the dash and passenger airbag. Just folded the windshield down and covered what i didnt want painted. Everything else comes out super easy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:45 PM   #5965
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Hmm. What kind of bedliner? I used herculiner in my rangers bed and that's much too rough for my arm to rest on all day lol..
Duplicolor Bedliner it's just like tough textured paint
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #5966
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Home made, free, radiator wind blockers for winter

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Wala! Instant wind/cold blockers. I'm doing 3 of the 7 inserts

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #5967
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Home made, free, radiator wind blockers for winter

Blocker made from cardboard and duct tape.

Grille insert, previously owned and installed

Combined via zip ties

Wala! Instant wind/cold blockers. I'm doing 3 of the 7 inserts
Where do you live that this is needed, if I did this in Texas even in the winter I would regret it it would over heat for sure...
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Where do you live that this is needed, if I did this in Texas even in the winter I would regret it it would over heat for sure...
Massachusetts, it was a high of 45 today. Low of 24 this morning
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Massachusetts, it was a high of 45 today. Low of 24 this morning
Where in mass?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #5970
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It is a chilly 73 currently in Tucson. It got all the way down to 52 last night!

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