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Old 03-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #3571
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Change the rear diff fluid, painted diff cover black, and replaced the bolts. moving onto the front tomorrow! And I'm going to re align my steering wheel as well.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #3572
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Installed new Monroe steering stabilizer. Got it from advance for $21. The OEM was a bitch to take off. Took it around the neighborhood and it's amazing!

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #3573
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Did the third brake light in the spare mod and got one step installed... then it started raining.

Guess I'll have to do the other step later.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #3574
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Did the third brake light in the spare mod and got one step installed... then it started raining.

Guess I'll have to do the other step later.
I love the third brake light in the spare! I think it looks awesome but my friends say its gay but I say "f**k em!"


Washed and waxed her for the first time. My friends like to sit in it while I do all the work

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #3575
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Tried to get some more power...

Put a new 63MM throttle body on a 2000 2.5l. with the pacesetter headers and the throttle body, I noticed a big difference. Much more responsive and can finally pull in 5th.

Electric fan swap coming next... but maybe the lift first
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #3576
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I'm thinking of doing the same to mine. I have 31s now. Have any issues with the lift (vibes, etc.)?
Other then needing to get an alignment seems good. I think I might have some small vibes but I'm not to sure. Seems kinda shakey when going on first gear and seems fine up till you get to about 50mph+ it seems to vibrate a little but of enough to determine if it did it before or not.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #3577
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Put a new 63MM throttle body on a 2000 2.5l. with the pacesetter headers and the throttle body, I noticed a big difference. Much more responsive and can finally pull in 5th.

Electric fan swap coming next... but maybe the lift first
How much were those? Both the headers and the throttle body if you don't mind be asking
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #3578
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Finally got the Undercover Fab Works Engine Skid installed! Only had it laying around for a couple of months.





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Old 03-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #3579
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Installed some LED tail lights. Nice and bright
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #3580
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Finally got the Undercover Fab Works Engine Skid installed! Only had it laying around for a couple of months.





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Old 03-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #3581
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I love the third brake light in the spare! I think it looks awesome but my friends say its gay but I say "f**k em!"


Washed and waxed her for the first time. My friends like to sit in it while I do all the work

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How can it be gayer than a rear facing snorkel?
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #3582
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Took me two hours to install EBC Yellow stuff front brake pads yesterday....difference is night and day. Rotated all four tires also.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #3583
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Alright maybe I'm a tard or maybe I'm just missing something.

Planned on putting my 1 3/4 spacers on the front today, but it didn't go as planned. I had looked around on the net for different methods, and the easiest and maybe quickest seemed to be to

1) Disconnect sway bar (easy, I have quick discos)
2) Jack up, put on jackstands (both sides I assume?)
3) Remove wheels/tires
4) Disconnect shocks at the base (just the side you're working on, or both? I was doing just the side I was on)
5) Jack up the opposite side, should droop the side you're on enough to remove coil?

Somewhere after that I must have got lost or missed a step, I couldn't remove the coil for the life of me, and it seems like plenty of people are doing it without spring compressors or the jerry rigged ratchet strap method.

Help?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #3584
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Today I didn NOTHING to my Jeep. I have all of my parts to finish my planned mods but it is still at the shop where the work is being done. The local community college shop instructor agreed to set my front gears up, but the offered to change my back axle out, set up the brakes, and now install the SYE and CV driveshaft. I wish I wouldh have had my Jeep with me this weekend, I think I could have gotten everything on including my transfer case chain and Currie upper control arms. Well, maybe they will finish it all up this week once I get the parts to him.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #3585
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Anyone have problems with their gas gauge? I had a full tank last Saturday, then that Sunday drove to church which is maybe half a mile up the road and it said I had 3/4 of a tank. Any advice would be great, thanks. Quote or pm.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:41 AM   #3586
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The first half of my tank on the gauge always seems to be gone in like 50 miles, then the rest lasts me until 200+

I've never considered it very accurate.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #3587
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How much do like your new tires I have had them on for a couple of months now and I love them. Looking forward to getting a new set. I just re mounted mine to have red letters out. What wheel did you go with"?
took it for a drive yesterday and they ride good.i really like them. i already had the crager soft 8 rims.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:05 AM   #3588
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I replaced the rear glass trim and weather strip on the hard top. I ordered the parts (set) from Morris 4x4. A PITA to remove the old trim but the glass cleaned up good with a few razor blades.

PPR, Lift Gate Trim & Weather Strip Kit PPR-TM59TM60 1 $39.99
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #3589
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Alright maybe I'm a tard or maybe I'm just missing something.

Planned on putting my 1 3/4 spacers on the front today, but it didn't go as planned. I had looked around on the net for different methods, and the easiest and maybe quickest seemed to be to

1) Disconnect sway bar (easy, I have quick discos)
2) Jack up, put on jackstands (both sides I assume?)
3) Remove wheels/tires
4) Disconnect shocks at the base (just the side you're working on, or both? I was doing just the side I was on)
5) Jack up the opposite side, should droop the side you're on enough to remove coil?

Somewhere after that I must have got lost or missed a step, I couldn't remove the coil for the life of me, and it seems like plenty of people are doing it without spring compressors or the jerry rigged ratchet strap method.

Help?
Did you remove the spring retainer clip? Mine only had it on the drivers side for some reason

The way I put my spacers in was I drove opposite wheels (front left and right rear) up on wheel ramps. Then the left front is down low enough to get the spring out once you have some everything else you mentioned

Here's the write-up I found http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tera...urs-99763.html
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #3590
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Headers were about 300 with shipping, and the throttle body will be 100 after i return the core charge. I am sure you can get them cheaper, but i needed more power...
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:52 AM   #3591
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Just placed an order with Brown Dog for the motor mount lift. One of my originals is shot so I figured why not upgrade next I'll have to replace the trans mount.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:15 PM   #3592
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Anyone have problems with their gas gauge? I had a full tank last Saturday, then that Sunday drove to church which is maybe half a mile up the road and it said I had 3/4 of a tank. Any advice would be great, thanks. Quote or pm.
The fuel gauges on TJ's are notoriously inaccurate. A bit of advice: Use your gas gauge as a general reference, but if you're looking for accuracy, go by your trip meter (which you reset at each fill up).
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #3593
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I upgraded my reverse lights. I used Walmart.com: Optronics 55w Pair Driving Light Kit: Automotive these Optronics 55w driving lights from Walmart, $19.48, and installed them in my taillight assembly where the reverse bulb was.


I removed the "light divider" and attached the driving light to this plate using the included double sided tape.

I had to "remove" the original lens to make them fit. This involoved wrapping the light in a towel and giving it a quick, light love tap with a ball peen.

I then re-installed the little plate with the light attached and wired it up.

They are a hell of a lot brighter than the factory set up. They shine through the OEM lens and spread the light nicely.




I just used the original power wire and spliced it to the power wire of the driving light. Now I know what everyone is going to say, I should have used a relay, but honestly, how long am I going to be in reverse? A few seconds at a time. Now if I decide to add some more reverse lights in the future, like on the cage, I'll wire them through a relay.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #3594
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please upload a picture of your reverse lights in action! Great idea
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #3595
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Today (Friday actually) I got a set of p.plates. They cost me $100 but they sell new for $950 so I think I grabbed a bargain

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Old 03-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #3596
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I upgraded my reverse lights. I used Walmart.com: Optronics 55w Pair Driving Light Kit: Automotive these Optronics 55w driving lights from Walmart, $19.48, and installed them in my taillight assembly where the reverse bulb was.


I removed the "light divider" and attached the driving light to this plate using the included double sided tape.

I had to "remove" the original lens to make them fit. This involoved wrapping the light in a towel and giving it a quick, light love tap with a ball peen.

I then re-installed the little plate with the light attached and wired it up.

They are a hell of a lot brighter than the factory set up. They shine through the OEM lens and spread the light nicely.




I just used the original power wire and spliced it to the power wire of the driving light. Now I know what everyone is going to say, I should have used a relay, but honestly, how long am I going to be in reverse? A few seconds at a time. Now if I decide to add some more reverse lights in the future, like on the cage, I'll wire them through a relay.

thats clever. ya post up a pic up i want to see how good they are. i might do this
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #3597
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Did you remove the spring retainer clip? Mine only had it on the drivers side for some reason

The way I put my spacers in was I drove opposite wheels (front left and right rear) up on wheel ramps. Then the left front is down low enough to get the spring out once you have some everything else you mentioned

Here's the write-up I found http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tera...urs-99763.html
That's pretty smart looking, I need some ramps though.
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That's pretty smart looking, I need some ramps though.
Yea I had to go buy a set myself, but it worked like a charm
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Get the photobucket app, it's free.
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I'll get a pic or two tonight, after dark.

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