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Old 06-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #6361
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Lucky.... I broke the tip off a torx bit trying to get mine off.... They still aren't off....
I guess I just got lucky then

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #6362
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Now get ready for some fun.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:02 AM   #6363
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Man throwing a tarp off and on all the time just to go doorless seems like a huge hassle.
It's all about 55gallon trash bags! Nice and dry!


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Old 06-07-2012, 12:28 AM   #6364
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It's all about 55gallon trash bags! Nice and dry!


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Heh, I saw those pics elsewhere on these boards recently. I was only able to find 40-something gallon bags, had to use two per seat. Really though, after the rain totally let up today, the tarp's done its job just fine, and I can't argue with the relative ease of set up/take down compared to the other things I've tried thus far. To each their own, eh? (Where's the :beer: or :cheers: smiley when you need it?)
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #6365
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I went and found a huge motocross playground that I turned onto a jeep playground! Found a nice spot to do a flex test too!.... 15 inches!
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #6366
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Air Filter

Anyone know how much horse power a K&N RF-1045 Universal Air Filter gives out? Here's a picture link, but nothing about hp.

K&N® RF-1045 - Round Tapered Air Filter (3.5" F x 5.5" B x 4" D x 8" L)
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:54 AM   #6367
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It's not that bad really. Only 8 attachment points, 4 of which are just hooks, the other four are loosely screwed on wingnuts. When I'm doorless, even if I throw the top up, the seats still get nice and wet. I could keep the two-piece doors and the back windows in the trunk-area, but then I lose most of my trunk-space. And I'd have to take my mirrors off to put the lower half of the doors on... Talk about a huge hassle! The other alternative is to trashbag the seats&wheel, but even that takes more work to set up and remove than the tarp.
I got the trail cover for when it rains here. They don't cost that much and fit real well.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:04 AM   #6368
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I went and found a huge motocross playground that I turned onto a jeep playground! Found a nice spot to do a flex test too!.... 15 inches!


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Old 06-07-2012, 01:08 AM   #6369
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Pictures didn't upload....the TJ also watched while I did this to my DD......

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Those are sweet pictures. What kind of wheels do you have? Your spare is different?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #6370
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Yes my spare has a different rim...I'm not sure on the wheels. This shows them better though...I love them.

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:27 AM   #6371
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Yes my spare has a different rim...I'm not sure on the wheels. This shows them better though...I love them.
I know your spare wheel is a pro comp. I'll look for the other 4 wheels.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #6372
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Yes my spare has a different rim...I'm not sure on the wheels. This shows them better though...I love them.
Did you buy them from someone or did you paint them?
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:37 AM   #6373
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I got the trail cover for when it rains here. They don't cost that much and fit real well.
Oof, $100+? In the grand scheme of things, it's really not a bad price. But I'm just a broke, should-have-graduated-a-few-years-ago, college student, so the $15 price tag on my tarp&hardware is much more attractive
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I also have a CJ with no top and I lost the doors somewhere and we can use it to cover both if we need to. The wind doesn't affect it at all but you need to put something to hold up the middle so water doesn't weigh it down and drop all of it into the cab. It happened to me once and I ended up having 4 inches of water in there with only 1/2 an inch of rain.
I can keep my seat dry w my tarp but my main thing is my seatbelt gets wet. The water gets down in the place it rolls up into u. Any ideas??
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:25 AM   #6375
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I got the trail cover for when it rains here. They don't cost that much and fit real well.
+1... love my Best Top Trail Cover. However, the only complaint I have is the back loops don't work with the LED tail lights and the Die-Tech mirror brackets as well as the snorkel get a smidge in the way. Those 3 items are easy to adapt and overcome though...
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #6376
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Anyone know how much horse power a K&N RF-1045 Universal Air Filter gives out? Here's a picture link, but nothing about hp.

K&N® RF-1045 - Round Tapered Air Filter (3.5" F x 5.5" B x 4" D x 8" L)
Zero HP. The stock intake gives the 4.0L more than enough air, and the CAI wont even be supplying cold air since its a couple of inches above the engine block.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #6377
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Considering cost to buy overhead console I'm going to try my hand at building one. Should be a nice project to knock out this weekend and I can put that little POS Harbor Freight welder to use.
Last night, bought 2 4ft pieces of 1 inch square tube and a 2 ft square of 22gauge sheet. Took a few preliminary measurements and the normal standing, looking, mentally picturing design with a beer.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #6378
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Considering cost to buy overhead console I'm going to try my hand at building one. Should be a nice project to knock out this weekend and I can put that little POS Harbor Freight welder to use.
Last night, bought 2 4ft pieces of 1 inch square tube and a 2 ft square of 22gauge sheet. Took a few preliminary measurements and the normal standing, looking, mentally picturing design with a beer.
Have fun welding the 22 to it with that welder. Your going to burn through almost instantly
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #6379
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Did you buy them from someone or did you paint them?
They're plasti dipped. They used to be chrome.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #6380
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Considering cost to buy overhead console I'm going to try my hand at building one. Should be a nice project to knock out this weekend and I can put that little POS Harbor Freight welder to use.
Last night, bought 2 4ft pieces of 1 inch square tube and a 2 ft square of 22gauge sheet. Took a few preliminary measurements and the normal standing, looking, mentally picturing design with a beer.
please post pics of the build! id like to see how this turns out. im a big do-it-yourself-er haha
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #6381
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Today I finally upgraded my injectors to some 4 hole 784's and what a difference it made in throttle response and smoothed out the engine's idle.. I'll post up if there any mpg improvement... I know this is a big thing with xj owners do but I haven't seen anything about tj's so has anyone else done a injector upgrade
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Have fun welding the 22 to it with that welder. Your going to burn through almost instantly
That is a concern, I had a battle with welding in a new muffler
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #6383
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please post pics of the build! id like to see how this turns out. im a big do-it-yourself-er haha
I can do a few pics, I'm doing nothing fancy just need a place to mount a full chassis CB and make room for future switches and such
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Today I finally upgraded my injectors to some 4 hole 784's and what a difference it made in throttle response and smoothed out the engine's idle.. I'll post up if there any mpg improvement... I know this is a big thing with xj owners do but I haven't seen anything about tj's so has anyone else done a injector upgrade
For what reasons do the XJ owners do it? I'm intrigued with 187,000 miles I could use new injectors I'm sure
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For what reasons do the XJ owners do it? I'm intrigued with 187,000 miles I could use new injectors I'm sure
The upgrade is the 4 hole spray you get with with the 784's over the stocks 1 hole other than that they have the same flow so you just get more of a mist than a spray and inturn you get better throttle response and a smoother idle... When I owned a xj and was on the XJ forum's this topic was everywhere and I've just never noticed anything on the tj forums
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Painted rear flares to match my MCE fenders up front. Thanks to index cards and rolling stone magazine.
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Zero HP. The stock intake gives the 4.0L more than enough air, and the CAI wont even be supplying cold air since its a couple of inches above the engine block.
I bought the Jeep with the air intake in it. He said about 18 extra horses. So how much hp do i have? That's the only engine upgrade.
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They're plasti dipped. They used to be chrome.
Hah, are they Dick Cepek wheels? I thought they were but Dick's have 6 spoke not 5.
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Looks like that spray on bed liner is "the thing" to do. Does it stick to anything? Anyone have any peeling issues yet?
I actually took out my back seat, and did my "tailgate" --everything behind my front seats. also did my door "skidplates" they look pretty sharp, and no peeling yet! seemed to get harder and harder as it set up. I used Duplicolor Bed Armor. Water-based, but very pleased.
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I bought the Jeep with the air intake in it. He said about 18 extra horses. So how much hp do i have? That's the only engine upgrade.
Impossible to know for sure without a dyno but the 4.0L is rated to 190hp. A CAI won't do anything for it unless you're actually getting cold air.

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