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Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #10531
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Where is the third brake light?
A ton of people run without a third

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #10532
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mounted and wired my daylighters on the windshield then went and tried them out on the trails tonight lights work great but went down some trails i prolly shouldnt have and scratched the s**t out of both my doors ...oh well more work to follow i guess lol

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:56 PM   #10533
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Hey man that looks awesome! Where'd u snag that light
PepBoys for $14.99. Works well.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:57 PM   #10534
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A ton of people run without a third
Yeah, haven't had a 3rd brake light for a looooong time.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #10535
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PepBoys for $14.99. Works well.
What's it called and what not?? How'd u wire it
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #10536
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What's it called and what not?? How'd u wire it
PepBoys and AutoZone both carry it for the same price. Here are the links.

Pilot LED White License Plate Light | Product Details | Pep Boys
Pilot Automotive/White license plate LED light (CZ-224W) | LED Exterior Accessories | AutoZone.com_

I used plugs near the spare for when I have to take the tire off and ran the wire down my carrier...tapped into my passenger side tail light.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #10537
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Awesome thanks man
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #10538
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Today I came home to a package on my porch and opened it see that my Carr muli-purpose step came in! It took about two and a half hours to install. I removed the old chrome nerf bars and then drilled four holes in between the seat and body space of the floor and installed the mounting brackets the mounted the step! Then I painted my chrome door handles with Rust-O-leum bed liner! What a great day!

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For just a few bucks at Home Depot you can mod those steps to be removed in about 2 minutes for trail riding.
I love mine.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #10539
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Was this hard and what are you going to do for backup lights?
Not to bad need a air saw or a good hole saw, for back up lights i will mount rectangular fogs between the bumper which is not on there yet and the body.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #10540
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Today I installed my Moog ZJ tie tod and dried desperately to set my toe in using the info found on this site. I have it CLOSE but not right. I need to get the ZJ "drag link" too. MUCH better already with just half of it done tho.
The stock TJ and ZJ drag link are the same size...
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #10541
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Built a quick license plate mount for the spare tire.








So do you make sure you have the tools to remove that on hand in case of a flat? Finding a away to make it quick disco would be awesome.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #10542
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So do you make sure you have the tools to remove that on hand in case of a flat? Finding a away to make it quick disco would be awesome.
I always carry my tools with me but all it you need to remove is 2 phillips screws and 2 1/4" nuts. Literally less than 60 seconds.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #10544
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The stock TJ and ZJ drag link are the same size...
Half true, if you get one from the v8 ZJ they are thicker and also solid metal as opposed to the stock TJ one that is hollow and quite small in diameter.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #10545
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Half true, if you get one from the v8 ZJ they are thicker and also solid metal as opposed to the stock TJ one that is hollow and quite small in diameter.
Your thinking of the tie rod not the drag link... yes the v8 ZJ tie rod is beefier, but the drag link is the same. I've read a bunch of threads on this recently because I'm preparing to rebuild my front end

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #10546
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Your thinking of the tie rod not the drag link... yes the v8 ZJ tie rod is beefier, but the drag link is the same. I've read a bunch of threads on this recently because I'm preparing to rebuild my front end

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/zj-t...ap-141777.html
Okay, I just got the entire steering assembly tie rod and ends, drag link, and stabilizer (replaced with a warrior products stablizer, just couldn't get the factory of in the salvage yard) and it all seemed beefier but it's whatever.
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Okay, I just got the entire steering assembly tie rod and ends, drag link, and stabilizer (replaced with a warrior products stablizer, just couldn't get the factory of in the salvage yard) and it all seemed beefier but it's whatever.
Yeah I picked up the zj drag link today and its a little thicker then my tj one for sure. Maybe because I went with Moog and not the factory one but either way. Def way better joints on this one.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #10548
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Yeah I picked up the zj drag link today and its a little thicker then my tj one for sure. Maybe because I went with Moog and not the factory one but either way. Def way better joints on this one.
I stand corrected....
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #10549
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I stand corrected....
I think OEM for OEM you may be right. The Moog unit tho is def a little better. I'm not sure about the other guy but I didn't buy OEM.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #10550
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I think OEM for OEM you may be right. The Moog unit tho is def a little better. I'm not sure about the other guy but I didn't buy OEM.
I certainly bought OEM haha it was cheaper by far
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Found this on sat while checking things out. Welded it up and good as new. Don't know when it happened but glad I caught it before another run. Good reminder to check your vehicle out once in a while to avoid being that guy broke on the trail. I always under mine so I know this is new damage.


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:51 PM   #10553
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Wasted gas looking for a parking spot
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #10554
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Found this on sat while checking things out. Welded it up and good as new. Don't know when it happened but glad I caught it before another run. Good reminder to check your vehicle out once in a while to avoid being that guy broke on the trail. I always under mine so I know this is new damage.
That's bad!!
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Being not mechanically inclined, today I put in new floor mats, a steering wheel cover, license plate frames and ordered the extender for the spare tire mount.

I also WD40'd the heck out of the rear door (tailgate?) hinges, to no avail. It still opens and closes with the great resistance. I also learned that the upper hatch doesn't really stay up all that well and instead prefers to slowly bonk me on the head. :/
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Being not mechanically inclined, today I put in new floor mats, a steering wheel cover, license plate frames and ordered the extender for the spare tire mount.

I also WD40'd the heck out of the rear door (tailgate?) hinges, to no avail. It still opens and closes with the great resistance. I also learned that the upper hatch doesn't really stay up all that well and instead prefers to slowly bonk me on the head. :/
Use something like PB blaster or liquid wrench on the hinges WD doesn't penetrate to well....
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Installed new door pin bushings, and made a new grille for my snorkel
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That's bad!!
Yes it was. At least I got it before it broke off all the way. All welded up good now.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:01 PM   #10559
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Plasti dipped my headlight bezels. Looks amazing.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #10560
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Installed new door pin bushings, and made a new grille for my snorkel
Did u have chipping problems from the antenna smacking it?
I sure do, its missing a big chunk. What did you use? I never even thought of building my own, genius!

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