What I did to my TJ today - Page 471 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #14101
Jeeper
 
KingTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 148
Changed my upstream o2 sensors only to find out that the one they sent me for the front manifold didn't have the right connector! Turns out mine was an early 2000 production and had the same sensor as the 99 model (haven't had the jeep long and yes the sensors had never been changed!) Either way, rockauto decided to take my return even though it had been installed and are sending me the right one

__________________
MPG's? What are these things you speak of?
KingTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #14102
Jeeper
 
TJS-TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 39
Images: 2
Saved about $40.00

I had to extend my third brake light to accommodate a 33" spare tire!! I looked on line and they had brackets costing upward of $50.00!! I building on a budget went to Lowes and bought some 5/16 x 2" bolts and some 1 1/2" steel spacers and raised it myself for about $10.00!! Anyone facing this problem this is far cheaper and looks great!!!

__________________
"of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most" OZZY OSBOURNE.
TJS-TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #14103
Jeeper
 
TJS-TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 39
Images: 2
Great ideas!!! Jeep looks Great as well!!
__________________
"of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most" OZZY OSBOURNE.
TJS-TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #14104
Jeeper
 
Jwolfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvallen View Post
Swapped out interior lights to the LEDs from superbrightLEDS.com

Took off Rampage Tube Steps. Took off cargo rack. Installed MOLLE Rack from Alanjk427 (ebay).
What LEDs did you order for the dome lights?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJS-TJ View Post
I had to extend my third brake light to accommodate a 33" spare tire!! I looked on line and they had brackets costing upward of $50.00!! I building on a budget went to Lowes and bought some 5/16 x 2" bolts and some 1 1/2" steel spacers and raised it myself for about $10.00!! Anyone facing this problem this is far cheaper and looks great!!!
Do you have pictures? I'm going to need to do this soon.
Jwolfer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #14105
Jeeper
 
Afrey1209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Western Kentucky
Posts: 1,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zevman View Post

It's bed lined, so yes it's maintenance free. I just don't understand why the PO didn't do the inside? That's this weeks project.
She barely did anything to the jeep. I've had to replace all the brakes, brake lines, the tires were completely bald, rims all messed up. I'm surprised it ran. They don't come that cheap with out a reason behind it.
Afrey1209 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #14106
Jeeper
 
Jeep21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvallen View Post
Swapped out interior lights to the LEDs from superbrightLEDS.com

Took off Rampage Tube Steps. Took off cargo rack. Installed MOLLE Rack from Alanjk427 (ebay).
What leds did u use for the console? From superbrightsLEDS
Jeep21 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #14107
Jeeper
 
Jwolfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 863
Got new tires ad wheels finally! 33x12.50x15 Duratracs and 15x8 MB 72s. What an improvement. So glad I went with Duratracs vs BFG A/Ts.


Jwolfer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 07:06 PM   #14108
Jeeper
 
thedaringmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 980
Completed my CAI and removed stock airbox. Man I love the new sound
thedaringmove is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #14109
Jeeper
 
Neltronic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Irvine
Posts: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jwolfer View Post
Got new tires ad wheels finally! 33x12.50x15 Duratracs and 15x8 MB 72s. What an improvement. So glad I went with Duratracs vs BFG A/Ts.
Love those wheels.
Neltronic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #14110
Jeeper
 
gbendezu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: limestone, tn
Posts: 126
Took out two rot holes (one under the drivers side door and the other one on the seam between the rear right corner panel and right quarter panel) welded a plate on the latter and fiberglassed the drivers side one, bondo'd, sanded, primed, and painted with generic black paint because its a jeep and I like the rugged look lol
gbendezu is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #14111
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 19
washed it
TJ_again is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #14112
Jeeper
 
Afrey1209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Western Kentucky
Posts: 1,043
Bought a matching seat cover!
Afrey1209 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #14113
Jeeper
 
USAF089's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 228
Looked at it admiringly as I got in it to drive around to do some errands! Waiting on my taxes to get back so I can order some more stuff for it... just not sure what I want to do next! Probably a winch and either a bumper, or mod mine.
__________________
Just Empty Every Pocket
O|||||||O
USAF089 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #14114
Jeeper
 
rgroesbeck1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Beavercreek. OH
Posts: 181
Actually yesterday. Changed soundbar and dash speakers using the Kicker replacements from Quadratec. Sounds very good. Wanted to get the console mounted subwoofer done, ran out of time. That will be a good one for next weekend. JWolf -- like those wheels and tires. I like the shiny look on a dark vehicle and went that way myself.
rgroesbeck1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #14115
Jeeper
 
JPetru82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vallejo, Ca.
Posts: 735
new alternator:


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4057042791.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	143.6 KB
ID:	217989
JPetru82 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #14116
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
willybTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 293
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by WingingIt74 View Post
Here's what my boys and I did this weekend.
Man, that is awesome wrenching with your kids. I worked on vw bugs as a kid with my dad, and now I'm 30+ and it's still awesome working with him on my jeep.
__________________
_____________________________
Some videos of my Jeep Installs

Life is Good.
willybTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #14117
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Finished crossmember (forgot to take a pic of the finished painted product)



Finished welding and painting the 8.8. This was a primered pic. I like it better than the pic I took of it black.



Got halfway through my SYE. My Tcase is in pieces across the shop.

I was given the keys to the shop so I'l be back tomorrow to get everything back in the rig, order a rear shaft and get brake lines run for the 8.8.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #14118
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 41
i laid down some bed liner in the tub. just for the hell of it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo copy.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	227.0 KB
ID:	218074   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo copy 4.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	221.2 KB
ID:	218075  

Click image for larger version

Name:	photo copy 3.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	222.2 KB
ID:	218076   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo copy 2.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	226.2 KB
ID:	218077  

graz1214 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #14119
Jeeper
 
Afrey1209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Western Kentucky
Posts: 1,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by graz1214 View Post
i laid down some bed liner in the tub. just for the hell of it.
Is that roll on or spray on? How hard was it to do?
Afrey1209 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 01:07 AM   #14120
Jeeper
 
BirminghamTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 120
Call me crazy, but I want a laser strobe for my roof. Why?...

...why not?
__________________
Click Here for My Build

2001 TJ Sahara / 33" Trail Grappler / BB / BA Roof Rack / BA Rear Bumper / Generic 50" 180w LED light bar (Spot) / 3x Generic LED lights (2 front, 1 reverse) / Olympic 4x4 Basher front bumper / Smittybuilt C-RES / Lots of daystar rockers (soon to be replaced with custom switch pod, little trinkets here and there /Keep Calm and Chive On!
BirminghamTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 05:34 AM   #14121
Jeeper
 
Wrangler2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: F'burg, Virginia
Posts: 224
Instead of "What I did to my TJ" how about what I want to do? I've come to the realization that with it being 10 years old and right at 200K miles and having kids, horses, and the wife modification that I will never be able to drop 2K on the kit I want. I either need to uninstall the wife mod or go in small steps. This year my goal will be rims, JKS 1.25 body lift, 1" motor mount, Clayton 2 piece main skid and JKS quick discos.
Wrangler2003 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 05:36 AM   #14122
Jeeper
 
Wrangler2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: F'burg, Virginia
Posts: 224
On the topic of my above post. With MML and Clayton skid, that shouldn't raise my drivetrain enough that I need a SYE yet should I?
Wrangler2003 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #14123
Jeeper
 
Commando Solo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrangler2003 View Post
On the topic of my above post. With MML and Clayton skid, that shouldn't raise my drivetrain enough that I need a SYE yet should I?
All tummy tucks require an SYE and CV driveshaft
__________________
Will
Forest Green Pearl TJ
4.0L/ 5 speed/ Rampage Soft Top
3" SL/1.25" BL/1" MML
Warn Rear/ ARB full width front Bumper
33x11 Wrangler MTR Kevlar/16" Ultrastar rims
Engo 12k cable
Commando Solo is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #14124
Jeeper
 
Wrangler2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: F'burg, Virginia
Posts: 224
Well sheeeeet
Wrangler2003 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #14125
Jeeper
 
Jwolfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 863
I raised my third brake light before work this morning because I am going to pick up a matching spare for my new tires this afternoon. It only cost me about $10 in hardware. These Duratracs are awesome!

Jwolfer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #14126
Jeeper
 
mvallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jwolfer View Post
What LEDs did you order for the dome lights?
Dome Lights = 578 LED Bulb - 9 LED Festoon

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep21 View Post
What leds did u use for the console? From superbrightsLEDS
Console Lights = NEOx LED Bulb - High Power Instrument Panel LED

Here's a screen pic of my order.

Hope that helps.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	LEDs.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	165.0 KB
ID:	218304  
mvallen is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #14127
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Billings mt
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jwolfer View Post
Got new tires ad wheels finally! 33x12.50x15 Duratracs and 15x8 MB 72s. What an improvement. So glad I went with Duratracs vs BFG A/Ts.


@Jwolfer, what size lift do you have with the duratracs? Im picking up a set this weekend as well.
Little Bear is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #14128
Newb
 
Williams883's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Installed a best top trek top nx.
Williams883 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #14129
Jeeper
 
richsipe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 157
Opened my Smittybuilt Compressor - The crazy Amazon deal one that actually arrived early! Man that thing is a BEAST! I was super impressed by it so far. Will put it through some paces this weekend maybe.
__________________
My Rebuild Thread is here
richsipe is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #14130
Jeeper
 
Jwolfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Bear View Post
@Jwolfer, what size lift do you have with the duratracs? Im picking up a set this weekend as well.
All it has so far is a 2" BB and Bilstein 5100s. I am installing the 1.25" BL and MML soon.

Jwolfer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One Problem After Another Today :( vin211 TJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-10-2014 09:42 PM
Officially a JEEP owner today rico334 TJ General Discussion Forum 24 12-17-2013 02:36 AM
Tops switch today mishel JK General Discussion Forum 4 06-23-2009 02:00 PM
Today is my Anniversary! jeeptales Off-Topic 13 04-03-2006 02:44 PM


» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC