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Old 05-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #16741
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Did you get a used one or a new one. I'm considering this swap since mine has play in it

Many people use it as a replacement as the internal components are more stout than the TJ OE box.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #16742
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that article was pretty interesting. thanks

something to keep in the back of my mind if i ever step up to 35's i guess.
Anything 31s and up, if you have to replace the steering box because it goes out (like mine) might as well upgrade. I mean a buddy runs 35s and stock steering box with no problems. In running 31s and destroyed mine. Of course his doesn't get driven a lot and mine is my DD. it's only $30 after discounts to do a Durango one over the wrangler one. Good luck finding one in stock though. I found the only one in stock (Durango or wrangler) within 75 miles of me. Luckily it was the Durango one I needed

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #16743
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Anything 31s and up, if you have to replace the steering box because it goes out (like mine) might as well upgrade. I mean a buddy runs 35s and stock steering box with no problems. In running 31s and destroyed mine. Of course his doesn't get driven a lot and mine is my DD. it's only $30 after discounts to do a Durango one over the wrangler one. Good luck finding one in stock though. I found the only one in stock (Durango or wrangler) within 75 miles of me. Luckily it was the Durango one I needed
im riding on 33's and have been for about a year now. no problems so far. (when i did my engine swap i put in a brand new power steering pump too)
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Anything 31s and up, if you have to replace the steering box because it goes out (like mine) might as well upgrade. I mean a buddy runs 35s and stock steering box with no problems. In running 31s and destroyed mine. Of course his doesn't get driven a lot and mine is my DD. it's only $30 after discounts to do a Durango one over the wrangler one. Good luck finding one in stock though. I found the only one in stock (Durango or wrangler) within 75 miles of me. Luckily it was the Durango one I needed
What year Durango is recommended? Seems like I read that once but lost it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #16745
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LiteDot LED non recessed tail light. We're kind of a pain because my tail lights were spliced in with a wiring harness and all the wires were different from the directions lol. Took me about 2 hours just to figure that out. So far super happy with the quality and they look and function great.
Those look great, but the price is just too much for me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #16746
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Those look great, but the price is just too much for me.
That's why I went the Walmart route.....
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:25 PM   #16747
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Anything 31s and up, if you have to replace the steering box because it goes out (like mine) might as well upgrade. I mean a buddy runs 35s and stock steering box with no problems. In running 31s and destroyed mine. Of course his doesn't get driven a lot and mine is my DD. it's only $30 after discounts to do a Durango one over the wrangler one. Good luck finding one in stock though. I found the only one in stock (Durango or wrangler) within 75 miles of me. Luckily it was the Durango one I needed
They have them in stock around here but there's also the core charge since I won't have a durango box to return. What discount did you get? You're an employee or what?

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #16748
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painted headlight bezels with truck liner, subtle and easy

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #16749
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Took it in for an alignment after installing the lift. The shop snapped one of my camber bolts off and is replacing it. I told them that wasn't the first bolt snapped off on that TJ, nor would it be that last!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #16750
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Installed my new bumper, ready to tow the toys this weekend!
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installed a jeep logo light
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How did you do that?? Looks awesome!
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installed a jeep logo light
thats professional-cool status right there. awesome!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #16755
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installed a jeep logo light
Got my vote for this week's coolest (non-off road use) upgrade so far.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #16756
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Okay... You've got to give up the info on how that was done! :-)
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #16757
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Allright I want one tell me how to get or make one...can't be that hard but I will, "install a proven part rather than try to build my own."
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #16758
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Way cool... I'm with everyone else, gotta know how.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #16759
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #16760
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I want one, too. Very cool.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #16761
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jeepers creepers...i just updated my jeep expenses spreadsheet, and scared myself with how much money i have into this beast. and theres still SO MUCH MORE that i wanna do tp it. i wish i had a money tree.
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Installed a PA system and started pricing more mods
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What/where is that bumper from?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #16764
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Installed a PA system and started pricing more mods
found a cheapy one on amazon for $9 that im considering getting now solely for the purpose of calling out JKs who dont wave...

also, rewired all my lights and my CB today, so now im all back together.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #16765
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #16766
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I changed all exterior lights to LEDS today. Maybe not worth the cash but they are brighter than stock.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #16767
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Picked it up from Ken's Off Road with new 4 in lift
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:42 PM   #16768
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I think I saw the jeep logo light on eBay the other day and was kinda hesitant. Although after seeing it on a jeep, definitely will have to put one on my LJ!
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #16769
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Changed the oil, bench bled the master cylinder, bled the brake lines, primed and rattle-canned the door handles and cowl panel.
Sure it might not match exactly, but I think it adds personality. :P
I'm thinking for future larger paint touch-ups I'm going to cut out various band-aid stencils from cardboard and leave little Black "bandages".
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I tattoo'd a guys inside elbows with hinges once...then I tatttoo'd the same guy with band-aids on his outer elbows...It makes me think that I should paint all my hinges like band-aids...I just think it would look funny...

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