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Old 10-31-2010, 06:05 PM   #61
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haha nevermind i just relized you took them off

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Old 10-31-2010, 08:30 PM   #62
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haha nevermind i just relized you took them off
hahaha....I just read your first post and thought...man, this guy totally didn't see where I was going with this.


I just sold the suspension lift kit. The guy came to buy some 2" coil spacers I have on Craigslist. He saw the 4" kit and decided he wanted that. Works for me!!

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hahaha....I just read your first post and thought...man, this guy totally didn't see where I was going with this.

I just sold the suspension lift kit. The guy came to buy some 2" coil spacers I have on Craigslist. He saw the 4" kit and decided he wanted that. Works for me!!
Hey from the last pics of your jeep it looks like the front is a little bit higher than the rear now, I'd put a tape on it to see but I agree don't think you will need the spacers up front!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:33 PM   #64
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The angle of the driveway does make it appear that way. I think it is pretty darn level though. I was looking at it in the level parking garage at work this morning (as someone asked me if I got a new Jeep) and without taking a tape measure to it, I'm not sure it could be more level.

I have a return customer that is looking to add a 3/4" spacer to the front of her LJ (already lifted 4") and add a steering stabilizer, so I might just 'sell' them to her to save her on the shipping of a part she was going to order anyway.
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The angle of the driveway does make it appear that way. I think it is pretty darn level though. I was looking at it in the level parking garage at work this morning (as someone asked me if I got a new Jeep) and without taking a tape measure to it, I'm not sure it could be more level.

I have a return customer that is looking to add a 3/4" spacer to the front of her LJ (already lifted 4") and add a steering stabilizer, so I might just 'sell' them to her to save her on the shipping of a part she was going to order anyway.
Ok I was thinking after I posted, it could have been the angle of the pic/driveway making it look that way!! Also if I want to level my front up all you use is a 3/4 spacer up front and do I leave the factory one in there with it or take that one out and use just the new 3/4 one?
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #66
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I am about to begin breaking down my priority list of parts. While I can't wait to get this pig on 37s, there are a lot of little 'do-dad' things I would like to take care of in the meantime. The step to 37s is more of a jump if done right, and that's the route I'm going.

I am currently missing some creature comforts that will certainly fall to the way-side once axles are being built and drivelines are worked. While some things don't have an effect on how a Jeep performs on or offroad, they are important in my overall build-up of a complete package.

The lanterns I have to call headlights are on my list of things to be replaced soon. I will be going with an HID setup. I will use the IPF housings and an HID kit from DDM Tuning. Both are some of the best products available in their respective product genre.

I would also like to get a set or two of auxillary lights mounted. The HID headlights will have incredible output, but a set of IPF 968s on the windshield will be a great assisting light source.

I don't have a center console, which pretty much means my 'secure' storage is limited to the factory glove box, and we all know how un-secure that is. I plan on a Tuffy full console.

I would also like to go ahead with the Tuffy glove box.

My 8-year old Pioneer CD player face plate was stollen a couple weeks ago. I have picked out a SWEET Alpine that I plan to mount in its place.
I am going to build an in-seat rear seat sub enclosure for a single 10" sub to regain the minimal space behind the back seat.

I am going to ditch the carpet in favor of spray-in bedliner...sprayed in by yours truly.

I need new brakes all around and a new radiator. These really are priorities, but they are funded through our annual vehicle expense fund, so they will just happen.
I figure I will replace the t-stat, water pump, and hoses when I do the radiator. I guess you'd say that I would be stupid not to.


After those items, I will start with armor and safety.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:47 AM   #67
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Pretty sweet jeep you got here! Good work
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:41 AM   #68
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Thanks! I've got a long way to go, but I am happy where I sit with it now.
I feel like from this point out, it's all my work.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #69
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Just wanted to say thanks for the help with the flairs, I did the front flairs, the bumper, the mirrors, and the tub. With the flairs I used the flat black krylon fusion, and the with everything else I used Rustoleum flat black. I like the way it all came out, when we get another nice sunny day I'll take pics and post them up...

My next project is getting the dash board out and painting it black as well, but I'm having problems getting the side with the airbag off...Any suggestions/tips?
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #70
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No problem! I hoped that I could help. A few bucks in spray paint goes a long way. If/when it chips or fades, you know what it takes to do it over again.

I have never fully removed a dash before so I can't help there. Good luck with that paint job though. I know you will find certain parts to be difficult to get good results with. The airbag cover and grab handle will be very sticky for a while after you finish painting them.

The previous owner of my second TJ had spray painted the interior of my second TJ. It did not hold up very well. I had planned to replace the whole thing with an agate colored dash from ebay, but I sold the Jeep before getting to that.



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Old 11-09-2010, 08:28 PM   #71
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JKS 1.25" body lift and Rough Country 1" motor mount lift are in hand and waiting for me to have time to install them.


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Old 12-29-2010, 09:30 AM   #72
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I got some goodies for Christmas!

Alpine CDA-117 - headunit
Kicker KS5250 - for soundbar
Tuffy Conceal Carry Drawer - under seat
KC Hilites windshield light mounts

Anxious to get a spare moment to get this stuff installed.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:09 AM   #73
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The Tuffy Conceal Carry drawer and KC light brackets came in yesterday.
Everything is getting installed this weekend.

I am VERY impressed with the Tuffy box....not that I am surprised, but it is bigger/longer than I thought it would be (that's what she said). There is tons of storage space in this thing.


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:04 AM   #74
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Tuffy makes good stuff. If you want it secure, Tuffy is the way to go.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #75
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I took a few moments this morning and installed the new Alpine deck. I've got a lot to learn with it, but I am already loving it!







I also installed the Kicker KS5250 5.25" speakers in the soundbar. It's hard to express how much better these sound than the 6.5" Pioneers they replaced.





These are the slightly older model of Kicker KS5250s that I have been running in the dash. It's because of these that I decided to go with another pair for the soundbar. I plan to swap these out for the newer model (same as the soundbar) just for the sake of starting fresh with both pair....and because they are only $50 right now @ crutchfield.com.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #76
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I went to install my "flip seat" Tuffy Conceal/Carry drawer this weekend. Turns out I have a flip and fold/tumble seat bracket. DOH!
I never bothered to look; the seat never tumbled so I didn't figure I had that bracket. Turns out I do, it just doesn't work.

After talking to a friend, I think I am going to keep the Tuffy drawer and swap my bracket out for a non-tumble version. I don't need my driver's seat to fold into the dash as no one will sit behind me (I'm 6'5"), and I would rather have the larger Tuffy drawer version.

So now I need to fix this bracket so I can fold the seat forward to access the rear bolts, and I need to find a standard seat bracket.

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I've got the standard seat bracket. I'll trade ya. I better check and make sure mine isn't just broken too!!! Although I've had it out a few times and 99.999% sure I have the standard.

Does is slide and tilt or just slide? Fixing it isn't tough. Since I have the Tuffy console, there's really only 1 thing I'd need the drawer for. Okay, 2.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:34 AM   #78
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Paul, it slides forward and the seatback tilts. It just doesn't lift up toward the steering wheel like it should.
I didn't realize that I had this bracket until I was trying to access the rear bolts to install the bracket. I could see the Torx bolt, but couldn't move the seat to get to it. Then I realized: dang! I have a folding seat....it just doesn't fold.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #79
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Just to keep this thread up to date with the other forum it's on......

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Any new updates?
None that I would really like to post......but I will.
I'm getting new brakes. Haha. Whether I needed them or not, I'm getting new brakes, wheel studs, and lug nuts this weekend....because NOW I need them.

Driving home Thursday evening doing 65mph in the fast lane, my driver's front tire flew off. I think the lug nuts failed. The studs were pushed back, loose behind the rotor/hub, but the threads were not messed up at all.

My buddy was also on his way home and stopped to give me a hand. We jacked it up, pulled three of the studs through, and mounted the spare tire with the 3 spare tire lugs. It was enough to get me home to get it on jack stands.






Unfortunately, that is my only update for now. We are selling our house and in the process of having one built. The new house is taking all the extra time, attention, and money. I suppose part of that could be considered a Jeep update.....the new house has a 3-car garage!!

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I have not had much time at all to work on the Jeep. I am ready to have it all fixed and back on the road...just need a couple spare moments.

I did however take the caliper and rotor off. I am glad I did because it exposed a couple parts that I needed to order from the dealership.
I knocked the three studs that are left, loose. I tried to remove them, but there is not enough room. From what I understand after a quick search last night, to get those out and the new studs in, I have to unbolt the shaft from the axle tube to gain enough clearance.
The tails of the three bolts that hold all of that together were obviously damaged when the wheel went flying. I figure it was the loose wheel studs that hit against them and messed them up.
I think I can cut the tips of two of them off so I can remove them, but the third was cut and ground smooth. I have a feeling that one is going to be a severe PITA to get out.
I called the dealership this morning and they have the 3 bolts on hand, so I won't have to wait for those to come in. I am leaving work early today, so I hope to get a good head start on working on it.





Check out all the holes in the rotor.....



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Nice carnage. Glad to hear you pulled safely off the road.



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Old 02-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #82
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It's back on the road. I replaced the studs and the brakes. The driver's side pads are rubbing on the rotor. I've tried two different brands of rotors and have installed a new caliper.

When I turn the wheel, there is a loud scratch. I think the caliper mount is bent putting constant pressure on the rotor.

For the time being, I put the worn rotor from the passenger side on just to get me around until I do more fixing.

I have a buddy that has a spare driver's side knuckle. I am thinking that will fix my problem.
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I FINALLY got around to installing the Tuffy Conceal Carry drawer. My friend Paul hooked me up with a seat bracket swap. I had the fold and tumble and he had the standard tilt bracket. I wanted the full length drawer more than the fold and tumble function, and he wanted it, so it was an easy swap for us.





The drawer is about 16.5" long when full extended and about 7" wide. Tons of space for those little expensive things like radio faceplates, sunglasses, Ipod, etc.

I cut a piece of non-slip drawer liner to keep stuff from....slipping.

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On another note....the house is coming along. They poured the flatwork on Friday. It will be easier to explain with the updated picture of it, but they had to curve the driveway portion for the 3rd car garage to go around the fire hidrant.....as opposed to a full 3-car width driveway. I talked to the 'super' about it and he said it would be the cost of a small car to have the hidrant moved. So it is what it is.


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Looooks awwwwesome.

Anything good quality for sale let me know. All stock TJ here
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What do you mean it was an easy swap? I don't have a seat bracket yet?

That drawer is HUGE!!!!!!! I'm kinda wishing I would have kept my brackets now!

I assume they make one for the fold and tumble too, but do you think it has enough room to hold what I'd want it to hold?
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What do you mean it was an easy swap? I don't have a seat bracket yet?

That drawer is HUGE!!!!!!! I'm kinda wishing I would have kept my brackets now!

I assume they make one for the fold and tumble too, but do you think it has enough room to hold what I'd want it to hold?
HAHA...just emailed you the tracking info on my bracket....all 22 pounds of it.

It is large; probably larger than I need, but it is nice having the space since that is currently my only real lockable storage (not counting the stock glovebox).

They do make one for the fold-n-tumble, but it is about half the size (depth). It should still be big enough to hold what you might need it for.
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I got your email. I'm just messing with you. Weather has sucked here anyway the last few days.

Since I have the Tuffy console, the FnT version would probably be just the ticket.

Now to find some non-standard seats to drop into it!

Alpine looks good. If you decide you want XM, I have an XM receiver for Alpine that I'm not using that you're welcome to have. You'll just have to activate it.

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HAHA...just emailed you the tracking info on my bracket....all 22 pounds of it.

It is large; probably larger than I need, but it is nice having the space since that is currently my only real lockable storage (not counting the stock glovebox).

They do make one for the fold-n-tumble, but it is about half the size (depth). It should still be big enough to hold what you might need it for.
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I need to get one of those drawers. Could you take a pic with something of standard size for referance? Thanks
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Here are some standard sized items.....faceplate, faceplate case, sunglasses, pen, CD.
Forgive the bad cell phone pic.

(drawer fully extended)


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