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Old 04-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #121
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Update:

Over spring break I got the rear 2" BDS springs and 5100's in. Of course that was a PITA and took way longer than planned. Nothing ever goes easy for me.




Wheeled it last weekend at URE. Muddy as all hell. Any trail with a clay hill was all but impassible. Even going down here required a tow, and for me, a winch. The ditch and some ruts kept shooting everyone into the ditch. The YJ got towed over without sliding off (barely) but I wasn't so lucky. Slid off until it was teetering and I had to run a winch line up the hill to get it back on the trail. We ran a snatch block for the next TJ to keep the front end up the hill as it went over the hump.



Only major damage was a 2nd destroyed tie rod (this was a few month old ZJ tie rod, so I had to work to kill it so fast) which we managed to pull back into driveable shape by tying it to a tree with a strap and backing up a few times. Still driving on it (no sense in destroying a 3rd one at the Jamboree) but it will be replaced. I had to power wash it forever to get the ungodly amount of mud off of it. Then washed it.




This week I received and installed new dash and HVAC bulbs from SuperbrightLEDs. Half of the old ones were burnt out or flickering.

This shows one of the old 2 LEDs on the right and the new 1 LED on the left.



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Soooo much better not having the center of the cluster strobing in my face at night.

Now, I have a very expired tag. I am beyond due for inspection but I've been battling a p0432 code. I finally submitted and ordered a new Magnaflow downpipe from Kolak (of JF fame) which is being shipped from Magnaflow in Cali. Today I went by the DMV office down the street and got myself a 10 day Operation Without Inspection/Registration Permit issued. Now it's street legal again and I can drive to the Jamboree. Once the downpipe comes in, a local muffler shop will be doing the install. Since I had both new upstream sensors (to clear their codes that actually went away on their own with a PCM reset) (the stock B1S1 is currently stuck and semi-stripped, hoping the shop can get it out and the new one in), I decided to throw the shop a bone and order both downstream as well so they wouldn't have to fight getting the old stockers out of the old downpipe.

Finally, I recently won a HiLift from Raleigh 4WP and I received confirmation that the Steinjager quick discos I'll be product testing shipped yesterday.

And just loving this weather:


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Old 04-03-2014, 05:34 PM   #122
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Also, the 10A is now sitting on a 2.5" AEV lift with Bilstein 5100's. He already regrets the tires due to their E rating.




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Old 04-03-2014, 08:50 PM   #123
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I know it was 4 pages ago, but what size hole saw did you use to put your tail lights in?
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:32 PM   #124
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I know it was 4 pages ago, but what size hole saw did you use to put your tail lights in?
More like 2 years ago . But I believe it was a 4.5". Other writeups agree.
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More like 2 years ago . But I believe it was a 4.5". Other writeups agree.
Sweet, thanks.
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Sweet, thanks.
No prob.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:27 PM   #127
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So recently, I bought and installed Crown HD steering to last until I swap the Waggy, stripped and retinted my turn signals which look great now, and fixed my homemade 3rd brake light with new SuperbrightLED LEDs.







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Old 06-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #128
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RE trackbar with new Moog bushing and Barnes Heim to fix my death wobble and new tailgate and tramp stamp.




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