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Today 10:00 AM
echo2
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Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc View Post
Hey echo how do you like those battery connectors? I have been looking at them for a while now. TIA!
So far so good.....They are definitely solid and have multiple connection points. Little pricy but it's a jeep....everything can be a little pricy....

I had to get post shim....but no noticeable difference in connectivity.

In short...I'd buy them again for another vehicle.
Today 09:49 AM
Rewind
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptoncannon View Post
Replaced my battery terminal connectors. After looking around, I couldn't find a write up on replacing the terminals so I came up with this.

I just bought the terminals from advanced auto for like $6. They have 2 bolts on the top, not necessarily intended for this use but there is a good connection regardless. They were coated so I had to grind the coating off the top with a bench grinder so a connection could be made. Anything could easily do that though, even a knife. Then I bought the 4 ga. battery lugs from autozone for I think $3.50 for a set of 2, you need 4 lugs in all. Then I just cut wiring from existing corroded terminals, pulled the insulation back, and crimped the lugs on and bolted it all together. Very simple fix and I like it because now I have an easy way to take my battery off!

Only did the negative terminal though.. Tan out of daylight yesterday. Positive will be the hardest because the bolt is stripped and terminals are melted... That will be done tonight

I'm interested in this. I read a few reviews that said the terminals would not stay tight. Let us know how this works in the long run!!!
Today 09:37 AM
jeff_in_rc Hey echo how do you like those battery connectors? I have been looking at them for a while now. TIA!
Today 09:14 AM
echo2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptoncannon View Post
Replaced my battery terminal connectors. After looking around, I couldn't find a write up on replacing the terminals so I came up with this.

I just bought the terminals from advanced auto for like $6. They have 2 bolts on the top, not necessarily intended for this use but there is a good connection regardless. They were coated so I had to grind the coating off the top with a bench grinder so a connection could be made. Anything could easily do that though, even a knife. Then I bought the 4 ga. battery lugs from autozone for I think $3.50 for a set of 2, you need 4 lugs in all. Then I just cut wiring from existing corroded terminals, pulled the insulation back, and crimped the lugs on and bolted it all together. Very simple fix and I like it because now I have an easy way to take my battery off!

Only did the negative terminal though.. Tan out of daylight yesterday. Positive will be the hardest because the bolt is stripped and terminals are melted... That will be done tonight
Are you going to cover the pos. side with a barrier of any type?

I changed mine out a while back with these....



I ordered a piece of red Kydex to make a snap on cover for the pos side....just in case.
Today 07:45 AM
Fullback40 Such a simple yet highly useful mod.
Today 07:15 AM
ptoncannon And I do know that the cable lugs I took a picture of were for 2 ga. Wire. I just didn't know what to buy so I bought a few things.
Today 07:13 AM
ptoncannon Replaced my battery terminal connectors. After looking around, I couldn't find a write up on replacing the terminals so I came up with this.

I just bought the terminals from advanced auto for like $6. They have 2 bolts on the top, not necessarily intended for this use but there is a good connection regardless. They were coated so I had to grind the coating off the top with a bench grinder so a connection could be made. Anything could easily do that though, even a knife. Then I bought the 4 ga. battery lugs from autozone for I think $3.50 for a set of 2, you need 4 lugs in all. Then I just cut wiring from existing corroded terminals, pulled the insulation back, and crimped the lugs on and bolted it all together. Very simple fix and I like it because now I have an easy way to take my battery off!

Only did the negative terminal though.. Tan out of daylight yesterday. Positive will be the hardest because the bolt is stripped and terminals are melted... That will be done tonight
Yesterday 09:36 PM
BillyTheKid Finished up brake job which included front and back rotors, pads, extended brake hoses, calipers, parking brake shoes, parking brake cables then washed it.
Yesterday 07:23 PM
Ron2003x
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Originally Posted by Blaine_A View Post
Bought it! A couple years ago I had an 05 sport that I rolled, then built a 96 Xj which I just sold. Picked up this cherry little 03 Rubicon, appears to be stock with what looks to be a synergy cage. The kicker.... It's a 2003 with only 25k miles!
That's awsome! Bought my '03 X in 2012, it had 29k on it. (HAD...). 98k now, almost broke in!!!
Yesterday 05:25 PM
NYjeeper_TJ
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
Does rear defrost work? if not its probably the relay. Also visual checks on fuses doesn't always work. Need a continuity tester or volt meter. Sorry to preach if you're already doing that......
I haven't. I have a soft top so I can't check the defrost easily. Just odd that they both don't have power. The problem is I have no clue as to what fuses to look at. I washed it today though
Yesterday 11:52 AM
I-Want-A-Jeep
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Originally Posted by Blaine_A View Post
Bought it! A couple years ago I had an 05 sport that I rolled, then built a 96 Xj which I just sold. Picked up this cherry little 03 Rubicon, appears to be stock with what looks to be a synergy cage. The kicker.... It's a 2003 with only 25k miles!
Nice pickup!!!!
Yesterday 04:47 AM
Blaine_A Bought it!

A couple years ago I had an 05 sport that I rolled, then built a 96 Xj which I just sold.

Picked up this cherry little 03 Rubicon, appears to be stock with what looks to be a synergy cage. The kicker.... It's a 2003 with only 25k miles!

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07-22-2014 10:17 PM
jmo_13 Drilled 4 drain holes in the frame. That is all.
07-22-2014 09:14 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by NYjeeper_TJ View Post
Tryed to figure out why both windshield washer motors aren't working. Motors are good but now power to them. Couldn't find a fuse. Oh well don't need them till winter anyway
Does rear defrost work? if not its probably the relay. Also visual checks on fuses doesn't always work. Need a continuity tester or volt meter. Sorry to preach if you're already doing that......
07-22-2014 08:31 PM
NYjeeper_TJ Tryed to figure out why both windshield washer motors aren't working. Motors are good but now power to them. Couldn't find a fuse. Oh well don't need them till winter anyway
07-22-2014 07:59 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
I really shouldn't laugh, both of mine leak. I've done all my own work to my rig but I think I'm going to have them replaced at a shop. What did it run you?
I did it again myself!!! I listened to a few folks here on the forum and got to it. So far so good!!!
07-22-2014 04:59 PM
Mamefreak
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Hahahahahaha!!!!! Let's hope not. I am just happy the pinion seal replacement worked this time!!!!
I really shouldn't laugh, both of mine leak. I've done all my own work to my rig but I think I'm going to have them replaced at a shop. What did it run you?
07-22-2014 01:41 PM
sebztj finished installing my KC lights last night after my tj had a shortage
07-22-2014 01:39 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
Must be empty :-P
Hahahahahaha!!!!! Let's hope not. I am just happy the pinion seal replacement worked this time!!!!
07-22-2014 01:12 PM
echo2
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
where did you get that case?
ebay....it's a Hardigg medical chest.
07-22-2014 12:51 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
Repacked the back using new case.....
where did you get that case?
07-22-2014 11:56 AM
Mamefreak
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Just stared at amazemnt to the fact that there is no gear oil leaking onto my garage floor for over 24 hours for the first time in a long time!!!!
Must be empty :-P
07-22-2014 11:55 AM
ninjaturtle0 Rotated my tires in the garage in the tx heat

Omg I need to invest in an impact drill. I spent most of the time removing and installing the wheel bolts!
07-22-2014 08:51 AM
echo2 Repacked the back using new case.....

07-22-2014 08:14 AM
thedawgshow Just stared at amazemnt to the fact that there is no gear oil leaking onto my garage floor for over 24 hours for the first time in a long time!!!!
07-22-2014 03:10 AM
Maderor Attachment 1324833

Replaced my hub asbly today.
07-22-2014 01:26 AM
Hexiled Razz
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Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post
Got a question and you are the perfect person to ask. I am in PA and must have the tires covered (i think just the tread, not sidewall). I have the same size tires and stock wheels and wondering if your tires are covered with those 3" fenders? Do you have more pictures of the jeep (front view) so I can see the coverage better?

Those fenders are on my list BUT i'm not sure if I need 3" or 4.5" (other brand of fender). I MIGHT run 1" wheel spacers in the future but that's a maybe.

Here's how she sits now:


Thanks!
I ran into the same issue you are; and i did a bit of guess work. But i'll pass my results having made my decision. I'll grab some pictures for you tomorrow.

Before i swapped fenders, i had normal stock fender flares on(Not the 1" extended sahara ones). Using a plum die, i measured over the fender down to the tire tread. My 31" duratracs jutted out about a half inch. With the tube fenders, they come out about 1 1/2". So you lose about 1" in coverage going from stock to 3" tubes. This wasn't a big issue for me, as it's barely noticeable to the naked eye. And my Jeep passed inspection just after installing these, with no mention of tire coverage. Though this will vary depending on how picky your inspection place is.

If you want to go the 100% legal route, you'll probably want to go with the 4.5" fenders. But from what I've collected about coverage laws and how they're enforced, the general idea is that as long as they're not jutting out an extremely noticeable distance like 3", you'll most likely go unnoticed. Besides, there's plenty of other *technically* not legal things on my rig I've never gotten stopped for.
And if all else fails, I've heard of people using that plastic garden edging to make their own make-shift flares.

Hope this helps!
07-22-2014 12:39 AM
Muddeprived
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Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
Well, my annoyingly-long journey to replacing my fenders is at a close. Finally have my C&C Fabs 3" flare tubes on. I enjoyed wiring my new side markers, as i got to play with diodes & resistors. And i enjoyed learning a bit of fabrication in repairing my brush guard, and making the brackets for my side marker.

Other than that, i got brand new front brakes for inspection. Painted my calipers red while i was in there to add a splash of color behind my wheel spokes. She's sittin' pretty again. Until i break something else that'll require me to upgrade
Got a question and you are the perfect person to ask. I am in PA and must have the tires covered (i think just the tread, not sidewall). I have the same size tires and stock wheels and wondering if your tires are covered with those 3" fenders? Do you have more pictures of the jeep (front view) so I can see the coverage better?

Those fenders are on my list BUT i'm not sure if I need 3" or 4.5" (other brand of fender). I MIGHT run 1" wheel spacers in the future but that's a maybe.

Here's how she sits now:


Thanks!
07-22-2014 12:27 AM
mikhail2400 Man I want those tube fenders!! nice work
07-22-2014 12:10 AM
Hexiled Razz Well, my annoyingly-long journey to replacing my fenders is at a close. Finally have my C&C Fabs 3" flare tubes on. I enjoyed wiring my new side markers, as i got to play with diodes & resistors. And i enjoyed learning a bit of fabrication in repairing my brush guard, and making the brackets for my side marker.

Other than that, i got brand new front brakes for inspection. Painted my calipers red while i was in there to add a splash of color behind my wheel spokes. She's sittin' pretty again. Until i break something else that'll require me to upgrade
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