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Today 02:41 AM
RKCWLER Not my jeep but a valuable piece nonetheless. My compressor seized after a run on Sunday when I was airing up. Many thanks to my fellow jeeper who let me borrow his compressor. I took mine apart today because my warranty is past. Found sand in the cylinder. The original filter ring is not thick enough to stop all the particles from getting into the cylinder. I cut a piece of Scotch-Brite and added it to my filter. This is a good temporary fix but I will be looking for some more filter medium To make a thicker ring.
Today 01:05 AM
WIwrangler Finally Finnished my stereo new 5.25 Rockford fos gate speakers in the dash with the adapter brackets no more crackling speakers
Yesterday 11:25 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by ArthurTJ04 View Post
Here is a better angle.
Can you get a side view? Those wheels look sick
Yesterday 08:26 PM
ArthurTJ04 Here is a better angle.
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Originally Posted by Aharmon5050 View Post
What's the net in the back? Is that a smitty bilt?
Yesterday 08:17 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
or 4.10s
That's what I have.
Yesterday 08:14 PM
Holton345 My NalinMFG speaker brackets arrived today. Very nicely made, reasonable in price and quickly shipped. Five stars, Mr. Nalin!

I had some blown Pioneer 4x6s in front (with the tweeter on the plate in front of the mid cone) and they sucked. The sound bar had a pair of 5.25" Alpine SPS 500 that also have issues.

I installed Polk Audio DB521s in all four corners with the help of the Nalin brackets. Stupidly simple to do.

Sub is next.

My stereo is finally sounding pretty decent. When I get the sub I will probably stop with mods and improvements. I am one of those weirdos who actually *likes* the stock head unit and amp setup. I do not need to feel things bumping my a$$ to enjoy my music. So this ought to do for some time. An amp and another head unit *might* end up in there if I really take to this. I have had pretty much no tuneage in my TJ ever (since 2003). So this is a nice change.

I rocked out to Old Guy tunes all afternoon. Def Leppard Pyromania, Ronnie James Dio Holy Diver, AC/DC Back in Black, Soundtrack from The Blues Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik, etc. It was a great day with the top off and music that I really like...
Yesterday 08:00 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by justin89 View Post
You have 4.88's with 33's? I'm wondering cuz I'm not sure if I should go 4.56's or 4.88's
or 4.10s
Yesterday 07:46 PM
justin89
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Originally Posted by Turbostixxx View Post
mine helped with uphill acceleration. I mean I have a 4 cyl, so as long as I'm rocking and rolling I can go uphill without down shifting, if I start on a hill, I can still get to 5th but takes a few minutes
You have 4.88's with 33's? I'm wondering cuz I'm not sure if I should go 4.56's or 4.88's
Yesterday 06:29 PM
ArthurTJ04
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Originally Posted by Aharmon5050 View Post

What's the net in the back? Is that a smitty bilt?
No thats a net from DirtyDog
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Aharmon5050
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Originally Posted by ArthurTJ04 View Post
Installed KC fog lights and re painted the front bumper.

What's the net in the back? Is that a smitty bilt?
Yesterday 03:01 PM
ArthurTJ04 Attachment 997817



Installed KC fog lights and re painted the front bumper.
Yesterday 02:56 PM
bulldogkey I think they are Paramount rock guards/sliders. Bought from e-auto grilles on eBay. $185 shipped. Real happy with them.
Yesterday 01:15 PM
WranglerWarrior
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Originally Posted by bulldogkey View Post
Finally installed my rock guards.
looks nice, what brand?
Yesterday 12:48 PM
bulldogkey Finally installed my rock guards.
Yesterday 11:29 AM
WranglerWarrior Finally put some d rings on the front after owning for 2 years.

Attachment 997289

Now I just gotta bed line the bumper.
Yesterday 10:02 AM
DarthLEGO
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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 View Post
Should have came wheeling with us!
Dangit! I keep missing the trips. Saw the FB post after the fact
Yesterday 09:56 AM
WIwrangler
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
From where?
eBay buy it now from walker exhaust
Yesterday 09:44 AM
K9HDLR Installed my new Body Armor trail doors and took the top off to enjoy the weather

Attachment 997041
Yesterday 09:03 AM
srad600
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Originally Posted by WIwrangler View Post
ok I might stick with the stock tailpipe otherwise it's only 23.98 for a new walker pipe free shipping Thanks for the help
From where?
Yesterday 07:09 AM
WIwrangler
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
dropped the belly pan, cut the old one off with a saws-all, installed the new one with clamps. I also had to buy an extension pipe for in between the muffler and cat. it's up to you if you want to get a new tail pipe section. i connected to the old one. I'm not exactly sure how i feel about it yet. I could just have it terminate after the muffler with a turn down
ok I might stick with the stock tailpipe otherwise it's only 23.98 for a new walker pipe free shipping Thanks for the help
Yesterday 05:14 AM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by WIwrangler View Post
sweet may have to pick one up. Did u replace the whole tailpipe or cut the old one off and fit this one in
dropped the belly pan, cut the old one off with a saws-all, installed the new one with clamps. I also had to buy an extension pipe for in between the muffler and cat. it's up to you if you want to get a new tail pipe section. i connected to the old one. I'm not exactly sure how i feel about it yet. I could just have it terminate after the muffler with a turn down
04-16-2014 11:17 PM
WIwrangler
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
i say slightly more punch. i really wasn't looking for it and noticed it
sweet may have to pick one up. Did u replace the whole tailpipe or cut the old one off and fit this one in
04-16-2014 09:13 PM
SSGBulldawg Finally put my 2" pucks in the rear she was a little hogh at first but shes leveled out. Went with 2" pucks all around. No driveline vibe and better turning with the 33's (dont rub the swaybar near as much) ill add pics later
04-16-2014 07:09 PM
sbrooks64 Got some mud on it driving down some trails
04-16-2014 06:48 PM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by WIwrangler View Post
any noticeable difference in power ? Or just sound
i say slightly more punch. i really wasn't looking for it and noticed it
04-16-2014 05:42 PM
tbensor
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
2003 TJ Sport Replaced head unit. Replaced sound bar speakers. Looked at it and decided, "Well, it's a nice day. Lets get some of this other crap out of the way." [Pulled the Sport up next to my 2003 SE that had a blown engine. I am giving that one to my best friend soon. But I am cannibalizing it first. He gets a free TJ in need of an engine and with all my beat parts.] Removed, cleaned, swapped and reinstalled a lot of stuff, intending to only do a little bit of work. I was sadly wrong. Swapped padded roll bar covers Swapped sound bar pods (Yes, I then had to swap the speakers I had just installed so that the new ones were in the "new" pods.) I had to remove all the seat belts and remove the soft top hoops to do this. I remember once reading on another forum that this is a quick and easy thing to do because of the zippers. The person who wrote this was an idiot or a liar or both. In the process I also swapped the rear seat belts (including the short halves on the floor). You know, you start to get into this, you have the day off, and the weather is really fine, you have tuneage and beverages, and it gets out of hand really damned fast... Seats? Why not seats? The ones in the dead jeep are much nicer and are not so bent up. You actually face forward in those seats. I want them, too. Swapped all seats. Swapped soft tops and frames. Swapped all dashboard plastics except for gauge cluster and airbag cover. So my wife and I had to remove and clean all these parts from two TJs, then replace it all after swapping them. Like a complete idiot I got into what I was doing, like a Jeep Zone sort of thing, and forgot to fish out my power tools and air tools. I removed all those high-torque regular and Torx head bolts from the seats, seat belts, etc. with my trusty 3/8" drive hand ratchet. I am so stupid sometimes. This took us about 11 hours with all the cleaning. Holy crap... The result is a 2003 Sport with most of the engine and engine systems in great shape, with much nicer roll bar padding (actually black and no tears) new speakers and head unit. I still need to cannibalized the dead SE by swapping the front fenders, hood and tailgate as well as my sweet AtoZ Fab rocker panels. After that is done my buddy can have the thing for free. He already has the motor sitting in his garage. And he can replace all the worn out stuff if he wants. I just do not want to give away a jeep (in great shape other than the blown block) while I keep the great running one that is beat to hell. Finally, the TJ we were swapping the stuff into had been herculined by the PO. He did a terrible job. Looks like he was high as a kite and giggling as he rolled it all over. If any rubber plugs in the tub were not flat out missing, he Herculined right over them. I pulled what were left and swapped in the complete set from the dead TJ. I had already taken my AtoZ bumpers and swapped the grilles. This replacement TJ needs a lot of suspension work. I have already modified and installed some front JK Rubicon (red, gas charged) shocks and replaced the steering damper. I have to modify and install the rear ones soon. But the dang upper shock bolts are stuck. Now I have more tools, so I will probably just break them off and drill them out. I am sick of messing with them. This is going to end up being a really nice TJ when I am finished. If I ever finish... I hope that if this post was too long and difficult for anyone that they were smart enough to skip over it... ;-)
maybe you should have just swapped engines lol
04-16-2014 04:28 PM
srad600 Today my TJ and I realized why we dont get shit done at shops any more.


I STILL DONT HAVE IT BACK and every time we talk something else causes the price to go up again. I put an end to all that. I can do it my self, just put the shit back together so I can pick it up.

I cant get back there till SATURDAY NOW! FML.
04-16-2014 04:19 PM
WranglerWarrior Finally ordered my lift!!
Skyjacker 4" value flex with adjustable lower control arms.
04-16-2014 04:17 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Mlawrence View Post
does it help with the uphill acceleration issue on the road as well. I find myself having to go into 4th a lot.
I went from the 3.73's to the 4.88's so it was HUGE to me..as far as needing to "downshift" or go to "fourth" nah that doesn't happen any more....she doesn't have the top end she used to...but IDK how fast it would really go...2100RPM is about 55mph.
04-16-2014 04:13 PM
mang318
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
You are gonna LOVE YOUR 4.88s...I have them with 33"s and it is a BLAST off road now!!
I couldn't agree more. The 4.88's make a world of difference while offroad compared to the stock 3.07's that I had
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