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Today 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.
Today 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
Today 09:56 AM
WIwrangler
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
From where?
eBay buy it now from walker exhaust
Today 09:44 AM
K9HDLR Installed my new Body Armor trail doors and took the top off to enjoy the weather

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Today 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?
Today 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
Today 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
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 07:09 PM
sbrooks64 Got some mud on it driving down some trails
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 04:19 PM
WranglerWarrior Finally ordered my lift!!
Skyjacker 4" value flex with adjustable lower control arms.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 01:44 PM
PBDream Added some paracord

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Yesterday 08:11 AM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by wesmac68 View Post
Put the top back on! Dang Ohio Weather!
Lol Delaware isn't much better mid 70's yesterday... snowed last night and high in mid 40's today
Yesterday 07:59 AM
wesmac68 Put the top back on! Dang Ohio Weather!
04-15-2014 09:26 PM
Turbostixxx
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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.
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
04-15-2014 09:20 PM
srad600
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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.
Absolutely.
04-15-2014 08:15 PM
SupahMinah Installed the passenger rock slider/step. Driver side still to come.
04-15-2014 07:55 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by DarthLEGO View Post
Ok, did this over the weekend.... New Centric Premium Rotors all the way around, new Posi Quiet pads in the rear and a new set of Black Magic Brake pads up front. I can actually leave rubber now when stomping the brakes! Verrry happy
Huge improvement over stock I think. You will be happy.
04-15-2014 06:39 PM
Mlawrence
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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!!
does it help with the uphill acceleration issue on the road as well. I find myself having to go into 4th a lot.
04-15-2014 04:53 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Waiting "patiently" to hear "Shes all done come pick her up" so I can see how 4.88s feel :-). Gonna be a lil bit before I put the Eaton E-locker to test.
You are gonna LOVE YOUR 4.88s...I have them with 33"s and it is a BLAST off road now!!
04-15-2014 03:07 PM
srad600 Bummer....wont be ready till tomorrow.
04-15-2014 02:54 PM
TJeepman I started this Thread. WOW, haven't been on here much in the past couple of years to keep up with it.

Yesterday I did the front brakes on my Jeep (calipers, rotors, pads). Right front was having seizeitis from time to time, a couple of times actually in the space of a couple of weeks, about a hundred kms.

The piston did not want to collapse when I tried to do so with a large c-clamp. So I backed off the banjo bolt, there was no pressure release and the piston still didn't want to collapse - therefore not a hose problem. A properly working piston should collapse easily.

When there's a brake sticking, the likely cause is a seized piston. Hose issues are much less frequent, in fact you might never ever have a problem brake hose. I have replaced hoses in the past only to find out that the caliper was at fault.

For the old caliper, I first loosened (freed up) the banjo bolt while the old caliper was in place and I could get a good pull on the wrench. Then tightened it enough to prevent leaking. When the brakes were apart, I removed the banjo bolt from the old caliper, removed the old copper washers and then installed new washers and banjo bolt (connected hose) to the new caliper. I let the brake fluid drip into a container while I was doing that since I was going to replace old fluid with new anyway.

Notes:
- the brake pads are not the same from side to side so take care when replacing them. The full notch goes to the bottom.
- had a humming noise for most of the winter months that I couldn't track down. Seemed to be brake related as it would disappear when touching the brakes. Doesn't seem to be there now so must have had something to do with the piston being semi stuck. Also fuel mileage was down although there was no noticeable indication (heat, smell, pulling) of a brake sticking until recently. Will keep an eye on the fuel mileage now though.
-the pads did not wear evenly from front to back and there was about equal pad left on both sides.
- notches had formed in the caliper bracket (part of steering knuckle) from the pad backing plates, both sides of vehicle.

Outstanding problem to work on: Slight sticking of the steering column when in the straight ahead position. Seems to be somewhere between the front universal of the intermediate shaft and the steering wheel.

Guess I should put this in the technical section as well.
04-15-2014 01:28 PM
srad600
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
just be sure to break them in right..
Yeah its gonna be a long drive home since its like an hour away.


Having to stop after 15 mins three times and prob more then that lol.
04-15-2014 12:36 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Waiting "patiently" to hear "Shes all done come pick her up" so I can see how 4.88s feel :-). Gonna be a lil bit before I put the Eaton E-locker to test.
just be sure to break them in right..
04-15-2014 11:06 AM
MUDRUNNER AZ Changed the front upper control arms and drove it to work.
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