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Yesterday 10:07 PM
xigiff Attachment 1487257

Just a little relaxing with my son.
Yesterday 09:42 PM
NorthIdahome Went from this horrible paint job,

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To beginning the new paint job

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Yesterday 08:14 PM
Jeepster8420 Put the hard top back on and tucked the soft top away til next year
Yesterday 06:37 PM
raif281 talked to a fellow forum member and by the end of the week I'm gonna be a shade wed spider owner! 😁
Yesterday 06:09 PM
Bazoupi I found and bought a hardtop for my LJ. $950.00
Yesterday 04:57 PM
JustinAppleseed
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Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
I started and finished the bulk of my wiring for my 55w backup fog lights. I'm using STUoffroad's guide to making them selectable with a DPDT switch. Calling it quits for now to pick up a few more parts I need. Both my engine bay and under the dash will need loomed soon; the couple wires I had before that I neglected looming up, quickly turned into a mess of wires running just about everywhere. Another thing I learned about myself; when I work on my TJ, the interior quickly starts looking like it belongs on a promo for "on an all-new episode of Horders"


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Something I already undertook when I wired up my lights & onboard air... Had to replace part of the harness as well, but so much easier to find wires & fuses now.
Yesterday 03:35 PM
Preston- My 03 tj wouldn't start randomly so I did some research and changed my ignition actuator pin. Now back to custom painting my new metalcloaks and hopefully installing them next weekend
Yesterday 01:26 PM
Hexiled Razz I started and finished the bulk of my wiring for my 55w backup fog lights. I'm using STUoffroad's guide to making them selectable with a DPDT switch. Calling it quits for now to pick up a few more parts I need.
Both my engine bay and under the dash will need loomed soon; the couple wires I had before that I neglected looming up, quickly turned into a mess of wires running just about everywhere.

Another thing I learned about myself; when I work on my TJ, the interior quickly starts looking like it belongs on a promo for "on an all-new episode of Horders"
Yesterday 01:06 PM
Crthomas98
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Originally Posted by tbensor View Post
so how does the garage door button work
I soldered some wires on the back of the button inside the original opener. If you get a piece of wire you can test to see what will make it open then ran those to the button.
Yesterday 06:32 AM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post

yes, as does adding anti freeze...
...
09-13-2014 11:13 PM
Virus692
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
how much are they?
Pads and rotors for front and rear were $380 shipped added $55 so I can trust my parking brake(new parking brake shoes) just have mr. Blane at blackmagicbrakes.com hook you up.

YMMV
09-13-2014 10:07 PM
SolarColumbia Love your avatar. I can't look at a bulldog and not smile.
09-13-2014 09:53 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Changed the oil.
09-13-2014 06:54 PM
Jeffk1975 I rotated my tires today. And I think I found a knocking/tapping noise that started after doing the rear main seal...the plug for the front O2 sensor wasn't clipped back to the bracket so it was banging against the intake manifold. At least I hope that's all it was. I put it back on the bracket but didn't drive it after.
09-13-2014 06:39 PM
LKSPIERS
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post
i like those lights! so much cleaner than the big oem housings
Way better than oem and not near as expensive as most aftermarket taillights
09-13-2014 05:39 PM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by LKSPIERS View Post
Installed some new taillights and reverse lights. Then made some pull tabs for my new top no more fighting with small zippers
i like those lights! so much cleaner than the big oem housings
09-13-2014 05:38 PM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
The pressurized cooling system raises the boiling point of water...
yes, as does adding anti freeze...
09-13-2014 04:45 PM
LKSPIERS Installed some new taillights and reverse lights. Then made some pull tabs for my new top no more fighting with small zippers
09-13-2014 04:31 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by Virus692 View Post
Changed front brakes to black magic... the old ones where on upsidedown and backwards... but bmb are the fastest stopping I have ever seen.
how much are they?
09-13-2014 04:26 PM
Virus692 Changed front brakes to black magic... the old ones where on upsidedown and backwards... but bmb are the fastest stopping I have ever seen.
09-13-2014 02:43 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post

I'm surprised it doesn't boil over since anti freeze raises the boiling temp of your coolant vs just straight water.
The pressurized cooling system raises the boiling point of water...
09-13-2014 02:10 PM
Mamefreak
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post
I'm surprised it doesn't boil over since anti freeze raises the boiling temp of your coolant vs just straight water.
No boil over, seems to run beautifully with pure distilled. I'm going to give it another week or so then I'm going to do one more flush, if it comes out clear then it's time for some HOAT and distilled and a happy Jeep ready for the winter!
09-13-2014 10:44 AM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
Its only temporary as I've been flushing it once a week for 2 months. The previous owner neglected it and rust sludge built up. It's been getting steadily better each time.
I'm surprised it doesn't boil over since anti freeze raises the boiling temp of your coolant vs just straight water.
09-13-2014 07:54 AM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by mikhail2400 View Post
That isn't a paint correction! That looks more like a new paint job. Great going man, wouldn't have believed it would clean up that nicely.
thanks! I appreciate that!
09-13-2014 12:02 AM
mikhail2400
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post
Finally did a paint correction on my tj
That isn't a paint correction! That looks more like a new paint job. Great going man, wouldn't have believed it would clean up that nicely.

Got my new Engo 10000 winch installed. Have to put the wireless box on tomorrow. Havnt had any chance to use it yet. DAMNIT!!!!
Got 3 new rocker switches in the mail along with my Lokka brand lunchbox locker and new hood latches. Will hopefully get the locker installed this weekend or early next week sometime. Mainly waiting on the Lubelocker gasket to arrive. Also got to flush the radiator and inspect the hoses. Hoping mine aren't rusted badly at the springs like Mamefreaks were.
09-12-2014 10:48 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Applied Monstaliner on my grill, fenders, and tub.
09-12-2014 10:46 PM
Mamefreak Its only temporary as I've been flushing it once a week for 2 months. The previous owner neglected it and rust sludge built up. It's been getting steadily better each time.
09-12-2014 09:55 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
Changed out the thermostat housing, thermostat, water pump and lower hose.

Used a doorman housing, a Shaw high flow 330-195 thermostat, and a Flowkooler 1750 high flow water pump.

Had to do the water pump twice as the rtv was not adequate. Seems to run much cooler and it's awesome to see when I stop at a light the temperature drops!! All of this coupled with the new Mishimoto radiator is keeping things nice and cool :-)

I also found the source of my random rust chunks too. The spring in the lower hose was covered with rusty sludge. Now that it's clean hopefully it will stay clean.

Going to keep running pure distilled water until it starts getting cold.
I don't think water only is the way to go.
09-12-2014 09:22 PM
vdog0531 Thanks guys!

Check out my post in the general discussion board for full details on this detail
09-12-2014 08:53 PM
Mamefreak Changed out the thermostat housing, thermostat, water pump and lower hose.

Used a doorman housing, a Shaw high flow 330-195 thermostat, and a Flowkooler 1750 high flow water pump.

Had to do the water pump twice as the rtv was not adequate. Seems to run much cooler and it's awesome to see when I stop at a light the temperature drops!! All of this coupled with the new Mishimoto radiator is keeping things nice and cool :-)

I also found the source of my random rust chunks too. The spring in the lower hose was covered with rusty sludge. Now that it's clean hopefully it will stay clean.

Going to keep running pure distilled water until it starts getting cold.
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