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Today 01:04 AM
Bravo.Justin Dropped the tranny to replace clutch/throwout bearing and new transmission mount.
Yesterday 07:46 PM
RRP26 Found this under the carpet of my new to me jeep. Can't believe I missed this. I had pled the carpet if the driver side when I bought it and no rust.
I did what I could for now. Wire brush and grind rust off, cut out the bad spot, and primed with rust oleum. Planning on purchasing Por15 if I can figure out where they sell it. Going over it with that and then using a paint bed liner for the interior and bottom.


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Yesterday 11:39 AM
Maestro Over the last week I received and installed some vinyls, made some more paracord accessories and today I'm installing my new/used kc fogs. Still have the 41mb-99tj vinyls for the hood (not sure if I want to install), door stars (black door, black vinyls) so idk) and like six 1 inch stars which idk where to put (opinions?). Oh, I also installed a flat black cowboys star on my rear window, it's hard to see. The hood star is too small I think I may get a larger one.






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Yesterday 11:21 AM
Maestro
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post

It should be facing the opposite way...
The simple way I think about it is that the flag needs to be facing the way it would as if you were going toward/into something and not retreating. So that would mean passenger side is reversed and driver side is normal. It's considered disrespectful to have it wrong by hardcore people, although the intent is correct
Yesterday 10:51 AM
Rowlettjeeper
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post

How does that go in? Do you have to cut?
yes
Yesterday 10:46 AM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by Rowlettjeeper View Post
installed the hood louvre

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How does that go in? Do you have to cut?
Yesterday 10:43 AM
Rowlettjeeper installed the hood louvre

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11-21-2014 06:15 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
With just the safari on if your moving down the road you will be dry. In the parking lot anything in back will be soaked, including you in a crosswind. Personally I don't mind that, minor trade off. Mines also very very tight and impossible to fully zip the back window in less than 70 weather. Of course i only put the windows in 2x all summer.
I agree Id be fine with that but I'd probably keep the windows in the back somehow, maybe make me a little carry storage deal. damn that tight huh, that's awhile lot tighter than my factory top....... which the stitching is coming undone lol. and we'll down here in Louisiana I put have to watch during the summer cuz there's a point some years where it rains every afternoon.
11-21-2014 05:10 PM
Holton345 Replaced the torn up Bestop Black Diamond, loose, flappy, thin top with an old 2003 sail cloth OEM top in Black Diamond. It is easily twice as thick and is much softer, folding easily and neatly where the Bestop one folded hard and sharply, always looking like it was about to crack or split (which it did over time).

The old OEM one was stored in a box since about 2005 when the owner bought a hard top after moving up north. Recently he moved back and sold the TJ. After that he found the old top, but not the windows or the frame.

I bought it from him for cheap. It is in excellent physical shape, but the dirt and pollen that sat on it since 2006 stained it. But the edges that fold over and connect to the windows are still looking pretty new and dark.

I removed my torn up Bestop and installed this very old top. Perfect fit, tight as a drum, looks great (except for the color on the top).

No more rain coming in through the holes above my head, no more loose, flappiness on the highway, and the Bestop windows fit perfectly and still look pretty new.

Score!

Time to get ready for work. See y'all!
11-21-2014 03:36 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
that's good to know buddy, yeah like the newer jeeps. ahh yes I liked how you could roll the factory one up an snap the button an be done. if that's the only downside I think I'm gonna order that sprint top soon then! then I'll have to see about storing it on the jeep somehow cuz I like the factory one only because if a random shower pops up the top is at least there to stop most of it. my factory top (im assuming it is) would 13yrs old and it kind of looks it. the stitching is all coming apart an when it rains it kind of seeps into that back of the jeep.
With just the safari on if your moving down the road you will be dry. In the parking lot anything in back will be soaked, including you in a crosswind. Personally I don't mind that, minor trade off. Mines also very very tight and impossible to fully zip the back window in less than 70 weather. Of course i only put the windows in 2x all summer.
11-21-2014 12:26 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by NCRick View Post
I like it; since its frame-less I could put some speakers on the wheel wells if I wanted to, I might. Also if you take out the side and back windows it completely open around the back corners and all. Also the front half of the top flips back which is cool. One thing I do not like about it is the inability to roll the back window up and store it. It has to come out if you want it open..
that's good to know buddy, yeah like the newer jeeps. ahh yes I liked how you could roll the factory one up an snap the button an be done. if that's the only downside I think I'm gonna order that sprint top soon then! then I'll have to see about storing it on the jeep somehow cuz I like the factory one only because if a random shower pops up the top is at least there to stop most of it. my factory top (im assuming it is) would 13yrs old and it kind of looks it. the stitching is all coming apart an when it rains it kind of seeps into that back of the jeep.
11-21-2014 07:44 AM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by CoyRoberson View Post
This is what I did today. Hit a deer on the highway. Luckily I slowed down enough to where it didn't cause a lot of damage, but it still messed up the fender a bit.
They're really moving around down here. I've seen lots of road casualties lately. Glad yours wasn't serious.
11-21-2014 07:36 AM
CoyRoberson
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I see tube fenders in your future
I had to go with the Smittybilt Pocket flares. I didn't want to, but I can't pass inspection with tubes.
11-21-2014 07:35 AM
MichaelR My transmission had a mass failure event last Friday (42RLE) on my way home from work. Had a new one put in this week and picked it up yesterday. Nice to have it back. (Had hoped I wouldn't have to replace it before the hemi install, but it looks like that's a few years out anyway.)
11-21-2014 07:18 AM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by CoyRoberson View Post
This is what I did today. Hit a deer on the highway. Luckily I slowed down enough to where it didn't cause a lot of damage, but it still messed up the fender a bit.
I see tube fenders in your future
11-20-2014 10:22 PM
CoyRoberson This is what I did today. Hit a deer on the highway. Luckily I slowed down enough to where it didn't cause a lot of damage, but it still messed up the fender a bit.
11-20-2014 10:06 PM
12vtman Removed the stock rattle can muffler and replaced with a Magnaflow. Much mo bettah sound now!
11-20-2014 09:29 PM
NCRick
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
Damn Rick, you've been busy!
Yeah i've saved up some cash and just decide to go to work.
11-20-2014 09:27 PM
NCRick
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
how do you like the trektop nx? im looking at ordering the pavement ends sprint top which is the exact same except you reuse your old hardware
I like it; since its frame-less I could put some speakers on the wheel wells if I wanted to, I might. Also if you take out the side and back windows it completely open around the back corners and all. Also the front half of the top flips back which is cool. One thing I do not like about it is the inability to roll the back window up and store it. It has to come out if you want it open..
11-20-2014 08:48 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by bagah69 View Post
Eric's ruby. They recommend rain-x on LED lights for ice and snow. And have to say it worked awesome on my truck-Lite's last year.
Thanks for that tip. Makes sense.
11-20-2014 08:28 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by NCRick View Post
Today I bought and installed some Truck-Lite LED's on my 98 TJ - I picked them up at 4WP for $370.99 + tax. They went in super fast, can't wait til its dark to test them. I haven't been on in a little while but in the past 2 months I have done the following: Bought/Installed Bestop Trektop NX - I think the top was original, it had seen better days
how do you like the trektop nx? im looking at ordering the pavement ends sprint top which is the exact same except you reuse your old hardware
11-20-2014 04:19 PM
Mad Mac
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
When displayed on a "moving object" like a person or vehicle, the highest position of honor is the front, and not the rear; so the field of blue should be displayed to the front.
I stand corrected. Makes perfect sense. Thank you for that.
11-20-2014 04:01 PM
bagah69 Eric's ruby. They recommend rain-x on LED lights for ice and snow. And have to say it worked awesome on my truck-Lite's last year.
11-20-2014 03:59 PM
bagah69 Laggy it done with POR-15. Hardens like ceramic.
11-20-2014 03:44 PM
Jeffk1975 Damn Rick, you've been busy!
11-20-2014 03:34 PM
wwch99tj I love my Goodyear Wrangler authorities, I rotate every 5k and have over 40k and still measures 13/32nd tread depth
11-20-2014 03:13 PM
NCRick Today I bought and installed some Truck-Lite LED's on my 98 TJ - I picked them up at 4WP for $370.99 + tax. They went in super fast, can't wait til its dark to test them.

I haven't been on in a little while but in the past 2 months I have done the following:

Bought/Installed Bestop Trektop NX - I think the top was original, it had seen better days

B/I New Upper Door Skins & Frames - Had the sliders, hated them

B/I turn signal arm - old one had the cancelling tit broke off, had to shut it off manually

B/I new headlight switch - started acting up, had to hold it just right to work

B/Had Installed 31x10.50 Goodyear Wrangler Authority's from wallie world, on sale for 143 ea. w/some pro comp 51 in flat black. opted for a set of 5 - I can't stand when someone upgrades wheels/tires and keeps the dinky spare

B/About to Install - Pro Comp 2x2 LED Flood Lights on Lower Windshield Brackets

Lastly I installed a sweet arse jolly roger plate on the front bumper.




I am probably forgetting something but needless to say I have dropped some cash in the last few months.
11-20-2014 02:32 PM
Thegerb50 Blacked out my headlights without using tint by doing a JK headlight conversion with modified housings.

[IMG] image by Thegerb32, on Flickrk[/IMG]

The "How to" is posted in the TJ build section
11-20-2014 02:20 PM
Jay_Hawker
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post
They do look good though, but yes, the Union should always be towards the direction of travel. Do you have the link from Amazon? I ordered a set last year and they were nowhere near what I expected. They were horrible. They are still in the envelope they came in.

Didn't realize this post would kick up so much debate, I just figured I was in the clear because from what I looked up, the union should always be on the right, which is the left to the viewer. But maybe it is different with vehicles... either way I still like it and have no plans of changing it.

If you type in American flag decals on Amazon, it's the one by RAD DEZIGNS. I've ordered a ton of decals from them and I haven't had a problem with any. As far as I could tell, they don't have reverse flags decals though, another company does but their reviews suck. WWCH posted a link earlier of some regular and inverted ones for sale, if you'd rather have that.
11-20-2014 01:16 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post
Bought some black American Flag decals for both sides of the jeep! I love these decals from Amazon, they're real easy to put on and look nice I think.
They do look good though, but yes, the Union should always be towards the direction of travel. Do you have the link from Amazon? I ordered a set last year and they were nowhere near what I expected. They were horrible. They are still in the envelope they came in.
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