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Today 01:10 AM
zeeth2800 Painted my flares and license plate surround along with plasti-dipping my grills! All on day 2 of ownership! These TJs are too freaking fun!



Today 12:57 AM
Chriscoe
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Originally Posted by corigirlloves View Post
Finished the other side of my tube fenders as well as changed the spark plugs.


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Now you will enjoy the unstoppable rain of mud and road grime that will cover your driver and passenger doors!

You will look awesome doing it though!
Today 12:37 AM
Chriscoe Replaced the A/C blower motor resister!! I now have all speeds of my air!
Yesterday 10:49 PM
Holton345 Last week I took the top off. I have driven 1500 miles since, some with the doors on, some with them off. The top has stayed down for most of this, but it has been too cold or rainy on two occasions.

I am a musician by profession. I play full time in a symphony orchestra. And today, of course, I had an Easter gig.

It was 49║ when I left the house on my 90 minute drive on country US highways and eventually the Interstate. The top had been down all night and it was WET inside from dew. I toweled everything off, did a quickie top raising, rolled the windows up and hit the road. The rear was totally open.

And yes, it was cold. But my heater kept me comfy. I had the four new speakers and new sub cranking. It was a great ride anyway. I showed up at the church in my suit with my horn, ready to play.

When the gig was over (two church services) it was about 12:30 PM. I came out amongst the throngs of people, yanked off my tie and folded it up, placed it in an inner suit coat pocket, and neatly folded my coat and stored it in a giant zip lock bag I keep in the glove box. I tossed the coat and tie behind the rear seat beneath the folded up top. I stuck the horn in the back seat.

I lowered the top with about 50 people watching off and on as they visited in the parking lot. Many came up to me to compliment the brass group's performance in the service. They commented on the Jeep, too. "Always wanted one of those things!" That sort of stuff.

Then I fired up my 4.0L and took off into the cloudless 78║ afternoon for my wonderful hour-and-a-half ride home.

THAT is what I did with my TJ today.

HAPPY EASTER, Y'ALL!
Yesterday 10:29 PM
ExNuke
What I did today...

I know it's a small modification, but I think it looks cool. I was getting tired of the billet shifter leaving black residue all over my hand.
Yesterday 09:48 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post

Any regrets?
Yeah, not doing it last summer! Seriously though, install went fine, zippers are 1000X better than the worn out factory ones, and it was quieter on the highway. Got everything installed and zippered up except the rear window. Took about an hour in the sun to relax enough to close up entirely. I am so diggin' the fastback look of the frameless.
Yesterday 09:31 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by justin89 View Post
Put my things In the back and getting ready to head home just passed Drill Sergeant school. And I locked the doors first time since I bought it feels weird.....
Congrats. I did that job for 5 years. 18hr days, 8 days a week (felt like). Don't miss it, but it was the best part of my 14 years in.
Yesterday 09:28 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by Ryan Angela View Post
Put my rampage frameless top on for the first time. In the cold. I didn't let it stretch out in the sun. I do I want, I'm a rebel.
Any regrets?
Yesterday 08:19 PM
MichaelR Looks great!
Yesterday 07:51 PM
corigirlloves Finished the other side of my tube fenders as well as changed the spark plugs.


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Yesterday 05:06 PM
pineda22
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post

Thank you for your service....and for being one of the most Remembered People in a lot of Soldier's lives....If nothing else they will all respect you maybe not at the start, and maybe not even when they leave or graduate...but eventually if they are honest...you have to respect your DI
X-100!! Its been 8-9 years and to this day I can tell you every Drill Sgt name that I had through traning......not all of the soldiers but I do rember all of my DI's names
Yesterday 04:51 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by justin89 View Post
Put my things In the back and getting ready to head home just passed Drill Sergeant school.

And I locked the doors first time since I bought it feels weird.....
Thank you for your service....and for being one of the most Remembered People in a lot of Soldier's lives....If nothing else they will all respect you maybe not at the start, and maybe not even when they leave or graduate...but eventually if they are honest...you have to respect your DI
Yesterday 04:50 PM
justin89
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Originally Posted by meadmichaelj View Post
I hadn't gotten a chance to finish the vents yet, but I was planning to put some weather strip around the back edges of the vents and bolt some sort of... flange (if that's the word I'm looking for) on the dash that the weather strip presses against, and connect the flange to the old vent duct with a small sheet metal duct. But yeah, maybe a flexible hose could be a good way to go... something just long enough to be able to clip it to the back of the vents while the bezel is out a bit and then slide into place. I trimmed the stock vents more than I needed to because I wasn't sure how it was going to lay out yet, but I could have kept them taller and had less of a gap to fill. But if I go with flexible hose, that could turn out a good thing as that's the space I'll need for the hose to move into when I press the bezel into place. Right now I've got a 3.5 to RCA going from the EQ to a bluetooth receiver and the tablet auto-connects to the bluetooth when the screen turns on. Everything fit so tight I can't get a 3.5 jack into the tablet because the vent will be in the way, but I do worry the bluetooth takes away some sound quality, even though it sounds pretty good. But I've had the bluetooth lose connection for some reason and that's inconvenient. I might just have to modify the edge of the vent somehow to allow the jack some clearance. On that note, the USB cable to power the tablet is putting some stress on the tablet's USB port I'm sure, because that's a very tight bend as well.
Anyway you can do a write-up on this if you haven't already?
Yesterday 04:31 PM
srad600 Tried to replace my slave cylinder. Of course everything fights me with this. Everything is rusty and brakes. Even doing this Lil job. Gotta get a new line tomorrow.
Yesterday 04:12 PM
Ryan Angela Put my rampage frameless top on for the first time. In the cold. I didn't let it stretch out in the sun. I do I want, I'm a rebel.
Yesterday 02:55 PM
justin89 Put my things In the back and getting ready to head home just passed Drill Sergeant school.

And I locked the doors first time since I bought it feels weird.....
Yesterday 09:51 AM
gus203 Installed a Locker Bypass switch on my 03 Rubicon.
Yesterday 09:32 AM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Did you go to Rausch creek or somewhere else?
Bridgeport
Yesterday 09:15 AM
Daddy_O Replaced my track bar with a Moog OEM replacement unit and performed a DIY front end alignment. The track bar bushing was worn and I was getting some wobble. Nice and tight up front now.
Yesterday 08:34 AM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Went to Offroading 101 class and trail ride with the wife doing her first offroad driving. She did great and we had a great time.
Did you go to Rausch creek or somewhere else?
Yesterday 08:27 AM
DBoat Went to Offroading 101 class and trail ride with the wife doing her first offroad driving. She did great and we had a great time.
Yesterday 06:38 AM
meadmichaelj This was last summer. I made my stock hard top into a "sunrider" hard top. It was pretty easy. I drew the line I wanted to cut, then used a jigsaw, bolted on some hinges, added door trim and glued on some weather stripping. All I had to do was unlatch the front and get out and flip it back. Drove it on the highway open without issue (if your jeep is in a position where this would flip forward, there are bigger problems) but it did bounce a bit so I started tossing a strap over it and to the center roll bar. Anyway, the weatherstripping didn't do its job, the thing leaked like crazy, completely soaked seats, so I would leave the plugs out of the floor and keep the seats tumbled forward on days it might rain. Also I was worried about the stress of the hinges possibly cracking the hard top around the screws, so I'm not certain about how structurally sound it was. I know they make two piece hard tops, which are crazy expensive, so this is a cheap way to do it with an existing top, plus it flips back rather than lifting off. But the roof really should be reinforced (fiberglass maybe?) under the hinges, and needs a better way to keep water out, maybe an overlapping channel like the two piece tops have.
I have a soft top now, so this top sits out back, but I plan to re visit it and try to fix those issues. It still would be cool to use in the spring/fall when it's colder but I might get an occasional nice day and flip it back, and I'll run my soft top in the summer.



Yesterday 06:01 AM
meadmichaelj
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Mead....just use flexible hose for the vents or was the stock movable?


I thought I was done with my Jeep but now Im considering this lol. I have a tablet sitting around doing nothing lol.

Hows the sound? Im assuming your using a 3.5 audio jack that splits to standard RCA?
I hadn't gotten a chance to finish the vents yet, but I was planning to put some weather strip around the back edges of the vents and bolt some sort of... flange (if that's the word I'm looking for) on the dash that the weather strip presses against, and connect the flange to the old vent duct with a small sheet metal duct. But yeah, maybe a flexible hose could be a good way to go... something just long enough to be able to clip it to the back of the vents while the bezel is out a bit and then slide into place. I trimmed the stock vents more than I needed to because I wasn't sure how it was going to lay out yet, but I could have kept them taller and had less of a gap to fill. But if I go with flexible hose, that could turn out a good thing as that's the space I'll need for the hose to move into when I press the bezel into place.

Right now I've got a 3.5 to RCA going from the EQ to a bluetooth receiver and the tablet auto-connects to the bluetooth when the screen turns on. Everything fit so tight I can't get a 3.5 jack into the tablet because the vent will be in the way, but I do worry the bluetooth takes away some sound quality, even though it sounds pretty good. But I've had the bluetooth lose connection for some reason and that's inconvenient. I might just have to modify the edge of the vent somehow to allow the jack some clearance. On that note, the USB cable to power the tablet is putting some stress on the tablet's USB port I'm sure, because that's a very tight bend as well.
Yesterday 05:54 AM
ArthurTJ04
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post

Where'd you get the hood panel? I'm lookin to do the same, especially on my XJ.
Quadratec
Search there Hyline Hood Panel.
Yesterday 04:07 AM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by ArthurTJ04 View Post
Painted my hood hinges flat black. Replaced my blinker and side markers with a darker ones, bulbs are orange and the lenses aren't that dark so it is visible. Put the decal on the hood. I order these with Andy his name here is 10tonvinyl he does great work, price is right, and quality is top notch. Thanks again brother.
Where'd you get the hood panel? I'm lookin to do the same, especially on my XJ.
Yesterday 04:03 AM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by myred88 View Post
that is the greatest dash i've ever seen
x2
Yesterday 01:16 AM
PHILDABEAST Swapped out the full doors for tube doors. Pulled off the hard top and then dropped it, luckily the spare tire and my head caught it before it hit the ground.
04-19-2014 10:27 PM
samizdad
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Originally Posted by meadmichaelj View Post
I just finished making a custom stereo bezel for my TJ. I cut away most of the center dash so I could have a more compact bezel that's flush with the glove box. I put in a 7" Android tablet and managed to work my CB in there too. I've never seen a mod like it, so I thought I should finally sign up on here now that I have something to share that might inspire others to come up with similar mods.
I plan on making a new version at some point that includes a switch panel, once I can afford a winch and offriading lights, etc. But for now this works pretty well. I've got a usb charger wired in to the ignition switched 12V, and an app that turns on the screen when there is power and locks the screen when the power is off, and there are no exposed buttons for anyone to wake/mess with the tablet when the car is off. On that note, you have to take everything apart to get the tablet out, so this isn't the kind of thing where you pop it in and out, but I've seen slide in tablet mounts in custom car dashes before.
Very nice. Clean install, looks nice.
04-19-2014 10:05 PM
srad600 Mead....just use flexible hose for the vents or was the stock movable?


I thought I was done with my Jeep but now Im considering this lol. I have a tablet sitting around doing nothing lol.

Hows the sound? Im assuming your using a 3.5 audio jack that splits to standard RCA?
04-19-2014 09:50 PM
srad600 I FINALLY got to drive it with the new 4.88 gears.

Hot damn, I love it.

So today I drove it for the first time with but all not installed today:
4.88s instead of 3.55s
New axle bearings, seals etc.
New ball joints
New hubs and wheel bearings
New U joints every where in the axles too.
Eaton E-locker.


Didnt push anything at all yet. Taking the break in very seriously. The only bad news is I have to take it apart again when I get my Chromo shafts in. Wasnt till putting it back together that we realized there is a slightly twisted rear shaft.

Surprised the 44 twisted before the HP30.
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