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Today 10:26 PM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by BillyTheKid View Post
Installed Powermaster starter.
Do tell
Today 10:21 PM
BillyTheKid Installed Powermaster starter.
Today 08:42 PM
thedawgshow Changed oil, oil filter, and air filer. However, when my 7 year old assistant handed me my torque wrench, it seemed as one of my sons had been playing with it. It was loaded up to about 50 ft lbs and the set screw was not tight. I went ahead and torqued the drain plug to what I hope is 25 ft lbs. Now I have to figure out how to test to see if it is still in calibration, and if not, how to fix it.
Today 08:39 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Vatreefarmer View Post
Ordered my Ford 8.8 rear axle and front HP d30 axle in 4.56 today. ECGS hooking me up. Next will be the 4.25 Zone lift, and then a bigger tire/wheel combo. Leaning towards 35s.
Today 08:01 PM
PantherWingsfan Good to know. Thanks
Today 07:38 PM
LKSPIERS
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Originally Posted by PantherWingsfan View Post
How do you like it? Ride quality ok?
With stock sized tires it'll throw you in every other seat when you hit bumps and such with these tires it rides good no jarring
Today 07:30 PM
Vatreefarmer Ordered my Ford 8.8 rear axle and front HP d30 axle in 4.56 today. ECGS hooking me up. Next will be the 4.25 Zone lift, and then a bigger tire/wheel combo. Leaning towards 35s.
Today 06:43 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by LKSPIERS View Post
3.25 RC and 33x12.50 on 15s
How do you like it? Ride quality ok?
Today 05:34 PM
Jrod9686 Plasti dipped my Stubby ARB bumper
Today 04:52 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by LKSPIERS View Post
3.25 RC and 33x12.50 on 15s
Thanks. Looks good
Today 04:32 PM
LKSPIERS
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
What size lift and what size tires?
3.25 RC and 33x12.50 on 15s
Today 04:11 PM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by LKSPIERS View Post
New wheels and tires
What size lift and what size tires?
Today 03:30 PM
LKSPIERS New wheels and tires
Today 02:29 PM
TJGeep There's a thread dedicated to this, but... I replaced the dash lights and heating/air lights with high powered LEDs. One of the dash lights was out (no light on the gas gauge), so I figured what the heck. Instead of giving you the before/after pics, I've pictured the old lights that I replaced (dash on the left) with the bags of the new lights - you can see the qty, product code and web address - these specs are for white led. For the technically challenged, this is a simple mod that takes less than 30 min and $20

Out of curiosity, anyone know why the original bulbs have a blue 'rubber' over the bulb? This is obviously why the dash lights have a greenish tint and aren't that bright to begin with.
Today 08:14 AM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by 12vtman View Post
Finally got my bumper and m8000 mounted up. Still need to respool the cable. Getting ready for Jeepfest in GA.
Looking great.
Today 08:02 AM
Jeffk1975 not done yet but UPS did drop this off yesterday...



Almost time to start a build thread
Today 07:24 AM
gcampos24
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Originally Posted by Norcal73 View Post
Looks nice. Did you tape off an spray or remove the grill?
Just tapped off the area and sprayed. Used about 3 cans of plasti dip.
Today 02:58 AM
Dragonjim Drove around topless all day long....
Today 12:58 AM
Jeeplover1
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Originally Posted by norcal73 View Post
looks nice. Did you tape off an spray or remove the grill?
x2
Yesterday 10:15 PM
12vtman Finally got my bumper and m8000 mounted up. Still need to respool the cable. Getting ready for Jeepfest in GA.
Yesterday 09:58 PM
Norcal73
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Originally Posted by gcampos24 View Post
Plasti dipped the grille today.
Looks nice. Did you tape off an spray or remove the grill?
Yesterday 06:49 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
I thought about passing it along but if this RC lift is as bad as everyone makes it out to be I might end up picking ip a Zone 3" kit and putting the BL back on.
That's what I'm doing next year haha
Yesterday 06:45 PM
gcampos24 Plasti dipped the grille today.
Yesterday 12:04 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
To each their own. I hear ya on that Texas heat though. I grew up in the High Desert of Southern California and now live here in North Georgia. So for my entire life it's either been extremely hot dry heat or extremely hot humid heat. I hate humidity more though.

I suppose it also depends on what you can afford; personally I'm gonna take the $200 and put it towards saving for air lockers.

A lot of my own projects have been put off to due to the heat or bizarre rain we've been getting. I don't have a garage to work in so I'm out in the sun anytime I want to work on something. I'm getting an awesome tan though haha.
We agree.. I dislike humidity more as well. And we agree on the other stuff too. it comes down to a personal which cost do you want to pay, personal time or personal cash outta pocket.
I am guessing that I have a few years on you and my tanning days are well behind me (am 57)
Yesterday 11:58 AM
Bredirish123
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Well, in general I agree.. however, the Silver Surfer (my Jeep) is my DD. Also, I live in N Tx and temps agreeable to work in the garage starts about 6a and end around 10a.. so your project would have taken me several weekends with the Jeep being down in between. I do have a backup but would rather drive the Jeep. Lastly, is the frequency of what I am going to do. If this is a "one-off" affair, I know that the time to complete this the first time is likely going to be at least 2X to 3X the time if I were to do it a second time. So the $200 difference to bring my Jeep with the carpet and seats removed to Linex and to get it back done the same day, well to me thats a very reasonable price to pay.. so I am stuck for now with doing spark plugs, etc.. did do a Poison Spyder hood louver.. and it should be noted that 9 months out of the year, I do have pretty much all day in the garage..
To each their own. I hear ya on that Texas heat though. I grew up in the High Desert of Southern California and now live here in North Georgia. So for my entire life it's either been extremely hot dry heat or extremely hot humid heat. I hate humidity more though.

I suppose it also depends on what you can afford; personally I'm gonna take the $200 and put it towards saving for air lockers.

A lot of my own projects have been put off to due to the heat or bizarre rain we've been getting. I don't have a garage to work in so I'm out in the sun anytime I want to work on something. I'm getting an awesome tan though haha.
Yesterday 11:42 AM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
That's not too bad considering; I don't mind a little sweat and labor for those kinds of savings. I don't know about ya'll, but I try to do as much as I can without the help of a shop/professional. I like the learning experience, plus I know what type of work I'm doing so if something goes wrong I'd rather blame myself than go round and round with a shop.
Well, in general I agree.. however, the Silver Surfer (my Jeep) is my DD. Also, I live in N Tx and temps agreeable to work in the garage starts about 6a and end around 10a.. so your project would have taken me several weekends with the Jeep being down in between. I do have a backup but would rather drive the Jeep. Lastly, is the frequency of what I am going to do. If this is a "one-off" affair, I know that the time to complete this the first time is likely going to be at least 2X to 3X the time if I were to do it a second time. So the $200 difference to bring my Jeep with the carpet and seats removed to Linex and to get it back done the same day, well to me thats a very reasonable price to pay.. so I am stuck for now with doing spark plugs, etc.. did do a Poison Spyder hood louver.. and it should be noted that 9 months out of the year, I do have pretty much all day in the garage..
Yesterday 10:18 AM
Bredirish123
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
The one gallon kit, which is what I used, cost $150-160 and I got a free can of chassis saver and free shipping. I also ordered some extra rollers so it was about $180 in monstaliner supplies. Then there's the misc. supplies like roller pans gloves and MEK. The total was probably $200-250. And a lot of work.
That's not too bad considering; I don't mind a little sweat and labor for those kinds of savings. I don't know about ya'll, but I try to do as much as I can without the help of a shop/professional. I like the learning experience, plus I know what type of work I'm doing so if something goes wrong I'd rather blame myself than go round and round with a shop.
Yesterday 09:50 AM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by tsteb View Post
I'll take the body lift haha
I thought about passing it along but if this RC lift is as bad as everyone makes it out to be I might end up picking ip a Zone 3" kit and putting the BL back on.
Yesterday 09:08 AM
Medixtj01
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Originally Posted by Bredirish123 View Post
I know this has probably been asked; but roughly about how much does all of the materials cost to do this yourself? I'd love to bedline my tub but it's going on my "When I Win the Lottery" list of mods I'll do in the future.
The one gallon kit, which is what I used, cost $150-160 and I got a free can of chassis saver and free shipping. I also ordered some extra rollers so it was about $180 in monstaliner supplies. Then there's the misc. supplies like roller pans gloves and MEK. The total was probably $200-250. And a lot of work.
Yesterday 09:07 AM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
Worked on installing the rear half of the lift. Pulled the right rear wheel off and one of the nuts holding the wheel spacer rolled out from behind it. Not a comforting thing to have happen. I also realized that 4" suspension and 1.5" body lift is going to be too much so I'm going to be working on removing the BL once I button up the suspension. Mainly because as it sits right now the door sill is at my hip so my wife will never be able to get it without a step ladder.
I'll take the body lift haha
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