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Yesterday 11:10 PM
Howlie
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
installed some 7.5" 36 watt cree led light bars on the front bumper! picked them up off my buddy for $60
Pics?
Yesterday 09:56 PM
raif281 installed some 7.5" 36 watt cree led light bars on the front bumper! picked them up off my buddy for $60
Yesterday 08:51 PM
Stickbuilder Found my 3rd brake light wires unplugged under right rear inner fender. Don't know how that could have happened. The liner has never been disturbed. Plugged them back on the contact pins. Works like it used to.
Yesterday 07:22 PM
IndianaBones Idle air control valve
Yesterday 06:56 PM
raif281 Iac?
Yesterday 04:21 PM
Howlie
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Originally Posted by 12vtman View Post
Wow, that was dirty! Did u pull and clean the IAC too?
Yep
Yesterday 12:05 PM
12vtman
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Originally Posted by Howlie View Post
Cleaned my throttle body and added winch
Wow, that was dirty! Did u pull and clean the IAC too?
Yesterday 07:13 AM
Howlie Cleaned my throttle body and added winch
Yesterday 12:13 AM
Laggy Adjusted steering wheel center.
Added one of those little buttons to seat belt webbing so clip doesn't fall.
Flipped seat belt clip, it was backwards.
Yesterday 12:12 AM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by samizdad View Post
After 3 1/2 months I finally finished the front and rear regear. Took forever between life and work. So much better with the 4.56 gear. I'll never do it myself again. Way to much work.
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Beautiful jeep
12-20-2014 11:00 PM
CPTCO

Parade of lights.
12-20-2014 09:52 AM
samizdad Good luck. I just finished mine. Took forever (see post). Getting ready to break them in today. It is a tedious job but in the end, nice to say you did it yourself. I spent about $1300 in parts and special tools. I had most of the stuff as I was a mechanic a few years ago. Have fun and take your time.

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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Not to the TJ, but for it. I am one step closed to doing my regear. I have finished reading all the stuff on Pirate and am on my second time through Randy's excellent Differentials: Identification, Restoration & Repair 2nd Ed.

I'm diggin' on my new tools, too, man. Brown Santa came today and left me two boxes of Jeep Joy.

These are like the nicest things I have yet purchased for working on my TJ. I have some other stuff to buy for the re-gear, but these were the two that I researched the most. After the TJ I have three more axles to either re-gear or simply rebuild. These will get used enough to justify the expense to me. I hate-hate-hate crappy tools.

I need to thank several machine shop guys who strongly recommended these over the course of my researching what to look for as well as what to expect from several top brands and some of the dogs.

I cannot afford as near as much as some folks here, but more than others. I have been trying to appease my addiction through meaningful upgrades using the best parts and tools I can possibly afford so that I do not have to do a job twice and so that my tools will be there for me whenever I need them to be.

This has dragged me up from a set of AutoZone wrenches, Craftsman sockets, and Home Depot screwdrivers and hammers to a fairly nice set of tools that improves a bit each season. Of course, that means that it is growing, too, since I never toss a tool that works. So my tool box has grown into one of those rolling carts the size of a dishwasher but about chin high to me. I used to keep it all in a green, plastic tackle box from Walmart.

The TJ is forcing me to become a better mechanic and also a bit of a tool junkie.

If not Jeep parts, tools. The costs never seem to end, man. They never seem to end. HAHAHA!!!
12-20-2014 09:48 AM
samizdad Looks great. I have the rear bumper from them and love it. Leaning towards that one for the front or a stinger. Not sure yet.

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Originally Posted by eDoSimply View Post
This is what i did at midnight... just bc i wanted too...

how it started

how it ended



Barricade front HD bumper with winch mount... feels awesome, sturdy as a maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Winch comes in on tuesday and i cant wait
12-20-2014 09:43 AM
samizdad After 3 1/2 months I finally finished the front and rear regear. Took forever between life and work. So much better with the 4.56 gear. I'll never do it myself again. Way to much work.
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12-20-2014 03:41 AM
PUR3VIL Almost done.... now i really need to order the rears soon. Testing fitting the hood.



12-19-2014 11:18 PM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by JustinAppleseed View Post

That's not dirty!!

This is dirty!
Haha! I think that I'd have a seizure at that point!
12-19-2014 10:32 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
Laggy was right, it's metallic charcoal. Looks great all bolted up.



I also got a chance to take a good look at the K&N lifetime filter i pulled and replaced with a normal paper one.



I'm willing to bet the PO threw it in there thinking they'd get clean intake air for life. I tried spraying it out with the hose; that gunk is in there pretty good. Whoever buys it from Ebay is going to have to clean it themselves.
For the hell of it; i looked up how much the cleaning kit costs. $14 bucks. So you pay $50 for a lifetime filter, and $14 bucks regularly to clean it? K&N really has people by the balls with these, don't they?

I'll stick with my $13 paper filter & replace it with a brand new sterile one every 15k. Thanks.
Metallic charcoal looks good. You did good on the air filter, K&N has done an unreal sales job on their filters, they suck if you think about it!
12-19-2014 09:49 PM
Szmich97tj Added a Currie Currectlync tie rod and a Rockkrawler bombproof front trac bar today. Ready to get an alignment!
12-19-2014 08:00 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post

damn that's a weird thing to do. guess they'll go back down once they get some in stock
Yea I don't understand it either
12-19-2014 06:44 PM
JustinAppleseed
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
Not always! Lol
That's not dirty!!

Attachment 1736553

This is dirty!
12-19-2014 06:26 PM
echo2
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post
Is there any drilling req'd for those?

Jeep's looking nice, btw.
Looks like it uses the roll bar bolts...
12-19-2014 05:30 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post
Installed GraBars.
Is there any drilling req'd for those?

Jeep's looking nice, btw.
12-19-2014 05:07 PM
Laggy Installed GraBars. Amazing entry/exit from the jeep now. Will be even more so once i get some rockers with steps. Took a little extra work, probably gonna get flat socket cap bolts cause the GraBars are countersunk but they reuse original hardware.
Wired up illuminated switch for LED spots (found a good ground off metal dash/console skeleton).
Cleaned soft top mud stains with simple green.
Spec the wheels and tires.


12-19-2014 04:04 PM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
Laggy was right, it's metallic charcoal. Looks great all bolted up.



I also got a chance to take a good look at the K&N lifetime filter i pulled and replaced with a normal paper one.



I'm willing to bet the PO threw it in there thinking they'd get clean intake air for life. I tried spraying it out with the hose; that gunk is in there pretty good. Whoever buys it from Ebay is going to have to clean it themselves.
For the hell of it; i looked up how much the cleaning kit costs. $14 bucks. So you pay $50 for a lifetime filter, and $14 bucks regularly to clean it? K&N really has people by the balls with these, don't they?

I'll stick with my $13 paper filter & replace it with a brand new sterile one every 15k. Thanks.
That looks awesome, nice way to switch up the usual black.
As for the filter thing, it's a personal preference. I enjoy cleaning k&n style filters. Although one thing I will say, is that the preposterous claims of 10, 15 even 20 horsepower have no scientific data to back it up. A company puts a pretty graph up, and idiots believe it. Is a high flow intake an integral part of a PERFORMANCE engine? Absolutely. Race filter makes a difference on my supersport bike only when I tune using air/fuel data and a ECU programmer. But a bone stock Jeep is not gonna see 15HP from a filter. It's quicker airflow for sure, but your ECU is set to run lean anyway, so the little extra fuel your ECU feeds in isn't gonna do much. So I say, go ahead with your paper filter. So clean!
12-19-2014 02:47 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
They raise the price so no one will buy them... I asked them a while back why they were so much more expensive, that's the answer they gave
damn that's a weird thing to do. guess they'll go back down once they get some in stock
12-19-2014 02:44 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post

so your saying they charge almost $700 cuz their not in stock?
They raise the price so no one will buy them... I asked them a while back why they were so much more expensive, that's the answer they gave
12-19-2014 02:37 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
The price is only high due to them not being in stock... normally they're 174, I paid 199 almost 3 years ago
so your saying they charge almost $700 cuz their not in stock?
12-19-2014 02:05 PM
Hexiled Razz
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
OK, looks black to me but I guess not to you so what color is it?
Laggy was right, it's metallic charcoal. Looks great all bolted up.



I also got a chance to take a good look at the K&N lifetime filter i pulled and replaced with a normal paper one.



I'm willing to bet the PO threw it in there thinking they'd get clean intake air for life. I tried spraying it out with the hose; that gunk is in there pretty good. Whoever buys it from Ebay is going to have to clean it themselves.
For the hell of it; i looked up how much the cleaning kit costs. $14 bucks. So you pay $50 for a lifetime filter, and $14 bucks regularly to clean it? K&N really has people by the balls with these, don't they?

I'll stick with my $13 paper filter & replace it with a brand new sterile one every 15k. Thanks.
12-19-2014 01:55 PM
MN4x4 I finally changed out the clockspring. It was broken when I bought the jeep 4 months ago. Hearing the horn honk for the first time was like hearing your baby cry for the first time. Pretty awesome!
12-19-2014 12:58 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post

dam..

there cool but I cant justify 900 on rocke4 gards when I already have some smittys
The price is only high due to them not being in stock... normally they're 174, I paid 199 almost 3 years ago
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