|Today 01:36 AM|
|Today 01:06 AM|
|Today 01:01 AM|
|Today 12:51 AM|
|tiecka533||San Felipe Baja 250 trip|
|Today 12:32 AM|
|Today 12:09 AM|
Bit the bullet and paid the big bucks for an Optima Yellow top battery... So sick of replacing cheapo batteries.
The next few years we'll find out if it lives up to the hype.
|Today 12:03 AM|
|4SouthernBrowns||Added the rear grab handles, painted the A/C vents and the OS bar letters, installed these.... great having a ban saw and drill press at my disposal. Now the back seat reclines a little for back seat riders.|
|Today 12:02 AM|
|Yesterday 10:05 PM|
|Yesterday 10:05 PM|
I installed a new bumper the other day. Was a piece of cake, it took roughly 30min to do the install.
Today I finally got a chance to wire in the Piaa's (well, sort of). I got most of the way done. I keep all my tools at work, and I just grabbed what I thought I needed to do the job. But part way through I decided I wasn't going to use the Piaa switch, and just use the factory fog light signal for the trigger. So hopefully tomorrow evening I'll get a opertunity to finish.
I still need to buy a winch, but one thing at a time. I did score a tiny led light bar from work that was for display. I figured I'd put it in the bumper for now until I get a winch. It's only 3 LED's but its stupid bright. Eventually I'll be mounting it on my rear bumper.
|Yesterday 10:02 PM|
|Yesterday 09:47 PM|
|Yesterday 09:35 PM|
|Yesterday 09:31 PM|
|Yesterday 09:30 PM|
|JohnnyWest||Didn't get much done today. Finished the spare tire mount install and put on the spare.|
|Yesterday 09:17 PM|
Several things this weekend.
Installed Gutter Mesh in the grill, Truck Bed Liner-ed the inserts first.
Painted the muffler and exhaust tip black.
this was stupid easy, took 20 minutes. Wiped the muffler down with de-greaser and then paint thinner, then painted it with engine paint.
And my favorite.
Installed buttons for my garage door opener in the windshield horizontal trim piece.
I used a multi-meter to figure out which points on the circuit board were the contacts for the buttons on my opener and wired those to the 2 switches for my 2 garage doors.
I hardwired the opener's batter circuit to the cigarette lighter circuit using a 5V - voltage reducer from Radio Shack since the opener used 2 3 Volt batters = 6 volts, (better under powered than over powered, and radio shack didn't have anything in between 5 and 12v).
Also since this is on my radio circuit, if i have the top off and its in the driveway no one can get in to my garage without the key being turned on.
*hard to tell from the angle of the picture but the buttons line up with the jeep grille logo on the windshield.
|Yesterday 09:10 PM|
|Yesterday 09:04 PM|
|deathdealer687||Currently working on the cheap grill mesh mod and plastidipping my grill logo|
|Yesterday 09:03 PM|
Mine was out of commission for only a weekend and I missed him fiercely.
|Yesterday 09:00 PM|
|Claysjk||Pulled out a YJ and did some light crawling|
|Yesterday 08:59 PM|
Gave "Red" a bath, vacuumed up the inside, and cleaned the glass.
Jeep by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr
|Yesterday 08:56 PM|
I drove it for the first time in 6 months
|Yesterday 08:52 PM|
|Yesterday 08:47 PM|
After my previously posted fail on a more dead pedal and a stuck rotopax lock, I decided to clean up some wiring and made a new wiring harness for the lights on the roof rack.
Too dark to install now, so that'll have to wait.
While doing the wiring, I decided to create a simple 'how to' on soldering for your Jeep (or any vehicle).
starting from the top right:
1) these wire splicers work (sometimes) but only for temporary connections as they can come loose, and moisture can be an issue too - try to avoid using these
2) always use stranded copper wire - never solid core
3) create a good western union type splice
4) make certain your heat shrink is on the cable before soldering;
5) heat rises - soldering iron goes on the bottom of your splice, and solder flows from the top when it's hot enough - never 'brush' the solder onto the splice - that ends up in a "cold solder" joint and can break apart on you.
6) use heat shrink lined with adhesive - it helps keep out the moisture!
If you're tapping into an existing 12V source, or the battery - make certain to also place a fuse near your tie-in point, or at the battery if that's where it is!
After that, enjoy a problem free electrical connection!
For those interested, the relay bank is to allow me more control over my lights - I have "three sets" that are forward facing, and light on each side of the Jeep and rear for "camping/area lights". The relay bank gives me full control and access to a panic switch that also overrides all and puts all lights on if I need to (I've also run wiring to my roof top tent for a 'remote' panic switch).
|Yesterday 08:28 PM|
Installed new rear bumper.
|Yesterday 08:22 PM|
Got a 2015 JKU for Christmas put this in it for my birthday Jan 21st.
|Yesterday 08:08 PM|
|Yesterday 08:04 PM|
|tlloyd85||Put on new sway bar links and rancho steering stabilizer. Hoping it fixed my wobble.|
|Yesterday 07:56 PM|
|Yesterday 07:38 PM|
Added a camera to my non stock 430N. No football today so it was fun time in the garage. Might try a IR camera if the led backup bulbs don't do the trick.
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