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Today 10:02 AM
Chunkeydunkin And finished, just need to wire up and install the antenna. Not the greatest looking fab job but as a first I'll take it!





Today 09:23 AM
quantumracer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gem guy View Post
Some challenging trails in Big Bear.
I miss wheeling there. Its an amazing place! If you get a chance, check out ih8rds.com, or you can look her up on facebook. She leads some pretty amazing wheeling adventures, and knows that whole area of california like the back of her hand.
Yesterday 10:52 PM
Gem guy Some challenging trails in Big Bear.

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Yesterday 10:44 PM
ATX14
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Originally Posted by spudley View Post
Another weekend... another excursion...

Northridge 4x4 Canada open house show & grime:


river bed cruise in Rocky Mountain House:


setting up camp:


cozy camp fire...nights are getting cool:


getting ready for 'baseline mountain' trail run:


a bit of 'rocky mountain pinstriping' gets added:


a view at the top:


a little bit of mud:

You are living the dream. Great pictures.
Yesterday 10:29 PM
JKralph Changed the oil.

Replaced passenger turn/brake signal bulb.
Yesterday 10:03 PM
WillyD WILLY: Had the chip in the windshield repaired, ordered Curt front and rear hitches and wiring.

$60 only thing doesn't have the notch for the wiring. It's a special buy that etrailer got, normally $114
Curt Specialty Trailer Hitches for Jeep Wrangler 2014 - 9883544
Yesterday 10:02 PM
johnblahuta88 Just bought the trektop nx from a local jeep guy.
Yesterday 09:43 PM
motrix Installed a rugged ridge tow hitch, tuffy security deck enclosure, and lockpick. started wiring the rear view camera wires but started getting dark. will have finish that off tomorrow along with installing the mopar hood lock and Philips Extreme H13 bulbs.

ordered the warn 9.5 cti winch and saving up for the Maximus 3 hoop, aux light mount and winch plate.
Yesterday 09:31 PM
spudley Another weekend... another excursion...

Northridge 4x4 Canada open house show & grime:


river bed cruise in Rocky Mountain House:


setting up camp:


cozy camp fire...nights are getting cool:


getting ready for 'baseline mountain' trail run:


a bit of 'rocky mountain pinstriping' gets added:


a view at the top:


a little bit of mud:
Yesterday 07:06 PM
tiecka533
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Originally Posted by ivantate View Post
Had a look underneath, got disappointed by the amount of rust on the chassis, cleaned it up and painted some black on it.

8months old and there were spots on the welds. Did the bits I could see, will be having another go in the spring.
Try using WD 40 I spray all the axles at least once a month,keeps them looking new.
Yesterday 06:41 PM
Pitboss33 Cut the front bumper
Yesterday 06:15 PM
Ndig29 Total cost $1 and some leftover bedliner
Yesterday 06:01 PM
Tater Todd
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Originally Posted by Em52 View Post

Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Going to follow Tire Tacks recommendation, I think it's similar to what your saying? It's the one on the right, for 4WD.

Em...
On the right. I didn't rotate all 5 on my 33s. Went to 35s and practically gave away a brand new 33.
Yesterday 06:01 PM
Em52
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikedboyd View Post
I like this one. Seems ... elegant somehow, to me (geek in me I guess).
Thanks, I like this one.
Yesterday 06:00 PM
Em52
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Originally Posted by DOMINUS View Post
Yep that's the one I follow. Since your tires are new, you should do the 5 tire rotation because chances are you'll be going bigger when its time for a new set anyway. That one new spare will be hard to get rid of because who really buys a brand new stock tire for a Jeep anyway? You're at least going to 33's or 35's. Rotate that sucker in there and get rid of them all when the time comes. And after the new set comes, still do it because there are many good brands of tires out there that you may want to try and if you change brands, you'll be stuck with that one tire to get rid of......unless you find the perfect tire for your needs on first go and don't plan on changing brands ever.
Thanks, and I will most likely change the tire size! I sold the stock Willys black rim + tires at the 500 mi mark and replaced all 5 already with 315/70 R17 Duratracs, luv these. But now that I've changed the axle gears to 4.56 last week, I'll most likely get the GY MTR 35x12.5R17 load range C, which are a true 35", from what I hear.

Em ...
Yesterday 05:50 PM
DOMINUS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Em52 View Post
Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Going to follow Tire Tacks recommendation, I think it's similar to what your saying? It's the one on the right, for 4WD.

Em...
Yep that's the one I follow. Since your tires are new, you should do the 5 tire rotation because chances are you'll be going bigger when its time for a new set anyway. That one new spare will be hard to get rid of because who really buys a brand new stock tire for a Jeep anyway? You're at least going to 33's or 35's. Rotate that sucker in there and get rid of them all when the time comes. And after the new set comes, still do it because there are many good brands of tires out there that you may want to try and if you change brands, you'll be stuck with that one tire to get rid of......unless you find the perfect tire for your needs on first go and don't plan on changing brands ever.
Yesterday 03:52 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikedboyd View Post
I like this one. Seems ... elegant somehow, to me (geek in me I guess).

This is what I do.
Yesterday 03:50 PM
rockabillyroy
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Originally Posted by Greenmonster304 View Post
Set up and painted half doors yesterday



That looks great. Gives it a nice pickup truck like look.

If I could have seen the bestop element doors close up before I bought them, I would have went with the savvy off road or strike force zebra doors. Yours line up with the cargo area nicely.
Nothing about the element doors line up at all. Neither the steel panel or the soft uppers.
Yesterday 03:34 PM
mikedboyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Em52 View Post
Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Going to follow Tire Tacks recommendation, I think it's similar to what your saying? It's the one on the right, for 4WD.

Em...
I like this one. Seems ... elegant somehow, to me (geek in me I guess).

Yesterday 02:35 PM
ljvsnyder I picked up a used trek top nx yesterday for a killer deal.
Yesterday 01:10 PM
Em52
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOMINUS View Post

I do the 5 tire rotation for numerous reasons:

- they all wear evenly over time.
- when it comes time to change tires, if you wanted to change tires, you'll have one new tire to try and get rid of.
- I like the look of a worn spare as opposed to a new one.

There isn't a logical explanation to me to not do a 5 tire rotation. The main reason is to bring the front tires to the rear and swap sides. The same thing is done with a 5 tire rotation.
Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Going to follow Tire Tacks recommendation, I think it's similar to what your saying? It's the one on the right, for 4WD.

Em...
Yesterday 01:01 PM
Em52
Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumracer View Post

Depends. I always perform a 5 tire rotation, so they wear evenly.

If your spare hasnt been in the rotation, and your mounted tires have more than about 10K I wouldn't recommend introducing a new tire.
They're ALL new with 5k mi on the mounted ones, first rotation. Got a 5 wheel + tire pkg this spring.

Thanks for the info!
Yesterday 12:25 PM
DOMINUS
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Originally Posted by Em52 View Post
Started to switch the Willys to "winter mode", put the hard top back on, silicone lined all the mouldings, getting ready for my first tire rotation and her first oil change/servicing. Said times, not a winter season fan. Seem to dislike it more as I get older, lol.

My local service shop are not recommending a 5 wheel rotation?!? They are saying to never change the "rotation" pattern on a tire once it has ran over several thousand miles..... What's the forum members thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Em...
I do the 5 tire rotation for numerous reasons:

- they all wear evenly over time.
- when it comes time to change tires, if you wanted to change tires, you'll have one new tire to try and get rid of.
- I like the look of a worn spare as opposed to a new one.

There isn't a logical explanation to me to not do a 5 tire rotation. The main reason is to bring the front tires to the rear and swap sides. The same thing is done with a 5 tire rotation.
Yesterday 12:23 PM
SirRyan
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Originally Posted by army vet View Post
I used Dupli-Color spray on bed liner. It works really well and looks great. I canít speak for the durability of it because I just did it and the top will not be mounted until sometime in December.
First, I sanded the interior down with 220 grit sandpaper and taped off all the windows, seals, gaskets, window shocks and wires (that part sucked). Then, I cleaned the interior with alcohol and let it dry. Finally, spray away (a lot of light coats). For the last coat I held the can a little further away to increase the texture and even out the highs and lows. Be careful removing the tape from the weather stripping that Chrysler installed, they are the only thing known to man that painters tape is stronger than. I also did not spray the lower lip where the top makes contact with the tub.
I left the rear window shocks attached while painting. If I had to do it over I would disconnect them from the hardtop. I did, however, remove all the hardware from the front panels.
Really the hardest part was just starting.
Durability of the DupliColor bedliner is top notch! I did my front grille lase year and have had zero issues.
Yesterday 11:53 AM
ATX14 Finished replacing my rear pinion seal yesterday evening and test drove it today. No leaks overnight so I guess it was a success.
Yesterday 11:15 AM
quantumracer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Em52 View Post
Started to switch the Willys to "winter mode", put the hard top back on, silicone lined all the mouldings, getting ready for my first tire rotation and her first oil change/servicing. Said times, not a winter season fan. Seem to dislike it more as I get older, lol.

My local service shop are not recommending a 5 wheel rotation?!? They are saying to never change the "rotation" pattern on a tire once it has ran over several thousand miles..... What's the forum members thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Em...
Depends. I always perform a 5 tire rotation, so they wear evenly.

If your spare hasnt been in the rotation, and your mounted tires have more than about 10K I wouldn't recommend introducing a new tire.
Yesterday 07:33 AM
jeepstertim Got to play properly off road and experiment with HDC. After a couple of faster than expected descents, worked out gear selection altered the speed. 1st Low is sooooooo slow!
Yesterday 07:23 AM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by dmako View Post
Finished up my rear camera install and will get radio flashed Saturday.
But on the subject of rust, my chassis is rust free using fluid film and a harsh CT winter.

But when I removed radio I found this rust.


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I removed that bracket within 4 days of delivery. When I came across it in my finished basement it was covered with rust.
Yesterday 07:10 AM
Em52 Started to switch the Willys to "winter mode", put the hard top back on, silicone lined all the mouldings, getting ready for my first tire rotation and her first oil change/servicing. Said times, not a winter season fan. Seem to dislike it more as I get older, lol.

My local service shop are not recommending a 5 wheel rotation?!? They are saying to never change the "rotation" pattern on a tire once it has ran over several thousand miles..... What's the forum members thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Em...
Yesterday 07:04 AM
dmako Finished up my rear camera install and will get radio flashed Saturday.
But on the subject of rust, my chassis is rust free using fluid film and a harsh CT winter.

But when I removed radio I found this rust.


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