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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By WeekenderATX
I didn't know to think about gearing and came to...

I didn't know to think about gearing and came to find mine had 3.07. (Aftermarket diff covers had no tabs). It was pretty anemic with 31s, and 5th gear was useless unless going downhill. Much...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,119
Posted By WeekenderATX
Safari top. I installed it, got tired of the...

Safari top.
I installed it, got tired of the flapping, and went back to windowless soft top. Preferred cuz I can put it up/down easily
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By WeekenderATX
U may end up waiting forever if your holding out...

U may end up waiting forever if your holding out for Dana 44. A Dana 35, properly geared will likely suffice, unless ur a hardcore rock hound.
Just FYI, I found a Dana 44/30 pair geared the way I...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By WeekenderATX
Hold out for 6cyl. It's known to be very...

Hold out for 6cyl. It's known to be very reliable, even with high mileage. And going with a 98-99 will be cheaper than a newer one.
Personally, I think a Jeep should be manual, but plenty of folks...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Dunno how to describe it. Sounds like...

Dunno how to describe it. Sounds like ruh-ruh-start. Used to be just start.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
It has to turn over a couple times before it...

It has to turn over a couple times before it fires.
I had the fuel pump replaced about a year ago, so I would hope fuel pressure isn't the issue.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Thought cranking was basically a load test, but i...

Thought cranking was basically a load test, but i guess you're right. Of course, the battery shop is gonna want to sell me a battery, though.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By WeekenderATX
I've thought about this too, but it'd be easier...

I've thought about this too, but it'd be easier and a lot faster to just buy a Bestop rear seat with headrests. Gotta decide what your time is worth, IMHO.
$265 shipped...
Bestop Part bst39435-37...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Disconnected each terminal, wire brushed each...

Disconnected each terminal, wire brushed each one, reconnected. Both look fine, with no corrosion, rust, etc.
The numbers are basically the same after cleaning:
Off = 12.7V
While cranking = 10.5V...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Gotcha. Will try. :-)

Gotcha. Will try. :-)
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By WeekenderATX
Excellent. Thanks!

Excellent.
Thanks!
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By WeekenderATX
Whoa! That's awesome!

Whoa!
That's awesome!
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Guess I should've included a pic, but the posts...

Guess I should've included a pic, but the posts look perfect, to my eye. No corrosion, tight connections, etc.
Is it still worthwhile to disconnect and wire brush everything?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By WeekenderATX
Add rear roll cage bar- soft top up/down?

If I bolt this "across the rear" bar onto the rear corners of the TJ roll bars, can I still move my soft top up and down like usual?
...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-05-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 147
Posted By WeekenderATX
Slow crank- battery issue, probably?

My 98 TJ is a little slow to turn over at startup, but once started runs fine.
I looked around, but I'm having a hard time finding "normal" ranges for voltage.
Sticker on battery says it's from...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By WeekenderATX
Nicely done. My front passenger seat rattles. ...

Nicely done. My front passenger seat rattles. Gonna do this.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By WeekenderATX
The concern is getting rear ended, with no head...

The concern is getting rear ended, with no head support. Been thinkin bout that bestop with headrests too.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By WeekenderATX
^x2. Hold out for the 6 cyl. Personally, I...

^x2. Hold out for the 6 cyl. Personally, I think a Jeep should be manual, but lots of guys prefer auto for various reasons.
Second, hold out for one that's close to stock, so you don't pay for...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,193
Posted By WeekenderATX
^ now that's a steal. Wow!

^ now that's a steal. Wow!
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By WeekenderATX
Driver's side footwell after and before

Driver's side footwell after and before
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By WeekenderATX
I used the rattle can Rustoleum on my front and...

I used the rattle can Rustoleum on my front and rear footwells last year.
I just cut the carpet, around the perimeter, pulled out the floor section, and held the edges up as I sprayed. Seems to be...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By WeekenderATX
I have the same problem. Had to put on a...

I have the same problem. Had to put on a steering wheel cover. I tried using a 409-type product on the dash, but it started removing the tan color of the plastic, so I quit. It's not my DD, so I...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By WeekenderATX
Wait. It's far away, it's not the color you...

Wait.
It's far away, it's not the color you want, etc.
A better one will come along. Be patient.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,193
Posted By WeekenderATX
Found mine on Craigslist in fall of 2012 (nearby...

Found mine on Craigslist in fall of 2012 (nearby small town used car dealer) for $6000
98 4.0L 5spd sport. Bone stock, in great shape with no rust.
Of course, after 2.5in lift, 31s, minor...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By WeekenderATX
The shop have me a big fat credit for my old...

The shop have me a big fat credit for my old stuff, against the new install. Didn't have to load it all back up and truck it back home. Nice.
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