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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-24-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By TJDave
Bestop tub mounted carrier. Been carrying a 35"...

Bestop tub mounted carrier. Been carrying a 35" tire since 2011.
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 07-24-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 80,815
Posted By TJDave
It still looks like this. Probably will for...

It still looks like this. Probably will for awhile. No major plans for it.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/2016%20Trail%20Jam/20160708_110657_zpsqmnpvm74.jpg...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-24-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By TJDave
I ran a 33x12.5x15 spare on the stock carrier for...

I ran a 33x12.5x15 spare on the stock carrier for a few years without issue until I was able to buy an aftermarket carrier. Wheels were aftermarket 15x8 with 3.75" backspace. The tire was able to...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-22-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By TJDave
He meant swap front 2" spacer and stock springs...

He meant swap front 2" spacer and stock springs for 3" springs.
Not bad advice.

Here's an old pic of exactly that, plus a 1.25" BL and 33's
...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-29-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,169
Views: 3,444,284
Posted By TJDave
Yes. I just mounted the mounts directly to the...

Yes. I just mounted the mounts directly to the license plate. Lol.
Still going strong after all these years. Some worry about someone stealing their license plate, but I've never had a problem.
I...
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 05-28-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 76,544
Posted By TJDave
It got to come out of the garage today. ...

It got to come out of the garage today.


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Jeep%203/20160528_105645_zps6vm2wmie.jpg...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-18-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By TJDave
Take the plastic milk jugs off the ends of the...

Take the plastic milk jugs off the ends of the bumpers.
Cut 6" off the ends of the front bumper. Homemade stubby bumper.
Paint your fender flares with Krylon Fusion satin black paint for plastic....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-09-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By TJDave
Rear window zippers are definitely more...

Rear window zippers are definitely more problematic.
I still have a factory original soft top, with intact zippers that still work fine. I keep the zippers lubed and have added some zipper pulls...
Forum: Pictures Forum 04-08-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,640
Posted By TJDave
Rescued my friend's daughter's Rubi today. ...

Rescued my friend's daughter's Rubi today.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/20160408_131052_zps9t9cgclh.jpg...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-03-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By TJDave
I did it once when I installed sports bar...

I did it once when I installed sports bar additions. Never had leaking issues.

JMO, but I think TJs look goofy with the stock cage and the windshield down with nothing left over the front...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By TJDave
Hate to see you go, but commendable decision on...

Hate to see you go, but commendable decision on prioritizing.
Must of been hard watching someone else drive away in it.
They have themselves a nice Jeep.

Good luck, and hope you will be back...
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 04-01-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By TJDave
Choose one. Put the other in the back!

Choose one. Put the other in the back!
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-01-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By TJDave
A lot depends on weather or not your Jeep ever...

A lot depends on weather or not your Jeep ever had a soft top on it at any time, and what type of top you want. Factory style framed top, or frameless.

My 04 TJ came from the factory as a hard top...
Forum: TJ Pics Forum 03-30-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By TJDave
Mine back in 2008. 2" BB and 32's ...

Mine back in 2008. 2" BB and 32's
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj238/pinkeye_photos/12.jpg (http://s273.photobucket.com/user/pinkeye_photos/media/12.jpg.html)
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-29-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By TJDave
Krylon Fusion paint for plastic works great. The...

Krylon Fusion paint for plastic works great. The trick will be finding a color that is a direct match with your tub.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-29-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By TJDave
I only have experience with the Savvy GTS. I...

I only have experience with the Savvy GTS. I installed it in 2011 and it still looks new. It has taken some good hits. Most unexpected as I dropped off something.

What sold me is that the Savvy...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-28-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By TJDave
How much does a re-balance cost at a tire store...

How much does a re-balance cost at a tire store these days?

I forgot. It's been 5 years since I needed one, after ditching the steel wheels.:)
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-27-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By TJDave
My TCM went bad in 2014 with barely 50k on my 04...

My TCM went bad in 2014 with barely 50k on my 04 TJ. It went into "limp mode" only allowing 2nd gear and reverse.
I lucked out finding the problem by swapping the TCM out if a buddy's 04 TJ....
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-27-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By TJDave
There is not much that holds the hardtop glass...

There is not much that holds the hardtop glass secure behind the tailgate.
Maybe the Swag kit has lowered your tailgate just a hair, combined with added pressure from no vent is causing it to pop...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-27-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By TJDave
I always recommend alloy over steel after...

I always recommend alloy over steel after previously having two different sets of steel wheels, one of them being Cragar Soft 8's.
For a few dollars more per wheel, the benefits far outweigh the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-26-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By TJDave
Well, from my experience, something is moving...

Well, from my experience, something is moving causing what you describe during acceleration and deceleration.

That would be the track bar's job to center the axles. If you have any lift other than...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-26-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By TJDave
^This. Mine did it badly when my cheapo previous...

^This. Mine did it badly when my cheapo previous control arm bushings disintegrated.
Have someone rock the jeep back and forth while it is in park or 1st gear.
Look at your rear arms and pinion....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-26-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By TJDave
There is nothing to align on a TJ with fixed...

There is nothing to align on a TJ with fixed length control arms except toe in/out.
Very easy with a tape measure and tie rod adjustment.
Even easier is centering the steering wheel with a quick...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-26-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By TJDave
Water Dog's pdf file is spot on. The only thing I...

Water Dog's pdf file is spot on. The only thing I do different is unbolt the front shocks lower mount instead of the top.
I have have removed and replaced springs so many times in my TJ, I have lost...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-25-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By TJDave
What problem did you have before your...

What problem did you have before your transmission was rebuilt?
Just curious. Mine went into limp mode a couple years ago with no warning.
Mine turned out to be a bad TCM. More details by clicking...
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