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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 232
Posted By Wattapunk
If you do need a radiator replacement, stick with...

If you do need a radiator replacement, stick with OEM. You don't need anything fancy. OEM has gotten you a good 14 yrs out of it.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-10-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 232
Posted By Wattapunk
I highly doubt a cracked head. Do as I suggested,...

I highly doubt a cracked head. Do as I suggested, especially flushing/burping/hosing off debri/straighten the fins of the radiator. The radiator and clutch are wear items and unfortunately will fail....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 232
Posted By Wattapunk
I would lean towards replacing the fan clutch...

I would lean towards replacing the fan clutch first since it's original and cheap to do. Do a radiator flush, burp, and making sure the fins are clean of debri, caked on dirt, etc.. and not bent...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Wattapunk
The smell lingered for almost 2 wks post...

The smell lingered for almost 2 wks post Monstalining my interior but gone after that. IMO,the most useful mod for my Jeep. Rust protection, no more smelly carpet, easy water hose cleaning.
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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Wattapunk
I would definitely shop around but $2500 for...

I would definitely shop around but $2500 for labor for the whole interior and exterior is probably pretty close price-wise for most shops. If you can afford it then go for it. DIY is the route that...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Wattapunk
I don't have a HT but the only way I have kept...

I don't have a HT but the only way I have kept the safari top on with the soft top was to do without the header bar and installed grommets and tied the front strip to the footman loop and d-rings i...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Wattapunk
That's horrible. Was the 18yo a pedestrian?

That's horrible. Was the 18yo a pedestrian?
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By Wattapunk
OP, you have 15" wheels so the availability of...

OP, you have 15" wheels so the availability of metric size tires is extremely limited. Even if you can find them, the size will probably be special ordered and costly. Stick with the standard size...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By Wattapunk
You keep on referring them as 'stick' wheels, it...

You keep on referring them as 'stick' wheels, it almost made me web search the term..hahaha.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Wattapunk
Do you have any uneven tread wear running that...

Do you have any uneven tread wear running that setup for the past year?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Wattapunk
Yes, the 4.0 also is timing chain driven...

Yes, the 4.0 also is timing chain driven non-interference engine. FWIW, the 2.5 is much easier to work on with much more room in the engine bay. I just did a harmonic balancer with the radiator in...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Wattapunk
Thanks for the info..How ironic the dealer's name...

Thanks for the info..How ironic the dealer's name is Trust Auto..
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Wattapunk
The 2.5 cyl is not an interference engine. It's...

The 2.5 cyl is not an interference engine. It's has a timing chain that if in an extreme rare case that it would break, the engine would simply shutdown.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Wattapunk
The 2.5 cyl is not an interference engine. It's...

The 2.5 cyl is not an interference engine. It's has a timing chain that if in an extreme rare case that it would break, the engine would shutdown.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Wattapunk
http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attach...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1278881&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1404779649 (http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1278881&d=1404779649)
You mentioned a 2.5" SL...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Wattapunk
Not sure where you got the sending unit but I...

Not sure where you got the sending unit but I would return it and go with a Mopar unit along with checking the condition on the wires and connector to the unit.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Wattapunk
I don't even think a winch plate would even work...

I don't even think a winch plate would even work with that bumper. Never seen it on those tube type bumpers unless you have to fab it to fit. I think the upper tube location will prevent a winch...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Wattapunk
Check the usual things like undercarriage rust...

Check the usual things like undercarriage rust and 4wd, leaks, vibes at low/highway speeds. You also want to make sure if the lift was done properly such as longer shocks with extended bumpstops and...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By Wattapunk
I will go against selling and recommend keeping...

I will go against selling and recommend keeping both and here's why. Although her's would be the one I would keep as others have stated, yours would be a hard sell due to the title and 4cyl. You...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Wattapunk
Looks to be stock suspension. There's no body...

Looks to be stock suspension. There's no body lift and front fender gap looks stock. For 33's would require close to 4" of lift and recommended regear depending on your current specs(gears, engine,...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By Wattapunk
There's some on eBay: Jeep Wrangler TJ Front...

There's some on eBay:

Jeep Wrangler TJ Front Sway Bar Mount Brackets 97 06 Swaybar Bracket Pair | eBay...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By Wattapunk
That's odd since that part number and size is...

That's odd since that part number and size is correct as OEM replacement. Can you even thread the bolt to crank it down? Can you post a pic?
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Wattapunk
No lift is not an option with 33's. Do a 4" lift...

No lift is not an option with 33's. Do a 4" lift as suggested.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By Wattapunk
Why wouldn't he with the sound advice that was...

Why wouldn't he with the sound advice that was given here.:rolleyes:
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Wattapunk
Just from the reviews here from guys that run it,...

Just from the reviews here from guys that run it, it's the best performing bang for your buck as far as a 2" lift goes.
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