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Old 01-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #39931
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got some help and got the new JKS adj. HD track bar installed death wobble is mostly gone now yay.

that 2nd hole was done by the PO when they lifted it rather than putting an adjustable on there...




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Old 01-18-2018, 03:56 PM   #39932
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very cool!!
Thanks!
I added two photos of the screened windows in the jeep.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:13 AM   #39933
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New rocker switches

Upgraded the OEM switches with a nice Rocker switch panel in my TJ (photo on left is the upgrade). Then, installed the daystar switch panel in my wife's JK. Both came out really nice, although the daystar panel didn't stay snapped in very well, so I used some dash screws to secure it. All the switches have the small led light when the vehicles lights are turned on, then the switches icon lights up when pressed to the on position (center switch location has a 2 x USB socket with voltmeter). On my TJ, you will notice that the center dash bezel is an aftermarket panel that is designed to fit the 6.4" double din headunit I installed. A much cleaner fit than the bezel I had modified to fit. The gauge pod on top supports my banks sidewinder turbo boost, and engine oil temp.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:29 PM   #39934
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Upgraded the OEM switches with a nice Rocker switch panel in my TJ (photo on left is the upgrade). Then, installed the daystar switch panel in my wife's JK. Both came out really nice, although the daystar panel didn't stay snapped in very well, so I used some dash screws to secure it. All the switches have the small led light when the vehicles lights are turned on, then the switches icon lights up when pressed to the on position (center switch location has a 2 x USB socket with voltmeter). On my TJ, you will notice that the center dash bezel is an aftermarket panel that is designed to fit the 6.4" double din headunit I installed. A much cleaner fit than the bezel I had modified to fit. The gauge pod on top supports my banks sidewinder turbo boost, and engine oil temp.
I'm drooling! That is bad ass.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:37 AM   #39935
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Installed new weather stripping on the hard top and around the back glass. Also put in Core 4X4 adjustable upper control arms on front axle and adjusted the caster a couple degrees positive. The caster adjustment solved the highway wandering issue.
I also noticed some of my suspension parts were not properly torqued. Replaced the worn out prevailing torque nuts on all of my control arms.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:01 PM   #39936
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Eaton eLocker

Well, after installing front and rear eLockers in my wife's JK, I just couldn't help myself. Had to remove the old Aussie Locker and install an eLocker in the front of my TJ. Already had one in the rear 8.8 and have really liked the performance. Installed it yesterday and wired it all up today.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:58 PM   #39937
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Our 2005 unlimited that we picked up 1 1/2 years ago had a cheap lift kit on it along with other items that the PO had installed. With the snow and ice that we had we noticed that something was not right so we had it inspected by Eastern Truck and Accessories. The inspection revealed that all of the shocks, track bar, sway bar links and the upper/lower control arms were all in need of replacement. Based on this we wanted them to replace everything to make it right. We had them install a complete 3" JSPEC suspension system. What a difference it has made in the driving. The next thing we plan to do is get rid of the 17" wheels and go back to 15" wheels with some 33" tires.
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:54 PM   #39938
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Replaced my headlights with these HELLA's https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001G...f=yo_pop_mb_pd

Direct plug n play. Look nice and function super well. Happy camper.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:51 PM   #39939
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Just did the zj tierod upgrade
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:51 PM   #39940
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Dropped my lj off at northridge 4x4 for 4.88 gears and arb air lockers
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:09 AM   #39941
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installed odyssey battery 10mm long extension- treated underside of battery seat with under coating spray to keep from rusting in the future
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:04 PM   #39942
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I put a new Odyssey Extreme battery in last week, winter killed the Optima but got 6 years out of it.

This week my power steering pump blew up on me. Was going up the interstate to work, smelled rubber burning, saw smoke, pulled over and the pulley was screwed, fluid everywhere. Needed to get home so I just snagged a reman pump and pulley and installed it. Had to rent a press tool to put the pulley on. Pulley is on, but seems a lil bit wobbly, firm when I wiggle it though.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:31 PM   #39943
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Installed a Bank's Exhaust by myself today for the first time took me 2 hours learned more about my 2002 TJ and the sound is really good.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-26-2018, 05:50 PM   #39944
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Installed my uhf cb radio...... now I just need someone to talk to. Took my half doors off for the first time in this jeeps existence, snapped ever nut off, well at least now I will never need to worry about tools when I want to take them off lol
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:11 PM   #39945
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Installed Rigid 55000 LEDs today. Amazing lights. Came with PNP non-flicker harness and lifetime warranty. Paid $375 on sale at 4 Wheel Parts. Install was super easy, about 30 minutes total.
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:44 PM   #39946
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Put new rear sway bar bushings and links on today, finally got rid of the clunking sound in the rear end
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:36 PM   #39947
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installed a new winch. the portable workstand made it easy to do alone. I had to take the bumper off to drill the mounting holes and after bolting on the winch it weighed over 100 lbs.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:50 AM   #39948
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Adjusted my parking brake finally..it's never worked at all since I got it. Super easy:
1. jack up rear end.
2. find the star nut inside the back of the rear drums.
3. adjust up or down to tighten rear brakes until they have a slight drag.
4. test drive. Go forward and back a few times, coming to complete stop each time to allow them to auto adjust.
5. test parking brake, still didn't have much pull.
6. tighten the adjuster bolt under the center-ish of the tub until you feel the brake engage after a few clicks and is at max pull height around halfway up the total pull distance.
BAM! I have a working parking brake for the first time.

Also changed my Oil Pressure Sending Unit with a mopar one. Only thing that took me a while was figuring out how to unplug that freaking thing lol Turns out the "RED TAB" slides from one side to the other (mine was positioned so the red tab was facing the sky and it slid to the right). Once that was unlocked the unit just unplugged, unscrewed, re-screwed the new one, and plugged it in. Test drive, check for leaks, check your oil pressure.
Done! No more max oil pressure scares.

Fun little post-work-Monday jobs.
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:13 PM   #39949
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Adjusted my parking brake finally..it's never worked at all since I got it. Super easy:
1. jack up rear end.
2. find the star nut inside the back of the rear drums.
3. adjust up or down to tighten rear brakes until they have a slight drag.
4. test drive. Go forward and back a few times, coming to complete stop each time to allow them to auto adjust.
5. test parking brake, still didn't have much pull.
6. tighten the adjuster bolt under the center-ish of the tub until you feel the brake engage after a few clicks and is at max pull height around halfway up the total pull distance.
BAM! I have a working parking brake for the first time.

Also changed my Oil Pressure Sending Unit with a mopar one. Only thing that took me a while was figuring out how to unplug that freaking thing lol Turns out the "RED TAB" slides from one side to the other (mine was positioned so the red tab was facing the sky and it slid to the right). Once that was unlocked the unit just unplugged, unscrewed, re-screwed the new one, and plugged it in. Test drive, check for leaks, check your oil pressure.
Done! No more max oil pressure scares.

Fun little post-work-Monday jobs.
I like the number 6, as simple as it is, never tought about that! Thank!
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:27 PM   #39950
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Picked it up from getting 4.88 gears and arb air lockers installed front and rear. Thanks Northridge 4x4! My MCE front fenders are supposed to be delivered thursday, so i will be installing them this weekend
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:21 AM   #39951
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My MCE front fenders are supposed to be delivered thursday, so i will be installing them this weekend
There is a member in the CO forum who was looking for someone with the MCEs. Once you get them installed you should post up what he is looking for.

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Old 02-01-2018, 07:54 PM   #39952
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Installed new 7" fender flares on the LJ.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:56 PM   #39953
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Installed new 7" fender flares on the LJ.
what brand? post up a pic
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:43 AM   #39954
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Not mine but got my folks Jeep lifted and got new wheels and tires on it

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Old 02-04-2018, 12:45 AM   #39955
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Installed the mce front fenders.

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Old 02-04-2018, 03:22 AM   #39956
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Fixed the sprung door handle, this is the second time I had to take the door apart in 1 week

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Old 02-05-2018, 09:34 PM   #39957
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Screened soft top? Say What?!

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Thanks!
I added two photos of the screened windows in the jeep.
This is a fantastic idea and a job well done.
Tell me, did your top have bad windows, or did you modify a good top?

Any photos of the process and any advise you would offer for something considering this?

Thanks for the first pics, btw.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:45 PM   #39958
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upgraded lighting; added DRL module.

The subject is it, I added new LED headlights (replaced stock, sealed beams), fog lamps (required modification to stock housings & the new H3 LED bulbs).

Added a generic DRL sensor.

I think it looks great, and it's way better than what I had going on...
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:14 AM   #39959
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Removed the original owner's blown sound system. To my delight, he didn't do a bad job wiring it up, still had all my factory wires in-tact and it was nice and clean behind the curtain. Prepping to install my new one..hopefully today after work..Drove it today with the dash all taken apart and no doors on it, using a bluetooth speaker for my music

New system includes:
  • Headunit: Kenwood KMR-M318BT (Marine rated)
  • Amp: Pioneer GM-D1004 (Compact 45Wx4)
  • Front Speakers: Polk Audio DB522 (5.25" Marine Rated)
  • Soundbar Speakers: Polk Audio DB652 (6.5" Marine Rated)
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Put a new centering yoke in front drive shaft. No more clicking on 4 wheel drive.


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