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Old 02-09-2018, 01:02 PM   #39961
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Had to install 1.25' spacers on my front wheels due to tire rubbing, as I have 31' All terrain and couldn't turn the wheels completely. Now the feeling is good. No rubbing at all. Still, I dont like spacers. Besides my driving is careful, my jeep is not my DD so I hope they dont get bad, because of these.

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Old 02-10-2018, 01:03 PM   #39962
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Spacers added...

I installed 1.25" Synergy spacers today. I'm running 31x10.5x15 tires and they rubbed a bit on turns. This should clear the rubbing up. The only problem I ran into was "SUMMER IS OVER", here in Floriduh anyway. 81 degrees right now...Sorry to everyone up in Michigan and other cold places...LOL

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Old 02-10-2018, 05:27 PM   #39963
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It was a couple of weeks ago, but I got some nice goodies for my TJ. I went to a Wrench a thon the club I belong to was holding at a nearby shop. The owner of the shop (4X4 Land in Topeka, Ks) let us come out and use his shop for the weekend. I helped other people with their projects and found a set of half doors lurking in the corner of the shop. Not the right color, but I can fix that. And then one of the TJ owners had a brand new, in the box set of rocker guards , so I came home with those too.

I'm also chasing an intermittent #6 misfire. It's being difficult. I replaced the crank and cam sensors (with new mopar sensors) in the last year fixing a multiple cylinder misfire. I also had all of the injectors cleaned and tested in the last year, the coil pack died a month ago, so it's new. I think I'm going to hit the motor with a couple of cans of Mopar combustion chamber cleaner, since it has never had it done to my knowledge or POs knowledge (and he was the mechanic for the original owner before him.)

Didn't post sooner because I had to pull the dash on my Ram and replace the leaking heater core. Figured since I was there I would replace the evaporator coil and all of the actuators. And the top of the dash since it was cracked too. I never want to do that again....
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #39964
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We live in SW FL and just picked up a 100% stock 03. Since we intend to run it topless ALL the time, we decided to pull out the carpet and monstaliner it. Here's a couple prep work pics. Tomorrow we will apply the liner!
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:45 AM   #39965
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It was a couple of weeks ago, but I got some nice goodies for my TJ. I went to a Wrench a thon the club I belong to was holding at a nearby shop. The owner of the shop (4X4 Land in Topeka, Ks) let us come out and use his shop for the weekend. I helped other people with their projects and found a set of half doors lurking in the corner of the shop. Not the right color, but I can fix that. And then one of the TJ owners had a brand new, in the box set of rocker guards , so I came home with those too.

I'm also chasing an intermittent #6 misfire. It's being difficult. I replaced the crank and cam sensors (with new mopar sensors) in the last year fixing a multiple cylinder misfire. I also had all of the injectors cleaned and tested in the last year, the coil pack died a month ago, so it's new. I think I'm going to hit the motor with a couple of cans of Mopar combustion chamber cleaner, since it has never had it done to my knowledge or POs knowledge (and he was the mechanic for the original owner before him.)

Didn't post sooner because I had to pull the dash on my Ram and replace the leaking heater core. Figured since I was there I would replace the evaporator coil and all of the actuators. And the top of the dash since it was cracked too. I never want to do that again....
Nice grab on those parts.

About the missfire, I got a similar issue last summer, before bying and cahnging parts, I satrted swaping thing from cylinder to cylinder, w/o change on the location. So I changed the cail rail, nothing change. Decided to change spark plug that were replace by previous owner, it turn out that it didnot like the split platnum plugs.

All set after that.
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What is a "wrench a thon"

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:07 PM   #39967
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Nice grab on those parts.

About the missfire, I got a similar issue last summer, before bying and cahnging parts, I satrted swaping thing from cylinder to cylinder, w/o change on the location. So I changed the cail rail, nothing change. Decided to change spark plug that were replace by previous owner, it turn out that it didnot like the split platnum plugs.

All set after that.
I'm running regular ol' Champions. PO had some diamond fire things in there.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:09 PM   #39968
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #39969
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:44 PM   #39970
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I made screened rear windows for the soft top.
Thanks awesome. How did you attach the screens to the fabric?
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:51 PM   #39971
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Thanks awesome. How did you attach the screens to the fabric?
First I cut the household window screen to the complete window size.(one piece) to cover both openings.
Then I put contact glue around the areas of cut out window plastic on the inside of the window. Then pressed the screen down around the cut out areas.and added some more glue.
Then I put strips of some scrap nagrauhide around the cut out windows on top of the screens. Then when the glue was dry I sewed the nagrauhide/ screen/ window around the openings with my sewing machine.
Then I trimmed all the extra off.
It was pretty easy actually.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:20 PM   #39972
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That's one of the most innovative home made mods I've ever seen.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:28 PM   #39973
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That's one of the most innovative home made mods I've ever seen.
Thank you.
I've often wanted a better air flow when using the top.
Now I have it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:17 PM   #39974
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Yesterday my power steering pump decided to give out on me while driving home. Couldn't find the leak when I got home until I had my wife turn the steering wheel. Fluid came gushing out around the pulley shaft. Today was spent swapping out the power steering pump.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #39975
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Got 4 of my 5 35's installed. Goodyear Mtr's the 5th tire was bad. Needed 8 lbs of weight! Called tire rack and they have a replacement on the way
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:33 AM   #39976
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #39977
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The best part is I had to convince the guy at big o that that wasn't normal. He was adamant that all 5 tires would require that much weight because "tires that big are impossible to balance and the only thing they could do was put beads in them" I immediately asked for a different tire tech to finish the install. The other 4 tires took between 3-8 ounces of wieght.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #39978
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Finished up my e Locker today. Put the Eaton electric locker in my Dana 30 up front to go with my Dana 44 Detroit locker in the rear. Test drive up a steep muddy Hill was awesome
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #39979
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Finished up my e Locker today. Put the Eaton electric locker in my Dana 30 up front to go with my Dana 44 Detroit locker in the rear. Test drive up a steep muddy Hill was awesome
Amazing isnít it, by far the single most effective way to keep things moving forward; every time Iím out I marvel at the sheer beatings some guys lay on their rigs to get up, over or through some difficult spots that can be easily done with the slow & steady pace lockers allow.

When I was contemplating modifying my axles last year I waded through tons of threads (related to building a 35 vs. swapping in something else) & I was concerned about all the negative feedback surrounding the 35; so many people suggested leaving it open because locking it was asking for trouble. In the end I put in the Super35 & locked it & in retrospect, having put quite a bit of miles on it both on & off road I now believe you can do far more damage trying to force a rig with open differentials through an area that by all measures needs lockers. This is anecdotal of course as I havenít seen anyone blow up a rear either way, but when I hear an engine screaming at 4-5000rpms & one wheel on each axle kicking up rooster tails of mud & rocks all in an effort to move a foot or two over a troublesome sticking point I just canít believe that puts less stress on the axle than one thatís locked & crawling steadily in a controlled fashion at 1mph at 1000rmps or so. Iím sure Iíve seen some poor driving skills too that probably accounts for some of these episodes but there are times when no matter what your skill level you are getting stuck. Iíve gotten myself stuck enough times where my only option to move forward was lock or winch so I feel for the guys that try and power through without having option 1.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:42 AM   #39980
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We live in SW FL and just picked up a 100% stock 03. Since we intend to run it topless ALL the time, we decided to pull out the carpet and monstaliner it. Here's a couple prep work pics. Tomorrow we will apply the liner!
Cant wait to see the Pics. Any tips on prep? I'm going to do this to my jeep in the spring..
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:20 PM   #39981
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did a herculiner, roll on. came out ok. pro spray woulda looked better but not to bad for roll on.
scuff it all, tough to get in behind roll bars behind the front seats without pulling some padding.
pull all plugs and tape from bottom/backside.
always stir well it b4 use. recover can right away
be ready to move quick. stuff can get pasty if your not quick about it. careful double rolling or how far you lap into coated areas as you will deposit more of the lumpy materials and show overlaps.
have good bright halogen lamp for 2nd coat to see/show any thin spots.
I went from firewall to tailgate, and can just hose it out if needed.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:55 PM   #39982
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Replaced my belt with a Gated HD belt. It's green, so that's extra horsepower, right? First new belt since the OEM one that came with the Jeep in 2004, that's got 150k miles on it.

Also replaced the cables on my hood latches. The small stuff like this really adds up when it comes to appearance. Here's a picture of an old one, and a new one.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:42 PM   #39983
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Over last couple weeks helped my son install his jks 2" lift/bartac seat covers and seat heaters. Gets a little warmer need to get the wheel wells sprayed black but he is pretty much set for the driving test.

Got over 2" but rides great.

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:15 PM   #39984
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Pulled injectors, cleaned, reinstalled. Cleaned intake. Gained smoother idle and better performance. Carb cleaner, tire valve, battery and leads. YouTube video!



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Pulled injectors, cleaned, reinstalled. Cleaned intake. Gained smoother idle and better performance.
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First I cut the household window screen to the complete window size.(one piece) to cover both openings.
Then I put contact glue around the areas of cut out window plastic on the inside of the window. Then pressed the screen down around the cut out areas.and added some more glue.
Then I put strips of some scrap nagrauhide around the cut out windows on top of the screens. Then when the glue was dry I sewed the nagrauhide/ screen/ window around the openings with my sewing machine.
Then I trimmed all the extra off.
It was pretty easy actually.
I would pay for this mod...are you interested??
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Got all the front sheet metal off after rolling it 2 1/2 months ago.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:55 AM   #39988
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After finishing my lift last year and looking silly on small tires, finally upgraded to 33s!

People were saying it would feel awful to drive on 3.07s but to be honest I donít really feel any difference... maybe once I get on the highway Iíll find I never hit 5th but for the time being Iím not going to be rushing to regear like I thought I was.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:07 AM   #39989
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Just dropped way to much dough on quadratec for the lockable cd player and speaker upgrade............ is it a cruel joke when you click on radar detectors and it says "no tons for your model" .... so no radar detector for this cowboy
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