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Haven't installed it yet. Putting it in today. But this is a pretty good review:
Uniden Bearcat 680 CB Radio Review

2 things pretty much sold me:
The size is PERFECT for my center console where it will be installed
The range on it was pretty good for a small unit. I'll post once I get it installed.


I really wanted to get an 880 myself but it was too wide for the center console.

One thing that doesn't get listed on the box is they DO come with a 6 plug to 4 plug adapter so you can use the popular 4 plug power mikes if you want to.
 

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Haven't vacuumed yet lol. Had to modify the bracket just a bit. Had to cut slots in the top for the CB to slide into cause there wasn't enough room to put the mount screws on separately. Had to put them on then slide the unit in place THEN tighten them.

Only Radio Check I got was just a mile down the road and he said was really clear.
 

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Nice setup.
I've pretty much only heard good things about the bearcats. Clarity seems to always be top notch.
I think I'm gonna have to give the wallet a whack and pony up for one.
 

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Ok so I've been enjoying my Jeep. Bouncing everywhere...but it's a YJ so it's gonna be rough. But as the days go on, I'm not sure how much more I can take. I jump up and down on ANY little bump and the RR tracks near my house I have to slow down. I was getting afraid I might have to update to a TJ.

So today I'm trying to ID my flowmaster when I notice one of my Exhaust Hangers had deteriorated enough that the rubber broke. Not a big deal, I can jury-rig it. As I'm doing my modification, I realize that my shock is moving a little bit everytime I hit it. So I grab it and wobble the hell lout of it. Upon further Inspection, the nut fell off the upper mount and the bushings fell out....fantastic. The wife and I both have been unemployed and living off our savings but money getting VERY scarce and she starts a new job tomorrow and I start one of Monday, so I really need my rig up and working.

I figured I'd find a nut just to keep the silly thing mounted at least. My 92 F250 with factory 2" lift has been sitting since Oct cause frankly, a 460 is just not practical LOL. So I let he tags expire until I can get on my feet. As I'm rummaging for a proper nut, I realize that the shock looks VERY similar to the ones on my Wrangler. I measure the upper part of it and it's the SAME EXACT SIZE woot! Found a bushing. I get the shock off and something else occurs to me. This thing looks a LOT like the shock on my Wrangler. I take some measurements and damned if it aint! It will extend another 6" and at the height it "sits" at I have about 4" before it bottoms out. Sweet! So I take off the Driver's side shock off the wrangler and lo and behold it will not move AT ALL. It won't extend or collapse. Will not budge. I'm about 240lbs and my FULL weight wont move it. So I end up replacing the shocks completely with the Ford's shocks until the wife and I get a bit more savings back in the bank. I fire it up for a test drive and....

WOAH!!!!!!!!! What a difference. Turns out the shock musta been stuck when I bought it. Cause this thing rights oooo so smooth compared how it was. I seriously felt like a low rider in the silly thing but now it rides ALMOST as good as my Wife's Durango with 1500 lb helper springs!

So happy!
 

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Small Updates:
Since I changed my Trans oil with 10-30 I've had a slight grind with 3rd. Replaced it yesterday with Valvoline Synchromesh 75-90 and now no more grinding. At least it'll hold until July when I plan on rebuilding the transmission.

Took the Doors and Top off:


And installed an Alarm System:

 

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Thanks!

Wife called the Jeep Stupid today.

Consulted with my Military Advisers and determined WAR at this time isn't advisable, so she's lucky.... :D
Wow!!...those are fighting words!...i guess you could get even by pointing to the kitchen and tell her to go cook something...let me know how that goes!!...Gunny Out!!
 

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Went to surprise the wife today at her job with Roses. On the way I noticed my Oil pressure was fluctuating between 36-40 at a steady speed. Didn't have me worried TOO much as I was right at specs but did have me curious. Upon inspection after getting home looks like my Rear Main Seal is leaking pretty good. I know the leak wont cause oil pressure issues but it allowed 2 quarts to leak out in about 1000 miles lol

So I was going to prepare myself for a Repair weekend but after reviewing the procedures for the Jeeps looks pretty damn easy! I was expecting to pull the transmission but hell all I gotta do is drop the Oil Pan and unbolt a bracket and there it is! Phew!

So next weekend looks like I'm replacing a Rear Main Seal
 

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Got the oil pan off. Went over the bottom half of the motor with a close look. Everything looks pretty good for a motor just shy of 200k. Cam lobes look a tad worn but not bad and they all wore pretty even with each other. Gonna replace the Rear Main Seal, clean up the pan and put her back together. Had a LITTLE bit of carbon build up but nothing SeaFoam won't take care of.
 

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Got the Ole Girl back together. Screwed up the first seal trying to put it in. So had to get another and now I got a spare "Bearing cap seal" :p

Fired er up and nothing appears to be leaking. Just in time for a Rainy Sunday :(
 

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Dash Light LED mod:


Looks good!
I did thsi to my '90, and have been putting it off on my '93
Too many other things to do, but it does make a BIG difference with LEDs.
Love the white too, makes it super readable...
 

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Looks good!
I did thsi to my '90, and have been putting it off on my '93
Too many other things to do, but it does make a BIG difference with LEDs.
Love the white too, makes it super readable...
Exactly!

I finally got around to ordering my other LED bulbs for the Information Center. I noticed the other day I have to hunt for the blinker lights in the sun :p

I'll do before and after video on the info console so people can get a better idea on the difference.
 

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Just added LED to my Information Panel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiNucht1O8Q

MUCH Happier. The shift light however went from Orange to damn near white so not sure if I'm happy with that. May switch that one back to a standard bulb. But at least I can see my Blinkers now when the suns out and the Top is off
 

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So for the 2nd time today my Ebay bought PDF 1993 FSM failed me with incorrect info.

I thought it was fishy when it came in weird pieces.

Gonna contact Ebay and let them know. I got a 1994 FSM for free and it's mostly correct about a 1993 so I'll just use that one from now on.
 

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Not a project thing but I need to rant....

So we moved out here about 7-8 years ago. Theres no Cable TV Companies that come out here so our only option is Satellite which wasnt a problem...until now.

Our neighbor has a shitton of trees and they've always been trimmed. But the last 5 years he's been a complete asshole to everyone. Long story short he hit someone with a Golf Cart and now theres a lawsuit going on (just an idea to give ya an impression).

Anyways, last night we started having connection issues. Dish Network showed up and after a much trial and error, there isn't anything they can do. It's just one of those things where you can't relocate it and the tree is blocking one of the Satellites.

So in essence I have ABSOLUTELY NO TV now. NONE. ZERO. DirectTV and Dish Network can't get a bead on the 3rd Satellite and theres still no Cable Companies out here. So I'm totally screwed because OF ONE GD TREE! Just One. And of course our Neighbor is laughing his ass off silly.

This is ridiculous. I understand it's your property and trees and all but why do you have to be complete dick? I have absolutely no legal recourse.

And it's not right. I'm pretty damn sure trimming ONE tree out of the 50 you have isn't going to cause any significant problems.
 

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So found some free RR Ties to redo my garden with (old ones rotting out inside). Went and picked them up in my spiffy Half-Camping trailer. Got them loaded (about 8 of them) and was out on a side road doing about 15-20. Hit a pothole and the trailer axle broke. LUCKILY nothing on the Jeep did lol. Thought the axle had totally snapped but appears I forgot to LockTight one of the Ubolts and the nuts got loosened up. Anyways managed to get it "fixed" on the road and get it back home. It totaled out my spacer though.

Gonna head to Jerry's and get some proper materials and do this right. Used what I had around the house. It has worked fine but not that Wife and I have SOME money rolling back in I can buy the more durable parts :D
 
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