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post #31 of 129 Old 02-21-2012, 10:29 PM
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::::::: Mod Name: 5.2L Power steering bracket.
::::::: Why Worth It: factory ones are crap, stop belt whining and belt being spat out of "track".
::::::: Cost: 0-$10, if you have some of the materials.
::::::: Where to buy: spare steel, and autozone
::::::: Time required:<1hr.
::::::: Difficulty: 4, if you have a welder and a brain.

I made my own power steering bracket for my 5.2 since I had already broke 2 of the factory ones.

link here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/j...acket-1312610/


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post #32 of 129 Old 02-21-2012, 10:32 PM
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::::::: Mod Name: ujoint axleshafts
::::::: Why Worth It: ujoints are easier to fix on the trail, CVs generally suck
::::::: Cost: $25 at junkyard
::::::: Where to buy: junkyard
::::::: Time required: 1-2 hours
::::::: Difficulty: Moderate

good time to do new hubs as well.

07' JKUR rollin on 35s
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post #33 of 129 Old 02-21-2012, 10:34 PM
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::::::: Mod Name: swap CV drive shaft for ujoint driveshaft
::::::: Why Worth It: if you wheel you will break that CV shaft
::::::: Cost: not cheap. need a yoke from a D30 and a shaft that is long enough for your application. you should rebuild the DS too. probably 300$
::::::: Where to buy: jy
::::::: Time required: 3 hours
::::::: Difficulty: Moderate

do your pinion seal at thes ame time

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post #34 of 129 Old 04-15-2012, 09:18 AM
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bump, to get the thread moving again.

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post #35 of 129 Old 07-19-2012, 05:49 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Stock Airbox modification
::::::: Why Worth It: Elimination of hesitation, less restricted flow. Some claim more power.
::::::: Cost: Free
::::::: Where to buy: Nowhere
::::::: Time required: 15-20 minutes
::::::: Difficulty: Easy
::::::: DIY: Pull airbox and hose and grill snorkel thing. Remove white restrictor inside tube coming from airbox. OPTIONAL: If you don't go in sloshy mud, for less flow restriction remove grille snorkel thing, take out fiberglassy material in front of grille opening if blocking opening, and if desired dremmel out entire front of airbox.
::::::: Picture(s): will upload later
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Looking to do this later on today just to see. Also, let's bring this thread back to life!
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post #36 of 129 Old 07-19-2012, 08:58 PM
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Nice
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post #37 of 129 Old 10-20-2012, 01:14 AM
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::::::: Mod Name:More Power
::::::: Why Worth It:Running spotlights? Winch? Invertor? You'll want this.
::::::: Cost: $35
::::::: Where to buy: Craigslist
::::::: Time required: 1-2 hours
::::::: Difficulty: easy/moderate

With this mod you're going to upgrade your I6's 90 amp alternator to an 136 amp one. You're going to find this 136 amp alternator on many Dodge Durangos, and V8 Grand Cherokees (google for exact dates). These alternators will either drop straight in, or require you to switch out the back plate and plug on the new alternator, this requires 5 minutes work, and a bit of dremel work.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/up...r-swap-918908/
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post #38 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Stock Airbox modification
::::::: Why Worth It: Elimination of hesitation, less restricted flow. Some claim more power.
::::::: Cost: Free
::::::: Where to buy: Nowhere
::::::: Time required: 15-20 minutes
::::::: Difficulty: Easy
::::::: DIY: Pull airbox and hose and grill snorkel thing. Remove white restrictor inside tube coming from airbox. OPTIONAL: If you don't go in sloshy mud, for less flow restriction remove grille snorkel thing, take out fiberglassy material in front of grille opening if blocking opening, and if desired dremmel out entire front of airbox.
::::::: Picture(s): will upload later
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Pictures? and a bump
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post #39 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Rattle can rims
::::::: Why Worth It: Looks better than stock or solid color
::::::: Cost: $3 (1 can and tape)
::::::: Where to buy:Walmart
::::::: Time required: 30 minutes
::::::: Difficulty:1 out of 10
::::::: DIY: Tape on a design you like, than paint over it, simple!
::::::: Picture(s):
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post #40 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Rattle can rims
::::::: Why Worth It: Looks better than stock or solid color
::::::: Cost: $3 (1 can and tape)
::::::: Where to buy:Walmart
::::::: Time required: 30 minutes
::::::: Difficulty:1 out of 10
::::::: DIY: Tape on a design you like, than paint over it, simple!
::::::: Picture(s):
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That looks badass lol

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post #41 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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That looks badass lol

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I AM THE MACGYVER OF ZJS! Where there is a will there is a way, like not wanting to spend money on ACTUAL rims lol
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post #42 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 11:09 AM
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Zander, I've been trying to do the airbox mod but I just realized there is literally nothing of what you said in there.... guess the last person did it for me?
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post #43 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 11:38 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: rear hatch lights
::::::: Why Worth It: rear lighting when needed
::::::: Cost: $10 so far, with new bulbs $30
::::::: Where to buy: junkyard off oldsmobile aurora
::::::: Time required: 1-2hrs
::::::: Difficulty:
::::::: DIY: out of 10, 3
::::::: Picture(s):
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rear lights i sunk into my tailgate and they bolt on throught the factory plate holes



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^^^ what year would you guess?
More info, or link to write up PLEASE!

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post #44 of 129 Old 12-20-2012, 09:19 PM
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The dash lights one would be even cheaper if you could just sharpie the lights...
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post #45 of 129 Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 AM
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The dash lights one would be even cheaper if you could just sharpie the lights...
You can change out the dash lights for $12 and have an extra bulb left over for the shifter.... I did mine blue for the instruments and blue in the shifter. Led will cost a bit more, but it turned out good for me. Think I might do the rest blue!
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