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post #46 of 129 Old 12-21-2012, 07:59 AM
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^^^ what year would you guess?
I looked trough the local classifieds and can tell you 95-99 will work .

Definitely a useful mod IMO

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post #47 of 129 Old 12-23-2012, 11:32 PM
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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!
I bought some red LED's for the dash and the shifter. Hopefully they are bright enough to overpower the blue film. I'm not sure because I got the ones with only a single light on it.

And I know about the sharpie thing cause I got bored and tried it...
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post #48 of 129 Old 12-23-2012, 11:41 PM
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I bought some red LED's for the dash and the shifter. Hopefully they are bright enough to overpower the blue film. I'm not sure because I got the ones with only a single light on it.

And I know about the sharpie thing cause I got bored and tried it...
Hahaha you really sharpied the light? Me too and it didn't work I used 194s and they aren't as bright as I'd like but I couldn't find the quality ones... Better than stock lights though
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post #49 of 129 Old 12-26-2012, 03:34 AM
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Hahaha you really sharpied the light? Me too and it didn't work I used 194s and they aren't as bright as I'd like but I couldn't find the quality ones... Better than stock lights though
Yeah I got the 194s in red and they are too dim in the shifter, so I might see if I can do something to make is shine through a little better. And I haven't had time to put them in the dash yet.
I won't be too disappointed if they don't work because I got 9 LEDs for 8 bucks and about 2 dollars for shipping.
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post #50 of 129 Old 12-27-2012, 01:15 PM
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Yeah I got the 194s in red and they are too dim in the shifter, so I might see if I can do something to make is shine through a little better. And I haven't had time to put them in the dash yet.
I won't be too disappointed if they don't work because I got 9 LEDs for 8 bucks and about 2 dollars for shipping.
Which 194s? The regular domes? Get some inverted wedge 194's for the shifter, they throw light sideways so you get more light around the bulb, not just on top of it.

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post #51 of 129 Old 12-27-2012, 10:59 PM
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::::::: Mod Name:VIC removal and repacement
::::::: Why Worth It: get rid of annoying beeping/incorrect error messages
::::::: Cost: <$10
::::::: Where to buy: junkyard
::::::: Time required:~15 minutes
::::::: Difficulty: 2/10
::::::: DIY: Go to JY and find 2wd ZJ. In the place of a VIC, there is a cubby box. to remove it, you need a phillips screwdriver. there are 2 screws upbove the radio, 2 screws above the cubby/VIC hole, and 2 behind the ashtray (for 93-95 ZJ, im not sure if newer ones are different). pull the dash panel out. 3 screws hold the cubby box in, 2 on top and 1 on the bottom left. pull the cubby box out and buy it. remove your VIC following the instructions above, and install the cubby box in its place. reassemble.
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post #52 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 04:44 AM
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Thinking these would work in the shifter as well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400326651491

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #53 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 10:44 AM
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Go to JY and find 2wd ZJ. In the place of a VIC, there is a cubby box.
Some 2wd have VIC so you may have to look around to find cubby.


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post #54 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 10:58 AM
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Thinking these would work in the shifter as well.
I hereby make a motion that Coralman be appointed as JF JeepBay Monitor. All in favor say "I".


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post #55 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 04:33 PM
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Can't believe no one posted this one yet! Just finished it today.

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::::::: Mod Name: TJ Gas Bezel Mod
::::::: Why Worth It: Looks clean, gas door won't get ripped off wheeling
::::::: Cost: ~$15
::::::: Where to buy: JY, Quadratec, 4WD, wherever would sell a TJ gas bezel
::::::: Time required: 1-3hrs
::::::: Difficulty: Out of 10: 2-3 (the bolts for the door can be a PITA to get to)
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post #56 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 04:59 PM
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I'm cheap,lol. I just always look for decent deals without suffering quality too much. I have specific things I'm looking for and if I run across a deal I get it. I know alot of people equate EBay with junk and a great deal of it is. Buuuut, if you look at it as much as I do {especially mopar stuff } the odds fall in your favor. Joe Jeep has a part in his garage he never installed, dealers close, or they just want to liquidate stuff. All are EBay fodder.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #57 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 06:40 PM
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Some 2wd have VIC so you may have to look around to find cubby.
i have NEVER seen a 2wd with a VIC, all the ones ive seen in junkyards (probably about 20 of them) have all had cubby boxes.

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i have NEVER seen a 2wd with a VIC, all the ones ive seen in junkyards (probably about 20 of them) have all had cubby boxes.
It may be post 96 thing. My 97 2wd has a vic.


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post #59 of 129 Old 12-28-2012, 10:56 PM
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Pictures? and a bump
Let's see I just might have some pics on my iPad....

There they are...the white tube thing is inside the air box outlet going toward the engine. It's in there tight, I think there were some tabs I broke, and the plastic is brittle so it's easy to break. Have fun!
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::::::: Mod Name: Custom Mounted Fogs
::::::: Why Worth It: Looks good, adds light
::::::: Cost:$10-$100+ depending on brand
::::::: Where to buy: Anywhere with car stuff
::::::: Time required:1-3 hours
::::::: Difficulty: Easy
::::::: DIY: Dremel tool, razor blade
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