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post #121 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 02:45 PM
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Yea, place a 2x4 on the jack and use the oil pan for support while you change the mounts.

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post #122 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:00 PM
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Yea, place a 2x4 on the jack and use the oil pan for support while you change the mounts.
Knowing what you know now, would it have been easier to take the manifolds off? Assuming that everythings not totally rusted together downstream.

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post #123 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:20 PM
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It would be easier if someone else took the headers off, and for free The real PITA were the tranny lines being in the way. If you took the headers off it would be sad putting them back on without sending them to the machine shop.
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post #124 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:22 PM
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I didn't have any problems with the exhaust. Even the tranny lines weren't a big deal for me.


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post #125 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:24 PM
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Yep, I'm planning on replacing the intake manifold/gaskets while I'm doing the mounts, so looks like I've got a full weekend ahead of me, based on the reaction to the mounts............

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post #126 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:31 PM
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It would be easier if someone else took the headers off, and for free The real PITA were the tranny lines being in the way. If you took the headers off it would be sad putting them back on without sending them to the machine shop.
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I didn't have any problems with the exhaust. Even the tranny lines weren't a big deal for me.
Well my exhaust manifolds might be coming off soon for something a little more... fun. Might as well do them both at once if it's easier... Make a weekend project out of it.

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post #127 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 03:41 PM
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Yeh, I did the rear main, tranny mount, and plenum at the same time, so my idea of easy might be a little off.


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post #128 of 138 Old 07-16-2014, 11:12 PM
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I always jack up my motor using the balancer behind the crank pulley

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post #129 of 138 Old 03-25-2016, 09:51 AM
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, but it totally inspired me! Maybe some of the newer guys can cruise through this and get some ideas/share.

I'm mostly interested in the OBA and actually the extra cupholder mods here!

Just wondering why something like this isn't a sticky to continue to add?
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post #130 of 138 Old 02-05-2017, 09:25 AM
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, but it totally inspired me! Maybe some of the newer guys can cruise through this and get some ideas/share.

I'm mostly interested in the OBA and actually the extra cupholder mods here!

Just wondering why something like this isn't a sticky to continue to add?
You bumping this brought me to it, this is exactly something I was looking for as I just got my Jeep last night. So, not sorry I'm bumping a forever old thread. Maybe it'll help fellow newcomers like me.
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post #131 of 138 Old 02-05-2017, 06:42 PM
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::::::: Mod Name: Temperature Mirror
::::::: Why Worth It: To have compass and temp on your mirror. I got rid of my overhead console.
::::::: Cost: about ~30 bucks
::::::: Where to buy: Junkyard
::::::: Time required: 1-2 hours
::::::: Difficulty: 2-3
::::::: DIY: Very DIY
::::::: Picture(s): See link Below

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...-swap-3605721/


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post #132 of 138 Old 02-07-2017, 09:37 PM
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::::::: Mod Name: 3rd Led Brake Light Assembly
::::::: Why Worth It: The led lights are brighter and they last longer
::::::: Cost: I bought them for $20 six months ago; I found a web page that sells them for $24
::::::: Where to buy: DashzRacing
::::::: Time required:~.5 max hour
::::::: Difficulty(1-10): 1, if even
::::::: Picture(s):

Old Assembly:



Led lights:



I cut the the harness from the old assembly and attached the cables from the new one:



And this is the finished product:




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::::::: Mod Name: 3rd Led Brake Light Assembly
::::::: Why Worth It: The led lights are brighter and they last longer
::::::: Cost: I bought them for $20 six months ago; I found a web page that sells them for $24
::::::: Where to buy: DashzRacing
::::::: Time required:~.5 max hour
::::::: Difficulty(1-10): 1, if even
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Old Assembly:



Led lights:



I cut the the harness from the old assembly and attached the cables from the new one:



And this is the finished product:




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Very Nice!


**EDIT** The company says this has been discontinued.

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post #134 of 138 Old 02-09-2017, 12:50 AM
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I replaced the three lamps in the center high brake light with LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com -- I went with larger LEDs as I have another thing in mind for that center light.

Then the next step, the one you didn't mention, is doing something about the lights out module (LOM) hiding behind the spare tire. The first time you press the brake pedal with the engine running, you're going to get the cheery REAR LAMP FAILURE on the VIC.

The easiest thing to do is to pull the LOM and plug the connectors which used to go to the LOM into each other, eliminating the LOM.

The good news and the bad news of removing the LOM -- you don't know when rear lamps go out. But you don't see warnings for LEDs that are working just fine.

I'm replacing most of the rear lamps with LEDs, so the LOM needs to go.

Oh, once you start replacing turn signal lamps with LEDs, you need to replace the flasher module with one made for LEDs -- an EP27 flasher.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can find a bunch of these EP27 LED flashers, from eBay, Amazon, SuperBrightLEDs.com, and other places. They come in TWO SIZES. The one that fits in the ZJ is around 28mm x 28mm. The one you don't want measures about 32mm x 32mm -- it won't fit.

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Oh, I found the datasheet for the part used in the LOM. It's a multi-section comparator. It should be possible for someone to do measurements and calculate new resistor values for the different comparators in the LOM so it would work with certain LEDs in the rear lights. I so do not have time to do that. If you're interested, the IC is LM1946N (obsolete).

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post #135 of 138 Old 02-09-2017, 05:18 AM
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Troopers here love the easy ticket of a bulb out. Front LEDS with the flasher I could go with, but I'll keep the LOM for the rear. I don't know how comparators work but with the vastly varied LED types and manufacturers that could be quite a task matching them even with the same type LED.

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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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