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Unread 11-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #151
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Thats one thing I'm considering, but I had a new engine put in in february, and McCloud is OCD enough about his engine bay that I don't think he would put up with bad motor mounts.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #152
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What kinda air filter is that in those last pics? Is that permanent? I kinda dig it even just for looks. haha
It's one of these: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-1002/overview/

It may end up going in the niner since it fits on that one. I kinda like the way it cleans up the engine bay.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #153
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It's one of these: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-1002/overview/

It may end up going in the niner since it fits on that one. I kinda like the way it cleans up the engine bay.
Do it man! That'd be a slick look for the niner bay i bet.

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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #154
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With the intake fixed and front end back together enough to take it out it was time to go wheel!

We went down tuesday and stayed a night in joshua tree, then headed out to Johnson Valley OHV, home of a little race named KOH. Since we didn't have a second jeep with us I wasn't about to get stuck on the rocks, but we had fun nonetheless.

Really beautiful day, never got above 65F so we were rolling with the windows down and having a blast.
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These guys didn't make it out so well.
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More trail.
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A green blur made this dust cloud.
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Found the source of the green blur, these guys were testing their new ride for a little race called the Baja 1000.
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And back to the trail.
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Jeep performed great, no problems with overheating even when we were taking it slow. We didn't always take it slow though

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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:57 PM   #155
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Dude! I bet that buggy was Crying down that road! Id love to be in that thing
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Unread 11-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #156
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Road!? They don't need no stinking road! They passed us once when we were doing 40 across the lake bed, I'm serious when I say it was a green blur.

Another pic, because it's nicer to look at than my heap.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:59 AM   #157
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that thing is built to kick the desert square in the dick. I love it.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 10:52 PM   #158
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Played with gopro mounts to prep for the next non club club run this saturday.

Started by fabbing another of my a pillar light mounts, gopro tripod mount on that with a stainless 1/4-20 cap head and we're good to rock.
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Used one of the sticky mount things to attach the gopro to one of the standard issue Big *** Magnets we have kicking around. Played with angles on the rear quarter and the top of the slider.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:10 AM   #159
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We had perfect weather for our xmas tree run back in december, it snowed the night before and was beautiful. Jeep handled great, I was really happy to be rocking a 249, the JKU guys were having traction problems no end. Didn't get much for pictures, might get around to editing the video someday. Since then my rear diff has started leaking again. Always something.
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Unread 01-30-2014, 07:12 PM   #160
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Teaser, these are coming.

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"Coulda had a V8!"

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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:24 PM   #161
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Alright, finally getting somewhere.

Got me one of these.
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To start fixing this.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 02:07 PM   #162
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Got the front end worked over, thought it was just a cv shaft clicking, pulled it and the wheel bearing was bad too. O'reilly's swapped me straight for the parts under warranty!
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And got the battery in, so it starts and runs again. Been driving around town to blow some of the crud out, it hasn't been driven since early december so it's a little over due.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #163
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Looking closely at things and the front of the oil pan gasket is doing a bang up job of lubing my steering components. Oh well, add that to the list o'parts.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 04:18 AM   #164
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Finally got around to finishing up the steering wheel swap. I swapped my original beat up wheel for one from a limited that had the steering wheel controls. Today I finally installed the controller to make the buttons work with my aftermarket HU.

There is an excellent write up on the subject over here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/k...l#post19498897 I basically followed that.

When I pulled the radio I was rather unimpressed with the audio shop's install job.
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Now I don't have anything against crimps in general. Done correctly they are just as good as solder joints, but they very often aren't done correctly. I really don't like that they cut the connector off the factory ground wire and used a crimp butt connector for ground instead of just adding a spade terminal to the radio harness. Mostly my complaint is that none of it's clean, it's just a rushed mess.

I started by laying out the SWI-RC on the radio where I wanted it to end up when it was installed.
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Based on that I started cutting up the harnesses and cleaning up the wires I didn't need.
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Then soldered and heatshrinked.
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And here it is with the new wiring.
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Signal wire runs along to the clockspring.
jeep-build-1-7.jpg

Everything else went pretty much like the niner. Programming is simple once you know what you want to do. Now I have steering wheel controls in a jeep that wasn't equipped with them!
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"Coulda had a V8!"

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Unread 04-13-2014, 04:38 AM   #165
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Finally got around to finishing up the steering wheel swap. I swapped my original beat up wheel for one from a limited that had the steering wheel controls. Today I finally installed the controller to make the buttons work with my aftermarket HU.

There is an excellent write up on the subject over here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/k...l#post19498897 I basically followed that.

When I pulled the radio I was rather unimpressed with the audio shop's install job.
Attachment 1258105
Attachment 1258113

Now I don't have anything against crimps in general. Done correctly they are just as good as solder joints, but they very often aren't done correctly. I really don't like that they cut the connector off the factory ground wire and used a crimp butt connector for ground instead of just adding a spade terminal to the radio harness. Mostly my complaint is that none of it's clean, it's just a rushed mess.

I started by laying out the SWI-RC on the radio where I wanted it to end up when it was installed.
Attachment 1258121

Based on that I started cutting up the harnesses and cleaning up the wires I didn't need.
Attachment 1258129

Then soldered and heatshrinked.
Attachment 1258137

And here it is with the new wiring.
Attachment 1258145

Signal wire runs along to the clockspring.
Attachment 1258153

Everything else went pretty much like the niner. Programming is simple once you know what you want to do. Now I have steering wheel controls in a jeep that wasn't equipped with them!
Looks clean!

When I get back state-side, the steering wheel controls are on my list o' things to do. I do need a new steering wheel, though. The one on mine has a slight shedding problem (read: the leather is falling off the wheel like dead, burnt skin...). So, that being said, a new steering wheel is ALSO on that list! It never ends...
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