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Unread 12-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #18571
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I went to look at a WJ to phase her out as my daily and turn into my trail rig. On the way back, I took a wrong turn onto an unpaved road (it's been raining for a few days and we got some melted snow) with a sign as I'm going down it that says "WHEN WET TRACTORS ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT"

So of course I do the logical thing and put her into 4Hi and go for it. Started sliding, came literally inches from hitting a tree. Stopped just in time. Wasn't even stuck, but there was this damned Mustang that, for some reason, was driven into the stuff. I woulda offered to pull it out if the owner were around. So I carried on. Got this picture later because my phone was charging. My buddy got some pics too, but he didn't send them to me.


But more importantly, I did this:


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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #18572
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Installed my system. Well the subs anyway. And drove it around! O and broke most of the mounts for the dash LOL... Installing a Kenwood with an external brain into these things is a TASK. Holy crap. I've installed tons of head units and systems in general and this one was by far the worst one I have ever done. And after all that the damn screen hits the top of the dash so I had to hold the dash up and open the screen then turn off the auto open/close feature so it's just stickin out sayin "STEAL ME" lmao.

Owned my rig 5 days and done really good to make it my own. And in 4 days of driving put almost 200mi on. I LOVE this thing! Even the 10mpg....
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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #18573
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Today alone I put 143 miles on it. Roughly 10 gallons of gas if my fuel gauge, before and after, isn't lying to me.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 01:35 AM   #18574
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Shoot I wish I had that kinda mileage lol. I've got plugs, wires, and a dizzy in the back seat I'll try to get to them tomorrow. The dizzy just completely makes me not want to do it because it's on the back of the engine.. Did the oil today, that was easy but the oil filter is in a stupid location had to squeeze it inbetween the control arm and oil pan. Maybe I'll go at it from the rear next time who know's.

Next on the list besides plugs and wires is stabilizer links. There loose as all hell up front. There held in on the bottom by a pin and cotter pin.. That normal?

And yeah my fuel gauge is hard to rely on. I'll look at it one minute at it will be at 3/4. The next minute it's on half, then back up to 3/4 LOL
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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:22 AM   #18575
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Those look way brighter than stock. Are they just plug and play? I am into lazy mods.
they are 20x brighter than stock and yes they are just plug and play
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #18576
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Those look way brighter than stock. Are they just plug and play? I am into lazy mods.
More options polka
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...506.m270.l1313
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #18577
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Uh oh, things just got complicated.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 07:59 AM   #18578
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uh oh, things just got complicated.
agreed :-)
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Unread 12-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #18579
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I was about to say the exact same thing!

OT: Finally changed the both diff fluids, front needed it, back not so much. Got 30 LEDs and 30 resistors. I feel an interior light change comming up... Perhaps on the drive to Michigan... Lol. Last thing I wanna do is mess with the Chrysler electronics while driving! And here is the pic if the roof rack installed. Just a note, don't try to weld one up out of 1/2 emt if all you have is a stick welder.

They were all supposed to be blue, but for 5.99 who cares!
Fire panel? Why?
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:12 AM   #18580
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One thing I've noticed on LEDs is to pay attention to overall length,cause even though they sub to a standard bulb number they may be too long in some cases. Since you have a 98 i figured I would just post the 3157 link. I think thats the backup bulb number but not sure. Yeah they have made a real market on automotive LEDS. In 120volt applications they can be quite steep, but if you shop around the 12V ones vary in price wildly.

The overseas manufacturers sell them for cents on the dollar,but by the time duty fees are paid it jacks the cost up. You'll see the price differences on sellers directly from hong kong or china. So american distributors set up slick websites, mark up the product 50 to 75 percent and sell the crap out of them. I just ordered quite a few, more than I'll ever use probaly. Thinking of doing some style/product reviews after I get them in. Need a lumen meter really to do that though. Any extras I wind up with I'll send to you.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #18581
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Couldn't sleep and seriously bored. Does it look like a ZJ or a van?
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #18582
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The top moved to the left. Trying again

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Unread 12-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #18583
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Couldn't sleep and seriously bored. Does it look like a ZJ or a van?
I'm gonna say more like an xj
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Unread 12-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #18584
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I have put the vleds brand in several of my rides over the last few years and they are great, but as said u do have to pay attention to the lengths of some bulbs due t clearance issues
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Unread 12-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #18585
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Fire panel? Why?
Oops lol didn't mean to upload that one, but that's a Bosch retrofit to replace a simplex conventional system. Recent job I cleaned up...

On topic, just entered Virginia on our way to Michigan!
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