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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #19516
Ripper3494
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Tried to fix my dimmer with no luck. I saw the broke solder joints but the riostat is busted anyway so I just bridged the connections on the board to make the dash lights stay on full brightness all the time.

And i harnessed the unlimited power of the 5.2 to move my yj around lol


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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #19517
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found that none of the local auto stores sell moss green spraypaint

wtf ! how am i gonna get these rockers to match ?
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #19518
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found that none of the local auto stores sell moss green spraypaint

wtf ! how am i gonna get these rockers to match ?
i think you can order it from the dealer
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #19519
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Tried to fix my dimmer with no luck. I saw the broke solder joints but the riostat is busted anyway so I just bridged the connections on the board to make the dash lights stay on full brightness all the time.

And i harnessed the unlimited power of the 5.2 to move my yj around lol


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combined with the weak *** headlights on the zj's and those bright dash lights , im just gonna call it

your going to hit a deer some time soon unless you upgrade
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #19520
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i think you can order it from the dealer
arrg , im sure that will be cheap and easy

thanks though
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Unread 01-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #19521
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combined with the weak *** headlights on the zj's and those bright dash lights , im just gonna call it

your going to hit a deer some time soon unless you upgrade
Very possible, my driveway is a out a quarter mile long and there are usually a few deer darting infront of me if I come home late.

Also found that I have a bad engine mount
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #19522
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Even with upgraded headlights, I keep my dash lights on full dim at night for better night vision.

On topic, I ordered the cheapest radiator Rockauto had for it so I have something to throw in while I send the leaking Griffin back for repair. Anyone gonna need a spare V8 ZJ radiator in a few weeks?
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #19523
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Also found that I have a bad engine mount
If one is bad just replace the other and do the trans mount too at the same time. No sense in putting a new one in only to have the older ones wear it out quicker.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #19524
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Made a winch plate that tucks back 3" behind the grill. Now just making side to make a simple bumper.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #19525
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If one is bad just replace the other and do the trans mount too at the same time. No sense in putting a new one in only to have the older ones wear it out quicker.
thats my plan, im looking at the IRONMAN mounts
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #19526
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Build 2 and I'll buy the other one from you! I'll even drive to CC to get it!
I tell you what. Wait till I build a winch bumper and this bad boys yours.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #19527
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safety first



replaced lower control arms with ones that came out my 93. 99% of steering vibes gone all the way to 110mph


then finished lift




NOTE TO ALL: dont put in 4wd with different size tire F/R ***** will not come out
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:39 PM   #19528
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arrg , im sure that will be cheap and easy

thanks though
Better than ordering from the dealer, go to your local automotive paint store and ask if they can mix the color and put it in a rattle can. Many shops can do this for fairly low price.

Anyway, I took delivery of the parts Jeep today. It seems it's been some months since it's been run, but it cranked up and sounds pretty good for all the black smoke it was spewing at first. Probably bad gas. I need to get the old Land Rover wheels on it since the ones on it now are flat, and test it, see what it needs. A battery for sure and it seems the brake lights are permanently on. I don't need those, though, just the motor, tranny, and axles, but I gotta see what all of that works. I'd have pics, but it was getting dark when I got it.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #19529
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Does anyone else have some interesting effects while turning a tight circle with the awd t case?
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build thread:
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 01-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #19530
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Tried to fix my dimmer with no luck. I saw the broke solder joints but the riostat is busted anyway so I just bridged the connections on the board to make the dash lights stay on full brightness all the time.

And i harnessed the unlimited power of the 5.2 to move my yj around lol


Attachment 553622
If you can find out what the max and min resistance is to that potentiometer you can decide on one between the two and buy a resistor at radio shack. Replace your jumper with that and voila you have the lights set where you like them!
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