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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #24736
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Chances are you could have an upholstery shop re-cover your existing wheel with new leather for less than $350.
Or buy a used one on eBay. Mine was $70 shipped and in pretty good shape. No rips or tears, a few minor blemishes.

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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #24737
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Chances are you could have an upholstery shop re-cover your existing wheel with new leather for less than $350.
The cheapest local upholstery shop will do it for $350, I've looked into it. Sadly.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #24738
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Finished welding up my new cross member tonight for my truly long....long arms. My lowers will end up 40" eye to eye

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Unread 08-08-2013, 12:22 AM   #24739
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Finally got my 5.9 Durango alternator installed a day earlier than expected. The jeep wouldn't start at first, I had to jump across the starter to get it running again. Hopefully the starter isn't going out, even though I have a lifetime warranty.


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Unread 08-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #24740
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Finally got my 5.9 Durango alternator installed a day earlier than expected. The jeep wouldn't start at first, I had to jump across the starter to get it running again. Hopefully the starter isn't going out, even though I have a lifetime warranty.
That's a 5.9 Durango alt? Is it 150 amp? Straight bolt in minus the new pigtail?
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Unread 08-08-2013, 12:31 AM   #24741
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I installed a K&N FIPK kit on my 95 Laredo V8. Next up is exhaust. I just bought it last Monday and already making mods.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #24742
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The cheapest local upholstery shop will do it for $350, I've looked into it. Sadly.
Why not try one of these:

http://www.wheelskinscover.com/?Clic...Fa9_QgodphkAUA
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Unread 08-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #24743
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Ordered up front sway bar endlinks, again....Got the right ones this time though.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #24744
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Because it's still just a lame steering wheel cover of lameness. It's just a very expensive lame steering wheel cover of lameness.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #24745
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Got a call from the mechanic, he stopped at my house to check it out said to try plugs and wire (which are about 6 months old) guess I know what I'm doing after work
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Unread 08-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #24746
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That's a 5.9 Durango alt? Is it 150 amp? Straight bolt in minus the new pigtail?
Its a 160 amp from Advance Auto Parts, it cost about $138.99 + tax. It is a straight bolt in, but you have to ground the black wire from your original harness, crimp a larger connector onto the power wire (to connect to the Durango alternator) and then solder in your pigtail. I made mine a tad bit too long and have yet to either shorten it or just tape it up. Here's the thread that I followed:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...-swap-1330999/
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Unread 08-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #24747
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Because it's still just a lame steering wheel cover of lameness. It's just a very expensive lame steering wheel cover of lameness.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #24748
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Because it's still just a lame steering wheel cover of lameness. It's just a very expensive lame steering wheel cover of lameness.
Says the guy whose current steering wheel cover is all blown out and shredded...

Haha jk man I looked into one of those myself but couldn't justify that much money for a steering wheel cover, though I'd just peel the leather off my wheel if it got too bad cuz I really couldn't justify spending $350 on re wrapping it either. Maybe if I were to see one of these installed in person it might look better but the pics on the web site just werent doin it for me personally.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #24749
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I know I shouldn't drop $350 on a steering wheel, but this leather is all torn up and gets in the way of the gauges.
Electrical tape and steering wheel cover
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Unread 08-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #24750
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Electrical tape and steering wheel cover
This is probably the route I'm gonna take until I can afford a new wheel. When I go that route, I'm gonna see about getting one with the radio controls on the back.

In other news, I took my ZJ and got her a new muffler at a cheaper price than I was expecting, but then I found out I need a working parking brake to pass inspection, so I went to a shop because it's hot out. It's like 102 outside right now, I did not want to do my own damn parking brake on my driveway in this heat, with a floor jack that weighs as much as its rated capacity. And so they have to go through the bureaucratic method of inspecting the vehicle to find out that yes, the problem is exactly as I described. And then 2 hours later, they tell me it'll cost $220 to fix the problem and I'd have to wait until Monday for some special order parts. So I paid the BS inspection fee and left.

It took them 2 hours just to tell me how much it'd cost to do a job I could do in 1 hour for less than what it cost for them to tell me how much it cost.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I avoid shops.

EDIT: Oh yes, I forgot the comment sheet:



Note the part where the technician notes exactly what I told him he'd find. Also note the comment on the bottom about the lift. How patronizing, as if I didn't know all these things about my own car?
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