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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:02 AM   #25006
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It needs a new upper tie rod end so I'm gonna have to get it in by hand anyway, but I would really like it everything was fixed proper at this point. And I can't figure out in my head, somehow, how this caster adjustment is gonna work.
For caster adjustment, just play with the front LCA lengths until it drives well, steering feels good and there's no driveline vibes, then adjust the left and right individually until it tracks straight.

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Unread 08-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #25007
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For caster adjustment, just play with the front LCA lengths until it drives well, steering feels good and there's no driveline vibes, then adjust the left and right individually until it tracks straight.
But stock control arms. Didn't figure it'd be necessary for 2.25" of lift. I do not have the money for this.

Anyway, I tried to wire the e-fan trigger up today. Turns out the ignition feed is always hot. Found that out the hard way, after getting the splice done. And here I thought electricity only flowed if the switch between positive and ground was closed. Silly me. Seriously though, that's the first time I've run into an always hot ignition feed. What the hell?

So I'm gonna give up on the thermostat (the probe is making the upper hose leak anyway) and let the A/C make the fan run. I still have to replace this tie rod end today, and figure out how to make the water pump stop eating the fan body.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 12:27 PM   #25008
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The LCA's have cam bolts you can adjust, should be able to run 2.25" of lift with stock arms.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #25009
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The LCA's have cam bolts you can adjust, should be able to run 2.25" of lift with stock arms.
This. The cam bolts alter the effective length of the front LCAs.

For the ignition feed, there's a few wires into the Ign switch. 2 are always hot, the others are switched (1 is on with ACC and IGN, the other is on with only IGN).
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #25010
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I have the fan in and I've just decided to screw using a thermostat for now. I'll just run it with the A/C. With that said, my alternator isn't cranking out enough power to run the fan at idle, so my voltage drops. If it's not one thing, it's another.

I think I can make do like this for the time being, but if it gives me one more problem within the next month, it's getting parked indefinitely and I'm switching back to the 240. In 2 weeks, I've spent over $2,000 trying to make this stupid Jeep that I bought for $1200 run. And I've driven a total of 50 miles in it in the meantime. Including buying the Nissan, I have yet to spend $2,000 on it, and it still runs better. I am really REALLY getting turned off from this damn Jeep. Maybe it'd be different if I had the money to blow, or time to blow it, but school starts on Thursday and I need transportation. Not to mention now I can't afford books because I've spent the last few weeks going consistently over budget because of stupid things like a water pump dying, followed by a steering box. (Did I mention the steering feels weird now, like the pump is on its way out?) Like I said, one more problem, and it's getting parked and covered. I won't even LOOK at it until the 240SX's project is done, and I'm not projecting to have that finished until 2015.

Getting real tired of your **** Jeep.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 05:43 PM   #25011
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I have the fan in and I've just decided to screw using a thermostat for now. I'll just run it with the A/C. With that said, my alternator isn't cranking out enough power to run the fan at idle, so my voltage drops. If it's not one thing, it's another.

I think I can make do like this for the time being, but if it gives me one more problem within the next month, it's getting parked indefinitely and I'm switching back to the 240. In 2 weeks, I've spent over $2,000 trying to make this stupid Jeep that I bought for $1200 run. And I've driven a total of 50 miles in it in the meantime. Including buying the Nissan, I have yet to spend $2,000 on it, and it still runs better. I am really REALLY getting turned off from this damn Jeep. Maybe it'd be different if I had the money to blow, or time to blow it, but school starts on Thursday and I need transportation. Not to mention now I can't afford books because I've spent the last few weeks going consistently over budget because of stupid things like a water pump dying, followed by a steering box. (Did I mention the steering feels weird now, like the pump is on its way out?) Like I said, one more problem, and it's getting parked and covered. I won't even LOOK at it until the 240SX's project is done, and I'm not projecting to have that finished until 2015.

Getting real tired of your **** Jeep.
You sound like I did in 07 lol when I traded in my ZJ. Now I have another! The reason I have a Maxima as a DD. Only reason I can own a Jeep is that I have a Nissan
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #25012
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I drove it to work today. It's first trip since the 249 to 231 swap I finished last night.
After having to drive it for about 3500 miles with a locked up VC, it's like having a brand new rig!!!!
I went out in the parking lot and did full lock figure 8s at idle. Strangely, I enjoyed the hell out of it...
Without a doubt, the 231 transplant is THE best improvement I've ever done on any vehicle!!!!

I love my ZJ 10X more today than I did yesterday!!!!
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #25013
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Drove her to work and back and had no wobbles or any other crap like that which was nice cuz I've been dealing with all kinds of wobbles and what not for like 2 months now. The fog lights were driving me nuts all day long since I can see the Jeep every time I walk into the shipping office at work, so I took em off when I got home. Kinda nice to do something just because I wanted to lol. Now to do some research on where I'm gonna relocate my charcoal canister to.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #25014
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Put on new rear shocks and end links from my IRO kit. Just have the rear track bar left and then alignment. Seems like it's taking forever to get this lift on with such little free time.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #25015
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Drove her to work and back and had no wobbles or any other crap like that which was nice cuz I've been dealing with all kinds of wobbles and what not for like 2 months now. The fog lights were driving me nuts all day long since I can see the Jeep every time I walk into the shipping office at work, so I took em off when I got home. Kinda nice to do something just because I wanted to lol. Now to do some research on where I'm gonna relocate my charcoal canister to.
Get rid of it or turn it side ways and tuck it
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #25016
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Took some pictures of the output from my 34" Ebay lightbar.

Low beams-



Highbeams-



The light itself-

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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:03 AM   #25017
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Holy crap that baby puts out!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:19 AM   #25018
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Holy crap that baby puts out!
Like a cheap whore. I wish I had one.

The light that is
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:22 AM   #25019
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i want 4 of them

shut up and take my money
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:08 AM   #25020
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tried to diagnose the codes from the heater

i could hear the motors working for each setting but it still wont blow thru any of the vents

came up with some strange codes including 90 ( what ? )

think im going to get a new controller and see if that works
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