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Unread 11-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #27316
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got this in and finally got the sticker on my plate, only 16 days late

Nice!
Got my sisters inspection done 4 months late I think... had never looked at the inspection date all summer and drove by cops all day long.

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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #27317
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Some 1000grit wetsanding and plastic polishing to get my headlights clear again woooot
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #27318
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Some 1000grit wetsanding and plastic polishing to get my headlights clear again woooot
Nice! What did you use for plastic polish?
I desperately need to do both mine and the wife's ZJ's headlights.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #27319
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Brand new headlights are about $40 a pair, just replace them. Cleaning them up works but only for a month or two, they yellow again very quickly. New housings, wax them 2-3 times a year, they last forever.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #27320
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You probably got away with more than your truck. If they will kill each other over whose Koolaid is better they wouldn't hesitate over a vehicle. Whenever I travel I always pull a couple relays as well for added security.
Yeah. That crossed my mind after I outran them. What stopped them from shooting at me to get me to stop?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #27321
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Get some meguiars rubbing compound and a powerball for your drill and about 5 min each light and youve got brand new ones again

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Unread 11-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #27322
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When comparing brands of parts, there is no quantitative data. There's just the experience of many people coming to similar conclusions.

Champion plugs are really good for Chrysler vehicles. Champion is also the number one manufacturer of ignition components for small engines.
What plugs do you recommend then for the 4.SLOW???
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Unread 11-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #27323
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So then, with all the spark plug talk going on, what are the best plugs to use on my 4.SLOW? I haev a 99 WJ Intake, header, full 2.5" exhaust.......


BTW, I made this thread back in 4/2011 regarding spark plugs.... A must look!!


So I'm not here to start anything, I jsut wanted to post up what is going on another forum that I visit everyday. Granted it isn't jeep related, it's related to my Trans Am (LSx motors) but hey we all use plug wires...

So Granatelli (GMS) made a thread claiming that their wires have a 0 ohm drop when you measure their wire on a voltmeter. Here is how they advertise their wires..
  • Direct OEM replacement, exceeds OEM specifications, OBD-II computer safe
  • Increase power to the spark plug up to 400% over stock
  • Customers have reported up to 15 hp (normally aspirated) & 35 hp (s/c, turbo, & nitrous). Average gains on an otherwise stock motor are 5 hp N/A and 12 hp to 15 hp with factory forced induction
  • 0 Ohm resistance, no RFI / EMI interference thanks to patented protector ring
  • Patented* design works with all fuel injection systems, street cars and race cars
  • Solid stainless connector cable with stainless snap lock spark plug connectors
  • High temperature silicone boots, 8MM jacket with fiberglass-reinforced braid resists temperatures up to 500°F (1200°F. boots optional).
  • Ideal for use with aftermarket headers and/or turbocharger systems
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Over 600 fitments!
* Granatelli O ohm wires are patent protected by United States Patent number 7,185,622. This patent covers our unique method of producing ignition wires of extremely low resistance while maintaining very high noise suppression. The benefit of this invention is that full electrical energy from the ignition source is transmitted to the spark plug. The end result of the application of this method is increased horsepower, torque and fuel economy.

So a lot of people on the website bashed him calling BS and started a ruckus. So all GMS did was back his product up. He posted 3 videos of just a wire swap on a Vette, 03/04 Cobra and a Ford GT40 where they all gained +10 RWHP and +15 RWTQ. This was on back to back dynos with hardly any cool down time, in fact they made sure the operating temp was the same as the first run so there was no variations.

Here is a video that GMS posted using an MSD board to test ohm drop. There was 8 wires tested, all stated in the video and displayed. #2 being wire bing tested was magnecore wires very bad.. They experienced an 1600 ohm drop..

So the purpose of me making this thread is, again not start any problems, but to get eduacated.

With that being said, I am using Magnecore wires bc I was sold on how awesome they were, then I saw the tests.. And it wasn't good for them. So here's the video

Thanks guys for listening

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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #27324
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Brand new headlights are about $40 a pair, just replace them. Cleaning them up works but only for a month or two, they yellow again very quickly. New housings, wax them 2-3 times a year, they last forever.
Or just take 20 min and polish them.....
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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #27325
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Get some meguiars rubbing compound and a powerball for your drill and about 5 min each light and youve got brand new ones again

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This!
Wet sanded with 1000 grit first, then Polished. They look brand new in person.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:59 PM   #27326
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This!
Wet sanded with 1000 grit first, then Polished. They look brand new in person.
When I wet sanded my headlights, this is what I did.

started off using 600 grit going up and down

switched to 800 grit going left to right

switched to 1000 grit going up and down

finished with 1200 grit going left to right


Polished with Meguiar's PlastiX
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #27327
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So then, with all the spark plug talk going on, what are the best plugs to use on my 4.SLOW? I haev a 99 WJ Intake, header, full 2.5" exhaust.......

BTW, I made this thread back in 4/2011 regarding spark plugs.... A must look!!

So I'm not here to start anything, I jsut wanted to post up what is going on another forum that I visit everyday. Granted it isn't jeep related, it's related to my Trans Am (LSx motors) but hey we all use plug wires...

So Granatelli (GMS) made a thread claiming that their wires have a 0 ohm drop when you measure their wire on a voltmeter. Here is how they advertise their wires..
[*]Direct OEM replacement, exceeds OEM specifications, OBD-II computer safe[*]Increase power to the spark plug up to 400% over stock[*]Customers have reported up to 15 hp (normally aspirated) & 35 hp (s/c, turbo, & nitrous). Average gains on an otherwise stock motor are 5 hp N/A and 12 hp to 15 hp with factory forced induction[*]0 Ohm resistance, no RFI / EMI interference thanks to patented protector ring[*]Patented* design works with all fuel injection systems, street cars and race cars[*]Solid stainless connector cable with stainless snap lock spark plug connectors[*]High temperature silicone boots, 8MM jacket with fiberglass-reinforced braid resists temperatures up to 500°F (1200°F. boots optional).[*]Ideal for use with aftermarket headers and/or turbocharger systems[*]Includes all necessary hardware[*]Over 600 fitments!

* Granatelli O ohm wires are patent protected by United States Patent number 7,185,622. This patent covers our unique method of producing ignition wires of extremely low resistance while maintaining very high noise suppression. The benefit of this invention is that full electrical energy from the ignition source is transmitted to the spark plug. The end result of the application of this method is increased horsepower, torque and fuel economy.

So a lot of people on the website bashed him calling BS and started a ruckus. So all GMS did was back his product up. He posted 3 videos of just a wire swap on a Vette, 03/04 Cobra and a Ford GT40 where they all gained +10 RWHP and +15 RWTQ. This was on back to back dynos with hardly any cool down time, in fact they made sure the operating temp was the same as the first run so there was no variations.

Here is a video that GMS posted using an MSD board to test ohm drop. There was 8 wires tested, all stated in the video and displayed. #2 being wire bing tested was magnecore wires very bad.. They experienced an 1600 ohm drop..

So the purpose of me making this thread is, again not start any problems, but to get eduacated.

With that being said, I am using Magnecore wires bc I was sold on how awesome they were, then I saw the tests.. And it wasn't good for them. So here's the video

Thanks guys for listening

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUfpkYMD1rI
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #27328
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the saw zall got a little out of hand......



so we decided this was a better option anyway
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Unread 11-16-2013, 11:38 PM   #27329
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Holy crap! haha Looking forward to seeing that thing finished.

I just painted my block today..
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Unread 11-17-2013, 12:09 AM   #27330
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Holy crap! haha Looking forward to seeing that thing finished.

I just painted my block today..
Not to shabby
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