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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #28426
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today i washed the salt off of it after enjoying the -0 throttle response and power you get from such cold air

these low temps make me im glad i did the dakota air hat and hood trim

also got to see how my lady do an awd launch on 3'' of snow

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Unread 12-11-2013, 10:08 PM   #28427
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I let my lady take the jeep for the day. After dropping me off at work and watching it drive out of the parking lot it started snowing.
Then I thought about lunch break and not getting to drive somewhere.
Then I saw about 4 ZJs drive by before we even opened.
Right before closing I heard a vehicle pull up and just knew by the sound it was mine.
Then I took the long way home with some McDonald's and my ladies.
I'm realizing how redneck I am!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 10:53 PM   #28428
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Ive done that a few times except for the fact that my wife cant drive my zj. Its too big and shes scared of it lol. Shes only drove it once and that was with me in the pass seat and she wouldnt go above 35. I laughed and told her to stomp it but she wouldnt

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Unread 12-12-2013, 04:20 AM   #28429
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Fair enough. I'll switch it back tonight when I get back from work. Had to give it a go though. Getting desperate with the below zero weather and pathetic heat.

Thermostat next. Any hate for Stant professional 195F?
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Unread 12-12-2013, 04:52 AM   #28430
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The standard replacement stants are good thermos. I would stay away from the fail safe ones because they have a tendency to stay open and you have no heat because its constantly circulating and not warming up before it opens

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Unread 12-12-2013, 05:02 AM   #28431
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Ok. I'll pick up a sant 195 and gasket and blue stuff today, and swap that baby out after work tomorrow.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 05:23 AM   #28432
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Make sure you burp the system afyerwards to get the air bubbles out otherwise it can cause problems too

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Unread 12-12-2013, 05:32 AM   #28433
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I ran it for about 15 min with no rad cap and added more coolant while massaging the top radiator hose.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #28434
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Leave the cap off and turn the heat on high and let it run until you have good heat then put the cap and let it cool down and recheck the antifreeze level and you should be good to go

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Unread 12-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #28435
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I did turn the heat up when it reached operating temp for it to circulate.

I'm hoping its a bad thermostat. The blend door motor actuator turns when adjusting the temp knob. I really hope it's not a shot heater core. A bad thermostat and water pump I can deal with more easily than figuring out where to cut my dash open with a dremel.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #28436
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Usually when a core goes it starts leaking in the floorboard. If its not getting heat then its usually a circulation issue. Check your heater and rad hoses when it gets to temp and see if they are hot or if any of them are cold. That should tell you if its circulating or not

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Unread 12-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #28437
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This seem too close to anyone else? lol


Those hankook MT's are a nice tire I put a set of my dads k1500 33-12.50r15 they wear pretty damn good as well. As far as to close yeah looks like your control arms aren't adjusted out to compensate for the lift. Depending on it you have adjustable control arms. I'm only running 4 inches of lift with 33-13.50r 15s and there not that close to the body.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #28438
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Those hankook MT's are a nice tire I put a set of my dads k1500 33-12.50r15 they wear pretty damn good as well. As far as to close yeah looks like your control arms aren't adjusted out to compensate for the lift. Depending on it you have adjustable control arms. I'm only running 4 inches of lift with 33-13.50r 15s and there not that close to the body.
That's fine to have the tires that close. They won't hit. When the suspension cycles the axle moves back and up. Not straight up. There is plenty of room.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #28439
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This seem too close to anyone else? lol


No it's fine.
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Unread 12-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #28440
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This seem too close to anyone else? lol



Mine might be just a tad further away, maybe an inch. You clearing the rear bumper cover when compressed?

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