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Unread 01-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #29251
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got any more pics on how you mounted them? I really want to make some for mine.
I'll take a few in the am. I used the rear most fender bolt and drilled another hole right around the middle of the hood latch

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Unread 01-04-2014, 06:45 PM   #29252
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Careful out there. I already posted my story of what happened to us at Cliffs on Wednesday. I got like 2 pics because I kept falling every time I got out of my ZJ. I eventually said f it and stayed inside my Jeep. It drove on the ice way better than any of us could walk on it.
I did the same thing after I busted my knee open. Whole lot of carnage happened today lol.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #29253
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Cleaned out the Garage so ZJ could sleep inside out of this cold blast n snow coming this way... also cause I'm Moving gonna miss this 23x25 weather covering....

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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #29254
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Swore at it trying to find the parasitic drain thats been killing my battery. Something is drawing 700mA when the jeep is off!
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:26 PM   #29255
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Swore at it trying to find the parasitic drain thats been killing my battery. Something is drawing 700mA when the jeep is off!
Bad ALT?? I've had that before on Pontiac..
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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:51 PM   #29256
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Removed throttle body on my 98 4.0L ZJ to clean it.

Completely dissembled the TB and ran it thru the ultrasonic cleaner. Once clean I figured I might as well port it out. Out to the garage and chucked it up in the lathe and cleaned up the lower portion. Didn't realize there would be porosity in the TB casting. Ended up with a large hole down by the vacuum port for the MAP sensor and several smaller pits. Filled in the voids with JBWeld.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #29257
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I did the same thing after I busted my knee open. Whole lot of carnage happened today lol.
I didn't bust anything open. I was just sore for a couple days. Today is actually the first day I'm not hurting from falling. What kind of carnage did you guys encounter?
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:06 PM   #29258
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The fender flares on your rig look good, can't tell it was chopped at all. I'm sure you had to trim a bit off to fit 32's on a 3 inch lift. And speaking of which what does 3" BB consist of? I doubt you have a 3 inch spacer crammed in there. Looks like it was a good run. Still can't believe that YJ went topless I love having all the creature comforts in the ZJ while still being capable offroad.
Thanks on the flares! Good to hear!
Honestly, I'm torn on them.
I love the aggressive look they give to it.
But I feel like the extra overall width they provide visually detracts from the amount of height this rig has.
It sits(on 32s at street pressure) 5.75" higher at the rockers than it did at stock height with the 215/75R15s.
Even after I added 200+ lb with the steel for the winch mount, winch, and cable.

I trimmed them as per the Bushwacker instructions.
Only about 1.25" at the bottoms and only about 0.5" cut at 10" up the wheel openings.
I may roll the horizontal lip on the top of the front wheel arches to eliminate the slight rub I occasionally get with a fully stuffed & fully turned wheel.

Yep, 3" spacers and Upcountry springs with adjustable control arms(Teraflex and unknown brand with Johnny Joints)all around.

It was an AWESOME ride even with the busted u-joint & my bent DS!
James had on 5 layers under his jumpsuit so only his hands got chilly.
His butt, however, was really cold.....
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #29259
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Bad ALT?? I've had that before on Pontiac..
Nope, that was my first guess, but I swapped alts between jeeps and nothing changed.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #29260
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Lifted the rear end, still need to re-center the axle. I really want my front springs to come in so I can do the front too!
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:55 PM   #29261
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Nope, that was my first guess, but I swapped alts between jeeps and nothing changed.
Any accessories that you can tell?
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Unread 01-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #29262
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I didn't bust anything open. I was just sore for a couple days. Today is actually the first day I'm not hurting from falling. What kind of carnage did you guys encounter?
I got the worse of it unfortunately. I was sitting on a hill in drive with my foot standing on the brake and the weight of the ZJ pushed us down the ice and I had no control. Slid into a deep rut and kept going like a slot car until I hit snowpack. My front bumper broke in 2 and the styrofoam inside exploded when I nailed the rut. Our dog ended up in my lap from the impact. A guy in our club got video and I'm waiting for the link. My buddy cracked open his rear drivers side fender plate and top of his hard top on his TJ in the same area I wiped out in. Couple other guys got tree rash and dings. On the orange trail after all the rocks in that really narrow section there's a steep hill to go up and get out, well that was ice and only 2 of the 8 of us made it up. Those were the guys with lockers and winches. Once they got up they pulled the rest of us out. We didn't get much wheelin in, more like a recovery mission. Finally left shortly after 5 and it was snowing like crazy.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #29263
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New winch and almost through with my winch box.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 01:49 AM   #29264
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Finished tearing down the electrical. The 700mA draw is from the blower motor fuse. So something in the ATC blower motor controller is shot.

I just replaced that a few months ago too. As much as the ATC is a nice feature, it's given me nothing but crap since I got the thing. Never had a problem with the manual controls in the green one.

So I pulled the fuse and left it one the bench. Seat warmers will have to be good enough for heat until I can trace it further.
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"Whats wrong with a PT Cruiser?"
"Coulda had a V8!"

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 01-05-2014, 07:21 AM   #29265
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I don't know any man that would want that
If you had a teeny weeny you'd want to over compensate too!!!
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