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post #29476 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 06:38 PM
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geeze i thought mine was close



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post #29477 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 06:40 PM
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geeze i thought mine was close
looks about the same, the angle makes it look worse than it is.
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post #29478 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 06:45 PM
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Started putting my roof lights back on. Everything is basically wired up with the exception of the ground wire off the lights. For some reason beyond my comprehension I can't ground it at the screw the holds the side rails to the roof. Which is weird since that's exactly how I did it on my last ZJ . It got to cold and dark to keep messing with it, hopefully I can finish it up tomorrow.

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post #29479 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 07:16 PM
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Started putting my roof lights back on. Everything is basically wired up with the exception of the ground wire off the lights. For some reason beyond my comprehension I can't ground it at the screw the holds the side rails to the roof. Which is weird since that's exactly how I did it on my last ZJ . It got to cold and dark to keep messing with it, hopefully I can finish it up tomorrow.
I grounded all of my lights to the roof rack mounting bolts and it works just fine

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post #29480 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 07:30 PM
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Found this when cleaning out my glove box...
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post #29481 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 08:22 PM
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Found this when cleaning out my glove box...
Well if your dash cluster ever goes bad you can blame Lester.
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I grounded all of my lights to the roof rack mounting bolts and it works just fine

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That's how I did it before to but for whatever reason I can't get a solid ground there on this ZJ. In my frustration I ended up stripping the damn torx bolt too, and I don't have any more wire to run it to another one. I tried drilling a hole and grounding it on the side rail but that didn't work either.

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post #29482 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 08:31 PM
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The side rail has too much plastic and rubber in it to ground.

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post #29483 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 09:39 PM
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I tried to change the tires up to my JK set, but the lug nuts were all torqued down to eleventy-billion ft-lbs, so all I managed to do was ruin 2 sockets and strip a couple of the acorns.

However on the upside, I got my new registration sticker on, my license plates installed, my coolant and washer fluid topped off (which successfully shut up my apparently-working VIC), and my front seats cleaned and conditioned. Gonna do the back seats tomorrow. Also I realized the front seats DO have power lumbar support. All in all, a pretty good day. I'll just deal with the consequences of the missized tire on my t-case later on. Gonna save the rest of the money I make this month and next and buy new tires at the first of March. Until then, no long trips.

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post #29484 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 09:49 PM
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I tried to change the tires up to my JK set, but the lug nuts were all torqued down to eleventy-billion ft-lbs, so all I managed to do was ruin 2 sockets and strip a couple of the acorns.

However on the upside, I got my new registration sticker on, my license plates installed, my coolant and washer fluid topped off (which successfully shut up my apparently-working VIC), and my front seats cleaned and conditioned. Gonna do the back seats tomorrow. Also I realized the front seats DO have power lumbar support. All in all, a pretty good day. I'll just deal with the consequences of the missized tire on my t-case later on. Gonna save the rest of the money I make this month and next and buy new tires at the first of March. Until then, no long trips.
That really blows. I was expecting to get my 4wd together today but when i got my package from fedex with my carrier and ring and pinion my damn pinion was missing. They destroyed the box and the pinion fell out so now i have a good carrier and a useless ring gear

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post #29485 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 09:54 PM
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I wouldn't want to drive it with lug nuts that tight.
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post #29486 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 10:15 PM
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I'm not concerned anything's going to break because of the lug nuts being torqued too damn far down, but I do know I'm gonna need 20 new lug nuts and 5 new tires, and that hurts.

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post #29487 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 10:42 PM
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If the nuts are torqued too far it weakens the studs and they can break. The tires do hurt price wise but the nuts arent too expensive

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post #29488 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 11:04 PM
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God that reminds me of when I did a side job getting a YJ running that had been sitting for 3 years. Tires had dry rotted to nothing so they all had to come off. In the process I had discovered that the owners "mechanic" had been replacing lost/damaged lugs with bolts of various sizes, then torqueing them into oblivion with the power of Thor. There waere 3 that would just NOT come off. It took 2 weeks of constant PB blaster and 3 different impact wrenches to get all of those damn things off.

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post #29489 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 11:30 PM
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looks about the same, the angle makes it look worse than it is.


no thats about an inch closer to the pully than mine

i think yours is installed right side up

i installed mine upside down which helped some getting it in and keeping it from touching the w/p

and yes that was just temporary wiring lol

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post #29490 of 44114 Old 01-12-2014, 11:38 PM
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Didn't do much drove around and found a good song for lows demons by tech nine got some door flex
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