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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:47 AM   #30271
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Today, I washed the Orvis. So pretty when she's shiny.
Mine only looks that good when it's still wet lol

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Unread 02-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #30272
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Since my PCM got fixed, the ZJ has been running good, and mostly got me through the winter. Recently thought i ran into a no-crank condition at work. Starter has been tested and is strong, battery is also good. After failing to fix it myself, i had it towed to pep boys, where they claimed it was a bad ground connection to the starter. They added a new nut, charged me the $70 and i was on my way. Now, the Jeep is at my complex, and once again wont crank.

Any advice on cleaning the terminals? I have the starter in my apartment and am cleaning the ***** out of it, ill do the same with the wire that leads to the starter. Is there any cleaning method/solution recommended? Would some kind of contact grease help guarantee a connection?
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Unread 02-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #30273
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as a car detailer, my own stupidity is the cause of me being pissed right now. (windows rolled down)



oh well at least it was fun



(yeah, i know... tires...)
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Unread 02-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #30274
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as a car detailer, my own stupidity is the cause of me being pissed right now. (windows rolled down)



oh well at least it was fun



(yeah, i know... tires...)
Whoa at first I thought that was yellow paint from the street. Glad it's only mud
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Unread 02-17-2014, 11:12 AM   #30275
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Since my PCM got fixed, the ZJ has been running good, and mostly got me through the winter. Recently thought i ran into a no-crank condition at work. Starter has been tested and is strong, battery is also good. After failing to fix it myself, i had it towed to pep boys, where they claimed it was a bad ground connection to the starter. They added a new nut, charged me the $70 and i was on my way. Now, the Jeep is at my complex, and once again wont crank. Any advice on cleaning the terminals? I have the starter in my apartment and am cleaning the ***** out of it, ill do the same with the wire that leads to the starter. Is there any cleaning method/solution recommended? Would some kind of contact grease help guarantee a connection?
They ripped you off there buddy.
Starter could still be bad. You can try starting th jeep in neutral to make sure it's not the NSS. Make sure the battery voltage is good as well.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #30276
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Got a car wash only to find out it's going to crap snow and rain on us again tonight.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 12:49 PM   #30277
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I'm going to guess by the position of your driver seat, you're short like me.



5'4" yo
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wow those are some small old looking tires !
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That's what I was thinking hell I've got a limited clearing 31s with no lift components
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lools like a lowrider

i had mine on small tires for few weeks and it was quick as hell with simulated 4.10 gears but ...
They're the factory size. 225/70/16. That's like 29.4". I'm probably going up to 225/75/16, I think that'll about fit in the tire cover. Mainly, they look small because they're bald and sitting underneath an UpCountry Jeep. If they had tread, and that tread were aggressive, it'd look better. It doesn't help that it has running boards, which make it look lower than it is.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #30278
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They ripped you off there buddy.
Starter could still be bad. You can try starting th jeep in neutral to make sure it's not the NSS. Make sure the battery voltage is good as well.

Wont crank or do anything in N, and battery is good, wouldn't crank even with a jump. I dont know who to send it to, jeep dealer? There is only so much i can do, its 20 deg outside and i get home from work and its dark. May be forces to send it back to pepfags or to a stealership.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 01:41 PM   #30279
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Unread 02-17-2014, 02:39 PM   #30280
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5'4" yo

They're the factory size. 225/70/16. That's like 29.4". I'm probably going up to 225/75/16, I think that'll about fit in the tire cover. Mainly, they look small because they're bald and sitting underneath an UpCountry Jeep. If they had tread, and that tread were aggressive, it'd look better. It doesn't help that it has running boards, which make it look lower than it is.
5'5.5" here. Got ya beat... barely. Also, a 225/70/16 works out to 28.4" diameter, mathematically. The actual size will vary slightly by age and manufacturer.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #30281
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Wont crank or do anything in N, and battery is good, wouldn't crank even with a jump. I dont know who to send it to, jeep dealer? There is only so much i can do, its 20 deg outside and i get home from work and its dark. May be forces to send it back to pepfags or to a stealership.
If you own a long screw driver you can jump the starter by connecting both big nuts with a long screw driver.. If that doesn't turn the starter than you may want to purchase a new one
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Unread 02-17-2014, 03:03 PM   #30282
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Yeah, the stock 225/70R16s look short. My snows are 235/70R16s, which fit nicely. 225/75 or 245/70 works too.

As far as height, I'm 5'9" and have the seat almost as far forward as Schizophrenic. Then again, I have short legs and also position myself based on arm reach, as long as it's not bothering my legs. A female friend of mine who's 5'4" (and not particularly long-legged) had to move my seat back to drive my ZJ...
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Unread 02-17-2014, 03:59 PM   #30283
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Yeah, the stock 225/70R16s look short. My snows are 235/70R16s, which fit nicely. 225/75 or 245/70 works too. As far as height, I'm 5'9" and have the seat almost as far forward as Schizophrenic. Then again, I have short legs and also position myself based on arm reach, as long as it's not bothering my legs. A female friend of mine who's 5'4" (and not particularly long-legged) had to move my seat back to drive my ZJ...
6'1" and I need it back 3/4 of the way and tilted back. Supports my legs better on long trips
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Unread 02-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #30284
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They're the factory size. 225/70/16. That's like 29.4". I'm probably going up to 225/75/16, I think that'll about fit in the tire cover. Mainly, they look small because they're bald and sitting underneath an UpCountry Jeep. If they had tread, and that tread were aggressive, it'd look better. It doesn't help that it has running boards, which make it look lower than it is.
225/75 will fit fine

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5'5.5" here. Got ya beat... barely. Also, a 225/70/16 works out to 28.4" diameter, mathematically. The actual size will vary slightly by age and manufacturer.

mine are 29.3'' and i also have u.c. suspension but nowhere near that gap

those look to me like 215/60/16's
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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:29 PM   #30285
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Pulled it into the garage to thaw out in preparation of the short arm install.
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