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post #5821 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 01:19 PM
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the boy came home and parked his jeep. LOL

a little mini flex


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post #5822 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 04:04 PM
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installed a new 02 sensor (pre 1996 so i only have 1 ) sadly its a Bosch ... we will see how long it will stay in... aside from that during the test drive my heat cut out and switch to defrost by itself ... looks like i got a vacuum leak to find

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post #5823 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 04:08 PM
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Christmas tree lights cut into strips of 5 lights and wired in parallel, will run off 12 volts. I did 5 runs of 5 for 25 total lights. I interrupted the wire to my fog lights so I can turn them on and off from the cab. Before anyone freaks out, I don't run them on the road and even if someone did, they're Christmas tree lights so they're not bright at all.

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post #5824 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 04:14 PM
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That's awesome.

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post #5825 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 05:46 PM
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I'd imagine it's legal as long as they're amber lights... My buddy had an amber light bar on the top of his Charger that he made look like a cop car. He was able to drive with them on, legally. He did get pulled over once and the cop asked him if he was trying to impersonate a cop. Obviously he said no; the cop let him go. I know laws vary from state to state, but if you want to drive with them on, it's something to check into.

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post #5826 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 06:30 PM
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There's a million reasons why it's illegal here in MA but I figure if I do not turn them on the highway or in towns I know the cops have almost nothing to do, I should be OK. In my 'hood the police are busy with actual crime and won't bother with some guy with a lighted wreath on the grill of his Jeep. I actually trimmed the lower bows to make sure there was nothing obscuring the plate and having the lights on a switch means I can kill them in an instant if I decide to.

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post #5827 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 06:38 PM
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Wanted to post how I got the bad wheel bearing off the outer shaft after I took it off the jeep
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post #5828 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 07:45 PM
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^Those sons of *****es like to stay on there

I heated the nut up red hot on both of mine a few times and barely got them to break with a 4 foot breaker bar...

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post #5829 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 07:52 PM
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^Those sons of *****es like to stay on there

I heated the nut up red hot on both of mine a few times and barely got them to break with a 4 foot breaker bar...
on my old fiero my dad and i were trying to replace the rear unit bearing, 4 foot breaker and a crowbar locking the hub in place and we broke the socket... lol. we gave up

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post #5830 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 07:56 PM
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^Those sons of *****es like to stay on there

I heated the nut up red hot on both of mine a few times and barely got them to break with a 4 foot breaker bar...
I Never like to heat any tightened nut or bolt, I always thought WD40 was the **** till I tried PB Blast if a 2 foot breaker bar and a 4 foot persuation bar wont do it then my 390lbs of force will break it loose or off (on a side note pissed I had to pay 20$ for a 36mm)
zach yeah I have broke a few breaker bars in my time
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post #5831 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 09:19 PM
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i've had much success with sanding and then using the polishing compound. they sell headlight restoration kits and they always include some pretty fine grit wet-sandpaper.
i repainted the bumper in my old miata last year so i had a bunch of 400-800-1000-1500-2000 grit sand paper laying around. i have a big bottle of polish too, a drill and a dremel,but haven't attacked the jeeps headlights just yet. but that is definitely on my list of "to dos"

yesterday, the jeep got seafoamed, iac cleaned and got a new battery. she's happy, but still not idling correctly.
I didn't think of the sanding idea, but eh, I already have the new ones here. At $57 for all of them, I think I did okay The Mothers kit I purchased a while back didn't come with fine-grit sand paper, just the compound, buffer ball, and cloth.

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post #5832 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 09:29 PM
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Knocked out a few things over the last couple of days while my wife and daughter were out spending all the money ...

This morning / afternoon ...
Motor Mounts - original with 245K. Used my new 3T Jack/Stands from the 5am Black Friday gig at Sears (also received Standard and Metric Gear Wrenches ... man those are handy) The ladies were smart in having me look at the ads Thanksgiving night to see if anything was in "need" ... though I am sure my couple of hundred didn't touch their total number.
You guys were right ... Driver's side was a bit tough ... though it helped me work off a lot of "issues" while my Hawks were brutalized by Mizzou. TV in the garage helps assists the "multi-tasking."
While the box and intake hose off ... cleaned throttle body and IAC.

Wednesday night ...
Took all the plastic out of the wells (primed and rubber coated them while out)
Addressed some minor rust ... then rubber coated.
Replaced plastic ... looks great. Will see how long it looks that nice.
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post #5833 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 10:54 PM
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Knocked out a few things over the last couple of days while my wife and daughter were out spending all the money ...

You guys were right ... Driver's side was a bit tough ... though it helped me work off a lot of "issues" while my Hawks were brutalized by Mizzou. TV in the garage helps assists the "multi-tasking."
While the box and intake hose off ... cleaned throttle body and IAC.
i couldn't even convince myself to turn on the game ... i knew it was going to be brutal

nevertheless

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post #5834 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 11:23 PM
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Anyone know stock control arm lengths? Wanting to put my adjustable control arms in tomorrow and want to move the axle about 3/4" forwards.

1996 XJ on 36" TSLs, 4", locked F/R, stretched
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post #5835 of 44896 Old 11-26-2011, 11:27 PM
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