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post #9301 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 09:40 PM
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I decided to wheel it a little in the dark on the way home from work. I really need to mount the driving lights I bought last summer.


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post #9302 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 10:09 PM
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I cut my rear rocker panel straight up with that line behind the door. Just notched that little piece off and it was fine.
I thought you were only on 31s?

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post #9303 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 10:11 PM
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I thought you were only on 31s?
My old ZJ was on 4.5" and 33's.
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post #9304 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 10:17 PM
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I got my baby back from the shop, New belt tensioner bearing (i think thats what its called), new cv boot (again), headlight adjustment, and had my PCM reprogrammed Good day today

'97 5.2 Laredo "Maggie"
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post #9305 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 10:19 PM
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My old ZJ was on 4.5" and 33's.
Ahh ok

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post #9306 of 44377 Old 03-16-2012, 11:08 PM
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I've been reading a lot about sound dampening vehicles and finally placed an order the other day.
Today I received 1 Bulk Pack Damplifier Pro - 36 sq feet and a 9 sq foot sheet of Overkill from Second Skin Audio.
Hope to start installing it in the doors tomorrow, if it's not raining.

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can possibly find out how far one can go.
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post #9307 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 04:31 AM
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Finally got around to changing the front brake pads, which were *very* low, and took the discs (I think you guys call them rotors?) to be skimmed. Turned out that they were already slightly below the minimum recommended thickness, so no choice but to buy a pair of new ones.
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post #9308 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 10:23 AM
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Finally got around to changing the front brake pads, which were *very* low, and took the discs (I think you guys call them rotors?) to be skimmed. Turned out that they were already slightly below the minimum recommended thickness, so no choice but to buy a pair of new ones.
We call it "turned". It reduces the effective braking power anyways. New ones are cheap. Cheerio.
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post #9309 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 10:25 AM
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Yesterday, I picked up a tranny cooler from a junkyard I6 ZJ, flushed it out with clean PS fluid, and installed it as a PS cooler on the 5.9.

Today, I'm going to be installing the new battery cables I've had sitting around for the last few months, and maybe trying to fix the y-pipe rattle. Hopefully I can get the rear upcountry coils cleaned up and painted today as well, so I can put them in tomorrow.

Getting the A/C fixed is slated for sometime next weekend, hopefully. Then, I still have to make the B&M tranny pan fit and get that on there.
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post #9310 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 12:16 PM
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New ones are cheap. Cheerio.
Sadly, where I live, new ones *aren't* cheap. Try $136 per disc from the dealership, which is the only same-day source. If I want new discs for European or Japanese cars, no problem, I can get a pair for similar prices to you guys, from any number of suppliers. But Jeeps? Oh no...

I could order from RockAuto, but since discs are so heavy the shipping cost cranks the price up to more-or-less what the dealer charges.
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post #9311 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 12:24 PM
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I finished my parts hoard from the free 93 Limited

Alternator
power heated mirrors
like new head lamps and good tail lamps
coil
upcountry skid plates
242 case
rear drive shaft
trailer wiring
complete LP dana 30 for parts
extra bar for my roof rack

It well worth the effort, I just have to call our local scrap guy to get it out of the driveway. He opens the doors and picks them up with and old old log loader.

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post #9312 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 12:36 PM
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Bought a power steering hose at O'Reilly's for under 20 bucks.Top one,easy.Bottom one a PITA,until it got the vise grips on it.No more leaks!
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post #9313 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Sadly, where I live, new ones *aren't* cheap. Try $136 per disc from the dealership, which is the only same-day source. If I want new discs for European or Japanese cars, no problem, I can get a pair for similar prices to you guys, from any number of suppliers. But Jeeps? Oh no...

I could order from RockAuto, but since discs are so heavy the shipping cost cranks the price up to more-or-less what the dealer charges.
Wow. You ain't kidding.
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post #9314 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 01:23 PM
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Finally got off my duff and put a new weatherproof ring terminal on the ground for my Taurus fan controller. No more fan "forgetting" to turn on!

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post #9315 of 44377 Old 03-17-2012, 01:44 PM
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Not so much "today" as "over the past week":

Scraped all the chrome off my grille and sprayed it silver (the chrome was already flaking off).
Refitted a detached from bump stop.
Discovered that the balljoints on my front anti-roll bar links (sway bar links) are both shot.
Found that one engine mount has a busted rubber.
Fitted a 180F thermostat (keeping the engine warm isn't an issue here with daytime temperatures already touching 100F).
Changed the top radiator hose
and a few other things that I've forgotten

Richard Moss
'96 ZJ 4L auto, '95 XJ 4L manual, 2000 Nissan Patrol Y61
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