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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #10591
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Are they just high powered bulbs?

I need something brighter for my ZJ. I'm thinking Phillips Xtreme power, had them on my old car and they were the best bulbs I've ever used
They're the European spec headlight housings (glass lenses and better beam pattern). The bulbs in them have standard wattage low beams, but higher wattage high beams. They take H4 bulbs. Kolak can hook you up with a set, but they're not cheap.

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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #10592
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Finally got the heep on the road today, sized up all the other problems while driving...... long way to go still...damn the devil to hell!
If BATMAN had a ZJ this one would be it!
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #10593
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Got a cheap-o Merlins muffler welded up as my other Merlins muffler outlet was rusted out.

I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing with my exhaust. Strill trying to figure what header I'm going with and whether I'm doing a Y pipe or not.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #10594
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Installed new header panel, grille, and headlight assembly


What is the header panel that everyone talks about? What is it? What is it used for?
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Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #10595
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What is the header panel that everyone talks about? What is it? What is it used for?
Its just a giant plastic bracket in front of the radiator that the headlights and grill mount to.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #10596
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Its just a giant plastic bracket in front of the radiator that the headlights and grill mount to.
Does it go bad after time? As far as I know, mine is intact with no issues....
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Unread 04-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #10597
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Does it go bad after time? As far as I know, mine is intact with no issues....
its just plastic, when it gets old the plastic will start breaking when you mess with taking the grill and headlights off. as long as you leave it alone its not gonna break
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Unread 04-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #10598
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That's what I did to my ZJ today. 100 plus 50 to rebuild the double cardan.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #10599
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I got tired of hearing the VIC beep at me for "Service FWD Switch" So I defeated it. Well I wired it so it thinks it is in 4hi all the time.
Seriously I know when I am in 4lo. I don't need no VIC to tell me that.

This is how I did in case anybody else has the same issue. This is for a 249 TC. I just cut wire from pin 34 and left it cut and Pin 36 wire I cut and added about 8 inches and grounded it to a metal bracket behind the vic. There was already a hole there to run a screw into. It took about 15 minutes. No more random annoying Beeping.

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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #10600
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changed my trim from grey to gloss black and coated it.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #10601
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Past two days I trimmed my front bumper, painted rims and put in/cleaned up winch switches.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #10602
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I got tired of hearing the VIC beep at me for "Service FWD Switch" So I defeated it. Well I wired it so it thinks it is in 4hi all the time.
Seriously I know when I am in 4lo. I don't need no VIC to tell me that.

This is how I did in case anybody else has the same issue. This is for a 249 TC. I just cut wire from pin 34 and left it cut and Pin 36 wire I cut and added about 8 inches and grounded it to a metal bracket behind the vic. There was already a hole there to run a screw into. It took about 15 minutes. No more random annoying Beeping.

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what was the reasoning for doing this, a 231 swap or something?
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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #10603
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I got tired of hearing the VIC beep at me for "Service FWD Switch"
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what was the reasoning for doing this, a 231 swap or something?
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Unread 04-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #10604
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Rita. Rita post and you might learn something....nicely said Purplezj.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #10605
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used it to pull out a mesquite tree with my front towhooks. just wanted to see if it would withstand a small mesquite....it did...

it was not a big tree at all. plus i had already dug around it, just needed that extra ZJ umph!!!!
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