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post #46 of 103 Old 12-20-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Finally, reinstall the seats and 10 mm bolts. Note I placed the retaining part of the pin on the inside so it wouldn't bother anyone's feet like in the installed picture below. It's pretty darn easy. At this point, it's my least favorite mod, because I'm not sure if / when I'll ever use it. When I do need the seats removed for more room, it will come in handy.

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post #47 of 103 Old 12-21-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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whats the craftsman thing for?
Just a cover to keep scratches of the panels and bumper. I got it for like $25 online (impulse buy bc they said it was normally $90) and figured I at least had to use it for this install.
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post #48 of 103 Old 12-21-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pic with front windows tinted.
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post #49 of 103 Old 12-22-2011, 09:23 AM
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Two questions. Where did you get your rear parking sensors? I don't have any on my Jeep and with little kids I like the idea of having an extra measure of safety.

You haven't had any death wobble issues? I'm at 3" of lift and having problems with death wobble. My Bilsteins have been slow in coming from the vendor so it might be a combo of bad shocks, worn tie rods in the steering, and I need to get my tires balanced.
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post #50 of 103 Old 12-22-2011, 09:41 AM
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Two questions. Where did you get your rear parking sensors? I don't have any on my Jeep and with little kids I like the idea of having an extra measure of safety.

You haven't had any death wobble issues? I'm at 3" of lift and having problems with death wobble. My Bilsteins have been slow in coming from the vendor so it might be a combo of bad shocks, worn tie rods in the steering, and I need to get my tires balanced.
New shocks will not cure your death wobble. I'd start with the tires, then check TRE's.

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post #51 of 103 Old 12-25-2011, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Two questions. Where did you get your rear parking sensors? I don't have any on my Jeep and with little kids I like the idea of having an extra measure of safety.

You haven't had any death wobble issues? I'm at 3" of lift and having problems with death wobble. My Bilsteins have been slow in coming from the vendor so it might be a combo of bad shocks, worn tie rods in the steering, and I need to get my tires balanced.
Check out this link, it has the part #'s you can buy online and install instructions. If you do decide to buy, I can send you the hole saws to save you money. http://www.wjjeeps.com/park.htm

Not once felt any death wobble after the install (I started with the upcountry suspension, so I didn't increase the height 3" overall. I did follow the directions pretty well and one thing on the install that I think helped was to loosen the upper and lower control arms first. Then once everything was installed, lower the vehicle, then torque all the parts. I also installed a new steering stabalizer. There is a definitive thread on here on solving death wobble, so may want to start there.
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post #52 of 103 Old 01-27-2012, 04:59 AM
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Nice write up on the lift install, can you take a few pictures of the "audio/visual display" for the backup sensors and how that looks/works?

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post #53 of 103 Old 02-03-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a close-up of the audio / visual display and when it is telling you to stop. In reverse, as you get closer there are 2 green, then 2 yellow, then 2 red. The beeps start slowly then go solid when you see the first red light. You can also turn the audio off and just use the visual. The 2nd pic is of the unit lit up, at that point there is stil about a foot left to go. The third pic is of how close I was. This system is really great for parralell parking. Here's a video I took of it in operation http://youtu.be/HLFYhW4K5ts
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post #54 of 103 Old 02-11-2012, 06:19 PM
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Any hub to fender measurements yet?
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post #55 of 103 Old 02-13-2012, 12:02 PM
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how much did that reverse sensor run you? that thing is pretty nifty

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post #56 of 103 Old 02-18-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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how much did that reverse sensor run you? that thing is pretty nifty
I think about $200 or so plus $30 for the special size cut out hole saws. If you buy the sensors, I'd be happy to send anyone the cut out hole saws.
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Ever since I saw the WJ washer relocate mod, I've had it on my to do list. Even though I will be running JK takeoffs and disconnected, I have extended bump stops so it doesn't look like my tires would ever hit the factory wj washer reservior. However, I hear that in reaverse or coming down on obstacles, the front axle could be pushed a little bit forward and rip the reservior out. I figured I'd do the mod just in case but never saw a very detailed write up - most everything said - buy ZJ washer bottle, take out WJ bottle, install ZJ bottle. I decided to document my install a little more. Thanks to all those who have done this to give me the idea. All you need to buy is a ZJ bottle (install time is about 2-4 hours) with the two pumps (if it has a 3rd for the level sensor all the better.) I got mine on ebay used for $30 or so delivered

Note that your WJ may have an evaporator canister in the location I added my washer bottle so you may need to put it somewhere else. From what I read in the 03-04 models, the evap canister is located somewhere other than the engine bay.
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post #58 of 103 Old 02-18-2012, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Start by removing the front bumper (2 10mm screws on each corner and 3 plastic push connectors on the bottom for my bumper). If you have the fog lights, remove the connector to those. Remove the inner plastic fender liner. It's not a bad idea to just cut these out and throw them away like I did. Unscrew the WJ washer bottle (2 screws on the bottom) and one on the top in the engine compartment. The square tab (originally where the yellow arrow points) slides to the rear for removal.
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post #59 of 103 Old 02-18-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Disconnect the electrical connections to the pumps and level sensor and note which connector goes to which pump. Disconnect the washer tube from the bottom of each pump (blue and red circles below) to drain. Also note which tube goes to which pump. I'm pretty sure the white pump is for the rear of the vehicle.
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post #60 of 103 Old 02-18-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Pull the WJ washer bottle out. It will come out, but you'll need to maneuver it some.
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