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Unread 08-17-2011, 04:33 AM   #226
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good job, looks new.

looking forward to this tire carrier

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Unread 08-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #227
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put just about 400mi on the WJ over the past two days goin down to visit Rob. Air dam and refolding fender liners seems to have eliminated nasty wind noises also my highway mileage didnt take too hard of a hit the vic says 24 and my math says about 22ish so I think thats good, I thought my Jeep was going to turn into an aero nightmare.
I averaged about 20 evic and about 19 calculated on the highway. But that was aveg 75-85 up and down hills
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Unread 08-17-2011, 08:29 AM   #228
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Oh yeah... Well I didn't include the 40 mile hilly section into my avg lol when it kicks down it's getting like 13mpg hahahah
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Unread 08-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #229
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Oh yeah... Well I didn't include the 40 mile hilly section into my avg lol when it kicks down it's getting like 13mpg hahahah
hahaha going up PA hills at 80 mph brings the instant reading down to like 11-13 instant mpg hahaha
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Unread 08-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #230
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Got the brackets painted finally. Weathers been so horrible I haven't been able to paint outside so the tire carrier is on hold right now :/ it doesn't need nearly as much work as the arb did but I wanna still do it right the first time. Oh I also finally wire the KCs up with 12ga and they look awesome
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Unread 08-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #231
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Just hit 110k on my way back from NH... I told myself I wouldnt load the miles on but its so much easier on the highway than the XJ I gotta stop offering to drive lol. So during the trip it was pouring rain and I had the AC on defrost on for about an hour till my buddy in the passenger seat told me my Jeep had dripped on him... two drops was all we really noticed on the floormat but I still think that might be something fishy... what do you all think?

In other news the rear UCA bushing has gotten really bad... I'm having trouble ignoring it so might go snag an A-arm out of the junkyard and rebuild it and swap with my old one. I cant really afford to put the WJ up on blocks for a couple days while I get the new bushings pressed in.

In other other news, I'm home and done with vacations so I can paint the rear tire carrier... should be going on soon except I think I'm going to try and remove the swing carrier and just use it as a metal bumper because all I have for a spare is my donut :/
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Unread 08-22-2011, 05:46 AM   #232
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I had my ac condensate on the outside of the drip pan, with it on for a really long time, (hours, was on a trip) and set to cold and it a good bit humid out. And it dripped a lot of my rubber floor mat.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 01:04 AM   #233
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Workin' on the tire carrier today... painted it all up which took a while as I uncovered more rust :/

Sooo I sanded and scraped


Loaded it up with rust primer


And the final result with semi-gloss black turned out beautiful


Up close


And this is about as far as I got after getting distracted all night and so I decided to leave it here and put everything on in the morning


The two bumper mounting bracket studs on each side were a royal pain to get off I eventually got fed up and saw-zalled them apart. I also went to the hardware store and got all of the necessary fasteners including the button (hex) head bolts for the outer quarter panel so everything will look sleek and clean. Drill battery died on my trying to drill pinch weld holes which was the final straw that made me give up for the night. It was also kinda buggy out too. Everything is painted and dried and the four drill holes are marked so everything should go on tomorrow. Now I should really get a FS spare that tire carrier would be embarrassing with a donut mounted up to it
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Unread 08-23-2011, 07:44 AM   #234
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Pictures are looking good! Can't wait to see it all done!
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Unread 08-23-2011, 04:46 PM   #235
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Where'd we leave off?

Had to cut notches using my saw-zall in the pinch weld for the brackets to sit flush to the frame rail


Holes drilled and rust-proofed for the side armor


Side armor fitted


Bolts for side armor


Front button head bolts for side armor


Ratcheting stubby open ended wrenches were the perfect tool here


Side armor and brackets mounted up tight


Got my buddy to help me lift it and get the bolts through


Adjust forwards/back before tightening down


Cranking down 3 main bolts per side


All mounted up


Maneuvering the trim piece into place, probably should have done this before tightening down bumper


All fitted up and tail lights back


Side view


Factory donut does not belong


So I took the tire carrier off till I get my new tires


Side view no carrier
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Unread 08-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #236
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Looking good! I am jealous of the tire carrier, I would really like one.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 07:50 PM   #237
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Looking good! I am jealous of the tire carrier, I would really like one.
I feel guilty knowing this now because I took off the swing arm and probably wont be using it till next summer when I get new tires (that is unless I somehow score a sweet job over the winter)

edit: I was also expecting to see some horrible sagging but despite how heavy it is my Jeep still seems to be holding at least the same height as an upcountry WJ and does not seem to be raked towards front or rear. Very happy about that but coils are still planned... might do shocks first if the coils can handle it because my shocks are really gone. Rear A-arm has not fixed itself as I had dreamed it would :-/. Whats the worst that could happen by putting it off?
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Unread 08-26-2011, 03:34 PM   #238
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Bought my d-rings today. What do you all have along the lines for d-ring theft prevention ideas, I know I'm always gunna be careless and leave them on there
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Unread 08-26-2011, 04:05 PM   #239
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I have had d rings on the rubicon for years and no one has stole them yet!
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Unread 08-26-2011, 05:08 PM   #240
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I have had d rings on the rubicon for years and no one has stole them yet!
Same, had mine on my hitch for 4 years without issue.

EDIT: I also went to school in Syracuse and currently live in New Haven and work in Bridgeport, so I haven't been in the best areas the past few years.
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