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Unread 03-31-2011, 11:07 PM   #106
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well i know your kidding, so what else is going on lol

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Unread 04-15-2011, 02:17 AM   #107
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So i got my rivnuts today from mcmastercarr for my transfer case skid. Really nice once i figured out how to use them took one of the bolts and stacked four or five washers on it. Popped the nutsert in the frame rail and held the stack of washers with vice grips. Cranked down hard on the bolt which set the rivet nice and tight. Unthreaded the bolt washer assembly and voila beautiful rivnut and strong as hell too. The first one my washer was too big so there was a gao and the rivnut bulged and set itself out. Functionally theres nothing wrong with it i was hanging off it practically and it didnt budge. Pics of my method tomorrow it was kinda fun so im gunna do it on another frame hole and take pics or a vid for reference

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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #108
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This is how I've always done it... (size of the hardware depends on the size of the nutsert.)

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Unread 04-16-2011, 01:46 AM   #109
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This is how I've always done it... (size of the hardware depends on the size of the nutsert.)
Yeah thats a better way of doing it but it was sunday night and all I had was a bunch of washers lol.

Today I got the bad nutsert out, had to rip the flange apart using vice grips and hammer it through the frame rail. that thing was a complete sob to get out... I think its hanging out somewhere in my frame rails though which is making me uneasy cus the torn up edges are really sharp and I dont want it to roll through the frame and hit my tire

Heres a video of how I did it, not too bad and I was able to hang most of my weight off of them no problem so I think theyre in tight.


and while I'm posting up videos, my brake pedal is pissing me off:
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Unread 04-16-2011, 02:30 AM   #110
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Also I noticed today my rear brakes are almost down to the metal, weird they must be the crappy ones without wear indicators.... So I need a new set of rear pads any recommendations? My budget is $40 (stupid college budget) figure I can get a decent set of rear pads for that though

I was looking at a set of powerstop ceramics, $40 shipped from summit, anyone?
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Unread 04-20-2011, 10:36 AM   #111
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Alright updates. I went to goodyear today and they installed a new valve stem for like ~$20 which included rebalancing the tire so it was a good deal. So now my rear drivers tire wont be leaking air anymore.

This is how I checked for the leak, thick soapy water pooled around the valve stem:

I've also ordered a set of Wagner Thermoquiets from rockauto. I got the ceramic version too so those oughta grab NICE

I did some inspection on my rear rotors and they are way way past due for replacement check it out:


So I headed over to the local Napa and picked up a quality set of rotors. I trust Napa more than Duralast
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Unread 04-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #112
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how much did the new pads and rotors cost you?
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Unread 04-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #113
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how much did the new pads and rotors cost you?
Ceramic Pads were $40 shipped from rockauto with a $15 mail in rebate on top of that so $25. rotors were $65 from napa.

I'm laughing because the tire place insisted on giving me a quote to do the job, $450 and I just chuckled and walked out.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #114
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Took my mopar mud flaps off today, definitely has a better stance without them. I'm not gunna run them in the summer but in the winter the front ones were great for keeping snow and crap down and off my rockers
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Unread 04-22-2011, 06:57 AM   #115
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Definitely have a leaky transmission pan gasket (or at least I hope it's that and not an output seal). So when I get home in a
Month I'll be doing that. There's also some burnt black fluid on the front of the pan but think that's just trans fluid that burnt cus it was outside the pan close to the exhaust. Hoping it's not a rear main seal but again it's just another excuse to wrench on my jeep.

I hated working on the xj cus everything was a rust pit but the wj is nice because none of the bolts or anything ar rusted in or seized. Ive been wd40ing the suspension bolts since December so hopefully they'll be nice and easy to get out.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:46 PM   #116
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may have been a little unnecessary but I did a writeup on my rear brakes
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-pics-1200608/

theyre all done and look great!
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Unread 04-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #117
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I know I'm supposed to take it easy for 300 miles or so but I couldnt resist giving the brakes a quick hit today. Scared myself real bad those rear brakes grip AMAZING. like typical ceramics they are gentle on gentle braking then you really give some firm pedal and they heat up and just BITE hard. Really happy with these pads, suggest them
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Unread 05-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #118
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one thing thats always bugged me (ocd) about my WJ is that there was a big panel gap between the radio bezel and the dash... looked like this:

so I pulled the bezel off and found a nice little screw:

and I loosened it and pushed the dash plastic up as high as posible and tightened the screw down tight

which in turn pulled the dash covering down tighter to the bezel. I notice the difference every time I get in my WJ now and it makes me much happier lol

Then I was bored and thought about how useless my ashtray was to me... took it out and thought about mounting my GPS like this...

which looks cool but I found out this was much more practical (I can actually see the screen) and I can still use the ashtray for storage. Pull out the top metal part of the ashtray opening (unscrews with two small torx screws) and the wires can run straight into the dash to a switched ign source

and then found a place to mount and hardwire my radar detector
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Unread 05-06-2011, 11:01 AM   #119
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one thing thats always bugged me (ocd) about my WJ is that there was a big panel gap between the radio bezel and the dash... looked like this:

so I pulled the bezel off and found a nice little screw:

and I loosened it and pushed the dash plastic up as high as posible and tightened the screw down tight

which in turn pulled the dash covering down tighter to the bezel. I notice the difference every time I get in my WJ now and it makes me much happier lol

Then I was bored and thought about how useless my ashtray was to me... took it out and thought about mounting my GPS like this...

which looks cool but I found out this was much more practical (I can actually see the screen) and I can still use the ashtray for storage. Pull out the top metal part of the ashtray opening (unscrews with two small torx screws) and the wires can run straight into the dash to a switched ign source

and then found a place to mount and hardwire my radar detector
Thats a pretty sweet little setup for your garmin bro!!! I like it!!
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Unread 05-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #120
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yeahh us 01 guys are stuck with the ashtray so I figured I'd make use of it. The 03 guys get a pretty nice cubby down there which is actually woth something. The uniden Pro510XL will fit in the opening perfectly and sticks back into the dash so I might change to that once I order my CB equipment
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