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post #61 of 234 Old 12-14-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust is in. Clamps that came in the kit were the wrong size, so beware of that. Not much louder than stock i think, it gave it a nice rumble upon startup and idle.

will post exhaust clip in a little bit


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post #62 of 234 Old 12-15-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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post #63 of 234 Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Got some ***** done on the ZJ in the last week or so.
First thing was I wanted to replace my old, hacked-to-***** tail light harness'. the PO did a really ghetto wiring setup with scotch locks and wire nuts. I ordered a tow ready harness system that plugs inline with the factory harness connectors, no tapping any wires anywhere. Install on that will be complete tomorrow, I took the ZJ to school so I can run the hot wire to the battery for the towing module. Didn't want to deal with that on my back so I'll put it up on the rack and get it done. Work smarter not harder. Doesnt hurt that my teacher gives me extra credit for all the outside crap i do involing cars .

Went to the JY on saturday to pull a set of unmolested tail light harness'. Heres what I found:

Two completely virgin harness' from a 96 laredo. At $7.50 a piece, I was happy.
Heres the new harness compared to the driver side old one:

New one is the top, old is on the bottom. Big difference..
Also snagged some sweet emblems off a Ram:

And a random junkyard ram that someone turned into a convertible:

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post #64 of 234 Old 12-17-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Forgot to mention that since the sockets for the bulbs used a different style bulb, it also gave me a reason to replace my rear bulbs, so those will be good for a while.

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post #65 of 234 Old 12-19-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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All wiring for the trailer harness is done.

Here is a list of everything that needs to be done at the moment:
Radiator (leaks)
wheel spacers (tires hit LCAs at full lock)
battery (wrong size, leaking)
new headlight housings (clips broken, one lense separated from the housing, held on with tape at the moment
Things I want to do:
Brush guard (hopefully buying from a member on here)
5.9 limited leather shift handle (hopefully buying from another user)
old XJ "selec-trac" emblem
MAYBE swap out my spacers for full coils
replace shocks

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post #66 of 234 Old 12-21-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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SWEET junkyard score today!

Went up to the junkyard in Phoenix today to look for an old Selec-trac emblem, and was lucky enough to find these on a 94 ZJ!


Best part is they only charged $30 for the pair! Awesomeness!
Also found this cool 1995 grand cherokee "tips and tricks" manual:


Also picked up some old style cherokee 4x4 emblems (the chrome ones) but i think they look too bulky on my ZJ. Might sell those...

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post #67 of 234 Old 01-01-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Did some wheeling yesterday in the Box Canyon

Only pic i took, sorry.
Almost got stuck a couple times (not a hard trail i know, but it was raining a little and the rocks were slippery) and I was by myself (i know, not smart) so i decided im going to invest in a winch.
Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
That won't be for a while, as I just quit my job as a lawn mower repairman, so I'll have to wait until im 16 and get a real job (4 months from now).
In the meantime, Im going to paint my tow hooks red, like the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk:

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post #68 of 234 Old 01-01-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Updated to-do list:
radiator
upper/lower rad hoses
thermostat
temp sensor/sending unit (gauge reads 100* after over 40 minutes of driving, slowly builds up to showing "normal" temperature, then drops back down)
brakes
wheel spacers
RC winch plate
Warn vr8000 winch


Long term:
rock sliders

WAY long term:
IRO 3.5" benchmark kit
adjustable track bars
JKS disconnects
31" tires

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post #69 of 234 Old 01-02-2013, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Got a new toy:

Also painted my front hooks and changed my front diff fluid:

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post #70 of 234 Old 01-13-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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threw some harbor freight lights up on my roof, theyre pretty bright

mounted the switch inside my cubby hole AKA VIC delete

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post #71 of 234 Old 02-09-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep was idling a rough last night, so I cleaned my IAC valve and the throat of the throttle body.
Here's the location of the IAC on the throttle body, its on the back side facing the firewall.

Held on by (2) T-25 torx screws
Here it is removed. Definately needed to be cleaned:

And here it is after I cleaned it:


Idle is noticeably smoother now

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post #72 of 234 Old 02-24-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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couple weeks ago some little ****s shot out my rear glass with a pellet gun. sucks that people feel the need to wreck other peoples stuff, the money Im going to spend fixing the window couldve easily paid for the radiator i need.

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post #73 of 234 Old 02-28-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Grenaded my front driveshaft today. gave it gas a little too hard when going up car ramps. pics soon

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post #74 of 234 Old 02-28-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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post #75 of 234 Old 03-03-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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replaced both rear door lock actuators yesterday. went to the junkyard and pulled them, and when i asked how much they were, the guy said they dont sell them because they cant garuntee electrical components, but if i wanted to try them, i could take them
i knew they were good because i brought a drill battery with me and tested them

so now all my power locks work except the front passenger door, which isnt that big a deal because i can just reach over and flip that one. im just glad i got the rears working. now i just need to save up some $$$ and get a keyfob off ebay.

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