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Unread 02-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #61
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As for this,



I just unbolted the locking mechanism, pulled the piece back flush with the base metal, tacked them at a very low amperage all the way across the seam, then LIGHTLY ground it flat, primer, paint.. done.

The door opens like new now!

I replaced the fuel pump, again. I replaced it right after I got the Jeep a few months ago with an AIRTEX one from the parts store. My brown jeep went through 2 airtex pumps, and this one was defective a month after putting it in. Luckily it had a warranty. The pump still worked, but had a drain back problem. Warrantied it out, and put the new one in.

Now my reverse lights decided to stop working, and I still would like to get those poopy buttons for the fan and lights out of the VIC area, and put that screen back in.

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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #62
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...your reverse lights on the niner werent working the night we brought grow a set home and they havent worked since then haha
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Unread 03-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #63
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Well, did some more work on the niner! Today I diagnosed the reverse light issue.



I ended up tracing the problem back to the neutral safety switch! Its a 3 wire sensor on the left side of the transmission that basically tells the computer whether it is in neutral/park or not so it can allow cranking and starting. This sensor also controls the backup lamp circuit.
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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 04:59 AM   #64
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Well, did some more work on the niner! Today I diagnosed the reverse light issue.

I ended up tracing the problem back to the neutral safety switch! Its a 3 wire sensor on the left side of the transmission that basically tells the computer whether it is in neutral/park or not so it can allow cranking and starting. This sensor also controls the backup lamp circuit.
Had to do the same thing on my 4.0. Luckily our NSS is a few bucks compared to a few hundred for the XJ.

Mine was so crusted in with crap that I couldn't find it at first.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 10:32 AM   #65
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Had to do the same thing on my 4.0. Luckily our NSS is a few bucks compared to a few hundred for the XJ.

Mine was so crusted in with crap that I couldn't find it at first.
Yeah as soon as I diagnosed it I was like Uh mother F***er... I have priced them out for xj's at the shop (vs. cleaning them) and I know they are spendy. I called the dealer, sensor and new washer/gasket for under $20. Sure!

haha Looky here what I picked up today
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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #66
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Intake manifold off of a 2001 Dodge Ram w/5.9





Gross, oil and water!







With this intake manifold I plan on doing the "ported keggar mod" which involves cutting parts of the runners off on the inside, luckily since this is off a later model truck the center runner is already gone. I took out all of the sensors and thermostat/housing, and just dropped it off at the sandblaster. Once its all done there, I will begin my work. I am going to cut out the certain parts of the runners, and smooth out all of the edges on the inside and ports.

I also ordered a plenum fix kit, which is essentially a new lower intake plenum pan, but made of aluminum. If you have a 5.2 or 5.9 and your plenum is not leaking, somebody elses leaked twice. The stock setup is a steel pan, bolted to an aluminum intake. With the heating and cooling, this gasket fails night and day. This causes oil consumption (I am consuming 1.5qt/1k miles) and pinging. One way to tell if you have a leak, take off the air hat and look down the throttle body. If you see oil, its leaking. The fix is to get the aluminum plenum pan, which will expand and contract at the same rate.

Along with this plenum pan and ported manifold, I ordered a 50mm throttle body. Its a true 50mm all the way through. In addition, I am going to throw on the throttle body spacer I have sitting here and probably order an airhat spacer too.

I guess you could say I am making over the intake part of my engine. haha
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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #67
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Just heard back from the sandblaster, manifold wont be done until late next week.

I also got the cb antenna mounted up last night, its not hooked up yet because I still need a plastic insulator washer for the mount.





I also have a few things for sale.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f169/.../#post11186081
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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
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the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #68
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haha it looks so tiny compared to grow a set..but my next xj is probably going to look even smaller on 33s lol
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Unread 03-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #69
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haha it looks so tiny compared to grow a set..but my next xj is probably going to look even smaller on 33s lol
Haha yeah its definately not as big as grow-a-set, but I like this lower height a lot more for handling purposes. So much nicer
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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 12:35 PM   #70
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Its been raining the past few days, snow is melting, yay wheeling season is almost back!


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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:34 PM   #71
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Update on the niner... Replaced the plugs I had in it with some Autolite 3923's, everyone swears by them. They are a copper plug, and one step colder than the stock plug. Less longevity but better spark.



I also put in a whole new intake system... Found this kit online, so if you are interested in buying my old setup it is for sale for $30 shipped



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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:38 PM   #72
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Well, as far as the Iron Rock On Board air system goes, as you know I got it mounted a while back, now its time to wire it. In their kit they include nearly everything you need to wire it up.

I ran 24 ft of 6 gauge wire to the back of the Jeep, completely hidden except under the hood. The wiring is as follows Battery+ -> 40A Fuse breaker -> Solenoid -> Compressor. I have the solenoid wired to ig +



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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
I offer the same great products you already know about,
the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
the same experienced customer support, but I can offer it nearly 24/7

"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMARJEEP View Post
Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #73
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Well for some reason I keep burning up the Solenoid. It lasts a few months, and then burns out again. There are two things I think could be causing it. Either A, the solenoid cannot withstand the initial startup amperage of the compressor, or B, having it wired to IG + would make it get tired from holding on forever while I drive around. I think it was B. However, since I had to replace it again yesterday I decided to use a 1998 Ford Exploder 4.0 Starter Solenoid. Costs me $14 at Autozone, 2 year warranty.



Best part is it bolts up to the holes I already drilled in the firewall for the previous one!



This is the fuse I had it hooked into for IG+ feed at the S terminal. I am going to hook it back up to here, but with a switch inline so in order to turn on the solenoid ig+ needs to be active, along with the switch -> ON.
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I am now a dealer for Iron Rock Off Road
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the same low prices you have been seeing, and with
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"Project Dirty Princess"
5.9 ZJ 7" IRO, 35s, 8.8, hp30, locked, blah blah

"Project Grow A Set"

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Those tires look freakin awesome Redhat... took the ZJ up a notch in my book. Now you're at notch 2.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #74
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I love this niner... that is all.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #75
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I heart your builds because there's plenty of technical goodness, not a lot of excess fat.
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