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post #586 of 796 Old 10-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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One was used to rotate the pinion to the proper angle and the other to press the truss back in place to be field welded.
Sounds like a good time on the trail!


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post #587 of 796 Old 10-23-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah...the bottle jack trail repair. The UJC doesn't leave a fellow jeeper behind

Well, the trip was a blast and we are looking forward to Thanksgiving. Hopefully we can have an even larger Utah JeepCrew turnout. And if adavis can make it out, maybe we will consider him an honorary member

We hope you can make it Corbin, along with your wife. We'll post up more info as it gets closer. You too Matt, you should join us.

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post #588 of 796 Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 PM
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Looks like fun!

Man, I need to get my arse out of here and come up there one day. Hawaii has nothing to wheel like that

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post #589 of 796 Old 10-24-2012, 04:59 AM
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Yeah...the bottle jack trail repair. The UJC doesn't leave a fellow jeeper behind

Well, the trip was a blast and we are looking forward to Thanksgiving. Hopefully we can have an even larger Utah JeepCrew turnout. And if adavis can make it out, maybe we will consider him an honorary member

We hope you can make it Corbin, along with your wife. We'll post up more info as it gets closer. You too Matt, you should join us.
Sweeeeet!!! ill start driving now, maybe ill make it by Thanksgiving

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Sweeeeet!!! ill start driving now, maybe ill make it by Thanksgiving
You do drive a UT WJ, you belong here.

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You do drive a UT WJ, you belong here.
haha...very true

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Looks like you guys had a blast. I may have to make the trip down for Thanksgiving

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post #593 of 796 Old 10-26-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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For sure, you need to join us!

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Hey man I love your wj. I have a 2002 Laredo. Since yours is a '99 do you have any electrical problems? Since the '99 is the first year the WJs went to electrical components I was just wondering because that's what I heard. Ive also heard that the WJs have had problems with the V8s and was wondering if you have had any problem with yours? I was looking into getting an overland but I want to have the i6 just because of the reliability.
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Thanks!

The only electrical problem I have had was a heater blower motor wire that melted and needed to be replaced. $15 and 15 minutes, easy fix.

Everyone says the 4.7 isn't as reliable as the 4.0, but I don't know why. The I6 has problems too. Most of the have an anoying tick, and the power of the v8 is great. I know of a few WJ's that have over 200k on the clock with a 4.7 and are just fine. I also know a few 4.0 owners that didn't make it to 150K. I have also seen the opposite of both of those statements.

For me, I will stick with the 4.7 for the additional power, great sound, and perfomance. The 4.0 doesn't get much better gas mileage anyways. When my 4.7 goes out, I will just rebuild it or find a reman.

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I installed the second new battery this month. I think the one I picked up was bad, It wouldn't hold a charge very well.

I also installed by CB cable and antenna. I will continue to use my handheld unit for now, I have an adapter that is connected to the CB wire inside the cab. As some point I may install a full time CB unit in the Jeep, but I like the handheld for now. And with the 3 foot antenna, I will actually be able to communicate with others that are more than 20 feet from me

I ordered everything on Amazon, I picked up the Dodge Ram hood mount that I have seen others use on the WJ. It works great and looks good.

This pic shows where I ran the cable into the cab behind the tail light. I just stabbed through the rubber grommet with a screwdriver, then forced the cable through. It should remain a water tight fit.



I then removed the drivers side rear interior panel. The cable came in through the interior rubber grommet, then I ran it along the underside of the interior panel all the way to the drivers seat...just tucking it under the floor trim as I went.





I have seen others that notched the tail light to run the cable. I didn't do that, I just tilted the tail light down a bit. I may change that in the future, but it fits for now and it looks really clean IMO:







Once the cable was to the drivers seat, I ran it under the seat (the seat is adjusted all the way forward in this pic so that I had more working room. It isn't visable when the seat is in driving position. I then ran it under the center console, removed the center tray, drilled a hole in it, and left the excess cable in the console. Now I can just open the console, pull the cable out, and plug in my handheld CB!




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I ran my cable the exact same way. Simple and worked great.

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That's exactly how I did mine! With that setup I was having trouble getting a good SWR (kept getting 1.7) but looking back on it I think there may have been a bad ground or I messed up the pl-259 soldering. When I put it on my ARB I got AMAZING SWR (1.1) and range but I sold that so I'm back to the taillight mount. It looks right at home back there though and I was still able to fit in my garage.

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I have seen others that notched the tail light to run the cable. I didn't do that, I just tilted the tail light down a bit. I may change that in the future, but it fits for now and it looks really clean IMO:

You lucky sonuvagun. I could not get mine to work like that! Nice job though

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Maybe the aftermarket tail lights have clearances that are not so tight.

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