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Unread 08-16-2009, 07:42 PM   #61
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How do you like those Smittybuilt covers? Do they fit OK or do they move around alot when getting in and out of the Jeep? How is the bottom attached securely? Sorry for the questions, I was looking at getting one for the drivers side. Thanks

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Unread 08-16-2009, 07:51 PM   #62
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How do you like those Smittybuilt covers? Do they fit OK or do they move around alot when getting in and out of the Jeep? How is the bottom attached securely? Sorry for the questions, I was looking at getting one for the drivers side. Thanks
I like them or the most part. They stay put pretty well. If you noticed I put them under the switch cover and that helps alot. They are for wranglers so the top of the cover fits the worse.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #63
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SYE install, Tom Woods upgrade.

Case all apart





Nice parts from Woods




Back together




Gonna re-install it tomorrow night, hopefully my vibes go bye bye, crosses finger :-)
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A few goodies
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2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
A few Speed parts, fun to ride
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2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
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Unread 08-19-2009, 11:49 PM   #64
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That looks great. I didn't know TW had a SYE for the 242. Looks like thats one more thing to add to my list of things to buy.

Let us know how it does with the vibes.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #65
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great build man !! very clean looking WJ ... keep the pics coming !!
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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:56 AM   #66
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That's a lot of RTV man.

Hope the upgrade kills the vibes you were getting.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 02:23 AM   #67
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Do you notice any Overheating? Was thinking about getting a ARB for teh WJ and it says upgrade to Hydraulic cooling? when you have the 4.0
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Unread 08-20-2009, 05:38 AM   #68
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Do you notice any Overheating? Was thinking about getting a ARB for teh WJ and it says upgrade to Hydraulic cooling? when you have the 4.0
Actually it says to upgrade if you have a 4.7 that does not have hydraulic cooling which would be the 99 and 00 model years I think. The 4.0 is fine, no heat problems in over a year.
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My Build Thread

A few goodies
http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/h...umb55839/jeep/

2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
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http://www.zrxoa.org/

2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
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Unread 08-27-2009, 10:02 PM   #69
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ive got a question about how you fit your 15s on your rig.

i have a buddy that has an 02 WJ and were trying to get him some wheels, but 16s are too much and so are the tires for them.

were the calipers too big, did u have to shave them down at all? or did they just slide on and that was that?

any info you have would be great! thanks

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Unread 08-28-2009, 06:13 AM   #70
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ive got a question about how you fit your 15s on your rig.

i have a buddy that has an 02 WJ and were trying to get him some wheels, but 16s are too much and so are the tires for them.

were the calipers too big, did u have to shave them down at all? or did they just slide on and that was that?

any info you have would be great! thanks

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I have 15x8 soft 8s with 4" of back spacing. It is a crap shoot if they will fit with out modding, I would try eavery rim on each of teh front hubs to make sure none of them will touch. I put a little grease to make sure I had about a 1/8" of clearance.

As it turned out mine did scrape just a little and I took a 4 in grinder and cleaned up the outer edges of the brake calipers. Probably removed 1/16" of material on both fronts. You are grinding on the outer edge where there is no fluid and a lot of structural material so it was easy and worry free.
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We have room but for one flag, the American flag . . . We have room but for one language, and that is the English language . . . And we have room for but one sole loyalty...and that is a loyalty to the American people. T. Roosevelt 1919

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My Build Thread

A few goodies
http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/h...umb55839/jeep/

2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
A few Speed parts, fun to ride
http://www.zrxoa.org/

2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...mage0008-1.jpg

http://www.cnc4x4.org/

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Unread 09-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #71
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Wow, nice build, I got some really good ideas for my rig, especially the non smoking package cubby in front of the shifter! Some thieves broke into my WJ a couple of weeks ago and stole my ashtray because it had six pennies in it! Well they got a lot of other stuff too, but now I have a reason to find that cubby panel.

Also for once, I wasn't afraid to look at your wiring! A lot of other build's I've seen, the wiring is just plain scary.
in my cubby hole up front, i put my rock light switches.. they are so clean there. wires are all hidden... and uber sneaky sneaky
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Unread 09-07-2009, 01:23 PM   #72
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Where did you get those rims and whats the offset you had on them? please let me know im looking for a new set.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 03:42 PM   #73
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Where did you get those rims and whats the offset you had on them? please let me know im looking for a new set.
which ones are you referring to? the street tires? they are 17x8 American racing crush rims. They are the size listed in their catalog for fitting a Jeep GC. I think 4" BS but not positive. They were the only ones they had in that style with a 5x5 bolt pattern. The offroad tires are on Cragar 15x8 Soft 8s with 4" of BS.
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My Build Thread

A few goodies
http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/h...umb55839/jeep/

2001 Kawasaki 1200 ZRX
A few Speed parts, fun to ride
http://www.zrxoa.org/

2006 Red Liberty
Wife's ride, pretty stock
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...mage0008-1.jpg

http://www.cnc4x4.org/

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Unread 09-07-2009, 06:22 PM   #74
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hey man, hadn't checked out your build lately... it's lookin good!

i'm going to have to get some of those underbody led's... rocklights have been on my list for a long time, but i hadn't found just the right leds' yet... your's look to have a decent spread.
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Unread 09-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #75
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hey man, hadn't checked out your build lately... it's lookin good!

i'm going to have to get some of those underbody led's... rocklights have been on my list for a long time, but i hadn't found just the right leds' yet... your's look to have a decent spread.
i have hella rubber housing lights. 4.75 inch diameter. they have hella good spread. and they are pretty cheap. like 10 bucks a piece if you search online for them. you will have to weld them on, damn unibody. lol.
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