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Unread 05-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #46
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Quadratec Ultimate Floor Liners

For my birthday I got a set of front Quadratec Ultimate Floor Liners but I wasnt a fan of the big quadratec logo in gold and green because it didnt go well with my jeep and looked weird. If I would have bought them my self I probably would have ordered the tread lightly logo but because it was a gift I made a few changes to personalize them to look how I wanted.

Here is how they look from quadratec.
http://www.quadratec.com/showcases/q...roductpage.jpg

If you turn the mats over you can slide the silver rivets off the back side of the logo plate and it will come right out.

Then you can use a razorblade or knife to peel back a bit of the sticker from the black plastic holder and its comes right off.


Here is the two separate

sticky side


print side


I measured the size of the plastic plate and used my vinyl plotter to plot out the Jeep logo in silver to match all of my other decals on my Jeep and stuck it on. then I just slid the plate back in the mat and pushed the rivets back on.

Here is how it look all done! Im very happy with them!


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Unread 06-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #47
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They aren't really magic, it just seems that way!

I finally got around to upgrading my stock brakes and replacing my deeply scratched passenger rotor. After hearing all the good things about the black magic brake pads, I decided id give it a try!

I ordered a set of front Black Magic Brake pads as well as the recommended high quality Centric Premium Rotors to go along with them. from blackmagicbrakes.com

The install was pretty straightforward the longest part was just trying to get the old rotors off, besides that it was very easy to do. My next step is the break in and then ill let you know how they work.

Stock Brakes


Stock vs. New Centric Rotors


Finished Project!

UPDATE:Around town so far the black magic pads dont feel much different then the stock ones but when you really push the breaks they sure bite! It nice to know I can stop my 33's when I need to! The break in instructions say that they will continue to improve over time as well.
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Unread 06-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #48
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Steering Upgrade

After seeing many on trail stock TJ tie rod failures, and seeing that they have the strength of a paperclip, I have always wanted to replace mine.

Here is what happened to my buddies Tie rod last time we went wheeling. and that pulled the final straw for the upgrade.


I had a Tie Rod end that was going out and started to give me some light steering shake while driving, and it provided the perfect time for the upgrade.

I looked at many different replacement steering upgrade options and I decided to go with the ZJ V8 steering setup.
I went by my local NAPA Auto parts and got a great deal on a replacement ZJ tie rod and the adjusting sleeve. I went with the Spicer Brand that is super strong and is actually made my Dana, and it has a lifetime warranty. Thats one reason I like this upgrade because spare parts can be obtained from virtually any auto parts store, and if you need a replacement part you don't have to wait fora custom parts to get shipped.


Thanks to stu-offroad.com for the pic and some info below
Here is a picture of the soon to be replaced tie-rod end and the threaded end of the new tie rod end. As you can see, it is a lot thicker. The threaded section of the factory tie rod end measures .65" in diameter. The ZJ end measures 1".

The other major difference is the construction of the tie rod itself. The factory TJ rod measures .88" O.D. and is hollow tubing. On the other hand, the ZJ tie rod is 1" O.D. The ZJ tie rod and tie rod end are joined by a regular adjusting sleeve, like the one located near the pitman arm end of the drag link.
Here are the Napa part numbers in case you want to save some time with the counter person. You will need one each of the parts below.

Item Part Number

Tie Rod End
  • 269-2788 (Napa #)
  • ES3096L (Moog #)
Adjusting Sleeve
  • 269-1134 (Napa #)
  • ES2079S (Moog #)

Tie Rod
  • NCP 269-6085 (Napa #)
  • DS1312 (Moog #)
And here is the final job!

I'm really happy with how much beefier this tie rod is and it should last for a long time.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #49
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JKS Quicker Disconnects installed! Pics to come
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Unread 07-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #50
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Big winch boy! You should have posted some of our wheeling pics in here.

I credit your entire locker install to my breaker bar and ratchet strap.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #51
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Big winch boy! You should have posted some of our wheeling pics in here.

I credit your entire locker install to my breaker bar and ratchet strap.
Ill post some for you
and I agree the credits all yours! The ratchet strap saved us you should have seen how tight that thing was in there.
Thanks man!
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Unread 07-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #52
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Liking all of the detailed write-ups.
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Unread 07-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #53
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Liking all of the detailed write-ups.
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them!
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #54
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Liking all of the detailed write-ups.
X 2 , its nice to have all the part #s there as a reference .

How are you liking your black magic brakes ? Mine have 10,000 miles on them and they are still grabbing like crazy .
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #55
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Currie Rear control arms!

I finally got around to swapping my stock rear control arms for some currie control arms to make it all 8, I have the adjustable lower with the double adjustable uppers. Let me just say the double adjustable's are AMAZING so worth the extra money you can dial in your pinion angle by hand no problem!

Half way done! Lowers in just uppers to go.




the upper holes were to small for the greasable bolt so I called currie and they said to drill them out a bit for a better fit, so I did on one side I could reach and just used the stock bolt for the one my the exhaust I couldn't drill out.


There all in and done! i just have a little bit of groaning ive got to figure out, but the set is now complete!

Pinion Angle is much happier now
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X 2 , its nice to have all the part #s there as a reference .

How are you liking your black magic brakes ? Mine have 10,000 miles on them and they are still grabbing like crazy .
No Problem I thought it would be useful for someone down the road hopefully.
and I like them! I still around town dont notice them over my stock ones but when you slam on the breaks they bite! Its nice to know I can stop if I have too
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When you go to re attach the e brake cables a hose clamp works great around the control arm to hold them in place .
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Unread 07-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #58
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When you go to re attach the e brake cables a hose clamp works great around the control arm to hold them in place .
Its pretty taut as it is so ill probably just remove the bracket connection and let them hang
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I got my JKS quicker Disconnects in finally! They are much stronger and will go a lot farther then my rough country ones did.

Let me just say they used to be straight


Here is the new editions!


and I really like the storage pins to keep them up my home made ones for my rough country disconnects snapped when my tire rubbed them so these should go a lot farther keeping them stored up.



If you've been following by built you probably noticed I REALLY dont like the color red or orange or hence the LED tail lights , and clear marker light, so of course I had debadged my Disconnects from the red JKS Stickers
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Its pretty taut as it is so ill probably just remove the bracket connection and let them hang
That is what I did with my savvy rear uppers and I've had no issues.
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