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post #211 of 618 Old 09-29-2011, 04:58 PM
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X2. Had this happen in my YJ. Was confused until I found the pebble. Worth knowing exactly what's going on in there though. Grandpa always told me that your vehicle needs three things to work ok - a pointer, a STOPPER, and a go'er!


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post #212 of 618 Old 09-29-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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X2. Had this happen in my YJ. Was confused until I found the pebble. Worth knowing exactly what's going on in there though. Grandpa always told me that your vehicle needs three things to work ok - a pointer, a STOPPER, and a go'er!
That's good advice! It hasn't happened since but when I get time this weekend I'll take it apart, check it out!

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post #213 of 618 Old 09-30-2011, 02:09 PM
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It looks great. You did a nice job with everything. How is the dash holding up still? I am looking to get rid of my tan interior and paint everything black.
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It looks great. You did a nice job with everything. How is the dash holding up still? I am looking to get rid of my tan interior and paint everything black.
Thanks! The dash is still holding up just fine. Looks as good as the day I did it. Nothing is chipping or fading or anything. I'm waiting for a new shift knob to come in the mail so when it does and I take pictures of that I can snap a few of my dash again. My guess is if it lasted in the summer in the heat and with the top and doors off it won't have a problem in the winter.

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Thanks! The dash is still holding up just fine. Looks as good as the day I did it. Nothing is chipping or fading or anything. I'm waiting for a new shift knob to come in the mail so when it does and I take pictures of that I can snap a few of my dash again. My guess is if it lasted in the summer in the heat and with the top and doors off it won't have a problem in the winter.
I want to paint mine in the next few weeks before it starts to get too cold. Did you do anything to prep it? Or just paint?
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I want to paint mine in the next few weeks before it starts to get too cold. Did you do anything to prep it? Or just paint?
It was cold when I did mine, and it's a lot harder to do so ya if I were you i'd get on it haha. I honestly did not do as much prep as people say to do. I didn't even think it was going to last so i even half assed it, just washed the dash with soap and water, let it dry. I used rustoleam fabric and vinyl and they had a sort of primer, I think it was adhesive or something, but I sprayed that, then sprayed the flat black, and then covered it with a clear coat. All from rustoleum fabric and vinyl.

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It was cold when I did mine, and it's a lot harder to do so ya if I were you i'd get on it haha. I honestly did not do as much prep as people say to do. I didn't even think it was going to last so i even half assed it, just washed the dash with soap and water, let it dry. I used rustoleam fabric and vinyl and they had a sort of primer, I think it was adhesive or something, but I sprayed that, then sprayed the flat black, and then covered it with a clear coat. All from rustoleum fabric and vinyl.
Well it looks very good.
Can't wait to get rid of the tan in mine and paint it black.
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Well it looks very good.
Can't wait to get rid of the tan in mine and paint it black.

Well thank you! Mine was that dull grey and the black definitely makes a difference. Go for it

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post #219 of 618 Old 10-05-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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changing my front caliper today. Not looking forward to this one, I hate brakes!

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Calipers should be pretty straight forward.

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I have a CAI question. But first, know that I am not up for a debate about CAI's and their advantages and disadvantages. My jeep, and I want one haha.

Okay, so a friend gave me a brand new filter and hose so thats why I am going to do this. I didn't go out and spend hundreds of dollars. Heres the thing, sounds nothing like his 2.5 with a CAI. But his hose goes all the way to his throttle body(?), where as mine doesn't reach so it connects to the big box that is clamped to the throttle body..can I just get a longer hose and get rid of that big box and just clamp the bigger hose to the throttle body and problem solved? You wouldn't even know my CAI is installed if the hood was shut, makes no noise difference and I like the noise it makes on his jeep.

HELP! haha I want to do this. Hope all that made sense.
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Calipers should be pretty straight forward.
Yeah I just hope it comes out easy. Put PB on it this morning but nothing likes to come off my jeep easily.

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Man it's been a while. Nothing to dramatic has gone on. I've just been busy with classes and stuff. Since the last time, I replaced my caliper on the right side as well as ball joints and u joints on the right front side. Haven't had time or the money to do the left side. Plus, it took about 10 hours doing the ball joints and u joints because I couldn't get the bolts off the hub cap, they were basically worn down to nothing, so I had to cut the ball joints and U joint to get it all apart. Then i paid a guy at a shop to get the worn out bolts. Nothing came out easy, it was a PITA. That's what I get for buying a 13 year old jeep from the hills on CT. Also, a friend of mine gave me a flowmaster muffler for my jeep, gonna do that this weekend hopefully. Might be swapping my softtop for a hardtop next week. It's tan, but tinted windows and in really good condition. The kid just wants a softtop. So I'll probably swap him, run it until May and buy a cheap softop to run in the summer because it's barely on anyway. That's pretty much the updates I think.

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Did you end up getting that hard top after all?

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