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Unread 10-24-2009, 11:06 AM   #91
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I still can't figure out this MML so Im just gonna get someone else to do it.

Unfortunately, I now can't get the motor mount out so I can take off the spacer. I really hate my Jeep right now, and JKS.

Oh, and to add to my enthusiasm, its raining like hell. What a great fall break.

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Unread 10-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #92
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Ok, I finally got the stock motor mount back in and bolted up. I modified the fan shroud, and I took off my center console so that I have reverse.

These are all temporary, however.

I'm going to order a legit 1" MML, not the piece of crap JKS Budget one, and I'm gettin someone else to install it. Life is better!
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:10 PM   #93
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is the jks one really tha bad? i wanna know if i should order it or not
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #94
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IMO it is. But then again if the install went smooth, I would probably be praising it.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:23 PM   #95
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did you watch the video made by romken? that might help if you havent seen it
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:30 PM   #96
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Yea I watched it a few times. They make the install look like a piece of cake. In my case it wasn't
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #97
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what exactlly are you having trouble with? im sorry for asking these questions i just dont want to shell out the cash for a piece for crap if it is
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Unread 10-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #98
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Well first, i couldn't get the bolts through the chassis. Then once I did I couldn't get the crossbolt through. Then a bunch of other stuff happened and it just didn't work for me. I think that a true MML will be both a better product and an easier install. I'd go ahead and shell out the 30 extra bucks if I were you. I'm getting a Brown Dog 1" MML
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Unread 10-25-2009, 11:47 AM   #99
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Had to remove the center console from the cupholder forward as a temp fix to regain reverse. Heres some pics
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Went to get a haircut and parked beside a Comanche. I enjoy this pic
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Unread 10-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #101
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nice rig bro, trying to save up so i can trade up for a TJ. And pics like yours with specs helps me try to figure what i want.. A tip on your attempts at HDR, First HDR photos dont work well with car shots. But, finding a place with more sky,shade, and shadow helps. Also keep your aperature locked and use the shutter speed to alter your exposure times... HDR is all about taking about three pics, one over exposed, one under, and one metered right to get the highlights and shadows to work with it... anyways try to adjust your tonal curves and contrast too. Ohhhh ya and nice Jeep haha
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Unread 10-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #102
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nice rig bro, trying to save up so i can trade up for a TJ. And pics like yours with specs helps me try to figure what i want.. A tip on your attempts at HDR, First HDR photos dont work well with car shots. But, finding a place with more sky,shade, and shadow helps. Also keep your aperature locked and use the shutter speed to alter your exposure times... HDR is all about taking about three pics, one over exposed, one under, and one metered right to get the highlights and shadows to work with it... anyways try to adjust your tonal curves and contrast too. Ohhhh ya and nice Jeep haha
Thanks man. Yea I noticed the difference in sky and shadow shots. One of the main problems is I took these without using a tripod. Its in my closet somewhere. You'll love the TJ though!
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Unread 10-25-2009, 01:14 PM   #103
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What issues are you having with the Motor mount lift? it sounds a little difficult but it's really quite simple when done.

If you have any questions on doing it feel free to PM me and I'll walk you through it.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #104
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What issues are you having with the Motor mount lift? it sounds a little difficult but it's really quite simple when done.

If you have any questions on doing it feel free to PM me and I'll walk you through it.
I had trouble first getting the crossbolt on. Then I had trouble getting the bolts lined up to the chassis. Then once I found out I couldn't do it, I had trouble getting the mount back off. I finally got the mount and spacer off, and the stock mount back in and bolted up. Then I modified my fan shroud so it would work w/o the MML. I'm gonna order the Brown Dog MML and have someone else do it. I simply don't have the time or patience to go through this again. Thanks though! I love your Jeep BTW!
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Unread 10-26-2009, 02:07 AM   #105
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Looks great man
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