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post #31 of 51 Old 04-21-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Testing the waters...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3758457338.html



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post #32 of 51 Old 04-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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Dont do it man ...

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post #33 of 51 Old 06-13-2013, 06:39 PM
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Tempting, I just came across your most recent ad and am looking to get into an XJ from my 94 ZJ.. but staying with the ZJ for another 6-12 months will allow me a snowmobile maybe. Decisions, decisions.
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post #34 of 51 Old 06-13-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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If you find yourself in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to see my XJ in person, shoot me a PM and I'll share my contact information.


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post #35 of 51 Old 06-20-2013, 10:41 AM
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I really do like the bumpers and the extra gas is sweet

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post #36 of 51 Old 07-01-2013, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Funny how someone interested in purchasing the vehicle, but offering short of the asking price, gets me motivated to fix a few things.

The parking brake equalizer was all jacked up.



Nothing a little hammering can't fix though.



And then I was actually really bummed I waited so long to fix the steering wheel being out of alignment. I ended up just needing to loosen the two bolts on the JCR drag link, then twist the drag link to adjust the length. I wasn't able to find a friend to keep an eye on the steering wheel, so I tied a towel to it so that I could see how far the adjustment went.



Still on deck:
  • Install the adjustable RE trac bar
  • Wire up the bumper lights


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post #37 of 51 Old 07-05-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Turning the steering wheel from left to right, there's a little pop sound and a distinct feel in the wheel. I had a friend turn the wheel back and forth for me while I took a look at the steering. Notice how the tie rod ends rotate.

Is this normal?

I have the JCR 1-ton steering installed and never put the steering stabilizer back.

Would putting the stabilizer back help this issue?




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post #38 of 51 Old 10-16-2013, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to creating a switch box and wiring up the bumper lights. I don't know how many different switch box wiring threads I read over countless nights, but I'm pretty sure I ended up following the FitchVA model. Here's the diagram I worked from.



Then I drew out a switch box template and cut it on an Epilog laser cutter at TechShop.







All glued up, added a little paint, some switches, and wiring leads...





Ultimately the box was just too big to fit anywhere in the cab.


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post #39 of 51 Old 10-16-2013, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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So I moved on to setting up the relax box and mounting it in the engine compartment.







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post #40 of 51 Old 10-16-2013, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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And then I decided to drill into the center dash bezel to mount the switches.





Only the first location was too high and it wouldn't snap back into place.



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post #41 of 51 Old 10-16-2013, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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A couple days later, a few beers, and some drilling through the firewall on the drivers side I finally had the front bumper lights all wired.







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post #42 of 51 Old 10-16-2013, 03:38 PM
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bamo. nice work

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post #43 of 51 Old 11-27-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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I've decided to go a different direction with the rear bumper. Going to sell my JCR rear tire carrier bumper and replace it with their non-tire carrier bumper.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pts/4216992018.html


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post #44 of 51 Old 11-27-2013, 09:26 PM
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What's next for the rear bumper? Did you have any problems with the one you have?
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post #45 of 51 Old 12-01-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'd like to go with another JCR bumper with built in lights and receiver. There were no problems with this one. Because I use my XJ as my primary vehicle, I'd like to lose the tire carrier and regain some visibility out the rear window.


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