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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #31
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Testing the waters...

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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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Dont do it man ...
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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #33
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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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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #34
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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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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #35
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I really do like the bumpers and the extra gas is sweet
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #36
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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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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #37
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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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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:31 AM   #38
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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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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #39
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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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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #40
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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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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #41
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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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Unread 10-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #42
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bamo. nice work
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Unread 11-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #43
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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.

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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #44
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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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Unread 12-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #45
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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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