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Unread 04-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #61
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Jeep looks great man , just finished reading your build, great work , and really great writeup on the Aussie install. I also have the Red with tan soft top color combo always liked the look. Again great Jeep

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Unread 04-03-2010, 09:57 PM   #62
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Nice jeep, saw it today in person lol.
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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:24 PM   #63
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Jeep looks great man , just finished reading your build, great work , and really great writeup on the Aussie install. I also have the Red with tan soft top color combo always liked the look. Again great Jeep
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Nice jeep, saw it today in person lol.
Haha, yea today was a lot of fun. Sorta wished it had turned out better for my buddy but **** happens.

I'm glad the little bit of trouble i was having with mine ended up being an easy fix. still not sure how 2 vacuum lines pulled off. It's a weird feeling when all of the sudden you loose brakes and your engine idles at 2k rpm I'm gonna go through the engine compartment after i get it cleaned off and tighten and check all the hoses and connections to hopefully prevent any future issues. Ran great after i found those loose hoses
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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #64
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Glad you could make it out today man. Sure was fun, now tomorrow can be spent cleaning **** haha.
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Unread 04-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #65
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Glad you could make it out today man. Sure was fun, now tomorrow can be spent cleaning **** haha.
Very well could take all day to get it looking like it was when we headed out this morning But hey, I enjoy cleaning it just as much as i like getting it dirty

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Unread 05-17-2010, 07:34 PM   #66
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Okay, been awhile since i'v had a update on my Jeep. Been really busy working the last few months so the "jeep fund" has really built up

Just took 2 of my 3 finals today and I have 1 more final wednesday before i can head home for the summer, then the fun can begin! Would like to do a lot of things to the jeep this summer so hopefully my build will be picking up a little now that schools ending

Ordered this today


Rubicon express hand throttle. Figured it was a cool little upgrade that I'v wanted to do for winching and those times when you find yourself needing 3 feet on the trail lol

Should be getting a healthy pay check next week and will be ordering the steel and supplies i need to build my rear bumper/ tire carrier so i can get started with that. Still havn't finalized what I want to do with that. Whether i go with the traditional swingout with trailer spindle or maybe a swing down design is still up in the air. Might do a double sheer heim setup for the tire carrier hinge as opposed to a trailer spindle. I'v been researching different designs for awhile so idk what i'll come up with

Will also be purchasing a tandem axle trailer to tow the jeep with (also for my landscaping business since the little 5x10 enclosed i have no longer fits all my equipment). I'd like the comfort of knowing no matter what happens on the trail, I can still get home. I'll be more comfortable cruising down the highway in my Duramax with the jeep behind it than I do now with my underpowered 4cyl I still enjoy cruising around in the jeep locally so it will stay street legal for a little while longer.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 07:52 PM   #67
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Unread 05-17-2010, 08:24 PM   #68
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what kind of duramax you have? You cut yards in the summer?
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Unread 05-17-2010, 08:32 PM   #69
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It came out really great! The logo below the jeep badge looks really cool.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 09:07 PM   #70
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It came out really great! The logo below the jeep badge looks really cool.
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what kind of duramax you have? You cut yards in the summer?
Yea, I sort of created my own business a couple summers ago and it just kinda grew from there. I contract with a commercial home builder in MD and parts of northern VA and cut and trim all their models and inventory lots. It kicks my *** all summer long but it pays off. I work alone and don't deal with overhead and all that of a large landscaping business.

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Unread 05-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #71
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nice jeep good build and nice write ups but that cheby, its killin me man lol.
not a fan of the Westin bull bar or that lil retarded visor over the windsheild. thats just my $.02
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Unread 05-17-2010, 10:17 PM   #72
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money must be good lol looks nice
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Unread 05-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #73
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nice jeep good build and nice write ups but that cheby, its killin me man lol.
not a fan of the Westin bull bar or that lil retarded visor over the windsheild. thats just my $.02
Meh, your entitled to your opinion . The thing i dislike the most on the truck is the wheels which came on the truck when we got it. May upgrade when i need new tires. As for the visor, i don't think it's all that bad (also came on the truck). I'v thought about removing it but am afraid to see the holes drilled in the roof lol
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Unread 05-22-2010, 11:22 PM   #74
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Anyway, got my hand throttle kit so will probably mess around with getting that installed tomorrow.

Also going to see if i can go get the wire and connectors i need to move my winch solenoid box under the hood. I think the front end will look cleaner and i can come up with a more permanent mount for the solenoid box. Right now it's just zip tied to the grill.
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Unread 05-23-2010, 10:40 PM   #75
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Got the hand throttle installed and working today I think it's a pretty cool little feature that will probably get a lot of use offroad. Here's a little write up of the install.

Here is what came in the kit. It's a universal kit so not everything is used. The parts list said i should have had a barrel adjuster in my kit but for some reason that was left out. Not a big deal, i just pulled one off an old bicycle brake we had lying around and it worked perfectly.


So i started by removing the air box and intake to get some room to get at the throttle body. My throttle body was pretty dirty so I pulled it and cleaned the entire thing. Also cleaned all the associated sensors



Next, I popped the throttle linkage out of the bracket and removed the bracket from the jeep so i could drill and mount the L-shaped bracket from the hand throttle kit


Once i lined up the L-bracket and drilled the hole. I mounted it to the throttle linkage bracket with the supplied nut and bolt from the kit
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