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post #76 of 329 Old 12-16-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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wait you have an 00. maybe you dont have pre-cats. disregard previous post, and kill your neighbors.
Mine has the pre-cats also. I've thought about cutting off the third cat and just running it that way but obviously even with the third cat I get problems. Sound wise I don't think the pre-cats make any difference compared to a federal emissions cherokee except on a cold start. When warmed up my exhaust sounds the same as an earlier cherokee. On a cold start however, it is much quieter. The pre-cats are there to cut down on emissions when a vehicle is first started which is when they are usually the highest since it is not running as efficient as it would at normal operating temp. My flowmaster always sounded more like a magnaflow on a cold start then loud as **** once it warmed up.

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Thats whats so stupid. The super 44 isn't even that loud. A car with a fart can on it can be heard in the next town over, while the super 44 can be heard down the road. I'm the only one who has a loud dirty jeep on a road that has driveways full of Audis and Lexus SUVs. Some guy had the nerve once to ask me to wash my jeep because it had salt on it last year. I was working two jobs and doing fulltime school at the time and told him I wasn't going to skip class just to wash my jeep.
You should get your Jeep really muddy and leave it like that for a while for your neighbors to see!

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Wantin some updates!

By the way, I just ordered some Bilstein 5100 shocks, 2 Silverstar sealed beams (for the time being) and an eAutoworks Harness
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Wantin some updates!

By the way, I just ordered some Bilstein 5100 shocks, 2 Silverstar sealed beams (for the time being) and an eAutoworks Harness
Good deal. The Silverstars and eAutoworks harness will be much better than stock. Bilsteins should ride awesome also. I should be lifting my jeep in the next week if all goes as planned.
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Can't wait to see it!

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LOL Love the Build title!

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LOL Love the Build title!
haha thanks!


Well I haven't updated this in awhile. I ended up hurting my back over break (I feel like my dad typing that ) and my friend who was going to help me was pretty busy working. I did get some air tools though, and we plan on lifting it once a weekend opens up soon.

In the mean time I've done a few small things.

I upgraded all of my interior lights to LEDs, as well as my tail lights and rear plate light. I also used an orange sharpie on the gauge needles while I had the cluster out.

Here is a pic of the difference:



The ones I colored with the sharpie are on the left.

The LED swap is pretty easy. I did all of the interior including the HVAC controls and the switches for the defrost and rear wiper. The gauges were easy and the bulbs screw right into the back. The benefit of LEDs is that they draw much less power, operate at a cooler temperature, and have a more direct light which is good for gauges. They are also much brighter. LEDs also light up quicker than halogens. The difference is only a fraction of a second, but when on the highway LED brakelights can give those behind you more reaction time.



I have pics of the interior but my phone died so I will upload them tomorrow. I also have a video of my exhaust and intake that I will put up.
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Here is a pic of the gauges at night with the sharpied gauge needles and LEDs. The LEDs are "cool white" in color, but the backing on the gauge panel gives them a blue tint.



I also did the HVAC controls, T-case and tranny shifter, as well as the switches for defrost and rear wiper.



Here are some pics of the inside. Sorry about the quality my iPhone has horrible picture quality at night. The light is a lot whiter and much brighter. There wasn't even a bulb in the socket on my passenger side footwell.





I got the LEDs from superbrightleds.com and autolumination.com. If anyone wants the numbers for the ones I got PM me and I can send you the list of what you will need.
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looks great man! The lights for the tc lever and shifter look a bit bright though (or is that just due to the camera?).

You should just post the list

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looks great man! The lights for the tc lever and shifter look a bit bright though (or is that just due to the camera?).

You should just post the list
They really aren't that bright, its just my POS camera. I notice that everything is a lot easier to read at night, since the LED light is more direct. I'll post the list as soon as I find it. I seemed to have lost the notepad I wrote everything on.
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They really aren't that bright, its just my POS camera. I notice that everything is a lot easier to read at night, since the LED light is more direct. I'll post the list as soon as I find it. I seemed to have lost the notepad I wrote everything on.
I'd love to know what type of bulbs you got. Makes me want to do mine very badly.

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where is the lift???????

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The lift is on my bedroom floor still. Its been a high of 12 degrees here.

Here's a list of the LEDs you need to do the swap.

You will need:

(1) 44mm rigid loop festoon (front dome light)




(1) 44mm festoon -superstar (rear dome)



(2) BA15s 15 LED (front footwells)



(2) 194 Superstar Wedge type (T-case and tranny)



(2) Type B Neo Wedge (T4) for HVAC panel. They also fit into the switches for defrost and rear wiper, so you can order more for those switches if you have them.



(5) Type C Neo Wedge (T5) for gauge lights

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All of the above LEDs were ordered from Autolumination.com in the "super white" color. You have to scroll down the page to find the one I sent a picture of.

The LEDs below are from superbrightleds.com and are for the map buttom lights in the front dome. You will need two of them.

part number: WLED-xHP6-RAC

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ge.html%23wled



Heres the write up I followed from NAXJA to do the installation. Its mostly plug and play.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=933802
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[QUOTE=jeepkid03;10851024]The lift is on my bedroom floor still. Its been a high of 12 degrees here.

You should find a nice heated garage somewhere. You should begin the steps of spraying PB Blaster on all of the bolts on a regular basis too.

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