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post #91 of 329 Old 01-26-2011, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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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.
I'd love a heated garage. I've been spraying the bolts, but wish I could put the lift on. I'm also in school, so between having classes and clearing snow there hasn't been much free time. Dang college. The wind is also pretty bad here, so even though its 12 degrees it sucks being outside for more than a half hour. If I find a weekend where my friend is free, and its not 12 degrees (13 is acceptable ) I'll try to get the lift on.

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post #92 of 329 Old 01-26-2011, 12:23 PM
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yeah a heated and AC garage is awesome..i miss my XJ so bad

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yeah a heated and AC garage is awesome..i miss my XJ so bad
What happened to it?
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I'd love a heated garage. I've been spraying the bolts, but wish I could put the lift on. I'm also in school, so between having classes and clearing snow there hasn't been much free time. Dang college. The wind is also pretty bad here, so even though its 12 degrees it sucks being outside for more than a half hour. If I find a weekend where my friend is free, and its not 12 degrees (13 is acceptable ) I'll try to get the lift on.
Yeah, lol it is the same weather here in MA and you are definitely right about the wind being ridiculous at these these temperatures.
I hope you get to it eventually!

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Any video clips of your new exhaust??

Also where'd ya get the wood grain bezel. Not sure what its called. I like the LED's I plan on doing that mod soon too
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Any video clips of your new exhaust??

Also where'd ya get the wood grain bezel. Not sure what its called. I like the LED's I plan on doing that mod soon too
The easiest place to get a Limited wood grain bezel is either a junkyard or on Ebay. I got mine on Ebay myself at a pretty good deal since some people like to put a big price tag on them for some reason.

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The easiest place to get a Limited wood grain bezel is either a junkyard or on Ebay. I got mine on Ebay myself at a pretty good deal since some people like to put a big price tag on them for some reason.
Just looked. People want 50 dollars for them. Jeez. No way. How much did you pay for yours?
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You should begin the steps of spraying PB Blaster on all of the bolts on a regular basis too.
Just get 3/4 inch impact wrench, give them one little squirt, and hammer away. If they don't come loose they will break. When you have as many bolts and other miscellaneous hardware laying around your shop as we do you don't really worry as much about breaking stuff.

BTW: I might have to try out that exhaust setup from the first page. You should hear some of the vehicles around Rolla. A lot of them make your jeep sound like a mute kitten and nobody cares. Straightpiped Cummins Dodges everywhere (I haven't heard an automtic one yet either) and a few loud WRX's.

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Just looked. People want 50 dollars for them. Jeez. No way. How much did you pay for yours?
I paid $35 plus some shipping in excellent condition which isn't a bad deal considering some go for about $99 - $150 on Ebay right now. I wanted to replace the vents in my original bezel anyways and I decided this looked better was a great deal at the time.

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Any video clips of your new exhaust??

Also where'd ya get the wood grain bezel. Not sure what its called. I like the LED's I plan on doing that mod soon too
I got my woodgrain bezel off eBay for 40 bucks shipped. I liked the look of the woodgrain much better and my old one was cracked and rattled a lot. Definitely adds to the look of the interior.

I took a video of my dynomax exhaust last night. The only problem is you need to turn your volume almost all the way up to hear anything since I used my phone. Its only been on for 1000 miles and seems to be getting louder. I'll post another clip once its broken in, sounds better in person.



I also had some problems with my LEDs in my gauges. They kept going out one by one. I took them out and I'm going to send them back. I decided to just put regular bulbs in for now. The original bulbs had a blue coating over them, and gave off a green light. These had no coating and gave it a whiter look, which I like more.

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Not sure whats going on with the list of LEDs I made on the other page. There was supposed to be pictures under each one but they didn't work.


Also, you can just paint your center bezel the same color as your jeep as a cheaper alternative. I've seen it done and it looks pretty good.


I'm hoping to have a good weekend to do the lift soon, but the weather doesn't seem to be helping. It was in the negatives a few days ago, and last night we got about 17" of snow. It never snows until I actually want to get stuff done.
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dude get the lift on, your jeep is lookin good. i got my woodgrain bezel and factory infinity tweters for 30 bucks at the junkyard. i love my woodgrain bezel
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Nice XJ. If i lived in a neighborhood like yours, I'd do anything i could to piss off my jerk neighbors
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dude get the lift on, your jeep is lookin good. i got my woodgrain bezel and factory infinity tweters for 30 bucks at the junkyard. i love my woodgrain bezel
Yeah I want to lift it so bad, but lately I've either been working, in class, or shoveling snow before I go to work or class. Nice score on the tweeters, those are hard to find. I wish we had junkyards in CT, but instead we have "recycling yards". You go to the counter and tell them what you need, then they pull it for you if they "think" they have it. Not to mention they charge you almost as much as a brand new part because "you can't find parts like these anymore".

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Nice XJ. If i lived in a neighborhood like yours, I'd do anything i could to piss off my jerk neighbors
haha thanks man! Not all of my nieghbors are jerks, some of them are nice. One guy even has a military jeep that he plows his driveway with. Some of them are just kinda odd though, and seem to be bothered by strange things. Putting a reindeer on my roof certainly got me some strange looks.

I went out this morning to spray the bolts again before leaving for school, and it was -7 degrees.
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dude get the lift on, your jeep is lookin good. i got my woodgrain bezel and factory infinity tweters for 30 bucks at the junkyard. i love my woodgrain bezel
I got a set of factory tweeters for Cherokee in the same exact year and color I needed for $20 off of Ebay and that was a pretty good deal of the time because I spend months of looking for these rare interior pieces!

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