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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #61
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I'm stuck in Poughkeepsie NY at my family's house tonight, watching over 12 inches of snow fall (so far) as I wish I was home in the TJ enjoying this Nor'easter. The good news is, however, that I was given a nice new Christmas present for her which shall soon be installed.

Here's a picture of her as I left this morning, knowing the snow storm we'd miss together.... and one picture of my present!!





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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 12-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #62
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I wanted to post back pictures of the final installation of my windshield lights, and to show pictures of the beam pattern/appearing brightness. Maybe this will help someone in seeing the appearing brightness of the lights if they're interested in purchase. Bracket holes I drilled fit perfectly, and I shot some silicone between the bracket and the bolt holes to seal them up. I replaced the original windshield bolts with 1/4" longer hex bolts in order to get through the bracket thickness and still into the bolts inside. Threaded perfectly, and now I only have to paint them so that they don't look all bright and disgustingly chrome/stainless steel on the front of the TJ.

Final Installation Look:



Headlights (Low):



Headlights (Low)& Driving Lights:



Headlights (Low):



Driving Lights:




Headlights (Low) & Driving Lights:



Headlights (HI) & Driving Lights:

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Unread 12-27-2010, 06:53 PM   #63
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Unread 12-27-2010, 07:00 PM   #64
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Bad *** jeep. I love the bumper. I'm fab'n a bumper and Im totally gonna use that design
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Unread 12-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #65
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Thanks Savanna I absolutely LOVE my front bumper.



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In other news, I was driving in the snow storm today and all of the sudden I looked down and noticed the switch light was out on my windshield lights, and they were out! Despite the blistering cold, I went out and popped open the hood and checked the electrical connections for both hot and ground, as well as the in-line fuse. All seems to be well there. Wiring connections inside the cabin look correct, so I'm pretty sure the switch itself blew? I searched around on here and came to the consensus that it's probably (hopefully) just the switch. Luckily I have more, so it shouldn't be to hard to fix.

I'll post back tomorrow with an update as to what's up with them. I was pretty pissed, as the light from them was handy in such bad weather.
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Unread 12-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #66
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Help me!

So it wasn't the switch. I tried 2 other switches and none of them worked. This leads me to think it was the hot line, so I opened the engine back up and checked it out. The connection was solid, and the fuse is fine. The ground is secure, and is up against an area of the frame with no paint (the same place as in the last 5 days when this worked). The connections inside are all fine, nothing was changed.

Does anyone have a thought as to why/how this stopped working? I'm pretty electrically savvy and am completely out of ideas.

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Unread 12-28-2010, 07:35 PM   #67
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Bump for help with the above post
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Unread 12-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #68
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..... alright! Well after nobody answered, I went back to work with the continuity tester. It turns out that after MANY measurements, it was the electrical connection INSIDE the fuse housing that was not big enough for the fuse itself to complete the circuit. New fuse assembly, and the lights are working fine.

In other news, I removed my old (broken) Ramsey winch from the front bumper. I was surprised that after being on there for so long, all but one of the mounting plate bolts came right out. I'll probably take a sawzall to the other, as the nut is simply spinning around in circles inside it's cavity. I wired up the XRC-8 to the battery, and.....! It didn't work. (Some will be happy to know that part of me sighed and considered returning it and shelling out the $200 more for the M8000, but I didn't) Instead I called up Smittybilt and talked with a great guy named Ray (ext 8774 if you need a helpful smittybilt rep!) and he is mailing me a new remote and solenoid box. Yes, I agree that this should have worked out the door, but whatever. I shall have faith because I am a do-it-yourselfer and believe in saving a few bucks, especially since I don't wheel every day and at the moment the Jeep is not being driven as often as it used to be.

So now the winch plate sits in my shed, along with an XRC-in-a-box, waiting for new parts. I'll install it next time I'm in Boston, most likely in February. Don't need it rusting while I'm not around. I'll be sure to have one of those cases/bags that goes over top so that should help.

Now she sits, without a winch, for the first time since I purchased it.





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Unread 12-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #69
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Good job man! I would have helped, but I am not electrical savvy at all. I actually just bought the ARB H4 harness assembly because my old one blew from not upgrading the harness. I was actually gonna ask you for help, but figuring you are not in MA, I guess I will turn to others for help.
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Unread 12-29-2010, 10:25 PM   #70
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I'll keep my eye out for you in Boston, I work in Cambridge right now, My jeep has a similar stance, I agree black on red looks sweet
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Unread 12-30-2010, 01:56 AM   #71
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Looking good man. Big improvement over a year.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 08:13 AM   #72
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Good job man! I would have helped, but I am not electrical savvy at all. I actually just bought the ARB H4 harness assembly because my old one blew from not upgrading the harness. I was actually gonna ask you for help, but figuring you are not in MA, I guess I will turn to others for help.
I'm back in Reading until Sunday, otherwise I would totally help! I graduate in June and will be moving back to this area for the summer before heading out on tour. (On a similar note, I am a concert sound/video guy, and tour professionally. I toured with Elton John in November, Tom Petty in September, Taylor Swift in March, and many more throughout the year) But when I'm home I'd be more than happy to lend a hand with things. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you my e-mail so we can get in touch

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I'll keep my eye out for you in Boston, I work in Cambridge right now, My jeep has a similar stance, I agree black on red looks sweet
Be sure to do that! I split my time between here and Orlando but I'm in the city frequently. Black and red is the sexiest combo asided Black/Black IMO

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Looking good man. Big improvement over a year.
Thanks! I often look back at the first picture and laugh. I actually saw the PO a few years ago when mine was on 31s and lifted, he didn't even know it was his.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 06:16 PM   #73
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Love the Jeep! How do you like the look of the 3" lift with the 31s. I have a YJ and want to get me a RC 2.5" lift with 31s and just wanted to hear your opinion on it and did you notice a big difference between stock verses the lift and bigger tires? Thanks
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Unread 12-30-2010, 08:18 PM   #74
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Love the Jeep! How do you like the look of the 3" lift with the 31s. I have a YJ and want to get me a RC 2.5" lift with 31s and just wanted to hear your opinion on it and did you notice a big difference between stock verses the lift and bigger tires? Thanks
Thanks! I don't mind the look of 31s with the 3", although I find myself wondering aloud how much better 33s would look on her. Being someone who doesn't upgrade unnecessarily and values a dollar, I'll upgrade those when they're worn down completely. As far as the lift, I love it. I'll say that the ride is a little more stiff, and bumps are more pronounced than with the stock ride. The stance is beautiful, and I'm sure I'll throw a 1.25" body lift in there with an MML and get 33s. Maybe even eventually 35s but now I'm hinting at future plans........!

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Unread 12-31-2010, 11:52 AM   #75
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Thanks for the fast reply back. I completely understand I am the same way about where my money goes. I've been thinking that I could probably get away with my 2.5" lift with those bushwacker cut out style fender flares with 33s but I'd much rather start out "smaller" and work my way up. Looks like you did a great job and look forward to following your build!
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