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post #31 of 1199 Old 02-02-2010, 02:40 AM
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whats up kevin? im about to finish fixing my jeep from when it got stolen, and then i might buy the currie 4" and some 33s depending on how much i have left over. no more stock LJ getting hung up on everything


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post #32 of 1199 Old 02-02-2010, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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awesome man. we need to get you out wheeling again.
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post #33 of 1199 Old 02-02-2010, 11:19 AM
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soon... i hope.

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post #34 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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getting ready for the some good weather and desert running
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post #35 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 10:23 AM
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Nice what you did to your Tj there. I like it when you thought of learning the vehicle frst before anything. That way, you'll know every inch of the vehicle.
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post #36 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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new netting,bikini top and built a O **** bar. Im finishing up the mounting today. its a pain in the butt. ill have pics up in a couple hours of the new passenger bar.
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post #37 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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just needs some dirt bike grips. came out ok, better then the stocker which was useless when harnessed in the seats.

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post #38 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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put the cover back over it.... it just didnt look finished before. it still doesnt but its better. im caulked the edges and im gonna grab some paint that matches the dash.

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post #39 of 1199 Old 02-14-2010, 09:40 PM
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cool jeep I think a GR8 top and a bulkhead or a soft half top thats fixed to a bulkhead behind the rear seats would be cool

Selling your tire carrier?! send me a PM i want it
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post #40 of 1199 Old 02-18-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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picked up my new radiator.
Champion cooling 3 row fully tigged no epoxy


got a matching resivoir

started my Ham install
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post #41 of 1199 Old 02-20-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Some of you may know ive had some cooling issues in the past. everything is new and i still couldnt keep the jeep cool under heavy abuse, I was running a 3 row all metal and it just wasnt cutting the mustard.

So I found a local company that has a 3 row full tigged (no epoxy) drop in radiator for 200 bucks. yes 200 bucks... so i had to jump on it. especially because i have a run coming up that takes me 200 miles one way through the mojave desert, and the last 2 years ive had to stop to let things cool.

so heres my install, after a couple days on the freeway my temps have GREATLY dropped. of course my motor is still at 190, but i have my autometer gauge probed in the radiator. I can barely get the gauge to move with the E fan on. before my radiator would run 150 to 210 on the freeway.

so i started by draining the coolant out of the rad and block.
unplug all the hoses going to it.


then 6 bolts to remove the radiator.


side by side.



then i mounted the resivoir also from champion. its stainless and comes with L brackets. I just had to drill some holes and set it up for my application.


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post #42 of 1199 Old 02-22-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Here she is all mocked up.


and installed, overall pretty easy to do


filled it with the green stuff and burped the air out.




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post #43 of 1199 Old 02-23-2010, 04:13 AM
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Not too shabby, I think.
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post #44 of 1199 Old 03-03-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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a little update on my radiator... I was wondering if my autometer gauge was bad or not working properlly since my sensor is in the bottom of the radiator. I picked up a thermal gun that takes instant temp readings. Josh and I followed each other to the tire shop to get some work done and we took the streets fast then the highway for a couple miles. we pulled up and I took a reading from the bottom of the radiator..... 72 degrees. YES!!!! before my gauge would be reading an easy 150 to 210. two thumbs up on the radiator so far!
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post #45 of 1199 Old 03-03-2010, 10:27 PM
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so envious of your jeep dude. tried jumping mine once, didn't work out to well haha. you ever go out to superstition? a friend of mine with a camburg/Icon long travel tacoma and i go out there pretty often. and love the tire carrier!
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