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I just ordered the Bosch H4 e-codes and Hella 55/100 watt bulbs (78158) from www.busdepot.com. Total price including shipping was only $74.97. I can't wait to see how much better they are going to be compared to the sealed beam headlights.


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post #47 of 455 Old 01-31-2013, 11:19 AM
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Got my LED lights for the floorboard & dome light today from www.superbrightleds.com . They are basically the same size as the regular bulb, but even in the daylight the floorboard is very well lit. I can't wait to see it at night. It should be "superbright"
The floorboard has lights...I guess mine went out such a long time ago that I forgot. What were the bulb numbers for the floor and dome?

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The floorboard has lights...I guess mine went out such a long time ago that I forgot. What were the bulb numbers for the floor and dome?
Look at the photo in this post. It shows the part number on the bag.

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I think the part number on the bulb was 906. But if I were doing it again I would put a different bulb in the dome light. The 906 bulb that I used does great in the floorboards, but it just isn't bright enough for the dome light. Probably should have gotten that 30 LED panel that they sell.

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Thanks, I googled it earlier but nothing came up. Jeep looks good

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I knew my lift was scheduled to arrive today so when I got home and the FedEx guy still had t come by the house I decided to go ahead & start the disassembly of the front.

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Sure enough he finally dropped off my lift and I got started.



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Everything went pretty smooth except that one of my front bump stops was deteriorated and no good. Because the spring has to be out to install the bump stop I had to stop for tonight, but the drivers side front is done.


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Here is a shot of the difference in spring height from factory to the 2.5" spring.


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I plan on finishing tomorrow evening if all goes smoothly. I can't wait to get it finished!

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Good luck with the Jeep build and congrats on being debt free! Just be sure to plan accordingly and you can stay debt free.
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I finished up the lift last night at 11pm. I figured out while I was taking the front apart that the jeep already had a 3/4" spacer in the front, and the front still sat about a 1/4" low in the front. So I had to decide how to use the 3/4" spacers that came with the kit. I decided to just leave the spacer in the front, and add the 2.5" lift coils. In the back I didn't use a spacer, just the 2.5" lift coils. This maintained the stance it had before with the front being 1/4" lower than the back.

So I decided not to install the t-case drop until I had driven it to confirm it had driveline vibrations, and sure enough they were there so I plan on finishing that up this morning. The steering wheel was also cocked sideways after lifting it so I need to take care of that.

It's funny how just 2.5" changes the way it feels to hop in and out of the jeep. And I like it...

I'll post some photos later today.

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Rear spring comparison - stock to 2.5" lift coils:



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The rear didn't require a coil spring compressor, but the front did.

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Great looking jeep, that lift is going to give her a good stance. Nice work on the LED write up too, I put an order in the other night and can't wait to see the difference.
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Went & played around a little today to see what kind of flex the lift had and if I had any rubbing anywhere.

At Wendy's for lunch. Why? You know why.... Haha
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It was fun just messing around. I do know that as much as I like these wheels I really want a new set of black wheels with something like 3.75" of back spacing.

Overall I'm happy with the lift, but my front axle is off-center by about a half inch so I think I'll look into ordering an adjustable front track bar to take care of that.

This week I plan on installing my new H4 headlights and ordering my CB. I'm going to mount the CB above the rear view mirror, but I've still got to decide where I want to mount the antenna...

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looks great, can't wait to see it progress
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There you go flex that sucker out. An idea for your CB if your go for it, you can mount it on your lower dash under your D/C plug since your matching the radio LED lighting.

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Edit- wrong thread...

Lookin good.

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Another photo from yesterday.

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I ordered my CB today - Uniden Bearcat 880.

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