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post #166 of 8099 Old 03-29-2012, 02:29 AM
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Nicely thought out and well put together thread. Like you, I am more of the all around vehicle as oppossed to a rock crawler or mudder specific rig. My XJ will soon be undergoing the knife and your insight and thought process will be very helpful. Keep up the good work, its looking good.

Looking forward to how your brake upgrade goes as that is a priority for me too as my daughters will be driving it. I agree with you and your fathers line of thinking about safety.

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post #167 of 8099 Old 03-29-2012, 07:47 AM
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I'm not sure if it works on a '98.
It worked on my '97 so it should work on a '98
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post #168 of 8099 Old 03-29-2012, 11:04 AM
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Insert key into ignition. Turn to on and then back off, rapidly, three times. Do not turn it to "Start." The sequence is off-on-off-on-off-leave on. Codes read out in the odometer.
Sweet - Thanks. I am looking out for an 04/05 unlimited myself. This will help.
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post #169 of 8099 Old 03-29-2012, 03:10 PM
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I tried it last night. No codes, so I'm good. She runs like a freshly branded swine, do I didn't expect anything. My running gear is a different story. Kind of reminds me of Rice Crispies.

'98 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD

'91 Ranger XLT 2WD - 4.0 V6, A4"hell"D, contemplating twin turbo 5.3

'79 C10 Big Ten 2WD - 350, TH350, contemplating rebuilding to 355ci with supercharger and programmable EFI

'12 Subaru Forester (AKA: Arctic Cat) - 2.5, non-CVT, wife's, still begging her to let me get an exhaust system


'01 SV650 - snorkelectomy, ebay slip-on, cam swap and re-jet in the near future
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post #170 of 8099 Old 03-30-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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There's not much to update...I'm still waiting on the brake parts to get here. I'm kind of worried that they didn't ship out when I was told they did, or that some nameless delay has arisen. Everything's stalled out while waiting on that. I've not even had time to start relocating the compressors.

However, Today's Jeeping was pretty successful...


If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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post #171 of 8099 Old 03-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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Nice teaser shot! Congrats on gett'n the LJ!

Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

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www.norcal-jeeps.com
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post #172 of 8099 Old 03-30-2012, 04:55 PM
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argh, the bright colors!! argh!!

That's ok, I still love you (Annabelle)

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post #173 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 07:29 AM
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very nice build, great install details and pics. thanks and keep going. will follow along

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post #174 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the comments and support! Annabelle is bouncing around the house and already talking about what she can do with her new LJ. I think we might have to start a couple of welding projects...maybe some rocker guards, or the like. I need a set of those, too.

Oh, stats on the LJ: Red, auto, in ridiculously clean condition, and - here's the impressive part - only 17,400 miles on the odometer. It was barely driven. Came out of South Carolina...never in the salt, undercoated (a really thin, hard coating...it's nicely done), pristine interior. We bought it WAY under value, and it's much easier for her to get in and out of than her Mustang. I'd call it a win-win scenario.

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post #175 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 08:55 AM
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Annabelle is bouncing around...
oh, I will not go there.. I must be, will be, mature..

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only 17,400 miles on the odometer.
Very nice, very very nice. I love hearing of low mileage finds and can forgive the fact that shes red now because of this. My 2003 X only had less than 47K miles on it when I bought her and I am the 2nd owner.

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post #176 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 02:29 PM
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What kind of welder do you have? I plan on getting one soon.

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post #177 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of welder do you have? I plan on getting one soon.
If you're going to buy a welder, buy one that's got more capacity and duty cycle than you think you'll need...which is why we got a Miller 210. I highly recommend Miller welders because I've not had a single ounce of trouble out of ours. We use a mixed gas, and it will easily weld anything from light sheet metal to 1/2" plate. It's a great tool...you can really dial it in perfectly and do some nice welding. Hell, even I can weld with it.

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post #178 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 03:19 PM
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Looking forward to more on the TJ toolkit. Nice looking Jeep, gotta love the white! How about a few more pics of the LJ?
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post #179 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Looking forward to more on the TJ toolkit. Nice looking Jeep, gotta love the white! How about a few more pics of the LJ?
I'm working on the TJ Toolkit essay right now, actually...and I hope to have something posted this coming week.

LJ pics? Yeah, I think I can do that...here's a glamour shot.




And another, from the rear quarter. Notice the factory tire cover that's still in perfect shape...




A view of the undercoating. They really hit everything, but it's not thick: it's comparable to about three coats of spray paint. I'd rather have it there and deal with no rust than not have it there and deal with rust. It's on a few wires and sensors, but doesn't seem to want to stick to plastic as well as metal, so I think we can remove it pretty easily if need be. Regardless, it makes for a clean undercarriage.




And the real gem: the ridiculously low mileage...




Nicely kept-up engine bay...the black parts really stand out...




But then again, black always seems to stand out.


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post #180 of 8099 Old 03-31-2012, 05:37 PM
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But then again, black always seems to stand out.
oh no you didn't...
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