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post #22531 of 42814 Old 07-04-2013, 11:48 PM
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Nothing exciting. Just replaced a blown upper radiator hose and the 2 gallons of coolant it blew out all over my engine bay.
:/ Sorry to hear that. Get the highest quality hoses you can get, not the crap Auto Zone sells. Look at the name brands that RockAuto sells and try to track down one of those in town (or just pay the premium at the dealership, which isn't probably much). If nothing else, I think Napa usually has the best off-the-shelf parts, but you need to go to O'Reiley's for the HOAT coolant (Zerex G-05), or get the real Mopar stuff from the Dealership. Oh, and buy the best hose clamps you can find and tighten them up TIGHT, as something about the WJ connections or hoses themselves doesn't seal real well. The stock clamps are so friggin' tight for that reason, but when you switch to the regular style hose clamps, they usually take a lot of tightening and still end up leaking if they're not good clamps. Off-the-shelf Auto Zone clamps don't cut it for me. Lots of people find they still have a leak after replacing radiator/hose/etc and it ends up being that the replacement hose clamps weren't tight enough or the cheap Auto Zone hoses weren't capable of being tightened down enough without being pinched way to hard where it's obvious they will tear in the near future.

That's where I'm at currently, I got cheap AZone hoses and they're very soft rubber (they also almost kink at the bottom from not being rigid enough and also not fitting quite right), and AZone clamps that can barely be tightened enough and still occasionally drip. The clamps are so tight and the hoses are so flimsy and soft that the rubber just bulges around the clamp and the lower hose kinks almost like a garden hose, almost certainly limiting my coolant flow. Just ordered some (hopefully) good clamps in a big order of stuff from RockAuto and I wish I had picked up good hoses too. My advice is to not go cheap on it and make sure to get the HOAT coolant. Go to the dealership for all of the supplies if you have to. Try to get a rigid Goodyear hose or whatever that's quality.


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post #22532 of 42814 Old 07-04-2013, 11:55 PM
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Looks good! By the way, where did you get those Laredo headlights? They look like new ones, so I'm guessing they're aftermarket OEM style ones. If so, what brand? I just ordered some TYC ones from RockAuto and I'm hoping they will work out, fit well, and be high quality.

Kolak says he only trusts the $150 Crown ones because the cheaper ones like TYC and Eagle Eyes don't seal well enough and end up with water on the inside. But I got mine specifically to do a projector retrofit for true HID setup, so I'll be taking them apart and re-sealing them by hand with better glue anyway. So I'm not worried about them leaking. I'm in the driest climate in the US anyway lol. No rust or condensation to worry about here... just the insane toll the heats takes on everything... Glad WJ's have good paint and mine's white anyway, but I'm sad that my leather is starting to age a bit. It was the most beautiful satin taupe leather I've ever seen when it was new

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Got the Eagle Eye ones for my retro and they've been great. Fit just like the originals, and plastic feels like they used good quality and not cheap-*** stuff

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post #22533 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 07:58 AM
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I'll be mounting it to the top of the driver side tail light. I'm thinking I should probably get the 4ft antenna then.

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I got 3ft on my jeep and it works one. Would probably work better if it was bigger tho. I have mine mounted above the tail light as well

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On a roof basket,,,,, I like that idea, I could get away with a shorter stick then
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Would go at least the 4ft, if not, a 102" whip. The higher the better.
36' is a full wave for CB. I don't think full wave verticals are possible. A 27' antenna would be possible, but not probable. The longest that is reasonable is the 102" steel whip. For talking to other vehicles that you are within sight of a 2'-4' antenna is more than sufficient. The shorter the antenna the quicker the SWR gets out of whack though.
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post #22534 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 08:23 AM
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Looks good! By the way, where did you get those Laredo headlights? They look like new ones, so I'm guessing they're aftermarket OEM style ones. If so, what brand? I just ordered some TYC ones from RockAuto and I'm hoping they will work out, fit well, and be high quality.
Thanks, I got those headlights off of Amazon. $91 for the pair. Amazon says they don't fit a Limited, but we know better Not sure what brand, I guess "AutoLightsBulbs"...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024NSLJ8/

Their aim is a little off, though. After installing, they seem to be a bit too centered. I still need to see if I can put some washers on the inside mount posts to adjust them horizontally a little bit, but they work OK for now. So far, no moisture inside these.
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post #22535 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 09:42 AM
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I am currently sitting on the side of the road since my driver side Coral Springs popped out I knew I shoulda put those IRO spring retainers on....
Wheeling on the flatbed!!!




I have the clip type of IRO retainers to prevent this from happening again, anyone have pics of them installed?

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post #22537 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 09:51 AM
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^ Did it pop out while driving on road?
Yep. Just had oil changed at dealer 1 mile down the road and BANG!!!!, spring must have gotten unseated from being on the hoist. Luckily I was only driving about 30 mph. No damage.

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post #22538 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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Finished the bumper the other day to match the front:
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post #22539 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 10:16 AM
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It was the liquid stuff that came in gallons definitely. Ordered from dipyourcar.com $200 in plastidip
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Finished the bumper the other day to match the front:
Look pretty sweet!
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post #22541 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 10:19 AM
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Scored an automatic dimming rearview mirror from the JY but they cut the cable!

Does the cable require a connector or do I have to splice wires now?

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36' is a full wave for CB. I don't think full wave verticals are possible. A 27' antenna would be possible, but not probable. The longest that is reasonable is the 102" steel whip. For talking to other vehicles that you are within sight of a 2'-4' antenna is more than sufficient. The shorter the antenna the quicker the SWR gets out of whack though.
I have a 5' fiberglass that gets out well but once I put the 102 whip I noticed a big difference. I keep the 5' for the trails.
I average 10-15 miles talk radius. But have done 40 miles on a quiet night with out "skipping".
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post #22543 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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Scored an automatic dimming rearview mirror from the JY but they cut the cable!

Does the cable require a connector or do I have to splice wires now?
the cable is in your WJ already. Just loosen the screws on the driver's side visor clip and and take off the EVIC, then reach up there and pull the wire down. You won't need to splice anything

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post #22544 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 12:14 PM
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Parked the SOB until I get this issue resolved lol http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...e-lol-1545254/

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post #22545 of 42814 Old 07-05-2013, 12:19 PM
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I have a 5' fiberglass that gets out well but once I put the 102 whip I noticed a big difference. I keep the 5' for the trails.
I average 10-15 miles talk radius. But have done 40 miles on a quiet night with out "skipping".
With my 102" fiberglass whip in my XJ I got perfect SWR. Amazing how far I could reach with it. Still have it, so can switch it back and forth with my 4' firestick. That tall has it's issues in underground parking lots.

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