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post #23086 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 11:43 AM
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Tried to QuickFix my leaking front diff cover by retighten the bolts, some i could turn a notch.
Cleaned down the mess and top it off, got about .1-.2 qts in there was not much leaked out

Also retightened the rear diff cover bolts, i have no leak, but still bolts can be tightens up, i guess the humpy mountain roads on the westcoast trip made them came loose a little.

Will keep an eye on the front, hopefully i dont have to pull the cover and RTV it again.

And remounted the front swaybar splash guard plastic thinghy, which have been around my Garage after the lift was mounted.
No Wonder why the mechanic did not put it back on, bolts and/or threads Are solid F up and rusted away, with all the patiance in my toolbox and huge amount of WD40 i got 1 broken, 2 in perfect, and 1 i had to give up out of 4 bolts, atleast its back on, phu

Found my fogs not working, broken wire one side, bad bulb on the other, found the OEM conectors full of corosion, might have to soldier and heat shrink Those conections to make them hold up against waterand salt.
Will look into fixing this soon.


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post #23087 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 12:05 PM
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Took the crap driving lights off and then started to use my right angle die grinder on my new to me brush guard. It took the paint off, but not the rust. I'm going to have to step up and use a metal wheel now. I guess I'll be going to the hardware store tomorrow, at least it'll give me something to do tomorrow afternoon. Should look good once I paint it and then the cladding and front and rear bumper covers at the same time with the spray on bedliner. I'll post pictures once I get everything done.
I've heard a bunch of people say many different things about the difficulty level of removing the door cladding. Is it really that hard or bothersome to do? Should I just use newspaper and tape the upper part of the doors off? I'm worried about the paint running if I did that, though. Thanks for the heads up, fellas.
Cladding isn't hard to remove, but you have to be careful doing it. I did mine (since mine were bad and replaced it) starting from the bottom, and unattaching the foam tape used, and go up from there and carefull take them off. I painted mine off, but either way can work. Just do several light coats and you'll not have issues with it running. Just if doing on the vehicle have to be careful of overspray and tape it off well.

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post #23088 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 12:22 PM
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yes...brakes today

wheeled too hard i guess...stabilizer not sure when that broke, but the radiator support and tire happened when i hit this hole...

Did someone hide a big rock in there?

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post #23089 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 12:33 PM
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got my front ds from carolina in ! 4x4...finally
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post #23090 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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Cladding isn't hard to remove, but you have to be careful doing it. I did mine (since mine were bad and replaced it) starting from the bottom, and unattaching the foam tape used, and go up from there and carefull take them off. I painted mine off, but either way can work. Just do several light coats and you'll not have issues with it running. Just if doing on the vehicle have to be careful of overspray and tape it off well.
+1 cladding is easy, like cykaaro said just start from bottom up. If you decide not to take it off and accidentally get paint on the jeep, just spray some wd 40 on a rag and it will come right off!
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post #23091 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 04:28 PM
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Bull Bar

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how much did you pay for the bull bar? and where did you get it?

I will pay $350, the guy where I take my WJ for the suspension sold it to me, I got a deal and will pay in 2 months. I know hims so He gave me the credit. He got it from 4 wheel parts.
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post #23092 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 04:59 PM
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Did someone hide a big rock in there?

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center was hard, rest of it was soupy so it sank.

just got finished with doing my front pads...got rained out and getting dark so i'll have to do the rears tomorrow.

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post #23093 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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center was hard, rest of it was soupy so it sank.

just got finished with doing my front pads...got rained out and getting dark so i'll have to do the rears tomorrow.
It gets dark at 7 over there? Doesn't get dark till around 9 here.

Is it broken?

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post #23095 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 06:07 PM
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I swapped the cheapie antenna mount for a heavy duty mount. SWR is good but could be better. I need to lengthen the antenna. That's a bit tricky with a fiberglass antenna with no tuning provision. A spring would help if I had the clearance for it.
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I swapped the cheapie antenna mount for a heavy duty mount. SWR is good but could be better. I need to lengthen
the antenna. That's a bit tricky with a fiberglass antenna with no tuning provision. A spring would help if I had the clearance for it.
Just go ahead and get a 102" steel whip antenna lol
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post #23097 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 06:24 PM
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Just go ahead and get a 102" steel whip antenna lol
It's in that ballpark but glass.
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post #23098 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 06:30 PM
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You guys really wheel with those?

If you have any trees where you wheel that's an accident waiting to happen..

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post #23099 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 06:48 PM
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No, I sold the TJ. The WJ is a road beater and beach rig.
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post #23100 of 42817 Old 07-28-2013, 07:19 PM
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You guys really wheel with those?

If you have any trees where you wheel that's an accident waiting to happen..
No I have a 3' firestik to use then but I use the whip for normal driving because It picks up further away and I can still park in my garage with it pulled down which I can't do with the firestik.

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