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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #25201
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Changed both front and rear diff oil. I have the parts for the T-case, but the two bolts under the driver door securing the skid plate won't come out, they spin... looks like the inserts that were welded in to the "Frame rail" broke loose. I'm hoping I can get a shop to cut them off for me, and put a self tapper in there. Any ideas?

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Unread 10-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #25202
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Flashed back to stock from the superchips. I put it on right away when I bought the dub so I never really got to know the natural H.O to well lol.

Also debating finding some 16" wheels and putting the Duratracs on it from the zj and getting some 32's for that.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #25203
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Ordered a bunch of stuff for the WJ: IRO adjustable track bar from Kolak, front 3/4" leveling spring spacers, and a GPS antenna for the RB1. On tap for later this week, ordering the 265/70R17 General Grabber AT2's and putting them on the 17" JK rims I have, and ordering Bilsteins from Kolak. Going to be exciting times for the Jeep Family Truckster!

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Unread 10-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #25204
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Also debating finding some 16" wheels and putting the Duratracs on it from the zj and getting some 32's for that.
By the end of next week, I'll have my WJ's original 16" wheels free, if you're interested. They are in good shape. Just PM me, if you like.

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Unread 10-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #25205
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By the end of next week, I'll have my WJ's original 16" wheels free, if you're interested. They are in good shape. Just PM me, if you like.

Jerry
Thanks for the offer Jerry but you're quite a bit of distance away. Shipping would probably come out to more than I can get a set locally for. I appreciate it though.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #25206
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No problem! Good hunting!

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Unread 10-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #25207
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Finished my CB install last night! It's been a work in process over the past week or so because I haven't had a lot of time but it's finally done!

Cobra 75WXST mounted on a Homemade bracket off the radio mounting screws





Firestick mount and Fire ring cable





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Unread 10-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #25208
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Ordered Kolak's 3" lift with JKS adjustable tb, JKS adjustable sway bar links, extended IRO rear links, and new spring isolators. I also ordered my cooper discoverer AT3 265/70/R17s.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #25209
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Finished my CB install last night! It's been a work in process over the past week or so because I haven't had a lot of time but it's finally done! Cobra 75WXST mounted on a Homemade bracket off the radio mounting screws
What antenna is that? How well did it tune on the corner? I had trouble with a corner mount below the taillight.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #25210
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What antenna is that? How well did it tune on the corner? I had trouble with a corner mount below the taillight.
The antennae is from Walcott CB P/N- MS48. I wasn't able to tune it yet, I have 3 meters and can't find ONE of my stinking jumpers to hook up... Hopefully I'll get a chance to dig one up and get it done soon... I'll keep you posted

What type of equipment(antennae,cable,mount,etc..) were you using??

How close were you able to get it dialed in?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #25211
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The antennae is from Walcott CB P/N- MS48. I wasn't able to tune it yet, I have 3 meters and can't find ONE of my stinking jumpers to hook up... Hopefully I'll get a chance to dig one up and get it done soon... I'll keep you posted What type of equipment(antennae,cable,mount,etc..) were you using?? How close were you able to get it dialed in?
It was a stainless 102" whip with spring on a DIY mount using Mini-8 cable. I was tuning with an analyzer and not a simple SWR meter. It kept showing the antenna as being short. As a test and temporary fix I made an extension from copper pipe with caps and bolts soldered to each end to make the antenna around 15" longer. It worked. The body was canceling out the bottom portion of the antenna. I finally bit the bullet, drilled, and installed a mount through the roof. The current antenna is a Sirio Performer 5000. It's on the money. Reactance is near 0, resistance is in the high 30s/low 40s, and SWR is 1.2-1.4

I also have a 2 meter antenna installed in the same manner up front.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 10:05 PM   #25212
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It was a stainless 102" whip with spring on a DIY mount using Mini-8 cable. I was tuning with an analyzer and not a simple SWR meter. It kept showing the antenna as being short. As a test and temporary fix I made an extension from copper pipe with caps and bolts soldered to each end to make the antenna around 15" longer. It worked. The body was canceling out the bottom portion of the antenna. I finally bit the bullet, drilled, and installed a mount through the roof. The current antenna is a Sirio Performer 5000. It's on the money. Reactance is near 0, resistance is in the high 30s/low 40s, and SWR is 1.2-1.4

I also have a 2 meter antenna installed in the same manner up front.
Sounds like you got it set-up nice now. Do you think it was the whip causing the issues or were you able to pinpoint the culprit? I know of others using 4' firesticks that have been able to get some pretty respectable numbers mounted in the same location/method so I'm hoping for the best.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #25213
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Got the front Bushwacker flares on tonight along with some new front tow hooks





I am hoping the rears are less of a PITA than the fronts were....
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Unread 10-16-2013, 12:58 AM   #25214
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Got a lot done today. It's been slowww going, not fun but rewarding just the same. Not shown in these photos is the pinstripping and logos that I removed using a utility razor. There were gouge marks and scratches left as a result but those will be covered. I sprayed WD40 on the remaining glue and left it for 3 minutes before using firm pressure to wipe off.


From clear coat on the hood, roof, and rear hatch peeling like this below I really had my work cut out for me.

http://app.box.com/s/mr5oshfpyb1c2bwcqce0

Both roof rails removed, rust sanded and primed, and rack attach points taped over to keep rain out before turned in for the project.

http://app.box.com/s/7zu26l6rxid5eujss0b1

At this point the hood was fully stripped and sanded smooth followed by gray primer, but I found some dented / low spots towards the front that required filling so I did them next. It's drying now so, more pictures of progress tomorrow.

http://app.box.com/s/h4qi4xud3v7rme26hhi9

Tomorrow, the remainder of the Grand Cherokee logo on each front door plus glue, and then the back hatch area.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 04:40 AM   #25215
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The antennae is from Walcott CB P/N- MS48. I wasn't able to tune it yet, I have 3 meters and can't find ONE of my stinking jumpers to hook up... Hopefully I'll get a chance to dig one up and get it done soon... I'll keep you posted

What type of equipment(antennae,cable,mount,etc..) were you using??

How close were you able to get it dialed in?
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It was a stainless 102" whip with spring on a DIY mount using Mini-8 cable. I was tuning with an analyzer and not a simple SWR meter. It kept showing the antenna as being short. As a test and temporary fix I made an extension from copper pipe with caps and bolts soldered to each end to make the antenna around 15" longer. It worked. The body was canceling out the bottom portion of the antenna. I finally bit the bullet, drilled, and installed a mount through the roof. The current antenna is a Sirio Performer 5000. It's on the money. Reactance is near 0, resistance is in the high 30s/low 40s, and SWR is 1.2-1.4

I also have a 2 meter antenna installed in the same manner up front.
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Sounds like you got it set-up nice now. Do you think it was the whip causing the issues or were you able to pinpoint the culprit? I know of others using 4' firesticks that have been able to get some pretty respectable numbers mounted in the same location/method so I'm hoping for the best.

interesting, i recently had to replace my antenna and got a new MS48, i couldn't get it to tune below SWR of 3... but the base on it was different than my old one, cheaper looking. so i ordered a different brand with the same picture as my old one and it also came with the newer style base and wouldn't tune for crap.

this was what my old one looked like:
http://www.amazon.com/Truckspec-30in.../dp/B005UUQ8TM

and this is what all the new ones were coming looking like:
http://www.amazon.com/Solarcon-Tunab.../dp/B005UUPYX8

i returned them both and got a completely different style and it worked out fine (swr of 1.something)

also i think the firestik type ones also tune better when mounted on the corner because they are a top loaded design, i used to have a firefly and was able to get it below 1.
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