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post #25216 of Old 10-16-2013, 06:40 AM
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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....
Looks awesome. I heard they were a real pain to install.

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post #25217 of Old 10-16-2013, 07:53 AM
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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.
I definitely got the second version you mentioned and wasn't impressed with the plastic looking base(they must have found a cheaper supplier)

What did you end up using after returning the two?

Why did you switch from the firefly if it dialed in so well?

I'm gonna get a meter hooked up and see how it looks but the firefly was second choice, and it looks like I may need to go that route.
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post #25218 of Old 10-16-2013, 09:05 AM
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new fog housings came in finally

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8
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post #25219 of Old 10-16-2013, 09:06 AM
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post #25220 of Old 10-16-2013, 09:09 AM
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Installed RC quick discos yesterday! Have yet to get my full flex on but it's still early! Will post pics when I find a loading ramp at the back of a Macy's...muhaha!

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post #25221 of Old 10-16-2013, 09:13 AM
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got my stroker motor installed...
It says the video is private... sad day

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post #25222 of Old 10-16-2013, 09:46 AM
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It says the video is private... sad day
Fixed it. Thanks
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post #25223 of Old 10-16-2013, 01:32 PM
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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.
It had to be the antenna. Whips aren't loaded in any way and thus resonate along their entire length. A top loaded design like the following poster recommends would likely be a better choice, but I didn't have one to try so I went to the roof where I knew I would get results.
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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.
Sub 1:1 SWR? That's impossible.
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post #25224 of Old 10-16-2013, 02:31 PM
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Had Viper 20% film installed on the front windows. Matches very well from the outside, but seems slightly darker when sitting inside.



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post #25225 of Old 10-16-2013, 05:54 PM
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I continued to hate my transmission, well, not so much the tranny, but my rebuild job. Still trying to figure out what I did wrong.
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post #25226 of Old 10-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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Does anyone have a cb radio with PA system I installed mine. But don't know where to put the external speaker. I can't find a good spot to mount it outside the car.
Have mine mounted under the hood, but it's damn loud even with the hood down.

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post #25227 of Old 10-17-2013, 12:09 AM
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I had a productive weekend. I went through 4.5 cans of Krylon Fusion satin black on my WJ. The most time consuming thing was my roof rails. Anyway, I painted my roof rack, cowl, front wiper arms, rear bumper cover, door cladding, both side view mirrors, all five door handles, and the hatch bezel. All I have left to do is the front bumper cover, rear glass hinges, the rear wiper arm, and possibly the fuel door. I want to paint the front grill, can I use the Krylon Fusion on that or should I use plasti-dip? I think it looks a lot better, here's a quick before and after...
If it's the chrome grill, you're better off getting a painted one and swapping it out. Easier to do than doing the chrome one.

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post #25228 of Old 10-17-2013, 05:10 AM
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Have mine mounted under the hood, but it's damn loud even with the hood down.
where under the hood do u have it because I don't see it being that loud.

I LOVE MY JEEP MORE THAN MY GIRLFRIEND :p
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post #25229 of Old 10-17-2013, 05:13 AM
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Got my wheel spacers yesterday. Planning on mounting them td. Any pointers while I'm doing them ?

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post #25230 of Old 10-17-2013, 07:44 AM
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Got my wheel spacers yesterday. Planning on mounting them td. Any pointers while I'm doing them ?
Use Loc-tite on the hub threads. Tighten them down well.
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