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Unread 10-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #25231
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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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Unread 10-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #25232
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Today i changed the front disks the old ones had a 3-4mm lip on the side they looked terrible but the upside is i dont have a grinding noise anymore. Also changed over the driver seat as the mechanic broke it last time it was in. I still can not find the ticking noise under load i made a smoke tester with a cigar and found a vacuum line had a small leek but made no difference.
Tomorrow plasti dip my wheels and grill.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #25233
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Put the wheel spacers on td love the look lmk what u guys think !!
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:18 AM   #25234
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Looks great..! A 3 or or 4" lift and some bigger tires and it will be prefect! :-)
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #25235
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Looks great..! A 3 or or 4" lift and some bigger tires and it will be prefect! :-)
can't afford a lift :/ and I'm running 245/65/17 I believe their all I was able to afford. And I wasn't trying to cut fenders and have to deal with ****ting miles. Lmfao.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #25236
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Put the wheel spacers on td love the look lmk what u guys think !!
Looks very nice, just make certain you recheck the torque on those every so often; say every rotation. Are those the new BFG Rugged Terrains you have there?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #25237
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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.
Sub 1:1 SWR? That's impossible.
a tuneable whip i believe has a coil in the bottom inside that plastic base which you adjust the rings over top of to tune it.

yeah you are right about 1:1, meant to type 1.5!
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Unread 10-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #25238
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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.
i switched to this style: http://www.amazon.com/ANT-BASE-LOADE.../dp/B001JT07KY

it's somewhat tunable by cutting the whip but you gotta go like a 1/2" at a time or you can go too far easily.

with regard to ditching the firefly, once i added my rack and hi-lift mount on it, i got some sort of wind vortex at 70MPH+. it would start whipping the antenna around in a big circle and smack the crap out of the jeep! i had to switch to a metal whip then, i guess the wind doesn't grab it as much since it's so small.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #25239
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Put the wheel spacers on td love the look lmk what u guys think !!
Spacers look great but what headlights are those. That is the exact look I want for my WJ. Everything is dark on my jeep but headlight housings.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #25240
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Spacers look great but what headlights are those. That is the exact look I want for my WJ. Everything is dark on my jeep but headlight housings.
go on carid.com that's where I found them. I think their called spyders.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #25241
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i switched to this style: http://www.amazon.com/ANT-BASE-LOADE.../dp/B001JT07KY

it's somewhat tunable by cutting the whip but you gotta go like a 1/2" at a time or you can go too far easily.

with regard to ditching the firefly, once i added my rack and hi-lift mount on it, i got some sort of wind vortex at 70MPH+. it would start whipping the antenna around in a big circle and smack the crap out of the jeep! i had to switch to a metal whip then, i guess the wind doesn't grab it as much since it's so small.
I found my cable last night but I'm gonna be out of town for the weekend so I won't have a chance to take any readings until the begining of the week. I also ordered up a 4ft firefly and spring so if I can't get the whip dialed in enough, I'll switch it out for the firefly...

I was hoping to keep the whip for the wind resistance issues myself, so we'll have to see how it plays out.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #25242
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where under the hood do u have it because I don't see it being that loud.
You could always mount it "Blues Brothers" style :-)

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Unread 10-17-2013, 03:30 PM   #25243
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You could always mount it "Blues Brothers" style :-) Sent from my iPad using my fingers
??care to explain?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #25244
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a tuneable whip i believe has a coil in the bottom inside that plastic base which you adjust the rings over top of to tune it. yeah you are right about 1:1, meant to type 1.5!
Ok, that makes much more sense. Anything from 1.6:1 down is quite good...depending on resistance and reactance, but this isn't a radio forum so I'll leave it at that. I didn't realize there are externally tuned whips for mobile. My A99 base antenna uses that method of fine tuning.
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??care to explain?
blues brothers style would be dead center on top of the roof. You gotta watch the movie to fully understand.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #25245
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??care to explain?
Haven't you ever seen the original Blues Brothers movie? The put a very large speaker on top of their car.

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