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post #25471 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 07:33 PM
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Today I washed my new (to me) 99' Limited that I picked up for 5,000. Tomorrow I will get it on a lift at the base automotive hobby shop to change the oil, change diff fluid front and rear, change TC fluid to correct fluid, flush cooling system to get rid of green antifreeze and put right coolant in, change spark plugs and replace the PCV valve. Wife was pissed that I'm spending money on a Jeep I literally just bought... but oh well

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post #25472 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 07:42 PM
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@STGjeep, just tell her better to spend the $$$ on things that it needs NOW rather than wait and let those things be destroyed and then spend a few thousand bucks later. Spending a few hundy is better than spending a few thousand potentially.

First thing I do when I buy any used car is oil change, filter changes, and get the tranny serviced and usually flushed. I usually will also flush the radiator and change the thermostat. After that, I start delving deeper to find out if there is anything really wrong with it.
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post #25473 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 08:04 PM
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I agree totally. There's some clunks I want to repair (or at least find) tomorrow as well. I picked it up with a 4" IRO LA kit, 2" Daystar spacers up front, Addco sway bars front and rear, JKS quick disconnects, some armor. So I definitely really want to get in depth on a shake down tomorrow. will get some pics up when I can.
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post #25474 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 09:27 PM
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Today my WJ grew up

Today I got my RC 2" BB installed with some new 265/70r
So far I havent had any rubbing, so no trimming!

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Gave the '00 WJ a much needed bath, vacuum and interior wipe down.

I also managed to find out why the driver rear window would only roll down but not up. Turns out there was a broken wire in the driver front door. Good thing I checked there as the ground wire in the door boot was almost broken as well.

Yesterday I picked up a new battery and some Seafoam. Tomorrow I'll replace the clockspring and see if that fixes my airbag light.

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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post #25476 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 09:40 PM
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Today I got my RC 2" BB installed with some new 265/70r So far I havent had any rubbing, so no trimming! [/URL][/IMG]
any before and after pics ?

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post #25477 of 42511 Old 10-26-2013, 10:57 PM
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Philipps HIR bulbs....google it.
I put these in the HIRs are nice! Got mine for 12 bucks a pair on ebay
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any before and after pics ?
Well dang it I don't have any before picks, just the after like posted sorry aralph30
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post #25480 of 42511 Old 10-27-2013, 07:23 AM
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I put these in the HIRs are nice! Got mine for 12 bucks a pair on ebay
So I googled and found that the hir2 9012 with slight modification will fit our 9006 bulb housing. I'm assuming this is what you guys did?
http://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html
Haven't found a deal as good as $12/pair yet though.

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I've used them for years in other vehicles and have always had good results. My route to and from work is unlit back roads and side streets with random deer. So anything brighter than OEM works for me. My lenses are good still and I just replaced the housings in my zj. Just read a few threads about the hid retrofit. That'd be awesome but I don't have the patience to do something like that lol.
Just wondering which "retrofit" you were talking about???
I've seen the guys that cut their OE housings apart and install projectors in them, and i agree, that its a lot of work!! But i installed a HID kit in mine and it made a world of difference.. Simply replace the bulb in the socket, mount the ballast (a little bigger than a deck of cards) and run power wires to battery, connect the wire that went to your headlight to the ballast and the output from the ballast to your new bulb and you're done..

It's abut a half hour job depending and I've put them in all my vehicles... You can find then on e bay for $30-60 range and can pick the color of the light bulbs output. I go with 5000k which is pure white and i know a lot of people like the 6000k with a slight blueish tint
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Just wondering which "retrofit" you were talking about???
I've seen the guys that cut their OE housings apart and install projectors in them, and i agree, that its a lot of work!! But i installed a HID kit in mine and it made a world of difference.. Simply replace the bulb in the socket, mount the ballast (a little bigger than a deck of cards) and run power wires to battery, connect the wire that went to your headlight to the ballast and the output from the ballast to your new bulb and you're done..

It's abut a half hour job depending and I've put them in all my vehicles... You can find then on e bay for $30-60 range and can pick the color of the light bulbs output. I go with 5000k which is pure white and i know a lot of people like the 6000k with a slight blueish tint
Wow....HID bulbs in the factory halogen reflectors......you must be real popular with other road users! Hope you keep a tally on how many accidents you cause...you know, just out of interest!!!

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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Just wondering which "retrofit" you were talking about???
I've seen the guys that cut their OE housings apart and install projectors in them, and i agree, that its a lot of work!! But i installed a HID kit in mine and it made a world of difference.. Simply replace the bulb in the socket, mount the ballast (a little bigger than a deck of cards) and run power wires to battery, connect the wire that went to your headlight to the ballast and the output from the ballast to your new bulb and you're done..

It's abut a half hour job depending and I've put them in all my vehicles... You can find then on e bay for $30-60 range and can pick the color of the light bulbs output. I go with 5000k which is pure white and i know a lot of people like the 6000k with a slight blueish tint
Yes, opened up and projectors implanted. Hids in a halogen housing is unsafe and annoying to oncoming traffic. I wish law enforcement would start ticketing these people with glaring blue and purple headlights.

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Wow....HID bulbs in the factory halogen reflectors......you must be real popular with other road users! Hope you keep a tally on how many accidents you cause...you know, just out of interest!!!
I've heard the arguments both ways on it and can only answer from my experience so....
I've adjusted my beams to aim them at the road and in the case of my tall lifted wj (that is usually just a weekend trail rig anyway) I've never had as much as a flash of the high beams from anyone thinking they were too bright...

Now, I've seen some kits, like the lifted Toyota fj that was driving behind me last night, with obnoxiously bright headlights so i can attest not all kits are the same... And you don't have to blind others, to have brighter lights in the process
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Yes, opened up and projectors implanted. Hids in a halogen housing is unsafe and annoying to oncoming traffic. I wish law enforcement would start ticketing these people with glaring blue and purple headlights.
Luckily, for the rest of us, the police are really hot on it over here. If you retro fit HIDs they have to be in a projector type housing and you even have to fit a headlamp washers! All new cars sold over here with factory HIDs are fitted with washers. This is because they are so bright that even dirt on the lens can disturb the pattern enough to dazzle oncoming drivers......A std reflector is just not designed for the light output of an HID bulb and therefore you get a bad cutoff, a scattered pattern and blinded drivers!

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got yourself an electrical problem!
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