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Unread 11-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #25891
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anybody have any ideas for my trackbar i had on made but i know have lengthened my axles forward and backwards and now my trackbar is hitting my drivers side upper control arm mount and differential

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Unread 11-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #25892
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I came out from class this morning went to start the Jeep and click dead battery so I had to call someone to come jump me off. I had jumper cables but there wasn't anyone around to jump me. On top of everything it made me late to work.
This is what I'm worried about... Mine has been doing this recently. Why the hell are batteries so damn expensive? If you were replacing one what would you guys grab?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #25893
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I came out from class this morning went to start the Jeep and click dead battery so I had to call someone to come jump me off. I had jumper cables but there wasn't anyone around to jump me. On top of everything it made me late to work.
I have one of those chargeable jumper boxes. It works for 2 or 3 jumps on a charge and is portable. Then you dont need someone else to jump you.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #25894
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This is what I'm worried about... Mine has been doing this recently. Why the hell are batteries so damn expensive? If you were replacing one what would you guys grab?
I went with the dura last deep cycle it was like $175 but worth every penny, I got 6 KCs and a 1200 watt system never had a problem Sent from my WJ to your jeep
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Unread 11-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #25895
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anybody have any ideas for my trackbar i had on made but i know have lengthened my axles forward and backwards and now my trackbar is hitting my drivers side upper control arm mount and differential
Had one made? That's probably your first problem. Just buy an IRO or JKS track bar....problem solved!
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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #25896
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Had one made? That's probably your first problem. Just buy an IRO or JKS track bar....problem solved!
no this one is much stronger then both of those and jks track bars suck unless you buy the harder KOR bushings and ive done that already its annoying i had to replease th KOR harder bushings every 6 months this one has been on there for a year and i havent touched it its just the bend on it doesnt go up high enough to fully make it around the differential because i pushed out my front control arms 3" so i guess i should reword my question has anyone made their own track bar for an elongated wheelbase?
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #25897
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This is what I'm worried about... Mine has been doing this recently. Why the hell are batteries so damn expensive? If you were replacing one what would you guys grab?
There is a place here locally that sells "defect" batteries. They are fine but they just have warranties. They only charge 30 bucks for them so I'll probably go buy one when I get paid tomorrow.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #25898
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I have one of those chargeable jumper boxes. It works for 2 or 3 jumps on a charge and is portable. Then you dont need someone else to jump you.
I'll have to look into one of those. I didn't know that anyone made something like that. I'm gonna leave the jeep hooked up to the battery charger tonight just in case.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #25899
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Had one made? That's probably your first problem. Just buy an IRO or JKS track bar....problem solved!
sorry may came off a little rude i just didnt give all the info about it
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Unread 11-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #25900
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I have one of those chargeable jumper boxes. It works for 2 or 3 jumps on a charge and is portable. Then you dont need someone else to jump you.
I have had a couple of those. They don't seem to last beyond two years, or so. The one I have now, is only good for one charge, now. Might be, because you are supposed to keep it hooked up like a car battery, charging all the time. At least, that's what the instructions say. I only charged it when I thought about it, or needed it.

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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:18 PM   #25901
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Ok, since the dual-climate control bulbs are solder in, can you take a picture of the back of your gauge cluster to show me which bulbs you replaced to make it glow blue. All I could find were individual bulbs for like the turn signals, fog lights, ABS light, etc. I DID replace my bright light bulb, so now it glows an even brighter blue. Thanks! Sent from my iPad using my fingers
Here is a pic that i found since i didn't want to take my cluster back apart. Its terrible quality but you can see the 5 bulb sockets the red arrows are pointing to, those are the ones you will replace with the wedge bulbs. Just take a pair of small pliers and twist the black socket about a quarter turn CC and the bulb will pull straight out. Then just pull the incandescent wedge bulb from the socket and replace it with the led wedge bulb, then put the socket back in the hole and rotate a quarter turn clockwise to lock it back in place. It may seem complicated through all the these different numbers and bulb types and such but it is really as simple and as self explanatory as changing a regular light bulb once you order the correct leds. Theres also a good video on youtube showing how to remove the gauge cluster in a wj, just search for wj gauge cluster removal and it'll pop up.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #25902
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Here is a pic that i found since i didn't want to take my cluster back apart. Its terrible quality but you can see the 5 bulb sockets the red arrows are pointing to, those are the ones you will replace with the wedge bulbs. Just take a pair of small pliers and twist the black socket about a quarter turn CC and the bulb will pull straight out. Then just pull the incandescent wedge bulb from the socket and replace it with the led wedge bulb, then put the socket back in the hole and rotate a quarter turn clockwise to lock it back in place. It may seem complicated through all the these different numbers and bulb types and such but it is really as simple and as self explanatory as changing a regular light bulb once you order the correct leds. Theres also a good video on youtube showing how to remove the gauge cluster in a wj, just search for wj gauge cluster removal and it'll pop up.
^boom right there. Takes about ten minutes total. Just pop the lid and behind the steering wheel and two screws then unplug the cluster.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #25903
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^boom right there. Takes about ten minutes total. Just pop the lid and behind the steering wheel and two screws then unplug the cluster.
its actually 4 screws
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Unread 11-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #25904
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Here is a pic that i found since i didn't want to take my cluster back apart. Its terrible quality but you can see the 5 bulb sockets the red arrows are pointing to, those are the ones you will replace with the wedge bulbs. Just take a pair of small pliers and twist the black socket about a quarter turn CC and the bulb will pull straight out. Then just pull the incandescent wedge bulb from the socket and replace it with the led wedge bulb, then put the socket back in the hole and rotate a quarter turn clockwise to lock it back in place. It may seem complicated through all the these different numbers and bulb types and such but it is really as simple and as self explanatory as changing a regular light bulb once you order the correct leds. Theres also a good video on youtube showing how to remove the gauge cluster in a wj, just search for wj gauge cluster removal and it'll pop up.
I have had the gauge cluster out many times, so that's nothing for me, I just wanted to know which bulbs you changed to make it glow like that. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I will be doing it this weekend. I think I have enough blue LED wedges to do this, now that I know which ones to replace. Now, just to double-check, those back-light bulbs ARE PC 74 wedges, right? Not a 163 like the picture says. My fog-light bulb quit working, so I need to get in there, any way.
Thanks, again. I guess I will need to start on my heater control, too. I have the baseless blue bulbs that I can solder in, if they are not too tall.

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Unread 11-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #25905
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its actually 4 screws
Haha oh yeah two up top and two on the bottom. Good call.
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