As opposed to all you guys up north taking pictures of you WJ in the snow. I figured it was a gorgeous day to massage her down with a little carnauba. So I couldn't help but post some pics of the sunset.
Got lucky, I went to work and my gf msged me this photo
Someone hit the light pole in front of her neighbors house. The pole fell with the street light right in my spot where I park my jeep. The guy left the scene right after. It was a close call. Maybe a 20 min difference in time and id be posting a sad post.
Sent from the front lines of the zombie apocalypse.
Or going to jail for choking the rtard that hit the pole and drove away.
Someone wanna help I can't get the stupid running boards off :/ the bolts r stuck
I have become increasingly belligerent with rusted on bolts. If I can't get them off with PB Blaster after a day or so, it's either impact chisel or angle grinder time. If they are that bad, I'm not going to put them back in anyway. lol
Just curious as to why you didn't go with a wireless bluetooth OBDII plug in? That's what I was planning to do and to hook it up with the torque app
I'd kind of like to see an entire thread about this type of thing. I'm building a "carputer" for my 1970 Eldorado (which obviously doesn't have OBD or even a transistor in it), but I'd like to build something for my WJ. There's a ton of stuff on the Interwebs, but I'd love to hear what people here have done.
Roadtrip to Sweden, for cheap cigaretts and christmas shopping, averaged 1.18l/km ~ 19.9mpg highway doing 120km/h~75mph much improved over 2.5l/km ~ 9.4mpg i got around town when i bought it, looks like maintainance helps
2004 Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 HO Quadradrive
95 ZJ Limited 5.2 Winter Project
Sold 94 ZJ Laredo 4.0 Winter Beater
R.I.P. 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited, 4.7 V8, Quadradrive, Shale Green Metallic, Agate/Carbon interior, Well modded and highly missed :(
It was actually quite easy. I just googled up HID retrofits (doesn't have to be specifically for WJ) and went from there.
I recommend using TheRetrofitSource's Mini H1 projector kit for a first timer. It's basically plug & play once you have the housing disassembled.
1. Remove everything you can from assembly, ie vents, bulbs, clips, etc.
2. Pre-heat oven to 220-250(F) before you put the housing in.
3. Put some cardboard or wood between oven rack and housing.
4. Bake one at a time as you kind of have to move quickly
4a. Get some gloves; I had some high temp gloves from work, but some clean mechanic's gloves should do the trick.
5. Get a buddy to break up the adhesive strings that will form when you separate the housing; if no body... have a box cutter or something handy.
6. If you get adhesive somewhere it doesn't belong just peel a bit of extra off somewhere and stick it to itself and it peels right up.
7. The bottom of the turn signal is fairly level, align the horizontal of the projector to that.
8. The lowbeam shield (OEM) can be removed completely without cutting the reflector; bend it back and forth a few times and the screw holding it in should loosen up enough you can remove it with your fingers.
9. Glue/screw the projector shroud to the projector/ring; one of my shrouds came loose because I trusted the friction fit and I will have to re-separate the housing to repair it.
10. Clean the reflector, lens, etc really well before reassembling; trust me that stray finger print will bug you cause it's so easy to avoid.
11. Good luck on wiring...
(Some of these tips are assuming you used an aftermarket, stock replacement housing; I'm not sure if they would apply to say OEM/Mopar housings.)
Feel free to email/PM me if you need more info on how I worked around something. I'm contemplating making another DIY guide for these Morimoto Minis since most of the other guides were for hacking/gluing OEM/bigger projectors.
2003 V8 Selec-Trac WJ: OME HD, Bilstein 5100, JKS(s), Polk audio, New radiator >.>, Curt rack, HID retrofit, JK wheels, Bushwacker(s)
Soon: Skid(s), Sliders, Bumper(s)
Dream: Expedition WJ
Not near as bad! I'm surprised because I could fix it for under $800 lol
I already have a spare bumper I got from Dillon(jf user) and my factory taillights. 2nd estimate was $1915 with a 5 day turnaround.
I think we all just need a beer. :cheers2: (courtesy of ChrisHager)
This forum is a double edge blade, it's saved me thousands in repairs and cost me thousands in mods
Not near as bad! I'm surprised because I could fix it for under $800 lol I already have a spare bumper I got from Dillon(jf user) and my factory taillights. 2nd estimate was $1915 with a 5 day turnaround.
Take the payout and get a new all steel bumper with tire carrier.