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Unread 09-11-2010, 01:48 PM   #256
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Hey, I recognize those floor mats ^

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Unread 09-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #257
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I did the "rear seat quick-release" mod...best < $10 mod! very easy, and a true design flaw remedy!
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Unread 09-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #258
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Buffed out my headlights. I used several grades of sand paper ending at 2000 and then used the Blue Magic polish. They look better than they started out looking, but I'm still thinking about just replacing them completely. I also changed my air filter and topped off all of my fluids and replaced my light bulb in the engine compartment. And I replaced my hood lifts.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 09:56 PM   #259
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I did the "rear seat quick-release" mod...best < $10 mod! very easy, and a true design flaw remedy!
please explain. as i have no idea of a flaw in the rear seat quick release.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 09:59 PM   #260
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^ http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...oom-wj-608241/

buying the pins for mine soon

To put it in a nutshell the easiest way to do it is to take the seat fold hinges off the crossmember thingy and put 'em on your workbench and then either drill out the rivets on the folding hinges and slide the quick disco pin through or my preferred method will be grind through the centerpin and using pliers pop it out each side then slide the new one through. Grinding for me is faster I dont have the very specific drill bit it requires
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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #261
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that is cool!! but i dont think i would use it. i use my wj more for people hauling than for cargo
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Unread 09-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #262
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wheeled with some friends




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Unread 09-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #263
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Got some recovery gear for it. Now I have front and rear recovery points and the equipment to pull my friends and their non-jeeps out when they get stuck in the snow this winter

The D-ring is rated to 10,000 lbs and the strap has a 6,000lb safe working load 20,000lb breaking strength
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Unread 09-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #264
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Got some recovery gear for it. Now I have front and rear recovery points and the equipment to pull my friends and their non-jeeps out when they get stuck in the snow this winter

The D-ring is rated to 10,000 lbs and the strap has a 6,000lb safe working load 20,000lb breaking strength
that's from HF?
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Unread 09-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #265
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please explain. as i have no idea of a flaw in the rear seat quick release.
there is no quick release...you've gotta mod it

I mainly haul people too, but when I do haul other things, I can't put my seat all the way back because of the damn bottom part of the seat that folds up...it is also annoying that it takes up a couple more inches, keeping alot of things from being able to lay flat. Over the years, it has pissed me off more than once, that's why this mod is awesome, even if I only use it once or twice a year.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #266
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Changed out fluids on my differentials and transfer case. Got the groaning to go away, and also tested the AWD and 4-LO. Everything is in working order.

And PS, taking the rear diff cover off is a pain in the *** compared to doing it on a ZJ. The gas tank is so much lower, meaning that you have to blindly remove the top bolts by reaching to the diff from behind, facing the gas tank. Popped the head off of one screw, but fortunately I was still able to get the cover off, and no leaks after putting it back on.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #267
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long time no see friends! well i moved permanently to montana the first week of august. i have put alot of trail miles on my rig since i last posted. i did however cure my body roll w/addco swaybar and just last week i realized that i needed to have my front adjustable swaybar links really tight. that alone allows me to cruise at 80 hwy, in the wind and i can let go of the wheel and she goes straight down the road for a ways. big improvement. still wasnt completely comfortable after the rear addco but it was way better. now as long as i am ordering parts anyway, ill explain in a minute, i am gonna order an addco front. tommorrow i am buying an 04 subaru outback w/salvage title, leather and loaded, in perfect condition w/81,000 for $8500.yipee!!!! now i can retire the jeep for hunting and fishing purposes only! anyway back to the parts. changed my power steering pump yesterday then the following: several months ago i added a rough country a arm spacer and was warned it was junk. consequently the bolts that came with it sheared off and lost the spacer somewhere in the mountains. in turn, the rear driveshaft yoke bolts sheared off and the driveshaft fell out. good thing i was going slow!!! now i am gonna call iron rock in the morning and order their solid a arm spacer w/hardened bolts and ask about their SYE kit which comes with a custom drive shaft for $349. sounds to good to be true. we'll see. i am gonna replace the a arm ball joint at the same time and add 1" spacers in the rear to level out the jeep(it sags in the back). just when i thought i was bored. HE'S BACK!!!!!!! ron

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Unread 09-12-2010, 08:17 PM   #268
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that's from HF?
well... ermmm... yes. yeahhh. I'm going to give it a good testing beforehand though in a controlled environment. The D-ring setup was only $10 so I really couldnt resist but it was rated for 10k lbs and has lifetime warranty so worst case it fails and I bring it back. plus the welds look to be clean and good quality and the shackle is going through 2x3/4" tabs. Also it wasnt their house brand it was made by a trailer-building company so I trust it. I dont wheel alone and the people I go with all have various hooks and d-ring setups so if it fails I can just borrow one of theirs to get me out. Also, its to add a rear recovery point. I just picked up some factory tow hooks for the front, now I feel confident knowing I have those up front (look a couple posts up)

The strap is rated at normal use of 6,000lb and break strength is 20,000lb. I doubt it will fail pulling a WJ out but the main reason I got this stuff is to help pull my friends' hondas and sedans out of snow-banks and deep snow. I'm pretty careful so I dont think I'd tackle something I know I could get stuck bad in

Wait, why am I trying to justify a harbor freight purchase haha it was cheap enough that it doesnt matter.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 08:41 PM   #269
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well... ermmm... yes. yeahhh. I'm going to give it a good testing beforehand though in a controlled environment. The D-ring setup was only $10 so I really couldnt resist but it was rated for 10k lbs and has lifetime warranty so worst case it fails and I bring it back. plus the welds look to be clean and good quality and the shackle is going through 2x3/4" tabs. Also it wasnt their house brand it was made by a trailer-building company so I trust it. I dont wheel alone and the people I go with all have various hooks and d-ring setups so if it fails I can just borrow one of theirs to get me out. Also, its to add a rear recovery point. I just picked up some factory tow hooks for the front, now I feel confident knowing I have those up front (look a couple posts up)

The strap is rated at normal use of 6,000lb and break strength is 20,000lb. I doubt it will fail pulling a WJ out but the main reason I got this stuff is to help pull my friends' hondas and sedans out of snow-banks and deep snow. I'm pretty careful so I dont think I'd tackle something I know I could get stuck bad in

Wait, why am I trying to justify a harbor freight purchase haha it was cheap enough that it doesnt matter.
lol sorry to put you on the spot i have the same D-ring hitch for the my WJ's rear but have not used it yet. $10 as well
get 50/50 reply's on it

stock tow hooks in the front too.
just i bought a Keeper Recovery Strap With Loops 2"x 30' 10,000 lbs Vehicle Wt. figures if it too long just wrap the point back and have a 15 Ft strap worth the $31 to me lol
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Unread 09-12-2010, 09:09 PM   #270
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Finally got a change to wheel the jeep today, check out my build thread and tell me what you think!!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...40/index4.html
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