So today my brother and I took on the project of modifying my brush guard to have a 2 inch hitch receiver. Now I am able to have a recovery point, along with a winch or what ever else I would wanna plug in there. The brush guard mounts were 1/4" steel, so we backed that up with some 1/4" square tubing and I had my brother weld it all up. I am really happy with the end product. Much cheaper than a Warn hitch, and should still do me just as well.
Any chance of a whole write up on this? For those of us with brush guards, the lack of from recovery points is a huge deal!
This was all yesterday. I had the day off so I spent some quality time with the Jeep. First thing was changing the oil. It was 27 miles over due... Oops. The I put some bump in the trunk.
Seat still closes just fine.
Put a bass-level controller in
Wired in a kill-switch for the amplifier.
Mounted and wired up a Harbor Freight power inverter while I had the rolls of 4 gauge wire out.
Aaand put the shorty antenna on.
__________________ March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9 On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint. In the garage: M1 4bbl In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
Why is it bad to have higher than normal oil pressure? Mine sits around 3/4 on the gauge
It's never good to have too high or too low oil pressure. I believe in 2003 Jeep switched over to "dummy" oil pressure gauge that don't measure the actual oil pressure at the moment. Look at any GC pre-2003 and under WOT the gauge needle would rise, indicating higher pressure since the engine is working hard. However, on my 2004 the needle sits at a little over halfway all day, never moving, even at WOT. So if your needle sits at 3/4 at idle, there is either something wrong with your engine or the sending unit.