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Unread 11-16-2006, 03:28 PM   #16
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What is PORC? I got my RE BB at flag 4x4 because my buddy with a Tacoma was putting his 2.5" lift on before a big trip and I wanted one too and I had to have it NOW...$279.00+tax. Ouch! I couldn't find any good gear shops in town, and Flag4x4 wanted $875.00 to only re-gear the front and they have a terrible rep. from people I know who have had serious work done by them. On the one hand the guy who is always there, the owner I presume, sold his Jeep. I imagine because of the buisness not being so hot. Now he drives an 80's pontiac car of som sort...Kind of feel bad for the guy but you cant charge that much, treat people like they are retarded and then do shotty work on top of it. We need a little 4Wheelers Supply up here badly. Flag4x4 won't sell me rear swaybar links becasue "most good lifts dont come with them and a lot of guys just throw the rear swaybar away." I mean come on an do a little buisness for cryin out loud. He could even overcharge me and I would pay 'cause the stock plastic ones are crap and aren't too cheap either. Not to turn this into a Flag4x4 sucks thread, but nobody should buy parts from any vendor like this. It already costs enough to buy things for the Jeep anyway.
PORC is http://www.performanceoffroadcenter.com/
I saw that Jeep at the lot on Route 66.
BTW, do NOT remove your rear swaybar. The Jeep WILL be unsafe (IMO) on the road. Extended links are available.

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Unread 11-16-2006, 03:35 PM   #17
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PORC is http://www.performanceoffroadcenter.com/
I saw that Jeep at the lot on Route 66.
BTW, do NOT remove your rear swaybar. The Jeep WILL be unsafe (IMO) on the road. Extended links are available.

Yeah, I know. I have never driven on two wheels before he told me that. The drivers side lifted off during a quick left turn from a stop in Phx. I almost had to change my pants after that. I put it back on immediately, but am missing one link. I cant find just links anywhere, although I should have done it by now. It sucks big time. Thanks to DC I have plastic ones stock I also hate the way it feels off road, all tippy. I want some nice metal links in rear and an anti-rock up front after my stuntman style turn into the Tempe Bank of America. I always tell people about that when I see a "Disco the rear" thread. Terrible advise he gave me, especially since we have the exact same Jeep, 2005 X. Well we used to. I still have mine.
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Unread 11-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #18
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Wired FM Modulator - $40 - listen to tunes other than the radio (no casette or cd player for me, I don't want it stolen)

Flip Rear View Mirror upside down - free - makes view better

Clutch over-ride switch - $5 - I like to have a switch, some permanently disable their clutch safety switch, but I'm still too afraid of accidentally trying to start while still in gear. I've never even tried, but why not be safe rather than sorry. Plus, switches are cool!

Air Horn - $50 - If you have OBA (definitely more than $100), this add-on is a very fun sub-$100 thing...
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Unread 11-16-2006, 04:46 PM   #19
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Chop that bumper -- Free if you have the tools:





Watching Ebay, you can piece together a CB set-up for close to $100. I think I have a little over $100 in mine.

Hella Driving Lights -- Appx. $70

Hockey Puck Seat Lift -- $8 in pucks and about $7 in hardware.
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Unread 11-16-2006, 04:50 PM   #20
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Unread 11-16-2006, 05:21 PM   #21
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Guess it depends on what you already have. I am partial to a skid for the front diff cover. Jeeperman one is pretty cool.
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Unread 11-16-2006, 05:22 PM   #22
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Guess it depends on what you already have. I am partial to a skid for the front diff cover. Jeeperman one is pretty cool.
A steering box skid plate is probably a good idea too
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Unread 11-16-2006, 06:38 PM   #23
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Clutch over-ride switch - $5 - I like to have a switch, some permanently disable their clutch safety switch, but I'm still too afraid of accidentally trying to start while still in gear. I've never even tried, but why not be safe rather than sorry. Plus, switches are cool!
I know I've seen a write up for this, but have lost the link. Anyone have a link to a write up???
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Unread 11-16-2006, 06:41 PM   #24
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Pull your carpet... Free
Sell your carpet on eBay... You get $$$ (I got $35 for my carpet and it was not new at all)
Herculiner kit... $100

Take the money from selling your carpet and use that towards the herc kit and you will be under a $100. Plus pepboys sometimes has it for $70 after a $30 rebate. You will be happy you did that!!!
i got $160 for my carpet
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Unread 11-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #25
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I know I've seen a write up for this, but have lost the link. Anyone have a link to a write up???
i thought it was a free mod
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Unread 11-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #26
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Unread 11-16-2006, 07:53 PM   #27
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I know I've seen a write up for this, but have lost the link. Anyone have a link to a write up???
Not really a write-up, but here's a wiring diagram courtesy of www.webejeepin.com:



Here's a link to the page with his text (not a write-up):

http://www.webejeepin.com/Techtips.htm

If you have any questions, let me know. I've done it. It's only for a 97, as the other year TJs you can just put a fuse in a slot. I guess you could find the wire and add a simple single pole single throw switch, which is even easier.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 06:01 AM   #28
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I remember seeing this write up and thinking I could adapt it for my '06. Thanks for the link reminder.
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Unread 11-17-2006, 06:14 AM   #29
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i got $160 for my carpet
Wow, that would have been nice... Mine was in pretty rough shape... I was kind of surprised to see it go on eBay...

Yeah, CB is another good idea. Watch eBay!!! I paid under $40 shipped for a Cobra CB and antenna. Works great!
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Unread 11-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #30
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Yeah, I know. I have never driven on two wheels before he told me that. The drivers side lifted off during a quick left turn from a stop in Phx. I almost had to change my pants after that. I put it back on immediately, but am missing one link. I cant find just links anywhere, although I should have done it by now. It sucks big time. Thanks to DC I have plastic ones stock I also hate the way it feels off road, all tippy. I want some nice metal links in rear and an anti-rock up front after my stuntman style turn into the Tempe Bank of America. I always tell people about that when I see a "Disco the rear" thread. Terrible advise he gave me, especially since we have the exact same Jeep, 2005 X. Well we used to. I still have mine.
Uhmmm...you do realize that since you only have one link that your rear swaybar still isn't doing any good, right? Both links need to be connected.
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