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6th Annual, Beat Your Wife to the Credit Card Sale!Flush Mount LED Bumper Lights, CREERuffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!

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Unread 03-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #241
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Miniwriteup: Newer style shift bezels for renix rigs. If you have the shift bezel with a straight sheet of thin plastic like both of mine came with, you probably hate it. Mine both cracked and got really ugly, and just swapping one from a new rig didn't quite work. New ones protrude forward more and make a nasty CRACK noise whenever you shift into park. Simple solution.

Pop off the handle (be careful). Pop off the bezel. Loosen the screw in the small green circle to give you some room to work. Cut the chunk of plastic in the big green circle. I cut it out completely, but you could probably get away with only a half inch or so of trimming.


Bam, Newer style shift bezel works great now. Get one from a 96, they look rad.


fin.

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Unread 03-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #242
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few mods here!

some a little more pricey but its all well worth it.!

Bed lined floor, for $70 not to bad. its the duplicolor roll on kit from advanced autoparts. it durable to

Next up painted the front and rear diffs. whats needed 2 cans spray on truck bed liner (duplicolor) and cherry red engine spray paint.

My new 4 wheel drive handle. cut off the old rubber handle heated the metal, straightend it. and then cut it off where the metal rod was round. used my tap and die set. spent 40 bucks to buy the handle and its as good as new.

next up Cb antenna mount. mount was 15 bucks just bolted into place drilled a few holes and now the mounts hidden.

and last for now my LED cluster and instrument lights. cost 24 dollars for all the lights.

if you want any info on what i did pm me!
Love the LED gauge lights.....where'd you get them from? These are actually on my list of cheap mods..along with white gauge face overlays and a chrome gauge bezel...thanks for your time
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Unread 03-22-2011, 04:21 PM   #243
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I havent done it but the thicker steering links and swaybar from a V8 zj bolt right up

also Grand seats bolt up to 97+ pedastals

and on older xjs and mjs swaping in a 97+ front clip is farliy inexpensive
So a 97+ front clip will bolt up to my 95?!?!
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Unread 03-22-2011, 04:31 PM   #244
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How big of a lift? I did a 2" for like $75
How?!?! Lol
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Unread 03-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #245
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How?!?! Lol
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Unread 03-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #246
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How?!?! Lol
Go read rocklizard's site. He did 4.5 for about that.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #247
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So a 97+ front clip will bolt up to my 95?!?!
Header panel and fenders are needed for the swap to be done right. Im in the middle of doing mine now.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 12:51 PM   #248
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Header panel and fenders are needed for the swap to be done right. Im in the middle of doing mine now.
Sweet!! Thanks for the info!! Probably gonna do this very soon!! Thanks for your time.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 05:17 PM   #249
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No problem its a great swap i love the look of the newer front end on the older tail gate and tail lights.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #250
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No problem its a great swap i love the look of the newer front end on the older tail gate and tail lights.
You and me both buddy!!
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Unread 03-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #251
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I would really like to know how you did the hookups in your rear cubby.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:22 PM   #252
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keep it goingggg!!
thinking about doing the LED mod looks sick
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Unread 04-06-2011, 08:43 AM   #253
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Mad props to all of the stuff yall have done to your jeeps. I just returned from Iraq about 2 weeks ago and i traded my 2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9 for a 1987 jeep GC Limited and some cash.. I want to lift this thing up about 3 inches maybe more, And get some good 32" tires... Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance guys!
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Unread 04-06-2011, 08:45 AM   #254
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Mad props to all of the stuff yall have done to your jeeps. I just returned from Iraq about 2 weeks ago and i traded my 2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9 for a 1987 jeep GC Limited and some cash.. I want to lift this thing up about 3 inches maybe more, And get some good 32" tires... Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance guys!
I'll only give you suggestions if you never refer to a XJ Cherokee as a Grand Cherokee (ZJ) again
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Unread 04-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #255
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I'll only give you suggestions if you never refer to a XJ Cherokee as a Grand Cherokee (ZJ) again
Fair enough... Again new to it all...
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