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Unread 10-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #316
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Thanks, will do, can't wait to really get my feet wet, or muddy rather!

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Unread 10-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #317
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Would the box your making fit in an xj or is it just for the zj?
It's built for an XJ not a ZJ No way you can fit a 12" sub inside the 1/4 panel on a ZJ. I have one built and ready to go with a 12" MB Quart sub in it. PM me if your interested.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 12:20 AM   #318
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Custom Gauge in Ashtray on 97-01 Cherokee XJ

Here is a modification I just did to my XJ. I put a transmission temperature gauge in the area that houses the ashtray. Gaugeplates.com makes a custom plate that fits this area.

I did have to take my dremel saw and cut out the recessed area that houses the actual removable ashtray. However, it wasn't that big of a deal. The gaugeplate then had 3M adhesive tape which I used to seal the plate.

Here are some photos...
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:07 AM   #319
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Here is a modification I just did to my XJ. I put a transmission temperature gauge in the area that houses the ashtray. Gaugeplates.com makes a custom plate that fits this area.

I did have to take my dremel saw and cut out the recessed area that houses the actual removable ashtray. However, it wasn't that big of a deal. The gaugeplate then had 3M adhesive tape which I used to seal the plate.

Here are some photos...
Nice work!
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Unread 11-02-2011, 09:32 AM   #320
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Looks good, I put oil psi and trans temp on the a pillar. What kind of gauge did you use? Mechanical or electronic?

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Unread 11-02-2011, 11:16 AM   #321
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The gauge I used was a Sunpro gauge I purchased at Pep Boys. I bought a really fancy gauge from Marshall Instruments but it turned out to be defective. I think the cheap gauge from Pep Boys goes better with the Cherokee Decor anyway.

The gauge is both a mechanical and electrical gauge from what I understand. It can be used for either setup.

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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #322
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cool deal, its a must for an AW4 and wheeling, them little buggers get HOT even with a trans cooler.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #323
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Anyone have any idea what the average running temperature and/or low and high temperature range for a AW4 transmission on a 97-01 XJ?
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:48 PM   #324
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from what ive noticed in mine it will run usually around 140-180 on a warm day, but sitting in traffic sometimes 200+ but then i just turn my fan on and she cools down. but its just like anything else 220-230 i would be worried.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:53 PM   #325
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That's a huge range. 200 seems pretty high doesn't it? Im convinced my old transmission blew out because it overheated. I'd like to prevent this new one from the same fate.

Since I put on my transmission cooler mine has been running around 120 degrees on average. I notice it starts to heat up when your idling like you said. I'm just wondering how much it will heat up when towing a small boat (1,800 lbs).
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Unread 11-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #326
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Forgot to mention I'm pushing a front JCR pre runner winch bumper with a winch and cover. So my airflow is restricted some. But I plan on doing hood vents to get rid of the heat soak issue
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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #327
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Woodgrain Dash Trim Console on a 97-01 XJ

I found a woodgrain dash trim console on eBay that was originally in a limited edition XJ. The sides of the panel were a kind of greyish color so I painted them black to match my dash. I like the way it came out. It looks a little bling, but I think it breaks up the black.

What do you guys think?

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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #328
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looks great!
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:12 AM   #329
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Looks good, I put oil psi and trans temp on the a pillar. What kind of gauge did you use? Mechanical or electronic?

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What kind of pillar did you gave to buy? Or do they actually make one for our XJ's?
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Unread 11-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #330
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I found a woodgrain dash trim console on eBay that was originally in a limited edition XJ. The sides of the panel were a kind of greyish color so I painted them black to match my dash. I like the way it came out. It looks a little bling, but I think it breaks up the black.

What do you guys think?

Gabe
Looks good buddy!! I put a woodgrain dash bezel in my white '95 4dr DD....breaks up the grey.

Nice detail work on painting the grey, black.
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