Schwo's WK Build - Page 6 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum > Schwo's WK Build

USA Standard Chromoly Front Axle Shaft Kits with Dana 30 4Eliminate Hood Flutter!!!Offset Tie Rod Kit From RuffStuff!

Reply
Unread 07-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #76
azredneck
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schwo

So, I've been running the 75 program and I can confirm I've seen a few mpg increase. Great news, but as soon as I add bigger tires I'm sure it will disappear. Might just opt for a performance setting and sell a little more plasma..
I picked one up a few weeks ago, and have been running the economy tune with 91oct, I'm averaging 18 in town and 22-26 hwy depending on speed. I'm happy with it

azredneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #77
S1L3NT_WH33L3R
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schwo
Happy 4th of July! Did some peak bagging and washed the Jeep...finally.

Got my camera working again. Here's some pics of my lights (and I also added some ARB D-rings with isolators).
Still need to aim them a bit and get a feel for the coverage.
I like the light setup, they all wired up?
__________________
'05 WK Limited, QD-II, 5.7L HEMI, Volant Cold Air Intake, Aries Taillight Guards, Rola Roof Rack, Cobra CB, Firestik Antennas, Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, OME HD lift, 285/70-17 GY Duratracs, Spidertrax Spacers, Superchips Programmer, Steel Armadillo Super Sliders
~Jeep makes it HEMI shakes it~Ain't Nothing Humble about that HEMI Rumble~
S1L3NT_WH33L3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #78
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Yea, got'em wired up last weekend. They don't create a mass amount of light, but they definitely throw a lot more light than without and the price was right.
img_0718.jpg   img_0719.jpg   img_0720.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #79
S1L3NT_WH33L3R
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schwo
Yea, got'em wired up last weekend. They don't create a mass amount of light, but they definitely throw a lot more light than without and the price was right.
Really? I thought those WARNs were pretty bright?
__________________
'05 WK Limited, QD-II, 5.7L HEMI, Volant Cold Air Intake, Aries Taillight Guards, Rola Roof Rack, Cobra CB, Firestik Antennas, Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, OME HD lift, 285/70-17 GY Duratracs, Spidertrax Spacers, Superchips Programmer, Steel Armadillo Super Sliders
~Jeep makes it HEMI shakes it~Ain't Nothing Humble about that HEMI Rumble~
S1L3NT_WH33L3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #80
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
I guess im comparing them to the massive led light bars like Omelet's, but yea they do the trick. I'll post some night pics with them for comparison.
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #81
S1L3NT_WH33L3R
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schwo
I guess im comparing them to the massive led light bars like Omelet's, but yea they do the trick. I'll post some night pics with them for comparison.
Cool appreciate it man
__________________
'05 WK Limited, QD-II, 5.7L HEMI, Volant Cold Air Intake, Aries Taillight Guards, Rola Roof Rack, Cobra CB, Firestik Antennas, Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, OME HD lift, 285/70-17 GY Duratracs, Spidertrax Spacers, Superchips Programmer, Steel Armadillo Super Sliders
~Jeep makes it HEMI shakes it~Ain't Nothing Humble about that HEMI Rumble~
S1L3NT_WH33L3R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #82
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
So I had these el cheapo fog lights laying around and decided to throw them on my rack as side lighting. I think they turned out pretty good and once they shoot craps I can just replace the lights (and the cheap switch) and the wiring will already be ran. Now I just need to drive in the dark some time...
img_0736.jpg   img_0735.jpg   img_0726.jpg   img_0727.jpg   img_0731.jpg  

__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #83
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Here's some shots of my actual lights at night. I didn't like how the light pattern shots turned out so I'll re-shoot them later. I really like the side lights. They work great. Went through Jack-in-the-Box last night and they hadn't turned on their outdoor lights (even though it was dusk) so I had to use mine to light the drive through menu just to order.
light-show-9-.jpg   light-show-16-.jpg   light-show-13-.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #84
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Here's what I spent the last few days on. I was re-torquing the front end after installing the OME HD suspension a few weeks back and the sway bar/stabilizer bar/linkage bar lower bolt snapped (before even reaching 80ft lbs.) Had to extract the bolt and then re-tap the threads inside the lower control arm. Good times.
bolt-repair-jul-12-11-.jpg   bolt-repair-jul-12-4-.jpg   bolt-repair-jul-12-2-.jpg   bolt-repair-jul-12-3-.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #85
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Threw the front Spidertrax spacers on while I was re-torquing the front end. Also picked up new rear brake pads and rotors today. I want to change them out before threadlocking the rear Spidertrax. I'm digging the increased tire track on the front. After the rear brakes, I'll do the rear fender and front pinch weld mods...then ready to test fit some new rubbers. Have an in at Big O' and am looking at the Nitto Terra Grapplers in 285 or 265x70R17.
bolt-repair-jul-12-7-.jpg   bolt-repair-jul-12-8-.jpg   bolt-repair-jul-12-9-.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-19-2012, 06:23 AM   #86
cby7715
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 88
What size/pitch tap did you use to re-do those threads? I'm in the same boat
__________________
05 WK 4.7 QTII: Pinch weld...1.5" Spidertrax...Mesh Grill...OME HD...265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors

07 JK Sahara: 2" RC Spacer Lift...33x12.50 BFG A/T KO's...Black Mesh Grill
cby7715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #87
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by cby7715 View Post
What size/pitch tap did you use to re-do those threads? I'm in the same boat
If its the same bolt, it'll be the M12 1.75 tap. You can verify by using the equivalent die disk on your replacement bolt. It should screw on just like a nut.
Also, You may not want to tap all the way through b/c the bolt tapers ever so slightly at the end and may not seat perfectly if you widen the end threads. You'll be able to check your progress from the under side of the control arm, since the bolt protrudes out the back side. I should have used a smaller extractor b/c I think I jiggered the last few threads up and now the bolt won't torque all the way down. I'll have to work that issue out next. I may need to insert a Heli-Coil. It's always something...good luck
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-20-2012, 04:33 AM   #88
cby7715
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 88
Thanks for the info. Let us know how the heli-coils work!
__________________
05 WK 4.7 QTII: Pinch weld...1.5" Spidertrax...Mesh Grill...OME HD...265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors

07 JK Sahara: 2" RC Spacer Lift...33x12.50 BFG A/T KO's...Black Mesh Grill
cby7715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #89
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Just spent a great weekend in Ft. Collins hitting up every brewery in sight. Good times. Just too much knocking from that lower stabilizer bolt. It's effectively stripped out. May go the heli-coil route or just take it to my mechanic. Tonight, however, I was able to install my new rear brake pads and rotors. The old rotors were certainly rusted in place. Hammer-time!

Some before and after shots. These were the original pads/rotors! 77,000 miles!
rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-14-.jpg   rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-2-.jpg   rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-11-.jpg   rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-5-.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #90
Schwo
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 114
Both sides had the strip of rust/no brake contact patch running around the outer edge. I'll watch the new ones to makes sure its not something with the calipers/pistons
rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-18-.jpg   rear-brake-rotor-job-jul-12-16-.jpg  
__________________
[COLOR="Blue"][B]SCHWO[/B][/COLOR]

Black '05 WK Hemi & '76 CJ5 AMC 304 V8

[COLOR="DarkRed"]WK Build Thread: [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/schwos-wk-build-1364837/[/URL][/COLOR]
Schwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.