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Unread 05-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #181
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You shouldn't need to jack up the Jeep at all. Just make sure its on a level surface so everything is lined up correctly. I had the sway bar bushings swapped in about a half hour. Most of the time was spent loosening all the bolts. I'd definitely soak them good beforehand.

So I was supposed to order a Belly skid before ECCC but my battery is taking a dive on me, looks like $150 out of my pocket! What a load of crap!

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Unread 05-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #182
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right on Chap thanks for the input!

our batteries are so dang expensive... it sucks.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 07:13 PM   #183
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Unread 05-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #184
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Looks good man I like it.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 07:28 PM   #185
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right on Chap thanks for the input!

our batteries are so dang expensive... it sucks.
It seems like a lot of batteries are expensive. My wife's battery on her tahoe(when we had it) when out, and to replace it with an average battery, it was 160 bucks!

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Unread 05-12-2011, 07:35 PM   #186
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You shouldn't need to jack up the Jeep at all. Just make sure its on a level surface so everything is lined up correctly. I had the sway bar bushings swapped in about a half hour. Most of the time was spent loosening all the bolts. I'd definitely soak them good beforehand.

So I was supposed to order a Belly skid before ECCC but my battery is taking a dive on me, looks like $150 out of my pocket! What a load of crap!
You will just have to take it easy then its more then possible to get threw that place without it.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #187
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More exhaust work. Bye bye resonator. Now it's more of a MBRP style exhaust. 3" Cherry Bomb Vortex Muffler, no res, and 4" chrome rolled slant tip.
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Unread 05-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #188
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Today I changed the brake fluid in the 2006 WK. Quite sure it was the original factory stuff still in there, but it was still sort of clear with a brownish tint. I was too lazy to flush the lines and calipers so I just sucked out MC reservoir and refilled with fresh DOT 3 fluid from NAPA.
Also did my 2000 Accord while I had the equipment out. It had been flushed 3 years ago however it looked a little dirter than the Jeep fluid.
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Unread 05-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #189
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Nothin' major. Today I replaced my rear rotors and pads and rotated the tires. Rotors were warped. Never had rear rotors warp on me. They were the originals though with 83,xxx miles on them, so I can't complain. Here are some pics. Cause I know, "if there are no pics, it didn't happen!"
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Unread 05-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #190
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Bud.. more info on that mustang if you will
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Unread 05-15-2011, 07:04 AM   #191
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Bud.. more info on that mustang if you will
It's in my sig.

My first car. Got it when I was 16 and worked on it every night after I got home from football/wrestling practice with my old man.

That's where I learned all my driving skills. A four speed with a Big Block, no power steering, "power assisted" brakes , and so much torque you can spin the tires in third from a standing start. (I can get them to spin if I punch it when doing 60mpg too. That can be a little scary though.)

She's a '68, got her in '90. I used to love it in high school when kids would roll up in the 5.0 fox body mustangs from the late 80's thinkin they were fast. They didn't stand a chance. She's real fast in a straight line, but handles for **** in the turns.

Still stock right now (we did an "original" restore back in the day. Except for all the Shelby stuff. Hood, Trunk, and side scoops). But I think eventually, when I get some time and money, I'd like to mod it. Lower it 2", disk brakes all around, Flaming River steering box, bigger wheels w/ low pro tire for handling (running on 14's right now.), headers, lower racing apron to replace the front bumper, etc.

Right now It needs a rear. Or maybe just a pinion gear. I'm not sure.

I don't use it much because the wifey doesn't like to ride in it. She says she gets whiplash everytime she goes for a ride and smells like exhaust when she gets out. Uh ya, I know.....isn't it great!!

Every couple years I debate selling it and buying a TJ to build into a trail rig. But I can never seem to part with it. Plus it's a good investment. The blue book on it is about 25 g's and going up as there are less and less around. Especially the Big Block. Most have the 289 or 351 as opposed to the 390 or 427. But that doesn't really matter if I don't sell. It has a lot of personal history. It's the car that made me a man. lol

So.... I'll prob keep her forever. The TJ will have to wait. This summer I'm fixing the rear even if I have to charge everything. I need to get her out and shake off the dust.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #192
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Great looking mustang Bud! Yea, the value of you and your old man working on it cannot compare to anything the kbb says, unless it's way up in the 6 figures, lol. I would love to have a car like that but I'd prob get hurt, lol.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #193
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^^^^ that's one sexy mustang you should definitely fix it up this summer. If you ever need a hand let me know.


Today I didn't do anything to my WK but, I did purchase a set of Hella 500 Black Magic Driving lights. They are pretty slim (think the same size as the 500ff). I'm planning on locating them behind the grill not sure how yet but that's the plan. I like that option compared to the outside since I'm gonna have the blacked out look.

It's pretty cool how they work too, it's completely black and then once you turn on the light BAM! bright lights.
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Unread 05-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #194
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Nothin' major. Today I replaced my rear rotors and pads and rotated the tires. Rotors were warped. Never had rear rotors warp on me. They were the originals though with 83,xxx miles on them, so I can't complain. Here are some pics. Cause I know, "if there are no pics, it didn't happen!"
Mine rotors are warped at 40k. What kind did you buy?
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Unread 05-15-2011, 10:22 AM   #195
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Very nice stang! Nothing beats the good ol' muscle cars from back in the days. I will be looking into a 70 challenger in a few years, Not a big fan of modern muscle cars do to all there sensors and what not. I still wouldn't mind a GNX grand national! beauty!
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