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Unread 12-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #2146
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Replaced the egr. What an easy job. 1/2 hour and I was back up and running. No more bucking and stuttering and mpg went up.

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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:02 PM   #2147
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I was bored so decided to do something I haven't seen yet. Look at the caliper!
Looks good, but you should paint the caliper first. Mine are about 4 years old in the pic. That was after cleaning them up. I'm debating reversing the colors and painting the caliper black with red lettering. Good look though.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #2148
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Did a full body damage assessment from wheeling at Uwharrie on Saturday - everything looked good and is running well. Was running pretty low on power steering fluid so I topped that off. Installed some new reverse lights, and some side lights on the cargo rack (no more using my reverse lights as sliders) - for those who remember where my reverse lights used to be. Driver side mounting bracket got a little loose on my 4xG RG2 - so I tightened that. I'll toss a couple pics up of the lights tomorrow morning.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:15 PM   #2149
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Looks good, but you should paint the caliper first. Mine are about 4 years old in the pic. That was after cleaning them up. I'm debating reversing the colors and painting the caliper black with red lettering. Good look though.
I know, I was planning on it. How you'd paint the letters and caliper different?
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #2150
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Body color right?? I wanna do this for my 05 lights. Are you doing an 08 conversion nate??
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #2151
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wow omelet, those look amazing ... I've been keeping up with a few of the things you did and they're awesome ..... if only i had the confidence you do lol

those are going to look sick when your done
Thanks Man! I have been sitting on these for a month now and it has been killing me! I wanted to wait until I was on leave so I wouldn't rush the project.


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Body color right?? I wanna do this for my 05 lights. Are you doing an 08 conversion nate??
Yep! Color matching them Khaki. I am not doing a complete conversion, just the lights!


Here is how it looks finished, well with paint at least



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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #2152
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I know, I was planning on it. How you'd paint the letters and caliper different?
I painted the calipers, then after they were dry went back with a paint pen and did the letters by hand.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #2153
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Can't wait to see it I'm doing mine after Christmas I hope
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Unread 12-18-2011, 07:48 PM   #2154
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I painted the calipers, then after they were dry went back with a paint pen and did the letters by hand.
What tape did you use to tape it off?
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Unread 12-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #2155
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Drove a 2010 s limited on Saturday. Probably the sweetest car I have ever been in. Those seats just wrap around you. Its like sitting in your living room chair! Words can not describe the beauty of that jeep. 30 gs for it though, only 16000 miles on it!

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Unread 12-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #2156
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Drove a 2010 s limited on Saturday. Probably the sweetest car I have ever been in. Those seats just wrap around you. Its like sitting in your living room chair! Words can not describe the beauty of that jeep. 30 gs for it though, only 16000 miles on it!

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i dont think thats a bad price for last years jeep with 16k on the clock could probably talk them down a few grand to make you feel like your getting a "deal" lol
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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #2157
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What tape did you use to tape it off?
??? No tape.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:16 PM   #2158
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Did you take the caliper off when you painted it or left it on? The reason I asked what tape was because I was trying to tape it off on the brake and I was using painters tape and it was most def not working?
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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #2159
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The kit I used came with a really good cleaner/degreaser that I used first. The tape probably isn't sticking cause there's grease or oil residue. Also, mine was a brush on paint, no spray.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 11:53 PM   #2160
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Replaced the egr. What an easy job. 1/2 hour and I was back up and running. No more bucking and stuttering and mpg went up.
What exactly is the egr? How did you replace it and how much did it cost? I am trying to do everything I can to gain some mpgs.
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