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Unread 11-02-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
Dunns1983CJ7
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Should I redo my electrical wiring? 1983 CJ7

Hey Everyone,
I own a 1983 CJ7 which i have been doing alot of work to. I am now looking at rewiring the electrical systems. I wanted to know if this was even worth atempting. My jeep is street legal but still can use some work. The wires themselves look to be in some rough shape. I do not have any experiance with electircal systems so any helpo would be greatly appriciated.
Is this a do it yourself job or a take it to a mechanic or dealership job?
how much would a full rewiring cost and how much time would it take?
Is it worth the effort if it runs well and passes inspection?
Is there any risk with not replaceing the wiring?
will replacing the wiring help my over all preformance?

thank you in advance! Any help is greatly appriciated!
i will try to upload pics as soon as i can.

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Unread 11-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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When I bought my Jeep it came with a new Centech wiring harness. I have read a alot of threads on this forum, and I've especially noted all of the electrical problems a lot, and I mean a lot of guys here have had. I am happy to say with the new wiring harness, plus all of the dedicated ground wires I ran, I've only had wiring problems I've created myself, which have been few. I think new wiring will save you a lot of headaches down the road, especially with some research on here. I'd start with these:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/de...s-pics-849006/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/be...hammer-833631/

Anything by Jeephammer is great. John Strenk also knows alot about wiring.
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