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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:11 PM   #37651
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Yeah it's always something to work on....I'm known as the Mail Deliverance guy in my jeep club due to the rhd jeep.

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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:27 PM   #37652
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I picked up the muffler from eighty feet behind me on the road and put it in the rear after pulling up some of the carpet so it wouldn't melt like the gym shorts i picked it up with.

I kicked it. Hard.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #37653
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I shampooed my carpets and seats for a 2nd time, and the soft top for the first time to get rid of the cigarette smell from the previous owner. It was a success, no more smoke smell.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #37654
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sealed the cap window so it dont leak, cleaned the cab, and right now im out installing the window tint on the cap!! hope all goes well!!
hell with doing the window tint... hate ripples and sucked... will get the windows tinted at the glass shop one day...
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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:17 PM   #37655
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basically i been working on my dana 44 here and there all day. Pulled all the cables and lines off. I popped the diff cover and I then sprayed and cleaned it with brake cleaner. I then went to harbor freight and bought some wire brushes and stuff to get to it. You can read more and see more pics here!/

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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:19 PM   #37656
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Ripped a hard top wiring harness out of a junkyard TJ, set it into my 99 now have no idea for the rest and don't want to have pros do it and don't want to spend more than $50 on parts
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Unread 08-22-2010, 04:31 AM   #37657
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mine has ran 210 constant since i drove it home from the dealer brand new back in 05
Your Jeep came with a transmission temp gauge new from the dealer? I didn't know that was an available option (not trying to be a jerk, I seriously didn't know). That's awesome, I had to get an aftermarket AutoMeter for mine and it was a little bit of a pain to install.

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yep. It should run at 210.
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thats what i thought
Engine temp yes but for my auto trans 210 is a bit high in my opinion. Even on 100 degree days I'm usually just shy of 200 on the road (trans temp). Heat is not a friend of auto trans fluid hence the common reference to "smelling burned fluid" when you are having trans problems.

From Automatic Transmission Fluid :

Most ATF can withstand normal operating temperatures of around 200 degrees F for tens of thousands of miles. But if the temperature of the fluid rises above 220 degrees F the fluid starts to break down quickly. Above 300 degrees, fluid life is measured in hundreds, not thousands of miles. And above 400 degrees, the fluid can self-destruct in 20 to 30 minutes!

If his transmission is getting so hot that it is melting coins into his center console then I'd say he is on borrowed time until things start going south.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 07:29 AM   #37658
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Got my smoked turn signals!

Jeep is stealth now and it looks sick! Much better than I was anticipating.





On with headlights
One of the first Jeeps I've seen with smoked signals that look REALLY good.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 07:57 AM   #37659
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Ripped a hard top wiring harness out of a junkyard TJ, set it into my 99 now have no idea for the rest and don't want to have pros do it and don't want to spend more than $50 on parts
why didnt you just buy that hard top, coulda got it and get what you wanted and sold the cap
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Unread 08-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #37660
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why didnt you just buy that hard top, coulda got it and get what you wanted and sold the cap
It's a junkyard hard top was long gone along with anything in the dash. Life is that simple. Anyway only paid $500 for the hard top so it was a steal!
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:20 AM   #37661
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One of the first Jeeps I've seen with smoked signals that look REALLY good.
Mine are smoked....old pic...but it was handy...you dont like mine????
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:24 AM   #37662
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They look awful.......Jk! Looks good....are you fenders painted too?
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:28 AM   #37663
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2006_sport, those smoked turn signals look great on your rig
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #37664
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One of the first Jeeps I've seen with smoked signals that look REALLY good.
Thanks a lot man! I was really skeptical about getting them. But I'm glad I did
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:36 AM   #37665
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They look awful.......Jk! Looks good....are you fenders painted too?
Everything from the hood line down is rock guarded...It has a rough feel, but works awesome...
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