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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #75286
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #75287
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Finished my DIY Highline and gave him a good washing. TONS of metal dust particles in every able crevasse of my Jeep...and shoes. Had to tweeze a few pieces out that made their way down in.

Waiting on my new Rubicon decal and touch up paint.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #75288
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Received a brake controller for the TJ from etrailer.com. This goes along with the 7-way wiring harness I have to finish installing. I don't plan to tow anything heavy, just a small trailer for camping gear, that will have it's own brakes.

Where did you get your 7 wire kit. And is it a plug and play kit as far as the tail lights go?
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Unread 10-11-2012, 11:44 PM   #75289
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Got quoted $560 to install an SYE and new driveshaft.... haaaaa next joke. For that much, I think I can find the time and skills inside of me to do it myself.
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Unread 10-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #75290
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Got quoted $560 to install an SYE and new driveshaft.... haaaaa next joke. For that much, I think I can find the time and skills inside of me to do it myself.
They quoted me $600 here to rebuild my driveshafts and all they "needed" were new u-joints...I'm not even certain they needed those, but I drove home for the weekend and did it myself for around $100 worth of Ujoints
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Unread 10-12-2012, 01:01 AM   #75291
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Well, it brakes like crap. HOWEVER, I don't think I completely bled the lines, and I haven't done the all-important break-in on the Black Magic pads. I'll report back in a couple days.
Ok, so I broke in the Black Magic pads. Stops a lot better, but I still need to bleed the brakes again, as the pedal is very squishy. Gonna have to wait until after this business trip (currently 7 time zones away from the Jeep).
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Unread 10-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #75292
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Bought some materials to build a rear bumper!
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Unread 10-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #75293
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Finished my DIY Highline and gave him a good washing. TONS of metal dust particles in every able crevasse of my Jeep...and shoes. Had to tweeze a few pieces out that made their way down in.

Waiting on my new Rubicon decal and touch up paint.
That looks really good actually. Could you post up more angles and an under hood shot?
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Unread 10-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #75294
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Got quoted $560 to install an SYE and new driveshaft.... haaaaa next joke. For that much, I think I can find the time and skills inside of me to do it myself.
Does that include the SYE and shaft, or is that just labor? If that includes, that's not too bad. But if just labor, definitely do it yourself. All you need is some good snap ring pliers and a socket set.
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Unread 10-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #75295
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Does that include the SYE and shaft, or is that just labor? If that includes, that's not too bad. But if just labor, definitely do it yourself. All you need is some good snap ring pliers and a socket set.
That was me providing everything, with the transfer case out from under the Jeep. He said that he thought it would take 6-8 hours... Not sure how accurate that is, as I haven't done one before, but I kinda lost trust in him when he told me I didn't need adjustable uppers.. I figure if it's saving five hundy, I'll muster up the courage to do it myself..
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Unread 10-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #75296
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That was me providing everything, with the transfer case out from under the Jeep. He said that he thought it would take 6-8 hours... Not sure how accurate that is, as I haven't done one before, but I kinda lost trust in him when he told me I didn't need adjustable uppers.. I figure if it's saving five hundy, I'll muster up the courage to do it myself..
Definitely do it yourself then. I just did mine this past weekend, and, Although I had it on a lift, I think I could have done it Under my carport. Just make sure you have the right snap ring pliers, and it won't take long.
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Put the top up for the first time in over 6 Months...
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Unread 10-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #75298
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Took the doors off yesterday and after work today hit up a sand pit and had some fun! Sad this is the first time I've put it in 4wd in about six months after I adjusted linkage

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Unread 10-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #75299
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That was me providing everything, with the transfer case out from under the Jeep. He said that he thought it would take 6-8 hours... Not sure how accurate that is, as I haven't done one before, but I kinda lost trust in him when he told me I didn't need adjustable uppers.. I figure if it's saving five hundy, I'll muster up the courage to do it myself..
Took me 3 hrs start to finish in my driveway, laying on the ground...and I had never done one before...
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Unread 10-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #75300
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Where did you get your 7 wire kit. And is it a plug and play kit as far as the tail lights go?
Here you go: http://www.justforjeeps.com/trtowwihakit2.html

It's the Mopar kit for an LJ, but it fits a TJ too. The rear end plugs in to the passenger side rear tail lights. Then it runs to the front, with a wire inside for a brake controller, then wires through the hood for power. It's easy instructions.

Tomorrow hopefully I'll finish getting the wires zip tied as they snake through the Jeep, and then get the 7-way connector mounted under the rear bumper (probably against the gas tank skid), then work on wiring the brake controller.

P.S. I didn't exactly follow the instructions as I have an after-market rear bumper. The instructions are for the stock bumper with a tow-hitch under the bumper. My AtoZ rear bumper has a built in 2" tow-hitch so my writing from the bumper goes around the gas tank on the passenger side.
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