What did you do to your TJ today? - Page 6607 - JeepForum.com

 320Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #99091 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 08:20 PM
irnmadn88
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,662
Tires are the one thing that I haven't bothered with because they need to go. They are 9 years old based on the date codes...

I have long suspected a minor bent drag link fixed by an alignment and adjustment...

I also know that the track bar bushing is showing movement and so now are the drag link ends...

If I wasn't buying a house, already replaced a battery, replacing two windshields, I would be upgrading to Currie... did I mention the Jeep needs tires?

I curse this Jeep worse than a stripper girlfriend with a snow habit...


Colorado Jeep Club Member #667
irnmadn88 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #99092 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 08:35 PM
686keydragon
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richisinyoface
Pics of the Saturn towing the Jeep? Lol!
. I was too frustrated to think to take pics, but the looks from the other drivers were priceless.
686keydragon is offline  
post #99093 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Richisinyoface
Web Wheeler
 
Richisinyoface's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Trumansburg
Posts: 1,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by 686keydragon View Post
. I was too frustrated to think to take pics, but the looks from the other drivers were priceless.
Im still laughing but wanted to laugh harder!

Just Empty Every Pocket.......yup they are empty all right.................

NRA Life member

Sienna Jeep club member #65
Richisinyoface is offline  
post #99094 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 09:00 PM
686keydragon
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richisinyoface
Im still laughing but wanted to laugh harder!
If it ever happens again I'll take some pics for you.
686keydragon is offline  
post #99095 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 09:47 PM
GringoLoco
Registered User
 
GringoLoco's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,418
Wasn't completely satisfied with the level of heat the aftermarket seat heaters I put in my leather ZJ seats were putting out, so I redid them. First I ripped the 1" thick layer of foam stitched directly to the leather out, so the heaters are now flat against the leather instead of being separated by 1" of foam and the factory heater. Then I cut up a mylar space blanket and taped a piece to the backs of the heaters, directing 100% of the heat toward the leather. Not sure how much of a difference the space blanket made vs the foam removal (I was initially planning on testing each separately but decided I didn't want to screw with it all day), but as I sit here test sitting it my *** is starting to hurt, and not in a fun way. I call that success.

YELLOW Jeep Club Member #5606
13 mpg - edit: 12 mpg
No hi-lift on the hood (yet)
Odd noises
Still can't get it to take off from a treadmill....
GringoLoco is offline  
post #99096 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 09:53 PM
GringoLoco
Registered User
 
GringoLoco's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by 686keydragon View Post
I absolutely love mine. They have taken a serious beating and still are in great shape. I went with the wheel well to wheel well version. Attachment 1524394

OT: replaced my battery over the weekend only to have my alternator give up the ghost today... It seized on my way to work. Smoke pouring from the hood as the belt shredded. Had to get my wife to wake up the kids and bring her Saturn to tow me home. Stole her car for the day to get to work. Picked up a new alternator and belt on the way home. Surprisingly, my 5yr old son actually helped this time. Normally he "helps" for a max of 5 minutes until a neighborhood kid asks him to come play. He helped route the belt and tighten down the alternator. Went for a quick test drive to return the core and we are back in business.

While at the store my son repeatedly asked the sales rep if they had winches that would fit his power wheels truck... I may have to rig something up for him.


Parenting win x2.

YELLOW Jeep Club Member #5606
13 mpg - edit: 12 mpg
No hi-lift on the hood (yet)
Odd noises
Still can't get it to take off from a treadmill....
GringoLoco is offline  
post #99097 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 09:55 PM
irnmadn88
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by GringoLoco View Post
but as I sit here test sitting it my *** is starting to hurt, and not in a fun way. I call that success.

Colorado Jeep Club Member #667
irnmadn88 is online now  
post #99098 of 111704 Old 08-05-2014, 10:26 PM
GringoLoco
Registered User
 
GringoLoco's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by irnmadn88 View Post

YELLOW Jeep Club Member #5606
13 mpg - edit: 12 mpg
No hi-lift on the hood (yet)
Odd noises
Still can't get it to take off from a treadmill....
GringoLoco is offline  
post #99099 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 12:18 AM
Mitchin
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The South
Posts: 1,463
bought some kc 3 spot led

NIGHT CREW #16
Yellow Jeep Club #67

My Build Thread-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mitchin is offline  
post #99100 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 12:32 AM
kjmccar
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Prescott
Posts: 285
I put 10mm class 12.9 screws on the bilstein shocks I installed a few days ago. I really like the new screws and I might upgrade the other side to 10mm from the standard 8mm sometime.
Attached Images
 
kjmccar is offline  
post #99101 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 02:55 AM
Ljcrawler05
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 1,633
Got my 20" led light bar wired up in all of about 20 minutes while my fiance was getting ready for our date, of which she wanted to take the lj for. All I've gotta say is that per dollar spent on light output these are amazing. Ready to get a 50" on there now, but unfortunately it'll be a while. Anyways my 2◊4" led pods came in today so now I've just gotta get my game plan ready for the wiring into the reverse lights. Suppose I'll just run a 5 pin relay with the reverse light signal being the toggle since both are 18 watt lights and that seems high to be using the stock circuit... another option is a 3way switch ... I've got some time to think about it.
Ljcrawler05 is offline  
post #99102 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Welke
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 278
Well after 3 long years I've finally purchased another jeep! Found a 2005 lj with only 39k on the odometer. 1 owner, 6 speed, never taken off pavement. I couldn't be happier to be back!
Attached Images
 
Welke is offline  
post #99103 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 07:14 AM
sgtbookie
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 809
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Welke
Well after 3 long years I've finally purchased another jeep! Found a 2005 lj with only 39k on the odometer. 1 owner, 6 speed, never taken off pavement. I couldn't be happier to be back!
Nice score Welke, any plans for her yet?


2005 LJ Rubicon Sahara #380
sgtbookie is offline  
post #99104 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 07:20 AM
Tonellin
Web Wheeler
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 2,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Welke View Post
Well after 3 long years I've finally purchased another jeep! Found a 2005 lj with only 39k on the odometer. 1 owner, 6 speed, never taken off pavement. I couldn't be happier to be back!
39k?? In 4.0 terms that thing is still in its infancy

congrats man looks very clean

06 LJ Rubicon
http://www.jeep-owner.com/index.php/topic,748.0.html
Tonellin is offline  
post #99105 of 111704 Old 08-06-2014, 07:51 AM
irnmadn88
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ljcrawler05 View Post
Anyways my 2◊4" led pods came in today so now I've just gotta get my game plan ready for the wiring into the reverse lights. Suppose I'll just run a 5 pin relay with the reverse light signal being the toggle since both are 18 watt lights and that seems high to be using the stock circuit... another option is a 3way switch ... I've got some time to think about it.
Not LED's but this link is to the instructions to the PIAA 1500 lights that I have. It has a diagram for install with a 3-way switch into the reverse lights.

http://www.piaa.com/Shared/instructi...0%20Backup.pdf

As for accessing the reverse light wiring, do you have a temp/compass mirror?

Even if you don't, your Jeep may be wired for it (mine is). There could be a wiring loom under the defrost grill on the top of your dash. The end of the loom should be resting just above the glove box and have a white connector at the end facing the passenger A pillar.

IIRC it is the green wire/white tracer or vice versa.

That wiring loom runs down into the dash behind the stereo over to below the steering wheel.

Just behind the stereo is where I tapped the reverse wire for the switch that is mounted on the panel to the right of the rear wiper, defrost, locker switches.

Colorado Jeep Club Member #667
irnmadn88 is online now  
Reply

Tags
modifications , tj

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (3 members and 1 guests)
RKCWLER , TXduck , VARIABLE9
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Not a good day today. :( CHRRRIS TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 39 08-14-2016 05:08 PM
I had fun today! Burnerman YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 06-18-2014 07:12 PM
what i did to my tj today? shovelhead Wrangler General Discussion 6 11-05-2012 01:22 PM
Hit by Bus Today Cooneys08JK JK Wrangler Technical Forum 32 01-07-2012 04:30 PM
New today AZGreenMonster YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 09-02-2010 08:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome