since i have the day off tomorrow, i figured it was probably a good day to drop off the jeep for the dealer to take another crack at the door rattle. also, i mentioned to them to check out the slight "clunk" in the front suspension and steering. they are also going to check out what i would call a throttle delay.
i told them to throw in a oil change for my troubles
...we'll see if they charge me for it.
i didn't pay for the oil change!
not b/c they weren't charging me, but b/c i found a coupon for a free oil change. lol...
anyway, i've been like a cigarette smoker at a "non-smoking" bar for the last couple of days; today i even had to take the pimpala to work...talk about a downgrade
it feels good to have the jeep back...even better to get it back and mysteriously the "clunk" is gone. they said they looked everywhere (like i had) and couldn't find anything loose in the suspension or steering components, but that "they took a wrench to everything." (<coughing> bllsht)
the door rattle was also addressed again. more grease. more adjusting. 3 strikes and they're out, fellas. my rules.
as for the delay, i guess chalk it up to "electronic throttling" ??? ...they ran diagnostics and didn't find any power loss. i'm gonna keep my eye on it though...it's not an "off the line" type issue, it's more mid-throttle mid gear.
I changed out my coils and had clamps like that, they make it easier. The only trouble I had was taking out giant rear coils with all other suspension stock , my jeep was half-ish lifted when I bought it, I went to Rubi springs too. Nice Jk
...if the weather clears a little, i'm gonna try to put the coils and shocks in today. i think my cousin said he was going to come over later to help.
well my cousin came over...but he didn't stay long.
the weather cleared, but i decided to wash out and clean/organize the garage. it's been nasty since the pups and whatnot. this week i'm gonna get some weather stripping or rubber stripping for the door to seal it...
...i bought a window a/c unit at the end of last summer off of ebay. i've got to work on sealing and insulating the big door but i should have the a/c in by summer.
anyway. i was also a little apprehensive doing the swap b/c i never have done one before and i was also by myself. so...i've been looking around and found this good writeup
that line is what the bumper/fog lights tap into on Sahara/Rubi models... very handy to tap into for xtra lighting
Now: Rubicon Express 2.5" lift, Warn Rock Crawler Front bumper with hoop, Warn XD9000i, K&N Air Filtration, AEV Snorkel with Pre-Filter, Diff and tranny breather extenders, Fire suppression system
Soon: 1.5" Body Lift, Warn Rock Crawler Rear Bumper, Lockpick, Rear DVD, Front and Rear Camera's, 35" BFG A/T's, 2 Warn SDB-160HBE Lights
mount your lights and run your wires from the front to the back (you'll only need the y'd off black wire (connected to the black wires of each of the lights...the blue wires splice together and ground to metal part of bumper). follow the oem wrapped wires back to your passenger wheel well then up. you'll see a grommet that runs wires from inside/outside the jeep.
use a tool like this (1st pic; 6" piece of hanger, it was straight but bent in process) to push/pull the wires through...you'll need the light lead the pos lead and neg lead. (i forgot the neg lead but was able to tape it to the black wire and pull back through.)
mount the remote relay and connect wires (red is power-in, white is power-out, blacks are ground and can be spliced together, blue is the antenna and should just dangle like d's)
if you did everything correctly...the lights should turn on when you press the "on" button on the remote after you reconnect everything