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PolkaPower 05-05-2013 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by KyleSekora (Post 15391405)
Haha. When I bought my jeep I wasn't expecting to go anywhere fast. Just saying.
I love my jeep and the sound she makes. I swear its the only pointless mod in planning.

Can you pass inspection in Maryland with a cut out? I would expect them to put in a tracking device and camera on your ZJ. And assign a inspector to ride around without everyday to make sure you are not breaking the law. :laugh:

Effing Maryland lol.

KyleSekora 05-05-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 15391436)

Can you pass inspection in Maryland with a cut out? I would expect them to put in a tracking device and camera on your ZJ. And assign a inspector to ride around without everyday to make sure you are not breaking the law. :laugh:

Effing Maryland lol.

Lol. No you can't. But thankfully you only have to get inspected once and emmisions is only every two years. So every two years I have to take it out and put a piece of pipe in its place.
I wouldn't put it past Maryland. Freaking ridiculous state.

ZJNewbi3 05-05-2013 10:16 AM

Don't know Wisconsin's laws on that but I can tell you I hear plenty of muffler drones going by my house, one used to be my dad til he traded his Dakota in for a new Dodge Journey :brickwall

moparlover1992 05-05-2013 11:48 AM

I love how quick the 318 is in my jeep. It's a pickup motor(granted a small one) in a much lighter unibody jeep... Plenty of power. I can't imagine how fast the niners are... My buddies 96 ram with a 360 blew the doors off a v10 ford in town XD and it had two year old fuel and needed a tune up lol

ZJNewbi3 05-15-2013 08:00 AM

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So I got my new radiator in! Was estimated $500 final total come to $475! (Graduation gift so I didn't pay but got to keep the difference) Also had new hoses put in as well and the guy cleaned all the oil off of my A/C rad. Drove it home and found tranny fluid leaking pretty bad :( called him, took it back, and he noticed he didn't connect the tranny line to the rad tight enough. Fixed the problem, and topped off the tranny fluid. (Guess you could say I got a free tranny flush out of this! :D) I'd probably go back to the shop if needed for any other repairs. One simple mistake.

ZJNewbi3 05-15-2013 08:08 AM

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Also found a broken speaker wire in the rear right door! Going to check the rear left for a broken window motor wire and drivers door for broken light wire this week. Planning on adding 2" of wire in-between the two ends, solder, and shrink tube em.

PolkaPower 05-15-2013 09:01 AM

I paid 120 bucks for my radiator from rock auto and installation was free. You should learn to pick up a wrench and save yourself a ton of money.

JohnCrabtree 05-15-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower
I paid 120 bucks for my radiator from rock auto and installation was free. You should learn to pick up a wrench and save yourself a ton of money.

No kidding. That was my thought exactly. My father was about to pay the dealer $900 to replace my PCM. 2 hours of labor for a PCM?? What the hell? Its 1 bolt and 2 nuts, pull the coolant resivoir, then 4 screws.

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ZJNewbi3 05-15-2013 08:42 PM

This is my first vehicle I've owned and never worked on one before. My uncle said there's too many things that could go wrong with a radiator replacement for me to do it myself plus its my daily driver and if its out of commission I'm screwed. My grandparents also offered to pay for it as my graduation gift.

I don't have the time, skill level, knowledge, or the best tools, to do it myself. So far I've replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, pcm, all speakers, after market headunit, and subwoofer w/amp myself. Soon a BB lift, oil pan gasket, and door pins. The savings from doing the oil pan gasket myself is $450 alone! So I'm obviously not a lazy person.

I'm trying and would love to learn along the way but between family, my job, trying to get a second job, and finishing school there isn't time. When I'm out of school I'll have more time. I'm satisfied with the work done and don't even care about the mistake because we are all humans and not perfect. It's actually my mistake too of not checking the work done before leaving the shop.

Mentioned my uncle because he owned a 1994 4.0L Laredo as his second vehicle. So he knows some things about mine and quite a bit about vehicles. Didn't mean to sound rude here and I know you ment well by telling me I can do it myself but it came off as saying I was lazy.

moparlover1992 05-15-2013 09:07 PM

Hey man I took mine out for some room to work for the water pump replacement and if I had someone else pay I'd save myself the headache too lol. And Ive done a ton of work to my jeep. Plus it would be impolite to do it yourself and take the rest of the cash when it was a gift for a specific purpose.

PolkaPower 05-15-2013 10:32 PM

You did the fuel pump and oil pan gasket but a radiator is too complicated? Maybe I'm missing something here but glad you got it working right.

ZJNewbi3 05-16-2013 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 15439108)
You did the fuel pump and oil pan gasket but a radiator is too complicated? Maybe I'm missing something here but glad you got it working right.

Thank you!!!

ZJNewbi3 05-30-2013 08:24 PM

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Passenger dumped a drink while sitting on the back seat...leaked down to the under-seat storage area and ruined the already horrible factory carpeting. Decided a day later to take out the carpet, and spray down bed liner. Easy clean up, and it looks MUCH better (except my overspray :( ) When I took out the carpet I was in SHOCK at what the pervious owners left. It was FILTY. One of them must of had a child, because there was candy and other little child things. It was horrible.

Cut out the carpet
Pulled the wiring from their holding spots
Un-screwed and un-clipped the amp
Un-screwed the (capacitor [forgot what its called])
taped all holes so spray doesn't get in
sprayed away (I think 3 or 4 coats)

Looks good to me! :D

eagsc7 05-30-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ZJNewbi3 (Post 15500945)
Passenger dumped a drink while sitting on the back seat...leaked down to the under-seat storage area and ruined the already horrible factory carpeting. Decided a day later to take out the carpet, and spray down bed liner. Easy clean up, and it looks MUCH better (except my overspray :( ) When I took out the carpet I was in SHOCK at what the pervious owners left. It was FILTY. One of them must of had a child, because there was candy and other little child things. It was horrible.

Cut out the carpet
Pulled the wiring from their holding spots
Un-screwed and un-clipped the amp
Un-screwed the (capacitor [forgot what its called])
taped all holes so spray doesn't get in
sprayed away (I think 3 or 4 coats)

Looks good to me! :D

Hmm... I hadn't thought about that. Guess this can of truck bed coating I want to play around goes there...:2thumbsup:

ZJNewbi3 06-08-2013 02:42 PM

Didn't update in awhile. Right now I'm getting the final parts for my lift. Got spacers, shocks, and all 4 upper control arms courtesy of moparlover1992! Bought new track bar bushings for front and back and sway bar bushings for front and back. Also getting lower arms from rock auto and buying new coil isolators from IRO. Also bought and cut exhaust pipe for rear post extensions (was cheap and rather be safe than sorry). I'm painting all arms, shocks, and post extensions "safety red". Thought it'd look cool and add some extra protection. Also re-painted my roof rack flat black today. Looked like it was in need of it before it started to rust. Finally I replaced both door pins and bushings in the drivers door. No more sag and feels great!


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