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post #16 of 76 Old 09-29-2017, 08:46 AM
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I have a similar 06 TJ, (Orange). Bought it with 33's running on 3.73. Planning to regear at some point.

thanks for the pics and vids, great job!

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post #17 of 76 Old 09-30-2017, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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I have a similar 06 TJ, (Orange). Bought it with 33's running on 3.73. Planning to regear at some point.

thanks for the pics and vids, great job!
Awesome! Nice Jeep. I'm thinking about buying a junked Rubicon and stealing the axles & t-case from that. Then eventually regearing to 4.88

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My Jeep So Strong!

Had something absolutely hilarious today... Someone hit my car. But the only damage was to their vehicle! Check out the pictures below
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Changing Spark Plugs

An easy one today... Noticed one of my spark plugs was corroded when fixing the OPDA. Decided to replace it.


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post #20 of 76 Old 10-06-2017, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Bumper & Winch!!!

Big upgrades today! Got a front bumper and winch, ready to hit my first off-road park here in WA later this weekend!

Took forever to drill the proper mounting holes for the winch but otherwise installation was pretty straight forward.

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post #21 of 76 Old 10-06-2017, 09:53 PM
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Big upgrades today! Got a front bumper and winch, ready to hit my first off-road park here in WA later this weekend!
Congrats - looks amazing!

What off-road park in WA are you going to go to? I've never been to one and am fairly new to jeeping and am based in Bellevue, WA.
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post #22 of 76 Old 10-07-2017, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Check out this website: http://www.nwjeepn.com/WAtrails.htm

I'm going to go to Tahuya this weekend. I'm taking a friend who is brand new to Jeeping and Tahuya is known for being easier than most others

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Check out this website: http://www.nwjeepn.com/WAtrails.htm

I'm going to go to Tahuya this weekend. I'm taking a friend who is brand new to Jeeping and Tahuya is known for being easier than most others
Very cool - I'll have to check that out sometime soon. I'm new to Jeeping as well so easier sounds like the right speed to start out on.
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PNW Wheeling

Just a few clips from Tahuya and Evan's Creek ORV parks!


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Building my own WiFi-Controlled Engine Computer

Finally! My magnum opus in the Jeep mod world. After 7 months of working on this project I have an Arduino with a wifi chip connecting to my OBD2 wifi adapter to read in engine diagnostics which I can then manipulate to control things in the car.

I'm using it first to control the Idle Air Control valve (IAC) which hasn't worked in my Jeep in four years.

Here's a picture of the wiring diagram. Couldn't power it directly from the Arduino so I had to PWM it with a MOSFET. screen-shot-2018-02-10-6.23.18-pm.jpg

Here's the youtube video!


And here's the google doc with ALL of the information https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

Here's a sample of the code:
void loop() {

int rpm = obd2.RPM(); //Read current RPM
Serial.print("RPM is: ");
Serial.print(rpm);

int ect = obd2.ECT(); //Read current engine coolant temperature
Serial.print(", engine coolant temperature is: ");
Serial.print(ect);

int tps = obd2.ThrottlePosition(); //Read current throttle position percentage
Serial.print(", and throttle position is: ");
Serial.print(tps);
Serial.println("%.");

if (ect <= 75.0) {
iacOutput = 9.0; //9V max for IAC, min is 5V
}
else {
iacOutput = ((-2.0 / 212.0) * ect) + 7.0; //y = mx+b ||| iacOutput = (slope * temp) + maxIacOutput
}

Serial.print("Voltage sent to Idle Air Control Valve: ");
Serial.println(iacOutput);
iacOutput = modifiedMap(iacOutput, 0.0, 10.0, 0.0, 1023.0);

if ( tps < 17) { //rpm is read higher than it actually is for some reason, so raised the limit. Add something for going downhill
analogWrite(iacOutPin, iacOutput); // in gear?
delay(10);
}
else {
analogWrite(iacOutPin, 0);
}

digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, LOW); // Running the code for blink on Arduino to see if it is functioning or not
delay(1000); // if blue LED stays on the Arduino needs a reset
digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH);

delay(3000);
}

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post #26 of 76 Old 04-14-2018, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Coil Spacers

Finally got around to installing coil spacers - I decided to do this after installing the winch and bumper to account for the droop with the extra weight.

Turned out to be a lot of work just for an extra 5/8" but hey, it was worth it in the long run


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post #27 of 76 Old 06-16-2018, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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I Flipped My Jeep! (And got headlights)

I flipped my jeep. Just a really bonehead mistake on an easy section of trail. I had the jeep righted in only 19:12 with the help of my buddy and have zero damage to the jeep!


Also I got new headlights

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post #28 of 76 Old 07-29-2018, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Installing Currie Tie Rod & Drag Link

Finally got around to replacing the 5/8" Diameter Tie Rod & Drag Link with a beefier 1.25" Currie Tie Rod & Drag Link.

I definitely notice less bump steer and shaking of the steering wheel with this.

Changing the power steering lines, pump, reservoir, and adding a cooler next!


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post #29 of 76 Old 08-04-2018, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Rebuild

Replaced my power steering pump, pulley, and reservoir with PSC upgrades. Also replaced the steering hoses and added a cooler! Oh and a Poison Spyder steering gear box skid plate too.


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post #30 of 76 Old 10-02-2018, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Paracord Grab Handles

I removed my step to get into the jeep and decided to get some grab handles so I wasn't pulling on the steering wheel. Made my own and it was super easy!

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