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post #47431 of 49152 Old 08-28-2018, 08:58 AM
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Yeah, they all just stuck on, a soft plastic putty knife and some decal/adhesive remover and time.

I left the 4x4 badges on the rear fenders and the V8 on the hatch.

My original plan was to leave the "Limited" badge where it was on the right side and move it closer to the front of the door on the left side, but I like the look of the Overland badge on the fender so.
Grab your better half's hairdryer, a little heat and they peel right off usually taking the adhesive with it.


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post #47432 of 49152 Old 08-28-2018, 09:52 AM
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Removing decals, tint, stickers, ect is much easier with a little portable steam cleaner for clothes. You can get them at Walmart, Target, ect for about $20. Less risk of paint damage and the moisture will release adhesives from the vehicle so you don't have to go back with a solvent or scraper.
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post #47433 of 49152 Old 08-28-2018, 10:25 AM
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Buttoned up the wife's WJ last night...took longer to clean up the garage thankfully. So far so good, no leaks however I still need to take some degreaser to the underside and clean everything up real well to monitor moving forward.



The biggest noticeable difference however was the lack of vibration transmitted through the chassis due to the crappy Dorman harmonic balancer that I had previously installed. The replacement was a Powerbond and it installed nicely without issue and runs smoothly.


Also, as an FYI for those of you with stripped bleeder valves on the 4.7, the easiest way to refill the cooling system (without using the bleeder) is to take the upper radiator hose off from the radiator side, loosen the engine side clamp and rotate the hose until the radiator side opening is pointing up, then slowly pour your coolant in. This will allow the block to fill while forcing the air out, once you can see the coolant in the hose, just rotate it back into place and pop the open end back on the radiator. I didn't spill any coolant, but if you let the hose fill up too much you likely will. Once the clamps are tightened, fill the radiator and you should be good to go.

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post #47434 of 49152 Old 08-28-2018, 02:19 PM
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Jeeples, that is a great tip. I will be changing my radiator soon and I hope that I don't have an issue with the bleeder valve but you never know until you get there. How much coolant did you used to refill the system? Thanks

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Dropped her off at a shop today for the first time in a long time. I was capable of the lift, replacing the front axle (torn sway bar mount + crumpled spring perch), and a load of other stuff, but got a set of 4.10 gears and just don't have the time/tools to do it. Local shop offered $1100 for the gear swap, replacing all control arms (thanks, Nick!!), and alignment. Won't see her for a week...

Guys, it'll be ok, right?
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post #47436 of 49152 Old 08-29-2018, 01:21 PM
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Last month, I got a Westin grill guard installed, and while I was at it, I added four Westin 4" square LEDs to it, two of them flood lights, and two of them spots. But my headlight lens covers were very glazed from driving on our local gravel roads, so I got one of those polishing kits that you use with an electric drill to clear up the lenses. It worked VERY WELL, and was easy to do. The results were that the lenses look like new. With the clear headlight lenses and the new aux lights, my nighttime visibility has gone up by about approximately one million percent.
Then last week, I installed a dash cover to protect my dash from cracking. The dash was not cracked, and still looked very nice, which is amazing I think for an 18 year old car, but I didn't want to end up with a cracked dash. It looks good and now I don't have to worry about it cracking.
P.S.- I also got a Garmin navigator for the Jeep. I am getting it ready for the Overland Expo next year in Flagstaff. I have installed my 8" thick futon mattress in the back, and am deciding which gear to take along. I don't think I will need too much gear, since there is a designated camping spot there. I may put in some kind of sliding drawer under the futon, to make better use of my limited hauling space. I don't usually use the roof rack for long distance trips.

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post #47437 of 49152 Old 08-29-2018, 01:44 PM
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Also, I finally replaced the low-coolant-level sensor. It was easy. Now, after MONTHS of hearing the BEEP-BEEP-BEEP of the monitoring system, there is blessed SILENCE.
One more thing. Several months ago, I changed out my alloy wheels for some steel take-offs and added a set of Treadright 245-r75-16 aggressive tread mud and snow tires. I was concerned because I was going from a 225 to a 245 tire, and was worried that they might RUB. /they are FINE, even without any lift at all. The aggressive treads do hum a little on the highway, but it is not very loud so I don't mind. In fact, I don't really hear it at all anymore. Even if it was loud, it would be a small price to pay for the much added traction.
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Jeeples, that is a great tip. I will be changing my radiator soon and I hope that I don't have an issue with the bleeder valve but you never know until you get there. How much coolant did you used to refill the system? Thanks
I drained everything I could into a 5 gallon bucket, which ended up being a little over half full (of course I spilled some on the garage floor too), so probably not quite 3 gallons. I then added 3 gallons of distilled water to the system and ran it up to temp a couple times before letting cool and draining the radiator and pulling the lower hose to drain the block as best I could (didn't want to mess with the coolant drains in the block).

The water came out pretty clear, so I'm pretty confident that I diluted the remaining coolant in the block enough to consider it 'flushed'. I then added a straight gallon of coolant, a 1/3 of a gallon of distilled and finished filling up the system (including the overflow tank) with about 1.5 gallons of 50/50 that I had previously mixed up. I drained and cleaned the overflow tank, which takes 1 qt, and after the initial test drive around the block I ended up have to add more coolant as the system pulled enough in to draw it down to the fill line.

I'll snag a coolant tester in the next week or so and check the concentration level, but I tend to err on the 'sweeter' side of concentration vs. a traditional 50/50 mix.


In the past when I've just done straight radiator swaps (including replacing the thermostat), the final fill usually ends up being a little less than 2 gallons.

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"Aussie" got some new eyes last night! Brand new set of Eagle Eyes replacement headlights that we picked up off Amazon for about $85!
I used a 3M headlight restoration kit on the old headlights this past weekend and it worked pretty good. Cleaned them up good enough to pass inspection. But compared to the new ones...not even close!
Also spent a little time reconnecting the cable to lower the rear seat back on the passenger side, and replaced both tweeters in the dash. Sounds is crisp and clear now.

She'll get to stretch her legs out this weekend as we're taking her to the deer lease and will be performing a "good" test of the 4WD!
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Not today but Sunday (26th) replaced my 2.5" front/2" rear springs with used IRO 3" I picked up. Very happy.

My front's (Fat Bob's Garage) had been sagging since the addition of a winch 8 months ago. With 1" spacers up front I was at 20.5" a few months ago, and at 20" a month ago. I had put OME 10mm spacers in the rear when I had added the front ones.

Now, with the same spacers all around I'm 21.5" all around. Looks good, drives good, no vibes or DW, even with a little play in two of the tie rod ends and a little play in the track bar bushings (those items next).
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post #47442 of 49152 Old 08-31-2018, 05:06 PM
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Replaced the steering stabilizer. My last couple of wheeling trips took a toll on the poor thing. Lol.
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Should relocate it up and out the way......

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Replaced the steering stabilizer. My last couple of wheeling trips took a toll on the poor thing. Lol.

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Replaced the steering stabilizer. My last couple of wheeling trips took a toll on the poor thing. Lol.


Lol thatís bad. Mine is beat up just not as bad as that. I need to flip it

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What did you do to your WJ today?

Well itís been awhile since Iíve done anything besides driving but wanted to check back in and say hey. Tested my battery last night and it was bad so instead of waiting till it died I just went ahead and replaced it with an AGM from Advance Auto. Itís an Autocraft and is made by Johnson Controls who also makes Optimas now. I went to a battery conference for work and learned about the different batteries we sell and what makes an AGM different thatís why I went that direction.

I need to address my terminals. Does anyone have any suggestions for good terminals that can fit accessory wires? I need room for at least 3 4ga wires.

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