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|05-26-2020 06:49 AM|
Been running 3-way active up front for a while now, and while I got things EQ'd pretty well, I still know it could sound better. Tweeters flush mounted into the A-pillars and 3.5's in the factory location leave a bit to be desired with staging. I'm also switching to so higher end drivers here soon, so I figured I'd start working on some a-pillar speaker pods to bring them more on axis get the most out of them.
Made a couple templates out of cardboard, traced to MDF, cut out with a saw, smoothed and shaped to better match the contours of the dash, cut the speaker holes, and then duplicated the piece using a router with a flush trim bit. I also made a set out of PVC board, though a bad bearing on one of the bits caused it to melt down into the material in a couple spots. Neither panel is perfect anyway, so I'll be remaking them. I have speaker alignment down, but I'm still experimenting with design. Next set I make I'll be cutting the inside corner after the 3.5" and angling it inwards to lessen the amount of the dash it covers. Once I get a design I'm happy with I'll make a few extra sets before I start fiber-glassing and matching it to the a-pillar. Been going well so far, but this was all a random Monday morning idea, I really have no idea what I'm doing, so I'm bound to have something mess up eventually. Spares are good!
|05-12-2020 06:43 AM|
Originally Posted by clemsonscj View Post
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|05-11-2020 11:52 AM|
I installed a back-up camera as well as a dash-cam along with a rear-cam. Hardwired into the electrics of the Jeep. All wires properly hidden and tucked away. Working perfectly!
Here is the dash-cam kit.
Here is the back-up camera.
|05-11-2020 07:11 AM|
|NGAJeepguy||EGR Valve. Curses upon the man who put it at the back of the engine. I had to have my 12 yr old help me as I couldn't get my hands back there!|
|05-02-2020 08:41 AM|
Originally Posted by PolkaPower View Post
|05-01-2020 08:45 PM|
Might as well do headers while it's apart.
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|05-01-2020 08:27 PM|
|clemsonscj||Finally got around to changing my passenger side exhaust manifold/gasket and bolts today. The rear 2 studs had broken and it was ticking pretty bad. If I can offer any advise to anyone doing this in the future...I tried to be stubborn and remove as little as possible. I quickly realized that the little time it takes to remove the airbox and alternator, it makes this job not so bad at all. Without removing them, youíre going to want to set the Jeep on fire and take it as a loss. I got lucky and my studs had broken right at the head so once I got the manifold off I had plenty of real estate for pliers. Didnít have to do any welding. Itís funny though how open it is once you get the airbox and alternator out, yet itís still a ***** to get a wrench in everything. Even my rear broken bolts were deceivingly wide open but then you go to put the pliers on them and thereís not really any good angles. But of all the small hassles doing this job, one the of the biggest pain in the *** parts was getting the bolts/nuts back into the downpipe flange. My neighbors met a whole new person during that phase of reassembly. And donít even try to get them off the conventional way. I spent a whole 5 seconds on that before I went found my oscillating tool with a metal cutting but. Took about 30 seconds per side and I was done. All in all it wasnít near as bad as I thought it would be.|
|04-29-2020 07:13 PM|
What did I do to my WK today?
Just doing the same thing everyday here lately...
Driving, adding miles, and chasing down that 230k mark!
|04-27-2020 07:41 AM|
|Kevin616||I ordered replacement interior door handles from Thrasher literally ages ago... I finally got around to putting them on. Its great to open the door again without fear. LOL!|
|04-25-2020 10:25 PM|
|Echgolf||Changed 8 spark plugs|
|04-17-2020 06:59 PM|
Did the front brake pads and rotors.
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|04-17-2020 01:17 PM|
Originally Posted by underscore View Post
|04-17-2020 10:47 AM|
|underscore||Maybe this is a silly question, but how do you get the pin into the receiver with it so close to flush?|
|04-17-2020 02:27 AM|
|04-16-2020 10:22 PM|
Bumper progress has been slow... Every step is taking forever. I have 3 kiddos who's rooms are above the garage. So nap time and bed time stops progress. I really don't want to spend all this time and money and not be 100% happy with it. I have had to cut some tacks and pull things apart and refit different things over and over, start tacking things back up only to realize my adjustment screwed up other things, so cut it back apart and figure out how to fix the first problem without causing the second.... I am really happy where I'm at, and progress has picked up. Mounts are all welded up and final at this point so its just a matter of building the rest of the area under the lights, cut out some gussets to weld in throughout. final weld and finish.
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