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Today 06:38 AM
pdcomm Harbor Freight Recalls Jack Stands

Read this : https://images.harborfreight.com/hft...1196_61197.pdf
Today 05:37 AM
snyper82
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
Hope you did the brake hose while you were there.

Don't they cause the caliper to lock up sometimes?
The brake hoses look really good, so I didn't touch them. I have brake lines at the ready, I may do hoses when I do those.
My wife actually did the brake job, I was pulling the radiator out of my father-in-law's van at the same time. It's like a regular shop around here.
Today 05:35 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
I did an emergency pad, rotor, caliper replacement after one of them seized on the way home yesterday. Yay, old Jeeps!

Nothing like the smell of smoking rotor/pads
Hope you did the brake hose while you were there.
Don't they cause the caliper to lock up sometimes?
Today 05:33 AM
snyper82 I did an emergency pad, rotor, caliper replacement after one of them seized on the way home yesterday. Yay, old Jeeps!

Nothing like the smell of smoking rotor/pads
Yesterday 11:31 AM
jcr805 Well today I noticed my brake line had bent inwards toward the tire and almost rubbed it clean though. So I need some new hoses... Anyone have any tried and true HD hoses for about 5.5" of lift? Most I find are for a tj, will they fit on our xj's? My current hoses are Crown, and I don't think I will be getting another.
Yesterday 08:23 AM
Ralph77 So I am not really sure why but I picked up 4 bolts today to cap the holes that the bolts for the coil rail go in.
In case anybody is interested the ones I bought are M8X1.25X12's.
I anti-seized them and just screwed them in by hand.
I figure it will keep crap out of the hole and for the 32 cents they cost me why not.
05-31-2020 09:09 PM
downs
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Oooh more please. My goal is to have my Jeep serve as a commo wagon on trips and when out wheeling. Iíve got a 2m/70cm rig ready for it along with a network radio plus the usual 11 meter.
I run a dual band raduo overhead. The center console is a secondary spot for APRS, another dual band ,or CB.

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05-31-2020 03:10 PM
Luke95 Worked on my buddies xj putting in a trussed geared and locked 30 and replaced a broken bump pad on my xj.

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05-31-2020 02:40 PM
kadetklapp
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Yesterday I put a low profile USB outlet in the passenger side cubbie. This will let me power my nav tablet easier and give my wife some place to power her gizmos when on the road.





This morning I got up cause the dogs wouldnt stop barking and decied to go clean up my center console secondary radio spot install. I routed the SAE connector in and slapped a grommet on it, this will power up any of my radios. Then put all the APRS stuff in there and Routed all the cabling for that and stowed it behind the rear support for the console.







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Oooh more please. My goal is to have my Jeep serve as a commo wagon on trips and when out wheeling. I’ve got a 2m/70cm rig ready for it along with a network radio plus the usual 11 meter.
05-31-2020 12:19 PM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by riderboy1961 View Post
From your pictures there, it looks like you changed your Engine Electrical System over to a Distributor and Spark Plug Wire set-up?

What are the Advantages of changing over to this system?

How much work involved and Cost?

Pretty easy actually.
It just gets rid of the coil rail.
You can get the complete kit here:

https://www.ksuspensionfab.com/store...il_Mod_.html#/

I used a real Mopar coil and bought my own wires so it cost me more.
I pull my plugs and look at them every year. With an '00 and a 0331 head you can tell somethings just by looking at them.
#3 and #4 are where the bad things happen. LOL.
Plus I have to assume it would be easier to diagnose misfires and whatnot.
And to be frank I just wanted to. MLOL

So the Jeep started and seems fine.
Who'd thunk? LOL.
If I ever get to my aux fuse box I can get rid of those few wires
for the headlight harness and fog lights.
I treated her to a new tie down.
05-31-2020 12:12 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by riderboy1961 View Post
From your pictures there, it looks like you changed your Engine Electrical System over to a Distributor and Spark Plug Wire set-up?

What are the Advantages of changing over to this system?
Now he can tell everyone it's a 99' and that it won't crack the head.

p.s. There's no advantage to doing it.
05-31-2020 11:43 AM
riderboy1961
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
So here is a shot with all the wires routed.
With everything going on I will be happy if the Jeep starts and runs properly. MLOL.
From your pictures there, it looks like you changed your Engine Electrical System over to a Distributor and Spark Plug Wire set-up?

What are the Advantages of changing over to this system?

How much work involved and Cost?
05-31-2020 11:42 AM
jaredalv After a massive ordeal with FedEx damaging, losing, finding, losing again, it made it back to JCR for a fresh powder coat!

Props to the guys at JCR dealing with all my emails and headache with FedEx!

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05-31-2020 10:21 AM
Ralph77 So here is a shot with all the wires routed.
With everything going on I will be happy if the Jeep starts and runs properly. MLOL.
05-31-2020 08:25 AM
Ralph77 So the plugs did not look to bad. Ignore #4 that is a newer plug from when I had that P304 last year. But they are all going bye bye anyway. Hold on to #4 for my next misfire. LOL.
So all the plugs are in. Alternator is in. Belt is tightened to about 150 according to my belt tension gauge.

So taking a page out of a member on another forums book doing the Viper Coil mod from Ksuspensions but bought a Mopar coil and wires separately.
The Spectra they sell has 4 mounting points and they give you 4 washers, nuts, and bolts. The Mopar only has two. But there are a couple holes there not punched through.
He used a soldering iron and punched through the holes. I was thinking of doing the same but by heating up a steel rod and punching them through.
Decided against it. Grabbed some lock washers and decided I will use all 4 washers on just the two bolts.
Another thing I don't like is using the self tapping screws that secure the coolant overflow for the bracket and coil.
Some little M4 bolts, nuts, lock washers,and some M5 washers (little more surface area) are going to be used to secure it now.
Was thinking of making the hole bigger. In the bracket it would not be an issue but really did not want to drill the overflow tank.
M4's fit without a problem. Also figured add some split loom to the harness.

Last some spark plug wires and some separators for them.
See how much of this I get done today. LOL.
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