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Yesterday 10:59 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by Pinoy59 View Post
Mine has pretty much been sitting except for the occasional drive around town and the trails i run. I just did ball joints, c gussets, and shocks a little while ago. I haven't really driven it since because my alternator went out so I made the effort to replace it and the battery cables at the same time. I also replaced the muffler and tailpipe but it needs a little modification before i can really drive it. It is my daily driver again as of Monday so i really need to get on it.

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I always compare thrashing around out there in your 4X4 and skiing together.
When I used to ski, when my knees could still take it, at the end of the day be in the lodge warming up and taking off my boots.
You do not walk to the car in your ski boots. Even though some people do. It wears on the toes and heels of the boots and this effects binding release.
Anyway I would hear people talking about how they skied all day and did not fall once. While I probably wiped out about 10 times.
And I was a very good. Point being it just means you were not trying hard enough.
Same with thrashing around out there. If you weren't breaking stuff just means you were not trying hard enough. LOL.
Yesterday 10:50 AM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
First while the Jeep is in pretty good shape, especially for this area, it is not as clean as people seem to think.

Second since I don't have a life, hardly drive her, and am not thrashing around out there anymore it makes things easier. And she is the only vehicle I own.

Third is if it were 25 years ago when I still had a life and was still thrashing around out there she would not look anything like she does now. LOL.
Mine has pretty much been sitting for the past 2.5 years except for the occasional drive around town and the trails i run. I just did ball joints, c gussets, and shocks a little while ago. I haven't really driven it since because my alternator went out so I made the effort to replace it and the battery cables at the same time. I also replaced the muffler and tailpipe but it needs a little modification before i can really drive it. It is my daily driver again as of Monday so i really need to get on it.

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Yesterday 10:40 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Looking pretty is secondary. Notice how clean Ralph77's engine bay (and Jeep) is compared to yours?
First while the Jeep is in pretty good shape, especially for this area, it is not as clean as people seem to think.
Second since I don't have a life, hardly drive her, and am not thrashing around out there anymore it makes things easier. And she is the only vehicle I own.
Third is if it were 25 years ago when I still had a life and was still thrashing around out there she would not look anything like she does now. LOL.
Yesterday 10:08 AM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Looking pretty is secondary. Notice how clean Ralph77's engine bay (and Jeep) is compared to yours?

p.s. Years ago, I asked someone with 318,000 original miles on their Jeep how they kept it lasting that long and no oil leaks. They told me that the mud kept all the seals intact and washing it might screw things up. They NEVER changed the transmission fluid either. They used it for mail and newspaper deliveries daily too, so those were hard miles.

p.p.s. Are you really running RC 2.2 shocks and a dual stabilizer without hydro assist?
I was. I need to update my modifications. I have bilstein shocks, one ton steering and no stabilizer. I still have the dual stabilizer if you want it cheap! Lol



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Yesterday 09:38 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Pinoy59 View Post
I know nothing about electronics so i just put them where they said to. Lol
Looking pretty is secondary. Notice how clean Ralph77's engine bay (and Jeep) is compared to yours?

p.s. Years ago, I asked someone with 318,000 original miles on their Jeep how they kept it lasting that long and no oil leaks. They told me that the mud kept all the seals intact and washing it might screw things up. They NEVER changed the transmission fluid either. They used it for mail and newspaper deliveries daily too, so those were hard miles.

p.p.s. Are you really running RC 2.2 shocks and a dual stabilizer without hydro assist?
Yesterday 08:23 AM
Pinoy59
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
If you ever decide to rework that maybe try something like this:
I know nothing about electronics so i just put them where they said to. Lol

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Yesterday 02:04 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by Pinoy59 View Post
I finally finished installing my new battery cables and alternator. I originally bought a 120 Amp replacement, but it was too big for the bracket so i had to settle for the 90 amp one. I even started it up and nothing caught fire or exploded! I hope this fixes the issues i was having. All seems well so far.



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If you ever decide to rework that maybe try something like this:
01-22-2020 07:52 PM
Pinoy59 I finally finished installing my new battery cables and alternator. I originally bought a 120 Amp replacement, but it was too big for the bracket so i had to settle for the 90 amp one. I even started it up and nothing caught fire or exploded! I hope this fixes the issues i was having. All seems well so far.



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01-22-2020 07:50 PM
kluttsy01
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Originally Posted by pdcomm View Post
I always wonder how a back flush after a drain opener soak would work for 'reviving' a plugged radiator .
Since you're contemplating a new radiator , maybe you could do a test for us ?
whoops, forgot to correct myself earlier I jumped the gun on wanting to replace the radiator, we got the block, heater core, and rad flushed out with straight water using the 'back flush' method and the temp gauge was still tapped out at 260 with water in it all while the upper hose was cold to the touch, both heater core lines hot and the lower hose hot (and not collapsed). let it cool off for awhile and filled it with about 3 gal of coolant started it back up and suddenly the upper hose is hot to the touch at full temp and everything is normal, apparently it was the t-stat being all screwy all along.
01-22-2020 06:47 PM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by kluttsy01 View Post
"Flushed" the coolant system today in hopes of it helping my overheating problem. Turns out I need a new rad sense this one is plugged and not letting coolant flow thru properly.

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I always wonder how a back flush after a drain opener soak would work for 'reviving' a plugged radiator .
Since you're contemplating a new radiator , maybe you could do a test for us ?
01-22-2020 02:24 PM
kluttsy01 "Flushed" the coolant system today in hopes of it helping my overheating problem. Turns out I need a new rad sense this one is plugged and not letting coolant flow thru properly.

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01-22-2020 12:23 PM
shooptube Those of you that have done the wj swap, with a thicker diff cover, can you run a straight tie rod or does it need to be bent to clear?

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01-22-2020 09:54 AM
pdcomm Oops^ . LOL
01-21-2020 11:49 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by kj4unx View Post
Then my son wrecked his truck so he’s borrowing my Jeep. I haven’t driven it maybe an hour after doing all this work
Phone call to Dad; "Hey Dad, I think there's a problem with your Jeep. It's stuck in 4WD."
01-21-2020 05:14 PM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by kj4unx View Post
Over the last couple weeks, I have changed the oil, changed the brakes pads all around, changed shocks all around, installed 2 inch coil spacers, changed out steering damper, tie rod, tie rod ends, drag link, sway bar bushings, and had it aligned up.

Then my son wrecked his truck so heís borrowing my Jeep. I havenít driven it maybe an hour after doing all this work
He's just breaking in all those new parts for you .

Lets hope he doesn't wreck your Jeep .
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