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Yesterday 02:38 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
It is the baby of the family. LOL.
Only 400 Ft lbs. Paid $120 from Sears for it about 4 years ago.
With the charger, bag, and 3.0 battery.
Can't believe what Tractor Supply wants for it.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...attery-charger

With the torque stick in the picture, checking with my HF torque wrench, it works really well.
This is my big boy but only the 700 ft lb, 1100 breakaway one.
Paid $150 for that with a 5.0 battery and the charger.
Picked up that 12.0 for $65 dollars brand new shortly after.
One of these days I am going to find a deal on the 1100 ft lb 1400 breakaway one.
Like I really need one. LOL.
I was looking for a lithium battery model when my Ebay electric one died on me after 20 years. I ended up getting another electric that puts out 1050 ft lbs breakaway. My old one was under 350. I got it at HF during their Xmas sale for $40. It works great, but is heavy at around 10 lbs.
Yesterday 10:42 AM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
One of these days I am going to find a deal on the 1100 ft lb 1400 breakaway one.
Like I really need one. LOL.
Better a little too much than not enough .
Yesterday 09:08 AM
MaskedMallard
Quote:
Originally Posted by shooptube View Post
Anyone know if 99-04 WJ clockspring will work in an xj steering column? I want to swap a WJ wheel and retain the wheel radio controls. Most people use an xj clockspring and I couldn't find much info online.

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Post number 5, has all the details.
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/...rland-4155794/

I never bothered with messing with the radio controls. I still have a factory radio in my XJ.
Yesterday 08:41 AM
Ralph77
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
How many ft. Lbs. of torque does that have?
It is the baby of the family. LOL.
Only 400 Ft lbs. Paid $120 from Sears for it about 4 years ago.
With the charger, bag, and 3.0 battery.
Can't believe what Tractor Supply wants for it.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...attery-charger

With the torque stick in the picture, checking with my HF torque wrench, it works really well.
This is my big boy but only the 700 ft lb, 1100 breakaway one.
Paid $150 for that with a 5.0 battery and the charger.
Picked up that 12.0 for $65 dollars brand new shortly after.
One of these days I am going to find a deal on the 1100 ft lb 1400 breakaway one.
Like I really need one. LOL.
Yesterday 08:20 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
Also twice a year I charge up my impact, carry that if I ever have to change a tire.
How many ft. Lbs. of torque does that have?
Yesterday 07:42 AM
Ralph77 So more make ready for the coming season.
I felt guilty yesterday not taking some random shots when I posted (LOL) cause I know how much you guys like pictures.
Dragged my rubber mats out of the woods behind the house where I store them during the off season and hosed them down.
The one mat is a Ford Shortbed truck bed mat. Fits perfectly under the Jeep. Other 2 are Tractor Supply 3'X4' ones they sell.
One I use as a whole and the other I cut into 3 pieces. One 1.5'X4' and 2 1.5'X2' ones.
The smaller ones are perfect for kneeling or sitting on and the bigger one for lying on.
Not having a garage and a crappy driveway you need to make allowances.
Dewinterized my Jeep which just means taking out the gloves, snow brushes, ice scraper and hoodie I keep in there.
Also in that box are my winter detailing items for when I do run the Jeep through the $5 wash bay at the car wash.
Squeegee, towels, some spay wax, etc.
Also twice a year I charge up my impact, carry that if I ever have to change a tire, and my little jump box.
If you look closely all the lights showing the charge that is left in there are lit. Last charged about 6 months ago and sat in the Jeep all winter.
But the winter was kind of mild so they appear to be slightly more charged after all this time then normal.
04-05-2020 11:21 AM
Ralph77 More a "What I did today so I could work on my Jeep" post.
Don't be mad. No pictures. LOL.
Pulled out both compressors today and changed the oil in them.
Ran all my air tools after throwing in a couple drops of oil.
Set up my shop rag cleaning bucket.
Which basically is just a 5 gallon bucket with 2 gallons of Purple Power in it diluted
with a gallon of water. I throw the dirty shop rags in there and let the soak until the next
time I throw rags in there. Rinse them out and hang them to dry.
The set up cleans my rags for the whole season. 2 gallons of Purple Power run me about $9.
I could buy a bundle of 50 shop rags from Harbor Freight for that much but if I just threw them out
thinking I would use at least 2 bundles to get through the season so......
04-05-2020 07:34 AM
TheBoogieman Finally got my new hood cable in late last night and just replaced it. SO glad I didn't go by all the videos that showed drilling out the hood mech rivets and removing that piece to unhook the cable. I bent it 1/2" and it came right out. $18 well spent. Everything is lubed up so I don't expect to snap this one anytime soon. I have 10 years with the warranty just in case.

p.s. It was made in Taiwan, not China.
04-04-2020 05:46 PM
shooptube
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
I poked around about using A WJ wood grain steering wheel in my XJ. Figured it would go along with my "vision". LOL.

It appears you do use the XJ clockspring. But it takes some soldering of a connector. Also appears the air bag on the WJ

steering wheel has to be from an '02 or older.

Might want to give this a read. Especially Post #18.



https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/gr...224995/index2/



Then there is something about the resistance in one of the cruise control switches.

Check out Post #136 here.



https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177...7/index10.html



Really can't say what it takes cause I never got past the poking around stage to the deep dive stage so.....
Yeah I know that just to swap the wheel for the look you use the xj clockspring but I want to use the wj wheel controls which are only available if you run the wj clockspring.

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04-04-2020 04:26 PM
Kettles On my 2-door: Installed a new high flow fuel pump, new filter and adjustable pressure regulator, ran AN fuel line, then ran out of hose before I could make the return line..

My supercharger arrives tuesday!!

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177...l#post40921999
04-04-2020 04:29 AM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by shooptube View Post
Anyone know if 99-04 WJ clockspring will work in an xj steering column? I want to swap a WJ wheel and retain the wheel radio controls. Most people use an xj clockspring and I couldn't find much info online.

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I poked around about using A WJ wood grain steering wheel in my XJ. Figured it would go along with my "vision". LOL.
It appears you do use the XJ clockspring. But it takes some soldering of a connector. Also appears the air bag on the WJ
steering wheel has to be from an '02 or older.
Might want to give this a read. Especially Post #18.

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/gr...224995/index2/

Then there is something about the resistance in one of the cruise control switches.
Check out Post #136 here.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177...7/index10.html

Really can't say what it takes cause I never got past the poking around stage to the deep dive stage so.....
04-04-2020 04:09 AM
shooptube Anyone know if 99-04 WJ clockspring will work in an xj steering column? I want to swap a WJ wheel and retain the wheel radio controls. Most people use an xj clockspring and I couldn't find much info online.

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04-03-2020 12:31 PM
TheBoogieman I've never had an issue with the coil rail on any of my Jeeps. Maybe I'll do a coil rail mod on my 99'.
04-03-2020 12:15 PM
Ralph77
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Originally Posted by SmashDN View Post
So you run plug wires from that coil pack thing to the plugs now?
Yes.
Viper Coil mod has been around for awhile.
Thing is until recently you had to fab things.
Had to make a harness to extend to where you wanted to mount the coil.
Depending where could mean fabbing a bracket to.
Not too long ago Ksuspensions came out with a kit.

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

The coil rail never really bothered except I just wish there was about 3 inches more wire to move it around more.
I just bought the bracket and the harness. They sell you a Spectra coil with the kit.
Also the wires they supply are from a '02ish Caravan/Grand Caravan.
Thing I don't like about the wires is that they are straight at the coil and think 90 degree would route better.
I decided to follow the lead of a guy on another forum who decided to go with a real Mopar coil instead.
And for the record the coil is not a Viper one. A Mopar Viper coil has a different part number then the one I bought.
Which is the same one as the guy on the other forum bought. The Spectra coil they sell with the kit does list the Viper
in the application but still don't think it is a "real" Viper coil.
He made is own spark plug wires.
Start at Post #11.

https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/20...driver-251924/

This guy on another forum went with wires from a YJ/TJ.
It appears that wires from a 4.0 YJ or TJ route better.
See the pictures at Post#12.

https://www.cherokeetalk.com/threads.../#post-1157654
04-03-2020 12:01 PM
SmashDN So you run plug wires from that coil pack thing to the plugs now?
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