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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-16-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,047
Posted By btolle
The serial number is actually engraved on several...

The serial number is actually engraved on several spots on any vehicle since the VIN plate can be removed and replaced with one from another vehicle.

I have seen that done mostly on Corvettes and...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-02-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By btolle
Only harm is your fingers getting frozen to the...

Only harm is your fingers getting frozen to the connector on the bottle.

No, a 20 OZ CO2 tank would be useless for airing up tires.

I use a 10# CO2 tank with 31" tires and it only takes me a...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-29-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By btolle
Spend your money on a new flashlight and forget...

Spend your money on a new flashlight and forget the underhood light, it will be out again as soon as you wash your engine.

It is a very poor light anyway. I have never bothered to replace the bulb...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-08-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By btolle
The towbar needs to be bolted solidly to the...

The towbar needs to be bolted solidly to the frame, the bumper is just sheet metal and could easily be "torn".

You may be able to move the rubber pads over a little and remount them after you...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-07-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By btolle
Some advice from a used-to-be-electrician: The...

Some advice from a used-to-be-electrician: The vacuum cleaner will work but only if you have the string tied to something large enough to fill the pipe so that the suction can build up. Be sure it is...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,583
Posted By btolle
Hmmmmm.......Sound like what I used to say about...

Hmmmmm.......Sound like what I used to say about a girl I knew in West Texas. Once she got lifted and big "tires" she looked much better.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-03-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By btolle
There was an excellent discussion of when to use...

There was an excellent discussion of when to use the lockers on the Rubicon Owners Forum this week http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/phpbb2/index.php It has a couple of pictures which illustrate...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-03-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By btolle
I have had power windows and locks on both the 04...

I have had power windows and locks on both the 04 Sahara and the 05 Rubi and love them.

I bought the 4 door kit W02-RF104 4 Door Power Door Lock & Keyless Entry from...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,669
Posted By btolle
Better yet, get a piece of chalk and mark a heavy...

Better yet, get a piece of chalk and mark a heavy line all the way across the tread on all 4 tires. Back the Jeep back and forth on the driveway a couple of times until the chalk mark starts to wear...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-01-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By btolle
I saw a post on another Jeep forum about rebates...

I saw a post on another Jeep forum about rebates on the remaining 06's. They have some pretty good rebates on 06's to clean them out.

And if you are military or a military veteran that is worth an...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-01-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By btolle
I stay away from the commercial radiator leak...

I stay away from the commercial radiator leak sealants because some of them can cause problems with the heater core.

Use some ordinary ground black pepper like you use at the dinner table. About 2...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-01-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By btolle
Just about everybody's raise the gas tank 1" but...

Just about everybody's raise the gas tank 1" but require that you install a 1" body lift. You will also have to remove the stock skid and that is what holds the gas tank up so you will have to remove...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By btolle
The 04 Sahara came with 30" tires and when I went...

The 04 Sahara came with 30" tires and when I went to 31" MT's I used 2 or 3 pieces of PVC pipe about 1/2" long as spacers to raise the third taillight. The stock bolts were plenty long.

I don't...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By btolle
That is the least expensive way and works very...

That is the least expensive way and works very well. I put in the diodes but that added about $50 to the project plus the wiring being a pain in the neck.

With the separate bulb the wiring would...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2006, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,297
Posted By btolle
I think you ought to do whatever pleases you and...

I think you ought to do whatever pleases you and don't pay any attention to what other people say about the eagle.

No matter what you do somebody will tell you that you should have done it...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2006, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,803
Posted By btolle
I apologize. I didn't realize you had to register...

I apologize. I didn't realize you had to register to see the Rubicon Owners Forum posts. At least the Photobucket link should work OK and if you are seriously considering the hood scoop as a cabin...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,803
Posted By btolle
I have a vent scoop like that made by Truckmaster...

I have a vent scoop like that made by Truckmaster and followed the instructions at http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=22986&highlight= and...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By btolle
They are pretty strong but the gas tank skid on...

They are pretty strong but the gas tank skid on my 04 Sahara was dented pretty bad after a trip to Moab. I have a lot of weight in the back so the gas tank skid caught it pretty bad when coming off...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,503
Posted By btolle
After 20 years of that wonderful North Texas...

After 20 years of that wonderful North Texas weather I had enjoyed all I could stand and left Dallas about 17 years ago.

The best choice is to stay off the roads entirely.

Second choice is to...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By btolle
PLEASE folks! Don't be cutting the exhaust pipe...

PLEASE folks! Don't be cutting the exhaust pipe off, get it replaced properly.

While it may not be a problem while you are traveling what happens if you get stuck in traffic? Or go out to warm the...
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