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Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-03-2015, 03:57 PM
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Views: 729
Posted By krutj
My first drivers seat came apart while under...

My first drivers seat came apart while under warranty, the replacement wasn't any better. I've got 130k on my JK and the only seat that is still "functional" is the passenger seat. My dogs sit in the...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 35,389
Posted By krutj
I built my own wiring harness, complete with...

I built my own wiring harness, complete with relay....simply ran it off the positive on battery so I had a hot switch that could "light 'em up" without being in reverse, sometimes light is needed to...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 83,248
Posted By krutj
I will probably not be on JF much in the future,...

I will probably not be on JF much in the future, not sure I like the new forum and the tech forum is mainly a rehash of the same old stuff.....
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 83,248
Posted By krutj
Ha..I haven't even taken any pics of my truck...

Ha..I haven't even taken any pics of my truck yet, mainly because of the long winter. I will though....I had it sandblasted and sprayed with an industrial coating called "Full Metal Jacket", much...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 83,248
Posted By krutj
I've been curious about the 3.6, good to hear you...

I've been curious about the 3.6, good to hear you like it....right now, I'm at 103k+ on my 3.8 JK. Mechanically, it's still running and driving like new, the interior is not holding up as well.
The...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 83,248
Posted By krutj
So, how do you like the 3.6? Why can't you get...

So, how do you like the 3.6? Why can't you get the half cab conversion now? And...I have been busy with my 01 Dodge p/u.....I love my truck as much as my JK.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   04-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 83,248
Posted By krutj
Is this the same one that I saw when I came to...

Is this the same one that I saw when I came to visit? OR....have you started another build while I've been away?
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-21-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By krutj
Sometimes, not nearly as much as my old YJ...but...

Sometimes, not nearly as much as my old YJ...but I have made this my daily driver now. The roads that I drive might be considered trails(some of them).

About all I do for the BJ's (:rofl:) is...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-18-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By krutj
My windshield looks like it was shot at and hit...

My windshield looks like it was shot at and hit with a shotgun, had a few chips "fixed" but I've also got a running crack from one side to the other....

From what I've read, don't buy a chinese...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By krutj
It does seem strange that some guys have BJ...

It does seem strange that some guys have BJ issues, I'm at 95k and my JK still drives like new....mine doesn't use oil, shimmy/shake or anything. Stock rubi 32's, 6sp and meticulous maintenance.....
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-23-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,666
Posted By krutj
Then you would be WRONG again....Vin has...

Then you would be WRONG again....Vin has experience with this issue and takes hydro lock seriously. The fan will throw H2O at the intake, so it's not just what you see coming over the hood......
...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-18-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By krutj
Protect your rocker panels, either with bolt on...

Protect your rocker panels, either with bolt on or bedliner...they chip easy. Another easy upgrade is the headlights, you will find that the stock H-13's are inadequate....add a tow hitch, it's a...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-18-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,302
Posted By krutj
My rear pads lasted for 88k, rotors were smooth...

My rear pads lasted for 88k, rotors were smooth and true..I went with pads only. I have a 6sp and commute in a very rural area, hardly ever use the brakes, other than a touch.

I'd say if they run...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By krutj
I can certainly understand your concern,...

I can certainly understand your concern, especially since your JK is new...

When I bought mine in 09, the soft top leaked at the side curtains because the top was sewn crooked. Took it back, they...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-16-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By krutj
I must have gotten a really good set of fenders...

I must have gotten a really good set of fenders on my JK, last week I had to sideswipe the guardrails at 55mph to avoid a car on my side of a curve...

The fenders took it and didn't even loosen at...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-05-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By krutj
I would check the relays first........

I would check the relays first........
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-29-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By krutj
I agree, sometimes I feel like I'm sitting in a...

I agree, sometimes I feel like I'm sitting in a bucket....I've been thinking about shimming mine also, to get the seat more like my truck.

You should shoot a PM to 1222...he's a mod here and has...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-16-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By krutj
The JK has a different brake line manifold...

The JK has a different brake line manifold (valving) and the rear brakes are doing most of the work now....
Your post is correct for most vehicles, but not the JK.
As I stated above, I got 88k out...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,246
Posted By krutj
Drilling a new bumper is always a dilemma...if...

Drilling a new bumper is always a dilemma...if the new bumper is powder coated, it's gonna chip and rust eventually. Decide the best placement for the lights(for your driving), prep as well as...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By krutj
I wouldn't think that you'd need rotors yet, I'm...

I wouldn't think that you'd need rotors yet, I'm at 92k on my 09 and the rotors are still in great shape....my rear pads lasted to 88k, running the 6sp manual tranny. You should be able to tell when...
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