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03/30/2009
This mod turned out a lot better than I thought it would and has been on for about a year now and was well worth it, every passenger I have had in my Jeep since then has said it is quieter now than when it was just the standard Hard Top.
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11/10/2008
Last summer I felt a ton of heat coming off the inside of my hard top so I came up with this fast cheap fix.. In Florida we have a ton of heat and sunshine one day I all most burnt my hand on the inside of my roof. As I took down my windshield visor it was cool to the touch that is what gave me this idea! Start with 3 jumbo windshield deflators. Next cut them to the size you need two pieces for the tee tops, One piece for the passenger roof, and one piece for the rear. Lay each piece over the area you would like to cover and cut out to fill the void where the thin roof is. Than spray them with Rust-Oleum Plastic primer you pick the color! I used white. Next Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I then use 3m two sided tape all around the border then a few small s
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11/10/2008
Like many of you out there with the 4.0 I6, high-under hood tempuratures are a factor in the overheating of your engine, resulting to shortened engine life and frustration with your Jeep! This problem has lead to undesired modifications such as finding a place to add another electric fan, or even worse, cutting holes in your hood for hood louvers to let the hot air escape! There is an easy, effective, cost efficient fix to this problem all together- just don't let the heat happen! The stock 4.0 Exhaust manifold is a pretty easy item to tackle. In this Write-up I will show step-by-step procedures, along with a total cost of supplies and time frames of engine down time. Starting out- Pulling off the exhaust manifold comes off pretty easy. The Intake manifold and the Exhaust come off of th
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09/17/2008
i saw a few months ago where somebody was wanting to use one of these but was not sure on how to set it up. i have since installed one on my TJ and would like to share how to do this. if you have a gear driven speed-o-meter this doesn't pertain to you. however if you have a tone wheel in your t-case, like that of a Rubicon or on some after market SS SYE kits, than this may be of some help. so in your tone-wheeled jeep with larger tires and different diff gears this is important so you know how fast or slow you are going and how many miles you are racking up. you do have other options like the thing from superlift (about 200) or that other thing that somebody else makes (also about 200). or you can buy the SGI-5 from Dakota Digital for about $80 from places like Summit. with all tha
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09/17/2008
York On-board air When looking into adding an on-board air set up to your Jeep there are a few options, the best being a York A/C pump used as an air compressor. The reason for this is because they pump a large amount of air, are very reliable, and are oiled internally. By using a York you can not only air up tires, but you are also able to use air tools on the trail, hook up an air horn, air lockers, and blowing up the air mattress for camping (my wife's favorite). So lets get started: The first step is to research what you want. There is a large amount of information on this project and after reading a few write ups you should understand what you will be doing. This is not a very difficult project, and it is very satisfying to know you built it at the end. Here is a list of items
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08/20/2008
Tj Cowl Induction & Snorkle It's my first write-up, I will ad more pictures later.. as well as fix mistakes. (I didn't realize I was supposed to post this in the write-ups area) I started this project some time ago, looking at different write ups which made it a lot harder then it ended up being because you had to source junkyard parts and crap. Since sourcing the parts was a pain in the butt, I made this write-up so anyone that wanted to take a trip down to Autozone, could get everything they would need. I have this installed and it works nice... I will add my mileage/horsepower benefits later.. as I just really did this to get clean cold air, instead of the warm dirty air it pulls from under the hood as well as a type of snorkel for deeper water driving & protection.. So
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08/20/2008
Installing factory rear bumper, and aftermarket trailer receiver hitch. I posted this at some time, before.. last year. and I didn't post in correct area to try to make it a write-up... I am wanting to repost here and see if it is good enough to go live. My subscription is about to run out and I don't want to lose my pictures. so that's another reason why I'm doing this now. On a rainy Saturday I went about removing this damaged Bumper, it was deforming and preventing my rear hatch from opening. Also It was not sealed against the weatherstripping. and Installing these goodies. I used the box that the receiving hitch came in, to lay on, due to the it had just rained and began my task of removing my damaged bumper. I ran into problems early on with the upper mounting bracke
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08/20/2008
Lower Control Arm Bracket Reinforcing CONTENTS 1) Vehicle Setup 2) Overview / Performance Review 3) Installation 1) VEHICLE SETUP No other modifications are necessary to perform this procedure and installation. It will work with stock or modified Jeeps. 2) OVERVIEW / PERFORMANCE REVIEW Overview: After 4 years and 50+ offroad outings the control arms and mounting brackets on my Jeep needed repair. The control arms were bent and one smacked by a rock so badly the pressed in bushing came loose. The bracket ears on the frame were dented and crushed to the point they interfered with the control arm movement. All this resulted in wonky and vague handling and disconcerting clanking and creeking noises from the suspension. Solution: In addition to replacing the contr
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08/20/2008
This easy connection will allow you to lock your Rubicons axels in 4WD High, 4WD Low, and even lock your rear axle in 2WD. Tools: Phillips Screwdriver Flat-head Screwdriver Pliers Materials: Vampire Clip Steps: 1. Begin by removing the 44" plastic defroster vent trim cover. This is held in place by 5 metal spring clips under the cover. To remove: Use the flat-head screwdriver and gently pry up the cover starting near the VIN # plate. Work your way across the cover until all 5 spring clips are free. Set this cover aside. 2. Now you have access to the 2 phillips screws at the top center of the dash. Remove these two screws and be careful not to loose them down the defroster vent. Now the center heater/radio cover can now be removed. It is held in place by the 2 screws remove
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08/19/2008
Contico Tuff Bin installed in Unlimited w/ rear seat As we all know the Wrangler is the perfect vehicle. That said even the perfect vehicle has its flaw, which for the wrangler is a secure storage space large enough to fit all our toys that go along with the Jeep. I wanted something I could lock up, as well as easily remove for when I needed to take full advantage of the Unlimitedís trunk area. After looking at different option$ I decided to give the Contico Tuff Bin a try. It looked to be just the right size to fit behind my Unlimitedís rear seat, and it was much more affordable than the alternatives. I stopped by Lowes and picked one up. This seemed to be the perfect solution I was looking for. Tuff, lockable, easy to remove, and affordable! Well as luck would ha
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