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Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeep Freak on November 01, 2018, 05:54:05 AM
 :wrench


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 01, 2018, 06:01:18 AM
Ordering a gas tank skid and shocks for the golden eagle today!


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Davetopay on November 01, 2018, 06:42:34 AM
I walked right past it with the dog. :lol


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 01, 2018, 07:20:11 AM
Dropped the top on the JKU for the Wife's ride to work. Probably one of the last of the year before the hardtop goes back on.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on November 01, 2018, 09:48:43 PM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on November 02, 2018, 08:27:54 AM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh

 :wopics

LOL


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: R3 on November 02, 2018, 09:51:29 AM
washed it.... cleaned the inside up....general maintenance..... Splicing  synthetic  line into usable lengths  and extensions.

Long discussion on Long arm  suspension pro's and con's...


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: HAWAIICJ on November 02, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
Power washed the Greenbrier Jambo mud from every crack and crevice, replaced the TPS that was failing from the mud that had gotten into it and replaced the right tail light that was crushed when I slid into a creek bank while attempting a muddy hill climb.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on November 02, 2018, 03:40:37 PM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh

 :wopics

LOL
(https://i.postimg.cc/kMpKpDDJ/IMG-8359.jpg)
LOL Donnie  ;)
Rob just reminded me with his post that I need to clean the inside of my Jeep...  :D


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 03, 2018, 08:54:48 AM
Drove the Jeep in the rain for the first time since I got new tires. Not sure if its the wider tires or the Nittos just plain aren't good in the rain but man I had to slow down that's for sure.


Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 03, 2018, 09:36:19 AM
Drove the Jeep in the rain for the first time since I got new tires. Not sure if its the wider tires or the Nittos just plain aren't good in the rain but man I had to slow down that's for sure.
I got the Falken Wildpeak AT3W's and they have been awesome in the rain. I've been able to maintain speed limit with no issues. And they are nice and quiet on the commute.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Boomsticktmo on November 03, 2018, 05:36:23 PM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working Iíll shout out the name.  15 minute to install.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 04, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working Iíll shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: smileyT on November 04, 2018, 09:35:27 AM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working Iíll shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....
^ this. Also helped a few members on here install them as well.


T


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 04, 2018, 12:02:07 PM
Installed some LED headlights. Waxed and cleaned the Jeep inside and out. I've got a leak somewhere on the LH side. The back floor stays wet after a heavy rain. I keep having to remove the rear floor mat to get it to dry out. Went ahead and pulled the drain plug for that area.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 04, 2018, 12:38:42 PM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working Iíll shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....
^ this. Also helped a few members on here install them as well.


T
Remote starts are AT only ... right?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 04, 2018, 03:16:02 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Zedi on November 04, 2018, 05:56:35 PM
Ripped a rear upper control rod bracket from the frame during the spotter training ride. :rf :rf


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 04, 2018, 11:49:52 PM
Went and did Peter's Mill for the first time, fun ride with the family. Ended up not doing Skyline back. The line at the Thorton Gap entrance was huge.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: packinnova on November 05, 2018, 04:28:09 PM
Did some hoopty body fixin this past weekend on the franken-TJ.  Discovered bubbly paint where the PO's hoopty DIY slider(2" angle iron) and driver rear fender flare met near I'm guessing a tie down hole? and realized it was much worse than just bubbly paint.  Surprised there's no drain hole or anything in the bottom of that cavity.  Then again, maybe not so much. :? 
There's a drain hole in the bottom now! :wrench

Yanked the slider which turned into a PITA all it's own since they used FLAT HEAD bolts to mount it from the outside, and 3/4ths of the nuts on the inside weren't reachable with ANY wrench I had and I have a lot.  Space was just too small. Not even the smallest box ends or open ends would fit even with angle adapters, wobble extentions, crows feet...certainly not any sockets.:evil  Ended up cutting the bolts off from the outside with the angle grinder.

Then pulled the flare and lightly tapped the paint with a screwdriver and it just crumbled.  Tapped the rusty metal behind it with the handle end and it crumbled... :eek  Found a gooey 1.5" of muck, rock, and rusted chipped out metal in there too...

As you can see in the google drive link... I still have a lot to do, but I was in a hurry to at least get it patched and some primer and enamel on it before the rains hit.  I still need to sand down the welds a bit more smooth and I have a few other holes to patch as well, but so far for a quickie afternoon job I figured it's not too bad.  Nevermind I did it with a cheapie flux core welder. ;)

The other side/inside looked kinda nasty too, but surprisingly it seemed solid at least tapping with a mallet.  So for now I just stuck a wire brush on a drill in there and cleaned up as much as I could, then hit it with rustoleum pretty heavily. 

Some pics:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 06, 2018, 09:25:38 AM
That actually looks pretty good.  Especially with a flux core machine.  Maybe there's hope for me yet.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 06, 2018, 01:55:15 PM
Drove my Jeep to the polls and voted.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 07, 2018, 09:19:28 AM
Washed it to get the mud off from AOAA.  If it stays dry today, its time to put the Bull Dawg sliders on for winter after work.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 07, 2018, 03:39:03 PM
Savvy skid, billstein 5100s came in today. Gotta install those this weekend and maybe even an upper control arm if I get frisky.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Dropkick on November 07, 2018, 06:30:04 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.

I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Boomsticktmo on November 07, 2018, 06:59:31 PM
Did some hoopty body fixin this past weekend on the franken-TJ.  Discovered bubbly paint where the PO's hoopty DIY slider(2" angle iron) and driver rear fender flare met near I'm guessing a tie down hole? and realized it was much worse than just bubbly paint.  Surprised there's no drain hole or anything in the bottom of that cavity.  Then again, maybe not so much. :? 
There's a drain hole in the bottom now! :wrench

Yanked the slider which turned into a PITA all it's own since they used FLAT HEAD bolts to mount it from the outside, and 3/4ths of the nuts on the inside weren't reachable with ANY wrench I had and I have a lot.  Space was just too small. Not even the smallest box ends or open ends would fit even with angle adapters, wobble extentions, crows feet...certainly not any sockets.:evil  Ended up cutting the bolts off from the outside with the angle grinder.

Then pulled the flare and lightly tapped the paint with a screwdriver and it just crumbled.  Tapped the rusty metal behind it with the handle end and it crumbled... :eek  Found a gooey 1.5" of muck, rock, and rusted chipped out metal in there too...

As you can see in the google drive link... I still have a lot to do, but I was in a hurry to at least get it patched and some primer and enamel on it before the rains hit.  I still need to sand down the welds a bit more smooth and I have a few other holes to patch as well, but so far for a quickie afternoon job I figured it's not too bad.  Nevermind I did it with a cheapie flux core welder. ;)

The other side/inside looked kinda nasty too, but surprisingly it seemed solid at least tapping with a mallet.  So for now I just stuck a wire brush on a drill in there and cleaned up as much as I could, then hit it with rustoleum pretty heavily. 

Some pics:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d)
Man, nice work!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 07, 2018, 07:04:30 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   

I think with the Viper you have to put the Tranny in Neutral, set the e-brake, Then Start the Jeep and get out and lock the Jeep, then it shuts off the motor and is armed for a remote start in the morning... What are the steps with the Compustar?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 08, 2018, 07:27:53 AM
Drove it around last night once it got dark.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 08, 2018, 09:13:43 AM
Headlight fixed?  I installed my window sliders for the winter.  It makes for a lot quieter ride.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 08, 2018, 02:28:50 PM
Headlight fixed?  I installed my window sliders for the winter.  It makes for a lot quieter ride.

Low beams work perfectly, it's the right highbeam giving me fits


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 09, 2018, 09:52:29 PM
New rear brake pads, new rotors, and while I had the back wheels off I went ahead and cut the pinch seams.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: smileyT on November 10, 2018, 01:42:03 PM
Put the hardtop on for winter! 😢


T


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: LeadDeliveryInc on November 10, 2018, 09:57:29 PM
Bought this Wrangler last week and putting new shocks, steering stabilizer and control arms on. Just a heads up, NEVER buy a Jeep that the previous owner thought spraying bedliner underneath was a good idea. None of the bolts come off... 🤦🏻‍♂️


(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1511/7299533/24821619/414053546.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: DAMTALL on November 10, 2018, 10:53:14 PM
Had the oil changed and tires rotated!  Wish I had a garage with a giant lift in my townhouse!   :rotf


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 11, 2018, 12:25:38 PM
Bought this Wrangler last week and putting new shocks, steering stabilizer and control arms on. Just a heads up, NEVER buy a Jeep that the previous owner thought spraying bedliner underneath was a good idea. None of the bolts come off... 🤦🏻‍♂️


(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1511/7299533/24821619/414053546.jpg)

Congrats and good luck.

Today I ran some hose over the fuel lines of the 3a. Hope it solves some of my vapor lock issues.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 11, 2018, 03:24:25 PM
Washed the outside of the Jeep. Will do the inside tomorrow because after taking both kids mudding a couple weekends in a row, the inside is rough. Got enough scratches and dings in it now, I don't think I'll ever be entering a show and shine  :?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Dropkick on November 12, 2018, 01:08:29 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   

I think with the Viper you have to put the Tranny in Neutral, set the e-brake, Then Start the Jeep and get out and lock the Jeep, then it shuts off the motor and is armed for a remote start in the morning... What are the steps with the Compustar?
With the Compustar I engage the e-brake and canít have the brake pedal pressed down. When I take the key out the engine it stays running till I lock it with the fob.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 12, 2018, 02:57:09 PM
Swapped the worn front leaf springs for new "bouncy" leaf springs on the CJ gaining about 3/4 inch of lift and smoother ride. :tu

Then I changed the oil in the JKU & CJ. Dang there is a lot stuff dangling under the JKU to get caught on trail obstacles & people under the Jeep  :?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 12, 2018, 04:05:42 PM

Then I changed the oil in the JKU & CJ. Dang there is a lot stuff dangling under the JKU to get caught on trail obstacles & people under the Jeep  :?

Right?  Especially compared to the CJ.

And which springs did you go with?  My Superlift springs were pretty bouncy at first. They have either settled down, or I got used to it. ;)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 12, 2018, 04:57:14 PM
Dain - I replaced my very worn Superlift with new Superlift (same part number as the old).... I did not realize that someone had removed 2 of the leaves from the rear springs so the new set, with a full set of leaves, solved my "droopy rear end" problem and the front springs were just very tired.

Not only is there a lot stuff under the JKU but someone shoved a crap load parts into the engine compartment, it is almost like working on my wife's Mini.  :)

Life is so simple when you are a CJ......


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 12, 2018, 05:52:15 PM
Very true. And the 3a is even simpler.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 13, 2018, 08:27:35 AM
Put a new clutch in over the weekend.  I don't wish this job on anyone.  It was VERY time consuming.  There were only 3 bolts out of the 6 or 8 that connects the trans to the motor.  Someone did a bad job in the past so I replaced all of them.  The TO bearing was very tight spinning and also very snug on the shaft it slides on.  The clutch disk had about .010" left in it before the rivets.  It was definitely time for it.  Now is shifts so easy I thought it wasn't working at first when I pushed it.  The pedal can go the floor with very little resistance and going between gears I can actually use just one finger - even switching to reverse.  I guess this is what it felt like when it left the showroom.  I noticed the rear driveshaft centering joint is very notchy feeling so I need to fix that next.  I think I also hear the right front joint clicking too.  I also found that what I thought was the rear main seal leaking is actually the rear of the valve cover - its easy to see when you are underneath and there is no transmission in the way.  That will be a spring time task.