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« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2017, 04:18:53 PM »

Got a new CB setup (new to me)...ran the wire to the antennae...question I have is do I need a spring?  I see some setups with and some without.  Think I am gonna order that bracket from quadratec too...I like that location.

I do not run the spring on the antenna on my CJ. I have not had any reception issues. I had it but took it off as the antenna kept smacking the side of the Jeep. I understand that it is now a little more vulnerable to snapping if I go under a low branch, but I am OK with that risk.

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Dain

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« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2017, 04:22:52 PM »

Got a new CB setup (new to me)...ran the wire to the antennae...question I have is do I need a spring?  I see some setups with and some without.  Think I am gonna order that bracket from quadratec too...I like that location.

I do not run the spring on the antenna on my CJ. I have not had any reception issues. I had it but took it off as the antenna kept smacking the side of the Jeep. I understand that it is now a little more vulnerable to snapping if I go under a low branch, but I am OK with that risk.
That is what I was worried about. I put the spring on but I think I'm going to take it off because I don't want it smacking up against my hardtop.

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« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2017, 07:27:34 PM »

I run mine no spring too and it's been fine

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« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2017, 08:48:18 PM »

Pulled the rear carpet up as it got rained on last night...only to discover that a local (not too far from Warrenton) off road shop punched two holes through the body while drilling out the broken upper shock bolts that I couldnt get out when I put my lift on last year..they were either too ignorant to realize they even did it or too crappy to tell me about it..
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« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2017, 09:16:30 PM »

New project.  TJ gave me DW on the GW to and from work today.  Had the better half rock the wheel and saw deflection in the track bar bushing, vertical movement  in the track bar TRE and felt slop in the DS tie rod TRE.   Bought the parts and will install Sat.  All bad parts are oem at 140k, they owe me nothing.

John

As typical with an oem track bar r&r it  was complicated.

Torx bushing bolt was stuck.  2 days of pb blaster didnt help.  Heat didnt help.  Torx socket just kept popping out even though it wasnt stripped.  Angle grinder to cut flats in the head for a BIG channel lock didnt help.  Had to weld a nut on the head.  That worked wonderfully as it always does.

I hate Torx.

All done and no more DW.  Happy camper.

John
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« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2017, 01:15:40 PM »

Well, I broke the top 2 bolts holding the driver side fender to the tub. Am I ok with just 2 on the bottom? I sprayed them, heated them, everything and they are stuck. Thought I could get the second one out with vice grips but it wouldn't move.

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« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2017, 01:42:23 PM »

Blew a fuel line on the yj after it's been sitting. They no longer make the line I needed so it looks like I'm gonna switch over to an systems and new lines. Wooooo

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« Reply #67 on: August 13, 2017, 03:56:41 PM »

Yesterday I had my rear brakes (pads and rotors) done along with a rear outer axle seal.  Thanks to Smiley T for introducing me to his brother Brett!!

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« Reply #68 on: August 13, 2017, 04:59:41 PM »

Drove it to AJ's to help diagnose some fuel issues with his big blue CJ7.

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« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2017, 01:21:07 AM »

Blew a fuel line on the yj after it's been sitting. They no longer make the line I needed so it looks like I'm gonna switch over to an systems and new lines. Wooooo

Wait... I have a set... yours bro. I pulled a motor from a 94 yj 2.5 for my willys build.

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« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2017, 07:50:14 AM »

After a month in Europe driving an eco box and hating being that close to the ground.. I drove Mine.....
 
as for working on it.. I am saving that for Sauza's Jeep..

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« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2017, 08:50:47 AM »

Full Awn Fab strikes again!  Yeah, I called them out for you.  They have screwed more Jeeps than a lot of you know recently.  They should be avoided, multiple members are getting screwed by them/him recently.

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« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2017, 03:08:58 PM »

Got a new CB setup (new to me)...ran the wire to the antennae...question I have is do I need a spring?  I see some setups with and some without.  Think I am gonna order that bracket from quadratec too...I like that location.

I do not run the spring on the antenna on my CJ. I have not had any reception issues. I had it but took it off as the antenna kept smacking the side of the Jeep. I understand that it is now a little more vulnerable to snapping if I go under a low branch, but I am OK with that risk.
That is what I was worried about. I put the spring on but I think I'm going to take it off because I don't want it smacking up against my hardtop
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When I ran my hardtop I just drilled a hole in a tennis ball and put it over the antenna so that it would bounce against the hard top and not the antenna itself. I suppose just cutting a big enough slit would work as well. It lasted perfectly for years but eventually began to work its way down - I just put a zip tie around the antenna at the top and bottom of above and below the ball and it's still there to this day. Mine looks a little ratty and junky but you could always paint it or get a "fun color" tennis ball like the ones they sell at pet stores. Allowed me to run the spring and save the antenna and mount (honestly I'd be more worried about the mount/body/etc. than the antenna) without sacrificing the hardtop. I put the ball in a location that it would bounce against the glass and not the fiberglass. I have noticed that the "medium duty" springs are nowhere near strong enough to handle a >3 foot antenna, go with the HD. Tennis ball did not affect the tune of my antenna at all.
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« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2017, 06:47:20 PM »

Got a new CB setup (new to me)...ran the wire to the antennae...question I have is do I need a spring?  I see some setups with and some without.  Think I am gonna order that bracket from quadratec too...I like that location.

I do not run the spring on the antenna on my CJ. I have not had any reception issues. I had it but took it off as the antenna kept smacking the side of the Jeep. I understand that it is now a little more vulnerable to snapping if I go under a low branch, but I am OK with that risk.
That is what I was worried about. I put the spring on but I think I'm going to take it off because I don't want it smacking up against my hardtop
Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk


When I ran my hardtop I just drilled a hole in a tennis ball and put it over the antenna so that it would bounce against the hard top and not the antenna itself. I suppose just cutting a big enough slit would work as well. It lasted perfectly for years but eventually began to work its way down - I just put a zip tie around the antenna at the top and bottom of above and below the ball and it's still there to this day. Mine looks a little ratty and junky but you could always paint it or get a "fun color" tennis ball like the ones they sell at pet stores. Allowed me to run the spring and save the antenna and mount (honestly I'd be more worried about the mount/body/etc. than the antenna) without sacrificing the hardtop. I put the ball in a location that it would bounce against the glass and not the fiberglass. I have noticed that the "medium duty" springs are nowhere near strong enough to handle a >3 foot antenna, go with the HD. Tennis ball did not affect the tune of my antenna at all.
Thanks.... that's a good idea.

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« Reply #74 on: August 15, 2017, 08:41:09 AM »

Dropped the Wrangler off at the dealer for its sixth repair attempt at fixing my HVAC system.

They gave me a 2017 cherry red Wrangler as a loaner...someone ripped out the USB connection from the dash...  Rant Face

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