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« Reply #150 on: January 28, 2019, 09:30:18 PM »

I installed the Currie Antirock this past weekend.  It's a very easy job and uses a torsion bar in place of the factory bar.  The most difficult part of the install was getting the inserts into the front frame tube.  Beveling the edges on the inserts, and using grease, makes the job much easier.  I took the Jeep out for a test drive and couldn't tell any difference in the ride.  Admittedly, I didn't take it into corners, so we'll see how that goes later.

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« Reply #151 on: March 17, 2019, 11:49:43 AM »

I gave the the LJ a little attention today.  Installed some Metalcloak bling (hopefully functional), in the form of their vented fender panels. Since I have an intermittent locker pump issue, I also installed a new set of front and rear air pumps.

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« Reply #152 on: April 19, 2019, 02:52:12 PM »

Started the annual maintenance on the Jeep, to include:
 - Oil and filter replaced
 - Air filter replaced
 - Suspension and drive shafts greased
 - Front hubs disassembled, two bad inner seals replaced, and bearings repacked with grease
 - All brakes disassembled and cleaned
 - A rear sticking caliper replaced, along with new pads on the rear
 - Cleaned and repainted the frame and underside of the Jeep



I also pulled the 17" Walker Evans beadlocks and 35" Mickey Thompson MTs. They were replaced with a set of 17" Indy 1st generation Bronco wheels, with 35" Duratrac tires for everyday driving. For reference, the Walker Evans beadlocks and Mickey Thompson tires weigh 107.6 lbs each.  The Indy wheels and Duratracs weigh 87.4 lbs. The 20 lb per tire difference is noticeable when driving around.   This also gave me my first major Jeep Bling!

 

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« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2019, 07:17:55 AM »

After having this in the garage for a long time I finally got around to installing the HealTech speedometer calibrator from Blue Monkey Motor sports.  The calibrator plugs into the factory harness for all 97 - 06 TJ and LJs, including either the 231 or 241OR transfer case.  

http://www.bluemonkeymotorsports.com/products_ht.html

The installation was literally this simple:

 - Take the SPEEDOHEALER out of the package
 - Unplug the speedometer wire that goes into the transfer case
 - Plug the SPEEDOHEALER into the transfer case
 - Plug the factory wire into the SPEEDOHEALER pigtail
 - Run the wire over the transfer case and up near the firewall (battery side)
 - Follow the simple programming on the well written instructions
 - Zip tie the SPEEDOHEALER wherever you want it to be
 - Close hood and test drive

Note #1:  Before doing the install make sure that you note, using a GPS, the speed that the speedometer is reading when your actual (i.e. real) speed is 60 MPH.  Once you've done this you look up reading from your speedometer on the chart they provide.  For example, my speedometer read 70 MPH, while my GPS said the actual speed was 60 MPH.  I looked up 70 MPH on the chart, which gave me the "correction value" of 14.3%.  I entered this number into the control unit and it worked perfect.  

http://www.bluemonkeymotorsports.com/downloads/SHV4A_User_Guide.pdf

Note #2: The display on the SPEEDOHEALER control unit, pictured, only shows one number at a time, so you would then have to enter the correction factor in one number at a time.  In my case, 1, then 4, then 3, giving me the needed 14.3% correction

Final Note: The entire install took me 30 minutes from start to finish.  This included adding split loom tubing on the entire length of wire provided by HealTech.  It also included more time than normal for running the wire from the transfer case to the firewall.  It was more difficult in my case, because I have a 241OR case and ultra tummy tuck.  This resulted in me not having much room to easily access running the wire.  The total cost was $120 (I think it's more now!), plus a few feet of 3/8" wire loom tubing.

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