What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. GitEmSteveDave

    GitEmSteveDave Full Access Member

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    Was out and near a Napa, so I replaced the Serp belt. Shop wanted $58 in labor, and I had it done in about 2 minutes.
     
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    Front pads and rotors done, pads were free (AutoZone's gold lifetime). May not be the best, but since I replace every year, not bad. Also learned the 'clangclangclang' of the ESP is a lot more noticeable on steel wheels.
     
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    Anyone think the culprit of my front end creaking when braking hard enough to shift the weight forward - is my front moog poly sway bar bushings being dry?

    I can’t figure it out. Everything as always is new including lower arms and ball joints and endlinks etc

    Pads and rotors and slide pins grease and good.
     
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    Bought 3 pretty clean matching doors!
     

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    In my quest of furthering my knowledge of LED's I ended up changing out the LED 3157's that were at 5K in temp to ones that were 3900K in temp output. Needless to say I am twice more pleased at how the results were, since this morning I had to give the wife the Jeep to go to work while I took her car in to the Dealership to be reinspected for recall work they had done. Standing on 3rd floor apartment looking down as she drove by in good light I could see the brake lights perfectly like there were normal incandescents in the housings and much cleaner too. The 5K were just way way too soft, could see them okay in daylight but night time was what bothered me as they were about as bright as the LED ring for the running lights. I think I now know what real temps to use when not using red LED's for brake lamp bulbs.
     
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    Could be that or I'd check your upper shock mounts up front. Disconnect the sway bar (or just get new bushings for $5) and see what that does.
     
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    unless you can find bulbs that put out the exact same light frequency as the colored lenses pass, you'll always be better off getting "white" bulbs behind colored lenses. and as you've discovered, an LEDs "temperature" is far more narrow a spectrum than an incandescent bulb. your experience makes sense also, as 5K is on the "blue" end of the spectrum, and 3.9K is "warmer". I suspect that if you could find them, something 3K or less would work even better for the brake lights.
     
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    Red is one of the best to use in LED though the ones I found were very weak on the output of about 60lm or less. Unlike the Philips Red LED's I put in my Camry which gave a stellar output which was at 250lm on the brake and made a world of difference over the regular incandescent I believe the tail was something like 100lm. It was 100% cleaner without glare. So I went further in experimenting this time round but rule of thumb is higher the temp the lesser the output is. Which optimum temp is roughly 4100K to 4300K temps because that matches what ''Daylight'' is. But I also put in LED's that match near same design as a regular incandescent they have a globe covering the LED chips so if you look in my brake lamps you'd think I just have a regular bulb in there nothing special. So the 3900K that I have is ''near perfect'' but works to what I needed for light output. Secondary problem is finding H11's with a 4100K temperature output because the main trend is always with the ''blue output'' which if you're out in the country side it works great, city side it is worthless because the street lamps overpower the output leaving you nearly blind to seeing the streets. Though I've seen the regular halogen units with HID's in them and the throw is actually clean very clean for being Halogen. Morimoto has HID's with the 4500K temps that would match a regular Halogen Bulb for headlights. I've considered going that route since I can program the headlights to read out LED's or HID's.
     
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    replaced the driver side sun visor.
    unfortunately couldn't get a direct replacement.

    Does anyone's sun visor pull out on the shaft?
    i.e when you have it blocking the sun on the side, can you move it along the shaft?
     
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    I drove my 06 renegade to the store to get beer and to fill it up with gas
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Moved it to mow and then moved it back.
     
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    Yep, that’s how they all work. It’s in the manual...
     
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    Thanks. I was wondering if there was a trim level that didn't have this feature.
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Broke windshield. Just a small crack, so far...
     
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    Rock or pebble which those can ruin a KJ windshield real quick.
     
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    Do what my one boss did. Follow a vehicle not obeying the law, e.g. a covered load, and call it in to the police that something flew off, and knicked your windshield and have them pay your inusrance.
     
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    I both approve and disapprove of this.
     
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    bonus points if you can do it with one of the dump trucks that has the sign "not responsible for broken windshields" plastered on the back. Those signs are not legally enforceable and companies use them to scare people out of holding them accountable for not maintaining and operating their equipment correctly (for me, this paints a huge target on them for this type of "social justice")
     
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    My windshield got cracked about 3.5 years ago. There wasn't another vehicle within 100 yards of me. I honestly thought maybe someone had taken a potshot at me.

    My insurance fixed it at no charge, though I can still see the spot where they melted in the patch.
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    It was a UFO. Never saw it but I was about 10 yards behind some sort of work truck. It hit just below the viewing portion and wiper cleared area near the cowl on the left side. I heard the sickening "TINK". Couldn't find anything when I got home on Monday. It showed when I went through a downpour on the way home Tuesday. Guessing the cool rain on the warm windshield aggravated things. Still hasn't spread into the business part of the windshield and we don't have inspections here in Maryland.