What did you do to your jeep today?

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

  1. sota

    sota Full Access Member

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    this spring I desperately want to get to work on roof rails, basket(s), and lights.
    I want something low and tight to the roof line to start with, since I have a vertical constraint to get in the garage.
    I want it strong enough to support a spare, a roof camper, tool boxes/tools, not necessarily all at once though.
    I want basically an entire halo of lights of various colors (white and yellow most likely) doing marker/emergency along with illumination duties.
    And probably more stuff i'm forgetting at the moment.
     
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    Fluid check, parts check, smell check, feel checks done. Didn't do a taste test on anything this time. 1 oil change away from 200000 miles. Run on, you sweet bastard, run on.
     
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    I went to the range and found the downrange paths have not been plowed. There was 12-16" of snow depending on the spot, and it is all still powder with about 2" of crust at the bottom. The liberty ripped through it like nothing.
     
  4. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    04 has been lifted over 14 years and 210,000 miles
    03 has been lifted 4-5 years ( well ever since I bought it, right after ) about 55,000 miles
    the 05 had remained stock for almost 6 years, too long
    OME 925s for the front and 947s for the rear and Bilsteins all around , had to stay close to stock height so my 87 year old Mother, 92 year old step father ( who is now in a nursing home ) could still climb in easily plus it was getting down to a little over an inch below new stock and I hated driving it, so now , good to go again !!
     
  5. sota

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    haven't touched it since the last snow storm.
    it sits inside, waiting to go out into the dark night, do the rough tasks asked of it, and make it's owner money. :D
     
  6. Jo6pak

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    Quotes from area shops to install lift in the WK2 range from $6-800 !!
    Guess it'll wait until spring unless I can find someone with a lift and heated garage.

    Plan now is to get everything and do one mad week of mods once the spring weather breaks
     
  7. LibertyTC

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    Tires this AM all looked a bit low, 29 psi huh? It was just above freezing too.
    [​IMG]
    Anyways got down with some air & the torque wrench, I'm good to roll again.
    How much does it cost per tire to fill with nitrogen ?
     
  8. Jeremy-WI

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    Just above freezing? It was just about 6 F here this morning and no TPMS light on on my Liberty
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow that is certainly cold enough.. enjoy!
    [​IMG]
    Good to hear no TPM light on!
     
  10. tommudd

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    I wish I could get 6-800 for a KJ lift LOL
    I have a heated ( so nice to have free gas ) garage, well two- two car garage but never seen the need for a lift to install a lift
     
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    LIBERTYTC...37 Lbs ?
     
  12. Schgsd

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    I did the blower motor resistor fix today per the sticky. Rock Auto $11
    Only having #3 and #4 fan speed was beginning to make me nuts.
     
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    A few extra pounds seems to help in the handling department, with the heavier Kevlar's.
     
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    Damn, which shops did you go to?

    Back in FL I paid $250 for the first lift on the KJ to be installed.
     
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    I hope you put WINTER air in those tyres. :cool:
     
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    hooked the battery tender up to it.
     
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    Those are Canadian Lbs!
     
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    Ya ya ..canuck psi
    37 lbs is also how much food I intend on devouring next week also.
    :)
     
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    @tommudd @HoosierJeeper
    I got quotes from Cordell's and Luke's up here in Onalaska- both including alignment. Bollum's said around $400-450 without alignment.

    I don't really NEED a lift, but it would make it easier.
    I only have an unheated, small garage. And with the Victory tucked alongside the GC, it's pretty tight. And I'm not crawling around on cold concrete, or going without a vehicle for a few days when it's cold outside.

    In the spring, I'll be warm while I work and have the scoot for getting around.

    I'm hoping to have the new front bumper cover, new fog-lights, lift, and skids together by then-so I can do it all in one mad week.
     
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    Wow, paid about 1k for my lift and bumper install. Think I got gouged a little bit