What did you do to your jeep today?

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

  1. GitEmSteveDave

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    Wow, those are pretty inexpensive. 9007's right? Has anyone tried the 9005 upgrade to the fog lights?
     
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    Sota, that’s some pretty amazing paint work!! Looks awesome and brand new now. What’s your technique?

    ChrisFix on YouTube has a recent video shining up an old Trail Blazer that was pretty inspiring too. I have been thinking of polishing the KK at some point. Your pics add fuel to the fire.
     
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    an absolute buttload of elbow grease, buffer/polisher machine, Meguiar's cleaning polishing compound, followed by Meguiar's ultra finish. Note those pix are from just the clean/polish stage. Still need to finish that, then go over with the ultra finish. working on deciding if i'm going with Meguiar's sealant, or full on Avalon King ceramic coating.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/32-oz-meguiars-dual-action-cleaner-polish-62562.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/32-oz-meguiars-ultra-finishing-compound-62224.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-10-amp-variable-speed-polisher-62861.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-polishing-foam-pad-60309.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-finishing-foam-pad-60310.html
    https://www.harborfreight.com/5-in-polishingsanding-set-5-pk-69491.html
    (use this for the attachment, not the sanding pads.)

    I'd avoid the orange compound/cutting pads, as they're too stiff, and they shred after a while.
    There's a couple things I'm missing and that I'd do different if I were to start over (different tool), but the bulk of the above would stay the same.
     
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    Yeah, that's why I linked your post. Do you think I could go w/the Vision Plus 9005 bulbs so that they all match?
     
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    Sure, sounds like a good idea actually. The color match should be dead on then.
    Look forward to a few night pics after you have them installed ! :)
     
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    Being that you are running a turbo diesel, you should consider using a vacuum pump for the pcv system. On my ram I just gutted the pcv valve and then plumbed in a check valve in the engine breather that closes when a vacuum is drawn. And then hook up the vacuum pump to the now gutted pcv valve.
     
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    It actually has something like that going on. The vacuum pump lies deep in the engine and exhausts inside the block. The extra pressure exhausts through a flapper valve on top of the camifold which is called "the hockey puck". Oily exhaust goes from the hockey puck to the air inlet hose which it rots a hole in. The oily air continues to the turbo which pumps it into the intercooler where it accumulates. A lot of the oil coats and chokes the intake where it combines with raw exhaust gasses making the world a better place. The Provent intercepts the oily air from the hockey puck and seperates the oil out passing cleaner air to the intake hose which improves everything downstream.
     
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    Quarantine has been good for the Liberty. Oil change, air filter, and t-case switch have been done. I also got the tires balanced and rotated at work yesterday. Next on the list is fixing the rear passenger wheel speed sensor circuit. Replacing the sensor did nothing. I want cruise control, dammit.
     
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    Sold the XJ and got the old trilink out of the KJ, got the new one held in with one bolt, so good to go by my standards... :D
     
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    I ended up changing the heater core, took me 8 hours. I tried all the simple and easy things before replacing it, more than once I’ll have you know. No more smell or foggy windows..yay.
     
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    Strong work there! Changing a heater core isn’t for the faint of heart.
     
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    Power Steering fluid Suctioned out after about 2 years.
    It was getting dirty. Got some new fluid in there.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Pulled the trigger on the Philips VisionPlus 9007 headlights and 65w 9005's b/c the price for both dropped to ~$18 each. Thanks to Amazon's new shipping priorities, the head lights will get here by the 9th(hoping I don't get pulled over), but the 9005's are arriving 4/29.
     
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    You will find it does not blind oncoming drivers with lows & fogs on.
    However cause I'm well lifted, I stay a bit further back from a car directly ahead.
    The extra light easily fills the entire car and is super bright on cars mirrors ahead at night.
     
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    When I want to blind oncoming drivers, or freak out people in front of me who aren't paying attention b/c I can see them staring at their phones, I use the light bar.

    Heyyyyyyyyy, can I do the same 65w upgrade trick for the light bar?!
     
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    Oh yeah, those 65 watters are high beam power, just set low to fill the ground and car ahead if you are close. Ur going to like em.
    No idea what you can do with the light bar, start out OE and take it from there.
     
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    looks like I'm done with the cleaning pass. now I can start the polishing phase.
     
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    Yes , it wasn’t easy but it wasn’t the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
    I just figured out how to get my fog lights on. They both work, thought about going LED. Does anyone know where the tach wire is located, my doesn’t work but the speedo does.