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Viking Jeeper

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If you don't already have it, a 6 point box wrench is much better to use than the normal 12 point ones. Way less likely to strip out!
Yes, I have the long handled 6 point wrenches that are means for brake bleeders. I was just tired and angry after rotating 35 inch tires and got a little careless on the last one. I should have been ready for there to be different sizes.
 

dschwes

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Black Rock makes a “D” window style aluminum wheel.

Thank you. I have looked at those once not too long ago but for that price I could get 4 steelies twice for the price of 2-3 of those. I do like them and it’s a great alternative to the steel. It would literally check every box except my budget unfortunately.
 
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TheBoogieman

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Fixed my AC/Heat blend door issue and it was exactly what I thought it would be. I talked the guy down $500 on my last Jeep with the same issue after his mechanic told him it would cost $400 to fix it. One drop of Dollar store super glue. I'm too cheap to pay $6 for a new knob.
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HBomber8

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Fixed my AC/Heat blend door issue and it was exactly what I thought it would be. I talked the guy down $500 on my last Jeep with the same issue after his mechanic told him it would cost $400 to fix it. One drop of Dollar store super glue. I'm too cheap to pay $6 for a new knob.
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I had the same thing happen to my fan speed knob a few years ago. A not-so-reputable shop tried to convince me that it was a whole other (expensive) issue that needed to be fixed. I switched it with the temperature knob and called it a day 🤣

Never went back to that shop 😡
 

dracotonisamond

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I got around to modifying my morryde tailgate reinforcement bumpers.

i grabbed some 2" nylon round stock and a pack of 85mm long M6x1 stainless bolts from mcmaster-carr.
no hockey pucks or mallet heads here.

the spacers for my 35" BFgoodrich KM3 on 3.75" backspacing ended up needing 2-1/8" spacers for the gate and a 2-3/16 spacer for the tub
basically 3/4" and 13/16" longer than the spacers morryde sends with the kit.
 

AndyG

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Pop some BMW seats in Andy...Get back to me.
I follow you man, I work next door to a BMW service specialist.

I'm not comparing luxury european sedan seats to 03-06 TJ seats, just saying the earlier ones seem better padded, and feel taller.
 

scottgraham

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I follow you man, I work next door to a BMW service specialist.

I'm not comparing luxury european sedan seats to 03-06 TJ seats, just saying the earlier ones seem better padded, and feel taller.
My '98 seats sucked, would have felt better had been 2x4's w/ an old pillow.....pick and pull, $120/ pair, leather sport seats.
The only thing that would make better would be a happy ending after every drive...oh, wait, that's my wife's job;)
 
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AndyG

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My '98 seats sucked, would have felt better had been 2x4's w/ an old pillow.....pick and pull, $120/ pair, leather sport seats.
The only thing that would make better would be a happy ending after every drive...oh, wait, that's my wife's job;)
I've ridden in a buddy's 99 that are clapped out. I thought maybe it was the Sahara seats being better, but @Boogieman said it's they were only upholstered different.

I just know @Hog s are really nice, and my TJ's have less miles than his.
 
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AndyG

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Got my 03 back from the shop. Check this out.

10 factory axles...3 years old. Seals seeped.

Shop had put longer studs in and national seals...they poured.

He calls 10 factory...they send new seals , new bearings and pay his labor.

I'm impressed they did it, and just as impressed this kid got them too. Any one in North Alabama need to let me hook them up if they need a shop. Cole's Auto Repair.


I 'll be recommending and running 10 Factory from now on if I upgrade other axles.

Bought a small heater for my little shed/shop....gonna do some wiring on my 06 soon in there. Painted it's right front tub/toekick panel with textured paint Sunday.

Pretty sure I want the same in the mirror back up camera in my 06 as my 03....is it me or is it hard to see out of these? The back window is huge. I realize my spares are part of it.

Gonna do some wheel swaps soon just for giggles.
 

j8ksdad

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Finally got a right sized spare (32x11.5) that hit the bumper when mounted. So I bought the TeraFlex relocation bracket. Tire now fits but It's 2" away from the rubber stabilizer bumpers. Looking for ideas on what to use to extend them.
 

TheBoogieman

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Finally got a right sized spare (32x11.5) that hit the bumper when mounted. So I bought the TeraFlex relocation bracket. Tire now fits but It's 2" away from the rubber stabilizer bumpers. Looking for ideas on what to use to extend them.
A BL would make it fit on the stock carrier. I run 35s on the stock carriers with a little help.
 
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Midtenn

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Going to get rid of the subwoofer console and opting for the dual cup holder option. Now I just need to get a parking brake gasket and I’ll have it where I want.
 

AndyG

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Finally got a right sized spare (32x11.5) that hit the bumper when mounted. So I bought the TeraFlex relocation bracket. Tire now fits but It's 2" away from the rubber stabilizer bumpers. Looking for ideas on what to use to extend them.
Most guys slice rubber mallet heads from Harbor Freight.



A wheel spacers is a cheap alternative to extend one out as well.