What did you do to your TJ today?


FarFire70

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Broke 3 bolts removing the JKS BL and was hoping to get the Savvy BL installed.

Now I need to decide if this is the time I finally get a welder or if I look to a local traveling welder to get the job done...
 

Agustin David

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11 Years living in the heat of El Paso without A/C in my TJ finally decided to install an A/C kit not hard at all.

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Zorba

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Took it for a nice long drive. I'm coaching/mentoring another dancer about 20 miles away, so I figured it'd be a good opportunity to take the Jeep and find out the finer points of the new Rostra cruise control. It works fine, uphill and down, etc, etc. Interestingly, it engages far faster than any CC I've encountered (not to be confused with acceleration speed) - probably because its electric instead of vacuum actuated.
 

Jacket4256

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Other than driving my daughter to school, I hadn't really driven anywhere significant since the work I've done on it this past week or so. To refresh, new tires, new H&R springs, new Rancho shocks, new motor mounts, new trans. mount, and new front sway bar bushings and links.

So, I took a drive on fairly rough forest service road I had yet to explore, the Kimsey Mountain Hwy. which was built over 100 years ago, but never paved. The clouds were down to below 2,000ft. so I was driving in the clouds most of the time and had no views of the surrounding mountains. Still, a great time just me and the Jeep.

Once I got home and looked everything over, I don't know if I missed it on reassembly, but the passenger side motor mount bolt had loosened and back out quite a bit. Luckily, the nut was still hanging on by a few threads. I'm guessing I got sidetracked and forgot to tighten it down. All good now, though. Except it rides and drives so much better and quieter...I'm hearing other little noises that I want to track down. Just nuisances from what I can tell. Nothing critical...I guess going for luxury interior comfort is a fools errand. LOL!! I love this thing. I wish my old CJ-7 would have been this nice back in the day.

Here's a link to the road I drove. It's nothing that a sedan couldn't do if you know how to drive, but it is in the middle of nowhere.

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Man I am definitely gonna have to check that out I am about 1 hour north of you in Roane County
 
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Kiwi TJ

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FarFire70

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Spray painted clear coat on some parts in the garage. Wrinkled as it dried.... Damn 35 degree temps. Really should have kept the garage door closed. Paint seems to work okay when the garage maintains ~50deg by not introducing the fresh cold air.

It's the metal part of my new body mounts so I'm not overly worried if the finish isn't perfect. With the Savvy BL eventually going on, that part will show so I wanted it black. Not a fan of shiny parts in the underbody.
 
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WSS

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JpZombie

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Old 30" tires were toast. Found some stock 2018 JK rims and tires (5) for $220. Guy claimed there was about 8K miles on them. Threw on some 1.25" wheel adapters/spacers and I'm good to go for awhile longer. Spare will go on once the MORyde carrier gets here. Also have .75" coil spacers waiting to go in for the front, just didn't have time today to mess with that.

Eyes now looking towards brake upgrade, regearing the axles and 2" suspension lift. Once these tires wear out I'll bump up to 33"s.

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Vasq

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Old 30" tires were toast. Found some stock 2018 JK rims and tires (5) for $220. Guy claimed there was about 8K miles on them. Threw on some 1.25" wheel adapters/spacers and I'm good to go for awhile longer. Spare will go on once the MORyde carrier gets here. Also have .75" coil spacers waiting to go in for the front, just didn't have time today to mess with that.

Eyes now looking towards brake upgrade, regearing the axles and 2" suspension lift. Once these tires wear out I'll bump up to 33"s.

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Mudflat

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Nowhere else really to post this. I did NOTHING to my TJ today. However, I did fabricate a grinder stand/tree. It makes everything easy to access and can be moved to where ever the work is going on. Bonus! I made a matching paper towel holder!

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Nowhere else really to post this. I did NOTHING to my TJ today. However, I did fabricate a grinder stand/tree. It makes everything easy to access and can be moved to where ever the work is going on. Bonus! I made a matching paper towel holder!

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That’s really cool! I like your wall art too & would love to do something similar, but I don’t get a vote. I guess I’m lucky to have a beer fridge. ☺️
I really like your cabinets too. I’ve got something similar because we were able to salvage our upper kitchen & bathroom cabinets after our home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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Midtenn

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Is there a good resource for explaining the difference in the various types of summer tops? Bikini vs Bimimi vs?
The one that looks most what I want is the alien sunshade. Is there a USA made version?
 
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