What did you do to your TJ today?

Starrs

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Aug 1, 2017
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Indiana, United States
Got some good garage time in this weekend, between the other stuff on the honey do list. Started installing my sliders. Didn't quite go as planned, will update in my build thread. They look damn good though...
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I also worked on my new rear bumper. I bought one of those EAG one on Amazon. It looks well built, and well finished. However that is where the praise ends. Their no-drill, no mod installation? FALSE! Running 32" tires, the tire contacted the top of the bumper...Also, I had to drill a couple (4) holes in my crossmember for mounting bolts. Oh, and those bolts are IMPOSSIBLE (well, maybe just very difficult) to get to without dropping the fuel tank. When I contacted them...they listened, then went away. Like, didn't respond at ALL. I left them a shitty review. Anyway, after I got the Rugged Ridge Spare tire bracket the bumper fits great...and bonus, it hides the big, ugly butt crack left over from my body lift. Don't stalk my from my license plate!

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Is it supposed to be offcenter?
 

JeepZilla380

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May 30, 2017
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Atlanta, GA
Got some good garage time in this weekend, between the other stuff on the honey do list. Started installing my sliders. Didn't quite go as planned, will update in my build thread. They look damn good though...
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I also worked on my new rear bumper. I bought one of those EAG one on Amazon. It looks well built, and well finished. However that is where the praise ends. Their no-drill, no mod installation? FALSE! Running 32" tires, the tire contacted the top of the bumper...Also, I had to drill a couple (4) holes in my crossmember for mounting bolts. Oh, and those bolts are IMPOSSIBLE (well, maybe just very difficult) to get to without dropping the fuel tank. When I contacted them...they listened, then went away. Like, didn't respond at ALL. I left them a shitty review. Anyway, after I got the Rugged Ridge Spare tire bracket the bumper fits great...and bonus, it hides the big, ugly butt crack left over from my body lift. Don't stalk my from my license plate!

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Wow Ranger, those JCR sliders are sweet. Might have to put a pair of those on the wish list for way down the line.


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JMT

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Feb 27, 2017
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Some of you may remember my difficulty finding a matching size spare tire, finally found a 33' and a wheel(Not a Duratrac but it'll do), thanks to Quadratec offering tire/wheel pairs. So I installed a tire carrier extension and the tire yesterday.
I’m still waiting for my tire guy to find a 33”. Arghhh! Nice find. Looks good
 

JMT

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New roof rack update!
Yakima LoadWarrior+Extension up there now with a fresh coat of truck bed liner on it. This basket literally fits the length of the TJ hardtop perfect. The front fairing even follows the same angle as the windshield. View attachment 44145
That's the best looking roof rack I've seen! Nice work, good choice, clean lines
 
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EJD

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Jul 16, 2016
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That's the best looking roof rack I've seen! Nice work, good choice, clean lines
Wow, thanks man!

I have to say i'm loving it too, it even came with these extra accessory crossbars to go width-wise in the basket to divide it into sections or to mount other things onto it as well. Looking forward to loading it out and I think it will make a good overlanding addition.

Think i'm taking a father's day trip up to North Cascades NP to explore, so i'll get more pics in the field. Also more pics in my build thread.
 

JMT

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Wow, thanks man!

I have to say i'm loving it too, it even came with these extra accessory crossbars to go width-wise in the basket to divide it into sections or to mount other things onto it as well. Looking forward to loading it out and I think it will make a good overlanding addition.

Think i'm taking a father's day trip up to North Cascades NP to explore, so i'll get more pics in the field. Also more pics in my build thread.
I look forward to those pics. Love to see TJ's getting out there! Wish I had a big Jeep exploration trip planned this Father's Day! The lake for us, will be okay with some brewskies...
 
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ac_

zombicon
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Jun 15, 2017
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AZ, United States
So last night after sitting in the office all day in the AC, I drove home and pulled into the driveway. It was 109 outside, and I noticed as I grabbed my mail that my brake lights were still on. Argh. I was already sweating and the thought of crawling under the dash was making me quiver. I thought I was going to cry. I am not the most agile guy crawling under the dash, and it was so efing hot. I really didn't want to deal with it.

So I hopped back into the TJ, and raced down the Car Quest and picked up a new brake switch. and came back, it was soo freaking hot. So I found a cloth bag in the car, and I shoved it up in between the switch and the brake pedal, so the lights would go out, and that worked. My other truck has the dash ripped out because I am in the middle of putting a stereo so both of my rigs were down.

I went out and put the wires in for the backup camera in my Ram in the garage and waited for it to get dark. Once it got dark it dropped 20 degrees, and I still wasn't looking forward to putting in the brake light switch. But it had to be done

I pulled the lower dash panel under the steering wheel, and then the metal plate. I crawled under the dash as far as I could but was fighting the driver door, so I just popped the door off, and reached up and pulled the switch off, then unplugged it. Plugged in the new switch and popped it back in and pulled the piston out to adjust it. Then I replaced the panels and the door. In total took less than 10 minutes to fix.

Now the brake lights work as they should again.
 

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