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What did you do to your TJ today?

Discussion in 'TJ General Discussion' started by LJRubiconGuy, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Shane Mckinley

    Shane Mckinley Zipman35
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    What tranny? I’m having similar issues and think I should follow your lead. How hard was it to drain, change filter, and refill?


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  2. Clint

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    42RLE tranny, it was very easy, trust me I'm no mechanic, but I love wrenching, it was simple as dropping the transmission pan, I believe it was 13 bolts holding it in. Now you could just drop the pan, catch the fluid and measure the amount that you drain and refill with new , but I did a complete flush.there are some good write ups on how to do so, and you tube lol I can show you the process with pictures if you like, but I'm currently at work it would have to wait until the weekend. Here are a few pis of the pan dropped. Remember to get all your supplies, tranny filter, pan gasket, red RTV sealer, tranny fluid ect. 20180607_092230.jpg this black box inside the pan is the filte, make sure it come with an O-ring. 20180607_092254.jpg catching the old. After this we began the flush at the radiator. ( not the antifreeze, the transmission fluid ) I know this is all confusing, but I can explain better if your unable to find a write up or YouTube video, holler if any questions, I'll do my best to explain.
     
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  3. TJ2

    TJ2 TJ Addict

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    No it's not confusing to us grease heads :)
    I did these flushing to my 2 TJs.
    Glad you are sharing your experience to us.
     
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  4. Fonz54

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    Installed my new to me bumper. Got this off of CL for $125. Sanded with 80 grit wet or dry, used acetone to wipe it down and painted it with three coats of Rustoleum Hammered black. PO had it painted Pewter or some color like that. Bought new bottom bolts from Fastenal and Bob's your Uncle! Thing is solid 1/4" steel. Now I am going to get some corner braces for it. Will mostly be used for the rack for my mountain bike. Sanded and painted the cross member while I was at it.

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  5. GTboosted

    GTboosted TJ Enthusiast

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    Added a new headunit and Polk speakers. I will complete the full system install this fall. It's too hot right for all that

    Nice features:
    Bluetooth with aptx for high quality streaming

    Satellite radio (nice when I go camping and there is no internet or radio stations)

    Weather band radio tuner (should be useful because I always check the weather on my phone when I fish off the coast)

    Aux

    USB

    Pandora

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  6. Fouledplugs

    Fouledplugs TJ Addict
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    Ahhhh ahhhh the Clarion m508. Such a nice looking head unit. Have a friend that test drove it for Clarion. I think they fit perfect in the Jeep TJ. They dont look like a transformer spawn. They actually look like they compliment the interior.
     
  7. GTboosted

    GTboosted TJ Enthusiast

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    Thanks. I worked at a major car audio online retailer and my price was only 5 percent over cost at the time. I was never tempted to replace my headunits just because of the aftermarket look.

    I would not have changed my TJ headunit if it wasn't for the m508. I started doing research and saw threads on companies that can modify the stock unit so I was going to go that route. Luckily I remembered that Clarion does less flashy units and when I looked them up, they had this bad boy that just released. It looks like it belongs in the old school interior. It is also UV and saltwater resistant.
     
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  8. Fouledplugs

    Fouledplugs TJ Addict
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    Welcome, perks of going with a marine unit. It sits right at home in a topless Jeep that will undoubtedly get lots of sun and may get wet a time or two.

    Edit: lots of sun, not lots of rain.
     
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  9. GTboosted

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    Another reason is that it doesnt look so tempting for a thief
     
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  10. Shane Mckinley

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    That would be great! Mine seems to miss second if I forget and get in a real hurry from the get go


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  11. Shane Mckinley

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    One day I’ll go full marine. That’s the way to go for sure


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  12. lxxtsy

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    Dropped the windshield :)

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    I drop my windshield just about every time I hit a dirt road. Keeps the dust from swerling in from the back.
     
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    Finally got around to figuring out why my aux charger wasn't working. Turns out it was unplugged from the rear of the panel. b4be59dfd3ea9b4973499ae0577e8191.jpg

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    Installed a drake six speed shift knob.

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    That's is really good looking and does not stand out. Been thinking what to do for mine and this seems like a great option. Is it a drop in replacement for the stock unit without modification?
     
  17. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ A naked man fears no pickpockets
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    Woooohooo … so it was a FREE mod then ..congrats lol
     
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  18. KCsTJ

    KCsTJ TJ student
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    Today we went to work. This is my TJ decked out with pool stuff
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    I service pools in 2 different North Texas counties every week.
    It's my business partner :)
    Did you check out my new hood louvres, I just love those things :)
     
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    Nice, that looks a lot like my Warn Rock Crawler bumper. Good looking paint job!
     
  20. JMT

    JMT The Jeep Guy
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    You need a Jeep girl, or maybe a pool girl!

    Yeah, those louvres are awesome. They are the best looking ones by far. Look totally at home on a TJ. Awesome work. I am so tempted. I saw your write-up. Great work! What did they come off of? A Cherokee or something?
     
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