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Old 01-08-2016, 05:20 PM
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Making this to keep track of everything I have done and plan to do. No serious off roading here, just my daily that will see light stuff. This is my first lifted vehicle and I am still learning and very open to help and suggestions.

Will be posting more pics to [email protected] rjp4419

Exterior/drivetrain:
Transfer case drop kit
Autopal H4 conversion/harness upgrade
Front armor with D ring points
Roof Rack (not installed)

Interior:
Dog hair
Misc recovery gear
first aid kit
Tools
CB (not Installed)

Suspension/Braking:
4.5" RC lift
RC Control arm drop kit
KMC XD122 wheels with KO2 A/T 33" tires

Future Plans (looking to buy):
Gauge cluster with real gauges (milage matched)
Rock sliders
Shopping cart rear window racks
PVC DIY catch-can or a cheap ebay catch can
Ashtray switchpod
Fog and back up led lights
Hi Lift jack
solution for a spare tire
Steering box brace
Re-gear (4.56)
rear disc conversion
703 injectors
transmission cooler
Rear bumper
CB antenna mount
1 ton steering upgrade
gas tank slider
header/exhaust
Motor/tranny mounts
head unit and mayber speakers


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Old 01-08-2016, 05:34 PM
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Recent Fixes:
Flushed heater core
Replaced the relay for the cooling fan

Known issues:

When between the gas tank is 3/4-full it gurgles. Apparently there is a TSB for this and will fix it whenever I drop the tank

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Old 01-08-2016, 05:38 PM
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Does anyone knows what this plug is for? And where the original location for what looks like is for the cruise control right below it with the green zip tie on it?

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green zip tie is on your vaccuum canister...sposed to be behind your stock bumper, been relocated to your engine bay cuz of your aftermarket bumper
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Thanks! Been bothering me. The previous owner did somethings im trying to fix
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I'll be looking forward to your build.

What front bumper is that? I like it.
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IDK what bumper it is. Probably will sell it to get the one I want hopefully mid summer
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Got new tires installed before the snow hit. I think they are amazing so far. Was going to go with grabbers but I think the guy messed up and quoted me 3.50$ more per tire for the K02's so I went with those. Next up is some maintenance items. Will be doing some once we get some ok weather then the rest in the spring.

Going to do the oil and filter (thinking rotella t6 with a wix filter), plugs (NGK FR51?), wires, cap, rotor (no brand in mind),Wix fuel filter, PVC elbows/grommets and throwing a catch can in there to be safe.

Spring im thinking all fluids. Coolant, difs everything. Also thinking about throwing a transmission cooler in when I flush the tranny and replace the filter. Up/down stream 02 sensors, GATES K060950 serp belt?

Somewhere in between those I want to upgrade the cluster for one with gauges. So Ill need to figure out if Ill need different sensors/senders and what those part numbers are.
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4 33" mud claws fit in the back



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Originally Posted by rjp4419 View Post
4 33" mud claws fit in the back



And another crappy pic

http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/...psvana8cq3.jpg
How much pressure you runnin' man? Looks like you're running a little high. The shoulders on those rear tires look pretty clean compared to the centers.
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How much pressure you runnin' man? Looks like you're running a little high. The shoulders on those rear tires look pretty clean compared to the centers.

They put like 38psi in them lol. That was at the tire shop, I lowered them to 29psi. Still might be too high... Would do the chalk method but there is no dry ground anywhere right now. Have any suggestions on tire pressure?
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Originally Posted by rjp4419 View Post

They put like 38psi in them lol. That was at the tire shop, I lowered them to 29psi. Still might be too high... Would do the chalk method but there is no dry ground anywhere right now. Have any suggestions on tire pressure?
Well with the salt in the parking lot giving you that white portion of the tire you could just lower the pressure till the whole tire is white. Lol but you are probably looking at mid to low 20s for the pressure. Anyways nice xj I'm subbing
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Well with the salt in the parking lot giving you that white portion of the tire you could just lower the pressure till the whole tire is white. Lol but you are probably looking at mid to low 20s for the pressure. Anyways nice xj I'm subbing
I wish my parking lot was plowed to atleast be salted lol. Where I live the complex isnt plowed. Once it clears up a little Im gonna figure this out. Might just go down to 26 psi. Thanks for the tips and compliment.
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