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Old 10-06-2014, 02:54 PM
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Yeah I run the 3in RC kit works well, I got the cheapest one. (Just coils, aal, and shocks) just did an RE adjustable track bar and Warrior LCA and I max out my shocks all the time now, ill be picking up some longer Bilstiens soon. Im a sophomore in college, just like HS but more expensive lol. Fist pic is the stock CAs, the shocks were pretty much maxed then
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:16 PM
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So I'm getting a new headlight sent to me since one broke. And since they were fairly dim last time I decided to go ahead and order the genssi led kit to put in them when it gets here. Also I finally bought a Dremel to cut the hinge pin so I can go doorless or should I say go less door since I'm starting with only fronts
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:19 PM
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My genssi led kit is supposed to come tomorrow. Excited to see how good it works. Also, have next Thursday and Friday off so I'm hoping to get the front doors off then... We'll see
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:43 PM
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Got the genssi led lights and they're a major improvement, but still not what I'm looking for so I might be selling them soon to buy some other led headlights like the ones I've been seeing on here the past couple of days.
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So went through a car wash yesterday and I don't know if this is related or just coincidence, but the serpentine belt slipped off a little when I was in the car wash. So I was pulling out of the car wash and i tried to turn and it was slightly difficult, anyway slipped back into place but cut about 1/8 of an inch off of the side of the belt so I'll get the new one on soon.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:53 PM
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Got a new belt Sunday afternoon but didn't have time to put it on so it was just sitting in my car (luckily). Then today I was pulling out of school and the belt gave up the ghost and got all caught up in the fan. So that meant I got to replace the belt on the side of the road..... Not that much fun but ended up being a lot easier than I thought it would be.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:34 PM
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Well made a last minute decision to take all of my carpet out.... And dye it black.... Then I decided hey since the carpet is out why not add sound deadening so.... This project might take a while and get expensive....
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:07 PM
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Me and some friends went to go ride dirtbikes today and since I was the only one with a vehicle that had a hitch I had to pull the dirtbikes out there.... Blew another valve cover gasket I think less than 1000 miles.... And the jeep started getting a little warmer than I would like... I'm starting to get really frustrated with all of the problems I'm having and I'm personally running out of funds and my parents are getting tired of helping me out.... My jeep may be close to its last straw before my parents force me to sell it....
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What would yall do? Fix it or sell it?
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:19 PM
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nice work man!
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nice work man!
thanks!! I'm trying to keep a clean build just getting tired of all the problems I'm having.
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Originally Posted by SatiricalHen View Post
thanks!! I'm trying to keep a clean build just getting tired of all the problems I'm having.
bummer, that happens with projects sometimes. They can become money pits and frustrating.

I hope it works out for you either way
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bummer, that happens with projects sometimes. They can become money pits and frustrating. I hope it works out for you either way
See I wouldn't be so torn up if it was just a project but it's got to get me from home to school to work. And it isn't doing a very good job granted I've only had one problem that kept me from being able to drive it if I absolutely had to.... Still not the cheapest repairs always
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No repair is cheap , it either costs you time or money or both lol , small repairs nickle and dime a guy to death all the same. I just spent 560 bux on brake lines, never really ends with these or any older Jeep for that matter. My CJ7 was a money hungry machine to. Fix one thing something else broke lol
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Originally Posted by SatiricalHen View Post
See I wouldn't be so torn up if it was just a project but it's got to get me from home to school to work. And it isn't doing a very good job granted I've only had one problem that kept me from being able to drive it if I absolutely had to.... Still not the cheapest repairs always
If you have tools they are easy to work on I resurrected my 91 today that the repair shop sold me for 900$ they said the head gasket was bad... Because it was overheating. I replaced the entire cooling system for 197$ and it doesn't get over 200 anymore best of luck sorry to see ur troubles
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