Joined the RedTJ club... Kinda

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We had family visiting yesterday, so I didn't get into much on the jeep. I did accomplish 2 things I needed to do before the trip. I moved the GPS speedo antenna from under the dash up to the top of my radio mount plate. This involved folding the wimdshield to get my cluster out because the cage bar is too close.

Then I mounted the fire extinguisher with a little modification to the strap.

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Then we went for ice cream.
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I did away with the stock fogs for better airflow but I needed something to replace them. I have a 20" dual row light bar on the shelf but I couldn't make myself do it (for sale).
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This one i can live with.
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Against some people's advice, I opened the holes up in the bumper a little and installed flush floods. The biggest problem I have with driving in low light is seeing beside me at turns, etc. These should help alot with that.

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Now I'm working on body mounts...
 

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Ever since I swapped the booster and master cylinder, the reservoir has leaked. Either the cap threads were not good or the seam of the tank leaked, but fluid had to be low or the seam would be wet every time I drove it. I swapped caps with no change, so I swapped back to the old nasty yellow original resi.

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Also noticed my rear bump stops are done, and I must have hit something pretty hard in Moab...

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I had developed an exhaust leak again. Passenger side collector was leaking. I tightened it up and seams like it stopped the leak, but I ordered a set of better quality gaskets than what comes with the Chinese headers.
 
Ever since I swapped the booster and master cylinder, the reservoir has leaked. Either the cap threads were not good or the seam of the tank leaked, but fluid had to be low or the seam would be wet every time I drove it. I swapped caps with no change, so I swapped back to the old nasty yellow original resi.

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Also noticed my rear bump stops are done, and I must have hit something pretty hard in Moab...

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I had developed an exhaust leak again. Passenger side collector was leaking. I tightened it up and seams like it stopped the leak, but I ordered a set of better quality gaskets than what comes with the Chinese headers.
that was probably from broken nut or uwharrie.
 

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Ever since I shed some weight in the front with the aluminum 5.3, she's been riding a little high up front. Especially with the hardtop, car seats, etc. I didn't want to be accused of the squat or anything, so I threw a pair of 3/4" spring spacers in the rear too. I'm 1/8" higher in the rear as it sits now.

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I had noticed lately that the rear tires were getting into the plastic fender liners more often, and it was bottoming harder. Not sure what would cause that...:unsure:

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So she got a new set of Crown replacement bump stops too.
 
Ever since I shed some weight in the front with the aluminum 5.3, she's been riding a little high up front. Especially with the hardtop, car seats, etc. I didn't want to be accused of the squat or anything, so I threw a pair of 3/4" spring spacers in the rear too. I'm 1/8" higher in the rear as it sits now.

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I had noticed lately that the rear tires were getting into the plastic fender liners more often, and it was bottoming harder. Not sure what would cause that...:unsure:

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So she got a new set of Crown replacement bump stops too.
The chevy ones I got from you a few years ago for the front of my TJ are doign that already also.
 

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After doing a Ram mount in Burgundy's yukon a while back, I've missed not having them in other vehicles and wanted one in the jeep before DBBB. I bought an assortment of balls, arms, etc and put one in the 2500 and the jeep. I originally planned to use a tube light bar mount that clamps around the dash bar, but it didn't fit. Ended up just drilling and tapping a 1/4 20 hole in the cage and locktiting the crap out of it. We'll see if it holds up.

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Little pre-DBBB maintenance for the LJ. Sometime recently something caught a wiring harness under the rear and broke a spade off my trans cooler temp sensor. I was able to get a new sensor here today and swapped it out, and tied the wiring up a little differently.

I've had a clunk that I could feel but never find for a while. I drove it up town aired down and with the sway bar disconnected and felt it several times. When we got back, I got Burgundy to shake the jeep and I saw the lower shock eyes just flopping around on the bar pins. Autozone had a set of bushings on the shelf so swapped those out.
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Little pre-DBBB maintenance for the LJ. Sometime recently something caught a wiring harness under the rear and broke a spade off my trans cooler temp sensor. I was able to get a new sensor here today and swapped it out, and tied the wiring up a little differently.

I've had a clunk that I could feel but never find for a while. I drove it up town aired down and with the sway bar disconnected and felt it several times. When we got back, I got Burgundy to shake the jeep and I saw the lower shock eyes just flopping around on the bar pins. Autozone had a set of bushings on the shelf so swapped those out.
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Thats one of the worst clunks
 
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