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  1. Ron84cj

    It's all fun and games till someone breaks a knuckle...

    My knuckle broke while I was doing some winter wheeling. I had a spare and got it all together. But my tie rod tube bent, so now is a good time to upgrade. I read a few threads regarding this on a couple forums but nothing recent. They were from 10+ years ago. I thought I read somewhere that the...
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    Aftermarket hood???

    I'm trying to figure this one out. I just got a used hood from a guy locally. It was off of a Renegade. The decals definitely look original, the gauge of the metal is the same as original, and it physically fit great. However it didn't have the little hoops for the windshield to fold down on. It...
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    Throw out bearing problems.

    What do you guys use for grease? I'm referring to the snout on the trans where the throw out bearing rides. The problem I'm having is that if I do any water crossing, the water gets in the bell housing and will wash off the grease. Then the bearing scores the snout. I now have to pull this thing...
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    Steering intermediate shaft

    I am sick of my Jeep steering like a tractor. I bought an omix ada shaft and it's just as bad if not worse than the old worn out one. I looked out there and saw a few options that greatly varied in price. Do any of you have a recommendations for me? I don't mind spending more if it's worth it...
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    Dana 300 whine

    My Dana 300 is quite in high range, but in low the gears really whine. I've had the cover off and there wasn't anything noticably wrong inside. The gears all looked nice. So hoping it was just the fuild I filled it up with fresh stuff but no difference. Is this normal for these things?
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    Check out what showed up at my local junk yard!

    They're so ugly but cool! This one just came in and is very complete. I'm actually really surprised it's in the yard. It was definitely restorable and the interior was pretty darn nice too. Sorry I couldn't get anymore pics. After looking for a few minutes I must have disturbed a wasp nest. They...
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    What the heck is mother nature doing???

    Seriously, what's going on??? It's mid April and it's snowing like crazy here! Normally it's almost 60 at this point. I normally won't just make a post about the weather, but this is just strange:crazy:
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    Don't throw away that factory radio!

    Seeing the other recent post about factory radios made me think of this. I made an interesting discovery a few years ago. I had a factory am/fm Jeep radio from one of my parts scramblers. Well, as usual it was total junk because of being exposed to the elements. One day I was cruising my local...
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    Chevy 5.3 wiring

    So I have been modifying my harness and for the most part I have most of it done. I got rid of all the unnecessary items like egr, rear 02 sensors, auto trans stuff etc. I am now to the point where I can wire in my fuses and relays. I have been doing a ton of reading on this whole wiring project...
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    Chevy LS swap exhaust manifolds or headers

    I know there have been other threads on this, but I haven't really found exactly what I'm looking for. I've read to use f-body manifolds but they dump too far back and I think it would interfere with my clutch slave. Most guys seem to run autos so they don't need to worry about that. I also...
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    My Blue Jeep

    I finally started a build thread! I probably should have a long time ago but in all honesty I was a bit embarrassed with how slow moving it was. Although I had it running and driving this past year, there is still a lot to do. What year is it? Now that's a very entertaining question. The title...
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    Well....After my drive in my blue scrambler to sand blast, I definitely decided I need to do something about my front seats. I bought some blue "Garage Pro" brand low back seats and they are absolutely hard as a rock. They might as well be made out of 2x4s. They were used for just one week...
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    Nerf bars

    Its kinda hard to get in my jeep so I was looking at nerf bars. But some places that sell them list them as just cj, others say they are for a scrambler. Will they be the same for a cj7 or are they scrambler specific?
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    whitco full soft top

    Do the sides roll up on these tops? If so does anyone have any photos? I'm having a hard time finding info/pics on these things. I'm potentially buying a blue full length whitco soft top soon. I didn't even know they made them in blue until yesterday.
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    Tailgate hinges

    I bought a set of aftermarket tailgate hinges years ago and now I'm finally installing my tailgate only to find out that the holes don't line up. It's off by at least a 1/2in. Were there different styles of hinges based on year or were they just simply drilled wrong?
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    buying a radiator

    I'm trying to buy an all aluminum radiator and it shows 2 different options, one with the fill cap on the drivers side and one with it in the middle. It also shows different core dimensions but doesn't show if the mounting locations are different. Were there 2 different radiators available based...
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    mopar mpi

    Wow, I can't believe I'm admitting this. I've always been a hard core carb guy and I'm seriously considering going efi, the mopar mpi in particular. I don't really consider tbi an upgrade. It's still feeding the middle cylinders more than the outer ones. Which I think is why the mopar kit makes...
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    cruise control

    So I was taking a stroll through one of our local junkyards looking for a cruise control setup for my 82 scrambler, and I found 2 vehicles I thought might work. There was an 85 amc eagle with a 258 in it and an 81 grand prix. The eagle seems like a more direct swap (maybe?) and the grand prix is...
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    I have a pretty much stock Scrambler w/ an ax15 that I would like to put 31s on it. I like how they look with stock suspension. But my worry is my axels have the 2.73 gears. At 70 mph I think I will be around 1650rpm in 5th gear. Is this too low? Or should I maybe go with some 30'' tires...
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    whos got some crazy high miles?

    Sometimes I don't think we give our daily drivers enough credit. My dorky little 93 corolla just rolled 381,000 miles a few days ago and I never had to do anything to it other than a clutch. It just keeps running awesome and still gets 40mpg. Therefore, I can put more money towards doing things...