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Old 01-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Prages Prages is offline
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Today I replaced a couple of bulbs in the instrument cluster. Then I was going to replace what I thought was a blown speaker in the passenger door, but after unplugging it and plugging it back in, the distortion is gone. Maybe it was actually the radio that was at fault and I didn't notice that it wasn't distorted last night when I tested the radio. Sure did sound like a blown voice coil though.

Then I did the zip tie throttle cable mod.

After that, I cranked my T-bars a bit, just to level the truck out some. Got about an inch of lift out of them, which gets the front and rear within 1/2" of each other. There's still some room left on the driver's side, but I'll let it sit for a week or so before I decide if it needs more.

Then I washed it, and took a few pics.











The next time it gets above 50 degrees outside, I'll glue on the front fender badge that fell off while the truck was parked for a year with a bad motor.

And a 3" body lift is on my short list. Probably sometime this spring. By spring, I'll probably need some new tires anyway.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:18 PM
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Woke up to my buddies text saying he found his jeep in his driveway on milk cartons. They stole his cragar soft 8's and new bfg's right in his driveway.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:33 PM
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Woke up to my buddies text saying he found his jeep in his driveway on milk cartons. They stole his cragar soft 8's and new bfg's right in his driveway.
Jeeps are an easy target for car thief's he's lucky they didn't take the whole thing
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:37 PM
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Jeeps are an easy target for car thief's he's lucky they didn't take the whole thing
Why is it an easy target
It is an xj not like a tj or cj
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:26 PM
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It was a beautiful day here in Jersey. Changed my oil for the first time, washed the truck and did the ford explorer dome/map light mod.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:34 PM
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Moved my amp from the very inconvenient place I initially put it ans cleaned up my install..its not perfect but there isn't wires everywhere now and I can adjust it from my drivers seat..btw I suck at getting it set right!
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:41 PM
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Moved my amp from the very inconvenient place I initially put it ans cleaned up my install..its not perfect but there isn't wires everywhere now and I can adjust it from my drivers seat..btw I suck at getting it set right!
You gotta have the ear man...it takes a lot of practice.

Start by setting the LPF (low pass) between 80-100. 120 tops depending on the sub. Get that set then you can adjust the gain
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:45 PM
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You gotta have the ear man...it takes a lot of practice.

Start by setting the LPF (low pass) between 80-100. 120 tops depending on the sub. Get that set then you can adjust the gain
I'll use the above to help me tomorrow,I can install the stuff all day,wiring..all of it but adjusting n.stuff I'm lost on

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The amp angle is intentional and its mounted on spacers so it doesn't overheat against the carpet..btw Ik pic isn't great..Damn cam on my phone
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:40 PM
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That's like people saying gas station oil isnt as good as oil from other places. They don't manufacture it differently because they're selling it in 7-11. Its a re-labeled oil its not any different than the store brand at walmart, advanced, or anywhere else for that matter. It all comes from the same plant with the same workers. Just a different label. Walmart just orders stuff in bigger bulks than an audio store. Just saying.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:42 PM
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Pulled the old 2.5L out, set it in the back of my towpig, and finished cleanin out the pigstye of an interior.......


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Old 01-20-2013, 11:01 PM
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Plasti dipped the rocker panels



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Old 01-20-2013, 11:04 PM
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Plasti dipped the rocker panels
How many coats did you do?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:06 PM
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Took it through a mud pit behind the shop and got it covered in mud
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:16 PM
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Took it through a mud pit behind the shop and got it covered in mud
Pics or it didnt happen....

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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How many coats did you do?
2 light ones and a heavy one . Gonna probably go over it again once tomorow.
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