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Mudderoy
04-07-2009, 12:20 PM
I finally changed the oil. I went with Mobile 1 synthetic and a puralator oil filter. So far so good. No leaks, and oil pressure seems to be about 10 psi higher.

I may change to Royal Purple next oil change. I really like that stuff in my diffs.

cheyennek5
04-12-2009, 06:39 PM
went riding with my 14yr old daughter, 3yr old son, and some good friends


first co-pilot
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2767.jpg

2nd co-pilot
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2768.jpg

first co-pilot "checking the mud" to make sure it meets his wheeling approval
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2769.jpg

group shot of everyone who showed up
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2772.jpg

my friend justin climbing a hill
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2775.jpg

me climbing same hill
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2776.jpg

me climbing another hill (gratuitous poser flex shot)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/BeeMopar/aetna%20mtn%204-11/DSCF2781.jpg

Mudderoy
04-12-2009, 11:16 PM
Nice looking family! Great shots. What size tires are those?

Melissa
04-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Cute, cute kids, looks like everyone was having fun!

cheyennek5
04-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Nice looking family! Great shots. What size tires are those?


33x13.50x15 Super Swamper LTB's

Mudderoy
04-12-2009, 11:55 PM
Yeah they look very wide, good, but wide.

cheyennek5
04-13-2009, 07:00 AM
their mounted on 15x8 steel wheels...thought about using 15x10's but after seeing how they stick out im gonna stay with the 8's...they stick out just enuff to keep the bod off of trees or banks

DETOURS
04-13-2009, 07:37 PM
8's are where it's at.......

I thought about picking mine up again..........thats about it. :boohoo:

BlueXJ
04-16-2009, 07:35 PM
I washed mine this week. First bath in over a year except what mother nature provides.

DETOURS
04-16-2009, 08:15 PM
Thought about it again..........:boohoo:

afbond03
04-16-2009, 10:22 PM
I installed my VIAIR constant duty kit a few days ago:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/afbond03/DSCN0812.jpg
I relocated the switch and gauge today:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/afbond03/DSCN0820.jpg

I also applied some bedliner to the rockers:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/afbond03/DSCN0823.jpg

Mudderoy
04-16-2009, 11:14 PM
Got my bumper, sanded and painted it. Put on one KC daylighter thinking the paint was dry, it wasn't lol.

BlueXJ
04-16-2009, 11:45 PM
afbond I hope you have better plans than those 2x4s under that tank.

Mudd what color did you pick for your bumper?

Melissa
04-17-2009, 02:50 AM
Lets see the only things I have done to my Jeep in the past week was installed the new door sills, put on my new sticker, checked my fluids and topped off the radiator. Thats it, nothing exciting.

Mudderoy
04-17-2009, 10:26 AM
I installed my VIAIR constant duty kit a few days ago:

I relocated the switch and gauge today:

I also applied some bedliner to the rockers:


:sign0005:

This is why I like Internet boards, it lets people share what they've done.

BlueXJ
04-17-2009, 12:59 PM
How expensive was that Viair setup and is it capable of running air tools? If you don't mind my asking.

Melissa
05-11-2009, 03:02 PM
I did a simple change of both turn signal lights today, I was tired of looking at the old cracked ones.

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/melreese83/Jeep/HPIM0552.jpg

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/melreese83/Jeep/HPIM0551.jpg

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/melreese83/Jeep/HPIM0554.jpg

cher96
05-11-2009, 05:10 PM
Checked the fluids, greased it up, rotated and filled up the tires. That's all this week.

Dirt Dogg Rydas
05-12-2009, 03:55 PM
got the door welded on. the top hinge on the drivers door broke off two weekends ago so I had to get that fixed but after fixing that the Xj didn't want to start. for some reason the distributor isn't firing. I guess thats on the list for this week. YouTube - putting the Xj back together

Mudderoy
05-12-2009, 04:25 PM
I wonder if the welder fried something.

Dirt Dogg Rydas
05-12-2009, 04:57 PM
there were some wires close to the bracket but i drove it back home and moved it a few times at home to put the fender back on after he welded it.

afbond03
05-12-2009, 07:38 PM
Well after seeing a similar setup like this by someone else I decided to do it as well. I had originally mounted everything on the cargo floor. After deciding to remove my spare from inside the cargo area I knew this was a much better setup. I put some metal plates behind the plastic and attached them to Jeeps metal, then attached the brackets to that. So far so good.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/afbond03/DSCN0924.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/afbond03/DSCN0926.jpg

Melissa
05-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Looks good!!

Melissa
07-14-2009, 10:04 PM
well lets see, I had my tires rotated, washed, changed a wiper arm, and detailed the inside.

The interior is what I love the most about my Jeep, I think it looks pretty darn good for a 93, no cracks or rips.


http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/melreese83/misc%20pictures/HPIM0652.jpg

BlueXJ
07-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Well new brakes on the 8.25 and bought the rest of the cooling upgrade. If the weekend gives us enough time then the cooling is high on the list but we still have another XJ to drag up to the shop and the MJ to get started on.

Mudderoy
07-15-2009, 12:19 AM
I resolved my running hot problem of 2+ years.

Melissa
07-15-2009, 12:30 AM
I resolved my running hot problem of 2+ years.

Are you trying to drive me over the edge (It's not a very far trip :headbag:)

you still have not said what the issue was :confused:

Mudderoy
07-15-2009, 12:33 AM
Are you trying to drive me over the edge (It's not a very far trip :headbag:)

you still have not said what the issue was :confused:

lol, 30 minutes ago in the "Running hot at midnight thread"

96xj
07-15-2009, 10:36 AM
well what i did this week was, change the oil ,coolint,belt fan clutch,thermostat,all pulleys , spark plugs cap & router ,radortor, u-joint all around ,gear oil,
and the week to come I'm gonna do the a/c if i can figure out what wires go to what prong and going to add vents on the hood :thumbsup::thumbsup:
:driving: well

_StationWagon_
07-19-2009, 05:41 PM
It was a busy week XJ-wise: Got a new water pump & serp belt, painted the aluminum wheels black & put them back on, bought a complete set of black Gorilla locking lug nuts, installed same with the aluminum wheels, re-mounted the rear flares, touched up bumper paint, fixed the dead horn (finally), had the flat spare fixed & replaced on the carrier, put my Detours stickers on, added 2 more lights to the roof rack (now totals 4).

Melissa
07-19-2009, 07:10 PM
It was a busy week XJ-wise: Got a new water pump & serp belt, painted the aluminum wheels black & put them back on, bought a complete set of black Gorilla locking lug nuts, installed same with the aluminum wheels, re-mounted the rear flares, touched up bumper paint, fixed the dead horn (finally), had the flat spare fixed & replaced on the carrier, put my Detours stickers on, added 2 more lights to the roof rack (now totals 4).


Oohh, I'd love to see a pic, if your willing to share :drool:

Mudderoy
07-19-2009, 08:19 PM
I just got back from a 80 mile round trip to some friends house. He wants to set up a video surveillance system and he wanted me to come out and advise him on how to go about it, purchase, etc...

The Jeep was flawless going out and back. Even thought it was hot outside, it was cool in the Jeep, and I didn't feel any lose in performance. It would get a little weak when it was hot outside in the past.

Since we went past where I work I was able to show the family how well the Jeep takes corners now. lol Everyone was impressed, after releasing their death grips from the 90 degree turn at 25 miles per hour.

OH! I'll be going back out there soon. They have 250 acres of woods and trails perfect for the Jeep. They run a camp for kids. I'm going to wait until the camp is over and then the family and I will go hit the trails. Should be a blast. I've been wanting to get it off road for a while now. Maybe I'll find some mud.

_StationWagon_
07-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Oohh, I'd love to see a pic, if your willing to share :drool:
"Willing to share"? Are you kidding?! Thought you'd never ask :D. Hope the pics aren't too big. I did resize 'em.

The lights
http://usera.ImageCave.com/cherokeegrrl/Just_My_XJ/7_09(3).jpg

Driver side. Note the painted wheels. I like my Cragars a lot better, but I gotta have the AT's for long distance street driving. Swampers are just too doggone loud.
http://usera.ImageCave.com/cherokeegrrl/Just_My_XJ/7_09(4).jpg

Behold the saggy ***! I hate this pic!
http://usera.ImageCave.com/cherokeegrrl/Just_My_XJ/7_09(2).jpg

Mudderoy
07-21-2009, 01:29 PM
Well that was disappointing. I thought there'd be a good pick of that new back bumper!

Are you considering adding a little more lift to the rear? It looks like it's down by an inch or more.

Dirt Dogg Rydas
07-21-2009, 01:48 PM
"Willing to share"? Are you kidding?! Thought you'd never ask :D. Hope the pics aren't too big. I did resize 'em.

The lights
http://usera.ImageCave.com/cherokeegrrl/Just_My_XJ/7_09(3).jpg

Where'd you get your offroad lights

N1TZU
07-21-2009, 07:03 PM
Nice looking XJ there StationWagon.......

JG-Man
07-21-2009, 10:03 PM
I've been busier than a one-legged man in a Georgia butt-kickin contest, dividing my weekend time with the Jeep and fix'in my sister's house.

I got a used Warn winch in a hitch carrier with all cables wires and solenoids for front and rear hookups plus he threw in a snatchblock/doubler. So then I had to get a used hitch of course, got the hitch for a song on Craig's List (needed sanding and paint) and got the mounting hardware from a great guy in FL in the "Free Stuff" section of JeepForum.com. Gotta see if the frame is too rusted to mount the hitch in the threaded holes without drilling and welding work. It's gonna be close - the experts at U-Haul kinda snickered when they looked under the rear and said they only mount what they sell but I was in for problems.

I also got cheap HD D rings from Tractor Supply and sanded and painted them red.
Then I couldn't resist and got some local used 31" MT/Rs I came across and mounted them on the stock rims (slight rubbing at full lock on the Rough Country tubular lower arms (nice engineering guys since I was gonna get 30's but their website recommends 31's with my suspension lift kit!!!).
Gotta take and post some new pics!

Melissa
07-21-2009, 10:36 PM
Oooohhh, I really like StationWagon, very nice!! Thanks for the pictures!

nitrospeed
07-22-2009, 12:49 AM
Well i got tired of having to wear a ballcap so my headliner would not tickle my hair. What do you guys think lolhttp://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ke7hit/0718091634a.jpg
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ke7hit/0718091635a.jpg
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/ke7hit/0718091634.jpg

Melissa
07-22-2009, 01:15 AM
I like, I like!!

nitrospeed
07-22-2009, 01:21 AM
SWEET I think its cool, but people at work think its strange. At least its not 20 years old any longer.

Melissa
07-22-2009, 01:24 AM
You know your only in Vancouver, thats not that far from me, you could come do mine next, I'd let you :D

nitrospeed
07-22-2009, 01:30 AM
LOL Thats awesome! I might have to talk to my buddy and see when the next time he is gonna visit his folks.. It could happen someday. His folks live there.

BlueXJ
07-22-2009, 08:43 AM
Well which one to talk about. Lets just say that I have bought her presents which have yet to be bestowed upon her.

Mudderoy
07-22-2009, 09:40 AM
Nicely done, but what made you go with this instead of some EMS motif? ;)

_StationWagon_
07-22-2009, 02:47 PM
Well that was disappointing. I thought there'd be a good pick of that new back bumper!

Are you considering adding a little more lift to the rear? It looks like it's down by an inch or more.
Y'know what? I just realized that I still have no good pics of the bumper. Gonna quench your thirst Mudderoy. I'm off from work the next 2 days and I'll see about those pics. I get a little self conscious taking pics out front in full view of my neighbors. They sit inside the windows all day & mind everyone's business ... retired folks ... So I'll drive her somewhere.

When I win the shock relocators from your contest they'll lift the rear some. Until then, I have already bought a set of shackle relocators & they should raise the hind-quarters about an inch or so. If all that don't work, then I guess some new springs are in my future :D.

Dirt Dogg, the 2 on the outside are KCs, got 'em for Christmas. The 2 in the middle I picked up at Walmart. Like Mudderoy's, they're for show so far. Not wired up yet.

Thanks Mel & N1TZU!

Mudderoy
07-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Y'know what? I just realized that I still have no good pics of the bumper. Gonna quench your thirst Mudderoy. I'm off from work the next 2 days and I'll see about those pics. I get a little self conscious taking pics out front in full view of my neighbors. They sit inside the windows all day & mind everyone's business ... retired folks ... So I'll drive her somewhere.

When I win the shock relocators from your contest they'll lift the rear some. Until then, I have already bought a set of shackle relocators & they should raise the hind-quarters about an inch or so. If all that don't work, then I guess some new springs are in my future :D.

Dirt Dogg, the 2 on the outside are KCs, got 'em for Christmas. The 2 in the middle I picked up at Walmart. Like Mudderoy's, they're for show so far. Not wired up yet.

Thanks Mel & N1TZU!

If those relocators lift your rig in the back then that means your shocks are too short and that is a problem. Those relocators shouldn't lift at all, or make things shorter for that matter.

OMG you worry about the neighbors too much. You sound like my wife. With one hand hold and take the pictures and with the other hand :smiley-finger007: "salute" the neighbors! :rotfl2:
lol, every light I have on the rig works, thank you very much.

_StationWagon_
07-22-2009, 05:02 PM
I don't want to go too far OT, but which relocators? For the HD Engineering, the additional lift is a feature of the spring relocators. Read about them here (http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=956630) on NAXJA.

I'm running OME Long Travel shocks. Don't think they're too short ... I guess I read the Detours website wrong way back?

Mudderoy
07-22-2009, 09:19 PM
I don't want to go too far OT, but which relocators? For the HD Engineering, the additional lift is a feature of the spring relocators. Read about them here (http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=956630) on NAXJA.

I'm running OME Long Travel shocks. Don't think they're too short ... I guess I read the Detours website wrong way back?

I thought you were talking about the shock relocators from Detours.

GreenClassic
07-25-2009, 03:01 AM
Well, I finally bought a 4-way lug wrench for my Jeep. I've used the stock lug wrench twice, and it's already starting to look a little tweaked. I also have some new solid 1-piece lug nuts to replace the cheapo 2-piece stock lug nuts.

AJ99
07-25-2009, 03:43 AM
Well i got mine started finally. Now i just need to wire in the trans and get ATF. As soon as i get the ATF i can drive it slow in first gear, with out the wiring hooked up...

Lifted it a little more with some spacers i got for trimming a buddys fenders. total of 6in in the front now.

Going to see if the MJ shackles will lift the rear at least 2 inces... HOPEFULLY because i have some here

96xj
07-28-2009, 02:26 PM
I put in a new crank position sensor (CPS) and coolant temp sensor (CTS)
also got a spal Electric fan to replace the old Electric fan the new fan blows 1360CFM
also got the hood vent but dont know if i like them too much if someone has a set to sell of has a good site let me know

Melissa
07-28-2009, 03:56 PM
I put in a new crank position sensor (CPS) and coolant temp sensor (CTS)
also got a spal Electric fan to replace the old Electric fan the new fan blows 1360CFM
also got the hood vent but dont know if i like them too much if someone has a set to sell of has a good site let me know

You are wanting to sell yours or buy different ones??

96xj
07-28-2009, 04:13 PM
got the ones from the home depot, I'm looking to find something better before i cut into the hood something that i like and wont regret doing latter

Melissa
07-28-2009, 04:21 PM
got the ones from the home depot, I'm looking to find something better before i cut into the hood something that i like and wont regret doing latter

Okay thanks, I get it :D

Dirt Dogg Rydas
07-29-2009, 01:08 AM
Finally put the TJ Flares on today.
Also got a punctured tire in a spot that can't be fixed

Mudderoy
07-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Finally put the TJ Flares on today.
Also got a punctured tire in a spot that can't be fixed

The tire shop may not fix it, but you can. Be safe though. I have a like new BFG like that. I'm going to get a soft 8 to mount it on so I can have 2 spare tires. Nothing I'd want to drive 70 mph on, but in an emergency...

Dirt Dogg Rydas
07-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Yeah i'm just waiting to get another tire first, then Ill fix that one for a spare