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Old 02-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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For those of us with electronic TB's, the grounding helps with the electrical current, allowing the TB to open faster, creating MOAR TB response
Makes sense and I will be sure to add one then in the build.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: jlewissystem's Build Thread

Checked the flex on the new bumpstops: looks like i may be able to shave a little off to allow MOAR travel, but they're doing their job


New limited stop:


Close up - about an inch:
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:56 PM
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MOAR travel!!! I think the last two pics are the TB though
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: jlewissystem's Build Thread

Just received my new (used) hitch from viking757 Thanks again bud!!! It's in GREAT condition for being used.....MIGHT be going on tonight - i have a nice "D-RING" for it
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: jlewissystem's Build Thread

Hitch-on!!
First i pulled off the bumper:
4 push-pins on the step pad
2 20-T torx, 1 by each taillight
3 rivets in each wheel-well
1 nut for the bumper behind each wheel-well(toward the top of the bumper)
6 push-pins underneath (4 total bumper, 2 total shock absorber)

The before:


Bumper off:


Bumper shock absorber off:


Cleaned up a little:


Hitch-on!:


Cut the bumper (per the template on teh back of the bumper) with a Dremel. I was going to make this a little smaller, but i was excited, so i just cut the whole thing. Now i need a bezel :


Done!:


Close-up:


I saw Omelet's hitch MOD to accommodate his full spare - i'll tackle that when i get a nice spare under there Not sure if i'll just cut the existing bolts or need go go full Omelet on it

Also - looks like i need to get a wiring harness - i'll look to ebay. All the push-pins went back in correctly. The rivets are another story. I went to HarborFreight an picked up a rivet tool - worked great!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: jlewissystem's Build Thread

nice job! now you can have a rear recovery point...not that your Jeep needs it!

What else you have planned? Too many things too little time/$$? I know how you feel haha
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nice job! now you can have a rear recovery point...not that your Jeep needs it!

What else you have planned? Too many things too little time/$$? I know how you feel haha
You'd be surprised! I've been pulled out of (ONLY)3" mud already - went too close to a lake - learned that lesson BUT - i love to have the rear option now, as opposed to hooking up to the frame What else is on the horizon? -

*Hitch bezel
*Intake tube header wrap - just need to apply
*need to fix 1 of my rocklights - went out for some reason
*Install of the CB/PA when it gets here
*Seasonal engine bay cleaning, claybay & detailing
* Now that i have the hitch, might look into a hitch/winch mount, so i dont have to fabricate on the front - i'm not that good yet

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Rock on Jason good job!!!
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Looking great! Awesome work.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:26 AM
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That's a great list of mods...all fairly doable and not too expensive. Keep us posted on the cb/pa I'll be interested to see how you wire it...I am thinking the cig lighter would be easy? I want to mount it some where to the left of the shifter sideways in the center console. Ease of wiring IMO
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