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Old 01-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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And yes, they are a right old b!tch to work on sometimes.
I changed the thermostat this summer and had to tear half the engine apart WTF If the timing belt goes I'm gonna shoot myself.
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Um...nevermind on the Libby....the older ones have the window switches in the middle too. Doesn't make sense. At least the wife's 09 has them in the door where they belong.

Trade in the TP crooza!!!!!!!!
Actually you read my mind except for me it's first gen only. There's a nice white '06 at a dealer not far from here for a decent price. Just not a fan of the new style mini Commander. I spent months trying to talk my son out of buying a new '10 Commander Hemi but he bought it anyway and loves the fugly thing
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:36 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

They do look like mini-commanders. I personally like it better than the older Libby with the bug-eyes, but I'm not driving it, so it really doesn't matter. All I know is that the bro-in-law's wife, and my mother-in-law's neighbor both have one and they absolutely love them. Reliable little things. The only issues they've had (and they bought these used and are both nearing 90k) was a rear drum brake backing plate that busted loose because a bolt head snapped causing an annoying rubbing noise against the drum (had to pull axle to replace plate), and a rear window latch issue. No major mechanicals at all.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I almost forgot I had ordered these! Had to open the box to figure out what they were. It's so nice to have the new window belt on, makes the truck look decent from up close again. The old ones were a little hard to remove I think mainly because they pulled apart from being so rotten. I quick washed the area down and rubbed a little wax on to keep the paint fresh underneath but it looked good anyway. Yes Tony, I know the rest of the truck is filthy, she will get a bath later today.




Also, the new thermostat went in last night. Temps are still good according to my scan tool (just above 200 F) but I'm still not getting very warm air. I'm starting to wonder if there is either an external blockage on the heater core or crud internally. After draining, refilling, and bleeding all the air out I could I get a gurgling sound from behind the dash for the first minute or so after starting up this morning. I',m beginning to think there might be air trapped in the system.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:46 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

It's all about the little details....I can't tell you how many WJ's I see on the regular with that window trim all bubbled up and nasty. Mine's probably getting a winter bath today too, and hopefully a wax. I bet if you wash and wax yours, the heater issue will clear right up.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:29 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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I almost forgot I had ordered these! Had to open the box to figure out what they were. It's so nice to have the new window belt on, makes the truck look decent from up close again. The old ones were a little hard to remove I think mainly because they pulled apart from being so rotten. I quick washed the area down and rubbed a little wax on to keep the paint fresh underneath but it looked good anyway. Yes Tony, I know the rest of the truck is filthy, she will get a bath later today.


How hard is that trim to remove and install? The Florida sun has mine looking a bit rough.
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How hard is that trim to remove and install? The Florida sun has mine looking a bit rough.
Very easy to remove/install! Removal was a little difficult but they just pull right up. I ended up using a plastic scraper to get underneath to help push them up. Install was straight forward, line it up and hit it in gently with your fist.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:17 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Ordering new tires, 2.5" front and 2" rear lift kit with Bilsteins from Fat Bobs, Maybe a 3" exhaust from y pipe back with new y pipe depends on what the wifey will let me get away with. And going to finally install the new grill I got months ago ha ha
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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Ordering new tires, 2.5" front and 2" rear lift kit with Bilsteins from Fat Bobs, Maybe a 3" exhaust from y pipe back with new y pipe depends on what the wifey will let me get away with. And going to finally install the new grill I got months ago ha ha
Your "y" pipe cracked! Oh no! Now you've got exhaust gasses leaking into the cabin. That's not safe!!!! Better get a new exhaust... Wifey wants you safe, right? hehehhehe
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Next up for me is a little more hydro dippin'. Thinking about rounding out the exterior by doing the rear washer squirter thing, the front license plate bracket, and the front lower fascia in carbon fiber.

I swear I'm done after that....
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:50 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Why don't you hydro dip that fan shroud and decontaminate it
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:55 PM
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HAHAHAHAHA...I thought about it. I'm also considering having Nate from Rebadge make me a rainbow sticker with your name on it to add to my shroud. I'm on the fence...hahahhaha
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