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bigwalton
03-17-2014, 08:01 AM
Who's got project plans this spring?

1 Long TJ
03-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Hardtop lift. Sooner the better.

bigwalton
03-24-2014, 01:15 PM
When I was swapping the soft/hardtops, I couldn't be without mine. Awesome to have.

Detroiter
02-16-2015, 01:37 AM
2005 LJ 168k

Preventative maintenance:
Drain and fill coolant
Replace hoses
Replace thermostat
Back flush heater core
Drain and fill both diffs
Grease zerks
Rear brakes: rotors/pads

Upgrades:
New head unit and replace all 4 speakers (haven't decided if I should go up in size with the brackets etc)(anyone run marine grade hu/speakers?)
ZJ tie-rod
Trans cooler
Tummy tuck
Tub-bedlined


I'm sure there is more but this is a nice list to start with.
We'll see what off that upgrade list I can actually get.

Lucky j
02-16-2015, 11:21 AM
2005 manual LJ transformation

3.3" Metalcloak spring lift with OME shocks
Front sway bar quick disconect
33" tire for road, 35 for trail maybe if I can find temporary wheels
D 44 arb 4,56 front transfert from the YJ to theLJ later this summer
Ford 9" detroit locker 4,56 from Yj to LJ later this summer
Steering upgrade from YJ with little mod for PSC from the YJ with the D44
hD short shaft kit with HD chain for TC from YJ to LJ with the high pignon ford 9"
Front bumper new and winch from the YJ
Rear bumper tire carrier and winch from the YJ
Soft top for the summer
Soft door from the YJ (have to figure proper fiting)
Higher profile modular transmission HD skid plate, maybe the one from the YJ

Cage net and spiderweb shade
Front upper console with cb fitted from the YJ
Genright front fender fitted from the YJ (seem to be possible)
Snorkle ( home made low profile hummer style of ARB)
Sliding rear seat.

Surely more to list! It is more a spring going to summer early fall project. The goal is to be able to still be able to use the jeep for vacation time.

1 st trip, Esker Labrador mid june!

steved033
02-24-2015, 06:09 PM
I pick my '06 Rubicon Unlimited up Saturday. I have to finish the GTX before things get out hand with the jeep... i'll be doing a soft top first, as the OE one is pretty dead.

...or should I just go straight to hardtop??

sjd

EllJay05
02-24-2015, 09:01 PM
Softie. At least you can fold it down on warm days.

Detroiter
02-24-2015, 09:57 PM
I pick my '06 Rubicon Unlimited up Saturday. I have to finish the GTX before things get out hand with the jeep... i'll be doing a soft top first, as the OE one is pretty dead.

...or should I just go straight to hardtop??

sjd

Unless you have a garage/storage I would get a soft-top.
I highly recommend the softopper LJ02 (softopper.com)
Had a hand getting this to market and love this top!
(Any questions let me know.)

steved033
02-25-2015, 11:10 PM
Detroiter, I took a look, those are pretty cool..

you're in the ATL? I just in the NE suburbs... Lawrenceville.

sjd

bigwalton
02-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Project LJPFreek:

Magnum Powers Supercharger
Mishimoto aluminum radiator
OR-FAB bumpers
Warn winch

and some other upgrades that will be done prior to driving it out/back to Easter Jeep Safari for some real-world testing on the supercharger setup for an article in JPFreek.

http://www.jeeplj.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37227&d=1425039844

StPete2005LJ
08-20-2019, 06:56 AM
New LJ owner here.... are you happy with your Mishimoto radiator? Thinking of upgrading original one plus thermos, hoses, etc... read mixed - some really like mishimoto and summit racing, some say get Mopar...
Thank you,

bigwalton
08-20-2019, 02:33 PM
DO NOT USE the Mishimoto radiator. It was good for a while but they have admitted that there's a defect in the design and the tubes in the lower passenger-side tank crack and start leaking. I've now been through two replacement radiators that have the same flaw and finally gave up and did a part-store replacement.

To their credit, Mishimoto was good on honoring the warranty, it's just the amount of time it takes to get the new one back. I haven't had to send back the bad ones, just take photos showing the leaking coolant. The last time I talked to them they said that they're trying to figure out a redesign, I told them they shouldn't be selling these and should issue a recall.

I now have a credit at their online store for the price I paid for the radiator (Amazon) after sending them a copy of my receipt. So they're a solid company IMO, just this radiator specifically has serious issues.

To be clear, it's a matter of weeping coolant each time, not a massive leak. The Jeep remains drivable. The last time I tried to throw in some of the powder sealant to see if that would just band aid it enough to keep rolling but it didn't work and the coolant kept leaking.

StPete2005LJ
08-21-2019, 08:23 AM
Thank you. The Mopar one is probably the best solution, but the aluminum ones have a better look - but not when they don't work.

1 Long TJ
10-09-2019, 05:05 PM
I see most recommendations are for stock cooling and stock air intake (on other Jeep sites).