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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Most helpful post ever... :? :roll: :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:34 pm 
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hey dont be acting all hot stuff just cause u got some cool new toys on your jeep. i answered the last thing you posted to. follow the horrible wiring diagram that they gave you. if you want to hide the solenoid box then get some wire to lengthen it to the winch. and if you really want to get fancy, then take the controller receiver and extend that wiring to the grill or bumper to plug it into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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the red area is the area that i cut off my grill to run the wiring behing the bumper, then right to the battery, worked the best for me

you cant see it in the grill area at all

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here is what the solenoid looks like for an xrc8 and the controller plug piece looks like that. so if you have a 1/2 drill you can cut out a spot on the RL to mount it for hiding the solenoid. but personally, i would leave the box out. looks better.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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hey dont be acting all hot stuff just cause u got some cool new toys on your jeep. i answered the last thing you posted to. follow the horrible wiring diagram that they gave you. if you want to hide the solenoid box then get some wire to lengthen it to the winch. and if you really want to get fancy, then take the controller receiver and extend that wiring to the grill or bumper to plug it into it.


yep definitely acting like "hot stuff", sorry I was looking for an actual helpful answer not through thr grill which is obvious. Silly me I ran all the wiring to gas tank skid,then to the roof rack, back through the right wheel well, and finally to the battery... I guess thats where I lost some length on that ground cord. I want to know the best path once on the engine bay that will get me from the grill to the battery. Not really into tampering with wires on something that can save me in a sticky situation and end up deteriorating it's quality because I'm not 100% sure what I'd be doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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was just wasting some time online last night...whats new? :lol: and came across this site for cb setups, http://www.rightchannelradios.com/ seems like it has everything for a good setup and some good prices as far as I know. Probably where I'll get my cb when the time comes. Kinda sucks being "that guy" on the trails that always needs to borrow a portable from a friend :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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Well window regulator went out, its duct taped up for now, any other way to hold it up or do a quick fix without getting a new regulator put in? Not much free time in between class and collegiate running. If I remember correctly there was a thread that used a zip tie to hold something in place???

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:28 am 
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Well window regulator went out, its duct taped up for now, any other way to hold it up or do a quick fix without getting a new regulator put in? Not much free time in between class and collegiate running. If I remember correctly there was a thread that used a zip tie to hold something in place???

Yes, remove door panel and put a cable tie under the lift plate for the window. More than likely the regulator is ok and it's the junk plastic lift plate. By the way, I just had mine fixed for the 2nd time on the drivers side rear for free at the dealer. I had the heep in for the rear lower control arm replacement when the kind lady informed me that all KJ's are under a free replacement for the lift plate only. Before someone say's "well ya got it for free becuase it was the 2nd one and it was under warranty".....nope! I also got a refund on the $100 "deductable" I had to dish out for the first "warrantied" factory junk.
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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:56 am 
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Awesome, next time I'm home I'll see if it really was the regulator or the lift plate that went bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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Replaced the entire power steering assembly, thinking that the next thing the Jeep will get is new gears and hopefully lockers if I can afford them. I want to get the Jeep running at the same RPMs and temp that it did stock, any suggestions on parts that will help make the engine run cooler?

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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I want to get the Jeep running at the same RPMs and temp that it did stock, any suggestions on parts that will help make the engine run cooler?


You may have already done most of these, but here’s what came to mind:

[*]Hood vents
[*]Oil by-pass system (extra oil capacity will prolong the life of your oil; I doubt it will do much as far as reducing engine cooling)
[*]Coolant by-pass system with filter (extra capacity might help keep your coolant temps cooler, but the difference might be small)
[*]Coolant Boost that can reduce coolant temps by 6* degrees
[*]Free flowing exhaust with headers
[*]Gears to match tire size will help a lot (engine won’t have to work as hard)
[*]Mopar heavy duty cooling system
[*]Reduce unnecessary weight that you don’t need

In my way of thinking, all the small modifications that reduce cooling add up over time.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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Has anyone on here ever heard of cryogenic treatment for gears and other parts? Came across it last night and thought it sounded interesting, like "it can make automatic transmissions run up to 50 degrees cooler" or "doubles life of gears" I'd think more people would do it as it actually doesn't seem that outrageously priced, 50 for gears, 250 for transmission internals, and 600 for engine

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Ive read about that...ive been thinking of having front diff case treated...apparently cast aluminum is a very good candidate for cryogenic treatment...

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's Jeep Build
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If it sounds to good to be true.....it probably is. You know the old saying.


Kinda what I thought too, but there is a guy here how was featured on extreme 4x4 who swears by it. Maybe someone will come up with some concrete evidence and not just company's numbers.

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added polk speakers to ever door db651s
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and a JL sub to the rear. Like the sound of it all together alot and makes the inside just as nice as the outside now haha :mrgreen:

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As you can see, the ARB pretty much covers and protects the rope, so there's no need for a cover on my application.

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Love the jeep don't think I've seen one color-matched to be red. Did you do it yourself or take it to a shop? Came out great!

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CoopaTroopa wrote:
Well window regulator went out, its duct taped up for now, any other way to hold it up or do a quick fix without getting a new regulator put in? Not much free time in between class and collegiate running. If I remember correctly there was a thread that used a zip tie to hold something in place???

Yes, remove door panel and put a cable tie under the lift plate for the window. More than likely the regulator is ok and it's the junk plastic lift plate. By the way, I just had mine fixed for the 2nd time on the drivers side rear for free at the dealer. I had the heep in for the rear lower control arm replacement when the kind lady informed me that all KJ's are under a free replacement for the lift plate only. Before someone say's "well ya got it for free becuase it was the 2nd one and it was under warranty".....nope! I also got a refund on the $100 "deductable" I had to dish out for the first "warrantied" factory junk.
Just waiting now for someone to tell me I am wrong :roll:


Tried to take mine to the stealership over Christmas break and get them to replace it for free as this is now my 3rd time having it break, they said it was the motor and wanted a rediculous amount, took it to my mechanic and he fixed it for free and put a lifetime warrenty on it. Guess there are still good people out there

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Love the jeep don't think I've seen one color-matched to be red. Did you do it yourself or take it to a shop? Came out great!


Thanks! I had a paint and body shop do it. I also had the rear bumper done too. :mrgreen:

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Sweet bumper, sweet rig

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still looking for ways to bring performance back to around stock and was looking at some different cooling systems, put an email into ff dynamics to see if there is any possibility with them. Other than that has anyone ever heard of some upgraded radiators and fan kits for the kj? Found Hayden and some other brands?
Anyone have expereince with these or think it will make a difference? http://www.jcwhitney.com/hayden-radiato ... y2003g80j1
or do you have to spend as much as something like this to see actual results if any http://www.jcwhitney.com/direct-fit-per ... 18100.jcwx

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