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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm 
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Thanks, lfhoward. Definitely gonna do the grille, and maybe even the headlight blackouts. Considered taping off the hood and spraying the center for the Renegade look. Cant see spending $50 on a hood decal over $2 of paint and an hour or two of fresh air and vitamin D.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Got rear ended today at a traffic light. It wasn't too bad damage, mostly cosmetic to the bumper cover. The worst that happened is that my trailer electrical connectors got smashed, so I won't be able to tow until I get them fixed. One is a standard 4-pin and the other is a custom 12 pin NATO adaptor for my military trailer. I will need to remake that.

The other vehicle was a WK, so not much damage to his bumper either, except cosmetic. The bumper skin on the WK got a bit of road rash from my hitch. I think the impact was probably less than 25 mph.

Nice that we both had Jeeps. These vehicles are tough. If he had been driving a Civic or a Camry then it would need to be towed home!

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Lifted Liberty with a hitch, and a rice rocket would have a giant keyhole punched through the radiator.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:01 pm 
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GordnadoCRD wrote:
Lifted Liberty with a hitch, and a rice rocket would have a giant keyhole punched through the radiator.


Yeah I was rear ended by a Kia a couple of years ago. Cosmetic damage to bumper skin of the Liberty. Kia lost both headlights and hitch receiver punched a hole through her hood.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 am 
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Replaced 3 year old Goodyear Duratracs (LT245/65 16) and orig Liberty wheels with BFG All Terrain T/A KO LT265/70 16's and MB TKO rims.

Oh, and I washed it. The wheels were cleaner then the car so I had no choice. :pepper:

The rims came with the WIDE cover/cap. They ordered the center cap so the chrome lugs will show and breaks up the center. Hats off to the boys at Discount Tire for trying 2 tire sizes and 2 rim sizes to give me max space and no rub and no sledge hammer modifications :D . Needless to say, 3 days/3 trips to the store got it done.

next mod is a new radio/speakers.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Have you noticed a difference between the feel of the DuraTracs and the BFG's?

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Other then less noise, smoother ride and more "resistance" (more surface contact which you can feel in the steering), no. :wink:

The BFG's have more rubber on the road so the feel was expected but remember, my Goodyears were 3 years old so they were half wore out and were not as "soft" as the new rubber so I expected the feel I get now. For me, the real test comes in a 3 months or so when I get the snow. I'm sure I'll get some mud experience in the meantime :BANANA:

But I have the feeling by looking online at others, the Duratracs will still come out on time when it comes to mud/snow traction. After getting the new CLEAN SMELLY tires, I had no choice but to wash the Jeep, so I'm trying to keep it clean (no mud yet) as long as I can LOL. Going today to get the center caps repalced. The first picture is whats there now:
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This is what they will look like with the smaller center hubs (you will be able to see the chrome lugs):
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Finished this today.

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Finished this today.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Finished this today.

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Did you at least get a CB with Single Side Band (SSB) lol?

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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I put on vinyl eyelids

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Added a black out hood decal

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And swapped out the cigarette lighter for a dual usb

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Looks good, Shodan85! That's a clean KK you have there. The black vinyl on the hood, combined with the blacked out headlight bezels, is a nice combination with your silver paint and chrome accents. Have you tried out the headlights at night since applying the "angry eyes"? The reason I ask is that your vinyl headlight appliqués cover more of the headlight area than some others I've seen. They might cut down on your sight lines at night, especially the angle that is directly down the road in front of you, at high beam. The headlights on the KK are large, but are not known to be especially bright. Sylvania Silverstar or Phillips Vision Plus bulbs help a lot compared to the oem bottom of the line headlight bulbs.

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I'm getting really close to 150,000 miles now! It'll be time for another set of spark plugs (it's 5th), engine air filter, and cabin air filter soon. I was going to do those today except that I realized I left my ratchet set at work. Lol. Maybe next weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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@lfhoward, Thank you for the compliment! The vinyl I used is really thin. When the headlights are on they actually shine right through. I haven't noticed any difference with with them on.


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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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lfhoward wrote:
I'm getting really close to 150,000 miles now! It'll be time for another set of spark plugs (it's 5th), engine air filter, and cabin air filter soon. I was going to do those today except that I realized I left my ratchet set at work. Lol. Maybe next weekend!



Though the engine wasn't doing anything odd, I had my original plugs swapped after 100k. I bought the jeep new Feb 2009. Though they were wore a bit, the plugs looks fine.

I just added some lights. Added rear backup lights, above the hood lights and switched out the front driving/flood lights with LED's that also have daytime running amber lights.

Amber DRL (these required a two switches)
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LED Floods and pillar Beam LEDs
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Backup LED's (I mounted these on the off angle side of the bumper. They are floods, they have a wide disbursement of light so not only does it shoot light off to the side, they still give off enough light strait off the back. )
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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Today was a good day for Jeep maintenance. It was 58° in sunny Philadelphia. (Crazy for Nov 25 but I’ll take it.)

My list included 3 items:
1. Replace cabin air filter. Yes, it needed it! The old ones were gross.
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2. Replace engine air filter.

3. Replace spark plugs. I always use OEM copper plugs by NGK. Here are the old ones, and they still look pretty good.
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In changing the plugs, I noticed the plastic wire looms for the engine wire harness have become brittle. They disintegrated in my hands. Is this a problem, and should I replace them?
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I topped off the washer fluid and then I noticed the coolant bottle was empty! :shock:

I have a scangauge and keep a close eye on water temperature, so I don’t think it overheated. I filled the reservoir with Zerex G05 (HOAT) and distilled water, crossed my fingers, and let it run. The level didn’t decrease as it ran and the temperature stabilized at 204°F as expected. No leaks on the ground or steam in the exhaust. I will need to keep a watchful eye on the coolant level and temps until a I can get it checked out by my mechanic.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you done to your KK lately
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Wouldn’t worry too much about the plastic. It’s more or less there to keep the wires from rubbing on parts in the engine compartment and to make the wiring harness look cleaner.

Keep an eye on things, could have a pin hole leak in the radiator or something, or it could be a head gasket. If it makes you feel better I filled mine up to the full line when cold this summer or the summer before (I’m losing track...) and I’m below the add line. I stopped worrying since I’m not runnin hot or anything (even in 90* heat, stop and go traffic and a/c running). Oil isn’t milky either.

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Hi BMX! It’s nice to know you’re still around on the forum. How is your KK holding up? I just passed 150K on the chassis. If you remember the engine got replaced at around 86K so it’s still a baby. The engine sounds really smooth with the plug change. I’d be really surprised if there is a head gasket issue after such little mileage. My money is on a pinhole leak in the radiator. In KJ’s they tended to leak in the upper corners— wonder if KK radiators would have the same weakness. Or it could just be it evaporates a little bit of coolant over time, because I’ve always had to top off the coolant bottle a little bit a couple times a year like you do. I’ve been doing a lot more short trips since moving back to the city, so my driving habits have changed from my 60 mile highway commute the last 3 years. (Averaging about 12.5 mpg now, lol.) I’ll keep my eye on it. I have been taking the train to work as much as possible, so even with the dismal gas mileage I am averaging a fill-up about every 2-3 weeks.

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