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DIY DIY Quick Disconnect Pins This mod is not my idea. I'll gladly admit I ripped it off another post on the interwebs. But I figured I'd snap some process photos and post the results here. And thanks Kizer for keeping a lid on this until I finally got it installed.

These were made for a friend of mine who's just getting into offroading (and modifying his Jeep).

We all know how helpful a quick disconnect link can be for unhooking the front swaybar. And we all know all the good aftermarket discos available. But their prices are not cheap at $80-140. For someone just getting started or on a smaller lift it's possible to make a quick disconnect pin for a fraction of the cost and simply use the factory swaybar links.
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• YJ brake system upgrade...'95 in a '93 • Sema 2008
• TJ's Mirror Relocation Brackets - Custom Fabrication • Lower Control Arm Bracket Reinforcing
• Re-building a CV style driveshaft • ClockSpring Replacement
• ARB O-Ring Replacement • XJ C-Rok reinforcing plate and gearbox install

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xx New Rubber for the TJ
April 15, 2015, 05:26:59 PM by IBTJn
Well, in spite of the Goodyear Kevlar tires being lower priced, I enjoyed my Cooper STT's so well over the years I opted to buy another set.  They weren't easy to come by either...locally anyway.  I ended up ordering them off of Amazon and had them shipped to my door for $200 less than the cheapest I could find locally.  I paid America's Tire to install and center sipe them for $80 including the lifetime warranty (which they made available even though I didn't get the tires from them).  They seemed to think I would sit by idly and accept being switched to a tire I really didn't want.

I know some like the Goodyear Wrangler Kevlar and agree they are a good tire...and a good value.  But they aren't what I wanted.  I've never had a problems at all with my Cooper's with the exception of popping off a valve stem on the winter trail (some remember).  Heck, I even sold my old tires for $100 on Craigslist.  In fact, I could have gotten more for them and pulled the add in less than an...
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xx Radio install
April 11, 2015, 10:05:50 PM by hutchman
I thought I posted this earlier, but apparently not. 

Today I started mounting my 2M radio in the Jeep.

I started with a piece of double row, heavy duty shelf mount material, trimmed and fitted to the  width of the roll cage.

Next is the radio and with it mounted to the shelf mount:

The radio is mounted slightly off center to allow for a clear view of the rear view mirror.

Also note the original usage of the tie wraps.  They work perfectly for mounting the shelf bracket to  the roll cage. 

However, they will be replaced with hose clamps once I get to the hardware store!
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xx It just followed me home.
March 05, 2015, 03:04:38 AM by AlwayswrenchN
96 zj 146,000mi few minor issues,  nothing to major.  It will be a daily driver and extra kid hauler.   No lift, big tires or lockers slated for this one.  Just a reliable soccer wagon. 
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xx New Soft Top
March 04, 2015, 09:59:04 PM by hutchman
I just ordered a new soft top for my Jeep off o f ebay.  It is made from the original Sail Cloth Material and is a factory fit for 03-06 TJs rather than the more common 97-06 fitting found in really cheap tops.

More to follow...
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question Child Safety
March 03, 2015, 09:12:41 PM by brentCJ7
I need some advise. Are there any vehicle safety people out there (firemen, police) that could advise on the best solution for my kids.

I have an '85 CJ-7 with lab belts and the little bench seat in the back. I the past when my kids were little I would strap their car seats in the back so that they could ride along. Now they are 5 and 8 and are too big for harness equipped car seats. I had a harness seat that was rated to 65 pounds, but my kids shoulders are too wide for it. A booster seat, like what I would use in a modern car, seems stupid because there are no shoulder straps to be repositioned, and that is really their purpose.  Even a high backed booster style seat doesn't seem like it would add any true protection, and raising them up off the bench seat with a booster seems like it would make it worse and not better since there is no shoulder belt.

I am wondering how best to take them Jeepin' with me and keep them road legal and safe. I want to drive this veh...
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xx Club status change
February 18, 2015, 02:39:21 AM by AlwayswrenchN
Just for tax purposes we decided to let our CLUB status expire and just call ourselves a group.  I highly recommend that people join the PNW4DA as independents if they would like to stay involved with 4x4 community.  Of course we still plan to do the Toy drive in November and get together whenever someone post up a event. 
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xx Spring Virtue run 2015
January 19, 2015, 04:50:17 PM by AlwayswrenchN
Hoping Rio will chime in here with some info ;).  I'm getting my spring plans going and a few people have asked me about the annual run.
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xx TSF 6/14
January 15, 2015, 09:39:33 PM by AlwayswrenchN
My family is going on vacation and would like to stop and wheel TSF Sunday 6/14.  We will travel from Hermiston area Saturday and spend the night at TSF then would like to meet up with others and wheel for the day (Sunday) maybe longer if there is interest.   Let me know if anyone is interested in joining us.
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xx Tires and wheels
January 10, 2015, 06:04:02 AM by Abrahamfoup
These are off my 2014 JKU Sport I picked up in September. Located in OC, SoCal

5 17" Jeep OEM wheels 255/75R17 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A
Wheels are in excellent condition with no scratches or curb damage
Tires have 4k miles.
One of the tires is a brand new was the spare.
Bolt pattern is 5x5.

Asking 550 for all five wheels and tires
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xx What size tires can I get
January 01, 2015, 10:23:04 AM by Rocksjeeping
We have a J26 1977 Mistubishi Jeep. We want to install bigger tires onto it. Does anyone know how big we can go without a lift kit, or even with lift blocks installed into the springs?? Don't want to go too big. Maybe only up to 34" inches. Looking to install for mudding, but also to be able to drive on the road.
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