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    I thought I loaded up the new schematic but I'll have to double check that thread. I didn't take pictures because my dad did most of the electrical work and I didn't want to interrupt him by taking pictures.
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    Jak, the rotors/pads setup work well. The one day I was racing home because my g/f had to go to the hospital, I was impressed with the braking effectiveness and I still didn't test out maximum braking.

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    Pics for Kevin...

    As promised... not quite as impressive as yours, but a vast improvement from the 415 RTI score I managed a few months ago!
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    Looks good joe , we will have RTI ramp this tuesday so we will see you then?

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    More toys...

    Although not posted, one of the first mods installed on the Jeep was my XM radio/antenna. Last week I installed the head unit that was taken out of my girlfriend's WJ (we're selling it) and today I finally got around to installing an old amp/sub I had lying around. It was a very quick install so it's not the prettiest of install jobs. Sounds much better than the factory sub though.
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    Hmmm nice looking bumper, somewhat looks familiar. you should check out the cliders and diff gaurds Brett makes too and slap a set on the jeep. The sliders provide more protection then most of the aftermarket ones available, they almost cover all the way to the fram rails.

    Nice looking jeep, cant wait to build another one in a couple years, keep up the work man.
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    Thanks Justin. Between your bumper and mine, only a couple small changes were made. I think he still has your Jeep on his site though (I'll admit, it does look much nicer). For anyone looking, I would highly recommend his stuff!

    I've looked at his sliders and diff guards, but I'm just out of $$ right now. Until I save up, I'm trying to convince Andi to have some made for me through her work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowZone View Post
    Hey Joe, did you ever get around to doing up the corrected drawing for the Fogs->DRL conversion?
    I'd be interested in this also. I never did find out if the DRL's are pulsewidth modulated or what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noltz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SnowZone View Post
    Hey Joe, did you ever get around to doing up the corrected drawing for the Fogs->DRL conversion?
    I'd be interested in this also. I never did find out if the DRL's are pulsewidth modulated or what.
    The corrected DRL -> Fog conversion schematic was posted, but only as a link. I figure this would reduce bandwidth. The schematic can be found here.

    I believe the DRL's are PWM. When I measured 4 Volts, the reading I was getting was mean voltage. This is also why I measured a frequency (90Hz) and duty cycle (~37%). When the lights are on full, I read 12V, no frequency and no duty cycle.

    I'd be interested in doing this conversion again on another Jeep so I can take pics and do a proper How-to write up. It was a cheap conversion, less than $20 for the relay, relay plug, and wiring.

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    This thread is due for an update... Starting with the biggest upgrade.

    I tried to teach my Jeep how to swim at Roadkill '12, and let's just say that having a winch saved my ass! She drove away needing a new clutch and pressure plate, rad, water pump, and fan clutch (and a new belt for good measure).

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    But if anything good came out of that stunt, it was my new daily driver. A 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i w/ 6-speed short-throw shifter.

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    Upgraded to 35s (finally) Edit: Went with Goodyear MT/R-Ks on Keystone D-window stealies

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    Hey Joe talk to jimmy about a highline fender set those 35's will look awesome with them I know
    Last edited by lemon; 11-26-2013 at 12:32 AM.
    I thought life handed you lemons..... who the phuk is throwing them at my head !!!

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    Edit: No need Rod... I bought fenders before JK101

    Continuing on... Finally got around to that diff cover upgrade (I still have to do the front)

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    Off with the old...

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    More fenderless pics... Eventually installed MetalCloak Overlines w/ 4" flare but I can't find those pictures at the moment...

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    Interior Lining...

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    Nice!!!

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    And windshield light bracket install

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    She was ready for the hunting trip

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    Next up, synthetic line upgrade

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    Like the tube fenders.

    Where'd you get them?

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    Looks great Joe.
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    looks good Joe!
    a learning experience is one of those things that says, you know that thing you just did...don't do that again.

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    Looks good joe..are you able to wheel yet...or still the malls..lol
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    It's winter, Brian, so no

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    Like the tube fenders.

    Where'd you get them?
    They're MetalCloak

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