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For the pods, we chose Rigid Radiance. I have the ambers and @BbyGrlJJ had RED backlight. We love them. We have all of our "backlights" wired to 1 switch and pod main LED wired separately. Here are the pods - https://www.amazon.com/RADIANCE-BAC...ords=radiance+pod+amber&qid=1617459944&sr=8-2

Wiring was already covered, but a red/black for the main light, then a separate red for the backlight. These were easily mounted with the existing tabs on the bumper.

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Here are some output pics:

Backup cam - no lights (baseline):
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Backup lights (LED bolts):
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Rigid Pods On:
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Took our oldest (and his TJ) to SMORR last weekend (only a couple hours form us!). I re-tested the ramp and was please with my flex! I'm fully stuffed, but perfectly and all hardware seemed to line-up correctly. I am using 2 bumpstops from MC and i think it's perfect. I "think" you need chopped venders for the 2" stop. Others might give a better opinion if they still have full OEM fenders, but i think you'd need to run 3 if you didnt chop. It was a fantastic day and not crowded at all! Enjoy some Jeep PRON.

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Been a few minutes, but did some cleaning after 2 years of fun and wheeling. Here's a process i've used in the past and have liked it. We did opt to remove our engine covers for the process. (BTW - If you dont have Redline Tuning hood struts - GET SOME)
BEFORE Pics - Not that dirty:
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First, i covered the air intake hole and ECM with plastic bags - not sure if either are needed:
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I dont have any pics of spraying, but i used a gallon hand-pump sprayer and mixed "loosely" 1:3 Simple Green to water. This was enough to clean 2 vehicles at two "coats".

I sprayed everything in the bay, let it sit for 10 mins and rinsed with a hose - not on direct blast. I did this twice. I didnt use a brush, but there was some caked on mud. Sometimes that will require a brush, so clean as needed. Let it air dry and applied some Meguire's Natural Shine - which added the "shine", go figure. That was applied liberally and used a paper towel to wipe excess and make even. Didnt take long - only a couple mins. That stuff will evap at some point. Here's the after pics:
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Been a few minutes, but did some cleaning after 2 years of fun and wheeling. Here's a process i've used in the past and have liked it. We did opt to remove our engine covers for the process. (BTW - If you dont have Redline Tuning hood struts - GET SOME)
BEFORE Pics - Not that dirty:
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First, i covered the air intake hole and ECM with plastic bags - not sure if either are needed:
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I dont have any pics of spraying, but i used a gallon hand-pump sprayer and mixed "loosely" 1:3 Simple Green to water. This was enough to clean 2 vehicles at two "coats".

I sprayed everything in the bay, let it sit for 10 mins and rinsed with a hose - not on direct blast. I did this twice. I didnt use a brush, but there was some caked on mud. Sometimes that will require a brush, so clean as needed. Let it air dry and applied some Meguire's Natural Shine - which added the "shine", go figure. That was applied liberally and used a paper towel to wipe excess and make even. Didnt take long - only a couple mins. That stuff will evap at some point. Here's the after pics:
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Before and afters:
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My engine bay is disgusting too. Just bought all that stuff! LOL
 
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Had these sitting around for awhile and finally got around to it: Reid Steering Knuckles and Dynatrac Balljoints. The BJs have def made a difference in steering experience. They take out a bunch of bumpsteer and give a more overall solid feel. We changed these BJs out at 26000 on 1 JL and 16000 on the other. The 26K ones were "getting there", but still had some life left to them. We've wheeled, so i'd say they've held up pretty good so far. Oddly, we noticed the loosest ones were the passenger lower.

A tip for anyone that is changing these out AND have replaced your draglinks/tierods: remove the tapered sleeves WHILE the factory knuckles are still on. It will be easier. You can do it removed, but it will piss you off more :)

Process to do this took about 4hrs on the 1st Jeep and 3.5 on the 2nd.

Comparison of factory BJs vs new(s): if you get these, purchase the $12 install kit - WORTH IT
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Comparison of factory knuckles vs new(s):
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I used a punch and a BFH. THe BFH is the ONLY way to go on these:
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They look good going on!
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OKAY folks!! Exactly 4 weeks from placing my order, my MOJITO came in!

First, i had to say goodbye to my 2006 5.7 WK. It was the best vehicle i have owned. Had it for 10 years, after 1 lease. Got it at 30K and left it at 175K. I will miss you old friend! 1 last hug :) :(
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It's OK though, my new love!.....and so is born the "Radioactive" build :rock::rock:
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Side by side:
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1st night home, the garage is looking great! Our house is now worth 100K more :clap:
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Similar to the wife's Archangel, i did all the same mods on mine. We did get a few different things: i got a manual and different seat covers. I do love these seat covers (code CBS), but they came at an unknown cost.
If anyone is interested in getting these seat covers, please note the following removal of features:
  • You will lose the leather dash and have plastic
  • You will lose the leather inside doors and have plastic
  • You will lose the rear center console/drink holder
Thanks FCA for not making that clear on the site - fawkers! Oh well...you give, you take.., but the seats look GREAT!

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I will say - that after driving (breaking it in) for the last day or so, the manual is AWESOME! My old manual was a TJ.....def NOT the same, of course, but fun to get used to the new. That's the good feedback.....the BAD feedback: the Auto StopStart (ASS)....properly termed :CWL: I feel a Tazer around the corner.
Rubis look great side by side!
 
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