Went off-roading for the first (real) time last weekend.
With no lift, stock highway tires, minimal upgrades, she kept up with lifted rigs with huge tires all day like it was nothing. She literally took everything I threw at her.
Only problem was a bit of mud in the radiators which caused a bit of overheating, but what a champ
I'm not sure if it's still down there but in nashville there is a "showroom-clean" comanche at a dealer for $15k
Any XJ guys here venture in the world of double din radios?
I'm about to start the project. It's takes cutting, molding, blending and painting to get it in there but I'm up for the challenge.
I'm using a adapter from a 2004 Grand Prix, when I'm done I'm hoping to get results as good as this guy did.
Last edited by lostmypassword; 04-30-2012 at 11:21 AM.
All I wanted was an ipod hookup for podcasts but my god I was horrified by the single din offerings out there. It seems if you want a simple, clean easy to use single din unit you have to pay alot more for it. The double din I got is really simple and clean looking.
I'm still waiting on my adapter kit to get here, I'll post up progress pics and let you guys know what a pain in this ass this may be if anyone was wondering what it takes to fit a double din unit.
Got it in this morning. It's honestly not that hard, you just have to have the right tools and the balls to start trimming and notching inside the dash. Some other installs had to cut into the HVAC venting up top to get clearance. I wanted it to look less jammed in there when it's all molded so I mounted it a little lower. That way when I cut into the dash trim the space between the HVAC vents, and the controls down below will be even.
I know some people had to fab a bracket in order to use the factory mounting holes, but the kit I bought allowed me to use both with very little problems. It's in there very solid, the wiring isnt all jammed, I was able to get it behing the HVAC controls so it has plenty of room. Only issue like most radio installs is the factory radio ant. hookup, they never give enough wire, stingy bastards. I didn't snap in the trim surround yet, so it looks a bit off, I just placed it on for the picture.
Next up is cutting into the dash trim and molding in the kit. This is going to be the hardest part. I'm still deciding on what products to use. I was able to find the factory mopar agate color trim paint for when it's all done. It should look nearly factory, hopefully.
I'm looking to get a TJ inline 6 4.0 wrangler in 5 speed just to daily and not care about getting scratches, wheel rash, etc. How is the reliability on the car and what should I look for when I'm checking one out? Thanks in advance!
2005 BLITZ COROLLA - 2001 AUDI A4 QUATTRO - 2003 BMP GTI #3918 - 2008 FORD FOCUS - 2010 BAGGED CW GTI - 1995 370 WHP VRT GTI -2012 BAGGED CW JETTA - 1988 VW CABBY
I just got a 07' Jeep Liberty, this is the limited, so it came with the 17'' alloy wheels.
The point is that the tyres are almost worn and I would like to ask any reccomendation in tyre size for my jeep.
This is my wife daily, and I just want something dopper for her.
It runs 235/65-17 Goodyear Wrangler HP...
Took the grille and headlight buckets out today for sanding. They will see paint tomorrow.
I've been having a weird problem with the turn signals. The driver's front signal is not working after replacing the bulb and flasher/relay under the dash. Not sure what's up
The Hummer wasn't in out group. He was just a used car guy and his buddies trying to drive an H3 with bald tires off a cliff at Wheeler lake. We stopped him, but I'm not sure we should have.
The edge is really soft and he was almost over. It's hard to spot, but you can barely see my blue winch line in the pic. It couldn't have been a more stereotypical Hummer moment!
Last edited by dubstyl; 06-15-2012 at 10:23 PM.
Edit check out youtube for trail ride videos theres tons. of big trucks and all