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What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:20:25 PM »
Here you go Mike. 


I took the 3a for a quick spin around the neighborhood. 
« Last Edit: July 02, 2020, 07:08:05 PM by Jeep Freak »
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 04:23:24 PM »
I had a bad caliper on the driver side that locked up and was melting my brake pads!  I had to have it replaced, so I decided to get them both done (original calipers on my 2012 JKU), with new front rotors and pads.  Decided to get an oil change and tires rotated too.  I felt like I was at a stealership!  Over $1,000.00 later I started drinking!

I really wish lots things:  I had a garage to do oil changes, rotate tires and do other things like diff services!  I was better at shop in high school than carpentry!  I didn't hate Safford Springfield so much!  And Safford Warrenton wasn't so far away, but I don't know anyone there anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 06:07:13 PM »
I felt like I was at a stealership!  Over $1,000.00 later I started drinking!

This made me laugh out loud Mike!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 06:42:15 PM »
I had a bad caliper on the driver side that locked up and was melting my brake pads!  I had to have it replaced, so I decided to get them both done (original calipers on my 2012 JKU), with new front rotors and pads.  Decided to get an oil change and tires rotated too.  I felt like I was at a stealership!  Over $1,000.00 later I started drinking!

I really wish lots things:  I had a garage to do oil changes, rotate tires and do other things like diff services!  I was better at shop in high school than carpentry!  I didn't hate Safford Springfield so much!  And Safford Warrenton wasn't so far away, but I don't know anyone there anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter!

I wish I had a garage too  :rotfl
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 09:11:08 AM »
For what it's worth, I have a garage (one car) and I quit doing things like tire rotations several years ago. It's one thing to jack up a front end and do a quick oil change, or brakes, but it's almost not worth my time and hassle to lug around tires in a one car garage.  Between my tools, golf clubs, a grill, and just general garage stuff it's a squeeze to start maneuvering wheels/tires around. It's tight with my wife's Subaru and my TJ's 30" tires. With my Silverado? Fuhhhgeddaboutit. For $60-80 I'll just pay somebody.

I will do tire rotations again one day when I upgrade to an oversized two-car, and install my two-post Bendpak.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 09:56:08 AM »
For what it's worth, I have a garage (one car) and I quit doing things like tire rotations several years ago. It's one thing to jack up a front end and do a quick oil change, or brakes, but it's almost not worth my time and hassle to lug around tires in a one car garage.  Between my tools, golf clubs, a grill, and just general garage stuff it's a squeeze to start maneuvering wheels/tires around. It's tight with my wife's Subaru and my TJ's 30" tires. With my Silverado? Fuhhhgeddaboutit. For $60-80 I'll just pay somebody.

I will do tire rotations again one day when I upgrade to an oversized two-car, and install my two-post Bendpak.

This made me smile and realize that you are absolutely right!  My bad back and knees probably wouldn't allow me to rotate tires!  :?  :rotf  :bang
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 12:34:54 PM »
Doors and top off for the holiday weekend. 


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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 02:16:57 PM »
I got a call about my jeep today  :lol

The rotted out driverside frame was cut out and the new piece is being welded in today. Paying her a visit on Sunday with a set of new brake lines.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today -July
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 04:52:26 PM »
I had a bad caliper on the driver side that locked up and was melting my brake pads!  I had to have it replaced, so I decided to get them both done (original calipers on my 2012 JKU), with new front rotors and pads.  Decided to get an oil change and tires rotated too.  I felt like I was at a stealership!  Over $1,000.00 later I started drinking!

I really wish lots things:  I had a garage to do oil changes, rotate tires and do other things like diff services!  I was better at shop in high school than carpentry!  I didn't hate Safford Springfield so much!  And Safford Warrenton wasn't so far away, but I don't know anyone there anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter!

Safford Warrenton is now gawd awful. Total rip off stealership now for their service department. Mr Apker you have 4mm of brake pad remaining and you must have them replaced to pass inspection. We cant pass you Grand Cherokee w/o replacing the pads. Total BS minimum pad depth is 2/32s or about 1.5mm. They got reported to VA State Police.  Service manager is a  just a rip off artist. Not sure if Safford was bought out. I found Brown's to be pretty decent but have only been there once.

Mike you need to change the brake fluid every two years max. It helps extend caliper life and also you get shorter brake distances.  Also use quality brake fluid. I had a 90 3 series track day car with over 240,000 miles on it and few thousand track miles and it had the original calipers and they were still in great shape when I sold the car. Brake fluid was changed a several times a year for track days. Rotors used to glow red at the end of main straight at Summit Point's big track.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2020, 06:33:20 PM »
I had a bad caliper on the driver side that locked up and was melting my brake pads!  I had to have it replaced, so I decided to get them both done (original calipers on my 2012 JKU), with new front rotors and pads.  Decided to get an oil change and tires rotated too.  I felt like I was at a stealership!  Over $1,000.00 later I started drinking!

I really wish lots things:  I had a garage to do oil changes, rotate tires and do other things like diff services!  I was better at shop in high school than carpentry!  I didn't hate Safford Springfield so much!  And Safford Warrenton wasn't so far away, but I don't know anyone there anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter!

Safford Warrenton is now gawd awful. Total rip off stealership now for their service department. Mr Apker you have 4mm of brake pad remaining and you must have them replaced to pass inspection. We cant pass you Grand Cherokee w/o replacing the pads. Total BS minimum pad depth is 2/32s or about 1.5mm. They got reported to VA State Police.  Service manager is a  just a rip off artist. Not sure if Safford was bought out. I found Brown's to be pretty decent but have only been there once.

Mike you need to change the brake fluid every two years max. It helps extend caliper life and also you get shorter brake distances.  Also use quality brake fluid. I had a 90 3 series track day car with over 240,000 miles on it and few thousand track miles and it had the original calipers and they were still in great shape when I sold the car. Brake fluid was changed a several times a year for track days. Rotors used to glow red at the end of main straight at Summit Point's big track.

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2020, 07:25:18 PM »
Got an ARB twin compressor and started the wiring. Got the wiring fished through the firewall and the switch connected. Also moved the switch to my locker to the same location.

Forgot how much of a contortionist you need to be to work under a dash lol.


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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2020, 11:18:20 PM »
Turned my  Trail rig into a trail ambulance  today....  Think we saved a life today.
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What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 06:17:19 AM »
Turned my  Trail rig into a trail ambulance  today....  Think we saved a life today.
Story please.....

Never mind.  I just read it in the events forum.  Good Job Rob. 
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 06:05:11 PM »
Happy 4th,
Clean Jeep  inside and out.... yippie. Story to follow LOL.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? -July 2020
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 06:14:02 PM »
I tried to make it to the Middletown parade.  Instead I overheated a little past Round Hill and pulled into Hill High to cool down and refill the coolant



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