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Old May 5th, 2021, 10:21
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Re: Project Potimus

Not a ton new but I did get new axles I'll eventually put in. Running a HP44 and 9. Will probably go with 4.56's and 35's. Do links for the suspension.





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Old June 23rd, 2021, 11:48
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Picked up four brand new Summit machine joints for links. Things are monsters

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Old June 27th, 2021, 16:04
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Damn! That looks good! How much did you get it for?
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Old June 28th, 2021, 06:42
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Damn! That looks good! How much did you get it for?
Practically free. All four for $100. Normally each one is $100
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Old January 18th, 2022, 17:17
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Got around to taking care of some things. First was the battery and installing new 2g wires. I ordered them a while ago from Jeepcables.com. Overall, really great kit super well built. My issues are the length of the alternator wire is about 2 ft too long and a few of the connections needed to be bent in order to fit. Install took about 2 hours of which most was tweaking things and taking out the old cables. Battery I upgraded to an Odyssey. After burning through a few of the Costco Interstates decided it was time. They just haven't lasted and I've been wanting to get a AGM battery. After everything is done really happy with it. Starts up quick regardless of temperature and idle has smoothed out as well. Old wires were beat up so something to be excepted.











Next up was finally replacing the entire power steering system. The old box was starting to get really sloppy and the pump was on it's way out. Not to mention the leaks from all the old hoses. For the pump I got a new ones from Lares. Ran one in my XJ and never had problems. For the box I went with a redhead.











Steering is drastically improved. Box is nice and tight and turns smooth. No more leaks either so huge win.
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Old January 18th, 2022, 22:28
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Got around to taking care of some things. First was the battery and installing new 2g wires. I ordered them a while ago from Jeepcables.com. Overall, really great kit super well built. My issues are the length of the alternator wire is about 2 ft too long and a few of the connections needed to be bent in order to fit. Install took about 2 hours of which most was tweaking things and taking out the old cables. Battery I upgraded to an Odyssey. After burning through a few of the Costco Interstates decided it was time. They just haven't lasted and I've been wanting to get a AGM battery. After everything is done really happy with it. Starts up quick regardless of temperature and idle has smoothed out as well. Old wires were beat up so something to be excepted.
That was one of the reasons I decided to make my own for my '00 XJ.
Cause of the way the PDC is set up I was able to ditch the fuse holder and put it in front of the PDC.
Plus using 45 and 90 degree lugs here and there let me route them a little cleaner too.
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