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Liked the Iceland Fender Flares but missed the boat?

Iceland Offroad came out with XJ Fendor flares that looked amazing.   Problem is the company went belly up and pissed off lots of people by not refunding their money. 
Did you miss the boat before it sank?   Good News...a life raft arrived:
http://notchcustoms.com/shop/x-max-fender-flares/
These are the same molds as Iceland flares 

Bolt and Nut Hardware Identification

For most, its hard to identify the grade or strength of a bolt by looking at it unless you know the labelling.     
Here's the rule of thumb:

  • no markings on the head = Grade 1 or 2.
  • 3 marks = Grade 5
  • 6 marks = Grade 8

For a more complete identification list:
Download the hardware identification chart here

Diagnosing Jeep 4.0L Engine Noise

 Tapping or knocking?    

  1. If noise is higher pitching tapping, your likely to find:
    1. Stuck Lifter
    2. Loose Rocker Arms
    3. Clogged oil passage in the rod
    4. worn Cam lobes
  2. Lower pitch knocking
    1. crank bearings
    2. If noise is in the back and around the transmission, check for cracked Flexplate

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Air Intakes and Filters

There are many options for CAI or air intake upgrades for the XJ/MJ.   We can't list them all but here some random articles and useful links to help you decide:

Indian Pass

 Indian Pass Rd runs eastward to the Colorado River at Picacho SRA. The road is a 1+ difficulty.
Directions

  1. I-8 East from San Diego (~120miles?) 
  2. Olgiby Road North (13.1 miles)    (Note: There's a gas station 1 exit East of Olgiby Road on I-8)
  3. Indian Pass Road NorthEast (~10 miles) to 4-S Ranch  

What does JEEP stand for?

 Its funny when I hear a new meaning for JEEP.   Here's my list:

  1. Jeeps Enjoy Every Pothole
  2. Josh's Emergency Evacuation Project
  3. Just Empty Every Pocket
  4. Just Everyone Else's Parts
  5. Just Enough Essential Parts
  6. Just Enough Engine Power
  7. Just Expect Every Problem
  8. Just Eats Every Part
  9. Just Eats Every Penny
  10. Journeys Everywhere Even Potholes /  Pluto /  Poland

 Got anymore?

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Interior Lighting

 
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