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Post  dongalonga on 10/15/2014, 2:12 pm

Seats have been chosen. Time to save up some caps.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/24/2014, 2:01 am

Decided to take a chance:
LED Lightbar

It is a rebranded Hanma unit.  Here are the specs:
Hanma BCS Series

This will free up some caps for seats as well.
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Post  THOOPY3 on 10/24/2014, 9:38 am

Looks like a nice setup. I take it this will be for "off-road use" only? And is the plan to mount it to the bumper or are you buying a windshield frame bracket and mounting it there?

I'm in the market myself for some lighting for the Cherokee, but I need something street-legal to help with the sub-par headlights. They're still better than the YJ mind you, and have a decent wide-beam pattern, but you can't see much down road so I'm hoping to pick up some medium- to long-range driving lights to help things out on that front.
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Post  Mark on 10/24/2014, 11:47 am

Great price on the lights, and the seats look comfortable.
My Sahara seats are not too bad on the body, they have held up well with almost 300k on them, but im sure the ones you are getting are much more comfortable.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/24/2014, 3:25 pm

Yes this will be for Offroad use and mounted on the bumper. 

I have something else in the works for seats. More to come...
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Post  Mark on 10/24/2014, 5:42 pm

What gear ratio do you have in the LJ 373's? locker,open, ls ? just curious.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/24/2014, 5:48 pm

3.73 open front LS rear. I only plan to lock the front. I really like the LS rear.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/25/2014, 9:48 pm

So, this happened today


Those are from a WJ and look brand new. Paid $125 for the pair. Cannot wait to get them in the rig.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/27/2014, 4:19 pm

Passenger seat is in. Just have to make a bracket for the seat belt and run the wiring. Jenny likes them.

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Post  Jake on 10/27/2014, 5:17 pm

Nice! I wanted to do a leather swap in my XJ but I haven't gotten there yet. How difficult was it to swap? Did you need adapter brackets or anything?
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Post  dongalonga on 10/27/2014, 10:29 pm

I will post up a full write up once I do the other side. I want to figure out the seatbelt and wiring first.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/27/2014, 11:00 pm

I managed to figure out the seatbelt after a little bit of a break. It was pretty obvious and I'm not sure why I couldn't figure it  out the first time.
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Post  Tonellin on 10/28/2014, 11:14 am

Holy crap those look comfy

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Re: Third Time's the Charm LJ

Post  dongalonga on 10/28/2014, 2:48 pm

Time will tell for sure but preliminary assessment is roughly 100,000x more comfortable.
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Post  Mark on 10/29/2014, 5:46 am

Oh that luxury car feel,, they do look very comfy, nice work.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/29/2014, 4:41 pm

Thanks Mark. I figure if I am going to do road trips I need to be somewhat comfortable.
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Post  dongalonga on 10/31/2014, 5:22 pm

Sneak peek
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Post  dongalonga on 11/1/2014, 9:53 pm

What do we have here
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Post  dongalonga on 11/2/2014, 9:15 pm

Removed the round LED floods and installed the LED lightbar using the stock fog light wiring. 

Low beams


Lightbar


Low beams and Lightbar
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Post  Andrew Miller on 11/2/2014, 11:17 pm

Those seats look great! How do you like the light bar?

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Re: Third Time's the Charm LJ

Post  dongalonga on 11/3/2014, 1:18 am

The seats are very comfortable so far. I only used the lightbar for a few mins. It works very well. I want to get it out on a highway with no lights and see how far it throws.
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Post  THOOPY3 on 11/3/2014, 1:44 pm

Any plans for those floods? I looked back at your post about them and they look like they throw a good amount of light, and I'm in the market for some lighting upgrades.
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Post  dongalonga on 11/3/2014, 1:55 pm

I was thinking of rigging them up as reverse lights somehow, but don't think I have any room for them. If you want them shoot me a text and we can work something out.
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Post  dongalonga on 11/3/2014, 10:37 pm

Lightbar is aimed I conjunction with the headlights. 

Low beam


High beam


Lightbar


Low beam and lightbar


High beam and lightbar


Same order at a local gravel yard








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Post  dongalonga on 11/17/2014, 3:17 pm

Today's Jeeping:

Finally tuned my CB using the SWR meter today. Got it to 1.2 which I think is pretty dang good. Preparing for wheeling this weekend.
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