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About schardein

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  1. Good to know. I'm getting a Borla header for a 4.0 and 4 CJ steel wheels done now. Depending on how they turn out, I may do the Turbines.
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    Pilar/Dome light

    That is interesting. If used in an interior other than gray, like maroon, they would need painted. Would lose the on/off symbols. I think most everyone is familiar with the S10 Blazer lights, which is another option. It does require some trimming of the panel to fit the lights. Another option I have been wondering about. This is a Jeep Commander light that is right above the front driver and pass window. Push the lens to turn it on. I don't know if they would actually fit, probably require more trimming than the S10 lights. And they use a smaller bulb (#194), so potentially less light. But to me it would be cool because it's a Jeep part. Commander light left, S10 right.
  3. What is a fair price for powder coating? Local place wants $75 per wheel for one color. Owner says to mask the non-polished areas and do a different color is to labor intensive and triples the price with the intent that no one will ask him to do it. I have two sets of these and want to run them on my MJ and XJ. But they are pretty rough looking. Anymore pics of powdercoated wheels? Prefer a silver for these type of wheels, black is not my cup of tea.
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    July 2019 Mid-Atlantic CC PowWow / All-Breeds Jeep Show

    15 hours for me. I would love to come though. Make it a 3 day drive and stop at junkyards on the way. Six Jeeps, but would probably drive my Chevy for his kind of trip.
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    Sway Bar Upgrade

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    which sticker cut would you prefer?

    I like the crop in the first post.
  7. If you go with a 242, the shift bezel is different, it has the additional "full time" setting. This part is obvious, what is not obvious is that the metal shift gate below the bezel, bolted to the floor, is different from a 231 to a 242. From what I have researched, the shift handle and shift linkage below the body is the same, but that gate is definitely different. I have a D44 rear and 242 case that will be going into mine as I convert it to 4wd. Hope to start the work this summer. First pic is a 242 gate and bezel, second pic is a 231 gate.
  8. I was 10 years old and my little brother and I were spending the summer with my Dad in Topeka, KS. My Dad would drop us off at the movie theater on Saturday afternoon with enough money to watch two movies. It was a different world back then. I didn't get it at the time, but he would go spend time with his girlfriend, then pick us up. I remember watching Star Wars the first time, and the shock when Darth Vader killed Ben Kenobi. The next Saturday, my brother and I saw it again, twice. When Dad picked us up, and asked us what we saw, we yelled "Star Wars!". And what else? "Star Wars!". He was like, you saw it twice?? The next week, he went with us, and loved it as much as us. It almost seems like a cliche now, but I still think it's the best movie ever. My Dad never had a lot of money, but we always had enough for a few comic books every week. I grew up reading The Avengers, I feel very lucky to be seeing all the Marvel superheroes being brought to the big screen, and my Dad would have loved those too.
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    flowers for Don's funeral

    Nice job Pete. Funds sent.
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    should I bring back the 3x5 CC stickers?

    I would be interested in some of these. Can I make a recommendation for a paint scheme?
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    One of our own is down

    My condolences to the family and all his friends, including those here at Comanche Club. I had several personal interactions with Don during my time here at Comanche Club. Since hearing the news of his hospitalization, I'd been looking forward to his recovery and first post saying he was back. I'm deeply saddened by this loss to our shared community. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Chief.
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    Xj Cluster Swap

    THAT^ I've got two of the clusters with gauges but no tach. Large fuel gauge where tach goes. But they would be closer to a direct plug in. The cluster housing you are looking for will have a blue housing. The 1991 and later have a white housing and use an electronic speedometer.
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    There is a reason aluminum wheels are considered an upgrade over steel wheels, and it's not (only) the appearance. Aluminum wheels are much lighter than steel wheels. This reduces unsprung weight and can give better handling, braking, and acceleration. Plus, they are much easier to handle when rotating your tires! I rotated the tires on my XJ (factory aluminum) and MJ (factory steel) the same day and was surprised at how much heavier the steel rims are. Aluminum also doesn't rust and is less likely to bend (although they can crack instead). I've bent steel wheels on two occasions (hint: don't get airborne or ram snow banks). Some will say a heavy steel wheel can help off road by "pulling" the suspension down during extreme articulation so it can contact the ground and get traction. I think that is really reaching for a "benefit" of steel wheels.
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    Clock wiring

    This makes a lot of sense to me.