3.8 Intake Manifold Bolt Specs

Does anyone know offhand the size of the bolts between the intake manifold and the block and heads? My Chilton Manual tells me to chase the threads in the bolt holes with a tap of the correct size, but fails to mention what the correct size is.



Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/3-8-intake-manifold-bolt-specs-2181185.html

Is it possible to order a new JK with less than the base package?

Just curious, say you planned on installing a different top so you don’t even want the factory soft top, or didn’t want a back seat or a radio or whatever. Can you order with deducts that don’t affect government safety or fuel economy or whatever requirements?

Just curious.

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/is-it-possible-to-order-a-new-jk-with-less-than-the-base-package-2180969.html

When to change timing belt……

I have a couple of TJs I’m looking at this weekend. A 1999 and a 2000. One has 94k and the other has 101k miles.

My question is what is the schedule for changing the timing belt? I’m assuming both of these are probably past it so I will be asking them, but wanted to know when I do. Thanks

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/when-to-change-timing-belt-2180554.html

Mac McAnally recovering from heart attack

Coral Reefer Mac McAnally suffered from a heart attack this week and is doing better now. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile Jimmy Buffett is helping Snoop Dogg on a new movie called “The Beach Bum”.

From Buffett: “OK, by now, most folks have heard about Mac’s heart attack, which was a little more serious than a Big Mac attack. He is fine now and stable and should leave the hospital tomorrow, which is great news for all of us. Sadly he will not make the hurricane benefit this Sunday in Tallahassee, while I was working on the set of “The Beach Bum”, in Miami on Tuesday, Snoop said he would try and work up “Little Martha”. I will keep you posted on his progress. No, I am not the beach bum in the movie. He is played by Matthew McConaughey. I am JB, Snoop’s writing partner. Movie is directed by Harmony Korine. Coming soon to a theatre new you! Fins Up. JB”


Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/11/17/27181/

Fastback hardtop

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I love the fastback look as well and will being adding that to a mod for next spring. That being said have you ever considered the Trextop NX series? I dropped one on my 2012 JKU and loved it. I sold my hardtop on Craigslist and had enough money for the Trextop and a few other mods!!!

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Dual Sport Day

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Vans Warped Tour Comes To An End

“I couldn’t wait for the summer and the warped tour…” Mark Hoppus’ words were the first thing that popped into mind when it was announced that the annual Vans Warped Tour would be coming to an end in 2018.

“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour,” said founder Kevin Lyman in a statement. “Today with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that the last full cross-country run will take place in 2018.”

Acting as a mecca for the punk scene since 1995, the Warped Tour featured bands from across the punk spectrum, and even featured some hip-hop artists such as Eminem, Jurassic 5 and The Black Eyed Peas. For many years, Warped Tour was one of the most important events in music, but I’d be lying if I said that were still the case today. WarpedTour

In an interview with Billboard, Lyman noted that several factors, such as a shrinking pool of bands, declining ticket sales among teens, and competition with other summer music festivals were behind his reasoning to bring the tour to an end after 24 years.

In it’s hey day, Warped Tour featured headliners such as Pennywise, NOFX and Bad Religion while cultivating then up-and-comers such as Blink-182, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Dropkick Murphys, No Doubt, Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars and many other bands that have gone on to find success in and out of the mainstream.

Sublime’s first big tour following the break-out success of “Date Rape” was Warped Tour’s first year in 1995 with most of Sublime’s live-show documented in video by Josh Fischel that was later celebrated in Sublimes documentary Stories, Tales, Lies Exaggerations. No Doubt also performed during that first 1995 Warped Tour and Brad Nowell would come out to sing with No Doubt on the song “Total Hate,” that he was featured on. ‘Dub Allstars would perform for the festival 5 years later and even Pepper got their start from touring the Warped Tour having to set up and tear down the Volcom stage in the early 2000’s.

As the rock scene has dwindled over the years, Lyman, like many other festival producers, found it difficult to find new talent with breakout potential in the scene. Who is the next Pennywise? The next A Day To Remember? The next Gogol Bordello? As the next generation has flocked to the Hip-Hop and EDM scenes, those questions have become more difficult to answer.

Warped Tour not only served as a community for fans, but also as a support system for bands to support each other to reach a new audience. Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz once said, “We all get under the Warped umbrella to keep the community strong.”

Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo! was a part of the 2012 and 2016 Warped Tour and says of his experience, “Definitely the most brutal tours we’ve ever done.” When asked how the tour affected Ballyhoo!, Spangler said, “We sold so many copies of ‘Daydreams’ that first summer. A big chunk of our fanbase came from those shows.” Ballyhoo, like many bands, found that being a part of Warped Tour was a major milestone in their careers. “We are grateful to have been a part of music festival history” says Spangler. “Nobody does it like Kevin Lyman!”

It’s rare that a festival can bring together so many different factions of the same scene. From hardcore punk and ska in the late 90s to the emo/pop-punk hip hop crowd of the early 2000s, Warped Tour featured a virtual all-star lineup that everyone could enjoy.

Although it’s tough to say goodbye, warped name might not be gone for long. In his interview with Billboard, Lyman teased the idea of organizing a celebration of Warped’s 25th year in 2019. 2018 may mark the end of the tour, but for fans, the music will live on forever. From bootleg cassettes, to cd’s, mp3s and memories of live performances from the pit, the music and the memories from Warped Tour will always remain.

Related Links:
Vans Warped Tour Website
Vans Warped Tour Facebook

Article By: Andrew Aroche

Live: No Doubt – Total Hate (Warped Tour 1995)

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Bottom bolt thread size for running boards.

I found the answer after a little more searching, if the mods want to delete this thread they can. If not, and in case someone else wants to know here is where I found the bolt sizes I was looking for.

Hardware for Mopar OE JK side steps

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/bottom-bolt-thread-size-for-running-boards-2179113.html

Jimmy Buffett to tour with the Eagles in 2018?

A article on Best Classic Bands says the Eagles will tour in 2018 with Jimmy Buffett: “Eagles to Tour in 2018, Says Manager: Exclusive

After a warm reception to an Eagles reunion without the late Glenn Frey, a set of stadium dates is being planned for summer of 2018, pairing the best-selling band with party troubadour Jimmy Buffett.

“One word answer? Yes,” the band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, told Best Classic Bands. Coors Field in Denver will be one destination, Azoff said, with “an Eagles/Buffett celebration up in the mountains there. We’re just talking about a handful” of stadium dates featuring the two classic artists.

Azoff declined to comment about a possible Eagles tour following the stadium dates, noting that the band is still in flux after the untimely death of co-founder Frey. Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon have stepped in to handle Frey’s vocals and guitar work to great acclaim. While live dates are planned, any studio recordings are unlikely.

“The Eagles are in an experimental phase,” Azoff said. “I look at is as not really an Eagles tour; it’s really a celebration of their music. We just kind of do things that feel right. I don’t know how long it’ll go. I don’t speculate there will be any (studio) recordings based on the public’s willingness to listen at this point. I’m not going to suggest it, anyway.”


Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/11/15/27176/

Front Wiper Issue

Hello again. Last week I went for a drive and noticed that the front wipers wouldn’t work. The washer pump works fine and so I’ve read from other posts that means the motor is bad. I tested the connector just to be sure and have 12v at pin 5 or 6 (low and high) and pin 1 (fused ignition) SO, I ordered a reman and installed it today to find that the motor still wont work. I used jumpers to directly connect pin 5/6 and pin 1 to the battery on both the new and old motor and nothing happened.

I’m guessing the re-manufactured is poop by my estimations but perhaps in my newbness I’m missing something. I haven’t done a continuity test on the wiper switch because there is proper voltage at the connector.

1998 Jeep TJ SE 2.5L 5 Speed. Stock

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/front-wiper-issue-2178705.html