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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #240 on: Apr 19, 2020, 07:53:27 PM »
Had to get out of the house today. Took the kiddo for a little scenic drive.  Did about  60 miles on dirt or so.




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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #241 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:36:55 PM »
Not much to report. I took the light bar off for giggles. It is really loud on the freeway. Might play around with some A pillar pods. My kiddo and i went camping and had a great time. I dont get out as much as I want due to Covid and ongoing home projects. Jeep has been solid though so far. Oh yeah dont mind the missing fender. it only had a couple clips holding it on and it rattled off when i was on the dirt road.





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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #242 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:52:53 PM »
Not much to report. I took the light bar off for giggles. It is really loud on the freeway. Might play around with some A pillar pods. My kiddo and i went camping and had a great time. I dont get out as much as I want due to Covid and ongoing home projects. Jeep has been solid though so far.







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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #243 on: Aug 01, 2020, 02:41:19 PM »
Looks beautiful...
It is so nice here in the summer.

here are some more of the camp we had. It was just my kiddo and I


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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #244 on: Aug 03, 2020, 06:36:00 AM »
Glad to see you and your kid out enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Being the jeep knower you are, can you answer this question? I replaced all of the front control arm bushings in my friends 2012 Saturday. Why on earth did they put the bolt from the inside to outside on the upper passenger mount? That son of a gun required the exhaust to be dropped to get it out. Ofcourse I didnt. I bent the bracket enough to get the bolt out. Then straightened it back in place and pur the bolt in from the outside.
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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #245 on: Aug 03, 2020, 11:05:34 AM »
Glad to see you and your kid out enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Being the jeep knower you are, can you answer this question? I replaced all of the front control arm bushings in my friends 2012 Saturday. Why on earth did they put the bolt from the inside to outside on the upper passenger mount? That son of a gun required the exhaust to be dropped to get it out. Ofcourse I didnt. I bent the bracket enough to get the bolt out. Then straightened it back in place and pur the bolt in from the outside.

That is an engineer for ya. I cut the bolt and installed it the other way around lol
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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #246 on: Aug 03, 2020, 11:07:06 AM »
It is so nice here in the summer.

here are some more of the camp we had. It was just my kiddo and I




That is a gorgeous spot! any chance you could tell where you went? I don't have a rig built yet but thinking of getting into a cheaper minivan for me and the girls to do the same kind of camping. I was looking for a cheap fj80 or sequoia. heck maybe even xJ if cheap enough.

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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #247 on: Aug 03, 2020, 11:29:37 AM »
That is a gorgeous spot! any chance you could tell where you went? I don't have a rig built yet but thinking of getting into a cheaper minivan for me and the girls to do the same kind of camping. I was looking for a cheap fj80 or sequoia. heck maybe even xJ if cheap enough.

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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #248 on: Aug 04, 2020, 08:12:26 AM »
That is an engineer for ya. I cut the bolt and installed it the other way around lol

Speaking of engineers, I would speculate that itís related to the lack of foresight that a lot of auto manufacturers have when designing cars. They donít always consider future repairs and itís possible that on the assembly line that bolt is installed before the exhaust so thereís not an interference issue.  This is one thing that Toyota is historically superior at.
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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #249 on: Aug 04, 2020, 09:15:02 AM »
Speaking of engineers, I would speculate that itís related to the lack of foresight that a lot of auto manufacturers have when designing cars. They donít always consider future repairs and itís possible that on the assembly line that bolt is installed before the exhaust so thereís not an interference issue.  This is one thing that Toyota is historically superior at.

Oh yeah it is definitely installed before the exhaust.
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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #250 on: Aug 04, 2020, 09:16:33 AM »
They did the same stupid crap on my LJ.
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Re: 2007 Minivan build aka jk unlimited
« Reply #251 on: Aug 05, 2020, 09:23:14 AM »
Oh yeah it is definitely installed before the exhaust.

I would bet the assembly line worker is standing in the engine bay under the vehicle installing the bolts on both sides to minimize movements with no thought of you having to remove it later. also they need to drive up the billable hours for the techs later as well to keep making money off most after they sell the cars. lol

 
 
 
 
 

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