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post #1 of 62 Old 08-10-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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OMG NOOOOO!

Ok just wanted to start a thread about the worst thing you have ever done to your JK and either wanted to cry or had to fight to urge to go OMG NOOOOOO!!! Pass on your oopsies to others so they don't make the same mistakes! ENJOY!

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post #2 of 62 Old 08-10-2009, 01:31 PM
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first time wheeling, up a ~50 degree incline and busted my SS

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Looked a the payment book realizing I was 10 payments from owning that POS Xterra I traded in.

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When drilling through the subframe to mount the passenger-side front tube fender, I nicked a wire in the loom behind it and shorted that wire against the body with the drill bit. Completely fried the computer and fuse block.
It was even more dramatic because I was drilling with an air drill powered by my belt-driven on-board air system. So the engine died while drilling. Oops!!
I spliced the wire back together, but it would not start. Had to be towed to the dealership for a new computer and fuse block.
REMEMBER THIS IF YOU INSTALL RR TUBE FENDERS. MOVE THAT WIRE LOOM OUT OF THE WAY!!
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Just this past weekend I replaced my passenger seatbelt assembly. then, driving to the store noticed that the dash said my gate was open and my airbag light was on. scratched my head, and took a closer look when i got home. note to self: when reinstalling lower mounting bolt, make sure you don't pinch any wires in there.

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I thought I'd spray duplicolor on my xenons before primering them if I scuffed them up really good w/ sandpaper. Yeah. Bad idea. Now I gotta sand off what's left of the duplicolor that's falling off, primer it, then reapply the duplicolor.

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I thought I'd spray duplicolor on my xenons before primering them if I scuffed them up really good w/ sandpaper. Yeah. Bad idea. Now I gotta sand off what's left of the duplicolor that's falling off, primer it, then reapply the duplicolor.

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hey Karn post a pic of them when duplicolor was new if you got thanks

oh and well I think most have seen what I have done
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Dont have a pic. But they looked awesome when it was new. I will post up a pic when I sand, primer, reapply them. It really looked very nice.



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installing the Rough Country lift myself. Got a late start the first day- I knew I couldn't complete it before dark, and should've just waited til the following morning. But I thought "what the hell, knock out the front today, finish the back tomorrow morning".

Did the front no problem. Test drove it, all was good. Next morning went out to start on the back, and couldn't find the key to the wheel locks. Crap!!! I left it sitting on the bumper when I went for the test drive Had to call Gorilla locks and have a new key Fedex'd to me for the next day. So I was stuck driving my Jeep with only a front lift for a day
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lol you shoulda got pics. Rednecks call that "bulldogginit"



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um cant think of anything .


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I thought I'd spray duplicolor on my xenons before primering them if I scuffed them up really good w/ sandpaper. Yeah. Bad idea. Now I gotta sand off what's left of the duplicolor that's falling off, primer it, then reapply the duplicolor.

Live n learn.
Huh. I didn't use primer and my duplicolor is holding up just fine on my Xenons. I did go over them with an electric sander and 120 grit before spraying.

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When drilling through the subframe to mount the passenger-side front tube fender, I nicked a wire in the loom behind it and shorted that wire against the body with the drill bit. Completely fried the computer and fuse block.
It was even more dramatic because I was drilling with an air drill powered by my belt-driven on-board air system. So the engine died while drilling. Oops!!
I spliced the wire back together, but it would not start. Had to be towed to the dealership for a new computer and fuse block.
REMEMBER THIS IF YOU INSTALL RR TUBE FENDERS. MOVE THAT WIRE LOOM OUT OF THE WAY!!
How did you do that??? i do not remember having to move any wires except for the side marker light wires.
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I put on a budget boost and 33" tires that was a mistake, 6 months later taking it all off an put on a 3.5" RE lift and 35" tires, now i am trying to figure out why I didn't get a Rubi so i can comfortably run 37's.


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When drilling through the subframe to mount the passenger-side front tube fender, I nicked a wire in the loom behind it and shorted that wire against the body with the drill bit. Completely fried the computer and fuse block.
It was even more dramatic because I was drilling with an air drill powered by my belt-driven on-board air system. So the engine died while drilling. Oops!!
I spliced the wire back together, but it would not start. Had to be towed to the dealership for a new computer and fuse block.
REMEMBER THIS IF YOU INSTALL RR TUBE FENDERS. MOVE THAT WIRE LOOM OUT OF THE WAY!!
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How did you do that??? i do not remember having to move any wires except for the side marker light wires.
Oh its there. Been there done that.

Even worse is parking the jeep w/steel bumper against steel garage door. Add a little lightning to the house and you fry everything.Been there and done that aswell.

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Not making sure the limit strap for the drivers door was on right. Nice ding from the side mirror. I also forgot to screw down the door surrounds and the passenger side flew off the next time the doors were off. I couldn't put the side windows in during a week of downpouring rain, so now no carpet. My wife slammed the tailgate without getting the rear window bar out of the way. Major tailgate damage. Not putting better wheel locks on the spare, someone got a free rim and tire. I won't complain about offroad damage because its a risk you take but these teed me off. For a 2 year old Jeep it sure is starting to look a little rough.
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Huh. I didn't use primer and my duplicolor is holding up just fine on my Xenons. I did go over them with an electric sander and 120 grit before spraying.
maybe the electric sander was the difference? I dunno.



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So far the worst is closing the soft top and not realizing the header didn't seal right( caught on lower bumps) and filled the floor with rain.

oh yeah i took the rear carpet out the first time wasn't careful and ripped it down the middle almost in half. at least it's under the rubber slush mat.

I guess i'm pretty nice to my rig!

got Jeep got stuff, never enough of the right stuff tho

Am I in deep enough yet?
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When making my first winch mount I was "just going to tack this in place" so I did not whip out the welding blankets.
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Umm, putting JKF decales on my ride only to get banned 3 weeks later!!!

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Umm, putting JKF decals on my ride.
There, fixed it for ya.

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Just bought an 09 X, saved money for my build to do it the way i want it done. Needed a lift, wheels n tires badly. I bought a TF LA and had to replace the driveshafts. I deicided not to cheap out on this thing do things right the first time for a change. My next step is replacing fr &rr end with dana 60's. I just found out that driveshafts wont work with D60's (Doh!!)

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Ahhhh yesssss, thank you my friend. See this IS a great site where we all look out for eachother!! How could I have made that mistake? LOL!

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I thought I'd spray duplicolor on my xenons before primering them if I scuffed them up really good w/ sandpaper. Yeah. Bad idea. Now I gotta sand off what's left of the duplicolor that's falling off, primer it, then reapply the duplicolor.

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I used Krylon Fusion on my '03 Ram's flares. No sanding or priming necessary. Doesn't flake off either.

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