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post #46 of 487 Old 01-24-2013, 07:59 AM
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Do not put an impact gun on the shock nut. That is crazy. Just tighten it down until you see the bushing start to bulge a little but do not over tighten. If you flatten them out you will ruin it. You do not need to remove the master cylinder to get to the shock mount either. If this was meant as joke then it's funny.


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post #47 of 487 Old 01-26-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Installed my new Sylvania Silverstar Ultras today! Holy CRAP these things are bright! I'd say an easy 2x brighter than the stock bulbs. Now if I clean my lenses, I'll really be in business!

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post #48 of 487 Old 02-18-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Just added 15 HP!!
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post #49 of 487 Old 02-19-2013, 09:01 AM
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Just added 15 HP!!
I have the same sticker.


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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
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I have the same sticker.

Might have to get me another one thats SWEET down there!

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post #51 of 487 Old 03-10-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Big thanks to Dumpy for the cubby! Fixed my annoying VIC problem in under a half hour!


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post #52 of 487 Old 03-11-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Got the chance to get a little more in-depth this afternoon. Went on a search for a bad plenum gasket and lo and behold, the PO surprised me again!



While I was under there, decided to change the spark plugs too (Champion Copper Tops). Did the whole job in 25 minutes flat, and only bled on... Well, a lot actually. Got a good gash in my thumb while I was taking one of the old ones out. Don't even ask how it happened, because I don't know myself! All I know is, I looked down, had blood all over my ratchet, socket, thumb and a good chunk of the left side of the engine compartment



Sorry for the s****y picture. My dad said I should go in and get stitches, but since I am a lifeguard, I obviously know better I went to work, stuck it in the pool (chlorine kills EVERYTHING), zapped it with some alcohol, slapped a bandaid on it and called it good!

Anyway, back to the plugs:



Anyone watch Sesame Street as a kid? (Or adult? )
One of these things is not like the other
One of these things just doesn't belong!

And just like that, the PO has me confused again...

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post #53 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 07:06 AM
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I can almost guarantee that you sliced your thumb on the heat shielding for the header. That crap is razor sharp and bleeds like crazy when you get cut. Happened to me too.
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post #54 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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I can almost guarantee that you sliced your thumb on the heat shielding for the header. That crap is razor sharp and bleeds like crazy when you get cut. Happened to me too.
That's where the majority of the blood was, so I wouldn't doubt it. Is it possible to bend that toward the block so the edge isn't quite so easy to snag? Or is that gonna cause problems? I just wanna avoid that for times down the road.

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That's where the majority of the blood was, so I wouldn't doubt it. Is it possible to bend that toward the block so the edge isn't quite so easy to snag? Or is that gonna cause problems? I just wanna avoid that for times down the road.
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post #57 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 02:33 PM
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Or take the shields off... You'll probably get hurt during the process, but it's worth it to not worry about slicing yourself.

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post #58 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Or take the shields off... You'll probably get hurt during the process, but it's worth it to not worry about slicing yourself.

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They're on there for a reason... How would I take them off if I wanted to?

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post #59 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Found the source of the passenger-side clunk...

Drivers-side sway bar end link:



Passenger-side!



So. Gonna be grabbing a new sway bar end link from O'Reillys on Monday, because I don't think I can buy just the bushings and hardware alone. That takes care of one of my problems at least! Now, does anyone know the nut size on the shock mount stem? I can't figure it out to save my life!!

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post #60 of 487 Old 03-12-2013, 06:21 PM
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You can buy just the bushings through companies like energy suspension and prothane but that will not help you. That endlink is broken. Needs to be replaced.

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