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post #18736 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 05:29 PM
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was there a noticeable difference in ride quality after new bushings? is it worth the time/money?
I only did my front lowers due to a bent CA, my other bushings are still original and not too abused looking. No difference in ride from doing just those 2.

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post #18737 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 05:36 PM
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Ordered fluid/filter & NSS for my trans , next project coming up

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I hate when old people poke me at weddings, point and whisper, "You're next." So I've started doing the same thing to them at funerals
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post #18738 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 05:45 PM
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I only did my front lowers due to a bent CA, my other bushings are still original and not too abused looking. No difference in ride from doing just those 2.
thanks for your input... i might just let them be for now and do them this spring as a project just to do it and see how different it feels if at all

'97 5.2 Laredo "Maggie"
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post #18739 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 06:33 PM
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When you work on it everyweek...but instead of your to-do lis getting shorter it gets longer.

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post #18740 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 06:46 PM
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Changed the oil. It was really getting time. That oil was black almost. I think, next change, I'm gonna seafoam it first. Now I guess I need to change the tranny fluid, t-case fluid, and diff fluid. And get some tow hooks. And replace all my steering stuff.

And the beat goes on, "da-da-dum-da-dum-dada".

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post #18741 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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Drove it to meet up with Squashman and trade some 5.9 front seats for wheels / tires for the parts 5.9 so I can keep the 5.9 wheels for myself when I get rid of it.
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post #18742 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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started it
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post #18743 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 09:30 PM
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Not today, but over Saturday through yesterday I put 1600 miles on it driving to Michigan and back! Not to mention a fully loaded 1600 miles, on the way up I was loaded with about 500lbs of presents and dogs, plus my wife and I. On the way back we were so loaded I had to put the spare on the roof rack maybe 700lbs. It was rubbing real bad on the bumps so I attempted the quickest fix I could think and changed shocks on hope of a slightly better ride an not to shred my BFGs. Didn't rub much after that as long as we stayed near 70mph.

We averaged 15.6 mpg on the trip up doing about 70 the whole way... Thats calculated the over head was saying 15.5. And yes Davig I maintained that through Saturdays weather in Ohio. The trip back down we averaged 14 with the spare on the roof and suspension maxed out, not to mention 4 hours of the wife driving over 75 (mostly through Ohio). What can one do?

I had to leave the Lincoln Tombstone and my 231 up there. Hopefully my rents will bring th down in March...

It may be a salvage ZJ that I have been rebuilding since June but its 5.2 averages better MPG on that trip than my 4.0 does by over 10 gallons even when loaded to the max.

Probably wouldn't have had rubbing problems with Stock tires and rims...
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post #18744 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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I did nothing to it today but tomorrow Im installing my friends subs in the jeep.hopefully it all works.

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post #18745 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 11:13 PM
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Oil change and tcase shift linkage grommet... And gave her a bath. Almost forgot she was black lol
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post #18746 of 44341 Old 01-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Spent a good hour this afternoon trying to figure out how I wanted to run the wires from my Hellas on the roof down to the interior without drilling a hole, running it through a door, and not using the sun roof. Came up with a big goose egg... Any help would be appreciated lol
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post #18747 of 44341 Old 01-04-2013, 12:22 AM
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Spent a good hour this afternoon trying to figure out how I wanted to run the wires from my Hellas on the roof down to the interior without drilling a hole, running it through a door, and not using the sun roof. Came up with a big goose egg... Any help would be appreciated lol
When I had my lights on my roof I ran wires through the roof rail then down the winshield trim to where the door and fender meet inside the rubber trim in the door jam then under the dash to the switch. My zj is white so I used white electrical tape around the exposed wire on the roof could even tell it was there. No wires were pinched during the time I had them mounted.

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post #18748 of 44341 Old 01-04-2013, 09:02 AM
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Today I have not done anything to my zj but this past Saturday I succeeded in blowing up my LP D30 again.
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post #18749 of 44341 Old 01-04-2013, 11:06 AM
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When I had my lights on my roof I ran wires through the roof rail then down the winshield trim to where the door and fender meet inside the rubber trim in the door jam then under the dash to the switch. My zj is white so I used white electrical tape around the exposed wire on the roof could even tell it was there. No wires were pinched during the time I had them mounted.
Did the same thing
Need to get white tape thought that is a good idea
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post #18750 of 44341 Old 01-04-2013, 11:24 AM
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I'm boring!

New O2 sensor for my 5.9 yesterday, but I've got other plans to come, that'll be cooler and less route-en maintenance:-)
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