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Unread 03-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #20926
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Washed it and cleaned it out before leaving for work this weekend. Its gonna sit for 12 weeks or so.

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Unread 03-15-2013, 01:42 AM   #20927
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Somehow broke the exhaust today:



It's very loud...
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Unread 03-15-2013, 03:46 AM   #20928
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Washed it and cleaned it out before leaving for work this weekend. Its gonna sit for 12 weeks or so.
I know that feeling. Mine has been sitting since Jan 16th.. wont drive it again until May 4th..
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Unread 03-15-2013, 05:05 AM   #20929
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Replaced all 4 rear control arms. Man were the old ones shot. Found out that when sitting on lvl ground the bump stops get in the way of the upper rear bolt on the upper ca's. Had to take em out to torque the bolts (removed with rear body on stands, axle on jack)

Oh one question for the forum....how do you remove a deep socket from the frame rail?

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I bought a magnet on a flexible stick to do exactly that. It's saved a handful of my sockets now. I love it. $12 well spent at Advance.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #20930
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Ordered the IRO 3.5 foundation lift today , bye bye Budget boost
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Unread 03-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #20931
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Somehow broke the exhaust today:



It's very loud...
How does that even happen I'm curious
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Unread 03-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #20932
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Somehow broke the exhaust today:

It's very loud...
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How does that even happen I'm curious
That's what mine looked like when I got it...

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Unread 03-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #20933
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I installed an Addco rear sway bar and Energy Suspension end links today.
But I think the upper control arms are gonna hit them as they articulate.... Have to build some spacers for the sway bar mounts I guess.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #20934
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ordered air filter, will probably replace this weekend
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Unread 03-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #20935
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Bad News: Spent 3 hours (yes, three, hours) trying to get my upper passenger control arm in. The bracket was bent down to the 250,000 mile stock control arm. When I finally got my new one it, it wont line up. The old one was so worn down I think it shifted the axle making the new one impossible to line up. Oh, and I ran out of beer.

Good News: I ordered Kolak's 3" exhaust, so I'll just have my shop put on the front lower control arms when they weld & install my exhaust.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #20936
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Received my Thorley headers, which I'll be putting in tomorrow/Sunday. I'll post up a video of new V8 noises when it's all back together.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #20937
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changed oil and air filter
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Unread 03-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #20938
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Received my Thorley headers, which I'll be putting in tomorrow/Sunday. I'll post up a video of new V8 noises when it's all back together.
Can't wait.....by the way, I hate you, mama wouldn't let me drop the $700 on headers for the Zj. Something about bills and food for kids.......psh. retarded, I don't get it.....

OT: gonna have to feed it later, dte is 20 so I prob got like 5
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Unread 03-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #20939
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Poked a hole in the radiator. So tomorrow im getting a new one, replacing the intake gaskets, timing chain, timing cover gaskets water pump,and doing an oil change. Hopefully the plenum gasket and timing chain help out on the fuel mileage im only getting 10mpg on the hwy.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #20940
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How does that even happen I'm curious
I was wondering the same thing. I took a corner, gave it some gas, then outta nowhere... "RROOOAAARRRRRRRR" went the ZJ. Pulled over to see my exhaust separated in half. Got a coat hanger to hold things from hitting the road, and went back on my way. At least it's somehow a clean break, so a cheap clamp should hold things together while I spend money fixing more important stuff.

edit: I need some opinions from you guys. My ZJ has headers, but they're quiiiite old - I think they're the mike leach headers. I think some welds in the collectors have cracked. Is it possible to have them re-welded/fixed? Or would that not last long?

Only reason I ask is because as everyone knows, the Thorleys are waaaayyyyy too expensive at $7-800.
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