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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #22651
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Dumped about half a 20oz redbull between the seat and. Console, all over my reservation maps too! Doh.
Ouch. Bummer!

^ related, I spilled gorilla glue on my center console lid. Now the leather is a goofy color

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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #22652
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PO had installed a new draglink, steering wheel is off center. There are a few strange repairs the PO did that I will repair correctly, if possible.
I am replacing the CA’s, cam bolts, 2” BB and shocks. Currently it does drive ok, but it does like to dart around a bit. I have not checked the TRE’s or ball joints yet. With 220,000 miles I figure the steering box could stand some adjusting.
Are you doing track bars? Could help with that. Steering stabilizer too if its shot.
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Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #22653
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Regardless of t-case, I'd shoot for as close to 0 toe as possible if the TREs, etc. are in good shape. It's got a slightly increased death wobble risk, but will help gas mileage and tire wear slightly.
Exactly what I did. No DW and most importantly, no more negative toe causing wandering.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #22654
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Exactly what I did. No DW and most importantly, no more negative toe causing wandering.
Toe-in shouldn't cause wander. It'll just make the steering numb. Toe-out can cause wander though. On mine, I'm running somewhere between 0 toe and 1/16" of toe out, I think. Drives great and has great steering response, although it does tramline noticeably in bad ruts.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #22655
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Are you doing track bars? Could help with that. Steering stabilizer too if its shot.
Yes I am doing the bushings in the track bars. I'm about done with the rear; all 4 CA's, 2" BB, track bar bushings, shocks, sway bar bushings and links are done. I'm doing a little cleaning and fuel filter change today.
I should be able to start the front tomorrow weather pending.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #22656
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Yes I am doing the bushings in the track bars. I'm about done with the rear; all 4 CA's, 2" BB, track bar bushings, shocks, sway bar bushings and links are done. I'm doing a little cleaning and fuel filter change today.
I should be able to start the front tomorrow weather pending.
Dont take this as an insult, but don't forget to re-torque the CA's with all 4 wheels on the ground. I can find the proper torques if you need them. Something I double checked after the shop worked on mine.
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Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #22657
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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #22658
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Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #22659
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Toe-in shouldn't cause wander. It'll just make the steering numb. Toe-out can cause wander though. On mine, I'm running somewhere between 0 toe and 1/16" of toe out, I think. Drives great and has great steering response, although it does tramline noticeably in bad ruts.
According to the links I posted, negative toe is pointed out and positive is in. That might be backwards but I don't know as I don't normally do alignments. My front wheels were pointed slightly out, causing a little wandering.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #22661
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Dont take this as an insult, but don't forget to re-torque the CA's with all 4 wheels on the ground. I can find the proper torques if you need them. Something I double checked after the shop worked on mine.
NO insult taken! I am in this forum to learn about my latest toy!
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Ouch. Bummer!

^ related, I spilled gorilla glue on my center console lid. Now the leather is a goofy color
That stuff is a mess too! I still got headliner adhesive stuck to my over head console from like 6 yrs ago when I Jus tried to spray it and stick it back up.....that was a waste of time. But it sticks like gorilla glue to plastic!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #22663
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i relayed the new fan to come on with the fuel pump , relayed the extra brights to the brights , relayed the sub amp to come on with the radio ( wire #8 on small amp harness ) , rotated in the spare , spray waxed the paint and shined the tires

does anyone know a run-on wire in the engine bay ?
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #22664
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According to the links I posted, negative toe is pointed out and positive is in. That might be backwards but I don't know as I don't normally do alignments. My front wheels were pointed slightly out, causing a little wandering.
Ok. I've never heard anyone refer to it as negative or positive toe, just toe-in or toe-out.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #22665
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Went to grab a cb from walmart, don't carry them in stock. Useful
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I learned to tuck my stick....
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Originally Posted by kg6mov View Post
Yeh, washing it inside and out is on my to-do, eventually, maybe, if I have time, OOOH angle grinder.

RIP Ratmonkey-5/27/13. You will be missed.
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