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post #27031 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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Helped a buddy clean out his garage and found the missing front skid plate for the zj. Is it worth finding bolts to mount it back up there?
If you don't want it send it my way hahah i'll take any skids i can get!

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post #27032 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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Finally bought and installed some factory front tow hooks.
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post #27034 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 07:48 PM
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Got my state inspection sticker....
Drove about 15 miles and smelled something burning....
Found my drivers side brake caliper literally on fire....flame and all.

Had to get it towed back home...I suspected a frozen bearing.
Replaced rotor and pads...........totally destroyed, caliper seems fine.
Pulled and inspected bearing hub...still good.
Passenger side tomorrow.

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post #27035 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 07:51 PM
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If the brakes are dragging chances are you have a caliper problem. Nothing else is going to cause the pads to lock on the rotor. Bearings have nothing to do with it.

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post #27036 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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Got my state inspection sticker....
Drove about 15 miles and smelled something burning....
Found my drivers side brake caliper literally on fire....flame and all.

Had to get it towed back home...I suspected a frozen bearing.
Replaced rotor and pads...........totally destroyed, caliper seems fine.
Pulled and inspected bearing hub...still good.
Passenger side tomorrow.
Listen to platinum and replace the caliper. Mine did this once and I replaced the caliper. No problems in two years.

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post #27037 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 10:00 PM
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If the brakes are dragging chances are you have a caliper problem. Nothing else is going to cause the pads to lock on the rotor. Bearings have nothing to do with it.

I'v had a brake hose go bad internally and allow a caliper to drag and smoke the pads on a neighbors JK.. with 40K miles. Read where others have had the issue as well.. but your right that chances are the culprit is the caliper.

Modified my ZJ caliper brackets to bolt up to my XJ D44 i'm building..

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post #27038 of 44097 Old 11-08-2013, 10:57 PM
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Got the new steering damper in and the steering wheel straight. May need a little more toe adjustment, but otherwise feels better.

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post #27039 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 06:23 AM
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Might go down to 4 wheel parts near my house. Grand re opening!!! Free goodies with every purchase! I want the free 20' recovery strap. The question is, how much do I want to spend to obtain a free strap? What do I want? Motor mounts. Fog lamps. Rear track bar. I'm not to into 4 wheel parts they're expensive and have very few zj accessories.
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post #27040 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 08:02 AM
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I'v had a brake hose go bad internally and allow a caliper to drag and smoke the pads on a neighbors JK.. with 40K miles. Read where others have had the issue as well.. but your right that chances are the culprit is the caliper.
Happens a lot on lines that have steel brackets to hold them. The steel bracket rusts and actually crimps the line shut.

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post #27041 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 08:12 AM
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Got it cleaned up for a veterans day parade later today
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post #27042 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 09:35 AM
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Trying to decide on tire size 31 or 32...everything I found on running 32's on 355 gears was pretty much a toss up, some say it's not bad some say terrible gas mileage and power loss. I don't plan on any swaps or gearing and I'm currently at 3" lift with likely doin 1"-1.5" spacers...what do you guys think?
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post #27043 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 09:41 AM
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That'd be 4-4.5" of lift, are you prepared to upgrade everything else that'll come with that?
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post #27044 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 10:34 AM
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Trying to decide on tire size 31 or 32...everything I found on running 32's on 355 gears was pretty much a toss up, some say it's not bad some say terrible gas mileage and power loss. I don't plan on any swaps or gearing and I'm currently at 3" lift with likely doin 1"-1.5" spacers...what do you guys think?
At 4-4.5" lift you need new upper and lower rear control arms, atlease new lower front control arms, longer brake lines, you should already have adjustable track bars but if you dont you will need them also front and rear, possibly longer shocks than what came with your 3" lift, just be ready to lay out a lot more money for that extra 1-1.5"

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post #27045 of 44097 Old 11-09-2013, 10:54 AM
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I wouldn't run 32's on 3:55 gears. That would suck. You could pedal your bike faster from a stop
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