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Unread 08-05-2014, 01:14 PM   #33946
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I got home from work and did the driver side ball joints. I picked up the proper angled adapters for the D30 axle a while back, and it made the job so much easier. Ditto freezing the ball joints first - they pressed in so easily I could hardly believe it. Passenger side after work tomorrow.

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Unread 08-05-2014, 02:19 PM   #33947
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Thanks for the tips mate! I'll make sure to watch out for those. And with this jeep, I'm all too used to massaging things into place with a mini sledge so i expect it now lol

Go with the standard 4 pad spots for the Jack stands to drop the axles? I'm gonna see if i can make my 3 ton stands work on a stack of 12"x12"x1" concrete patio tiles instead of grabbing new stands. I get the feeling the impact wrench will also be my best friend

I didn't drop the axles, just wrestled the shocks in. I did remove the wheels one at a time as I went.

If you want to keep the shock boots, then one more tip...cut off the black plastic ties before you install. Then drive the ZJ for a few days or so and let the boot find it natural riding spot. Then install new ties.
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Unread 08-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #33948
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For those of us who like their gadgets, here's a new HU display. https://www.navdy.com/
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Unread 08-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #33949
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For those of us who like their gadgets, here's a new HU display. https://www.navdy.com/
Neato. I've always thought the HUDs were neat.

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Unread 08-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #33950
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changed the valve-cover and gasket on my 4,0 today. What a pain in the a.. to get the old cover off. previous owner had used glue to seal it what a retard
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Unread 08-05-2014, 05:36 PM   #33951
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My windows hadn't been opening for a few months, I didn't have time to take a look at what the problem was.

If you look at the picture below, you will see what the problem was. A bunch of torn wires, 5 total.

So, I borrowed my dad's soldering tool and took care of business. The windows work like a charm now.
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Unread 08-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #33952
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what i did IN my zj today

so i was chugging along in od and a new turbo bmw suv did a flyby blow off valve popping and then he did 3 lane changes with no signals so im thinking '' this guy need a bass check ''

i met him at a light about one minute later and i played this with the windows down and the stereo at max volume


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfuOXC1pg9M

it was hilarious to see him reversing 3 ft to try to escape the bass then get visibly disturbed ( he moved like he poo'd himself and it felt weird ) then mouth dumb *** behind his rolled up windows while not meeting my stare
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Unread 08-05-2014, 06:45 PM   #33953
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what i did IN my zj today

so i was chugging along in od and a new turbo bmw suv did a flyby blow off valve popping and then he did 3 lane changes with no signals so im thinking '' this guy need a bass check ''

i met him at a light about one minute later and i played this with the windows down and the stereo at max volume

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfuOXC1pg9M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfuOXC1pg9M

it was hilarious to see him reversing 3 ft to try to escape the bass then get visibly disturbed ( he moved like he poo'd himself and it felt weird ) then mouth dumb *** behind his rolled up windows while not meeting my stare
hahaha! love those bass tracks, those are classic!
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Unread 08-05-2014, 08:02 PM   #33954
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Went on a little errand, 25 mile drive. I got out and locked the doors. Came back out about 20 min later and unlocked the hatch only. Then unlocked the driver door (key only, no remotes). Went to crank and it turned over, but wouldn't catch to run, like it was out of gas. Thought it was the fuel pump because I didn't hear it. Saw “security" on the dash on one of the attempts. Got tired of it, locked it with the switch and got out. Called someone to come get my wife and kid while I waited for a tow truck. They started to leave and I unlocked the Jeep, got in and cranked it, started right up. Drove the 25 back home, no problems. Even did another errand after it sat while I ate lunch, no problems. Hoping it was just the security and not the fuel pump. Wife wasn't happy.

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Unread 08-05-2014, 08:09 PM   #33955
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For those of us who like their gadgets, here's a new HU display. https://www.navdy.com/
Wait... car accidents are like the #1 killer of Americans, and now they will be able to watch YouTube as they fly down the highway at 70 mph... yea guys. Genius...
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Unread 08-05-2014, 08:24 PM   #33956
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hahaha! love those bass tracks, those are classic!
oops i forgot to add in '' where he got visually disturbed from the low note on that song ''

lmfao
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Unread 08-05-2014, 10:27 PM   #33957
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Drove it home from work. Tire fell off. Destroyed Orvis rim and front left fender. Amazing how fast you pull over when your left front rotor hits the ground and the rim and tire just run away from you. Not happy. I'd add a picture but that seems almost inpossible from a phone. Not happy right now.
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Unread 08-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #33958
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I had that happen in the niner, toasted the rim, pissed me off no end having to dig up new niner rims.

OTish: Not to the jeep but for the jeep, starting working on my nine. Cut off brackets and took the wire wheel to it.
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Unread 08-06-2014, 10:22 AM   #33959
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Did the passenger side ball joints. Whole jobs went much faster this time, except for trying to pop the knuckle loose from the joints. I had a puller on the upper joint, and no matter how much I tightened it the joint just wasn't going to go. It took some serious beating with a hammer before it finally let go.

After that, everything else went very smoothly. The top joint pressed out without any noise at all, but the bottom one sounded like a shotgun going off. Thanks to the freezer trick (and my extra-long 1/2" ratchet) the new joints pressed in in seconds with almost zero effort, with the top one starting to slide in even as I was still tightening up the forcing screw with my hand.
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Unread 08-06-2014, 04:52 PM   #33960
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working on a receiver brake light. Got the main portion done, just need to add the lights and wiring to it.
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