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post #3841 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 01:40 PM
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finished ordering parts today.

new center link
new moog tie rod end
energy suspension front sway bar bushing kit

Once I get these and the IRO HD tie rod, hub and posibble cv axle its going to be one long day.

also ordered a spring compressor so I don't need to keep renting one.


Mine - 93 ZJ GC Limited - 160K Miles - Flowmaster Muffler (No CAT) - 2 inch BB, ProComp ES9000's, and 31's on 15x8
Wifes - 02 WJ GC Limited - Took out back and shot down - RIP POS
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post #3842 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 02:17 PM
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Replaced drivers side fog light

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post #3843 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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Exploded spider gears in newly 4.10'd front D30.

'78 CJ-5 Loden Green, in the barn
'12 WK2 Black Forest Green Hemi
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post #3844 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 03:11 PM
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that has nothing to do with shocks!
When you're bouncing down the road with that load, it does. It pulled it just fine, braking was the only problem I had.

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post #3845 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 04:55 PM
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Bumper Removal by Tree!!!!!!
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post #3846 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 05:28 PM
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Garage
Got her a fresh set of Champion Copper Plus Spark Plug! and trust me she needed it!
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post #3847 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 06:53 PM
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I was lazy, so my "wrenching" today was popping off the old 249 bezel and popping the new 242 one on. That counts, right?

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post #3848 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 07:40 PM
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Added HIDs new battery terminals and got the materials to start my cargo rack.
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post #3849 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 07:42 PM
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just picked up my new frontend. cuz my diff was busted. this one looks great. any suggestions how to clean it out real good? oil is almost down to paste shape of how its not bee nused but diff is great.
also soon see if i can mount the tc back up properly its hanging a bit and in the meantime look for a replacement tc.
stupid vc is busted i think and looks like a bearing busted or something front output is very loose. also planning replacing my rear seals and hope the very light whining sometimes goes away when the fluid ill stay in
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post #3850 of 44112 Old 08-25-2011, 09:41 PM
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I was lazy, so my "wrenching" today was popping off the old 249 bezel and popping the new 242 one on. That counts, right?
Been there, done that. Those days will come.

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just picked up my new frontend. cuz my diff was busted. this one looks great. any suggestions how to clean it out real good? oil is almost down to paste shape of how its not bee nused but diff is great.
also soon see if i can mount the tc back up properly its hanging a bit and in the meantime look for a replacement tc.
stupid vc is busted i think and looks like a bearing busted or something front output is very loose. also planning replacing my rear seals and hope the very light whining sometimes goes away when the fluid ill stay in
Hmmm...cleaning...toothbrush and brake cleaner? (actually, that was closer to serious than facetious...it's always good to get it good and clean once, then maintain)

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post #3851 of 44112 Old 08-26-2011, 06:00 AM
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Hmmm...cleaning...toothbrush and brake cleaner? (actually, that was closer to serious than facetious...it's always good to get it good and clean once, then maintain)
wow, man of many languages.i could not understand the dialect of his post!

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post #3852 of 44112 Old 08-26-2011, 09:33 AM
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Kolak - Thank you!

Received my Bilstein package from Kolak yesterday.

Took about 10 days but it was worth the wait.

Sent payment: August 14th
Received shocks: August 24th

Thanks again!

Mike
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post #3853 of 44112 Old 08-26-2011, 02:00 PM
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Does anyone else ever feel like screaming after you get out from under your Jeep? It seems like I find a new leak every time I'm under there. I changed my oil today, among other things, and it appears that the head gasket on the passenger side is leaking oil down the rest of the block. I knew my valve cover on that side was leaking a little oil, I'm hoping it's just that running completely down the side. I don't burn oil at all, nor does it mix into the coolant or vice versa. The spark plugs on the passenger side did have a little oil on them though... My transfer case is also leaking from the front and rear seals as well as the TC itself. On top of all that, I want to punch the engineer in the face who put the oil filter where it's at. I managed to keep myself and my driveway clean until I removed the oil filter since oil ran down all over the exhaust and missed my pan on the ground. /rant

I also changed the throttle body gasket and did all my spark plugs. The PO told me he had them changed at 60,000 miles. I shouldn't have believed him. I'm at 81,5xx now and they appeared to be original. The Jeep is now idling smoother and feels more responsive. It could idle a little smoother, but it's worlds better than what it was.

Tomorrow I'm going to attempt my control arms...all 8 of them. My goal is to get up at about 9, walk the dog, cut the grass, and spend about an hour tops doing all 8 arms. That's my goal. Unattainable? Most definitely. Am I setting myself up for failure? Undoubtedly. Will I successfully get them changed? That, my friends, only time will tell.

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post #3854 of 44112 Old 08-26-2011, 04:50 PM
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Does anyone else ever feel like screaming after you get out from under your Jeep? It seems like I find a new leak every time I'm under there. I changed my oil today, among other things, and it appears that the head gasket on the passenger side is leaking oil down the rest of the block. I knew my valve cover on that side was leaking a little oil, I'm hoping it's just that running completely down the side. I don't burn oil at all, nor does it mix into the coolant or vice versa. The spark plugs on the passenger side did have a little oil on them though... My transfer case is also leaking from the front and rear seals as well as the TC itself. On top of all that, I want to punch the engineer in the face who put the oil filter where it's at. I managed to keep myself and my driveway clean until I removed the oil filter since oil ran down all over the exhaust and missed my pan on the ground. /rant

I also changed the throttle body gasket and did all my spark plugs. The PO told me he had them changed at 60,000 miles. I shouldn't have believed him. I'm at 81,5xx now and they appeared to be original. The Jeep is now idling smoother and feels more responsive. It could idle a little smoother, but it's worlds better than what it was.

Tomorrow I'm going to attempt my control arms...all 8 of them. My goal is to get up at about 9, walk the dog, cut the grass, and spend about an hour tops doing all 8 arms. That's my goal. Unattainable? Most definitely. Am I setting myself up for failure? Undoubtedly. Will I successfully get them changed? That, my friends, only time will tell.
Make sure you torque those control arm bolts to spec and re check them. Those little mofos like to loosen up

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post #3855 of 44112 Old 08-26-2011, 05:15 PM
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I picked up two new torque wrenches yesterday and pulled the specs from my FSM. I think I'm ready to tackle it.

97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, bumpers, bunch o' skids, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
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