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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #6901
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My radiator blew on the trails for no apparent reason. Didn't hit it and was actually taking it easy as I am still diagnosing a new suspension noise (weird, huh?) Had to do a combat swap on a rock hill after getting ran into town to get a new one. Swap went without issue.

After that we kept riding for a bit, then got a weird vibration I could feel in the break pedal. After being 100% sure it was the wheel bearing, discovered my extended brake line shifted and was rubbing on my tire. Doh!

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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #6902
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I won't worry about 31s rubbing then. Since it was brought up, I want to know everyone's opinions on shock boots.
They keep stuff out but if stuff somehow gets in, it's trapped in. Theres holes for water and dirt to drain out though. Just clean em after you wheel. Mine came with boots so i kept em on, i think it voids the warranty if you dont run em
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Unread 01-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #6903
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I put my bilsteins on and after the very first day with them on they were full of mud sand and water, I cut them off and threw them in the garbage where they belong
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Unread 01-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #6904
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Plastidipped my "Jeep" and "Grand Cherokee" emblems as well as my grille and my d-pillar vents. Had to repaint my grille cause im making some mesh grille inserts, which I painted white so you can actually see them behind my 4 hellas. Should look pretty good when I'm done with it.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #6905
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I added some coolant today. Read my post. I posted the same response in the ZJ section, thought I'd post it here too.


So last year it started. I had to fill my overflow tank and radiator about twice a month from December till March. I actually bought a new radiator, water pump, upper and lower radiator hoses, all new.

I was never able to get the time to be able install the water pump and radiator. Spring came along and my coolant level never dropped so I never installed it.

So fast forward thus past summer and coolant level NEVER dropped. Now we are in winter time and today I got gas (always check ALL fluids under the hood when I get gas) and noticed again I was about a quarter of a gallon or less low on coolant. I still have the same new parts from last year.

My question is, where does my coolant go in the winter time? There are no leaks or puddles on the ground. Do I have a coolant gremlin who likes to drink my coolant in the winter time only? Lol
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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #6906
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It probably leaks just a little during warmup, then stops leaking as things heat up. Chances are, it doesn't leak enough to actually drip anywhere, and just evaporates. I'd put in a new radiator, etc, and see if it stops. If it doesn't, you might have bigger issues.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #6907
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Decided to fix a leaking rear axle seal today. Figured while I was doing that, go ahead an do the bearing too...both sides. On my way to the auto parts store to get a bearing puller I saw this lady in a Subaru Legacy try to do some flexing. Drove right up onto one of those concrete "stoppers" in a parking space. Both of her Front wheels were off the ground. Backed up behind her, hooked it up and drug her off that thing. Surprisingly she didn't do any damage other than a dent in her cat and some scrapes on her control arms.

As for the rear axle bearings, they fought me tooth and nail. Expected it, the Cheapster's over 12 years old, but it was worth it. Sounding alot quieter at highway speed. Glad I went ahead and replaced both sides.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #6908
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today i put a BB on and trimmed the fenders some. then bedlined the inside fixed some vac lines.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #6909
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did a little back yard wheelin in the woods found a mudhole to swallow in

took a ride in my first niner KICKASS talked about swapping his blown 249 for a 242.
then bought these bad boys

Im almost afraid to tell ya guys what i paid for them.......$35 local pickup. Now to decide paint them green like the jeep or black like the grille?
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #6910
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I say paint them black!
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #6911
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got her all washed up and did a little photoshoot and did a little HDR work. came out pretty good. i need new tires though. also got a late xmas present, craftsman drill and battery powered impact.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #6912
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Washed it. Had to get all of that salt off, bugs the crap out of me. It seems like everyone is getting their lifts. CONGRATS! lol. I also have all of my parts for 3.5" lift sitting in my room. I just need to save up for rims and tires. I am thinking maybe by march or middle of march i will have everything on. I am pretty sure i will have everything before then but i figured i would put it all on after winter ended.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #6913
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Found my dream truck and fell in love
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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #6914
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Originally Posted by aircruiser
Found my dream truck and fell in love
And it is ????
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Unread 01-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #6915
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Found my dream truck and fell in love
I bought an 02 avalanche, love it so much the dmax only leaves the garage when I need to pull heavy trailers.
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