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post #7471 of 44580 Old 01-19-2012, 11:02 PM
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I go to cleghorn all the time Didn't know you were local


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post #7472 of 44580 Old 01-19-2012, 11:07 PM
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I go to cleghorn all the time Didn't know you were local
Not really local local because I live in carson/torrance area so it was still an hour and 30min away but it was worth the drive. Now im looking for other places close by like cleghorn.
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post #7473 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 04:12 AM
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We went out into the desert this morning as part of a group and created "Carhenge" using the shell of a burnt out Landcruiser.



We also had to tow one of the Wranglers back to the main road after his rear diff failed in a big way.

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post #7474 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 06:11 AM
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It sits about 6.5in foward, justenough room to put a winch..
interesting?



which bumper is that??
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post #7475 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 07:23 AM
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To change or not to change the front swaybar bushings in 10 degree weather today? That is the question. I replaced the stock bushings with Moogs a little over a year ago and they're bad again. When I disco my discos, my clunk goes away. When I connect my discos, the clunk is back. That's a nice easy way to tell they're shot. I can also move the swaybar pretty easily by hand. Also, I don't know why, but I bought Moogs again, even though the last set lasted a little over a year. I didn't bother trying to get them warrantied either.

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post #7476 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 07:51 AM
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To change or not to change the front swaybar bushings in 10 degree weather today? That is the question. I replaced the stock bushings with Moogs a little over a year ago and they're bad again. When I disco my discos, my clunk goes away. When I connect my discos, the clunk is back. That's a nice easy way to tell they're shot. I can also move the swaybar pretty easily by hand. Also, I don't know why, but I bought Moogs again, even though the last set lasted a little over a year. I didn't bother trying to get them warrantied either.
I went with poly last year and they've held up great. They are just loud and I don't care enough to unbolted them to grease them.

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post #7477 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 07:54 AM
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To change or not to change the front swaybar bushings in 10 degree weather today? That is the question. I replaced the stock bushings with Moogs a little over a year ago and they're bad again. When I disco my discos, my clunk goes away. When I connect my discos, the clunk is back. That's a nice easy way to tell they're shot. I can also move the swaybar pretty easily by hand. Also, I don't know why, but I bought Moogs again, even though the last set lasted a little over a year. I didn't bother trying to get them warrantied either.
Same as Speedbucket here, I changed mine to poly a couple of months ago and got rid of the clunking. When I pulled the stock bushings out I was really surprised it wasn't even louder.
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post #7478 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 08:41 AM
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Same as Speedbucket here, I changed mine to poly a couple of months ago and got rid of the clunking. When I pulled the stock bushings out I was really surprised it wasn't even louder.
Poly here too. Squeaky, but you can always lube them if it's bothersome.
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post #7479 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 09:31 AM
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I guess a little more than a year from now I'll get poly ones when these take a dump. I almost got them this time too but decided to give Moog another chance since I've used a ton of their suspension products in the past with good results.

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post #7480 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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Over my lunch break I installed my 30lb injectors from badbird17x and then filled my empty tank with 5 gallons of E85 and drove it around the block, so far it's just fine! Also took me 17 minutes less then book time to replace the injectors haha

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post #7481 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 12:05 PM
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Over my lunch break I installed my 30lb injectors from badbird17x and then filled my empty tank with 5 gallons of E85 and drove it around the block, so far it's just fine! Also took me 17 minutes less then book time to replace the injectors haha
Awesome. Let us know how it works.

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Awesome. Let us know how it works.
First time I drove it was only a mile and a half so it was not a good test. It was a little flooded when I started it the next time (not surprisingly). Just drove it about 6 miles and let it get fully warmed up. We'll see how it goes next time. If it starts well next time then I'm thinking it's going to be perfect after the fuel trims adjust. I should reset my ecu but I don't want to unplug the battery to do it and I've never done it on a pre OBD II car lol.

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post #7483 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 03:23 PM
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Last year around this time I changed out the factory sway bar bushings in the front (I think they were factory with how worn out they were) with the moog ones. And like yours, they're needing replaced already. Had a fun time last year replacing them too when we went to tap the holes for standard thread bolts and my dad broke a tap off in one of the holes. Two hours of using a die grinder on my back, metal shavings everywhere, and a trip to the ER (got a metal chip stuck in my eye).... Finally got it back together and was hoping that I wouldn't have to do them any time soon. Not the case it seems

Same story with the door pin bushings too, replaced both pins and bushings in all the doors hinges last february or so (using the writeup on here to get the pins with the e-clips) and both drivers and passengers are already shot....

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post #7484 of 44580 Old 01-20-2012, 03:30 PM
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Moog usually makes good stuff though. As for the door pin bushings, were they made in the USA? Owning and maintaining 3 vehicles for my personal use, I've learned to hunt for good parts. One thing I try to do is get stuff from here - usually lasts a whole lot longer. Sometimes I can't find anything though and end up reluctantly buying Chinese crap, but I don't kid myself. I know I'll be replacing it more often.
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Put washers in the bottom holes of the hinges, and never look back.

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