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post #7486 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 03:39 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.
Thanks for the tips

I think I got the advanced auto 'help' brand door pin kit. Pisses me off because they were like $6-8 for a pin, e-clip, and bushings, times 8 (for all hinges) and it ended up being more than I liked for some cheap **** bushings that didn't last a year.

I'm thinking about maching out some oilite bushings on the lathe and see how those hold up, maybe even just making some oversided pins and drill the bushing holes out a bit and just make everthing nice and beefy. Time will tell though, I've got my hands full right now getting this 8.8, hp30, gears and arms together for spring right now


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post #7487 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 03:52 PM
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This sucks. I'm stuck in traffic. There is about 4" on the ground. I'm using 4HI (part time) jeep is handling great. But then again I have brand new DuraTracs. I can definitely feel the under steer being in 4HI

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post #7488 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 04:26 PM
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interesting?



which bumper is that??
That is extended more than mine is.
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post #7489 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 05:07 PM
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Haven't gotten my niner back from the shop yet where they are installing my rock sliders, so I'm still cleaning up my other black jeep.


Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go.
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post #7490 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 06:00 PM
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That's coming along nicely.

On topic, I figured out why gas mileage drops so much when there's snow on the ground. Not only is there a lot more resistance while driving, but my foot gets a lot heavier. I just busted myself doing donuts in the Cul de Sac at the end of my street. Fun stuff. Oh, and I didn't do my swaybar bushings today. I had to clear my driveway twice and my neighbor gave me $20 to do hers. It took me about a half hour to clear hers with my snowblower so I guess $40 an hour isn't bad. Too bad I don't get paid that 8 hours a day, 5 days a week...

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post #7491 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 06:19 PM
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Drove my ZJ for the first time in 3 weeks and she fired right up. Front end is making all kinds of noise but due to the cold and rain I haven't had a chance to replace the pinion bearings and seal. Drove it into town and meet the previous owner of my XJ and finally got the title for it. So now I have the XJ to drive the ZJ can wait for parts.
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post #7492 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 08:52 PM
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Some pictures from tonight storm. We got prolly about 6"








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2" BB Pucks | SkyJacker Hydro Shocks | Rubicon Wheels | Cooper 245/75/16 Tires

2002 Trans Am
Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
420 RWHP and 382 RWHTQ
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post #7493 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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Hey Torchd, I'm new to the Chicago area, are there any decent places to play with Jeep's around here ?


On topic : Replaced Tstat, Ordered New Adj track bar.
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post #7494 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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Some pictures from tonight storm. We got prolly about 6"
That storm is pissing me off. I finished my driveway, my neighbor asked me to do hers, I finished hers, then I had to do mine again because there was another 2" or so on it. I now have another 2" on it. At least I got to have some fun with the ZJ in the snow. I'm pretty sure it was a little more than 6" though, at least below the lake. I think we got a little lake effect snow that you may not have received.

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post #7495 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 09:04 PM
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I put on a Rock Hard 3rd brake light today. It kept blowing the brake light fuse? The light mounts o the tire carrier. It must be shorting out? The OEM brake light is isolated in a plastic mount. The Rock Hard light has a mounting screw that goes through the white wire and into the tire carrier? Short?
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post #7496 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Haven't gotten my niner back from the shop yet where they are installing my rock sliders, so I'm still cleaning up my other black jeep.

those are some wild looking trees
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post #7497 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 10:44 PM
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That storm is pissing me off. I finished my driveway, my neighbor asked me to do hers, I finished hers, then I had to do mine again because there was another 2" or so on it. I now have another 2" on it. At least I got to have some fun with the ZJ in the snow. I'm pretty sure it was a little more than 6" though, at least below the lake. I think we got a little lake effect snow that you may not have received.
Yeah we got maybe 7". The snow stopped here around 6:30 tonight.

It was driving in the snow, was hoping to do some snow wheeling tonight but didn't get a chance to

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2" BB Pucks | SkyJacker Hydro Shocks | Rubicon Wheels | Cooper 245/75/16 Tires

2002 Trans Am
Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
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post #7498 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 10:49 PM
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Talked to elite, I can pick it up Monday!!! Would have been sooner if not for all those damn race car guys wanting cars this spring, lol. Getting pics of it tomorrow.

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post #7499 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 10:50 PM
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Hey Torchd, I'm new to the Chicago area, are there any decent places to play with Jeep's around here ?

On topic : Replaced Tstat, Ordered New Adj track bar.
Where in Chicago are you located?

But to be honest there really isn't any good wheeling places. Only place I can think of is Badlands

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2" BB Pucks | SkyJacker Hydro Shocks | Rubicon Wheels | Cooper 245/75/16 Tires

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Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
420 RWHP and 382 RWHTQ
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post #7500 of 44561 Old 01-20-2012, 11:08 PM
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Fixed tranny line, let it run at idle and put it through all the gears and checked the tranny fluid in neutral. Was in the middle of OK so I took it for a test drive in the fresh snow for a good 30-40 minutes getting footage with my gopro. Got some good footage! Anyone know any MP4 converters that keep the videos HD still?

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