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post #8131 of Old 02-11-2012, 10:52 AM
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I fitted the polybushes in my lower control arms and re-tightened the trackbar bottom bolt which had come loose. I',m going to have to keep an eye on that bolt!


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post #8132 of Old 02-11-2012, 12:20 PM
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You'll want an adjustable rear trackbar. That's the bare minimum you'd want with that kit.
I'm ordering that kit soon as well
I'm combining it with upcountry front coils for the rear. The instructions say to reuse OEM fronts, but that's only an inch lift. I don't understand what they are instructing. So at minimum rear track bar for that kit? I had someone else say they are at 4.5" lift with only replacing the front lca's.
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post #8133 of Old 02-11-2012, 01:05 PM
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I fitted the polybushes in my lower control arms and re-tightened the trackbar bottom bolt which had come loose. I',m going to have to keep an eye on that bolt!
My rear lower bolt popped out on a dirt road a few months ago and dang that scared the me. In the middle of a corner hit a bit bump and the Jeep started flopping around. I had no idea what broke and then had to drive it back down the mountain like that into town to buy a new bolt.
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post #8134 of Old 02-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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changed my steering dampener today, as well as the TRE that connects to the steering box. I was going to replace the link that goes to the drivers wheel as well, but once I got it apart the joint seemed to be in good shape. The joint I replaced seemed to be good too, but I replaced it anyway. The dampener however, DEFINITELY needed replaced. Hopefully that'll cure my death wobble issues, as well as the other weird stuff it was doing.

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post #8135 of Old 02-11-2012, 02:54 PM
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replaced the IAC valve and cleaned the IAT sensor (it was nasty dirty) the kid is out running some errands now hopefully get some news soon to see if the changes helped the warm start/idle issue. Checked the FedEx tracking and his new headlights/tailights will be here Monday.
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post #8136 of Old 02-11-2012, 03:33 PM
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Just finished replacing my front drivers side axle shaft. Now to go to work

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post #8137 of Old 02-11-2012, 03:36 PM
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i looked at my zj and drove it then decided to hook the stereo back up so i could tune out the rattles of all the plastic in the damn thing haha
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post #8138 of Old 02-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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first post- just got a 1998 limited that i traded my time for but needs some tlc so today first repair removed transmission valve body replaced all solenoids new filter and fluid and it now shifts
needs rear diff bearings,front axle shafts next repair
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post #8139 of Old 02-11-2012, 05:00 PM
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first post- just got a 1998 limited that i traded my time for but needs some tlc so today first repair removed transmission valve body replaced all solenoids new filter and fluid and it now shifts
needs rear diff bearings,front axle shafts next repair
Nice a 5.2 or 5.9>
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post #8140 of Old 02-11-2012, 05:06 PM
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Nice a 5.2 or 5.9>
5.2 its going to need a transfer case swap viscous is bad seems to be cheaper to swap than repair
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post #8141 of Old 02-11-2012, 05:09 PM
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5.2 its going to need a transfer case swap viscous is bad seems to be cheaper to swap than repair
True lol as long as you can find a decent used 231 or 242
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post #8142 of Old 02-11-2012, 06:48 PM
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I'm ordering that kit soon as well
I'm combining it with upcountry front coils for the rear. The instructions say to reuse OEM fronts, but that's only an inch lift. I don't understand what they are instructing. So at minimum rear track bar for that kit? I had someone else say they are at 4.5" lift with only replacing the front lca's.
You can go up to 4.5 on stock arms but it really limits flex. As long as your springs aren't sagging, you should be able to get 3.5" outta the fronts swapped to the rear. If you're not going to go offroad much, you can do a rear trackbar bracket. If you plan on wheeling it, get the adjustable trackbar to recenter the axle after the lift.

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post #8143 of Old 02-11-2012, 11:39 PM
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You can go up to 4.5 on stock arms but it really limits flex. As long as your springs aren't sagging, you should be able to get 3.5" outta the fronts swapped to the rear. If you're not going to go offroad much, you can do a rear trackbar bracket. If you plan on wheeling it, get the adjustable trackbar to recenter the axle after the lift.
3.5" with stock 4.0i springs?? Why was I thinking it'd only give an inch? So what's the front upcountry spring my friend gave me going to yield in the rear?
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post #8144 of Old 02-12-2012, 07:29 AM
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About an inch more. The only way you're not going to get 3.5" is if you're sagging, or have any combination of skid plates or a hitch. Those could weigh down the rear a little, as would a load in the back.

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post #8145 of Old 02-12-2012, 09:00 AM
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Good wash

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Cleaned the road salt off
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