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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #11836
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Installed rear BB and shocks.

Attempted front. Cursed at the track bar bolt that I couldn't get off. Tried to do it anyway without removing that bolt. Got stuck in the rain, and then the dark. Realized there was no way in hell to do it without coil/spring compressors. Re assembled front to stock with new shocks.
Axle or body side on the track bar bolt? To take off the axle side, use a ratchet strap or have someone slightly turn the steering wheel one way or the other to relieve the pressure. Do the same to reinstall it.

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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #11837
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listened to the radio....killed the batt....sleeping in the garage....nothing fun again.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #11838
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Went for a drive and found some mud. I guess ill have to work on it tomorrow.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #11839
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picked up some xj wheels for el-cheapo. took the rear wiper off. soaked it in pb blaster so it moved again cleaned it up, painted the arm and re-installed, now it actually touches the glass!
i also learned that my cruise control works and the 4wd functions properly in all settings. overall a good day!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #11840
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Axle or body side on the track bar bolt? To take off the axle side, use a ratchet strap or have someone slightly turn the steering wheel one way or the other to relieve the pressure. Do the same to reinstall it.
Passenger side; I'll keep that in mind for next time!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #11841
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Got the new hatch fixed up.
Wiper wont work, glass hatch release wont work but got the solenoid to flinch with a flashlight battery. All the harnesses matched up. ....
gotta add a wire I haven't done it yet either
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/l...rt-2-a-505562/

on topic: threw some chairs on the top and used the 94 as my golf cart while I got trashed at the beach this weekend, put it in 4lo and just walked it



to a 04Wj I helped a guy replace a steering box in the parking lot not as easy as the Zj but the V8 has some power I got to drive it
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Unread 05-28-2012, 09:27 AM   #11842
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Been driving like this all day:

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Unread 05-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #11843
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Been driving like this all day:
Ammurica! **** yeah!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #11844
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Looked at my Jeep and thought, "yeah its to hot to work on you today, maybe later."
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Unread 05-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #11845
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Ammurica! **** yeah!
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Looked at my Jeep and thought, "yeah its to hot to work on you today, maybe later."
God help us!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #11846
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Front end is tight and still all over the road, checked rear end and found that both wheel bearings are loose, time to hit up the parts store tomorrow!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #11847
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Joined the EMT roofrack group looks and works great and not a weld on it. Thanks lliamsdad for the help.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #11848
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vid someone took from saturday
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V8 zj at 6" . Double tri rear and true 3 link front. Stretched to 108"
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #11849
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Forgot before and after!!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 04:33 PM   #11850
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1f8eHYztys

vid someone took from saturday
Looks like a fun trail.
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