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Unread 02-13-2014, 10:00 PM   #16
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Don't buy cheap lift gate struts from Advanced. When it's cold they don't hold up resulting in the f'n gate randomly cracking you in the skull.
I used my snow brush, then a stick of PVC, then Vise Grips, somewhere along the way I acquired, and began to wear a helmet when I opened up the rear, then I just got pissed and refused to use my hatch.

..Then I got some nice struts and its CANDY

I agree brotha

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Unread 02-14-2014, 05:05 AM   #17
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Dont buy CV style drive shafts
For stock applications, CVs are definitely better. The joints themselves are stronger and smoother operating than stock u-joints. Should you manage to grenade a CV on a trail, you can limp it off the trail to do the repair. You cannot do that with a u-joint shaft. I've wheeled the crap out of mine with stock CV shafts. When/if I break one, I'm replacing them with CVs again. If I was running tires as big as you, it'd be a different story. I'd probably get RCVs.

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Dont buy stick on fake, stick on vents ..of any kind. Ever.
Dont buy leather seats or leather flavored air fresheners
Dont buy dif gaskets, use RTV
Dont buy cheap wiper blades
Dont think your 4.0 will ever be what my V8 is ...even on a bad day
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Leather holds fart smells badly. My Jeep has never smelled so clean since I've swapped over to stock cloth.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #18
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For stock applications, CVs are definitely better. The joints themselves are stronger and smoother operating than stock u-joints. Should you manage to grenade a CV on a trail, you can limp it off the trail to do the repair. You cannot do that with a u-joint shaft. I've wheeled the crap out of mine with stock CV shafts. When/if I break one, I'm replacing them with CVs again. If I was running tires as big as you, it'd be a different story. I'd probably get RCVs.
He was talking drive shafts, not axle shafts. The Ujoint/CV axle shaft thing is an ongoing debate, but I don't think anyone would recommend a CV drive shaft with any kind of lift.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:26 AM   #19
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Wow. I missed that. That's what I get for early morning quoting. CV driveshafts blow (up). Don't get them. If you lift your ZJ, replace it with a u-joint driveshaft. Luckily, my V8 ZJ was an oddball and came with a u-joint style shaft from the factory.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:30 AM   #20
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I always use gaskets on my differentials.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:36 AM   #21
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... "tune", or any other expensive junk with basically no benefit.
Tuning is a real thing... Plug-and-play stuff like Jet Chips, Superchips, or the eBay specials are junk, but legitimate tuning is a necessity for the higher HP people...
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:41 AM   #22
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I went through 4 temperature sending sensors from autozone before I finally got a good one from Napa lol. Did my thermostat at the same time also from autozone and the failsafe had failed in less than a year.

On the atf+4 tho I thought that was a big no no in an aw4. isn't it best to run Dex/merc lll ?
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:44 AM   #23
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I went through 4 temperature sending sensors from autozone before I finally got a good one from Napa lol. Did my thermostat at the same time also from autozone and the failsafe had failed in less than a year.

On the atf+4 tho I thought that was a big no no in an aw4. isn't it best to run Dex/merc lll ?
I'll always buy Mopar sensors. If I can't get one, I'll wait. They last 15+ years for a reason. I learned early on anything from Advance or Autozone is Chinese garbage.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 10:53 AM   #24
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Don'y buy cheap oil filters and oil....

I like Wix filters and synthetic oil. The 4.0 will run "forever" if properly lubricated - it's worth the extra bucks.

Don't buy those testicle hangy things for your hitch - you will look like a D-bag

Don't put steer horns on the front of your Jeep...D bag

Don't put stupid stickers on like - if you can read this roll me over.....D bag
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Unread 02-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #25
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Don'y buy cheap oil filters and oil....

I like Wix filters and synthetic oil. The 4.0 will run "forever" if properly lubricated - it's worth the extra bucks.

Don't buy those testicle hangy things for your hitch - you will look like a D-bag

Don't put steer horns on the front of your Jeep...D bag

Don't put stupid stickers on like - if you can read this roll me over.....D bag
My favorite ones yet.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 11:49 AM   #26
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Don'y buy cheap oil filters and oil....

I like Wix filters and synthetic oil. The 4.0 will run "forever" if properly lubricated - it's worth the extra bucks.

Don't buy those testicle hangy things for your hitch - you will look like a D-bag

Don't put steer horns on the front of your Jeep...D bag

Don't put stupid stickers on like - if you can read this roll me over.....D bag
What about a sticker that says "I wish my girlfriend was this dirty""
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Unread 02-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #27
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What about a sticker that says "I wish my girlfriend was this dirty""
one


That one is actually funny!


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Don't put on mud flaps with chrome naked girls on them....D Bag
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Avoid Autozone starters (for I6 at least) . Avoid 'failsafe' thermostats.
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Unread 02-14-2014, 12:01 PM   #29
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one


That one is actually funny!


one more:

Don't put on mud flaps with chrome naked girls on them....D Bag
Mud flaps? Who needs em? When I roll down an unplowed road I kick slush everywhere! Prevents people ridding my bumper
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Unread 02-14-2014, 12:15 PM   #30
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J ust E veryone E lses P arts! that's what jeep means, so if you can find a "jeep" specific part, BUY IT!!!!!
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