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Unread 07-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #1501
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That nasty stuff is probably from your heater core. All the crap from the cooling system tends to build up there and clog it. Thats why my Jeep had no heat when I bought it, haha. Those WJ knuckles look sweet!
idk what it was but it was coming out clean so hopefully its all gone lol thanks man

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Unread 07-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #1502
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Looks good. I've been waiting to find more info on the wj knuckle swap and 15" wheels. Looks like they just barely clear!

Glad you got it back on the road so fast.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 01:00 AM   #1503
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Looks good. I've been waiting to find more info on the wj knuckle swap and 15" wheels. Looks like they just barely clear!

Glad you got it back on the road so fast.
Yeah there close by nothing hits.

Was driving on a back road and there isn't much traffic at 130am so at about 40 I hit the brakes... locked up like nothing! Feel much better knowing the jeep actually stops! def an awesome upgrade
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Unread 07-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #1504
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Brakes look great, wj steering is gonna look great on there too
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Unread 07-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #1505
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Brakes look great, wj steering is gonna look great on there too
Thanks man! The brakes are probably my favorite mod yet. Did some wheeling last night and on the steep hills and dropping off rocks before i thought i was gonna push a hole in my floor now i just tap em and i stop with ease. On the road its amazing lol its so nice having a jeep that actually wants to stop again lol

As for the steering idk what i wanna do... Ruffstuff trackbar and links would be cheaper than JKS rods and moog ends, but TRE are much easy to find in a bind unlike heims. Wanna try and get the steering done before i go back to school in a month but we'll see.

Broke in the new axle. Was going through tall grass and slammed a rock with the pumpkin. thankfully didnt bust the cover think the bolt took most of the hit

Cooling system flush also worked great, its been 95-100 here in the shade all week and ive been cruising with the AC on and didnt go over 215. Even wheeled with the AC on last night haha

ONly pic i got.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #1506
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Steering is where it can get tricky. Check to see how much clearence you have between the diff and full lock, and also do you have a stock or HD diff cover?

When you go with the typical HD steering like Ruff stuff it's 1-1/2 OD diameter and will hit the diff cover and reduce steering (If you look at factory WJ ends they have bends), to fix you can either run offset tie rod ends but those wont clear your wheels, or have two bends put into your tie rod but that poses another problem, now you can only make toe adjustemts in 1/2 turns due to the bend in the tie rod but they do make double sleeve adjusters that solves that problem.... point is research steering before you just grab the ruff stuff kit.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #1507
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Steering is where it can get tricky. Check to see how much clearence you have between the diff and full lock, and also do you have a stock or HD diff cover?

When you go with the typical HD steering like Ruff stuff it's 1-1/2 OD diameter and will hit the diff cover and reduce steering (If you look at factory WJ ends they have bends), to fix you can either run offset tie rod ends but those wont clear your wheels, or have two bends put into your tie rod but that poses another problem, now you can only make toe adjustemts in 1/2 turns due to the bend in the tie rod but they do make double sleeve adjusters that solves that problem.... point is research steering before you just grab the ruff stuff kit.
im just running a stock diff cover. ive got 3 laying around so no need to buy a HD one lol i thought about that with the WJ bends, that the tie rod might be close to the diff cover. if i do stock wj moog TRE ill be using the JKS rods. which i believe are 1.5" (dont hold me to that) does anyone have any pics of the WJ ends on a 15" and how close it is to the diff cover?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #1508
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Just looking the jeep over and noticed this! Caliper bolt backed out glad i caught it!!!



and noticed the new rotors are already getting grooved
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #1509
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Just looking the jeep over and noticed this! Caliper bolt backed out glad i caught it!!!
Mine did the same thing, took me forever to figure out what was making that clunking noise lol.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:53 AM   #1510
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What year unit bearings did you use? and those are WJ rotors redrilled?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #1511
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Mine did the same thing, took me forever to figure out what was making that clunking noise lol.
Yup clunk is gone. I thought it was the rear brakes. Guess not lol



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What year unit bearings did you use? and those are WJ rotors redrilled?
00 Xj bearing and yeah wj rotors redrilled. Took some playing with washers to get them to sit in the middle but very easy


Was out cruising in the woods with my gf and took this pic.

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Also thinking about RS 3/4 heim steering and trackbar thoughts?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #1513
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Also thinking about RS 3/4 heim steering and trackbar thoughts?
What you gonna use for links?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #1514
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What you gonna use for links?
Possibly, just throwing ideas out right now. But this seems like the best bet for cost and strength
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/34STEER.html
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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #1515
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Did some wheelin at Rausch Creek this weekend with IDIdiesel. Had a blast and thankfully nothing serious happened to anyone.

it was topless for tatas weekend... can u say holy JK batman!! 95% of the jeeps there were JKs!




Black trail on 30s... oh yes.





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