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Disc Brake Kits from ECGSECGS JK Dana 60 Bolt In Rear DiffGEARSHADE Pocket Tops in stock and available at ROCKRIDGE

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Unread 11-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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I would diag the DW instead of covering in up and waiting for something to fail! Have someone turn the wheel back and forth while you look at tie rod ends and especially the track bar ends. I would bet its your track bar frame side, its the OE one right?

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Unread 11-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
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Yeh you're right. And it is the stock track bar.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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So.. Driving the jeep home from work I got it to 70mph with no issues hitting bumps the whole way no wobbles no vibes... The jeep may be haunted...
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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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So.. Driving the jeep home from work I got it to 70mph with no issues hitting bumps the whole way no wobbles no vibes... The jeep may be haunted...
I know its simple but might want to have your tires rebalanced. I had a tire issue (broken belt) which caused it to shake/shimmy.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #20
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I will do that this week, as they haven't been balanced in while anyway. Was your shimmy intermittent? Mine seems to be
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Unread 11-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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Yes it is, sometimes it will happen at 45 other times it'll drive fine but im sure if i had an alignment done it would help. Only part that sucks is when i hit the brakes, talk about death wobble
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Unread 11-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #22
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I decided a bumper was in order and owning a welder and plenty of tools I couldn't justify spending $500+ on a bumper I could build myself.
I modeled it after a few bumpers i liked and I think it came out pretty decent for my first bumper build.


Wow, looks great. Gotta say, looks quite a bit like mine



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Unread 11-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #23
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Wow, looks great. Gotta say, looks quite a bit like mine
Hey thanks! If you mounted your winch in front of the grill they'd be twins! Haha
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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #24
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Not a huge update but my dog is excited about it! New steering stabilizer from rough country

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1999 xj sport 4.0 np242 waiting for 4.5." Lift and 33s :D
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Unread 11-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #25
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Did a little stretching at Walgreens and frightened an old lady in the process haha


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And now I can represent my jeep club!


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1999 xj sport 4.0 np242 waiting for 4.5." Lift and 33s :D
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Unread 11-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #26
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Anybody in Colorado that wants to join us on a wheeling/camping trip this weekend in buena vista, message me for details! It would be nice to have a few new people out there on the trail with us!

Anyway I got the stabilizer in and cleaned the jeep up a little bit. It was a long week away from the jeep in Ohio for the holiday. Haha
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Unread 11-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #27
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Picked up a set of rock sliders on Craigslist yesterday! After a fresh coat of bed liner they're well worth the $100 I paid for them.



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Unread 11-29-2012, 07:32 AM   #28
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Picked up a set of rock sliders on Craigslist yesterday! After a fresh coat of bed liner they're well worth the $100 I paid for them.
Those don't look bad at all, especially for that price. Do you have a side view/underview on how they attach?
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Unread 11-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #29
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Thanks! I don't but ill grab one later I was rushing out the door to work this morning when I got that picture.

Basically they bolt to the frame with 4 bolts per side and the pinch welds with another 4 or 5 bolts per side but I welded them since my pinch welds were way too ****ed up. And they guy didn't have any of the bolts anyway.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #30
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I got a couple side shots of the sliders. I couldn't get a good one of the under view. My phone wasn't cooperating


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And here you can see how crunchy my passenger rocker is haha. Eventually I will cut them out and rework the sliders to take their place.


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1999 xj sport 4.0 np242 waiting for 4.5." Lift and 33s :D
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