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Unread 08-25-2013, 12:46 AM   #91
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Tinted the tails, side markers and front markers this morning




Then me and a buddy headed to puerco and had some fun. Didn't get stuck even on these crappy tires and the only thing that stopped me and my buddy was a steep *** Sand Hill








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Unread 08-25-2013, 03:18 AM   #92
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Good play ground out there. The XJ looks nice. Did you get the rear shocks in?
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Unread 08-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #93
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No not yet, I dont know how to get the bolts out, and a mech wants to charge 200 to do it
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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #94
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No not yet, I dont know how to get the bolts out, and a mech wants to charge 200 to do it
The nuts are just tack welded in up there. A punch and a 3lb hammer will knock them right out with a few hits. Thats what I did on my last XJ, then used some wire to fish new bolts in from the top and bolt everything back up. Easy as pie.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #95
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The nuts are just tack welded in up there. A punch and a 3lb hammer will knock them right out with a few hits. Thats what I did on my last XJ, then used some wire to fish new bolts in from the top and bolt everything back up. Easy as pie.
The upper rear shock mounts
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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #96
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The upper rear shock mounts
Yes. Buddy of mine cut his floor to get them out before we started doing it the easy way. No need in doing all that. My current XJ is done the same way but bolts are tacked in now, so my upper rear shock mounts are "studs" and I just put the shocks on and secure them with nuts.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #97
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When I do it, how do I re attach them
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Unread 08-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #98
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When I do it, how do I re attach them
After u knock the old nuts out, there will be just a hole there. Using some wire wrapped around the head of a bolt, u can fish new bolts in from the top. Then u just put the shock on and secure it with a nut. My bolts are welded in but you can get a wrench up there if thats not an option.

Heres a photo of end result.


When I broke both bolts on one side, I did this method and it went so smooth I was hoping the other side would break so I could do it the same way.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #99
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Gonna do the bolts this week sometimes, think I can use a butterfly bolt and just push it through? If not how do I feed it through the top, where at?
But I did pull off the front bumper covers, and Fender flares. I can't get the middle piece off though? Ill trim soon so I can run some nice tires to fit.


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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #100
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I think it looks sweet without the bumper covers.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #101
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Got the bolts out and the shocks mounted, feels great to not have to take bumps at 5 lol. Still need to get the death wobbles figured out. Im just clueless with suspension
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Unread 08-27-2013, 11:34 PM   #102
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Got the bolts out and the shocks mounted, feels great to not have to take bumps at 5 lol. Still need to get the death wobbles figured out. Im just clueless with suspension
Nice. Read all of this and you will get a good grasp on where to start looking for your problem. http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/how-to-...-death-wobble/
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Unread 08-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #103
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Okay nothing is loose except my tie rod, it rotates maybe 1/4 inch. It was to hard to check the bolts everything is covered in sand from puerco still(ive given it 5 dollars of power wash, and sprayed it down at home)
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Unread 08-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #104
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Okay nothing is loose except my tie rod, it rotates maybe 1/4 inch. It was to hard to check the bolts everything is covered in sand from puerco still(ive given it 5 dollars of power wash, and sprayed it down at home)
I believe its normal for it to rotate a little. While it is running have someone turn the wheel back and forth about turn continually while you are under it watching for any odd movement. IE there should not be any movement on one side of the joint before the other moves. The track bar bushings seem to be one of the major cause of death wobble. I'm sure some will disagree, but if all the bushings and TRE are stock I would not consider it a waste of money to change them.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:59 PM   #105
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I just got my XJ a few month ago. Haven't had the guts or time to take it out to Borrego yet. Great pics.
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