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Unread 09-17-2011, 01:37 AM   #46
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Thanks man.
Unfortunately, our Home Depot doesnt have any, haha. I checked there, wal-mart, ace, and o'reilly's. I'm just gonna use some snap pins my dad suggested, cause if it happens again (which i hope it wont), it'll be a cheap replacement.


Found the TRE MOOG replacement numbers if anyone out there is looking for um:
ES3472
ES3473
ES3474
ES3475

Gonna order them tonight from RockAuto instead of picking up locally, since the difference would be easily 50 bucks....I cant wait 5-6 days in order to save 50 bucks now days. Haha

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Unread 09-18-2011, 01:22 AM   #47
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installed the 12oclock labs motomummy corrector tonight, 100% ACCURATE!
it feels like it holds 4th gear a bit longer before OD, good, cause the last long trip I did felt like it was lugging its arse in OD when it shoulda been in 4th.


if anyone is interested in how to do it, i just followed theksmith's writeup here:
http://www.offroadpassport.com/forum...&postcount=415

i soldered the points like him, and just followed the calibrating instructions. BE AWARE that his and mines are 03 models...when i looked at gatorayde's writeup (1999 model) the wires were different. Make sure you know what year to do, simply look in your year FSM
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Unread 09-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #48
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FINALLY!
tie rod ends JUST arrived. i have 3 hrs before my class starts, gonna see what i can finish by then.
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Unread 09-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #49
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okie dokie...2 1/2 hrs later I finished the tie rod ones. I just need to do the upper (drag link) and its good to go!

I've learned in the process that a propane torch and a sledge is your friend annnnd to prepare better the next time by lubing up the parts before taking them apart. The new Moog tie rod ends seem a little more beefy compared to the stockers, and the thing I really like about them is that they even have grease fittings!

After my night class I'll prolly finish the drag link ones. Pics later!
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Unread 09-23-2011, 04:02 AM   #50
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Finished all four. The pitman arm end was one BITH
NO death wobble though so i'm very happy. the moog tie rod ends come with grease fittings so i was very suprised to see it come with that, very pleased with the turnout.

now i'm drinking a beer after a long day, pics tomorrow!
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Unread 09-23-2011, 04:51 AM   #51
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Finished all four. The pitman arm end was one BITH
NO death wobble though so i'm very happy. the moog tie rod ends come with grease fittings so i was very suprised to see it come with that, very pleased with the turnout.

now i'm drinking a beer after a long day, pics tomorrow!
Thumbsup! Cheers man, good work, you Will need to grease those fittings as often as you can, Ask me how i know. 

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Unread 09-23-2011, 05:19 AM   #52
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Haha, thanks bro.
About how often do you re-grease them?
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Unread 09-23-2011, 05:34 AM   #53
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Every day! No jkd, but seriously every time i have my Jeep on a lift.

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Unread 09-23-2011, 06:33 AM   #54
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My steering felt sharper after I replaced mine. Sounds like it went smooth for you, and I am jealous of the grease fittings.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #55
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Every day! No jkd, but seriously every time i have my Jeep on a lift.

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Hahaha, so VERY, VERY frequently. It's okay, I don't mind as long as I don't have to change them for another 93,xxx miles

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My steering felt sharper after I replaced mine. Sounds like it went smooth for you, and I am jealous of the grease fittings.
How long ago did you replace yours Iroc? Cause from RockAuto it said in the description that it was non-greasable ends, but it came with them Thats why I was sooo shocked to see that.


I need to schedule an alignment now. Steering wheel is off even though I counted the threads from each end when replacing the new one. I'm guessing because the previous alignment was with crap/worn parts, and the new ends make completely new geometry.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #56
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In the first pic, I tried to show the difference in the size, and how much beefier the Moog is.




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Unread 09-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #57
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Those look beefy for sure. Mine were factory jeep replacements, the local dealer always does a good job matching prices for me, so most of my replacement parts are factory stuff. It looks like I will go with moog next time!
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Unread 09-23-2011, 04:18 PM   #58
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Lucky! I havent dealt with my jeep dealer yet so idk what to say about them, yet.
Unfortunately i stripped a lug when putting my drivers wheel on, so i need to fix that asap. Also to add to that, one of the top rated alignment shops are busy as heck right now. So i'm just limiting my drives just to work for now.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #59
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Fixed my stud/lug nut today. Now....just for that alignment..
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Unread 09-24-2011, 09:37 PM   #60
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Got the alignment today. 90 bucks.

Took them 5 1/2 effn HOURS!! I dropped it off during my lunch break, finished work, and it was untouched. Apparently, since I told them I was gonna be at work till 3 today, they took everyone else.

So while I waited from 3-5 outside, I grabbed a 35" Cooper Discover tire and threw it by the jeep for a quick pic. i'll post it later
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