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Unread 08-25-2010, 12:45 PM   #496
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hey man just opened up the box with the tow hooks. I have to say, thanks again for the great deal you gave me on them, even with that one being a little bent it was still a heck of a deal. And that aint nothing a little heat cant straighten

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Unread 08-25-2010, 01:44 PM   #497
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No problem man. Hope you enjoy them!
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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:45 PM   #498
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Here is what i was telling you about the moog steering and suspension parts. I figured i would post my findings in an appropriate thread instead of hijacking yours. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/b...01/index3.html
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Unread 08-25-2010, 11:26 PM   #499
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Well that ain't no good. And I ordered the Moog TREs earlier today.

Maybe the TREs are different. I guess we'll see...
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Unread 08-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #500
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Has anyone ever tried a product called Water Wetter? Its a coolant additive that's supposed to lower engine temps. Ever since I put the bumper on, I can't run the AC without the engine running a little warm. Maybe it just needs a coolant flush and new stuff put in (been 2 years probably since the last flush).

I found some turbo lebaron hood louvers on ebay for $15 shipped, may pick those up if I need them down the road. Could always sell them if I never use them.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #501
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Has anyone ever tried a product called Water Wetter? Its a coolant additive that's supposed to lower engine temps. Ever since I put the bumper on, I can't run the AC without the engine running a little warm. Maybe it just needs a coolant flush and new stuff put in (been 2 years probably since the last flush).

I found some turbo lebaron hood louvers on ebay for $15 shipped, may pick those up if I need them down the road. Could always sell them if I never use them.
I used water wetter in my old 5.9 and it worked as advertised. Never got hot with the 180* thermostat. Do you have a 180* thermostat? That's what I would do first. I changed mine out the other week because my ZJ was running hot and the old one came out in pieces.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #502
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I used water wetter in my old 5.9 and it worked as advertised. Never got hot with the 180* thermostat. Do you have a 180* thermostat? That's what I would do first. I changed mine out the other week because my ZJ was running hot and the old one came out in pieces.
No, I have the original thermostat in it right now. I might get a new thermostat and put new coolant in the system.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #503
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we have used water wetter as well at our shop. and as stated above worked as advertised. Im not a fan of the mechanic in a bottle thing though. So i would throw in a cooler thermostat first. I run a gates super cool in my 4.0 and usually run at just below 210 even in 90+ degree temps.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 05:14 PM   #504
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Just got done pulling the tie rod off the jeep...wow, both the TREs on the tie rod are toast. Like I can take the threaded part and just move it around in all directions with little effort. Guess they needed to be changed.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #505
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Thats good news! I bet it will drive a ton better now
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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:30 PM   #506
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Well, I think I can say I finally got rid of the death wobble. Steering seems to be a lot tighter now with the new TREs on and an alignment. Finally!!
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Unread 10-04-2010, 12:47 AM   #507
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Figured I'd update with a few pictures I thought were cool. My girlfriend came into town this past weekend and she brought her nice camera. So we took a trip a little ways north of Purdue into Benton County to take pictures of all the wind turbines. These things are insane!









And on a side note, I can safely say that I have cured my death wobble! Not even the slightest shimmy! I love driving my Jeep again.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:21 AM   #508
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Jeep looks great man
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Unread 10-04-2010, 07:42 AM   #509
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Your jeep looks great, like ur mod choices... cool pics and background too
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Unread 10-04-2010, 07:42 AM   #510
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Figured I'd update with a few pictures I thought were cool. My girlfriend came into town this past weekend and she brought her nice camera. So we took a trip a little ways north of Purdue into Benton County to take pictures of all the wind turbines. These things are insane!









And on a side note, I can safely say that I have cured my death wobble! Not even the slightest shimmy! I love driving my Jeep again.
those wind turbines are massive arent they? we have semis driving through town with the turbine blades on them, they are friggin huge!
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