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Unread 03-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #2491
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Matt was changing the radiator out today

As far as the filter it gets the job done for the price. To be honest it fits nice and snug against the Jeep so no air will get around the bracket. The filter cap is kind of loosely put on to the bracket but it will stay in place. The filter also sits pretty snug inside the bracket. Again for the price I really cannot complain it works and I am happy with the purchase. The install was very easy can be a little tight underneath the hood cowl though.

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Unread 03-30-2013, 03:32 PM   #2492
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As far as the filter it gets the job done for the price. To be honest it fits nice and snug against the Jeep so no air will get around the bracket. The filter cap is kind of loosely put on to the bracket but it will stay in place. The filter also sits pretty snug inside the bracket. Again for the price I really cannot complain it works and I am happy with the purchase. The install was very easy can be a little tight underneath the hood cowl though.
Meh i disagree, the quality is cheap. I know it was only 28 bucks, but the housing and cover could be of sterdier quality.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #2493
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Considering a new filter for one of those is $10-$20 alone I think it was a good deal. If I could get the thing for under $40 like Richard, shipped, I may have done that. Either way the housing fits really nicely against the body and the pushpins are heavy duty. I got mine installed today and so far its working great. Airflow seems to be about the same actually if anything the tiny bit of pressure against the blower motor seems to have made mine quieter at lower speeds which is nice. Air already feels cleaner I'm happy.

Also! Got my new radiator in today. Ill update on that later but it really wasn't too bad. Took maybe 3-4 hours. I had plenty of time leftover to enjoy the nice weather and I also was able to clean my winter mats, remove a salt stain from the carpet, vacuum the carpet, and give the dash a nice cleaning. I used some diluted armor all because I left my 303 at home. Anyways, looks and feels great. Also lubed up my swaybar bushings and that seems to have removed a majority of my bump squeaks/creaks. This seems to need to be a normal thing.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 12:33 AM   #2494
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I just checked my records on the purchase to see what I actually paid. I combined it with a few other parts from mopar-wholesale and the filter assembly was $47.13 plus shipping.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 12:53 AM   #2495
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I swear my Jeep runs too cool now haha. Maybe that's better than too hot. Judging by where the temperature gauges sits, it runs cool, but could be off. I'll get my scan gauge on it sometime for an actual number. Glad you got the radiator in and working properly now!

My IRO links seem to need bi-monthly lubing as well. Fairly regular actually, maybe because of the winter months and the cold. Along with the soda can "crunch" from the poly bushings in the track bar when it cycles on bumps haha.

Edit: The air filter was cheap but bottom line it works. like other things I don't need per say the cheaper option works.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #2496
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Hey guys, what does everybody use to tighten jam nuts? I noticed the nut on my IRO keeps coming loose so I'm convinced I'm not tightening it well enough. It appears to be about 3 inches in diameter give or take a little bit and I can't seem to find the right tool to take care of it.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #2497
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Hey guys, what does everybody use to tighten jam nuts? I noticed the nut on my IRO keeps coming loose so I'm convinced I'm not tightening it well enough. It appears to be about 3 inches in diameter give or take a little bit and I can't seem to find the right tool to take care of it.
Not sure how much room you have to get in there but for that big of a nut, use a pipe wrench

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Unread 03-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #2498
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Considering a new filter for one of those is $10-$20 alone I think it was a good deal. If I could get the thing for under $40 like Richard, shipped, I may have done that. Either way the housing fits really nicely against the body and the pushpins are heavy duty. I got mine installed today and so far its working great. Airflow seems to be about the same actually if anything the tiny bit of pressure against the blower motor seems to have made mine quieter at lower speeds which is nice. Air already feels cleaner I'm happy.

Also! Got my new radiator in today. Ill update on that later but it really wasn't too bad. Took maybe 3-4 hours. I had plenty of time leftover to enjoy the nice weather and I also was able to clean my winter mats, remove a salt stain from the carpet, vacuum the carpet, and give the dash a nice cleaning. I used some diluted armor all because I left my 303 at home. Anyways, looks and feels great. Also lubed up my swaybar bushings and that seems to have removed a majority of my bump squeaks/creaks. This seems to need to be a normal thing.
Is that a griffin radiator?
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Unread 03-31-2013, 04:13 PM   #2499
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Hey guys, what does everybody use to tighten jam nuts? I noticed the nut on my IRO keeps coming loose so I'm convinced I'm not tightening it well enough. It appears to be about 3 inches in diameter give or take a little bit and I can't seem to find the right tool to take care of it.
Grab a big adjustable from harbor freight for around $20. Doubles as a big hammer (but what tool doesn't?).
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Unread 03-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #2500
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Grab a big adjustable from harbor freight for around $20. Doubles as a big hammer (but what tool doesn't?).
That's what I use for my Jks track bar. The pipe wrench will slip around and put little slits in the jam nut.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #2501
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Not sure how much room you have to get in there but for that big of a nut, use a pipe wrench

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That's what I ended up buying! Started raining though so I'm holding off.
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Is that a griffin radiator?
That's a Mishimoto radiator. It seems to be top quality for a plastic tanked unit and a bunch of the local car club members advocated for the brand. I'm very happy with my purchase it was $150 from Quadratec (only place that had one in stock ready to ship) and a lifetime warranty. IMO well worth it over the sub $100 rockauto replacement ones. Sadly I could not justify the money for the all aluminum griffin radiator.
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Grab a big adjustable from harbor freight for around $20. Doubles as a big hammer (but what tool doesn't?).
I checked and my HF only had them up to 2.5, and I think my jam nut is larger than that. Even so it was a $25 wrench EEK!
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That's what I use for my Jks track bar. The pipe wrench will slip around and put little slits in the jam nut.
That's what I'm worried about. I'm going to give it a go and see if it gets a good grip. If not Im going to end up ordering a large adjustable for $$$
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #2502
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The JKS jamb nuts are 1-1/2". I use an 18" Craftsman crescent wrench I picked up at a garage sale. Comes in handy although carrying it in my trail tool bag adds another 10lbs.

I think you are massively overestimating the size of the nuts IRO uses. Also note that I installed an IRO track bar on an XJ using only the tools I have - I can't imagine the WJ parts are twice the size of the XJ parts. Also, some of their parts appear to be exact copies of JKS. So don't be surprised if it comes out to be a 1-1/2" nut.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #2503
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The JKS jamb nuts are 1-1/2". I use an 18" Craftsman crescent wrench I picked up at a garage sale. Comes in handy although carrying it in my trail tool bag adds another 10lbs.
Maybe I measured wrong, I'm going to go fit my adjustable up to it and then measure the jaw width. If its under 2.5 I'll go trade it for an adjustable.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:41 PM   #2504
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I got my jams nuts tight then tack welded them so they wont back off. I can grind them off if I need to adjust or take them off. Its a piece of mind thing.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #2505
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Well that is definitely one way of doing it ^
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