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Unread 08-15-2010, 02:19 PM   #136
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money pit is an understatement sir. it used to be i would save up money for parts but now it has consumed whole paychecks hahaha but i have to spend all this money on it and fix it soon because it is my dd it cant be out of commission too long

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Unread 08-15-2010, 02:25 PM   #137
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True that man. Mine is my DD as well.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #138
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how does yours ride? i personally do not like my dt8000 shocks if anyone is thinking of getting them they are too stiff of a shock for me and ill sell mine to anyone that wants them
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Unread 08-15-2010, 04:28 PM   #139
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Well with the combo of Bilstein 5125s and long arms, it rides super nice.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #140
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how much are you looking to get for the shocks? ive got a set of pro comp es 1000's that i feel are too soft of a ride for me. and buying parts isn't the worst part. the worst part is after you get it just like you like it and wheel it once. you'll want to go higher. how do you like that IRO double shear tb? i just put a RE front track bar on mine and im not enjoying it too much. Thinking about going with the double shear.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #141
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oh and btw...there are some pretty sweet deals on craigslist in your neck of the woods on some tires
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Unread 08-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #142
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how much are you looking to get for the shocks? ive got a set of pro comp es 1000's that i feel are too soft of a ride for me. and buying parts isn't the worst part. the worst part is after you get it just like you like it and wheel it once. you'll want to go higher. how do you like that IRO double shear tb? i just put a RE front track bar on mine and im not enjoying it too much. Thinking about going with the double shear.
i think im just gonna give them some time to see if they will settle but ill let you know if i sell them. the iro double shear is pure beef dude its really nice and the mounting bracket and hardware are very strong. i know i already want to go higher but i cant afford all the driveline mods of going bigger than 3.5... for now hahaha. the RE trackbar is legit do you have the johnny joints on it? thats the only bad thing about iros theyre hard to regrease. i know man theres mad deals on tires right now lol im on CL all the time but im going to fix my dw problems first im getting an iro tie rod with the new ends cas mine are donesky. plus i have lifetime rotate balance and alignment on my tires now so its not priority for me right now
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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #143
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im at almost 5" w/o the driveline mods. with a nv249. I did just put on some new to me front lowers and some wj uppers though...made it ride so much better. I found a set of 35 km'2s on cl on soft 8's....there almost brand new and i think the guy wanted 500 for the set...but im with you i just bought my 265 75's and cant afford to get a bigger set...it's kind of depressing i must admit. the re trac bar i have has the heim joint on the frame end but i talked to IRO and josh is going to get me set up with their hd bracket and hardware to get my trac bar to the double shear. i'll prob have the only RE/IRO hybrid trac bar known to mankind. lol.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #144
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lol thats tight so do you have your front driveshaft in too at that height? if so is it a cv style?
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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:32 PM   #145
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i just recently pulled mine. i didnt have any driveline vibs though. just pulled it to try to cut down on tire wear while im in athens at school. it will be going back in soon though as deer season comes in and ill be needing the four wheel to get around the farm. lol. its is the cv style btw. i havent had any issues with it being too short or anything.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:36 PM   #146
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you should make a build thread all the other cool kids are doing it
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Unread 08-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #147
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found another problem today when i was cleaning out my car after running with the ac on for a while i felt the floor on the passenger side and the carpet was wet what is this from and how do you fix this? i know its ac related but what exactly
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Unread 08-17-2010, 03:24 PM   #148
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i have the same issue. either the drain tube is clogged, or the seal between the drain tube and the firewall has fallen apart and you need to reseal it. i've been needing to reseal mine. the drain tube is on the other side of the lowest part of the black thingy under the dash. its a round looking piece you kinda have to pull the carpet back for. i drilled through the center of the round piece and used a air nozzle to blow compressed air through it then urethane sealed the hole i made. now i need to reseal the hole through the firewall. i'd suggest resealing it before you try the drill the hole thing
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Unread 08-17-2010, 05:51 PM   #149
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ah...i would but i dont have any pictures of it in progress...only one from when i first lifted it with 3" bb. if the wet spot smells like antifreeze it may be the heater core under the dash has busted.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #150
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just ordered the IRO hd trac bar mount and some new control arm bushings. i can drop the jeep off at your house and pick it back up later in the afternoon right? haha
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