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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:09 PM   #91
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dude that looks awesome. btw love the "renting" a canopy from wally world thing i'm running bald 32s on 3.5 of lift in the rear and 2 in the front. so far i havent had too many issues, just a noticeable drop in mpg and power, but then again i have the 4slow with **** for gearing.... 4.10s in the future for sure lol

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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:25 PM   #92
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how do you fix the steering wheel problem? and what does a "specialty" shop do different to allign my car?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:31 PM   #93
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they can align it...there is no difference in aligning a lifted vehicle vs. a stock vehilce. you can set the toe in roughly with a tape measure..but you will need to have the castor set by a shop probably. sounds like your shop is just lazy. get an alignment..probably take care of your death wobble. check all your tre's and steering box bolts. looks good man...im wishing i would have bought some soft 8's with 33's my 265's arent big enough after 3k miles.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 04:33 PM   #94
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you need to adjust the toe in to fix the steering wheel.....i take mine to Porterfield Tire in Athens, took them 15 min to straighten my wheel and set the castor. Any alignment shop should be capable of aligning it and adjusting the castor. if I were you I'd call them and rough them up a little bit..they are just not wanting to mess with it because you lifted it.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #95
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how much do you think this will cost?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:27 PM   #96
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Alignments around where I live are usually $75-100. You can get a year of alignments at Pep Boys for around $120 I think.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:36 PM   #97
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oh yeah and one other thing my transfer case was leaking right where it met the transmission so i took out my front driveshaft (i also have cv joints), is there anything bad that will happen running w.o. a front driveshaft with a 249?
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #98
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Nope, not for the 96-98 249. Not sure how that fixes the leak though
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #99
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i just didnt want my driveshaft to blow up on me while i am driving and mess something else up or be stranded idk im getting the leak looked at tommorow with the alignment i hope its just a seal or something small. but im enjoying this 2wd thing with the whole gas mileage and burning out
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #100
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Burning out yeah, but gas mileage isn't really affected. FWIW I ran the stock CV driveshaft for over a year at 4.5" with no problems.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 06:55 PM   #101
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Good job at doing it yourself and not taking it to a shop. Take the money you saved and get new tires.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:05 PM   #102
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o well maybe ill put it back on once i feel like it. i dont mean to be a little nancy but putting on this lift really did a number on my hands im glad i learned how to do all this stuff tho and i gained 2 mpg according to my overhead but it may be off
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:08 PM   #103
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I have learned not to trust the overhead computer haha. Do the calculation by hand to get the real reading.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #104
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I've always understood that running the TC w/o the front driveshaft will burn the VC up b/c the VC will see that the front shaft isn't turning at the same speed as the rear so it will just stay locked in trying to compensate for the speed diffs. between the shafts. correct me if im wrong someone. Porterfield gets 69.00 for toe in/castor alignment.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #105
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jeep looks killer!

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