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post #361 of 796 Old 01-29-2012, 07:19 AM
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gain any noticeable height with the new isolaters?


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post #362 of 796 Old 01-29-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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After I finished, I kicked myself for not measuring before I started. Just by looking at the springs and isolators, I gained about 1/4 inch. The new ones don't compress as flat. The old ones were deteriorated and cracking and would flatten easier.

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post #363 of 796 Old 02-04-2012, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I installed a new master cylinder today, it made a difference. The braking is much more even now, it was worth the $60 for sure. The pedal still has more travel than I would like, but again I am comparing it to the feel of the Acura. But when I get on the pedal hard, it really stops well.

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post #364 of 796 Old 02-08-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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The jeep received some love today, I decided to take the day off and relax.

Fixed the coolant leak, it was coming from my thermostat housing...It is really weird to me that the housing is on the bottom of the 4.7 under the lower radiator hose, so different from every other engine I have worked on. I could have just changed the gasket, but decided I might as well change the thermostat as well while I was in there. And while I was in that deep and had to replace the coolant, I decided to change the lower radiator hose.

Thermostat and gasket $22
Lower Radiator hose $19
Worm drive clamps $2.50
Coolant $30
Distilled Water $3
Serpentine belt was starting to look a bit ugly, So I installed a new one. $36

I also re-soldered the rock light LED that was flickering, it is good to go now.
Finally, I adjusted the length of the bar from my steering box to wheel. Now my steering wheel is perfectly centered.

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post #365 of 796 Old 02-08-2012, 12:35 PM
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Finally, I adjusted the length of the bar from my steering box to wheel. Now my steering wheel is perfectly centered.
How did you do this?? My wheel has been off since my lift. When I got the alignment done I was told I needed a drop pitman arm, but if I do a drop pitman arm the track bar and drag link wouldn't be parallel so I just left it as is. Wasn't aware there was another way to adjust it. Please share...
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post #366 of 796 Old 02-08-2012, 12:51 PM
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How did you do this?? My wheel has been off since my lift. When I got the alignment done I was told I needed a drop pitman arm, but if I do a drop pitman arm the track bar and drag link wouldn't be parallel so I just left it as is. Wasn't aware there was another way to adjust it. Please share...
You need to adjust the drag link. Mine didn't have enough to get the wheel perfect, but it is pretty close.

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post #367 of 796 Old 02-08-2012, 12:56 PM
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^Yep. Losen the clamps on the drag link and then twist it using a pipe wrench. I need to tweak mine a little actually. It's not bad, but driving straight with the wheel at 1:00 bugs me.

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post #368 of 796 Old 02-08-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Drag link: Goes from the pitman arm to the passenger side. Loosen the nut on each side that holds the bar tight onto the tie rod ends.

Laying on my back with my feet near the passenger tire and my head near the drivers tire, rotating the drag link counter clock wise made the steering wheel turn driver, or counter clockwise. 1.5 turns and I was solid.

Just make sure that when adjusted, your drag link doesn't hit anything. I would have preferred 1.25 turns, but had to go 1.5 to avoid having the drag link nuts impact my t-bar bracket. The drag link can twist a bit (necessary due to the fact that it must adjust when flexing, tie rod ends are meant to rotate) so make sure that everything clears at all angles.

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post #369 of 796 Old 02-14-2012, 08:37 PM
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Edit: problem solved

Love the jeep, hoping to be on 35s and 4.56s soon myself

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post #370 of 796 Old 02-14-2012, 08:58 PM
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Did u have to get new carriers to run the 4.56 gears? If so where did u get the 44hd carrier.....I Have 4.55 gears and a 44a I'm working on swapping in....
I am not sure if there is a carrier split on the 44a. If it has 3.73 gears now, the 4.56's will fit on the same carrier.

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post #371 of 796 Old 02-14-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Love the jeep, hoping to be on 35s and 4.56s soon myself
Best of luck, make sure to post pics. If you have the 44HD rear, you will have 3.73's factory. And as clgielin said, 4.56's will work for you without the need to get a new carrier. The only reason you would need a new carrier is if you have the Varilock and you want to run a locker. The carrier's and axle shafts in the varilock are unique and need to be changed out to run a locker as the varilock carrier will not work.

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I haven't been able to find a matching wheel for my Jeep. As I would like to get a rear tire carrier bumper, I want matching wheels.

My current spare is an Incubus Poltergeist. So I am debating on buying four more of those, or just buying 5 new wheels. Here are the two I am interested in, along with a very quick image edit...which wheel do you like more?

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Here is my spare mounted...


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MB. First ones just have to much going on. Want to buy my spyderlocks?

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