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Unread 07-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #4756
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Get the wrenches out, and find out!

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Unread 07-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #4757
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Solid stock meaning a solid piece of tubing? I haven't seen iron man arms before. Heard of but, haven't seen. Will look them up after class.

And the JJ were road capable and Daily Driver capable verison compared to the heim joints.

I do recall most of this from your talk about new control arms for your WJ
I talked to the guys at iron man fab the other week about wj long arms and they said they were working of a full kit for the wj. Might want to look into that if your looking at long arms in the future.
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Unread 07-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #4758
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I talked to the guys at iron man fab the other week about wj long arms and they said they were working of a full kit for the wj. Might want to look into that if your looking at long arms in the future.
that'd be pretty neat, as long as my control arms don't break. Going to keep stock arms for now. No need to replace something that isn't broken. If I do ball joints at some point too, need to decide if I am going to get ball joints to add caster or not.
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~ Snobrdrkid's "Build" Thread ~ YouTube Channel ~ Fuelly ~WJ 4.0 Transmission Cooler Info ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 07-16-2012, 03:18 PM   #4759
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Im in the sane boat kind of. My ball joints are probably going bad along with my control arm bushings. Thought about getting long arms and all that jazz but I dont want to dump all that money into something im not sure I will keep next year.
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Unread 07-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #4760
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Hmmm. To my knowledge my ball joints and my control arms aren't going bad haha. I just like to replace things before they are even broken. But, I know I will be keeping my WJ for at least another 3 to 4 years.
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Unread 07-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #4761
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Hmmm. To my knowledge my ball joints and my control arms aren't going bad haha. I just like to replace things before they are even broken. But, I know I will be keeping my WJ for at least another 3 to 4 years.
thats what i told my dad when i ordered long arms....PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE!
he always gets on my case about my money expenditures, but i always reply to him, hey - in 3 or 4 years it may be complete and i may have other priorities in life to focus on, i gotta do it now!
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Unread 07-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #4762
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No kidding, that is hilarious! It looks like it worked too!
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~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #4763
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Finally got outside and did something to the Jeep. (Insert whining and complaining about the heat.) I re-centered the steering wheel for the 4th or 5th time now. I also added washers to the clamps on the drag link, the nuts were just big enough not to pull though the clamps and they were getting chewed up. Those washers should help prevent that. I am going to wal-mart later today to get some grease. I guess I will just pick up a tube of it or something. After I get some lawns done this afternoon, hopefully I can pull the TB and grease all the poly bushings and stick it back in there. I believe just putting some grease between poly bushing and metal is what I need. I HOPE that this time the TB will go in the same (not changing the length of it) and I won't have to recenter the steering wheel again! haha.

Edit. Picked up some wheel bearing grease. Yay.
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~ Snobrdrkid's "Build" Thread ~ YouTube Channel ~ Fuelly ~WJ 4.0 Transmission Cooler Info ~

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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #4764
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Umm, hey guys, how am I supposed to grease the track bar bushings if I can't get them out?
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #4765
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Get them out! That's about it.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #4766
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Pounding the sleeves out isn't bad for it? Lol
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~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #4767
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Press them out with a bench vise or something. The fact that they won't come out should be proof that they need greasing.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #4768
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I don't have one of those man shoot I don't know what to do here. I don't want to end up tearing them up. But still like to salvage them.

Oh side note, the sleeves are ever slightly too big for the bolt, there is a little bit of play there.
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~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #4769
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By design. Sleeves are rarely ever self-centering on their fasteners. They rely on being clamped in place to keep from moving.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #4770
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Just stick a screwdriver in the sleeve and hammer it out.
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