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post #106 of 118 Old 02-19-2013, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Good desicion on the bds springs, installed them this week and big diffenrence, you'll like them.
Awesome. Which shocks do you have? wondering how the ride is...

According to UPS:

02/19/2013 4:36 A.M. Out For Delivery

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post #107 of 118 Old 02-22-2013, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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How it sits as of right now. Going to start again tomorrow with some prep and painting of the axle and frame areas that are usually harder to get to.



Going to rent a coil spring compressor tomorrow to help with reinstall.
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post #108 of 118 Old 02-24-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Coil spring compressor made the job much easier.

Driver side finished:



Passenger side finished:



Did quick home alignment, then driveway shot:



Need to check bumpstop clearance again, believe I will need additional stop. Overall wasn't too bad and I can honestly say these springs and shocks ride 100% better than the REBB. 2" rear BDS springs to replace the rear BB are on my short list now!
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post #109 of 118 Old 02-24-2013, 08:17 PM
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Rig looks good man!

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

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post #110 of 118 Old 02-25-2013, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Rig looks good man!
Muchos gracias!
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post #111 of 118 Old 02-25-2013, 06:58 PM
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How do you like the Novak TC shifter cable? What difference did you notice from stock cable?

2010 JKU (6-spd)
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post #112 of 118 Old 03-19-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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How do you like the Novak TC shifter cable? What difference did you notice from stock cable?
Wow, really sorry I missed this. I love it personally, it is a product of the highest quality.

What I like:
-Long term solution (change lifts, TT, etc it will still work)
-Fewer moving parts
-Less complicated
-Better engineered

Challenges:
-Install takes a little bit of time in tight spaces, but not terrible.
-Setup can take some time also. Set it up, try 4wd engagement, possibly adjust, etc. Again, not terrible.

The Novak is a product that I really love and once setup you can pretty much leave it forever.


Update:

Driving home from the gym the other night and the Jeep started pulling to the right pretty bad. Drove the remainder of the trip home (appx 2 miles, low speed driving), and the pass side front caliper was smoking! From what I've gathered it seems that I either have a front brake hose issue, caliper issue, or a combination of the two. Ordered YJ factory front hoses from the local auto parts store tonight, and will hopefully work on it this weekend.

If the hoses fix the issue, great. If not, I will be getting my hands on a reman metal piston caliper from the parts store.

Somewhat of a frustrating issue, but I was looking into YJ lines and a brake system flush here soon anyway. Just an annoyance when you're forced into something. Oh well, at least it isn't a daily driver any more.
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post #113 of 118 Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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Awesome. Which shocks do you have? wondering how the ride is...

According to UPS:

02/19/2013 4:36 A.M. Out For Delivery

Bilsteins, must say is a little stiff for my taste. Dont know why, supposed to be the opposite with thoose springs, but its OK
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post #114 of 118 Old 03-23-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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New, clean fluid:


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Old, disgusting fluid:

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post #115 of 118 Old 06-08-2013, 07:32 PM
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Almost the same route I took, you'll love the bds rear coils. I read it all awhile back but don't remember, did you get a new front track bar or relocate the hole?

My build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/the_dealers-soft-core-build-1476982/
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post #116 of 118 Old 06-09-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Def very similar, great minds! Truthfully didn't have to do either, suppose I got lucky.
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post #117 of 118 Old 07-07-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Spent the weekend doing a few things:

-ATF and filter change
-Picked up an OEM 4.0L transmission cooler off of a 90's Ranger from a friend for free, added this into the return line with some barb fittings
-New front calipers

Only pic worth mentioning is the transmission cooler all finished up (Jeep is dirty):



Overall the transmission cooler addition wasn't too bad, and it's really seemed to help temps while at cruising speed. Overall very happy as the cost for the cooler was only 4ft of hose, clamps, mounting hardware, and a couple barb fittings.

Really planning to just leave it be for quite a while and wheel it here soon.
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post #118 of 118 Old 07-21-2013, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Factory radiator finally seemed to take a crap, think it had too much build up and wasn't flowing as it should. After almost 10 years and 130,000 miles I am not too disappointed. I made the mistake at some point and used Prestone's "mix with any color" coolant at some point, and I think what was flushed out speaks to that:



After this I flushed with Prestone's Super Flush twice, then just water 3 times. After that the water was coming out quite clear, so I called it good after one more draining.

All torn apart:



Hoses checked out good, they aren't that old. Went ahead and threw in a new SuperStand 195 degree thermostat. After this the new radiator (factory replacement sourced from a local radiator shop) was installed with fresh Zerex G-05 HOAT coolant and distilled water.




With this the entire cooling system has been replaced over the past few years, so feel pretty good about that. Should last me quite a long time!
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