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post #1561 of 4271 Old 03-09-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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The housing JJ's do make a nice difference, especially considering that when the stock bushings wear down, it's a major DW culprit. Really easy job.....come down to Indy and one of us could do it for you.
I'll keep that in mind. Hopefully I'll find the time to get the front uppers on this weekend.

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post #1562 of 4271 Old 03-10-2012, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Jeeps suck! Or at least the factory bolts they use do. Those stupid front upper control arm bolts with the flange on them suck, suck, suck. They spin and spin. I can't get vise grips on them, nor can I get a c-clamp to hold them.

I'm done screwing with this stupid *** jeep. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.

(Ok, not really, but I'm not going to kill myself trying to replace the front upper CA's)
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post #1563 of 4271 Old 03-10-2012, 09:28 AM
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Calm down.....go get a mid-size allen key, like 3/16" or 1/8" (needs to be big enough to not just slip through, you want to have to put a bit of effort into it) and jam it through the flange. You'll see what I'm talking about once you mess with it for a couple minutes--the key will catch and prevent the flange from spinning. I've used that trick on a bunch of them--always works.

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Calm down.....go get a mid-size allen key, like 3/16" or 1/8" (needs to be big enough to not just slip through, you want to have to put a bit of effort into it) and jam it through the flange. You'll see what I'm talking about once you mess with it for a couple minutes--the key will catch and prevent the flange from spinning. I've used that trick on a bunch of them--always works.
I haven't thrown anything yet... I was trying to think of something to jam in there, didn't think of that, I'll give it a try in a bit.
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post #1565 of 4271 Old 03-10-2012, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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So much for that.....the jeep 1, me 0. Game over.
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What's the problem? If you set that allen wrench right, it will jam that flange until the wrench itself breaks.

Otherwise, got a saw zall? Cut the flange off and pull the bolt out. Problem fixed.

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What's the problem? If you set that allen wrench right, it will jam that flange until the wrench itself breaks.

Otherwise, got a saw zall? Cut the flange off and pull the bolt out. Problem fixed.
The allen wrench would catch, but then the flange would slip right over it. Maybe I did it wrong, I don't know. I do know the driver side looks even harder to deal with, so.....

I moved on to the Currectlync....it's on, and the jeep drives fine. I'll have the alignment checked, but it's driving straight...as near as I can tell, thanks to the 40 mph winds we're having.

I'll give the front upper CA's a rest, think about it, then decide what I want to do.
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post #1568 of 4271 Old 03-10-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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All the lower CA's are on, as are the rear upper CA's. The Currectlyn steering is on. I still have to figure out the front upper CA's, but so far everything seems to be working fine.









Just touching the bump stop, no fender rub or track bar rub.
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One last upper CA update for the day: I managed to free the front passenger side bolts, frame and axle ends. However I can't get any leverage on the front driver side axle bolt. The frame end bolt is free. I may need to get an impact wrench on the axle end bolt, but I've reached my limit for the day. Time to get cleaned up, sit in my chair and enjoy the Daytona Supercross Race.

I did notice one minor "screw up" I did with the tie rod....the ends should be swapped, but the zerks don't hit anything and I can get to them to grease them, so who really cares?

Edit: I cared. I took the time, about 20 minutes, to flip the tie rod ends to where they are supposed to be. It was quick, easy and now the zerks are where they need to be to get to them for greasing, and I don't have to worry about the zerks hitting anything when the wheels are turned.
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I took my dog for a ride, did a little articulating of the jeep while I was out. It sounds as though I have the slightest bit of something hitting something as my rear wheels go up and over a large-ish hump. I wonder if it's the track bar hitting the diff.
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My Mods.

Well since the blogs were taken away () I'll try to list the mods on my Jeep:

Old Man Emu 2" HD lift, with OME steering stabilizer

Currie Anti-Rock front sway bar

LT265/75R16 Good Year MRT/Kevlars on stock Moabs

LoD Extreme Duty rear bumper

Rokmen Mercenary front bumper/Superwinch EPi 9.0 w/synthetic line

Rokmen Mercenary Sliders w/internal bracing

Skidrow engine skid

Skidrow radiator skid and Skidrow steering box skid

Cobra 75 WX ST 40 Channel CB

Rokmen 1" billet spacers up front, to level it out

Rokmen adjustable control arms (uppers and lowers)

Currie Johnny Joint adjustable front track bar

Currie Currectlync tie rod and drag link

Rampage soft top

Custom rear storage box w/Hi-Lift and fire extinguisher

MV-50 on board air compressor

Blue Monkey Motorsports SpeedoHealer

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Full set of Husky liners
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I used the JF blog to keep track of maintenance I did, since it was easier to find than within my build. Turns out the blogs were shut down....they were spam magnets apparently. I just wish I had known they were being shut down before hand.
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What's up Jeffro...remember me? The jeep looks great. I'm hoping to buy something exactly like what you have later this fall. Can't wait!
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I used the JF blog to keep track of maintenance I did, since it was easier to find than within my build. Turns out the blogs were shut down....they were spam magnets apparently. I just wish I had known they were being shut down before hand.
Hmm, I never knew such a critter existed.....or used to. Get the last of the CA's installed?
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