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post #106 of 154 Old 03-01-2014, 08:10 PM
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Hopefully you used some anti seize as you were putting everything back together . How far along are you with the lift install ? And where are the pictures ?


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post #107 of 154 Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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It's done and got it aligned today! Covered with road salt right now, supposed to get warm enough to wash later this week. Pictures soon!
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post #108 of 154 Old 03-02-2014, 08:36 PM
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I'm just down 75 from you in Monroe. I see a lot more salt coming our way before the weather lets up. I've been following the build for a while and the LJ is sick. Post up them pics when you have time, we don't mind a little dirty jeep porn.

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post #109 of 154 Old 03-03-2014, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just down 75 from you in Monroe. I see a lot more salt coming our way before the weather lets up. I've been following the build for a while and the LJ is sick. Post up them pics when you have time, we don't mind a little dirty jeep porn.
I'll take some tomorrow. Is that a 2dr in your avatar? Looks a lot like the one i helped my daughter build. Shoulda kept that one for myself!
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post #110 of 154 Old 03-07-2014, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got around to a few pics. this is the Old Man Emu 2.5" lift with 1" BL MML. Found this ramp behind a warehouse. I think it would go higher, i was paranoid of getting cought. They probably wouldn't have cared though.
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post #111 of 154 Old 03-07-2014, 11:07 AM
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Looks great! Do you have any pictures of it sitting flat? Also, did you go with any bump stop extensions?
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post #112 of 154 Old 03-07-2014, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Here is before and after

And yes, i did bumpstop. When flexing it looks like i could run up to 34" tires with no rubbing. I might take one puck out up front and check again.
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post #113 of 154 Old 03-09-2014, 09:51 PM
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Very nice ! Were you surprised at how much better it rode ?

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post #114 of 154 Old 03-09-2014, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice ! Were you surprised at how much better it rode ?
Oh yea! Ride is amazingly smooth! 65mph just glides down the highway and great around town too
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post #115 of 154 Old 03-10-2014, 10:54 AM
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Very clean LJ. I had DPGs Super Ultimate on my TJ and absolutely loved it. Enjoy and keep it shiny side up. Not sure if you did control arms yet, but take Beasley's advice and go JJ or MC. You will be much happier in the long run.
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post #116 of 154 Old 03-10-2014, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, no control arms yet. His advice is as good as gold! When money allows, they will be my next mod.
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post #117 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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First trip out of town and first shakedown since lift and noticed a bit of what they call the Death Wobble. In my case it is initiated by rough road or a pothole. Did a lot of reading and have a list of things to check before ill feel safe at highway speeds
Check torque on new JKS tracbar, CHECK
Dry steer and look/feel all steering joints for play. CHECK
Inspect all control arm bushings. CHECK
Make sure lug nuts are tight. CHECK
Inspect front driveshaft U-Joints CHECK

During inspection i found right front axle U-Joint needs replaced (gonna warm up this weekend so im gonna stop till i have more free time, why does it always drop 20* when i need to work on my Jeep?)

Other things i need to CHECK off my list:
Replace front axle u-joint that i found bad.
Loosen all control arms like the lift instructions said to do in the first place, then re-torque with weight on axles. (I think this is my main problem)
Check wheel bearings.
Buy a angle thingie and check camber.

Im using this as a guideline... http://www.automotiveforums.com/t936...ent_bible.html This guy did a nice write-up!

But i am always open to suggestions.
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Edit, 255/85/16 tires are new and were balanced less than 2000 miles ago
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post #118 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 02:55 PM
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Get you wheel balance checked. With my last TJ that was the cause of all of my shimmy issues. Once that is good get some control arms. Your caster may be off and causing some issues as well.
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Get you wheel balance checked. With my last TJ that was the cause of all of my shimmy issues. Once that is good get some control arms. Your caster may be off and causing some issues as well.
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Tires are new and were balanced 2000 miles ago.

I may have confused the word camber, with the word caster. Still learning the terminology
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post #120 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 03:23 PM
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Yeah if your camber is off something is bent....badly!
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