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post #391 of 506 Old 02-03-2013, 03:04 PM
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do i have to be premium member to post stuff and make new threads new to jeep forum

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post #392 of 506 Old 02-04-2013, 09:52 AM
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do i have to be premium member to post stuff and make new threads new to jeep forum
nope not at all. press the new thread button at the top

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post #393 of 506 Old 02-05-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got these in today

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post #394 of 506 Old 02-05-2013, 07:53 PM
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Got these in today

My wedding gift?

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post #395 of 506 Old 02-07-2013, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the seals today. Looking at these pictures makes me want to grab the spray paint and a flapdisk





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post #396 of 506 Old 02-10-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Started making the control arms. This shouldn't even be a question, but I'm trying to decide whether i keep it bushing and heim or double heim
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post #397 of 506 Old 02-26-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ran a compression test with a gauge that actually works. Came up with 1 @ 143, 2 @ 110, 3 @ 135, and 4 @ 150. Time to start looking for a replacement engine....
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post #398 of 506 Old 02-26-2013, 01:04 PM
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Ran a compression test with a gauge that actually works. Came up with 1 @ 143, 2 @ 110, 3 @ 135, and 4 @ 150. Time to start looking for a replacement engine....
How many miles are on it?
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post #399 of 506 Old 02-26-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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185k and the previous owner never took care of it. It does burn oil, but not enough to notice a loss when checking the dipstick. Oil pressure on the stock gauge shows 20-40 at idle depending on temp., maybe bad valves instead of pistons or rings?
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post #400 of 506 Old 03-22-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Installed my Rc adjustable track bar this morning. Very well built for what I paid! Drives really nice
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post #401 of 506 Old 04-02-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Also good news, even though the compression was low in cylinder 2, I replaced a vacuum line that runs from the valve cover to the manifold and it starts up on the first try everytime and runs smoother now. Even feels as if I have a little more power on the highway. It's getting there, just slowly..
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post #402 of 506 Old 04-17-2013, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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I'm in a pickle and I need some help making a decision. I'm looking at replacing my soft 8's with a set of aluminum wheels I have sitting around. The wheels are super light, which would be good for the 4 banger. Both have 4" backspacing. The soft 8's are 15x8 and the alum. are 15x7

Soft 8's


Alum.
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post #403 of 506 Old 04-17-2013, 12:57 AM
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That sounds like poor decision making. Soft 8s for the win

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post #404 of 506 Old 04-17-2013, 02:39 PM
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Alum wheels are way better

Alum over steel hands down


But paint them black

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
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post #405 of 506 Old 04-18-2013, 09:54 AM
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Soft 8's suck and everyone has them. Buff the finish on the Al and make it less shiny. AL for the win
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