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Unread 02-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #391
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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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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #392
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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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Unread 02-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #393
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Got these in today

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Unread 02-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #394
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Got these in today

My wedding gift?
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Unread 02-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #395
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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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Unread 02-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #396
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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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Unread 02-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #397
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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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Unread 02-26-2013, 02:04 PM   #398
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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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Unread 02-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #399
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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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Unread 03-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #400
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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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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #401
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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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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #402
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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

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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:57 AM   #403
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That sounds like poor decision making. Soft 8s for the win
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Unread 04-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #404
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Alum wheels are way better

Alum over steel hands down


But paint them black
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Unread 04-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #405
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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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