well, until i have access to the auto skills center on base after work on Wednesday here's what has been going on.
i woke up this fine sunday morning and skipped my cup of joe in my favorite mug.
Went right outside. To see this. The leaky tire from treadwright lost a little more than expected in 14 hours of sitting still.
Pulled the heep from the driveway into the garage to check over all my bolts now that ive driven it about5 miles since the lift install. And so i could jack it up on a level surface pull the leaky tire and plug it. NOTE TO OTHERS. If you get a tire from treadwright. Document with photo's of leak and make your claim before you attempt to fix the tire. Otherwise you void the warranty. And since they have amazing customer service they're sending me another one at no cost. Shipped the day i made the claim. Told me to fix the leaky one and enjoy the full size spare
EPIC CUSTOMER SERVICE, so i used the magic leak finding water. (dawn and hose water)
Plugged and slimed for a second measure.
While the black and decker air comp filled the tire back up i started checking the rear end suspension for any loose items. Aside from the shocks being out.
first place i check, i find this..
I blame ratm for this
since he did most of the rear end passanger side
just kidding man, Thanks for your help.
Checking all the others, I was reaching up high to the old uca spot to check the drop brackets bolts for tightness accidently arced the starter
i need to replace the lower tranny fluid cooler line anyway since i had to cut the fitting off when i put in the csf 3 row anyway and damaged it.
picture of the drop brackets and whatnot for everyone else to see
So back to these shock bolts that i broke off, My daily commute is about 1.2 miles each way. and i never go over 25 mph. So im not really fretting the idea of no rear shocks for that drive. I want them, because i want to drive more than just to work. but these little buggers...
probably cant see it in the picture, but i attempted to drill them out. and it was going at a decent pace. until about 2/3 of the way through the screw it just stopped making progress, and then it happened... The drill bit broke off inside. I think im going to just take this to a shop in the local area and say.
Three bolts for them to torch out. shouldnt cost to much, well worth the efforts saved. i hate cleaning metal shavings off. ill install the shocks after that.
So basically i gave up on the shocks and decided it was time to finally change my brakes since the great brake fire of 2012. roaring 1 inch flame off my rotor. lost alot of good men that day.
heres the old stuff on the passanger side (the side that didnt catch fire)
rotors came off pretty easy. i couldnt do it by hand but one clean hit with a ballpeen knocked them loose enough for me to get them off.
Passanger side was clean. One hit on the drivers side knocked all this stuff out
While i had it all down i put in my new rough country SS brake lines that came with the kit. Pretty legit. straight forward. Remember before you disconnect to depress the brake pedal. This closes off the MC, And when you open the line it only allows the fluid in the lines/calipers to bleed out. Not your whole resevoir. Ask me how i know
Take the caliper off the rotor first, otherwise it will be clamped down and you cant get it off lol.
I used my jack bar and my wonderful electric seats to hold the brake down while i worked on it.
Old next to new Centric premiums.
Put them on, Put the new calipers on and the new brake pads. EBC yellow stuff. Aswell as the wheel spacers. Which i didnt really need to put on, but since i bought them initially i figured id see if i liked it. I dont think i do so they might be up for sale soon.
With the 10.5" tires my stance looks a little wide...
It doesnt really stick out to far past the stock fenders..
But it looks kind of to far out for those skinny tires. Like my axles are to wide or something. Ehh ill see if it grows on me. If not ill have a Set up for sale.
So i got my wife to help me bleed the brakes. Never done that before so i hope i did it right. The brake light went out. and the brakes apply soooo. I guess i did it right. lol
I know i used the right method. Just not sure if i did it enough.
Took it for a ride to the bx, I like to park out far so no one touches it!
Cheers guys, ill have more up here on Thursday. Wish me luck on the hNt, And with the alignment and sloppy ride issues.