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Unread 11-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #241
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Nice build thread man. Good choice on the top, Ive had mine for 2 years now and no problems

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Unread 11-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #242
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Nice build thread man. Good choice on the top, Ive had mine for 2 years now and no problems
Thanks, I'm in love with the stance it gives the Jeep.

Update: Slowly hunting down my shimmy when driving 20-30 mph. Ordered a new Moog trackbar bushing and am looking into a tire rebalance plus rotation.
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Unread 11-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #243
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I know you just got the top, but can you say how well sealed it is from the elements compared to the stock soft top? I've been pondering one of these for a while now.
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Unread 11-06-2012, 12:01 AM   #244
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I know you just got the top, but can you say how well sealed it is from the elements compared to the stock soft top? I've been pondering one of these for a while now.
Well the PO had a replacement top by Pavement Ends which was sealed fine for me. After driving with the new top through Sandy for some wheeling in the woods it stayed perfectly sealed as well.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #245
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Good news, I think. Aired up the tires yesterday before heading into the mountains for a trail run. I noticed one of the wheel weights was snapped off on the front driver wheel. I'm hoping this is the source of my steering wobble. Making an appointment for a rebalance and rotation tomorrow.

A little pic-whoring
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Unread 11-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #246
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Still following this. It's turning out good, we still have somewhat matching rigs, i just got the bestop trektop myself, same bowless fastback style as yours



also i would bet money that lost wheel weight is causing your shimmy. The slightest imperfection can cause that crap. Tire pressure, wheel balancing, tire wear, mud on rims etc
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Unread 11-15-2012, 04:37 PM   #247
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Still following this. It's turning out good, we still have somewhat matching rigs, i just got the bestop trektop myself, same bowless fastback style as yours



also i would bet money that lost wheel weight is causing your shimmy. The slightest imperfection can cause that crap. Tire pressure, wheel balancing, tire wear, mud on rims etc
Looks great man, Keep tossing around the idea of cloaks in the future. Looking at yours is easy reference for mine Tires are getting road balanced tomorrow
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Unread 11-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #248
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After doing some driving around town and on the highway, I've noticed a smoother ride but the shake is still there. I also noticed with some weight in the back (a passenger), the shake is reduced.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #249
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Home for break. Jeep will spend lots of time in the garage
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #250
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the pizza cutters kinda give me a stiffy
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Unread 11-19-2012, 11:39 PM   #251
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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #252
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Between family responisibilities and driving around to different places... I'm still trying to change my oil. God damn Jiffy Lube over-tightened their generic POS oil filter. Just picked up an adjustable filter wrench... didn't work.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #253
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I have gone through a couple oil filter debacles. The best solution is this. Works very well.

Mine has an opening for a 3/8" drive ratchet.

It digs in as you loosen the filter.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #254
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I have gone through a couple oil filter debacles. The best solution is this. Works very well.

Mine has an opening for a 3/8" drive ratchet.

It digs in as you loosen the filter.
Well I feel really stupid... I spent how long trying to turn that thing, just to realize, I was turning the wrong thing. Some kind of black cylindrical canister right near the actual oil filter? Anyways, oil change done. On to spark plugs tomorrow morning.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #255
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Every time I have a problem with an over tightened oil filter I send a big screw driver through it and torque it off with that.
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