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post #2041 of 2548 Old 10-26-2013, 08:09 PM
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I will over thanksgiving break. Won't have much time until then.

Hopefully they fix the WRX and we can proceed with that deal. Not having the Jeep as a DD will be so much nicer. Then it can sit it pieces while we fix everything.
I sometimes think of getting a WK as my DD and selling the TJ...don't think I could do that though.


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post #2042 of 2548 Old 10-26-2013, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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I sometimes think of getting a WK as my DD and selling the TJ...don't think I could do that though.
That thought crossed my mind about the WRX. But then I figured the WRX might end up like the TJ... Better to have a spare car lol

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post #2043 of 2548 Old 10-26-2013, 09:40 PM
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I had weird starting issues when my negative battery cable was corroded inside the cable. It wasn't grounding properly & caused weird starting issues. I could actually get it to start by grounding the battery to the engine block with a jumper cable. Since I replaced the cable, the issue is completely gone

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post #2044 of 2548 Old 10-26-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I had weird starting issues when my negative battery cable was corroded inside the cable. It wasn't grounding properly & caused weird starting issues. I could actually get it to start by grounding the battery to the engine block with a jumper cable. Since I replaced the cable, the issue is completely gone

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Yeah I'm going to take care of some of the corrosion on the cables as well whenever I have time. Plus the jeep will get a tune up and thorough inspection.

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post #2045 of 2548 Old 10-28-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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So I went ahead and decided that, for now, everything suspension and driveline related is going to stay the way it is. At least until the jeep is DD worthy and problem free. It's just going to be easier and cheaper. That being said, I'm going to be replacing all of the bushings in the spare arms that I have and swapping them with the ones on the jeep now. I thought about getting replacement bushing for the trackbar, but then realized a full replacement is only like $60 tops.

I do have a couple questions though.

Should I get MOOG? Rock auto also has AC Delco, mevotech, and raybestos.

Rock auto has a MOOG trackbar that say "incl. powdered-metal gusher bearing to allow grease to penetrate bearing surfaces" is this something I want? It's $20 more than the mevotech trackbar. Moog part number is DS1235

And finally, how likely is it that a trackbar fails while wheeling? Of course I'd like to have a spare, but only if there's a good possibility. Otherwise ill just replace the bushing and save the money.

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post #2046 of 2548 Old 10-28-2013, 04:39 PM
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So I went ahead and decided that, for now, everything suspension and driveline related is going to stay the way it is. At least until the jeep is DD worthy and problem free. It's just going to be easier and cheaper. That being said, I'm going to be replacing all of the bushings in the spare arms that I have and swapping them with the ones on the jeep now. I thought about getting replacement bushing for the trackbar, but then realized a full replacement is only like $60 tops.

I do have a couple questions though.

Should I get MOOG? Rock auto also has AC Delco, mevotech, and raybestos.

Rock auto has a MOOG trackbar that say "incl. powdered-metal gusher bearing to allow grease to penetrate bearing surfaces" is this something I want? It's $20 more than the mevotech trackbar. Moog part number is DS1235

And finally, how likely is it that a trackbar fails while wheeling? Of course I'd like to have a spare, but only if there's a good possibility. Otherwise ill just replace the bushing and save the money.
Don't bother replacing the stock track bar unless the bushings are absolutely shot, and if they are, put that $60 towards a MetalCloak track bar. Most Moog stuff is **** by the way.
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post #2047 of 2548 Old 10-28-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Don't bother replacing the stock track bar unless the bushings are absolutely shot, and if they are, put that $60 towards a MetalCloak track bar. Most Moog stuff is ***** by the way.
How is raybestos? Never heard of them before.

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How is raybestos? Never heard of them before.
No clue, but seriously, do not buy a stock replacement track bar. I'll give you one if you need it that badly.
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No clue, but seriously, do not buy a stock replacement track bar. I'll give you one if you need it that badly.
Will do. I don't know if mine is even bad, I just figured I'd look and ask questions. It looks like for all 14 control arm bushings, a trackbar bushing, and shipping, the total is $135.95. Not bad if that company is any good. Most of them were "one of our most popular parts."

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Raybestos does brakes. Not sure how i'd feel about suspension components from a brake company.

And I agree with Jake save for a 'Cloak for when you need it. I'll be investing in a 'Cloak TB as I get my **** i have now to work, before I can even think about 4 linking and all that ****

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Those aren't OE-quality replacements. They'll be cheaper knock-offs with faux 'Clevite' bushings. I know parts pretty damn well and even the 'high end' Moog stuff isn't up to OE quality. Spending the money on one makes no sense when there are people that have good-condition stockers sitting on the shelf taking up space that they'd let go for next to nothing. I've given away and thrown away stock control arms, track bars, sway bars, etc.

Either upgrade or have some nice people send you some stock stuff. If you're gonna upgrade, the MC bar is an excellent choice.

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post #2052 of 2548 Old 10-28-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Those aren't OE-quality replacements. They'll be cheaper knock-offs with faux 'Clevite' bushings. I know parts pretty damn well and even the 'high end' Moog stuff isn't up to OE quality. Spending the money on one makes no sense when there are people that have good-condition stockers sitting on the shelf taking up space that they'd let go for next to nothing. I've given away and thrown away stock control arms, track bars, sway bars, etc.

Either upgrade or have some nice people send you some stock stuff. If you're gonna upgrade, the MC bar is an excellent choice.
Is there nowhere that sells OE-quality replacements? Ill start look on here and CL for some takeoffs.

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post #2053 of 2548 Old 10-29-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Are crown bushings any better?

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post #2054 of 2548 Old 10-29-2013, 06:11 PM
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I have a good guess but I've never used crown bushings before.

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post #2055 of 2548 Old 10-29-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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I guess a plus to using them is they come with a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty.

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