Ty's TJ. - Page 138 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #2056 of 2548 Old 10-29-2013, 07:41 PM
Jankoid
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Albemarle
Posts: 4,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyvanwie View Post
I guess a plus to using them is they come with a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty.
A good warranty on a crap part is useless.

Jankoid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2057 of 2548 Old 10-29-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jankoid

A good warranty on a crap part is useless.
So crown is crap too?

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2058 of 2548 Old 10-30-2013, 02:08 PM
TexNVa
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mechanicsville
Posts: 136
Don't want to hijack. Been researching a ton before I start making it rain on my DD. Rather buy most of the components I need in one shot. I was looking at going DPG kit with JKS track bars.
MC vs. JKS vs. Currie. Does it really matter? all three seem to get the same amount of praise...
Loving the build. Hopefully I'll be getting the basics up under mine sooner than later.
TexNVa is offline  
post #2059 of 2548 Old 10-30-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
I plan on getting the Metalcloak bars eventually. Can't really comment on any of them since I've only run stock though.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2060 of 2548 Old 10-30-2013, 06:14 PM
heb80
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Harrisburg
Posts: 27
nice clean jeep!
heb80 is offline  
post #2061 of 2548 Old 10-30-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by heb80
nice clean jeep!
Thanks!

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2062 of 2548 Old 10-30-2013, 10:17 PM
jeepwrangler97
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 3,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexNVa View Post
Don't want to hijack. Been researching a ton before I start making it rain on my DD. Rather buy most of the components I need in one shot. I was looking at going DPG kit with JKS track bars.
MC vs. JKS vs. Currie. Does it really matter? all three seem to get the same amount of praise...
Loving the build. Hopefully I'll be getting the basics up under mine sooner than later.
Don't want to hijack too much here, but yes it matters some.

My jeep had a lift on it before I bought it; then was back to stock, but with a jks tb. Here's my 2 cents:

The Currie bar adjusts short enough for low lifts, but still requires more bumpstops (I think d30 clears better though?) This was my first choice before the mc bar came out.

The jks I can't comment on much, as mine was (I think it was) an older style & it didn't clear the diff at all really...

I currently run a mc bar on bb spacers, which supposedly was going to be too low of lift to use it & the tb was probably going to be to long. That being said, it's almost perfectly centered on my jeep, maybe less than 1/4" off...maybe.

I'm very happy with my mc track bar right now & the customer service I received from mc.

Sent by a messenger bird
jeepwrangler97 is offline  
post #2063 of 2548 Old 11-03-2013, 12:53 AM
8pitcher
Web Wheeler
 
8pitcher's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wellsville
Posts: 4,854
You were talking about buying moog from rock auto. Don't. I did when my dw came about in the jk. They were the only place I could even buy a replacement draglink since the ball joints were shot. Well rock auto didn't even send all the parts like ball joint boots grease zerts or even nuts. And I could find the nuts anywhere. Ill never buy from rock auto again. I wish I had more money when I needed it I would have bought better stuff.

Built Not Bought #640

1976ish cj5 304 t18 d20 2.5" lift

some year YJ custom frame HP D60 14 bolt 4 linked front rear FI 350 700r4 NP231c

2009 JK 4 door 2.5" lift 35" tires custom bumpers mile marker 9500# winch
8pitcher is offline  
post #2064 of 2548 Old 11-03-2013, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8pitcher
You were talking about buying moog from rock auto. Don't. I did when my dw came about in the jk. They were the only place I could even buy a replacement draglink since the ball joints were shot. Well rock auto didn't even send all the parts like ball joint boots grease zerts or even nuts. And I could find the nuts anywhere. Ill never buy from rock auto again. I wish I had more money when I needed it I would have bought better stuff.
Thanks for the heads up.

Well, going to look at another WRX Friday. The guy had just replaced the radiator, head gaskets, timing belt I think, and a few other things that needed to be done at 130k miles. It's going to be really nice to have that jeep sit in pieces in the garage. Hopefully the build will start moving along a little quicker when that happens.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2065 of 2548 Old 11-03-2013, 03:03 PM
Kodiak17
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kutztown, PA/ Andover, NJ
Posts: 3,762
Look into XRF... I used their balljoints and TRE's. I also replaced my TB bushing with the Moog blue two-piece. Has worked fine, I still need to tighten it. Also, I recommend replacing the bolt with a stronger metric equivalent. Unlimited04 has a write-up or its in his build thread, I forget.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
Kodiak17 is offline  
post #2066 of 2548 Old 11-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Moose340
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Neverland
Posts: 1,391
Looks like its coming along bud

Non timebo mala
Check out my build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...eicon-1459432/
Moose340 is offline  
post #2067 of 2548 Old 11-04-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose340
Looks like its coming along bud
Eh. Not as much as I'd like it to, but at least I have a better idea of what I'm going to be doing to it.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2068 of 2548 Old 11-07-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Going to look at the WRX tomorrow. The guys done about $2500 worth of maintenance on it. If everything's good on it, the jeep will be retired from DD duties

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2069 of 2548 Old 11-19-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,872
Looks like I'm getting a free soft top thanks to Extreme Terrain

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #2070 of 2548 Old 11-19-2013, 03:05 PM
Cavasar
No Longer DD
 
Cavasar's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 2,913
Garage
That's the bee's kness man. Yay for typo's.

If you can't stand behind our troops feel free to stand in front of them!
Cavasar's TJ
May TJ of the Month 2015
Cavasar is offline  
Reply

Tags
nc guys

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome