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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #76
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I also suspected the u-joints. Turns out it was the cv joint in the front driveshaft. However, I only got the vibrations at a particular speed in one gear- and I could hear it when I was coasting to a stop.
Yeah, I don't hear anything, and it is independent of speed...

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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #77
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So just fiddling around today, I shifted into 4-Hi, and the vibrations were gone... Thinking front driveshaft or something?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #78
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On a more fun note, brown santa has been good to me lately, but I myself am getting annoyed by a bunch of parts piling up rather than going on Misty.

Polk Speakers have been sitting around for a while. Waiting for me to get off my lazy a** in some daylight.


Daystar body lift, also waiting for sunshine and the MML to come in. Figure it'll be easier to do them at the same time.


Seat heaters that I'm also waiting for a free day to get started with.


Lastly, AtoZ sliders, need to be painted and installed.


^^These are freaking heavy! I was not expecting them to weigh this much, but I guess that's the cost of protection.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #79
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Lastly, AtoZ sliders, need to be painted and installed.


^^These are freaking heavy! I was not expecting them to weigh this much, but I guess that's the cost of protection.
I would think if you put it in 4wd, any problem with the front driveshaft would be exacerbated, no?

Also- those are some sexy sliders. They look good enough to throw a set on Alice
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Unread 03-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #80
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I would think if you put it in 4wd, any problem with the front driveshaft would be exacerbated, no?

Also- those are some sexy sliders. They look good enough to throw a set on Alice
Well see that's also what I'm thinking. Maybe a tire is out of balance. I'm replace each tire with the spare and see what happens there. If it goes away with a certain tire being replaced, I'll just bring that one to the shop and have it balanced and also do a front end alignment.

Foreshadowing much?
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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #81
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Well see that's also what I'm thinking. Maybe a tire is out of balance. I'm replace each tire with the spare and see what happens there. If it goes away with a certain tire being replaced, I'll just bring that one to the shop and have it balanced and also do a front end alignment.

Foreshadowing much?
I have discovered that Firestone's lifetime alignment/balance is a godsend for Jeepers. It was only like $20 more than the first visit cost and I now can take it in for free for the life of the vehicle. They certainly loose out on that deal.

I love foreshadowing! Alliteration however, has annoyed the **** out of me since high school.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #82
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I have discovered that Firestone's lifetime alignment/balance is a godsend for Jeepers. It was only like $20 more than the first visit cost and I now can take it in for free for the life of the vehicle. They certainly loose out on that deal.

I love foreshadowing! Alliteration however, has annoyed the **** out of me since high school.
Life of the vehicle or life of the tires?! I have a friend who works at a Firestone. Okay, an acquaintance.

If I had less to do at work, I'd think of a witty alliterative response.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #83
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Life of the vehicle or life of the tires?! I have a friend who works at a Firestone. Okay, an acquaintance.

If I had less to do at work, I'd think of a witty alliterative response.
Life of the vehicle! I specifically asked that because I told the service rep that I might plan on changing tires and messing around with my steering and suspension on a fairly regular basis. Life of the vehicle.

This type of deal is called a 'loss leader'- companies sometimes take their most popular products/services and offer them at a price below their actual cost in attempt to lure customers in that will likely spend more money. I don't think they factored in Jeep owners in this marketing ploy though. I am betting that Jeep owners taking advantage of this deal probably use it way more frequently than others and purchase far less additional services as well.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #84
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Sorry I couldn't make it today to help with the BL. How did the install go?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #85
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Sorry I couldn't make it today to help with the BL. How did the install go?
Don't worry about it. Body lift went on without a hitch, but the motor mount.. That's where the trouble started. Finding a place to use the jack on the engine without hitting other parts was an issue. Ended up having to cut up a 6x6 block to get under the oil pan to raise the engine to disconnect the through bolts.

All in all, it was probably an 8 hour day. Body lift, motor mount lift, new radiator/hoses, and fuel filler pipe. Can't wait to try and fill the Jeep up and she if she spits back at me...
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:00 AM   #86
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Don't worry about it. Body lift went on without a hitch, but the motor mount.. That's where the trouble started. Finding a place to use the jack on the engine without hitting other parts was an issue. Ended up having to cut up a 6x6 block to get under the oil pan to raise the engine to disconnect the through bolts.

All in all, it was probably an 8 hour day. Body lift, motor mount lift, new radiator/hoses, and fuel filler pipe. Can't wait to try and fill the Jeep up and she if she spits back at me...
Nice. Now where are the pictures?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #87
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Nice. Now where are the pictures?
Ah, there was no one around to take any and I hate stopping my work to take pictures, especially when it involves crawling in and out from under Misty. Plus, my dad is not one for forums and isn't all about stopping the work for photos.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #88
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I hate stopping to take pictures to. Do you have an after picture yet?
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Unread 03-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #89
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I can take one after work in about a half hour
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #90
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After the body lift install:









It doesn't look like too much of a difference, but I can definitely feel the extra inch getting in and out of her!
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