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post #1891 of 2317 Old 10-25-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Its been about 6 months since I ran Daniel. Looks like it really washed out. Kudos to a capable rig
Definitely the worst I've ever seen it. If I hadn't been in a "**** it" mood that day I probably never would have even tried it.

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post #1892 of 2317 Old 10-25-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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The shop had a better turnaround than they expected. Had it back to me same day. Wasn't able to get zerks installed on the arms like I had hoped. They said they are the smallest zerk holes they've ever seen. But the brake line is fixed and they read a CEL code that mustve popped up once they started working on it. Downstream O2, which is no surprise and may just be the wires I ****ed up installing the last trans. It'll likely go away before long. It was nice to be able to take it for a spin again. Seems to be shifting smoother but no idea why that'd be. It is so nice to be able to drive it without squeaks, groans or thumps. There's still a pop back there somewhere but that is probably the TB.



Oh, and dad brought the boat home from the lake today, far exceeding the JK's tow rating. Said it did fine. This pic really puts into perspective the new tires.


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I'm glad you finally got the squeaky squeaky figured out. Hopefully the new bushings will last you until those arms get replaced for good.

Dammit that's a good looking JK...
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I'm glad you finally got the squeaky squeaky figured out. Hopefully the new bushings will last you until those arms get replaced for good.

Dammit that's a good looking JK...
Lord I hope so. Still on the search for zerks so I can extend that life as long as possible.

And I know it man. Is it bad to be jealous of my own dad?

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Shifting smoother cause of the new bushings with less play. I finally got rid of my Procomp lower arms today that the poly bushings were shot on (1/2" play in them) and the rear end has no play now and my detroit behaves much better.
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post #1896 of 2317 Old 11-02-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Rather than do schoolwork, I got up and went to Lowes for some stuff. I replaced 2 of the skid bolts that fell out between the last time I replaced them and now. I locktited those bad boys in this time so they better not come out again.


Also replaced the random CA bolt that somehow ended up in the mix and doesn't fit right. Now it has a grade 8 9/16" bolt/nut and washers on it. Sucks that I had to go buy it because I have a whole set of 9/16" Grade 8 CA bolts at home just waiting to replace all the stock hardware but I'm up in Raleigh and won't be home for a while. Busted a rachet strap trying to get that damn CA back in line but after backing onto the curb and taking up 2 parking spots, I finally got it all back together.


Also managed to get a new zerk in one of the arms but couldn't get the other side to thread in to save my life. I'll let the shop handle that.

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post #1897 of 2317 Old 11-14-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the other arm retapped with a tap and adj wrench. Got the zerk in it and just need to get over to Clay's apartment and get them greased, then no more squeaks.


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post #1898 of 2317 Old 11-19-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Secured all of the permits necessary to get 6 Wranglers, an F150 and a Trooper onto my University's Brickyard Thursday. Most vehicles aren't even allowed on main campus, much less the Brickyard. The Grounds crew really didn't want to give their permits to me but I got them.


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post #1899 of 2317 Old 11-26-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Progress feels good.



Had to pull them off so I can paint them in the morning but by tomorrow evening I should have sliders and flat skid mounted.

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post #1900 of 2317 Old 11-27-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Got my MC sliders painted and mounted as well as painted my flares. Extremely pleased with the way it came out. Forgot to get some good pics at the shop in the light, and iPhones do not like the dark.






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post #1901 of 2317 Old 11-28-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Got some better daytime pics of my finished rockers and flares. Only had to mod the bottom of the rear flares to fit the MC rockers, which was easy with a Dremel.




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Looks good. I forget, are you planning in their fenders too?

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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Looks good. I forget, are you planning in their fenders too?
Man you make it hard for me to not be sarcastic sometimes. But yes.

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Man you make it hard for me to not be sarcastic sometimes. But yes.
Color matched cloaks?

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Color matched cloaks?
Haven't decided. I had 2 photoshops done by firemedic a while back and I kinda like the all black one better.



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