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Unread 08-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #23236
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Drove it to the Jack In The Box. While waiting in the drive-thru line, the A/C compressor seized. Pretty smoke billowed out from under the hood. Kinda wished it caught on fire for the insurance money. But, alas ordered a new one. It just never ends with a 13 year old Jeep. Next time I move, my first priority will be to make sure a JY is no more than 20 miles away. Currently have to drive 3 hours to find a decent one.

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Unread 08-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #23237
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I'll be tightening everything down before the trails on Saturday - mine sure sounds like the splines on the axle shaft grind once in awhile - not saying that that's it, but that is what is sounds like.
I found that mine was caused by the aforementioned trackbar being adjusted a bit too long. It was pushing the axle too far to the passenger side, causing the front of the driveshaft to grind on the exhaust y-pipe when the front axle moved upwards. I'd noticed it was making less and less noise the less I drove it - this was because the driveshaft was actually grinding away the metal on the y-pipe!



Thankfully, I don't drive it everyday, and figured it out before it could grind a hole in the pipe. After readjusting the trackbar and getting the axle centered a bit better last night, it seems to have alleviated the grinding noise over bumps!

Did note that the tires have a good bit of toe-out, so I'm taking it to a different shop for an alignment to get that fixed up. Could fix that myself without too much effort, but I kinda feel like being lazy today.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #23238
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Went to Waterway car wash and I was told they don't wash pre 2011 jeep grand Cherokee's due to sudden accelerations? Wtf?
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Unread 08-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #23239
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vacuumed inside, dropped a flat tire off at discount tire
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Unread 08-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #23240
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Finally replaced my skyjackers with bilsteins. Also replaced all my isolators. In the process of disconnecting the sway bar for installation, i couldn't help but wonder what keeps the shock from bottoming out when wheeling disco'd. I'm planning on my first wheeling trip in the next few weeks and really dont want to mess these new shocks up. I have 2.5/2 inch lift. Will I be ok or need further mods?
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #23241
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Finally replaced my skyjackers with bilsteins. Also replaced all my isolators. In the process of disconnecting the sway bar for installation, i couldn't help but wonder what keeps the shock from bottoming out when wheeling disco'd. I'm planning on my first wheeling trip in the next few weeks and really dont want to mess these new shocks up. I have 2.5/2 inch lift. Will I be ok or need further mods?
You should be fine I did a 2 in rough country bb with their shocks,( not impressed with the shocks but it was part of my kit) I wheel mine all the time. Bot ordered my new front driveshaft today:-) should be back in trails soon :-)
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #23242
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Bah. Ball joints need replacing on the front passenger side. Can't get it aligned 'til I do that. It's always something!
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #23243
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #23244
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I replaced my rear lower control arms. Upper is next on the list.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #23245
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Thinkin about a steering wheel upgrade. . .what y'all think?
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #23246
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Thinkin about a steering wheel upgrade. . .what y'all think?
Hope your kidding around.....
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #23247
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Got the new brush guard mounted! Came blue so I've plastidipped it until I can get my friend to paint it professionally.

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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #23248
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Looks good! Although I dunno about that front lip. Seems a bit too big... Kinda looks like it needs to curl up like a Dali 'stache (at which point I'd be all for it!)
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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #23249
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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #23250
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Looks good! Although I dunno about that front lip. Seems a bit too big... Kinda looks like it needs to curl up like a Dali 'stache (at which point I'd be all for it!)

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