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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:10 AM   #23626
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Installed my IRO adj LCA to match the IRO uppers.

One word: Beefy. Much heavier than the Crown and OEM arms. All i needed was a small pry bar to rotate the axle to slide the bolts in. My electric impact wrench helped big time.

Here's what my Crown bushings look like with less than a year (who was the genius engineer to made oval bushings?):


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What a difference they make. NO more bump steer, no more dead/numb center of steering, tracks nice a straight right over potholes. I lengthened them to 15-7/8" to increase caster. I have very-very slight driveline vibes (i think) at 50+mph. Im going to pick up an angle finder to check the pinion angle. FYI i have the factory Double cardan/cardan front DS.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #23627
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Installed my IRO adj LCA to match the IRO uppers.

One word: Beefy. Much heavier than the Crown and OEM arms. All i needed was a small pry bar to rotate the axle to slide the bolts in. My electric impact wrench helped big time.

Here's what my Crown bushings look like with less than a year (who was the genius engineer to made oval bushings?):


Other side:




What a difference they make. NO more bump steer, no more dead/numb center of steering, tracks nice a straight right over potholes. I lengthened them to 15-7/8" to increase caster. I have very-very slight driveline vibes (i think) at 50+mph. Im going to pick up an angle finder to check the pinion angle. FYI i have the factory Double cardan/cardan front DS.
Nice! Just did mine. Feel the road a lot more I find, but nice my axle isn't moving in ways it shouldn't. Mine were the originals though and were pretty worn, especially on the one side. Weren't ripped like yours are though. That's pretty bad. No more vibrations through the steering wheel etc I was getting. Still have some steering issues I have to fix due to the arms being bad though.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #23628
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Installed my double cardan rear driveshaft
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #23629
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Nice! Just did mine. Feel the road a lot more I find, but nice my axle isn't moving in ways it shouldn't. Mine were the originals though and were pretty worn, especially on the one side. Weren't ripped like yours are though. That's pretty bad. No more vibrations through the steering wheel etc I was getting. Still have some steering issues I have to fix due to the arms being bad though.
Im very happy with the results. These have rubber (clevite?) at both ends. It doesnt feel harsh at all, but yes you do feel the road more. I have never felt dirveline vibrations before so I dont know how much is too much.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #23630
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Im very happy with the results. These have rubber (clevite?) at both ends. It doesnt feel harsh at all, but yes you do feel the road more. I have never felt dirveline vibrations before so I dont know how much is too much.
I have RE uppers, and RC lowers. The bushings are polyurethane and all of them, upper and lower (minus axle tops) are all rebuildable and greaseable. Had to build the ends myself on the RC's. Not too hard at all. Might have them on the tight side possibly. Feel ever crack in the road now, but handles so much better and don't have bad vibrations when having to brake at higher speeds any more. Doesn't wander like the one really bad arm was causing as well. Not really getting driveline vibrations at all. Just steering is a little off and pulls a bit at times. Once that's tracked down, should be good. I've not changed the axle side upper bushings, but eventually they'll probably get done. One thing at a time as I can afford.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #23631
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Oil change as well as the air filter @103k miles.

Found an intact Jeep Cargo Area Security Cover in a corner while poking around the local thrift store:



The cover is in good shape other than the plastic handle being broken. It opens and retracts fine and there are no tears in the cover. It does not quite fit in my Jeep, meaning I installed it and pulled it out but it appears a tad too wide to mount into the groves in the rear pillars. There's no part number on it so I dunno if the different model years had different sized covers.

Anyway, I picked it up instead of just letting it waste away there.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #23632
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Oil change as well as the air filter @103k miles.

Found an intact Jeep Cargo Area Security Cover in a corner while poking around the local thrift store:

The cover is in good shape other than the plastic handle being broken. It opens and retracts fine and there are no tears in the cover. It does not quite fit in my Jeep, meaning I installed it and pulled it out but it appears a tad too wide to mount into the groves in the rear pillars. There's no part number on it so I dunno if the different model years had different sized covers.

Anyway, I picked it up instead of just letting it waste away there.
I have a couple of those sitting somewhere in my garage. I have never used them.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #23633
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Took the boys trail riding around the lake.

265/75/16 Tread Wright Claws.
I have the 4" lift RCX short arms.
Laredo package with salvage yard power leather seats.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #23634
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Put a new jvc blue tooth head unit in that i got from best buy for 89$ I am very happy with it. Took about an hour to put it in.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #23635
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Went on a 6hr run yesterday. Put a 2" slice in the sidewall of my left front tire, and found out that the rear tires rub the shocks pretty bad when running 19pis. This is the first run I've even been on where I wasn't the only WJ. This time there was a stock and one with a 4" RC lift that he installed the night before.

None of us (WJ's) tried doing any of this, but figured someone here might want to watch anyways.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #23636
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Removed the crossbars. My H2O canoe hugs the WJ beautifully. What a difference driving it, it's no longer like trying to drive a sailboat down the highway.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #23637
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Went on a 6hr run yesterday. Put a 2" slice in the sidewall of my left front tire, and found out that the rear tires rub the shocks pretty bad when running 19pis. This is the first run I've even been on where I wasn't the only WJ. This time there was a stock and one with a 4" RC lift that he installed the night before.

None of us (WJ's) tried doing any of this, but figured someone here might want to watch anyways.
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Pretty sweet. That stock rubicon was awesome. I think that will be my next toy!
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Unread 08-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #23638
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Installed my double cardan rear driveshaft
where did you get that rear driveshaft from?
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #23639
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Not so much as what I did, but what I'm about to do

1. IRO front & Rear 4" High clearance Long Arm Kit w/Bilstine 5100 shocks
2. IRO Transfer Case Skid Plate
3. IRO 2" transmission "tummy tuck" cross member
4. Some JK rims with New Goodyear Kevlar MT/R's
5. 1 1/4 wheel spacers
6. All new Moog Tie rod ends and Moog steering stabilizer. New Spring Isolators
7. Front and Rear diff covers.



Great setup
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #23640
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installed my 5100's, and started to relocate my evap canister.

by the way those are fake brembo brake calipers.

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