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post #24571 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 05:22 PM
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Went to a pick and pull today to look for a driver side seat for my '00 WJ so I can feel safer with my son driving it.

Found out that if I want a new(ish) driver side seat for this same WJ, that I'm probably going to have to shell out the $$$ for a new one. On my seat, the rail AND the back of the seat are both broken and I'm having to fold down the driver side rear seat and put a 4x4 block of wood underneath the pivot point of the back of the seat to keep it anywhere near where it's supposed to be......Luckily for me it's not being driven right now, I'm about to get the radiator fan motor replaced. I'm also going to have to get tires put on it b/c I'm a cheap son of a gun and can't get it inspected with the tires as they are...oh and right before I parked 'er the A/C condenser sprung a leak but my boy is probably going to have to pay for that himself if he wants A/C in it.

For my newer '04 I just bought a few weeks ago, spent nearly an hour trying to find the vacuum leak it has....Can't find it myself, so I'm taking it to the shop for a smoke test this weekend to get to the bottom of this P1494 code I'm getting. I'm starting to see the acronym in the J.E.E.P name....But hey, I love my WJs..

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post #24572 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 06:31 PM
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post #24573 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:03 PM
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New front upper control arm bushings
How did it go? Did you have to cut the metal sleeve to get them out or were you able to press them completely out?
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post #24574 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:12 PM
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How did it go? Did you have to cut the metal sleeve to get them out or were you able to press them completely out?
It went very well. The trick I learned is to hammer the outer metal part into the rubber as much as you can. This will give the press a wider lip to press against. After I learned that, it took all of 10 min to press out the old and press in the new.
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post #24575 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:21 PM
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anyone know where i can get tow hooks for the front of my 2003 jeep grand cherokee that and i wanna buy spacers as well but dont want to get killed any ideas of what a good price and brand ?

I LOVE MY JEEP MORE THAN MY GIRLFRIEND :p
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post #24576 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:23 PM
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anyone know where i can get tow hooks for the front of my 2003 jeep grand cherokee that and i wanna buy spacers as well but dont want to get killed any ideas of what a good price and brand ?
Aspencreekoffroad dot com

They sell d ring mounts for 150 I think. It's what I have and they are really solid. Definitely recommend. And d rings are better than hooks in my opinion.

For spacers, im assuming you mean coil spacers? the best price I found was fat bobs garage. Have had them for about a year, still perfect.

EDIT: these are on the classifieds if you're wanting to go cheaper. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f311/...hooks-1595209/
but like I said; D rings > hooks

EDIT #2: Another pair on classifieds http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f311/...ckets-1573654/
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post #24577 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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Went to a pick and pull today to look for a driver side seat for my '00 WJ so I can feel safer with my son driving it.

Found out that if I want a new(ish) driver side seat for this same WJ, that I'm probably going to have to shell out the $$$ for a new one. On my seat, the rail AND the back of the seat are both broken and I'm having to fold down the driver side rear seat and put a 4x4 block of wood underneath the pivot point of the back of the seat to keep it anywhere near where it's supposed to be......Luckily for me it's not being driven right now, I'm about to get the radiator fan motor replaced. I'm also going to have to get tires put on it b/c I'm a cheap son of a gun and can't get it inspected with the tires as they are...oh and right before I parked 'er the A/C condenser sprung a leak but my boy is probably going to have to pay for that himself if he wants A/C in it.

For my newer '04 I just bought a few weeks ago, spent nearly an hour trying to find the vacuum leak it has....Can't find it myself, so I'm taking it to the shop for a smoke test this weekend to get to the bottom of this P1494 code I'm getting. I'm starting to see the acronym in the J.E.E.P name....But hey, I love my WJs..
Where do you live, cause i could weld it up for you and have your seat back in place in less than an hour

Sent from your back seat!!!
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post #24578 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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anyone know where i can get tow hooks for the front of my 2003 jeep grand cherokee that and i wanna buy spacers as well but dont want to get killed any ideas of what a good price and brand ?
I bought mine for $35.00 on fleabay. If you get factory ones make sure each has 3 bolts, the mounting plate (one for each hook), and the nutserts (one for each hook) I had to buy the nutserts at the dealer for another $12 each.
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post #24579 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 08:51 PM
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It went very well. The trick I learned is to hammer the outer metal part into the rubber as much as you can. This will give the press a wider lip to press against. After I learned that, it took all of 10 min to press out the old and press in the new.
Are you talking about the metal flange?
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post #24580 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 10:09 PM
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Ordered wheel spacers so my rubi take-offs don't rub on my engine skid at full lock. Looking forward to them rubbing on the front bumper instead.

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post #24581 of 42544 Old 09-18-2013, 11:23 PM
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Installed IRO budget rock sliders and IRO t-case skid. Finally dressed for the trails.
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post #24582 of 42544 Old 09-19-2013, 06:15 AM
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Installed IRO budget rock sliders and IRO t-case skid. Finally dressed for the trails.
Thumbs up on the budget sliders. Hardly budget, right?
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post #24583 of 42544 Old 09-19-2013, 07:05 AM
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Picked up some jk rims and bf Goodrich mud terrains.. 32"
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post #24584 of 42544 Old 09-19-2013, 07:34 AM
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I just replaced the fuel filter/ Pressure regulator. The Jeep definitely has more pull, we will see about milage.
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post #24585 of 42544 Old 09-19-2013, 08:03 AM
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I changed my front diff fluid a few days ago and i swear ive gained 1-1.5 mpgs since then with my normal driving, which is heavy footed haha.

I was getting 14.4, and now i'm averaging 15.8-16 mpg.
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