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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #26521
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Is that around town? Because that's about what I get. On the expressway, if I go. 65 and keep my foot out of it, I get over 20mpg. But I've recently replaced all of the bearings in my front differential, wheel hubs and front drive shaft. Before that, I was seeing 16-17mpg on the expressway. Turns out that round bearings are better. Lol
That's me doing regular daily driving country roads and some city. I try to keep the rpm's less than 2500

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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #26522
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Put stock shocks back on. Lesson learned: Monroe Sensa-trac shocks suck! On a positive note, I can now swap front and rear shocks in less than an hour now lol. Going for Bilsteins after Xmas.
What was bad about them? I was considering them, I am on my 3rd set of oem shocks, and only have 78k on it.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #26523
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What was bad about them? I was considering them, I am on my 3rd set of oem shocks, and only have 78k on it.
They were pretty harsh for a supposedly smooth ride. Any roads with washboard type bumps made it unbearable, almost like a bucking bronco. I had a mustang with lowering springs on it and it rode comparable to that. It was like any road imperfection was amplified. When I came to a stop it bounced back and forth like a pogo stick. My lifted zj rides smoother. I'm sure after a few thousand miles it's not as bad but I don't have the patience to wait.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #26524
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Put stock shocks back on. Lesson learned: Monroe Sensa-trac shocks suck! On a positive note, I can now swap front and rear shocks in less than an hour now lol. Going for Bilsteins after Xmas.
Thanks, I will avoid them. I have been looking at shocks when I do my BB. Bilsteins seems to be in the lead.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #26525
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Thanks, I will avoid them. I have been looking at shocks when I do my BB. Bilsteins seems to be in the lead.

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I only went that route because they were under $100 and had a rebate. I had Bilstein HD's on my ZJ with a bb and it was great, rode better than stock. Now with the IRO 3.5 lift I have Bilstein 5100's and it still rides great. I must've had a brain fart when I got Monroe for the WJ...but I'm back to reality now lol.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #26526
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Got the roof rack all done being fab'd and dropped off to get powder coated Get to pick it up in the morning cant wait. I'll post more picks when I get it back.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #26527
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Wasn't today but over the weekend I changed out the tstat. Found out that the radiator drain petcock is clogged or otherwise inoperable which made a 1 hour job into a 3 hour one.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #26528
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Replaced my fuel filter and while I was under there, I noticed ANOTHER leak. I already have a leak at the input shaft of the transfer case and now I noticed oil running down the oil pan!! I'm hoping it's only the oil pan gasket and not the rear main leaking. At 118K, I'm wondering if I'm going to have to start going through the drive line one by one and freshening them up. I already have most of the parts to rebuild/upgrade the transfer case and It would be so much easier to pull and rebuild the engine/trans/transfer case at once but there's NO way i can afford that right now!!!
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #26529
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Put stock shocks back on. Lesson learned: Monroe Sensa-trac shocks suck! On a positive note, I can now swap front and rear shocks in less than an hour now lol.

Going for Bilsteins after Xmas.
You'll love the Bilsteins. Worth the money.

Crazy story - It was cold outside a few weeks ago and my SES light came on so instead of doing what I normally do - fix it myself, I dropped it off at a local shop. While it was there I told them to also check a clunk in the front end. They called me and said it looked like my shocks were OEM and likely the problem and suggested I go with Monroe Sensa-tracs! I didn't say anything until I got to the shop and said are you guys serious? I pointed out that Bilsteins have the distinct blue/yellow color which was easy to see. They said they were so dirty that they "'looked" like OEM despite the fact that I had washed it three days earlier. Needless to say I won't be going back to that shop; in fact I question if the SES fix was legit now.

Anyway - Lately my ignition switch has been acting up - not turning. After the shop experience today I just fixed it myself, including changing the tumblers. Easy half hour job, with most of that changing the tumblers.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #26530
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You'll love the Bilsteins. Worth the money.
X2 second that. Have had mine for about a year and they ride great.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #26531
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x2 second that. Have had mine for about a year and they ride great.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #26532
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You'll love the Bilsteins. Worth the money. Crazy story - It was cold outside a few weeks ago and my SES light came on so instead of doing what I normally do - fix it myself, I dropped it off at a local shop. While it was there I told them to also check a clunk in the front end. They called me and said it looked like my shocks were OEM and likely the problem and suggested I go with Monroe Sensa-tracs! I didn't say anything until I got to the shop and said are you guys serious? I pointed out that Bilsteins have the distinct blue/yellow color which was easy to see. They said they were so dirty that they "'looked" like OEM despite the fact that I had washed it three days earlier. Needless to say I won't be going back to that shop; in fact I question if the SES fix was legit now. Anyway - Lately my ignition switch has been acting up - not turning. After the shop experience today I just fixed it myself, including changing the tumblers. Easy half hour job, with most of that changing the tumblers.
Sounds like a shop I had some bad experiences when I had my Toyota truck, the worse problem was when I was working 60 hours a week and I had a head gasket blow took it to a local shop, they changed it and when I went to pick it up they told me my oil pump was no good and they would have to go back in, I asked if they would redo the head gasket for no charge since that way why I hired them they said no. Then I asked when did they notice the oil pump they said when they first started, so I asked why did they not call and let me know all I got was I don't know. Need less to say I took it home and re did all the work they did plus fix my oil pump. Since that day I do not trust any shop. I did get revenge because of me they are no longer in business. I sat in front of their shop on public sidewalk and stopped their work for months on my free time. And went to the bbb. I think what really did it to them was word of mouth. I still bad mouth that shop haha
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #26533
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Sounds like a shop I had some bad experiences when I had my Toyota truck, the worse problem was when I was working 60 hours a week and I had a head gasket blow took it to a local shop, they changed it and when I went to pick it up they told me my oil pump was no good and they would have to go back in, I asked if they would redo the head gasket for no charge since that way why I hired them they said no. Then I asked when did they notice the oil pump they said when they first started, so I asked why did they not call and let me know all I got was I don't know. Need less to say I took it home and re did all the work they did plus fix my oil pump. Since that day I do not trust any shop. I did get revenge because of me they are no longer in business. I sat in front of their shop on public sidewalk and stopped their work for months on my free time. And went to the bbb. I think what really did it to them was word of mouth. I still bad mouth that shop haha
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Unread 12-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #26534
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A shop in CDa I think it was called Jimmy's imports
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Unread 12-16-2013, 11:04 PM   #26535
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What shop?
Have you checked out that overland/expedition thread? I think that what our Wjs are best for
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