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post #4486 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 10:28 AM
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lol true true, So what color should I do my wheels, Satin black flat black or gloss. or suggestions
My thoughts Are That flat Looks cheap and homemade, high gloss usually Looks better, on your Jeep i would Go with Black rims, but That's just My opinion.


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post #4487 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 11:15 AM
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lol true true, So what color should I do my wheels, Satin black flat black or gloss. or suggestions
I experimented with my spare wheel... I sanded it down a bit just to get he finish off and i spray can truck bedlinered it. It took to take a screw driver and push super hard to scratch it. I was shocked! I did few coats of that and a coat of flat finish. I have yet to see it up against a impact driver when I put it on or take it off my jeep (cuz it just sits in the cargo area waiting on me to build a tire carrier). But I think it would hold up pretty well.

I work at discount tire and i see how some of the tools we use could scratch the paint but... I would almost be willing to put money on it that it would hold up against Discounts worst.

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post #4488 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 11:17 AM
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makes me wish my jeep wasnt black! I like the 2 tone a lot!

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post #4489 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 11:24 AM
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I experimented with my spare wheel... I sanded it down a bit just to get he finish off and i spray can truck bedlinered it. It took to take a screw driver and push super hard to scratch it. I was shocked! I did few coats of that and a coat of flat finish. I have yet to see it up against a impact driver when I put it on or take it off my jeep (cuz it just sits in the cargo area waiting on me to build a tire carrier). But I think it would hold up pretty well.

I work at discount tire and i see how some of the tools we use could scratch the paint but... I would almost be willing to put money on it that it would hold up against Discounts worst.
Did you have any problems rebalancing the rim after doing that?

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makes me wish my jeep wasnt black! I like the 2 tone a lot!
Mine is a limited, so it was all white but I thought it needed to be broken up a bit. The bottom is all bedliner.

They have colors, bedline yourself a 2 tone black/red or black/grey or something?
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post #4491 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 11:59 AM
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Did you have any problems rebalancing the rim after doing that?
to be honest I dont know... I never thought of that. I have personally balanced painted wheels and never had problem with them. And there are TONS of A/T tires that very rarely balance 100% anyways. If I I will check it out at work today if i can. Ill let you know.

WHICH REMINDS ME, I painted mine with the weight on it. ...take those off before you paint it. When the new weight gets put on, it shaves the metal like crazy sometimes. so paint will for sure come off. After getting it balanced a few times you would need to get paint touched up

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Just got a delivery from UPS...this thing looks like it could take a bullet, holy cow!!

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changed out the camshaft position sensor. pretty simple job, if you need instruction on this, let me know. my method took all of about 10 min.

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post #4495 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 05:21 PM
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Hit 111111 miles last night. All those 1s just looked so nice sitting in my odometer. (I just love how my WJ's gauges look at night. So clean.)

Also put some MMO in the fuel tank. Gonna see how that works out.
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post #4496 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 05:43 PM
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After two weeks of tweaking, finally got my death wobble sorted out. Now I don't have to get rid of her. Whew!

Thank goodness no more mandatory mechanic work in the 112 degree heat.
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post #4497 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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Now should I paint the wheels a satin black? or give me some options.
I like the flat black if done with the right paint. If you do a crappy job, you get crappy results. I did my JK wheels in a high temp low gloss engine enamel. very durable, and easy to retouch.



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post #4498 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 06:24 PM
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post #4499 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 06:50 PM
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After two weeks of tweaking, finally got my death wobble sorted out. Now I don't have to get rid of her. Whew!

Thank goodness no more mandatory mechanic work in the 112 degree heat.
so what was the cure?
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post #4500 of 41706 Old 08-03-2011, 07:16 PM
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Well, I had to go back and re-tighten everything. I was on a trip from Phoenix to LA when I forst got it. Hit a rough spot in the freeway doing about 80, and about rolled the Jeep when the death wobble hit, as it caught me by surprise.

The initial culprit was bad tie rod ends on the steering arm, but in the process of shaking everything loose it wallowed out the track bar bolts more, which broke loose the weld I had on the washer that was welded in to try to shore that up. Kevin has a new kit http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/cart/in...oducts_id=1079 to beef up the sleeves/bolts in the trackbar, and that eliminated most of the play. 15 minute fix and a much better solution. So, after pulling off my 4" lift and going back to a Budget boost, changing all of my tie rod ends, front shocks, back to stock control arms, and new sway bar links, I think I am good.
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