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Unread 01-29-2011, 06:46 PM   #1411
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Nice dead blow what weight is that 16oz?

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Unread 01-29-2011, 07:21 PM   #1412
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I replaced my tie rod end on the pitman arm (very easy 45 minute job) with a Moog replacement that is extremely awesome and beefy with grease fittings too.

Then I decided to tackle the installation of my factory tow hitch...what a terrible idea. It took us literally 4-5 hours to install it. I have an after market bumper (that actually had the cut out) however I could not for the life of me figure out how to remove the stupid thing. So we left the bumper on and yanked and pulled at it to fit the thing up there. Ended up having to take it down 3 or 4 times; turns out I have a gas tank skid guard on the side of the skid (drivers side) that needed to come down and have a piece grinded off that would not all the tow hitch to install. The other reasons I can't recall...to tired.

No pictures because I'm never to sure how long it will take and not willing to spend more time.

Oh yeah...I also removed my BF Goodrich KM2's because I was freaking tired of getting stuck everywhere (even in 4wd). So I'm back on my BF Goodrich A/T's that are BEASTS in the snow whether it's packed, loose, deep or shallow. The KM2's will go back on in the spring when the ground softens up and there is actually MUD to hit instead of frozen mud.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 07:28 PM   #1413
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To add I now see why everyone buys STEEL bumpers! What the "F" is the deal with all the plastic! Plastic and rusted parts/bolts are two very, very large reasons why I hate my Jeep and I hate Dodge/Chrysler/Daimler. I can almost guarantee I'll be buying a decent AMC next time. However, the ZJ coil lift on the TJ's is very appealing for a cheap 3" coil lift.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #1414
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I did a little preventative maintenance, even though these brake pads still had 5 foot or so of life left in them, I replaced them. Warning tabs were worthless as they were 1/2 inch away from touching anything.


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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:04 PM   #1415
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Ha-ha! The last time I changed my brake pads and rotors they fell apart when I took them out of the caliper...I'd say I was a little overdue.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:09 PM   #1416
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Ha-ha! The last time I changed my brake pads and rotors they fell apart when I took them out of the caliper...I'd say I was a little overdue.
I could give a crap about the pads, I'm just glad that my drilled rotors didn't get too messed up.
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Unread 01-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #1417
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Nice dead blow what weight is that 16oz?
I think that's right...its just a cheapie from HF.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 04:42 AM   #1418
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New tires and wheels and IRO lift came in,now finding time to put on !!!!
Thats awesome. DId you order the coil retainers too? If your put in the upper retainers now, you wont have to pull your coils out to do it later.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 09:41 AM   #1419
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Thats awesome. DId you order the coil retainers too? If your put in the upper retainers now, you wont have to pull your coils out to do it later.
According to my parts list it comes with the upper retainers in the lift,i got the critical path LA front lift and it looks like it's a very complete kit
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Unread 01-30-2011, 01:15 PM   #1420
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According to my parts list it comes with the upper retainers in the lift,i got the critical path LA front lift and it looks like it's a very complete kit
sweet. its gonna looke sick.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #1421
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Played in the snow camping this weekend:
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #1422
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/\ looks like you need new tires? they weren't flinging much?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #1423
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Wow Arlo thanks for proving my point that the KM2's are garbage in the snow! They're great for mud and rocks but not for snow. A set of A/T's would have plowed through that.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:18 PM   #1424
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Tires probably have 90% tread...are in great shape. Was going uphill (hard to see in video) and far side was going through ~2' deep snow, close side was only going through ~6" deep. Also was breaking through 4-6" thick of solid crust. Do well in deep snow, not in packed snow though.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 07:59 PM   #1425
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Tried to take advantage of the nice weather to grease my swaybar bushings. However, a lifetime in the salty northeast and SW VA mountains means everything is rusted solid. So, I did the next best thing - I busted out the Kroil.

Hopefully on the next nice day I can actually loosen the bushing mount bolts.

(For the record, no, I do not have an impact wrench, nor can I afford one now)

Also cleaned the wiper blades with some rubbing alcohol to get the salt gunk off. Worked pretty well.
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