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Unread 03-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #8176
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Ok, the dealer tells me that I need new upper and lower control arm bushings. What would my fellow WK owners do? Let the dealer do it for $2700, find a bushing set after market and have the local shop I trust do the install, or...?
Please help!
It was cheaper/easier for me to just replace the lower control arms with new ones preloaded with new bushings. Uppers that's up to you, but I would take it to an independent shop because that's wayy too much money. I only paid about $150 for the driver lower control arm and I've had no issues since replacing it about 12k miles ago. Just ordered aftermarket replacement uppers from Rocky Road that should arrive tomorrow.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #8177
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Washed and now trying to find the source of my driver side wheel clicking when coasting and breaking, I have a feeling it's the wheel baring... Any ideas?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #8178
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It was cheaper/easier for me to just replace the lower control arms with new ones preloaded with new bushings. Uppers that's up to you, but I would take it to an independent shop because that's wayy too much money. I only paid about $150 for the driver lower control arm and I've had no issues since replacing it about 12k miles ago. Just ordered aftermarket replacement uppers from Rocky Road that should arrive tomorrow.
**Update**
I just came from my local Tire Pros and they took me out to the rack and SHOWED me that my driver's front strut was covered in fluid. HMMM, Chrysler didn't see that, but knew the control arm bushings were bad? My a$$! So, for $1300, I am getting all new struts, mounts, rear shocks and alignment. Must be why I have used this facility for 7 years. My GC may never darken Tempe Chrysler Jeep's door again!
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #8179
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**Update**
I just came from my local Tire Pros and they took me out to the rack and SHOWED me that my driver's front strut was covered in fluid. HMMM, Chrysler didn't see that, but knew the control arm bushings were bad? My a$$! So, for $1300, I am getting all new struts, mounts, rear shocks and alignment. Must be why I have used this facility for 7 years. My GC may never darken Tempe Chrysler Jeep's door again!
You could have bought an OME lift and much more for that price
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #8180
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You could have bought an OME lift and much more for that price
I don't want a lift. This GC is so clean and straight, it would be a shame to damage it out on a trail. IF that were my intention, I'd buy an XJ and not care.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #8181
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You don't have a warranty still? Didn't you just buy it? $1300 into a car you just got. Damn.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #8182
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I don't want a lift. This GC is so clean and straight, it would be a shame to damage it out on a trail. IF that were my intention, I'd buy an XJ and not care.
To each his own, sir
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #8183
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Here's my miniscule contribution to this thread

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...D4lDHWQqUMFhWA

Not trying to offend anyone by posting that here. Its fully stock and I felt sorta proud of parking it there I figured, if there was a jeep liberty parked there before me, I should be able to park it there too!
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #8184
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I did not see nor did I get a link, to your thread. Turns out, I'd rather not "paracord" the wheel but rather just look for a shop that can restore the leather. Thanks anyway.
No prob, I'd rather save the money personally, plus I like the way it looks, but to each his own.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #8185
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You don't have a warranty still? Didn't you just buy it? $1300 into a car you just got. Damn.
No warranty on a Jeep that old, not that one was offered. Turns out, they suspect the struts and shocks are original. One look at the under carriage and you can tell this one never saw any trails that did not lead to Nordstrom's. I am fine with bringing it back to specs. I also did not mean to offend others on this forum, but this GC will remain as close to stock as possible. My old XJ had planned to be lifted until my son finished her off. I don't mean to sound snooty, I just love the original condition George is in.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #8186
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No prob, I'd rather save the money personally, plus I like the way it looks, but to each his own.
Exactly, everyone has their own opinion as to what they desire for their Jeeps. Some might think I am off my rocker by wanting to add the ipod adapter, but that's me and as long as I own it, it's my decisions that count. I find it odd that people get offended (as I sometimes do) to what others post. This forum is a great place to share and learn. That's why I am here.
Back to point, I will just buy a slip over cover that protects my hands from the scorching sun that AZ is famous for.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #8187
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I made a pretty in depth write up on it. You should just be able to search for it. I believe I put title as 550 cord steering wheel wrap
X2 I want to do it but no thread or needle I wouldn't know where to go for some of that lol but it is something I would love to do.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #8188
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I think he meant LilOmelet's, unless he was laughing at my brother!
Yes lil omelet * Damn auto correct.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #8189
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Added a sub to the back dont Like the base I'm getting giving me a headache. I also change the whipers on the front a few days ago.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 05:03 PM   #8190
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Put on new wipers and K&N panel filter, going to change the plugs on Sunday. It's my DD so nothing anywhere close to radical is going on it.
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