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Unread 07-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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My TJ ('99 Sport, 6 cyl. auto) has been sitting for the last month. I decided I would run it to work to keep it exercised. All is well except...the brakes are spongy and pulsate under my foot. I am mechanically challenged, so thought I would consult the experts before I take it to the shop and they try to tell me she requires a complete drive train replacement
Appreciate any advice.

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Unread 07-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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May have some air in the line and just need to bleed out. Just an idea.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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additional question

Thanks John for the reply.
I see you have a 2 inch lift and 31s. That is going to be my fall project.
Any suggestions or feedback?
Any driving issues from the lift?
Any rubbing from the tires?
Would you still go with that set up if you did it again?
Thanks,
Tod
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Unread 07-28-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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Thanks John for the reply.
I see you have a 2 inch lift and 31s. That is going to be my fall project.
Any suggestions or feedback?
Any driving issues from the lift?
Any rubbing from the tires?
Would you still go with that set up if you did it again?
Thanks,
Tod
It’s a ProComp lift. The shocks are a little stiff. But it drives just as good as stock if not better. It’s been on there for 7 years and 80k miles with not one problem. No rubbing with the tires but you need to be sure your rims have the proper backspacing. Can’t remember how much it is. Yes, I would do it again but maybe use different shocks though. Overall, I like it very much.

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Unread 07-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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If it's pulsating, I'd check those rotors to see if there warped!
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Unread 07-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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You could also check out the rear drums too! They could be out of round!?
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Unread 07-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #7
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As it had been sitting a month it could be a rust build up on the rotors and drums, if so a couple of days driving could smooth them back out.
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