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Unread 10-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #89581
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Suggestion, to get my track bar out of the frame end I removed the nut, then I whacked the frame mount with a mallet, then just wiggled the steering wheel with the jeep on...the tb felt right out

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Yeah that's a good method for removing the stock trackbar because of the tarerped holem you really can't fit a puller in there. You can also just pull down on the trackbar and it will pop out

I had to use the pitman puller on the tie rod/drag link to get those out of the way so I had room to drill out the holes

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Unread 10-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #89582
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Yeah that's a good method for removing the stock trackbar because of the tarerped holem you really can't fit a puller in there. You can also just pull down on the trackbar and it will pop out

I had to use the pitman puller on the tie rod/drag link to get those out of the way so I had room to drill out the holes
I just used a small pickle fork. Worked great
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Unread 10-14-2013, 12:39 AM   #89583
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Suggestion, to get my track bar out of the frame end I removed the nut, then I whacked the frame mount with a mallet, then just wiggled the steering wheel with the jeep on...the tb felt right out

Sent by a messenger bird
i used a 3lb sledge, took one hit to the bracket and it fell right out
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Unread 10-14-2013, 12:53 AM   #89584
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We tent camp. When we pack up. the back is full. So it would just be a small box 4'x4' or so. I was thinking on 31's. there are a few builds on here I've looked at. I would really like one of those canned ham travel trailer. That motorcycle trip should like a blast.
I hear ya about filling up the back. Just the basic camp stuff will fill a jeep. then if you want to bring kayaks, bikes or other toys with associated gear, or if you want a big cooler and camp chairs etc etc it gets tough to do it. It amazes me that I can camp comfortably for two weeks with just what I fit on my motorcycle, but family camping now takes an SUV and Trailer to bring it all along. I guess it is just human nature to fill up what ever space we have.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #89585
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Bought her some Hella E code's!

E codes are legal here...
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #89586
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Bought her some Hella E code's! E codes are legal here...
Headlight upgrade is awesome! I had no idea how weak the sealed beams were till I changed mine.

Got a decent set of take offs balanced and on the jeep. Will be my trail tires but wanted to test drive them first.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #89587
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finally got a tire carrier. still a few little things to figure out, but I'm stoked to go around with a spare again
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Unread 10-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #89588
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Today I finally fixed my starting issue. Anyone want to guess...? Yep the starter. Even though it was testing fine. Just a heads up: the dealership told me that the battery cables were discontinued and didn't have any in stock. the only option for my 2000 TJ was to build my own. It wasn't too bad. The only kind of weird spot is there is a positive lead that goes to the fuse box that has a unique connection. It is L shaped and connects to two posts. I was unable to salvage this part to reuse. So I had to improvise.
I'm surprised any aftermarket stuff wasn't available. Nothing from quadratec or 4wd.com?
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Unread 10-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #89589
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i used a 3lb sledge, took one hit to the bracket and it fell right out
This.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #89590
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Put the hardtop on.


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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #89591
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Drove with the doors off all day for the first time in awhile. :-)
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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #89592
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Headlight upgrade is awesome! I had no idea how weak the sealed beams were till I changed mine.
How do you like your H&R springs?

Ive been looking into them and have heard good things so far
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Unread 10-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #89593
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Took my county issued jeep Cherokee off road on the government looking for two lost bear hunters!!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #89594
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Took my county issued jeep Cherokee off road on the government looking for two lost bear hunters!!
This sounds fun. Did you find them?
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Unread 10-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #89595
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Changed out my entire clutch over the weekend, including the flywheel and the hydraulic parts. Clutches and shifts much better now. Boy, that was quite a project, though, Actually, the part that gave me the most grief was the ridiculous transfer case shifter assembly. The next time I have a reason to get under there I am going to replace it with a Novak cable shifter.
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