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post #90091 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 04:12 PM
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finally bought my new ball joints, plenty more parts to order soon. but I'm having a seriously hard time deciding on control arms and track bar, I'm only doing front upper and lower adjustable (short arm) and front track bar for now. can't decide whether I should spend the money on the high end stuff (Savvy, Metalcloak, etc), or save $200-$300 and get Rubicon Express... any input?
What ball joints did you go with? If not Spicer then I'd return them(unless they are synergy, or alloys version). Moog or any other parts house special won't be worth your time imo. Ecgs has really good prices on the Spicer ones. I don't get how people don't spend the extra $5 for the spicers. Mine made it 168k, so when it's time I'll go for the option for another 168k miles.

On the arms, I really like the mc, and they are priced pretty good too. The savvy, rokmen, etc are really nice too. Coming from owning re superflex arms, and since that is a brand you are considering, I'd go with rk instead. They are a good bit cheaper per pair, and I prefer their cartridge joint better then the re. The mc ones would be my personal choice, but sometimes you do have to wait a few weeks after ordering before they ship out. I don't mind waiting, hell if you've waited this long, what's a few more weeks


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post #90092 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 04:16 PM
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So, 4 BFF at ko's used, 5 oem wheels, $450.

33x10.50

What do you think?

I need a set to get me through next summer and that doesn't sound too bad to me, but I don't buy many used tires.



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If all 4 have that much tread, they hold air for more then a month, and the wheels ain't bent, I'd say that's pretty good. Im jealous of some of yall, I've seen people get some damn good tires/wheels for cheap, and some barely used parts. Im not so lucky, I don't seem to come across those deals

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post #90093 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 04:16 PM
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So, 4 BFF at ko's used, 5 oem wheels, $450.

33x10.50

What do you think?

I need a set to get me through next summer and that doesn't sound too bad to me, but I don't buy many used tires.

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Doesn't sound too bad. $100 per tire and $10 per wheel. I'd offer $350 and see what he does.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #90094 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 04:49 PM
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Doesn't sound too bad. $100 per tire and $10 per wheel. I'd offer $350 and see what he does.
Great minds...

Best part is, I've already sold the wheels lol.

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post #90095 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 05:06 PM
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What ball joints did you go with? If not Spicer then I'd return them(unless they are synergy, or alloys version). Moog or any other parts house special won't be worth your time imo. Ecgs has really good prices on the Spicer ones. I don't get how people don't spend the extra $5 for the spicers. Mine made it 168k, so when it's time I'll go for the option for another 168k miles.

On the arms, I really like the mc, and they are priced pretty good too. The savvy, rokmen, etc are really nice too. Coming from owning re superflex arms, and since that is a brand you are considering, I'd go with rk instead. They are a good bit cheaper per pair, and I prefer their cartridge joint better then the re. The mc ones would be my personal choice, but sometimes you do have to wait a few weeks after ordering before they ship out. I don't mind waiting, hell if you've waited this long, what's a few more weeks
I agree I've got 248k on my original ball joints, I'll replace with Spicer myself...

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post #90096 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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Alright so I rent a spring compressor and drop the spring finally get the bushing out and what do you know, wrong freakin bushing. So I said screw it. Put the old bushing back in, wasnt in that bad of shape to tell the truth. Must not be my problem. Took everything back for a refund then went and bought this for the hunting trip this weekend. was on sale at HF for $100 and the girl at the front gave me another 10% off. Also got my T-case fluid changed and continued working on my intake. Waiting on the reducing elbow to get here for I can mock it up to make my last cut on the main tube. Then gonna RTV everything together. Man do I feel better now. haha
I was looking at one of those yesterday. It would be very helpful in allowing me to carry four people and our camping gear.... More passengers equals more gas money
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post #90097 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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Great minds... Best part is, I've already sold the wheels lol. Sent from my TJ
Im sure you know but youre taking a risk of ruining the tire's bead by pulling tires off of their rims depending on the age
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post #90098 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 06:08 PM
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Im sure you know but youre taking a risk of ruining the tire's bead by pulling tires off of their rims depending on the age
Possibly, I'll know what the age is tomorrow when I go look at them. The guy didn't know how to find the code.

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post #90099 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 06:49 PM
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I was looking at one of those yesterday. It would be very helpful in allowing me to carry four people and our camping gear.... More passengers equals more gas money
I am very happy with it. A little loose in the hitch but I pu electrical tape around it so it doesnt rattle. It is also very light I was able to pick it up with one hand. Put it all together then hopped up on it and it actually feels pretty sturdy.
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post #90100 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 06:54 PM
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Had the timing belt, along with water pump, pulleys, tensioners, rollers, etc. Replaced at the shop. Camshaft seals were allegedly leaking too... 66k on a 2005 2.4L.
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Got the trailer tub mounted on the frame and everything complete except for wiring up the tail lights .

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post #90102 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Don't use the wire from HF, use the stuff from home depot, alot cleaner and less spitting.
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post #90103 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 09:22 PM
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post #90104 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 09:25 PM
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Yeah, smacked this outa place too
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post #90105 of 110437 Old 10-30-2013, 10:22 PM
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Had my jeep in for service and had the Edge disconnected as part of a test run.

Joining the ranks of natural is better… Forget the boob dyno, going to take the CAI/Edge Trailjammer TB/chip off my jeep as soon as I can find a stock TB and and air box… nothing better than the real thing.
I *might* be doing my cowl intake this week. If I get it done this week, my stock airbox will be available.

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