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Unread 11-23-2013, 01:44 PM   #90826
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Did you change your shocks too? Just curious if the change in ride comfort was from the arms alone. Everyone swears it's only the shocks and springs that affect ride quality.
I opted to keep my 9000xl's on since they are pretty new and I can adjust the back ones to make up for not having a rear sway bar (previous owners doing) and I figured they would be better than what came in the package. The kit was a 5.5 lift and whatever brand lift was in it before the springs were the same height but somewhat less heavy. My ride height increased by at least 2 inches for now, we'll see how much it settles. I know my current stock axle setup (30, 44) is still giving me a little play due to age and wear but the drivabilty of it went from a 3 to a good 8. Highway driving was to the point of being white knuckle and here in the great state of Oklahoma the 45 mph crosswinds were pure hell. Now it doesn't lean on any corners and the bumps are a lot less sharp. Hopefully within a month my new 44's will be under it and I will get it aligned and really get an idea of how much improvement there was. I should have done this years ago.

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Unread 11-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #90827
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Finally got around to setting the toe and adjusting the link to straighten the steering wheel. Then I looked closely and noticed that my currie tb was pretty close to the d30 pumpkin...and I measured the axle and had to shift the axle over about 1/2 inch. Better clearence but that made me look long and hard at the curries 3" progressive springs just to give me a little more lift.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 02:32 PM   #90828
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About to set my TJ on fire and roll it off a cliff. I'm on my second day of messing with my new starter. I bought the shim that they suggested at Advance Auto... which turned out to be the wrong shim. Then I tried to pick up new starter bolts, which they didn't have in the correct size. I then went to O'Rielly's to see if they had the correct hardware, which they didn't. The guy suggested I add a few washers to the bolt to make up for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nope! It's still grinding when I start. I can return the starter and be SOL for however long it takes to get a replacement shipped to me, or I can just live with the grinding until I come up with another idea. Buying another one flat out at a local store isn't an option at the moment. I'm tapped out
Isn't there a 3rd option? If either advance auto or oreillys can't help you isn't there another auto parts place you can go to?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #90829
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3" bds to take place of front bb.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #90830
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Been a busy 2 days, replaced timing chain and gears, water pump,inlet tube, thermostat and fan clutch. No more clattering from the front of my engine and I have heat now!
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #90831
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Installed a 2" Zone lift on my son's '99 Sahara. I really like the ride. He is very happy with it.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #90832
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Took it on a short wheeling tour of Durhamtown Tellico the tour was led by none other than Chuck from Tellico Cabins. Made some awesome new friends there too.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #90833
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Got my new metalcloak rear trackbar in. Took a little longer than expected, replaced the stock hardware with some grade 8 bolts that were a tighter fit. Doesn't quite clear the exhaust, but in their defense I have an aftermarket cat back and it's kind of twisted up.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #90834
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About to set my TJ on fire and roll it off a cliff. I'm on my second day of messing with my new starter. I bought the shim that they suggested at Advance Auto... which turned out to be the wrong shim. Then I tried to pick up new starter bolts, which they didn't have in the correct size. I then went to O'Rielly's to see if they had the correct hardware, which they didn't. The guy suggested I add a few washers to the bolt to make up for it, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nope! It's still grinding when I start. I can return the starter and be SOL for however long it takes to get a replacement shipped to me, or I can just live with the grinding until I come up with another idea. Buying another one flat out at a local store isn't an option at the moment. I'm tapped out
It possible you warped you fly wheel and that's why it's hanging up. Might be worth at least looking at it.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #90835
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Not today, but over the last few days I did my SYE and CV shaft.

I pulled the TC right out; and it wasnt very bad (I did drop the thing on me though when I pulled it from the transmission... ouch) and I learned how it all works... kinda amazing how it works... its really simple.

I also raised my skid up (no need for a drop now!) and set my pinion. At the same time, I replaced my chain (the old chain had the same slack as the new one, but I figured I already had it so why not?) and painted the underside of my frame where the skid sits (it was rusting a bit).


Now, all I have to do to 'finish' my suspension is a new rear track bar and mount, front UCA axle bushings, and motor mounts (I know the mounts are pretty worn). At the same time as those, Ill do my front pinion seal too (kinda iffy on doing that myself...).
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #90836
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Well this is what I woke up to this morning.. looks like im jeepless for a while..
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Unread 11-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #90837
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Well this is what I woke up to this morning.. looks like im jeepless for a while..
Bummer! Hate that for you. What caused it?
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Unread 11-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #90838
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Well this is what I woke up to this morning.. looks like im jeepless for a while..
That sucks!
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #90839
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Welded in the passenger side JJ on my HP30 sitting in my garage.
It is a balmy -22*C outside right now. Brr.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #90840
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Bummer! Hate that for you. What caused it?
Have no idea. It got very cold overnight so something must have not liked it.
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