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Unread 01-20-2014, 09:36 PM   #92446
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Installed BDS 3" coils, Bilstein 5100's, and Crown Perf brake lines in the front. Didn't have time to touch the rear. Sits with a pretty obvious rake now but that just convinces me that the 2" rear coils will be perfect. Felt good on the road but I noticed the biggest difference on the gravel driveway. Front end floated over the gravel like it was paved.



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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:23 PM   #92447
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All my batteries have been optimas. They last a while
Not any more... IMO
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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #92448
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Holy crap. Brain failure. I meant to say "All ive run are die hards. They last a while"
My bad yall
Ive never had an optima.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:26 AM   #92449
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Well we got a warm enough day to work outside so I got the oil changed and new plugs in
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:01 AM   #92450
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I started building a over the mirror switch console that will house switches for my lights, cooling fan, andcobra 75 wxst cb, also made provisions in it for in cab winch controls, on board air and arbs. Will post pics when done
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:37 AM   #92451
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Haha, all the FL cars aren't used to "cold" weather...my mom's car needs a battery now too. I've read good things about the Sears diehard platinum batteries. I'm running an Optima....supposedly they aren't as good of quality anymore, but it's the best I could get at the time & it's held up well for 4ish years so far Sent by a messenger bird
This one lasted 5 years that I know of. Not a bad run.

I'm going to purchase a sears battery to replace it.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:40 AM   #92452
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Started it...sat in it for a while ...

I have the Jeep hibernating in the barn over the salty-roads winter but I snuck out to the barn, hopped in, fired it up and sat in it for a while.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:52 AM   #92453
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Ordered new spicer 5-760x u joints for the old girl. Pb blasted all the joints in prepping for the new lift kit and tires tomorrow. I'm gonna do the hammer method to swap out the u joints on the axle shafts instead of taking it to a shop, anyone have any luck with this?
Go buy the harbor friend u joint/ball joint tool. I've used it for 5+ u joints. It's cheap and it definitely makes the job easier.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 07:59 AM   #92454
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Go buy the harbor friend u joint/ball joint tool. I've used it for 5+ u joints. It's cheap and it definitely makes the job easier.
The hammer method works fine. That's all I've used. But i plan on getting a press it will be a lot easier.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:14 AM   #92455
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The hammer method works fine. That's all I've used. But i plan on getting a press it will be a lot easier.
The upsetting thing is I just had it aligned after the lift yesterday, and I'll have to have it aligned again after replacing the U joints. Nice waste of money.....
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:40 AM   #92456
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Changed oil, did front pinion seal and fresh gear oil in it. Also finally got around to putting my iggee seat covers on...


Those look real nice. I'm gonna have to get a set for my 12 yr old seats.

Where/how did you purchase them?

That state of the art web site they are running?


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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:41 AM   #92457
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The hammer method works fine. That's all I've used. But i plan on getting a press it will be a lot easier.
The only problem I ran into using only a hammer was that the original U-Joints were retained by a plastic injection from the factory. Required a ball joint tool and an impact to snap them loose. Look at the ear of the drive shaft, notice the little white spot? That is what I am talking about.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:01 AM   #92458
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The only problem I ran into using only a hammer was that the original U-Joints were retained by a plastic injection from the factory. Required a ball joint tool and an impact to snap them loose. Look at the ear of the drive shaft, notice the little white spot? That is what I am talking about.
A blowtorch also works to break the plastic injection free.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:03 AM   #92459
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The upsetting thing is I just had it aligned after the lift yesterday, and I'll have to have it aligned again after replacing the U joints. Nice waste of money.....
You won't change the alignment at all if you're just replacing the u-joints.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:15 AM   #92460
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Those look real nice. I'm gonna have to get a set for my 12 yr old seats.

Where/how did you purchase them?

That state of the art web site they are running?

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Check ebay
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