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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:22 AM   #92461
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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
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #92462
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You won't change the alignment at all if you're just replacing the u-joints.
Are you sure? When I replaced my hubs it knocked it out of alignment. Maybe because I didn't use any air tools, just good ole fashioned elbow grease.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #92463
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A blowtorch also works to break the plastic injection free.
wish i had one at the time
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #92464
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Are you sure? When I replaced my hubs it knocked it out of alignment. Maybe because I didn't use any air tools, just good ole fashioned elbow grease.
You can do the alignment yourself

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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:33 AM   #92465
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Are you sure? When I replaced my hubs it knocked it out of alignment. Maybe because I didn't use any air tools, just good ole fashioned elbow grease.
Yes. I just replaced mine Saturday and have put about 250 miles on it since. No steering issues.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #92466
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Threw the plow on the '06 . Ready to go.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:48 AM   #92467
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Are you sure? When I replaced my hubs it knocked it out of alignment. Maybe because I didn't use any air tools, just good ole fashioned elbow grease.
Yup I've done a few and never had an alignment issue afterwards. Here's the way I've removed them.

http://stu-offroad.com/axle/unitbear...tbearing-1.htm

And as wwch99tj mentioned it's not difficult to an alignment on these yourself.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:53 AM   #92468
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Check ebay
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/iggee-seat-covers-jeep

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Thanks, looks like mostly full sets on the e-bay site, same thing I found on amazon. Haven't run a rear seat in ages. The product seems so legit I'm sure I can just call in an order for some fronts only and save a cool hundey.

Thanks Hombre.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:08 AM   #92469
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This one lasted 5 years that I know of. Not a bad run.

I'm going to purchase a sears battery to replace it.
Mine's 5 years and counting. It's low right now since I don't drive it and run the engine maybe 5 minutes a week and it is -20*C.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:12 AM   #92470
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Thanks, looks like mostly full sets on the e-bay site, same thing I found on amazon. Haven't run a rear seat in ages. The product seems so legit I'm sure I can just call in an order for some fronts only and save a cool hundey.

Thanks Hombre.
I picked them up off of their website, like you I don't have a backseat. 195 for the pair.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #92471
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Mine's 5 years and counting. It's low right now since I don't drive it and run the engine maybe 5 minutes a week and it is -20*C.
Mine was okay until if got "cold" in Florida.

I'm over it. Diehard platinum here I come.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #92472
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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.
I've snapped a couple u-joint caps with the HF tool. I now just use it to remove old u-joints, and I use the socket-and-dead-blow-hammer method to install them. I feel I get more control this way.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:03 PM   #92473
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LEDs for my tube fender project came in. Like TNT's, but less than $30 off eBay for all of them.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #92474
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Finished my tire carrier and it's finally on the jeep after a week
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Now I just need to have it powder coated. Only problem is I need to find a way to take the handle off the latch for that and be able to put that back on so it still works
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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:36 PM   #92475
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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.....
Why would you need it aligned again?
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