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post #92461 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:22 AM
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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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post #92462 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:27 AM
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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.

Like my GrandPappy said, only way to learn is to do it yourself. Even if you break some things along the way.
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A blowtorch also works to break the plastic injection free.
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post #92464 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:28 AM
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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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post #92465 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:33 AM
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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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post #92466 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:39 AM
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Threw the plow on the '06 . Ready to go.

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post #92467 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:48 AM
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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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post #92468 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 09:53 AM
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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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post #92469 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 10:08 AM
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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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post #92470 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 10:12 AM
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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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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.

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post #92472 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 01:47 PM
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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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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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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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post #92475 of 110839 Old 01-21-2014, 04:36 PM
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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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