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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:12 PM   #92671
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Installed a 2000 XJ intake manifold on my 98 tj. Wasnt too hard. Only had to extend amd solder one sensor and the vacuum line i rerouted. Other than that, bolted right up and runs great. The newer design was said to give 15 hp but i cant really tell although the exhaust has a bit deeper tone. Had to replace anyway so figured why not get the newer design...

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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:15 PM   #92672
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Spray some WD40 on the rear rubber bump stops and use some Channel lock pliers to pull the rubber jounce out. It helps if you use a floor jack under the frame to get some gaps opened up on your rear springs. Once I used this method it almost seemed to easy after my first struggles. Good luck.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:20 PM   #92673
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Spray some WD40 on the rear rubber bump stops and use some Channel lock pliers to pull the rubber jounce out. It helps if you use a floor jack under the frame to get some gaps opened up on your rear springs. Once I used this method it almost seemed to easy after my first struggles. Good luck.
Ah, I wasnt sure if a lubricant would work on the rubber. Ill give that a try next weekend; thanks!
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:24 PM   #92674
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I would spray some PB Blaster on the top of the bolt for the bump stops as well. Mine were pretty seized up so hit it up a couple of times prior to starting to reduce your effort in getting the bolt out once you remove the jounce.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:26 PM   #92675
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New radio.
What do the red numbers mean in the pass airbag spot?
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #92676
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Trans temp probably
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Unread 01-26-2014, 10:08 PM   #92677
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Ah, I wasnt sure if a lubricant would work on the rubber. Ill give that a try next weekend; thanks!
I always lube my rubbers.

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Unread 01-26-2014, 10:13 PM   #92678
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I always lube my rubbers.
Just don't use a petroleum base lubricant
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Unread 01-26-2014, 10:18 PM   #92679
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New radio.
that looks really clean, where did you get the mounting plate/the piece around the radio lol
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Unread 01-26-2014, 10:33 PM   #92680
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Bought ujoints but forgot to get a 36mm socket while I was in town. So they the sit brakes off until Tuesday when I go into town again
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Unread 01-27-2014, 12:36 AM   #92681
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Bought ujoints but forgot to get a 36mm socket while I was in town. So they the sit brakes off until Tuesday when I go into town again
Change them with the hub on. Thats how we did mine. Worked just fine.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 05:39 AM   #92682
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My new ZJ tie rod is arriving Tuesday, so I didn't bother with the alignment only to do it again a couple days later. I will just have to avoid the highway for a couple days.

Given that the original steering components have 68,000 miles on them, I would not be surprised if something is worn out and the lift, small as it is, is highlighting that. I'll know more later this week. I'll check the trackbar while I'm at it.
Hope the new tie rod end and alignment solve your problem...

Just FYI my steering components have over 250k driven and whatever the PO towed it behind his motorhome...
I only replaced one tierod end on mine due to a split boot a few months ago...

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Unread 01-27-2014, 06:22 AM   #92683
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Finished my homemade window roll (looks great!)
Waiting for my security deck enclosure... (its taking forever!!)
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Unread 01-27-2014, 06:55 AM   #92684
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Well, the other day/evening. pull in to fill up, turn off jeep......pay for gas.....get back in jeep.....no start. Thankfully Kmart (within walking distance) carries diehard......unfortunately no platinum.......had to get gold just to get jeep home. Maybe next time platinum.

Battery had been in there at least 4 years (when I bought it). Knew it was going.....just procrastinated long enough to do it in 15-20 degree temps at a gas station instead of my garage. Guess Ill get it an inspection sticker today since it expired in December.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 07:00 AM   #92685
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How long did it take you? You do the 80$ HD one?
I had to triple check research, make a couple runs to parts and hardware store, and fab/modify some tools, so it turned into a full day. Aside from that I would probably budget 4 hours minimum. A pro on the clock could do in 2 or less.

The rebuild kit I used is Dana, Part # D/S708203... at 4WP, $74.99.
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