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post #93061 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 09:56 AM
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Upgraded to 10 Factory axle shafts. Relocated upper rear spring mounts with Rokmen kit. Replaced rear springs with Currie 4.5".

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post #93062 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 10:01 AM
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Installed my Trek Armor seat covers. Black/Coyote. These covers are well worth it.

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I saw on their website that they are made of "highest grade waterproof-backed polyester", but can't find anything more detailed. What do they feel like, how thick, etc.? Thanks.
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post #93063 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:10 AM
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Installed my Trek Armor seat covers. Black/Coyote. These covers are well worth it.

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Looks good. I too would like to kow a bit more about these covers.

Where do they stand in comparison to say the Iggee seat covers?

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^^This^^
Yes, dry steer and jacked up front end to do an inspection (rockin tires from 12/6 and 9/3 ) to check for movement. None noted.
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post #93065 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:16 AM
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Yes, dry steer and jacked up front end to do an inspection (rockin tires from 12/6 and 9/3 ) to check for movement. None noted.
This is unclear...did you do the dry steer test with the front tires on the ground?

It should be done with the front tires on the ground & the engine off

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post #93066 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:25 AM
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This is unclear...did you do the dry steer test with the front tires on the ground?

It should be done with the front tires on the ground & the engine off

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Yes I was unclear also, and also what components did you check?

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post #93067 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:38 AM
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My fault....
Jeep was jacked up under front diff and set on jack.
Jack was lowered to allow suspension to hang.
Tires were rocked up and down and in and out from he 12/6 and 3/9 positions. Nothing appeared to be loose.
We moved the steering but DID NOT do full lock to lock with wheels on the ground.

I was rockin the tires as I had a more experienced Jeeper and auto tech (completely trustworthy) checking components.
Even with no notice of movement he mentioned the Cherokee tierod upgrade as a possible option for both DW solution and overall benefit.
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post #93068 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:42 AM
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logged back on for the first time in a year, then got excited and took her for a spin in the snow.

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post #93069 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 11:56 AM
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My fault....
Jeep was jacked up under front diff and set on jack.
Jack was lowered to allow suspension to hang.
Tires were rocked up and down and in and out from he 12/6 and 3/9 positions. Nothing appeared to be loose.
We moved the steering but DID NOT do full lock to lock with wheels on the ground.

I was rockin the tires as I had a more experienced Jeeper and auto tech (completely trustworthy) checking components.
Even with no notice of movement he mentioned the Cherokee tierod upgrade as a possible option for both DW solution and overall benefit.
Some things you will only see movement with the dry test. For the dry steer test, the engine really needs to be OFF, & the weight of the jeep ON the front tires...ie tires on the ground

...I've never had death wobble partially b/c of this test. I've been able to find very small play in parts before they developed into dw.

Edit: The tierod he was likely referring to is the v8 ZJ tierod, which is a popular upgrade. The parts for that can be sourced at the jy, or the local auto parts place.

But still, you should do a dry steer test to check for play. Sometimes it's multiple things....it can domino, one loose part ends up wearing out another. It's good to catch it early.

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started the install of my JK turn signals but had to stop half way through the cut because the battery died on my drill being impatient really sucks.

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I saw on their website that they are made of "highest grade waterproof-backed polyester", but can't find anything more detailed. What do they feel like, how thick, etc.? Thanks.
The only thing I can think of to best describe the feel might be something close to the texture and thickness of a soft rifle case. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
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post #93074 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 01:54 PM
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Continuing to work on my wiring this afternoon, relays and switches.




Check out my build to see more of the switch install.

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post #93075 of 111129 Old 02-09-2014, 02:22 PM
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I worked on my Jeeps switch panels this afternoon. I mounted two OEM panels next to each other and got switches that match as close as possible to factory.
Here are the switches I picked up, rear wiper is factory, then I picked up cooling fan for my FAL radiator fan, horn because my steering wheels horn button does not work, spot lights and soon a light bar.

Ill try and add some more details later on.

You need another switch for that last empty spot. What's the plan because that looks nice and clean.

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