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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:14 PM   #751
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:16 PM   #752
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #753
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This is the draglink TRE. Need to pick up another. Is this a parts department part from the dealer, or is there an aftermarket recommendation?
When I did my lift and confused my drag link for my track bar I did something similar to this but not quite so bad. I've been shopping around for steering systems, most of them even when replacing the whole drag link, look like they still require the factory TRE. I've noticed a light "clunk," in the steering, but only when I snap it from 10 to 2, vice versa, very quickly.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:20 PM   #754
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When I did my lift and confused my drag link for my track bar I did something similar to this but not quite so bad. I've been shopping around for steering systems, most of them even when replacing the whole drag link, look like they still require the factory TRE. I've noticed a light "clunk," in the steering, but only when I snap it from 10 to 2, vice versa, very quickly.
That's probably your intermediate shaft (the bar that goes from the steering column to the joint before the power steering box). That's a pretty common problem on these with no real remedy. Greasing inside the rubber sleeve towards the bottom of the shaft is supposed to help, but it always comes back

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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #755
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That's probably your intermediate shaft (the bar that goes from the steering column to the joint before the power steering box). That's a pretty common problem on these with no real remedy. Greasing inside the rubber sleeve towards the bottom of the shaft is supposed to help, but it always comes back
Ugh...I'm annoyed at myself here...I read a thread a few weeks back where a guy put some kind of retaining clip somewhere on the doo-hickey and fixed the problem....long term. He'd had it dealer repaired at least twice, and hasn't had an issue since he fixed it. At the time it wasn't an issue for me so it was like "receive the knowledge, forget where you found it" sure would be great about now
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:34 PM   #756
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Ugh...I'm annoyed at myself here...I read a thread a few weeks back where a guy put some kind of retaining clip somewhere on the doo-hickey and fixed the problem....long term. He'd had it dealer repaired at least twice, and hasn't had an issue since he fixed it. At the time it wasn't an issue for me so it was like "receive the knowledge, forget where you found it" sure would be great about now
Really? Let me know if you find that...I'd be interested to know!

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Unread 10-23-2011, 11:38 PM   #757
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Thanks brother

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Here is a suggestion from that other place
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.p...-drag-link-end
Probably worth a try
Let us know if you go this route
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Unread 10-24-2011, 12:27 AM   #758
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Hey molshove I must have missed the part where you got your Jeep back on the road. Anyhow congrats and happy wheeling. Now that you upgraded you Jeep and armor those pesky trees, tree stubs, rocks and what not will know you’re not one to miss with this time around.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 05:11 AM   #759
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Hey molshove I must have missed the part where you got your Jeep back on the road. Anyhow congrats and happy wheeling. Now that you upgraded you Jeep and armor those pesky trees, tree stubs, rocks and what not will know you’re not one to miss with this time around.
I'm going back with an axe to one tree in particular...show that jerk who the boss is

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Unread 10-24-2011, 05:26 AM   #760
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Here is a suggestion from that other place
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.p...-drag-link-end
Probably worth a try
Let us know if you go this route
Exactly what I was looking for...thank you sir

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Unread 10-25-2011, 08:43 AM   #761
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So much for the extra $100 I spent on the "black series" of the MBRP...less than a week later:

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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:10 PM   #762
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I'll be honest - fully expected the black to burn away, just not so quickly. Very happy with it otherwise - sounds good, no more gigantic muffler begging to be bashed in at the rear It's a good buy, just don't go for the black edition.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #763
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Oh - I noted this today while aligning the front end...looks like the wheel was dropped or something before being powder coated - there's not a knick on the finish, but a nice bend to the lip Don't know how I overlooked this while mounting the tires
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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #764
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Oh - I noted this today while aligning the front end...looks like the wheel was dropped or something before being powder coated - there's not a knick on the finish, but a nice bend to the lip Don't know how I overlooked this while mounting the tires
That's a damn shame. You haven't had them on long though...rotate it to your spare and buy a replacement rim?
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Unread 10-25-2011, 12:42 PM   #765
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That's a damn shame. You haven't had them on long though...rotate it to your spare and buy a replacement rim?
At $312 shipped, I'm not buying **** I may give them a buzz and see if they'll warranty replace it - no damage to the wheel's finish, so it's pretty apparent that I didn't do it.

I did manage to chip the finish on another one with the alignment sensor thing (no idea of their proper name) - So I made it past my first damage, won't hurt so bad now when I ruin them on the trail
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