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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #17731
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I have an 09 the first time ever was hard abs the first time for the year is hard. Last Sunday I took all 4 off in less than 4 minutes.
I can widdle it down to <10 min I'm betting. I'm going to time it next time.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #17732
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Got it!
I have a 2 door, but I'd also suggest strapping those bows together (the ones that lie inside the rails when it's down). The top has a tendency to act like a spinnaker sail/wind sock:-) I use a strip of 3" Velcro per side, and stow them around the roll bar when the top's up.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:21 AM   #17733
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Tried to swap out a bad wheel stud, but could not get the drum off am had to scrap it when I ripped an unknown blister off my finger. Under the glove thank god...
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[B]It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool.... than to open it and remove all doubt[/B].
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #17734
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Tried to swap out a bad wheel stud, but could not get the drum off am had to scrap it when I ripped an unknown blister off my finger. Under the glove thank god...
Had the same problem STS cranked them on way too tight then broke one and tried to blame someone else. Guy asked " who the he$& put these on?" Ummmm you....
Never bringing the jeep there. Do it all myself now with a torque wrench. Grab yourself a rubber mallet tap the drum a bit it'll pop off.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #17735
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #17736
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10000 LB winch 243 to the door.

I just purchased a winch form JC Whitney. Its 4WD Pros brand. I dont know anything about them, do you? It was the same price as the Smitty Built 8000. Whitney has a 20% coupon TNXDAD extended for today. 304 - 20% plus free shipping 243 to my door. Cant beat that deal.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #17737
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I just purchased a winch form JC Whitney. Its 4WD Pros brand. I dont know anything about them, do you? It was the same price as the Smitty Built 8000. Whitney has a 20% coupon TXNDAD extended for today. 304 - 20% plus free shipping 243 to my door. Cant beat that deal.
Unless the winch sucks
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #17738
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Took it in for a front end alignment this morning after installing Reid Racing steering knuckles, Synergy ball joints and Synergy drag link. As expected the toe was way off. The tires were pointing outward.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:55 AM   #17739
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Had the same problem STS cranked them on way too tight then broke one and tried to blame someone else. Guy asked " who the he$& put these on?" Ummmm you....
Never bringing the jeep there. Do it all myself now with a torque wrench. Grab yourself a rubber mallet tap the drum a bit it'll pop off.
I beat the living snot out of the drum and it wouldn't budge. As for the person who stripped it, it happened to be the guy who does all my work, would have had him fix it but he's a little far away.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #17740
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I beat the living snot out of the drum and it wouldn't budge. As for the person who stripped it, it happened to be the guy who does all my work, would have had him fix it but he's a little far away.
Pb blaster and keep beating on it... Heat as a last resort.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 01:04 PM   #17741
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I beat the living snot out of the drum and it wouldn't budge. As for the person who stripped it, it happened to be the guy who does all my work, would have had him fix it but he's a little far away.
Not questioning your ability or intelligence, but was the parking brake set? It happens to everyone at least once in a lifetime.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #17742
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Not questioning your ability or intelligence, but was the parking brake set? It happens to everyone at least once in a lifetime.
I appreciate that 100%. lol

Parking brake was not set, as a matter if fact I do t think I've ever set it. I read about adjusting it will make life a lot easier. I'm just going to have the pros take care I it. I play guitar and its not worth the skin on my fingers anymore...
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #17743
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I'll keep you guys posted on long term use. If they rust out or get booger up
all ya all will know. I can tell you the first time I saw my hood flapping
it really alarmed me. Don't think I'll ever experience that again - but
if these things don't do well in the elements then I'll need another
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I would like to k ow the quality of the hold downs after bout 3 mo that I have heard reviews that they rust. I really like their look and style but have just gone with the day star polyester replacements while I research more regarding the drake option.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #17744
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I appreciate that 100%. lol

Parking brake was not set, as a matter if fact I do t think I've ever set it. I read about adjusting it will make life a lot easier. I'm just going to have the pros take care I it. I play guitar and its not worth the skin on my fingers anymore...
First time the drums were taken off? Did you remove those stupid lock washers on the studs? Should be 2 that hold the drum on tight.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #17745
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topless thunderstorm

Pushed on thru the rain. The kind that shows up red on the weather maps. People had flashers on.
Learned that >60mph keeps me mostly dry, but there was enough spray that I'll be Rain-X'ing the inside glass from now on!
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