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post #25261 of 25512 Old 04-16-2017, 12:27 PM
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Installed pillar mount lights and light bar!

Incredible light - but that is the end of it. Suffered both wind and high pitched vibration noise from wind passing over the aluminum fins causing them to vibrate. As pointed out on several posts the vibration is easily stopped with rubber inserts or door guards on the fins. But that dang wind noise

At my wits end thinking back to how quiet my Jeep was before. They are coming back off........

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post #25262 of 25512 Old 04-16-2017, 02:21 PM
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I can't tell from the picture are you using bungee cords to hold the top?
like through the hoist and just bungees?
or are you just doing that and then lowering it to the ground?
Haha. It was a rachet strap. But i just had a 3" strap made that is just the right size. I do use 4 bungee cords hanging from the ceiling. But thats just to hold it steady and take some weight(not for actually hoisting it)

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post #25263 of 25512 Old 04-16-2017, 03:35 PM
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A few months ago the dealer said brake pads on my Jeep were shot. Okay, they're 4 years old with 37k on them. I suppose they could be worn out. The brakes have been feeling a tad weak lately.

I can do all this myself. Brakes are not that hard to do. I also decided to upgraded to heavy duty brakes.

I found that the brake pads were perfectly fine, but the caliper pins were seized! FML. Took forever to free them. Had no choice at this point, but to clean them, regrease them, and reuse them. They work for now. If I had known the calipers were hosed I would have bought new calipers.

Slowest brake job in history. Two hours to do one brake.

I went with the PowerStop Heavy Duty Truck and Tow brakes with Z36 pads.


Oh and when the dealer rotated my tires they way over torqued lugs. I broke my spline lug socket trying to take off the lugsnuts. I'd be a thousand times more pissed �� if I was on the side of the road trying to change a flat.
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post #25264 of 25512 Old 04-16-2017, 06:41 PM
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I too clicked 60K miles last week Also got these from brown santa today so I had to test fit them!!!


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Those look nice, got more details? size manufacturer... etc
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post #25265 of 25512 Old 04-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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Installed pillar mount lights and light bar!

Incredible light - but that is the end of it. Suffered both wind and high pitched vibration noise from wind passing over the aluminum fins causing them to vibrate. As pointed out on several posts the vibration is easily stopped with rubber inserts or door guards on the fins. But that dang wind noise

At my wits end thinking back to how quiet my Jeep was before. They are coming back off........
I'm with you on this. I'm seriously thinking installing mine was a bad move.

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bought one for the wife!!


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Installed pillar mount lights and light bar!

Incredible light - but that is the end of it. Suffered both wind and high pitched vibration noise from wind passing over the aluminum fins causing them to vibrate. As pointed out on several posts the vibration is easily stopped with rubber inserts or door guards on the fins. But that dang wind noise

At my wits end thinking back to how quiet my Jeep was before. They are coming back off........
Yeah, it's so loud it's almost stupid. I just took mine off to install a GOBI rack and the rack plus a roof top tent is so quiet on it's own I just cant believe it

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post #25268 of 25512 Old 04-17-2017, 05:20 AM
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Those look nice, got more details? size manufacturer... etc
They are procomp 17x9 -6mm offset(4.75" back spacing) ordered as a 5x127 = 5x5 in wrapping them in nitto terra grappler G2 285/70-17

Ordered from Amazon for 90$/each

I think the model # is 1069?
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post #25269 of 25512 Old 04-17-2017, 09:26 AM
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I also did rear brakes this weekend. Pins were in good shape, all well greased and moving fine. In reality, only one pad was bad (well, worn enough to consider changing it), the other 3 were still serviceable. Last set only went 45K and this set was at 35K.

Also replaced the passengers side Tie Rod which was showing excessive play.

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Washed and put on jack stands.
When it comes off in two to three weeks will have - Passenger TRE (hey gotta keep up with cranbiz eh?), new shocks, front limit straps, extended brake lines, refreshed brakes, relocated evap (only damage last season was knocking it out of the oem bracket leaving it loose and rattly), modified KargoMaster Congo pro rack (using their front hoop and two-door rails and my custom rear hoop mounted to roll cage - leaves my cargo back uncovered), 2 fuelpax mounted inside of swing rather than steel cans on ends and sporting the new pitbull PBX/ATs on the beadlocks (they balanced nicely @3-10 oz. compared to the rockers 6-19 - weighed in at 111-112 lbs).
Tomorrow I get my shop life back! YEE HAW!

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Oh and when the dealer rotated my tires they way over torqued lugs. I broke my spline lug socket trying to take off the lugsnuts. .
I've broken a couple of those even NOT overtorqued. But never when using a breaker bar - only when using an impact gun.
Like you I would be frosted at side of road BUT...
Now I use 3/4 hex nuts and a thin wall titanium socket. And 25" breaker bar to move em before spinning em off with the gun.
(besides that I was not impressed with the shoulder on the spline nuts - a lot smaller than the 3/4 hex).

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post #25272 of 25512 Old 04-17-2017, 06:45 PM
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I've broken a couple of those even NOT overtorqued. But never when using a breaker bar - only when using an impact gun.
Like you I would be frosted at side of road BUT...
Now I use 3/4 hex nuts and a thin wall titanium socket. And 25" breaker bar to move em before spinning em off with the gun.
(besides that I was not impressed with the shoulder on the spline nuts - a lot smaller than the 3/4 hex).
I was using a 1/2 drive breaker bar that is about the length of a standard tire iron. I've never had an issue when they are properly torqued. My cheap-az impact gun isn't powerful enough to break much anything. My right arm though, I've snapped lugs off without any breaker bar "extenders".

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post #25273 of 25512 Old 04-18-2017, 11:51 AM
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Yesterday I installed the Dynomax Dual Turbo Exhaust on my JK8. Not a bad job and the immediate improvement in the tone of the exhaust seems worth it. Not loud, just a little more throaty. Painted the new unit with high temp header paint and on it went. It's actually more work to remove the old one than to install the new assembly. Good fit and alignment with the stock hanger brackets. We'll see how it sounds on the road.
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post #25274 of 25512 Old 04-20-2017, 11:49 AM
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Spent a day on the wifes jeep last week, put on the BB, new willys edition shocks and some 17x9 wheels with 285/70R17 Toyo MT's. I had the MT's siped as it's supposed to help them last longer. The wife loves it even more now.








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