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post #80611 of 80639 Old 03-26-2020, 07:32 AM
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@Awesome .

How wide are the rims you are running?


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Ripped both of the trackbars out last night, much less of a headache than I was expecting. Although I did have to straighten my steering wheel as it had about a 20* tilt to the right after removing the front bar.

Also loosened and re-torqued all of the nuts on the boomerang shackles. I gotta say though I still don't notice much of a difference in ride, maybe my E-rated tires just have a vendetta on spines.
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Ripped both of the trackbars out last night, much less of a headache than I was expecting. Although I did have to straighten my steering wheel as it had about a 20* tilt to the right after removing the front bar.

Also loosened and re-torqued all of the nuts on the boomerang shackles. I gotta say though I still don't notice much of a difference in ride, maybe my E-rated tires just have a vendetta on spines.
Independent of spring quality, bushing quality, torque specs etc etc. Just removing those tracks bars should make a very noticeable difference.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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As PSA for anyone who hasn't used them yet, please install lubelockers instead of making your own gasket. 1 hour of scraping that crap off...

Do the next owner a solid and make their life easier.

Front today, need a new scraper as plastic one is now shot...
What next owner? My unborn child?

I am changing out both front and rear fluid Friday night. I agree lubelockers are the way to go. But I have a rear 8.8 G2 cover with a drain and fill port.

Also installing one this Friday on the front 30. So once they are sealed with the RTV... they are never coming off until a real maintenance item needs to be exorcised
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I must be the odd ball because I just use a Felpro gasket and no RTV. Easy clean up, no leaks, no worries.

Jim...


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@Awesome .

How wide are the rims you are running?
Pretty sure they are 8" wide.

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Also loosened and re-torqued all of the nuts on the boomerang shackles. I gotta say though I still don't notice much of a difference in ride, maybe my E-rated tires just have a vendetta on spines.
E-rated tires should NEVER be on a Jeep. I know you didn't put them on there, but when you replace them you should be putting load range C tires at the most. If you don't take it off-road then P tires will give you the most comfort and will be plenty strong enough for street use.

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I must be the odd ball because I just use a Felpro gasket and no RTV. Easy clean up, no leaks, no worries.
That's how I used to do it before I put LubeLockers on when I got the new diff covers.
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Went ahead and ordered stock length shackles for the front in anticipation of it being raked to the rear after suspension reconfiguration. Figured I'd just get on top of it.
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Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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Went ahead and ordered stock length shackles for the front in anticipation of it being raked to the rear after suspension reconfiguration. Figured I'd just get on top of it.

Think I may need to do that myself. Got the front flares mounted up today. Granted the tires I have on the jeep now are 31" BFG ATs, measure in more like 29 now, but there is a ton of gap right now.. Hope those 33s fill it in a little better.

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Before Bruin yells at me!
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Lol.

That's a fine gap. Springs havent even been worked.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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Changed out the rear and front diff fluid. Added some advertising frills for G2 at the front 30. No driving now until full cure tomorrow evening. Last full cure I'll need for fluid. Love the drain ports. Easy peasy.

Fluid was murky. But not glistening (metallic).

Also got rid of the last original hose on the jeep (other than my main two coolant hoses). Final duck bill for the tranny lines had sprung a leak... ripped it out and ran transmission hose from the rad straight to the cooler.
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~YJOTM MAY '16~
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Before Bruin yells at me!
Lol. Yeah he will make it known if you don’t post a picture!

Those TJ Flares look sharp! Keep up the work!
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Changed out the rear and front diff fluid. Added the G2 cover at the front 30. No driving now until full cure tomorrow evening. Last full cure I'll need for fluid
Nice drain port.

Fluid was murky. But not glistening (metallic).
Damn that Diff cover looks great!! How old was the fluid?


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Damn that Diff cover looks great!! How old was the fluid?

not that old...

cant tell you the mileage per se . . .

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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Before Bruin yells at me!
nice paint!

curious if you plan on getting Jeep decals to cover the embossed Joop on the tub, and moreover, which colour? Also, i recall when i had flares a real neat trick i learned (probably from a user on here) was if you want them nice and shiny, deep in their natural colour and protected - when its wash time, finish them with a little ATF on a rag. Really makes them pop, and last a good while.

nice choice on the yellow top btw

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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