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post #50311 of 50978 Old 01-30-2021, 08:15 PM
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Found out why I couldn't stop the front end clunk to stop no matter how much I torqued the new front shocks. The rubber bushing goes between the top of the shock and the body of the wheel well, not on the top in the engine bay... First time replacing a shock of any kind. Live and learn I suppose. Just hope I didn't do any damage. Also replaced the stock interior bulbs with LEDs. Wow, what a difference!

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post #50312 of 50978 Old 01-31-2021, 12:19 AM
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Found out why I couldn't stop the front end clunk to stop no matter how much I torqued the new front shocks. The rubber bushing goes between the top of the shock and the body of the wheel well, not on the top in the engine bay... First time replacing a shock of any kind. Live and learn I suppose. Just hope I didn't do any damage. Also replaced the stock interior bulbs with LEDs. Wow, what a difference!
There ought to be a bushing on both sides. If you did not get two bushings, they did not send you enough.
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post #50313 of 50978 Old 01-31-2021, 12:14 PM
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There ought to be a bushing on both sides. If you did not get two bushings, they did not send you enough.
I think that is what happened. In the box was a single bag of two sets of washers and rubber bushings. I thought that was the whole kit. I think there should have been another hardware bag in the box. I'll have to take care of it next weekend (it's not a daily driver).
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Core 4x4 Tier 2 lower control arms installed in the rear. Test drive was good, a bit more road rumble in the cabin, not too bad.
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i got a flat on my goodyear wrangler tire, so i replaced it with the brand new, never been on the ground spare goodyear wrangler. 12 hours later, it's flat. slimed it, to hold air for a few days and went online and ordered a set of 4 milestar pategonia m/t lt 265/70/r17 tires. ordered dynabeads as well, and will do an internal balance, and use nitrogen to inflate them.
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post #50316 of 50978 Old 02-01-2021, 02:04 PM
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Aaaah, the ultimate all-rounder - if Matt's Off-road Recovery is anything to go by: excellent in mud, snow AND sand; pretty good on rock too. Be interesting to know how they do in the real world.
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post #50317 of 50978 Old 02-02-2021, 11:38 AM
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So I took advantage of some good weather this weekend to add the Viper coil from K Suspension. Very easy install, but no start when I hit the key. This was not my first problem. Years ago someone had added a Prestone flushing tee and when I moved the heater hoses the tee snapped in three, whee. Sorry. Probably since high school I have had extras in my tool box, so, easy fix.

The Viper kit is different on the WJ if you have 1999 or 2000 to 2004. I assumed a wrong jumper wire and confirmed that with a call to K Suspension. He was going to mail it to me, but he lives spitting distance from me so I just went over. Very nice and hospitable. As he assured me, two minutes later it was running. Because I hadn't planned ahead I didn't have new plugs, but now that I can change them quickly I'll get to it. The plugs have only been in for 124,xxx miles, but no worries because it starts easier, runs smoother, and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. I filled the tank this morning so we'll see if there is a difference in MPGs.

Also I installed a cheapie interior LED kit and couldn't believe the difference. Bright, white light. And if you know the secret of how to pull each light it is a very easy job.
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post #50318 of 50978 Old 02-02-2021, 02:11 PM
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When I LED'd my interior never did find any that were white, bright and small (i.e. short) enough for those map reading lights.
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post #50319 of 50978 Old 02-03-2021, 10:14 AM
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Got it sitting on its own weight.


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post #50320 of 50978 Old 02-04-2021, 07:45 AM
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This reminds me, does anyone have the part number for the clips that hold the long, skinny piece of trim that goes along the length of the doors? The trim piece is missing in the picture above, but you can see the clips. Mine is missing a couple and has been hanging off since i got it.

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Are you talking about the rocker molding?

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Are you talking about the rocker molding?
Hm, actually yes. Actually looking at it. Not as skinny as I remembered

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post #50323 of 50978 Old 02-06-2021, 05:28 PM
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It ain’t pretty but installed my homemade rear ball joint spacer and new ball joint. My ballpoint was so bad it was knocking. I don’t care what the ‘EXPERTS’ say . You NEED a ball joint spacer at 3 inches of lift.


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post #50324 of 50978 Old 02-06-2021, 05:49 PM
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After 4 years of it sitting, finally paid a buddy to do some work to Kratos and get it driving again. Parked it because at the time I lived alone and couldn't afford to drive it anymore. Rust repair was done, tank tuck, and much more.
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post #50325 of 50978 Old 02-06-2021, 07:22 PM
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Replaced OEM steering stabilizer that's been on there for 201K. Now I have a clunk when making right turns. Wonder if I should have just left the worn out stabilizer in there. Never had the clunk until I put a new one in. Dang. Try to give it some love and it gives you a new problem...
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