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Today 02:14 PM
Mr. Puddles
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Originally Posted by Timo_90xj View Post
It's a bit late at this point, but beware that hard solid bushings (higher shore hardness PU bushings) and/ or "solid" rotating joints - be it flex joints with UHMWPE (HDPE) ball cups or heim joints - cause huge stress loads on the stock control arm brackets when flexing the Jeep on the trails. Trust me.. I know

Front:


Rear:

This forum REALLY needs an Ask Timo button lol

I do appreciate the info and I will keep it in mind. Here in North Texas theres much to really test ones flex on. I get into some rough offroad paths now and again but thats it. If I want to really push it Id have to drive several hours to southern Texas or Oklahoma/Arkansas.
Today 11:49 AM
CatSplat Installed the shortened-up WJ swaybar. Sleeved the location where I cut down the arms, hopefully that should be strong enough to keep it from having any issues in the welded area.

One nice thing about the Rough Country quick discos is that using the XJ/ZJ ones on a WJ bar is just a matter of unbolting the vertical connection adapter and adding a couple of washers.

Today 09:40 AM
CatSplat
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Originally Posted by Timo_90xj View Post
I bought TG tube inserts something like ten years ago, zero issues so far. The only thing I'm not liking is the fact that they are round - same for my tracbar.
Ballistic fabrication has a nice selection of tube inserts, when I fab my next control arms/ trackbar/ steering links they're gonna get hex- head tube inserts:

https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...ube-adapters-1
https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...x-tube-adapter
Yeah, Ballistic has a great selection of tube adapters and I agree with you on the round ends - I just filed a 1-7/8" flat on one end of each arm that matches the 1-7/8 jam nuts, would have been much nicer to have a hex end. I went with the TrailGear ones mainly because they are a Canadian outfit and shipped to me for free - the American outlets usually want to ship UPS for stupid money.
Today 12:55 AM
Timo_90xj
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Originally Posted by Mr. Puddles View Post
Ordered my new adjustable front control arms

http://cavfab.com/CavFab-Jeep-Stage-...wer_p_229.html

It's a bit late at this point, but beware that hard solid bushings (higher shore hardness PU bushings) and/ or "solid" rotating joints - be it flex joints with UHMWPE (HDPE) ball cups or heim joints - cause huge stress loads on the stock control arm brackets when flexing the Jeep on the trails. Trust me.. I know

Front:


Rear:
Today 12:44 AM
Timo_90xj
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Originally Posted by CatSplat View Post
Trail Gear threaded inserts and Currie joints. Similar to the Currie RockJock uppers and lowers but with much heavier tube and double-adjustable lowers instead of single-adjustable.
I bought TG tube inserts something like ten years ago, zero issues so far. The only thing I'm not liking is the fact that they are round - same for my tracbar.
Ballistic fabrication has a nice selection of tube inserts, when I fab my next control arms/ trackbar/ steering links they're gonna get hex- head tube inserts:

https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...ube-adapters-1
https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...x-tube-adapter

Yesterday 11:35 PM
Mr. Puddles Ordered my new adjustable front control arms

http://cavfab.com/CavFab-Jeep-Stage-...wer_p_229.html
Yesterday 10:53 PM
LittleFootZJ
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Originally Posted by PolkaPower View Post

When my friend was stationed in Japan he had a Mitsubishi Pajero Jr. once he got stationed back stateside he almost had it imported haha. Bought a JK as soon as he got back. Similar fun little 4 wheeler. That thing looks fun haha




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Yesterday 09:33 PM
BRBauer2
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Originally Posted by hilljacknm View Post
No. It was in one piece. Guess the previous owner changed it out.



Oh well. A little piece of mind.
Yup, $6 and now you know it's good.

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Yesterday 09:16 PM
hilljacknm No. It was in one piece. Guess the previous owner changed it out.



Oh well. A little piece of mind.
Yesterday 09:01 PM
BRBauer2
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Originally Posted by hilljacknm View Post
Yep.
Did it come out in pieces like mine?

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Yesterday 08:39 PM
hilljacknm
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Originally Posted by BRBauer2 View Post
Routed



You mean 3-4 spring?


All those things are cheap and quick fixes for minor annoyances. [emoji1360]



Yep.
Yesterday 08:25 PM
1996maroonzjf
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Originally Posted by BRBauer2 View Post
Routed

[emoji1360]
Oh ok mine has that routed from the vacuum port on the side of the manifold. It also looks like you have a line there in the original picture, but from the second picture I can see yours has the leak detection pump as well. Neither my original ZJ (from Chicago) or my current ZJ (from Colorado) have had the LDP.
Yesterday 08:19 PM
BRBauer2
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Originally Posted by 1996maroonzjf View Post
What is the vacuum hose that I have circled in red connected to? Both my 96s just had a cap on that location.
Routed



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Originally Posted by hilljacknm View Post
Installed struts for the lift gate and rear window. Oil and filter change. Transmission fluid/filter , 2-3 accumulator spring, and band adjustment. Messed around with TV cable adjustment.
You mean 3-4 spring?
All those things are cheap and quick fixes for minor annoyances. [emoji1360]
Yesterday 07:08 PM
hilljacknm Installed struts for the lift gate and rear window. Oil and filter change. Transmission fluid/filter , 2-3 accumulator spring, and band adjustment. Messed around with TV cable adjustment.
Yesterday 07:00 PM
1996maroonzjf
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Originally Posted by BRBauer2 View Post
New power steering pump, pulley, and hoses for the '97 4.0. Still have a whine from that area, so ordered a new tensioner pulley.

Ran out of daylight to do the alternator.

Niner is still in the garage, so it was done in the street at a balmy 30F.
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What is the vacuum hose that I have circled in red connected to? Both my 96s just had a cap on that location.
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