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Today 12:13 PM
RedJeepster1
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
It's been a long time since I've seen a rear sway bar on an XJ. I do need some extended bump stops back there on mine though. I'll make my own before I spend $40 on them.
I'm in the same boat with the rear bump stops. At least now with the new shock setup, I have no chance of bottoming them out. My tires do come up and hit the body still though. Even being cut past the pinch seam.
Today 11:30 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Ralph77 View Post
And the passenger side finished.
It's been a long time since I've seen a rear sway bar on an XJ. I do need some extended bump stops back there on mine though. I'll make my own before I spend $40 on them.
Today 09:14 AM
75SV1
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Originally Posted by RedJeepster1 View Post
Swapped out the oil pressure sender and just been driving it. About 300 miles since Saturday. Getting about 14.5 mpg on load range D 35" tires, so I'm pretty happy with that. Feels good to have it out on the road. Gets a lot of looks with the doors off. Especially on the highway at rush hour.
I can relate. I finally got the DW under control on PJJ. Took it to WV and back. I had to use Map Quest for the miles. I calculated 17 mpg on 32" tires. I did a true WJ front Big Brake ie 5 on 5. And WJ or JK 5 on 5 rims. Going to look at an 00 or 01 Burgundy XJ over lunch. Non-running, but should be sensors. $800. Also, ordered a Steering brace, Sway Bar offset brackets and a Dakota Gear box plate from Ironman 4X4. I did have a few pre DW vibes. The steering shock seemed to have taken care of them.

My XJ has been off the road for almost a year. I do need it to get stuff, building materials in and out of my property in WV. Made a lot of progress on drywall and such in the mobile home.
Yesterday 12:46 PM
RedJeepster1 Swapped out the oil pressure sender and just been driving it. About 300 miles since Saturday. Getting about 14.5 mpg on load range D 35" tires, so I'm pretty happy with that. Feels good to have it out on the road. Gets a lot of looks with the doors off. Especially on the highway at rush hour.
Yesterday 09:17 AM
Ralph77 And the passenger side finished.
Yesterday 09:17 AM
Ralph77 So remember how I told you guys that the sway bar rotted in the old rubber bushing and now the diameter is less?
Everybody sing along now
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-EEEEEEE
07-16-2019 12:37 PM
Ralph77 Since I am waiting on parts I figured I would get the bump stop, well what is left of it, off.
I have had good luck with the Loctite Freeze and Release stuff.
That and working it back and forth to try not to snap it.
Figure hit the bolts and nuts in the uni-body with my thread restorer tool real quick.

Going to be a week before the bump stops come in.
Anybody see a problem running with out them?

Might slap a little POR 15 in that area in the meantime.

I used it on the M-12 bolt that I have to reuse for the sway bar links.
Forgot to mention that the M-12 had bound to the metal in the sway bar link bushing pretty good.
Some of the Loctite stuff and work that back and forth too was enough to "release" it.
07-16-2019 11:52 AM
Ralph77 So for a bit now I have been hearing a clunk here and there.
Because my hearing is not so good I want to say it is coming from the rear but not to sure.
So checking things out I did see that my passenger side sway bar link was rotted away.
Also missing the bump stop on that side.
So have the sway bar links and new bushings coming from Napa.
Should get dropped off about 3:30.
The bump stops will have to be the Crown ones off Amazon I guess.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

Now before you guys tell me to just remove it realize I don't want too. Plus my Jeep is just a DD.
Even if and when I duplicate the Up Country Suspension I will try to keep it.
I know they deleted it in the Up Country Package.
But it might happen cause of this.
My rear sway bar appears to have rusted in the bushing.
The diameter of the sway bar is smaller cause of the rusted metal that fell out when I took the bushing off the sway bar.
My guess is that it will be loose in the new bushings.
Which might be a bad thing or not really matter.
Any body have any thoughts on that?
07-13-2019 06:05 PM
Luke95 Updated my build thread.
07-13-2019 08:54 AM
Ralph77 So I got the brush guard on for a test fit.
Had to replace one rivnut for the part that goes in front of the headlights.
Also go rid of those phillips head screws they used to bolt those things up.
Such a stupid idea.
I tried to surgically trim the bumper caps before I put the brush guard on.
Trying to not just hack the hell out of them.
But I still had to make a trim here and there on the fly.
Also trimming the runners did work out so I can run my factory tow hooks.
Going to roll with it just for a bit. Figure I would enjoy it for awhile.
But it has to come off cause the brush guard and tail light guards are going to get a "refresh".
07-13-2019 07:15 AM
pdcomm Sum ting wong . No pic shown in that^ post .
07-13-2019 07:08 AM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
I have to refill it because the ice melts and waters it down.
Sounds like you need these :



Maybe a few more than four . LOL
07-13-2019 12:26 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by pdcomm View Post
Does that size last you most of the day or do you have to stop a second or maybe third time for more ?
I have to refill it because the ice melts and waters it down.
07-12-2019 01:13 PM
pdcomm
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Hey now! I like my 20,000 calorie "ALL AMERICAN" Super Big Gulp from 7-11. I put mine behind the rear seat in my XJ because it won't fit in my TJ.
Does that size last you most of the day or do you have to stop a second or maybe third time for more ?
07-12-2019 08:48 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by pdcomm View Post
Maybe because you use cups meant for humans and not those 47 gallon things they sell at quick stops . LOL
Hey now! I like my 20,000 calorie "ALL AMERICAN" Super Big Gulp from 7-11. I put mine behind the rear seat in my XJ because it won't fit in my TJ.
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