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Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By NormWild
The steering box & bracket is the primary culprit...

The steering box & bracket is the primary culprit for excessive play and horrible steering, followed by tie rod/drag link ends, then poor alignment (castor), followed by steering rod.

Always check...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-09-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By NormWild
When I replaced my valve cover gasket, the build...

When I replaced my valve cover gasket, the build up and crud on the upper end of the valve train was so bad that I had to pull off the rocker arms and push rods and clean them, as well as the top of...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By NormWild
Amsoil makes a pretty good ZDDP product in their...

Amsoil makes a pretty good ZDDP product in their Z-Rod line, which is what I run. It also has some additional corrosion protection for cars that sit for periods or are stored.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   12-05-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By NormWild
T176 and 4.56 gears on the highway will be...

T176 and 4.56 gears on the highway will be cranking pretty hard. As long as you are OK with the lack of overdrive, the 176 is a better trans. I purposely stayed with 4.10s in case my T5 ever blows...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 38,457
Posted By NormWild
Ancient thread, but I've been running Synchromesh...

Ancient thread, but I've been running Synchromesh in my T5 for a couple of years and am still amazed how smooth it operates, great stuff. Pretty sure the T5 was not designed to work with heavier...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-23-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By NormWild
No, completely different suspension set ups.

No, completely different suspension set ups.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-21-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,684
Posted By NormWild
Man, I can't believe the Jeep detectives missed...

Man, I can't believe the Jeep detectives missed you don't have a steering stabilizer! At least not what from I can tell. Always start with handling/steering issues by first getting a good...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By NormWild
Yep, get the installation hardware with a new...

Yep, get the installation hardware with a new Bestop to convert to the rail system.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-17-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,982
Posted By NormWild
I don't see any issue with giving your kid...

I don't see any issue with giving your kid his/her first car, but there are some caveats. First is it's not THEIR car, they are the primary user of one of your cars. Also it should never be a new...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-16-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By NormWild
I agree, I have manual brakes with 33s and this...

I agree, I have manual brakes with 33s and this thing stops great. I would make sure your rear brakes are adjusted properly so they are engaging and fully contributing. Next step would be to change...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-08-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By NormWild
Very simple, replace everything, upgrade the...

Very simple, replace everything, upgrade the steering box bracket, align it properly with shims to bring castor to within spec.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-08-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By NormWild
Same here, would like to keep my stock looking...

Same here, would like to keep my stock looking stainless arms and blade holders.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-08-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By NormWild
I love a family Jeep story. Good luck with the...

I love a family Jeep story. Good luck with the upgrades, I have a BDS 4.5" lift and it has been great. I had a SOA Jeep for many years, and IMO its too much lift for a Jeep that will see 95% road...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-06-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,779
Posted By NormWild
Agreed, need way more information to decide if...

Agreed, need way more information to decide if either was a good deal. You really have to dig around underneath it and in the engine bay to decide if it's a deal or a big headache. $7500 is kind of...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By NormWild
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-06-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By NormWild
That was a classic symptom in my 84', it would...

That was a classic symptom in my 84', it would just die and not start. Went through 3-4 of them. I would always keep a spare ignition module in the toolbox.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-02-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,267
Posted By NormWild
Yep! LOL, but like I said, almost everything over...

Yep! LOL, but like I said, almost everything over a 32" tire in either a M/T or A/T will be E-rated.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,267
Posted By NormWild
My comments were directed towards going from a...

My comments were directed towards going from a stock tire size, which is normally a P-rated SUV/Car type tire to an E-rated off road tire. Almost all M/T or A/T tires over 32" are E rated. The...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-02-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,267
Posted By NormWild
The weight penalty is huge, and IMO makes a...

The weight penalty is huge, and IMO makes a bigger difference than the diameter increase.
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,267
Posted By NormWild
100% you will need gears if you to a 33" tire, I...

100% you will need gears if you to a 33" tire, I ran the stock 3.31 gears with my 33s for about a week, just forget about it. I too believe you should have at least a 4" lift to run 33". My T5...
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