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Re: A Teen at Work!

Been following your build for awhile looks great just FYI on those bilsteins I just got off the phone with bilstein there looking at late July early august on those front struts they just finished there new assembly line for them hopefully we can see some dates come sooner from that at least you have a lift already and are going for more all I can do is stare at my lift springs and pintlers in the living room and stock height jeep in the driveway haha
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:47 AM
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Been following your build for awhile looks great just FYI on those bilsteins I just got off the phone with bilstein there looking at late July early august on those front struts they just finished there new assembly line for them hopefully we can see some dates come sooner from that at least you have a lift already and are going for more all I can do is stare at my lift springs and pintlers in the living room and stock height jeep in the driveway haha
The date for the Bilstein 5100s is just too indefinite for me. I am at just over 100,000 miles on the original struts. A guy local to me on one of the WK/XK Facebook pages is selling a pair of Bilstein 4600 struts for $130 that I am going to snag. I know they aren't adjustable and have a little less travel, but I figured with the money I save, I can get myself a pair of front OME coils to match the rear. I do wish you luck with the 5100s, I ordered mine January and still have not gotten a definite date. Took me until now to cancel the order.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:25 PM
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Re: A Teen at Work!

Just a little update here for the past few weeks.

I spent the past month or so doing less modifications and more repairs than anything. I changed my oil last week and in doing so, noticed that my front diff was leaking near the driver side axle. Asking around, I found out that you need to replace the inner axle seal every time you take the axle out which I had to do replacing the LCA. A little frustrating, but it was a cheap fix and I had the help of my good bud, Steve (who again saved my butt).



That is the seal right there, that little dimpled piece. While we fixed that up, I also replaced my ABS sensor. I then topped the diff off with good ol' Royal Purple and was set to go!

I spent yesterday doing the trans cooler line mod which is a highly recommended mod due to how easy it is.If you're lines look like this (the two wet looking lines under the alternator), you should do the mod:



All you need is just under 3' of 3/8" trans cooling hoses, available at most auto stores, and four clamps. You just cut behind the original faulty clamps on the metal portion of the cooling lines, slip over the new 3/8" hose and clamp it down! I do recommend that if you do it, you do one hose at a time so that you connect the right corresponding hoses. I also recommend that if you do it, you cut behind the bends in the metal portions of the lines so that the new hose has the best seal when clamped down. I took one picture...



Yeah, so that's where I did the work from. Aside from that, I changed out this dirty sucker to get my idle back to where it should be!



As per suspension, I have the rear OME coils from Eric painted, I got the front Bilstein 4600 struts from Chris, and am waiting on someone from Jeep Garage to get back to me for shipping costs on the front OME coils!

Other updates: Chris Kelley from Crawl Offroad is running a fundraiser, Four Wheel to Heal. Profits go to wounded vets and you can even win a bunch of cool prizes from buying the raffle tickets! Crawl Offroad Chris is also running a group buy for the 4" SuperLift kit in August to get us discounted prices! Let me know if you're interested!
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I am not sure where I last left off, but I took the WK out this past weekend out for some pictures! I'll catch up on everything else later this week.













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I am not sure where I last left off, but I took the WK out this past weekend out for some pictures! I'll catch up on everything else later this week.
Theres some jotm pics there
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Yeah bro. Especially the first one on the tracks
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Great I gotta replace both my axles, so I guess I will have to replace the inner axle seal as well. Any other tips?


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When you're trying to remove the axles, have one person pulling the axle while another person slowly spins the other side's wheel. The axle slips out easily, but only at a certain point in its rotation. Hope that makes sense! And good luck!
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When you're trying to remove the axles, have one person pulling the axle while another person slowly spins the other side's wheel. The axle slips out easily, but only at a certain point in its rotation. Hope that makes sense! And good luck!
In my professional opinion, this is sound advice. CV joints have a point that is easier to compress them then other points. This allows easier install and removal.
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Re: A Teen at Work!

Summer is here! That means mods on mods for the Jeep! As for myself, I graduate high school in a week and will be taking next year off in hopes to further my career as a hockey player (and hey, some college offers won't hurt either). That being said, I will have a year to work, play hockey, and spend the remaining time under the Jeep.

Here is where my Jeep is at: Like I said, I have new Bilstein 4600 struts and OME HD coils for the back. I still need the front OME coils, but I have ordered new strut mounts, coil isolators for the front, and 4XGuard isolators for the rear. I should have this setup installed the first free day I have after school ends. All in time for the next WK/XK Rausch Creek meet on July 19th! https://www.facebook.com/events/479720305488785/

I also have a new EGR valve waiting to go on and recently dropped the tranny pan, changed the fluid, and also swapped the filters. After the valve is out of the way, I hope to FINALLY get to the side exit exhaust and later the POR-15. Oh, I also removed the extremely noisy front sway bar. It was knocking a good bit so I just took it off in about five minutes total time. No noticeable difference in the way it rides.

Hope you all are enjoying the weather!
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