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!