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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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No, I don't think so. That collar is just for adjusting the steering wheel. If you have one tire that's wearing funny, you'd need other adjustments, and the only way to really know for sure is with an alignment. They go for about $80 around here, which is reasonable I guess.
That about what alignments go for around here too. I was trying to wait until I got new shocks and rsb, but idk how soon those items will be done so I might get alignment soon.

Shocks and rsb should not affect alignment anyways right?
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That about what alignments go for around here too. I was trying to wait until I got new shocks and rsb, but idk how soon those items will be done so I might get alignment soon.

Shocks and rsb should not affect alignment anyways right?
Correct...I'd go ahead with the alignment.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Anybody know the part numbers for the bilsteins? My buddy works at a local auto store and thinks he can get them for me cheaper then online.
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I've got Summit Racing part numbers for mine if that helps...I'm pretty sure if you look them up on Summit's site, they list the mfg's part number too.

Front: BSN-24-029636
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Thanks. Gonna order them this week
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Thanks. Gonna order them this week
You're gonna love them! I'd also recommend getting new upper bolts for the rear shocks, and tighten the pi$$ out of them. You need 2ea of a SHOULDERED 12MM-1.75x70 Hex heads. For some reason the factory shouldered bolts aren't thick enough and allow a bit of play between the eyelet of the shock and the bolts shoulder do you can get a clunk when your suspension drops. If you can find stainless, go with that. Torque them down real tight, and you should be good to go. You're also going to want to spray your upper and lower bolts for all your shocks now so removing them later will be easier. The upper bolt on the fronts can be a pain in the ass because the entire upper shock body will rotate with the nut you're trying to remove. I used vise grips on the shaft but the more pentrating spray you can get on the bolt ahead of time, the less you'll curse later.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

That must be the noise I'm hearing from the rear. After the new track bar up front it's quiet, but I'm hearing noise from the rear suspension. I replaced the front bolts already, but will replace rear when I install these. I think after these and alignment, ride quality should be a ton better. Want addco rsb too but I got to watch my budget.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Couple things guys.

Ok, so yesterday my dad used the WJ to tow the soling(3500 lb sailboat). Did great supposedly, the 4.0 seems to be holding its own. What's interesting, though, is that after he towed the boat, he filled my car up with mid-grade fuel(Mobil). What's weird is that today the 4.0 is not only starting up easier, but the throttle is also NOTICEABLY smoother. Why in the world would an engine not designed for higher grade fuel run better on higher grade fuel? And why would higher grade fuel help the engine both start better and run smoother? If anything, it would just be helping the power, right? What I maybe suspect is that the fuel I had in the tank before was not so good, and maybe due to the fact that he filled up with mobil gas had more to do with it. No real clue on this. But I can tell you something, its definitely not my imagination.

More stuff. Anyone here changed the fuel filter? Like the in-line one not the one in the gas tank. If so, do I really need to have the special fuel line tool?

Definitely considering both a suspension rebuild(bs hd's, replaced track bars and sway bars maybe), and a wheel/tire change. Eventually I'd like to have snow tires on my stock wheels, then summer tires on some other wheels...any ideas?
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Can be that by towing the boat, where more throttle was used to get the whole train going, the engine was cleaned up from inside?
I did change the fuel filter/pressure regulator and didnīt use any special tool. But the fuel filter connections can be hard to remove, due to build up dirt in the connections. 01grand did a writeup in the DIY section some time ago, have a look at it.
What i did was using some lubricant like WD40 on the connections to make them come of a bit easier.
Regarding the suspension, have a look at the track bar (the one which holds the axle centered) when somebody else wiggles the steering wheel. When you can see play on one of both ends, its time to replace it. The sway bar end links you can easily remove and check the rubber bushings for wear. Also the sway bar bushings have to be checked.
Have a look also on the upper and lower control arm bushings. Especially the bushings from the upper control arms to the axle seem to be more prone to wear.
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Can be that by towing the boat, where more throttle was used to get the whole train going, the engine was cleaned up from inside?
I did change the fuel filter/pressure regulator and didnīt use any special tool. But the fuel filter connections can be hard to remove, due to build up dirt in the connections. 01grand did a writeup in the DIY section some time ago, have a look at it.
What i did was using some lubricant like WD40 on the connections to make them come of a bit easier.
Regarding the suspension, have a look at the track bar (the one which holds the axle centered) when somebody else wiggles the steering wheel. When you can see play on one of both ends, its time to replace it. The sway bar end links you can easily remove and check the rubber bushings for wear. Also the sway bar bushings have to be checked.
Have a look also on the upper and lower control arm bushings. Especially the bushings from the upper control arms to the axle seem to be more prone to wear.

Yes I suppose towing the boat cleaned up the inside of my engine. Think I'm gonna try shell gas next..

Link on 01grand's guide? Used the search tool and couldn't find it.

I will take a look at all of the suspension components. I really think at this point in the jeeps life it could use a suspension overhaul though, you know?

Also; do new aftermarket track bars make a difference against new oem track bars?
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Just replaced the fuel filter, what a pita.
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Yes I suppose towing the boat cleaned up the inside of my engine. Think I'm gonna try shell gas next..

Link on 01grand's guide? Used the search tool and couldn't find it.

I will take a look at all of the suspension components. I really think at this point in the jeeps life it could use a suspension overhaul though, you know?

Also; do new aftermarket track bars make a difference against new oem track bars?
Here you go: Replaced Fuel Filter

And for whatever it's worth, I only run Shell or Sunoco.
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