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Old 05-12-2014, 11:20 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Next up for the old WJ will need to be front hubs/bearings and axle shafts. Pretty sure the hubs are failing and making noise, and if I'm taking them off I'm going to replace the CV shafts too. I was looking at the Cardone select shafts, and either the Raybestos pro grade, Moog/national, or Timken hubs. Any recommendations? I've had good luck with Ryabestos pro grade or moog before, and prices are all pretty similar. Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:44 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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Next up for the old WJ will need to be front hubs/bearings and axle shafts. Pretty sure the hubs are failing and making noise, and if I'm taking them off I'm going to replace the CV shafts too. I was looking at the Cardone select shafts, and either the Raybestos pro grade, Moog/national, or Timken hubs. Any recommendations? I've had good luck with Ryabestos pro grade or moog before, and prices are all pretty similar. Thanks!
How about one side Moog, one side Raybestos and you can have a little competition to see if either fail sooner?
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:35 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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How about one side Moog, one side Raybestos and you can have a little competition to see if either fail sooner?
With my luck that rear a arm will fall off the day after I get the new hubs on...
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:29 PM
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That's a good idea. Were they removable though? I have manual front locking hubs.


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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Hmmm I'll have to look into it. I've been looking at getting the wheels touched up when I get new tires. i definitely will look into this.


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Old 05-14-2014, 10:05 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Looking into upgrading to a double din radio not sure yet, also looking into flowmaster or borla muffler? Any thoughts?
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:11 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Added 700 miles to the odo since Monday. This gave me a fair amount to time to watch trans temps. The high is in this pic yesterday when temps were over 80 outside. It ran about 150 when driving in heavy interstate traffic at 40-50 MPH on the edge of lock-up. Once things picked up the temps dropped 20 degrees or so. I really wonder what temps were with the stock steel pan.



Here is the normal highway temp in 80 degrees weather:
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:07 PM
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Added 700 miles to the odo since Monday. This gave me a fair amount to time to watch trans temps. The high is in this pic yesterday when temps were over 80 outside. It ran about 150 when driving in heavy interstate traffic at 40-50 MPH on the edge of lock-up. Once things picked up the temps dropped 20 degrees or so. I really wonder what temps were with the stock steel pan.
Those temps are pretty good! From my understanding 180F would be the top normal operating temp.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:06 PM
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Those temps are pretty good! From my understanding 180F would be the top normal operating temp.
Here is today's 100% town driving with temps in the low 80's. I sat thru the entire red light before I snapped the pic.

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:58 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Got the spare swapped over to the matching wheels...



so that I could used the WJ Steelie for a garden hose holder in the garage

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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Good idea
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:31 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Better pic. That steel wheel is really heavy compared to the aluminum wheels.

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