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Old 08-13-2014, 05:57 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I think the CF condom is too late at my house...

The hinges, the window washer squirter, and upper rear ball joint arrived. Working on new lower front and rear control arms too. UC springs are on the radar. Gotta get the WJ in shape before the little one arrives in December.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:13 PM
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I think the CF condom is too late at my house...

The hinges, the window washer squirter, and upper rear ball joint arrived. Working on new lower front and rear control arms too. UC springs are on the radar. Gotta get the WJ in shape before the little one arrives in December.
Just remember that the little one will respect you more if you're all carbon'd up.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:10 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Right, here goes!

The list:

Addco rear sway bar (ordered and shipped)
Bilstein 4600 HD front and rear (ordered, ready to ship)
New Stainless steel Exhaust (had advisory on the MOT, hole) fitted, a little loud for my wifes liking!
EBC USR, front & rear rotors plus GreenStuff 6000 pads F&R (ordered, shipped) arrive Tuesday.

Wallet empty! Don't tell the wife!

I will get some pic's up as soon as I can.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
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Control arms, isolators, bushings, and UC springs ordered so I am waiting for delivery.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:03 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

New front CV shafts and wheel hubs/bearings! I can feel that it rolls smoother, those old bearings had gotten pretty bad. The CV shafts probably did not need to be replaced, but I figured why not as long as I had the hubs off, they are cheaper than the hubs anyway. Very easy job to do given that the hubs and shafts can be removed as one unit if they aren't being reused.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:05 AM
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New front CV shafts and wheel hubs/bearings! I can feel that it rolls smoother, those old bearings had gotten pretty bad. The CV shafts probably did not need to be replaced, but I figured why not as long as I had the hubs off, they are cheaper than the hubs anyway. Very easy job to do given that the hubs and shafts can be removed as one unit if they aren't being reused.
Any chance of a play-by-play on this one? I'll probably be doing this soon...I'm on stockers still.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:16 PM
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Any chance of a play-by-play on this one? I'll probably be doing this soon...I'm on stockers still.
It was super easy, there is only one "watch out for" item I will mention. Basically, jack it up, pull the front wheels, then pull the calipers off, caliper brackets, and then knock the rotor off. Then there are 3 bolts that hold the hub in place. Pull them out carefully (they are smallish, and stuck on well given the time they have been exposed to all the crap behind the wheel) then a few love taps on the back of the hub and in my case they came right out of the knuckle. Carefully pull the cv shaft out of the tube, clean up the hub mount a bit, and then slide in the new shaft, followed by the hub.

We initially tightened the first side, and then found out the shaft on the other side wouldn't fit properly, like it was too long. Eventually I loosened the first side and got everything to seat properly in the diff, then tightened everything up. You may have to push the CV shaft together at the joint to get everything to bolt up right, as the joint moves in and out some to accommodate the knuckle turning. After the hub bolts are tightened, install the axle nut, then the brakes and wheels go back on, and then drop it to the ground and torque the axle nut to 175 ft-lbs and then the wheel lugs to 110. Install the castle and cotter pin and you are good to go!

i ordered from Rock Auto, raybestos pro grade on the hubs and cardone select on the drive shafts, much cheaper than buying locally and no core on the CV shafts! That way we did not have to fight the axle nut off the shafts/hub which after 172k miles I figure would have been quite the battle against corrosion.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:50 AM
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Big box of parts arrived - isolators and control arms have arrived. Once the springs are here I am going to borrow a hoist in a friends shop and get to work. Can't wait to get this done.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Today a box from Rockauto arrived with new shocks, new steering damper and plugs. I went with KYB gas-a-just shocks. Installed it all this evening. Left front shock was without gas charge and all old shocks feel very soft compared to the new ones. Didnīt drive it yet, wil do that tomorrow, but the engine at least runs very smooth now. The plugs where in for 85K Km, so they had done their job. The Monroe Reflex shocks i had on before only lasted 50K Km, a bit disappointing.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Very happy with the KYB gas-a-just, what a difference they make. The jeep didnīt ride that nice for a long time and probably never did with the Monroe Reflex. A comfortable but well controlled ride. I was debating over the Bilsteins, who everybody seems to love, but international shipping is allways a burden and with Rockauto i never had any problem.
The steering damper also makes a big difference, eventhough i still have to do something about the fair amount of play what i have on the steering gearbox.
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Very happy with the KYB gas-a-just, what a difference they make. The jeep didnīt ride that nice for a long time and probably never did with the Monroe Reflex. A comfortable but well controlled ride. I was debating over the Bilsteins, who everybody seems to love, but international shipping is allways a burden and with Rockauto i never had any problem.
The steering damper also makes a big difference, eventhough i still have to do something about the fair amount of play what i have on the steering gearbox.
KYB makes a great shock! It would be either them or Koni for me if Bilstien wasn't so easily accessible over here. Are the KYB's actually adjustable? How do they adjust?
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