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Old 05-02-2015, 08:39 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Hey Tony I'm getting ready to put shocks on the TJ and I hear all kind of horror stories about the rear upper mounts. Any tips,prayers or explosives would be greatly appreciated. Also if you're still kicking around a new head unit check out my expy build. I put in a Kenwood DNN991 and integrated it with an Idatalink Maestro. Best sounding head unit I've ever heard and I even have full time internet! Dave's multiple beer break Expy build - Ford Expedition Forum That's right up your alley bro.

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Hey buddy I don't know about tying off to the spring like that. You'll probably never pull on it but a good pothole could pinch that stuff especially that fragile @ss abs wire. Maybe fab a bracket from the caliper mount or spring perch? Just watching out for ya,Amberman
Wow, I just looked at that picture again...it really does look like I have it attached to the spring! I can assure you, I would do no such thing. It's just zipped to the ABS wire. I can fit my fist between the spring and the cable/hose. Good lookin' out though brother!
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Wow, I just looked at that picture again...it really does look like I have it attached to the spring! I can assure you, I would do no such thing. It's just zipped to the ABS wire. I can fit my fist between the spring and the cable/hose. Good lookin' out though brother!
Sorry brew,knowing you didn't figure that was your style but you might have been having a pond party
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Hey Tony I'm getting ready to put shocks on the TJ and I hear all kind of horror stories about the rear upper mounts. Any tips,prayers or explosives would be greatly appreciated. Also if you're still kicking around a new head unit check out my expy build. I put in a Kenwood DNN991 and integrated it with an Idatalink Maestro. Best sounding head unit I've ever heard and I even have full time internet! Dave's multiple beer break Expy build - Ford Expedition Forum That's right up your alley bro.
Whoa! Totally missed this post! I need to look into this. I've got a double din moulding piece for the dash, but that's about as far as I ever got with it. I keep thinking about "the next Jeep", but just can't justify it right now. I'll be checking that link out tonight.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:05 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

So I never had any issues with upper shock mounts on any of my Jeeps. I ran Ranchos, DoetschTech, and at least one other brand while I owned it. Lots of shocks...never one issue with removal or installation, or any bracket problems. The typical front shock spin when trying to remove the top nut, but nothing a really tight set of vice grips couldn't take care of.

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Old 05-13-2015, 09:38 AM
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Another front brake job is what I'm doing next...probably today or tomorrow. New EBC rotors and trying the Hawk performance pads. Of course I painted the backing plate on the new pads with some VHT silver to contrast my gloss black calipers. Clearly worth at least 5HP with them painted.

2 caliper seize episodes in the last year and a half have warped my junk. When is someone going to come out with a warp-free rotor that guys like us can afford? After that, I think I'm replacing the long solid brake line from the master, all the way to the center of the rear axle. It's the only one that looks crusty.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

...and it's DONE

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...and it's DONE

Did i see some AMBER color on your jeep???
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Did i see some AMBER color on your jeep???
HAHAAHHA...those are YELLOW! Believe me though, I'm already thinking about replacement shocks, and if I go with the same Bilstiens, they WILL be painted some other color.

I wonder if I carbon-fiber wrap them, if they will perform better. Probably....
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HAHAAHHA...those are YELLOW! Believe me though, I'm already thinking about replacement shocks, and if I go with the same Bilstiens, they WILL be painted some other color.

I wonder if I carbon-fiber wrap them, if they will perform better. Probably....
No, I ment in the center of the brake disc. You just keep, hidden away from us, some AMBER on your jeep. You can just admit that you do like AMBER, its no shame.
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No, I ment in the center of the brake disc. You just keep, hidden away from us, some AMBER on your jeep. You can just admit that you do like AMBER, its no shame.
Well, I was going to cut the grass when I got home today....now I'm taking all 4 wheels off and painting that.
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Hey Tony I'm getting ready to put shocks on the TJ and I hear all kind of horror stories about the rear upper mounts. Any tips,prayers or explosives would be greatly appreciated. Also if you're still kicking around a new head unit check out my expy build. I put in a Kenwood DNN991 and integrated it with an Idatalink Maestro. Best sounding head unit I've ever heard and I even have full time internet! Dave's multiple beer break Expy build - Ford Expedition Forum That's right up your alley bro.
How's this go for you? Any issues with those upper mounts?
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