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Pulled the front seats and steam cleaned all of the seats and the carpet. Those Columbia Edition seats clean up easily and dry really fast in the sun. Next is wiping down the interior surface and installing some LED strip lights in the foot wells up front.









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Old 08-03-2015, 12:43 PM
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It's been done quite a bit. If you haven't checked yet, try the electronics section of the forum and do a search. I've not done it myself...still running the old RB1
I am running the RB4 from a Ram - they will work but not quite as nice as the RB1 when it comes to the GPS feature. I do like the larger display which keeps me from going back to the aftermarket unit stashed in the basement and the wife does not like the small layout of the DIN aftermarket unit.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:10 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Installed the new front and rear lower control arms installed this afternoon. I have been sitting on them since I got the UC springs. The ride has firmed up and the tail is not as loose. I cannot wait to get the upper a arm balljoint and bushings replaced.



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You've been a busy guy! Find any treasures when you pulled the seats?

Also, did you need an alignment after the LCA replacements?
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I am going to get an alignment but it actually steers straight as it sit. I will need tires before winter so I will keep an eye on things and probably will do it all at once. Also, still want to get the upper A done before the alignment.

Drove it to the church this morning and it feels more stable/planted and less twitchy. The upper is definitely needs replaced.

No treasures under the seats other than an old toothpick...
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I am going to get an alignment but it actually steers straight as it sit. I will need tires before winter so I will keep an eye on things and probably will do it all at once. Also, still want to get the upper A done before the alignment.

Drove it to the church this morning and it feels more stable/planted and less twitchy. The upper is definitely needs replaced.

No treasures under the seats other than an old toothpick...
MMMMM....old toothpicks.

The upper "A" is a pain in the "A" and has been well-documented on various posts here in the Garage in case you missed them over the years. If there is any question on how to do it or what's involved, it's been posted. Scream if you have any questions. I've done it twice now.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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MMMMM....old toothpicks.

The upper "A" is a pain in the "A" and has been well-documented on various posts here in the Garage in case you missed them over the years. If there is any question on how to do it or what's involved, it's been posted. Scream if you have any questions. I've done it twice now.
He Tony, how are the A arm bushings holding up, with the sealant you had put in the openings? Just changing the front lower bushings, who also have an opening, like the A-arm bushings. Wondering if filling those would do any good.
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MMMMM....old toothpicks.

The upper "A" is a pain in the "A" and has been well-documented on various posts here in the Garage in case you missed them over the years. If there is any question on how to do it or what's involved, it's been posted. Scream if you have any questions. I've done it twice now.

I am avoiding that pain in the @zz but know it needs done. I don't want the wear in the pain in the A to accelerate the wear on the lower rear arms I just installed. I have read the forum and know what I am avoiding...

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He Tony, how are the A arm bushings holding up, with the sealant you had put in the openings? Just changing the front lower bushings, who also have an opening, like the A-arm bushings. Wondering if filling those would do any good.
Well, it certainly didn't hurt anything. It's been solid since I replaced them with my filled versions. The filling is still in there. If all it did was keep salt and other rubber-eating filth from attacking them from the inside, it was worth it.
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I am avoiding that pain in the @zz but know it needs done. I don't want the wear in the pain in the A to accelerate the wear on the lower rear arms I just installed. I have read the forum and know what I am avoiding...

Yes sir...read up. Lots of "pre-spraying" helps, along with some lengths of pipe for cheater use. I started hitting all the bolts days in advance on a daily basis with plenty of PB Blaster.
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Yes sir...read up. Lots of "pre-spraying" helps, along with some lengths of pipe for cheater use. I started hitting all the bolts days in advance on a daily basis with plenty of PB Blaster.
Don't forget this WJ came from Florida so it is in amazing shape underneath.
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Don't forget this WJ came from Florida so it is in amazing shape underneath.
That's what she said
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