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Old 11-14-2012, 09:41 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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Mine is due for brakes and tires/alignment. The steering is very sloppy on hilly, curvy roads...would a new steering stabilizer remedy this much? It has newer shocks ~6 months old.
Any recommendations on a nice set of brakes?...nothing extreme but a nice upgrade from stock in performance. I would like to get drilled and slotted rotors, but can only find them on ebay. I'm going to paint the calipers, but can't decide on black or red. The underbody is going to get a much needed cleaning and a little painting or rhino when i do brakes. The stock rims need a heavy cleaning as well, the insides are going to be work.
I just recently installed 2 12" subs and 1000 watt amp and new kicker door speakers. Soon ordering a 7" flip out.
I stripped the 35% off the front windows and re-tinted 20% and added a 5% brow.
More future plans are new headliner (black), new foglights, led interior dome lights, and a rear sway bar
If the steering is sloppy I'd recommend new tie rod ends before the alignment (when I took mine in for alignment they said the ends were so bad they wouldn't do an alignment until they were replaced). I got the 4 ends and a steering stabilizer for about $150 on Rock Auto and the steering is quite firm now. Check this thread: Akebono upgrade! for my brake upgrade, I got all my parts from R1 Concepts, they are a vendor here on the forum and offer a member discount if you PM them what you are looking for. The rotors seem very solid and I'm very happy with braking performance now. They have an e-line and premium rotors depending on how much you want to spend. They also sell G2 caliper paint which I have never used, but has very good reviews.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:51 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Well, unlike our pal Tony, I don't have a summit racing store nearby so I'm gonna have to order online.

Good thing is if I spend enough I get free shipping.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:04 AM
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Well, unlike our pal Tony, I don't have a summit racing store nearby so I'm gonna have to order online.

Good thing is if I spend enough I get free shipping.

It's a good place to have close by....and a very very bad place to have close by....
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:15 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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It's a good place to have close by....and a very very bad place to have close by....
Depends if I ask you or your wife right?
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:18 AM
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It's a good place to have close by....and a very very bad place to have close by....
That was me with Jeg's when I lived in Columbus. Just ask my wife.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Me and my big mouth! Well, it took two broken extensions, lots of swearing ans some mild therapy, but I got the axle shaft out and replaced. Has the rumble stopped? Has it @*#&!!!!

Just the bloody same. Stumped as to what it is. Had the diff apart, fine. New wheel hub fitted about six months ago so not that.

It's fair to say its been one of those "I'm selling you, you mother@&*#er! " days.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 AM
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Me and my big mouth! Well, it took two broken extensions, lots of swearing ans some mild therapy, but I got the axle shaft out and replaced. Has the rumble stopped? Has it @*#&!!!!

Just the bloody same. Stumped as to what it is. Had the diff apart, fine. New wheel hub fitted about six months ago so not that.

It's fair to say its been one of those "I'm selling you, you mother@&*#er! " days.
Yikes dont sell! How about driveshaft U-joints?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:12 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Just replaced the aft upper control A-arm front bushings. Lets see how long they will survive. The tranny fluid just arrived yesterday and the engine oil pan gasket will probably be here on friday. The end is coming closer.
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Depends if I ask you or your wife right?
I try not to "ask" her anything...hahahahha
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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Yikes dont sell! How about driveshaft U-joints?
Don't panic, I wouldn't sell. Yeah I'm thinking it's the driveshaft now. CV boot was torn badly anyway so it all needed replaced. Just so happened that the rumble started around the time I noticed the boot was torn. It also felt like it was coming from the same side.

Back to the garage floor I guess
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

And after all the nonsense today, my handbrake light is staying on! Goes off after start up but then come on with a bong after a minute. Brake fluid is fine, any ideas?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:34 AM
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And after all the nonsense today, my handbrake light is staying on! Goes off after start up but then come on with a bong after a minute. Brake fluid is fine, any ideas?
Wheel speed sensor? Although when I had that problem it was the ABS light that came on. Wouldn't hurt to see if theres a code.
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