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Old 11-15-2012, 12:36 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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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.
I'm eagerly awaiting your post saying that the damn thing is finally back on the road! Good luck with the A-arm bushings, the first replacement set I put in lasted about a month.... The second set/replacement arm has being going strong for almost a year now though.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:30 AM
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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.
Nope no codes. I'm befuddled!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:13 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Handbrake switch?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

That's next on my list. Going to check if there's a sensor in the fluid reservoir.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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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.
I never even thought of tie rod ends ill definately have my friend take it for a ride and ask his opinion, he's a mechanic. Those brakes you have there are exactly what i'm looking for! However, I already have akebono calipers, so just those exact rotors and some good pads will make me happy.
As for the Addco sway bars, those are most likely going to be next in line after tires and brakes.
My goal is to make my Jeep what an SRT would have been in 2001 so handling is a big deal.....my how i wish i could throw a turbo on this beast!!!!!
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That's next on my list. Going to check if there's a sensor in the fluid reservoir.
Yes, there is a level switch on the brake fluid reservoir.
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Yesssss, the engine oil pan gasket came in today. Monday i will be off and hopefully my wife will let me spend the time on the jeep
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:43 AM
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Yesssss, the engine oil pan gasket came in today. Monday i will be off and hopefully my wife will let me spend the time on the jeep
As much as I like my jeep I'd rather spend time on my wife!
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As much as I like my jeep I'd rather spend time on my wife!
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My new steering stabilizer and tie rod end are sitting on the bench, ready for installation. Hopefully I'll get started tonight...otherwise I'll get it knocked out tomorrow. My bro in law is bringing his wife's Libby over for me to look at. It's making a "flop flop flop" noise. hmmm. So I asked him, "is it like a Sandusky kind of flop flop flop?"
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:03 AM
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As much as I like my jeep I'd rather spend time on my wife!
Lets see what you will say after being 4 months without your jeep......
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:55 PM
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Lets see what you will say after being 4 months without your jeep......
I concede sir, in that case you are absolutely correct!

No extension pipe or tail pipe yet, but here is part 1 of my new exhaust system. I decided that the full out catback systems were too expensive so I pieced together my own. I will also be cutting off the 3rd cat for this, I'm curious if that will make much of a difference.

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