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Old 11-21-2012, 10:31 PM
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You guys need to get a tie rod fork. They're cheap.
Had one, It worked for the 3 outer, but the pitman arm one is up in there.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:38 PM
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Finally got my tie rod situation squared away. I got the one that goes on the pitman arm, and a new drag link rod. After pounding the shiz out of the link at the pitman arm, I finally got it to come off (using Aaron's suggestion of using a bar and pounding it with a hammer from inside the engine compartment). Still a hooker, but I got it off. Once I did, the nut was all mangled from being beat on, so I had to bust out the grinder and cut it off. Nothing is easy. I assembled the new parts using plenty of anti-seize on the rod end threads. I got the overall length as close as possible to the one I removed, and went ahead and installed, torquing to OE specs and greasing all the fittings. I centered up the steering wheel, tightened down the tube and I was all set. I've got one original tie rod end left...and it's not bad yet....not looking forward to when that one goes.
Glad my method worked for ya! Thats the hard one, with a pickle fork the rest separate ok. Did you get grease-able ends? That's what I did, no more relying on the "sealed for life" type.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:45 PM
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replacing the HID bulbs in my fogs. Drivers side was a weird color for a bit, and then bit the dust LOL. Installing another set of 3000K.
I'm curious, what brand are they and how old?
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I tried that on the pitman arm one...no luck. I think I need a bigger hammer....or an air hammer.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I have this for my air hammer. Sticks out about 6" from the front of the hammer. Just turned 70k and I want to do 'em all but with minimal sweat
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Had a "death wobble " incident today but found that the jamb nut on my adjustable track bar came loose. Whew!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:01 AM
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Had a "death wobble " incident today but found that the jamb nut on my adjustable track bar came loose. Whew!
Yikes! Ha, so many problems can be caused by a "loose nut" .

It sticks out 6" from the hammer eh?
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Yikes! Ha, so many problems can be caused by a "loose nut" .

It sticks out 6" from the hammer eh?
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Happy Thanksgiving to all you pervs...

Yeah, I may invest in an air hammer...the fork kit I got has replaceable backs...one is a fitting for an air hammer, and one is a fitting to beat on with an old fashioned hammer. If and when that last one goes, that'll be the first thing I buy. This ish is for the birds...
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:51 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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I'm curious, what brand are they and how old?
Honestly not sure what brand bulbs they are. The ballasts are Xentec. I actually got the bulbs and ballasts from another member along with the V3 projector headlights I got from him. He threw in 3k and 6k bulbs and a set of Xentec ballasts. Not sure which bulbs went to the ballasts. So I don't want to knock performance of any companies. I am not sure how long he was using them either. I will say I had them installed for 2 years, and my fogs are always on when my headlights are on.
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