I installed a Teraflex 2" leveling kit in my 2013 JKU Sport. It came with long sway bar links. I just purchased the Teraflex quick disconnect bolts (Part number QD4 on their website; $50 with shipping.) for the lower part of the link. The bolt attaches to the axle. I have some notes that I would like to pass on about the install:
1. Buy 1/2" lock nuts to attach the bolt to the axle. I think they are 1/2" - 20's. Need 2. I had to buy hitch pins as retaining pins. Also, Teraflex recommended lock tight on the quick disconnect bolt threads..
2. You have to remove a bushing inside the lower part of the sway bar link to fight the quick disconnect bolt. I used a slightly larger bolt as a punch and a 10 lbs sledge hammer to slowly tap it out. It was in there pretty tight.
3. grease the bolt and the inside of the link to make it easier to slide in.
I'm going down to San Diego county near the border to hit some trails next weekend, these should make it a lot easier to get on the trails.
Today, after working 3 hours on a friends 94 YJ, I washed and detailed our new JKRU. The work on the YJ gave me enough money to do a free oil and filter change at 500 miles in a couple more days. Next one is at a 1000 miles.
Looks and sound really. Jeep is brand new, no scratches yet, I figure ill drive it around the city for a year and mod piece by piece, by then ill have a lift/tires/scratches ready to do some light off roadin! Until then just looks and sound. Any suggestions?
Do you have a soft top? If so, is it too loud to have a somewhat decent conversation while your driving it?
Does it sound as badass as I hope it does?
Actually I went from a flowmaster 40 to this magnaflow and is a bit more mellow tone I am nit a huge fan of how 6's sound but I did like the flowmaster sound, especially in 4low going downhill it kinda reminded me of a 401 I had in my old CJ.
I do have a soft top and I dont think its too loud and certainly NOT obnoxious, my wife tjought it was more quiet than the Flowmaster. I am happy with it, but anxious to hear it off road-soon I hope!
Hello, My Name is REDY2KTJ, and I'm a Jeepaholic
Not today but this past Saturday I picked up 2 2nd row fold and tumble seats from a Mountaineer to convert the back into removable buckets. Each one will be removable so that when I only have 2 passengers I can use the extra space for a cooler and other stuff.
Right now they are folded up in back and not bolted in but will end up modifying the front brackets on them to drop them lower, which will pull the backrests up under the cage for passenger protection. Also will be pulling the head rests off and see how they fit. May end up welding the clamps it uses to keep them from folding forward.
Bracket that will get cut and rewelded about 1" lower
Not bad for $36 for the junkyard.
4.0L, 5spd, 4.25 Zone lift, Currie Anti-rock, Trutrac D30, D-locked D35 w/4.56 gears, MCE GEN I Flares, 33" Trxxus ATs, Engo 10K# winch, rear disc brake conversion.
My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.
Ordered Trek Armor rear seat cover for the '05 X. Small tear between the seat belts from the brutal Texas sun this summer. Drives me crazy every time I see it! Hope the new cover doesn't fade but I read really good reviews on the forum HERE.
Looks great! Mine was hard the first time, but it gets a little easier every time I take it off and on again. Remember, heat (sun or space heater when its cold) is your friend!
I'm finding that out. The only drawback is that I was able to take off my old windows and roll them up in a cloth roll-pack. These new ones, because of the corners are not able to do that. How do you store them when you want to remove them on the trail or if it's a sunny day and you want to just take them off?
Yours are a bit longer than mine...i have an unlimited. I use the carry bags my lawn chairs came in. Just the normal old folding ones from wally world or something should work. they stick out a bit, but I have 4 and go end over end. First time I used it, i though I ruined it. There were creases in it. But when I put it back on, the heat from the sun smoothed them back out. If I am at home, I hang them on two spread out hooks on the wall. Those little cloth tabs on the bottom allow them to hang perfectly.
In the last month I have:
1. Had the front windows tinted
2. Had a tint strip on the windshield
3. Added "Wrangler" to my fenders in hot pink.
4. Removed the factory wrangler and sport from the side and replaced to match the font and color of my fenders.
5. Bought Best Top tinted window kit for back and rear sides.
6. Vinly Decal of the "jeep wave" in hot pink on the windshield.
7. New Wheels--SO SHARP
8. and last but most certianly not least NEW TIRES!!!! OMG they are AWESOME!!!!!