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Old 06-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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A few questions...

1. This morning i hop in the jeep to go to work and find that my soft top has small drops of water hanging from it. We had a lot of rain the night before. Is my soft top in need of being resealed?

2. At 60-65 and up i get a bad shake in the front end, i can let go of the wheel and the jeep does not get worse so can i rule out death wobble? (jeep is stock, no lift, 30" tires) maybe balancing? tires have less then 600 miles on them.

3. Anyone ever paint their stock rims black? i hate them brushed chrome

4. dumb question but, im thinking about 2 inch coil spacers and new shocks. Would you guys recommend i drop the TC? How much?

Thats all for now, im off to change the fluids and install my steering box skid while i wait for replys
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1. Possibly condensation on the top. Or it could be some seepage at the seams. If it's on the seams some vinyl seam sealer should fix it right up.

2. Did you retorque the wheels after the first 100 miles or so on the new tires? Do that anyway, it's free and might fix it.

3. Your Canyons are Alloy, not brushed chrome, and several folks have painted them...

4. You aren't likely to need to drop the TC with 2" coil spacers.

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Old 06-25-2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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1) The moisture on the inside of the top is likely nothing more than condensation.

2) How bad is the shake? VIOLENT enough that you feel like the Jeep is out of control? If not, get your tires perfectly balanced. Actually, imperfectly balanced tires can even cause DW.

3) If your wheels are aluminum as they are if the factor installed them, you'd hate trying to keep them touched up afterwards if you painted them black. I have aluminum wheels & the last thing I would do is paint them.

4) Some Jeeps need a slight t-case drop after installing a 2" spacer lift but not all. If you get vibrations after installing the 2" lift, you can cure the vibes by dropping the t-case a half-inch or so with stacked washers around each of the six t-case bolts, placed between the frame and skidplate.
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Thanks everyone your always a big help

The wobble i get isn't so bad that i feel im going to loose control but it does magnify little by little the faster i go past 60 and im sure at he rate it grows by 80 (why go that fast in a jeep) it might be difficult to control in any other situation than a straight line. Its odd though because it almost looks like the front of the jeep is going side to side atleast thats what the dash does..hmm

As for painting the rims i guess ill just buy a set of Cragar wheels, im thinking getting a set of 31" interco superswamper TSL. Anyone have any experience with those tires?
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I did the 2" lift and had to do a 1/2" drop in the case to get rid of a small vibration. Some Jeeps need it and some do not. No real formula for if you will be the lucky winner or not.
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