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Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM   #31
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Guess I know what I'm ordering tomorrow. Along with balljoints. Bye $$$
Doing the ball joints yourself?

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Yes I am, replaced a set on my first car with a BFH, this time I'm gonna buy the proper bj press. Ironically after I needed it, found out a buddy on my softball team has a car lift in his backyard. Said I can use it whenever I want and to just text him so he knows I'm there or on my way. Could've done my lift like the teraflex video had I known.

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Yes I am, replaced a set on my first car with a BFH, this time I'm gonna buy the proper bj press. Ironically after I needed it, found out a buddy on my softball team has a car lift in his backyard. Said I can use it whenever I want and to just text him so he knows I'm there or on my way. Could've done my lift like the teraflex video had I known.
Lol.... Was thinking the same before I installed the lift.
That guy made it look so easy with the lift and fancy snap-on air gun.

I might upgrade my ball joints before I put on 35's.

There is a Great 2 part vid on YouTube. Again "looks easy" lol

I've heard HF sells an inexpensive b joint press.
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Lol.... Was thinking the same before I installed the lift.
That guy made it look so easy with the lift and fancy snap-on air gun.

I might upgrade my ball joints before I put on 35's.

There is a Great 2 part vid on YouTube. Again "looks easy" lol

I've heard HF sells an inexpensive b joint press.
Mine are already bad at 34k miles with my 33x11 tires. I saw the video, gives me excuse to take out axle for inspection I guess. Lol Any job is easy with patience and the proper tools. The lift was easy but slow as I did it alone without impact wrench or the best tools. The lift and impact wrench would've cut the time at least in half and this was my first lift install.
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Mine are already bad at 34k miles with my 33x11 tires. I saw the video, gives me excuse to take out axle for inspection I guess. Lol Any job is easy with patience and the proper tools. The lift was easy but slow as I did it alone without impact wrench or the best tools. The lift and impact wrench would've cut the time at least in half and this was my first lift install.
looking forward to a nice write-up

I hear nothing good about the stocks BJ's
Especially upgrading to bigger tires.

I have 43 K and an unexplained popping noise from the front.

Want to be nice and ready for the beefy 35's
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:19 PM   #36
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I usually don't pull out the camera while I'm working, but will if I see anything odd or obvious with the bjs. I find it odd that the first shop I went to says they only use OEM or Moog. Says the Moog is only better because it fits tighter or closer tolerance iirc. The second shop does mopar. I don't know why I would put the same junk on knowing I'll have do it again, and pay them $700 to do it? Besides, the synergy design just looks stronger to me. Saw on another forum that Moog makes an adjustable and greasable bj for adjusting camber/caster. I'm decided on synergy. I figure do it myself with lca's and tools for less and accomplish more. The way I'm seeing it, with the caster right there will be less wear on the bjs and take care of all handling issues at the same time.
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My lower ball joints were shot at only 26100 miles running 35's the previous owner installed right before he traded it in. Be sure you have a breaker bar unless you have an impact gun. I replaced mine manually, no air tools and there's no way it would've been done without the breaker bar. Also be sure to get the 4WD ball joint press, there is an additional cup used for easier install along with some additional pieces. Got mine from HF, was on sale for 69.99 plus found a 20% off coupon out of the Sunday paper, end up being 55 and change after tax. They also have a 3 in 1 kit, don't get it, it's exactly the same as the one you can rent from autozone. Good luck on the install, I'd offer to assist and let you use my kit if you were closer.
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Synergy adj lca's installed last night. Fixed my handling issues, and not putting much effort to stay in the middle of MY lane.
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Now waiting for balljoints to arrive today or tomorrow.
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Synergy adj lca's installed last night. Fixed my handling issues, and not putting much effort to stay in the middle of MY lane.

Now waiting for balljoints to arrive today or tomorrow.
Freakin sweet

Now I have to adjust mine out again
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I have mine preset to 23.25" but easy to fine tune the caster without removing the bolts. Shouldn't have to pay extra when I get my alignment.
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What size lifts are you guys experiencing handling problems with? My tereflex 3" is sick. I enjoy it more then the stock handling. I installed it this past Sunday. Ive driven 400 miles on it and I love it.
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TF 2.5". It wasn't horrible, but now drives better than stock and still need balljoints. Maybe not as noticeable with longer wheelbase on your JKU.

I changed mine to fix the caster, I feel that with caster being off it puts more wear on balljoints and steering components.
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I have mine preset to 23.25" but easy to fine tune the caster without removing the bolts. Shouldn't have to pay extra when I get my alignment.
What is the best way to measure?

The arms are curved. Does it matter witch side?

I've heard that TF's instructions say to set the drivers side 23 1/8 and passenger 23.
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What size lifts are you guys experiencing handling problems with? My tereflex 3" is sick. I enjoy it more then the stock handling. I installed it this past Sunday. Ive driven 400 miles on it and I love it.
Deff not "better then stock" the caster adj made it better IMO
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TF 2.5". It wasn't horrible, but now drives better than stock and still need balljoints. Maybe not as noticeable with longer wheelbase on your JKU.
Jks makes a front trac bar frameside bolt on reinforced mount to correct frame flex which occurs on 2 drs with 2 or more inches of lift. Its cheep, ive got friends that use it and it fixes most mystery/ death wobble beginings before they start or progress. You should check em out.
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What is the best way to measure?

The arms are curved. Does it matter witch side?

I've heard that TF's instructions say to set the drivers side 23 1/8 and passenger 23.
Instructions on mine said 23.25" center of hole to other center. Because of the curve I went to the side that was easiest to get a good measurement. I was careful to make sure the Johnny joints were straight as that could affect the measurements a little.
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Jks makes a front trac bar frameside bolt on reinforced mount to correct frame flex which occurs on 2 drs with 2 or more inches of lift. Its cheep, ive got friends that use it and it fixes most mystery/ death wobble beginings before they start or progress. You should check em out.
Interesting. Thanks.

Good "2 door" point.

It does seem the 4 door does better with a small lift.

I just ordered a front adj. TB
Will check into that mount.. Whatever it is
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My Jeep drives so much nicer after installing the Synergy ball joints, front LCA's and front trackbar. Its nice to not have the wobble after hitting a bump in the road.
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Instructions on mine said 23.25" center of hole to other center. Because of the curve I went to the side that was easiest to get a good measurement. I was careful to make sure the Johnny joints were straight as that could affect the measurements a little.
Yep ... Ok

I bought mine from a member. They were at 23.25 and I liked the way the jeep handled. Now set to stock specs

Could think they are a cake to adjust
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My Jeep drives so much nicer after installing the Synergy ball joints, front LCA's and front trackbar. Its nice to not have the wobble after hitting a bump in the road.
I still have a small wobble hitting bigger bumps. Hopefully the TB fixes that.
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Interesting. Thanks.

Good "2 door" point.

It does seem the 4 door does better with a small lift.

I just ordered a front adj. TB
Will check into that mount.. Whatever it is
It obviously will further tighten the JKU front end also. Uses existing steering box bolts and trac arm bolt. Good quality braket. Does not relocate, just reinforces frame side front trac arm bracket
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It obviously will further tighten the JKU front end also. Uses existing steering box bolts and trac arm bolt. Good quality braket. Does not relocate, just reinforces frame side front trac arm bracket
This ?

Looks like all it does is beef up the stock mount
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This ?

Looks like all it does is beef up the stock mount
Nope. JKS makes it. I believe you can only get it direct from their site. Its 3/8 steel I believe. Very beastly.
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Im on my cell, that bracket could be it, the pic is microscopic on my phone go to www.jksmfg.com it doesnt just piggy back the oem mount. It braces to the frame using syeering box bolts etc... Doing so, almost eliminates flex there which contributes to hamdling issues etc. Cheap insurance my friend. JP mag does a jk build in aprils issue and installs one. Im getting one to be safe.
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Im on my cell, that bracket could be it, the pic is microscopic on my phone go to www.jksmfg.com it doesnt just piggy back the oem mount. It braces to the frame using syeering box bolts etc... Doing so, almost eliminates flex there which contributes to hamdling issues etc. Cheap insurance my friend. JP mag does a jk build in aprils issue and installs one. Im getting one to be safe.
I think what you are taking about is for the rear.
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I think what you are taking about is for the rear.
Your silly. Its front track bar frame mount. Its on there site, under front trac arms
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Your silly. Its front track bar frame mount. Its on there site, under front trac arms
You so silly Ken.
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PN OGS161 is there part number.140 bucks. Sector shaft is also good investment.
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^^up there at gooses link. Thanks. God I hate my phone

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