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Old 12-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #31
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Welcome to our group from Long Beach, hope to see you at our next run.
I'm ready for a quick run this week, let me know.

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Old 12-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #32
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Who's off this week? Thinking of doing a trail run on Friday. Lakewood area here, open to anything in SoCal.
I'm in Downey !!

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Old 12-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #33
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Will be back in town for a New Years day run anyone want to pull a January 1st run??
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #34
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Who's off this week? Thinking of doing a trail run on Friday. Lakewood area here, open to anything in SoCal.
Im in Whittier/Santa fe springs with the week off wanting to do a run. Friday is no good though. I'm good the other days.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #35
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Hey guys... Another question... What's the higher I can go with a lift without having to do any major adjustments... (sorry idk the wording much)
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:34 AM   #36
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Hey guys... Another question... What's the higher I can go with a lift without having to do any major adjustments... (sorry idk the wording much)
That depends on what you want to really get into. You can body lift about 1.5 inches and do a budget lift of about 2 inches I suggest you hit the YJ tech area My friends with YJ's have gone to some very strange and expensive setups!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:51 AM   #37
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Will be back in town for a New Years day run anyone want to pull a January 1st run??
You're a soldier man! I'll probably be way too pooped to do anything New Years day.
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Im in Whittier/Santa fe springs with the week off wanting to do a run. Friday is no good though. I'm good the other days.
I'm on the road until sometime Thursday, exploring the Arizona area a few days with the wife and kid so we're glamping it with the trailer and all.

Haven't really taken the Jeep on any real trails though, not that I want to do anything crazy, but wouldn't mind something a little more challenging.

We'll have to plan something out for the future.
Friday is pretty much my only day, since Saturday is off the books, my family loves to party too much . Sunday, consequentially, is off the books because of Saturday's festivities .
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #38
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Clutch is gone!!! Oh nooo!!?? Any shops u could suggest in LA 562 area?
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:38 AM   #39
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that blows. i dont know of any shops in LA being that im up in the bay area, but if you are having a shop do it, make sure they offer some sort of warranty on the work. ive seen them offered between 30-90 days. also, almost all tranny shops will charge a grip to replace a clutch, so make sure that they give you substantial evidence that its in fact the clutch and that it needs replacing. dont pay for a diagnostic, find a place that will do it for free and make them prove to you why they need to do the work they are suggesting before getting anything done. one more thing, dont be affraid to negotiate with them on the price they charge you if in fact you do need a new clutch. i had to get the clutch replaced on my commuter civic and i was getting prices from 1200 bucks to 650. i got a shop to go down from 650 to 400, with a 90 day warranty. that was a few months ago and so far its been running like a champ on my 100 mile daily commutes. and since your a girl just use your womanly powers and try to talk them down. if/when they replace your clutch make sure they dont take any shortcuts, make sure they resurface the flywheel, replace the throwout bearing and of course, the clutch itself. some shops might even let you find your own clutch kit and they will charge you labor, which can save you some bucks but this is becoming pretty rare.

just a few tips from someone who just had to deal with transmission nightmares. tranny are the one thing i let someone else fix on my vehicles, good luck and im sure more people chime in to elaborate.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #40
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I haven't been to a shop yet but I recently met some mechanics who work at road race motorsports in santa fe springs. I always thought this was for rice rockets but these guys said they do 4x4s and the both of them had really nice built up jeeps. 562-906-0080. 13037 Lakeland dr. 90670.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #41
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Anybody else here in LA?
Yup. Right here. West side of town and you? edit: oh I see it now, Downey. Derp.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #42
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Congrats on the Jeep! Looks great!!

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #43
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Soooo I was able to start my car on 2nd and move it to my parking spot. Once there, I checked to see if there were leaks inside the firewall n nothing.

Then I found the clutch fluid thingy n this is what I found... It was empty.

Some guy came over with some fluid n it runs now!!!!!!! It was hard for me to take the cap off.. Almost as if it had never been opened before lol but I'm glad it's shifting now! I hope that's all that it needed!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #44
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Thank u for your help u guys!
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #45
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good thing you figured this out before you took it to a shop. id bet they wouldve tried to hustle you into getting your clutch replaced. glad everything worked out.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #46
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I was thinking that! Omg imagine?!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #47
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I'm in riverside .
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #48
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Welcome aboard! Beautiful Jeep!
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #49
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #50
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HEy just lending a hand but i got plenty of experience with a yj as i rebuilt mine.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #51
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4" suspension is as high as you wanna go without having to do anything major. It's what i run
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #52
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@REBUILT hi!!! Thank u!!!! But are u local lol
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #53
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Talked to a buddy of mine who has built his YJ beyond and he has lots of spare parts let me know if you are interested he has a basic 2 inch lift up for sale cheap! Also I know he has skids and other parts for Axle protection and a bunch of other parts!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #54
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Kool beans. Hey I found a pro comp 4" lift (new) for $400.... I wouldn't have to to any adjustments right? Like I don't wanna do any transfer case anything... Lol

Oh today I got my Smittybilt console and a sticker from 4wheel parts in compton.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:31 AM   #55
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Talked to a buddy of mine who has built his YJ beyond and he has lots of spare parts let me know if you are interested he has a basic 2 inch lift up for sale cheap! Also I know he has skids and other parts for Axle protection and a bunch of other parts!
What kind of lift and how much if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #56
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Kool beans. Hey I found a pro comp 4" lift (new) for $400.... I wouldn't have to to any adjustments right? Like I don't wanna do any transfer case anything... Lol

Oh today I got my Smittybilt console and a sticker from 4wheel parts in compton.
You may need a transfer case drop spacer that comes with the kit. It is actually pretty easy to install and should eliminate any vibrations you may have without it. Besides the drop spacer, you are looking at doing a slip yoke eliminator or you could also do a motor mount lift to help bring everything into alignment. I started with the spacer, then a year or so later, went the SYE route when I blew out my driveshaft on the freeway. I figured why replace when I can upgrade, lol.

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Well I haven't bought it but the guy said 4" lift with 1" body lift ... Is that what 1" to level everything ?
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The body lift really does nothing beyond lifting the body from the frame. 1" is the max body life I would recommend, but that is just my opinion. I think larger body lifts are a bit unattractive. The motor mount lift will help it level things out if you don't go with the spacer for the transfer case.

Is the lift kit new or used?

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It's brand new. The guy never installed it he said.
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It should come compelte with the transfer case drop bracket and all hardware then. If you can find out what manufacture made the kit, look it up online and see a blown up pic of how the kit looks, so that way, if you do decide to purchase, you have that pic as reference to make sure all parts are included.

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