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03-04-2012 09:24 AM
Kevbz Unfortunately, if you live anywhere where salt and wet are a common thing, most bolts will be breaking on you. at last count the Jeep is winning, about 70% breakage, and the 30% that came out did so with a fight. I have learned to not plan on jumping out to the garage to do something quick, but soak them with penetrating oil and wait.

It an unfortunate situation all of us deal with (except those pesky southern Cal and AZ guys, but then again 115 summers and scorpions are the trade off ) , it wont be the end of the world, because parts are so easily found when they break, but like you said...It can ruin a weekend for sure!


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Originally Posted by widesystemg View Post
I dont want to spend anymore time on the jeep this weekend than I have to.
you almost have to like wrenching and loosing full days to the garage with a jeep, its how you bond and fall in love with it
03-04-2012 09:08 AM
widesystemg WTF!!! So, bought new shocks and like I thought, all of them on the jeep were F'ed. The front ones were a pain in the ass so I thought. When I was getting the rear ones off, all 4 bolts connecting them to the frame broke!! Now, I have to take the gas tank off so I can drill them out. And then, I was replacing the endlink that connects to the power steering thing when one of the swaybar endlinks broke!!! WTF!!! My weekend sucks. I hope I dont have anymore issues today. I dont want to spend anymore time on the jeep this weekend than I have to.
03-01-2012 07:35 PM
brown.jasonc
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
With 83,000 on it I'd just replace the shocks anyway, Monroe sensatracs are a bit better than stock, and about $200 for a set of 4.. X2 with above post, I personally use synthetics all around.. If your syncro's are going out from 1st to 2nd, learn to double clutch, and learn to match up RPMs properly. It'll last forever.. Syncros go out prematurely because the previous owner never bothered to match RPMs between the two while shifting..

i've driven stick before and have heard these terms but i never understood them. can you elaborate on double clutching and matching rpms? I've always felt I could be doing it poorly but never knew what else to do
03-01-2012 07:31 PM
Redsand 4 high or low
03-01-2012 07:25 PM
baileybeetle no sure how to enage 4 wheel drive 2006 wanger x
03-01-2012 06:06 AM
Rubicondon53 I'd stay away from JC Whitney,, I use Quadratec for some things, and 4WD Hardware for others. Both have excellent support and if you develop a track record with them you can oftentimes get free shipping. Find what you want on line, then call in to make the order. Auto Zone, or Sears for the Monroe shocks.. But, plan ahead,, stock sized shocks will work with 2" of lift with the proper bumpstops. No sense buying new shocks if your going to lift it higher soon.. BTW, the stock ride with new shocks is very tight, and responsive, nothing at all like you described... Good luck
03-01-2012 06:02 AM
ntemerario
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Originally Posted by widesystemg
Whats the website to order parts from ? JC Whitney?
I price what parts i want at quadratec, 4wd.com, etc and usually buy the same part off amazon for a reasonable amount less.
03-01-2012 05:53 AM
widesystemg Whats the website to order parts from ? JC Whitney?
03-01-2012 05:45 AM
widesystemg Huge thanks guys. Is there anything else you think i should replace seeing its 83,000?
03-01-2012 05:31 AM
Rubicondon53 With 83,000 on it I'd just replace the shocks anyway, Monroe sensatracs are a bit better than stock, and about $200 for a set of 4.. X2 with above post, I personally use synthetics all around.. If your syncro's are going out from 1st to 2nd, learn to double clutch, and learn to match up RPMs properly. It'll last forever.. Syncros go out prematurely because the previous owner never bothered to match RPMs between the two while shifting..
02-29-2012 10:43 PM
hartattack What I have learned so far. These things ride hard and put you away wet. With that being said you could get the shocks tested but seems to me that you are describing a normal ride of a jeep. 2 the shifting first change that oil also put scyromax royal purple in the tranny. Just do a drain and fill no flush should help with that. It helped mine. Most of the things that happened to me i.e.( a Toyota tow hitch flying at about 75 mph through my left headlight into the engine bay and hitting the fire wall) most of the time end up being very easy and inexpensive fixes tow hitch ordeal 25$ so good luck and try to find Jerry on here. He's one of the best.
02-29-2012 10:32 PM
widesystemg
New Jeep Owner with problems and quetions

So, yes, I buy things emotionally and get myself in to trouble. I just bought a 2004 Willy's edition TJ about 2 months ago. An then the problems start. First off, I though during the test drive the tires were following the tracks in the road. Then after owning for a week, I feel as if the shocks are toast. I have felt cars with shot struts shack and sway when hitting bumps and rail road tracks and this is what it feels like. My friend tells me it must be a jeep thing. Im sure he doesnt know what he's talking about.
Then, shifting from 1st to 2nd, you can feel a slap in your hand and the gears engaging. Not as bad going from 2nd to 3rd though.
Then again, note, I still havent taken it off road, there is this horrible noise coming from under the Jeep. Like a knocking sound. I had it up on a friends jack and one of the tie rod ends have busted the seal and all the grease leaked out.
It has 83,000 miles on it and Im sure it needs some replacement parts. I dont want to lift as of yet but would like some better shocks. Id like to stay pretty close to OEM but better quality on anything I need to replace.
Thoughts?
Help me Obi 1.
Feel free to drop some knowledge on me.
Thanks

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