|Today 04:28 PM|
Today my TJ and I realized why we dont get shit done at shops any more.
I STILL DONT HAVE IT BACK and every time we talk something else causes the price to go up again. I put an end to all that. I can do it my self, just put the shit back together so I can pick it up.
I cant get back there till SATURDAY NOW! FML.
|Today 04:19 PM|
Finally ordered my lift!!
Skyjacker 4" value flex with adjustable lower control arms.
|Today 04:17 PM|
|Today 04:13 PM|
|Today 01:44 PM|
Added some paracord
|Today 08:11 AM|
|Today 07:59 AM|
|wesmac68||Put the top back on! Dang Ohio Weather!|
|Yesterday 09:26 PM|
|Yesterday 09:20 PM|
|Yesterday 08:15 PM|
|SupahMinah||Installed the passenger rock slider/step. Driver side still to come.|
|Yesterday 07:55 PM|
|Yesterday 06:39 PM|
|Yesterday 04:53 PM|
|Yesterday 03:07 PM|
|srad600||Bummer....wont be ready till tomorrow.|
|Yesterday 02:54 PM|
I started this Thread. WOW, haven't been on here much in the past couple of years to keep up with it.
Yesterday I did the front brakes on my Jeep (calipers, rotors, pads). Right front was having seizeitis from time to time, a couple of times actually in the space of a couple of weeks, about a hundred kms.
The piston did not want to collapse when I tried to do so with a large c-clamp. So I backed off the banjo bolt, there was no pressure release and the piston still didn't want to collapse - therefore not a hose problem. A properly working piston should collapse easily.
When there's a brake sticking, the likely cause is a seized piston. Hose issues are much less frequent, in fact you might never ever have a problem brake hose. I have replaced hoses in the past only to find out that the caliper was at fault.
For the old caliper, I first loosened (freed up) the banjo bolt while the old caliper was in place and I could get a good pull on the wrench. Then tightened it enough to prevent leaking. When the brakes were apart, I removed the banjo bolt from the old caliper, removed the old copper washers and then installed new washers and banjo bolt (connected hose) to the new caliper. I let the brake fluid drip into a container while I was doing that since I was going to replace old fluid with new anyway.
- the brake pads are not the same from side to side so take care when replacing them. The full notch goes to the bottom.
- had a humming noise for most of the winter months that I couldn't track down. Seemed to be brake related as it would disappear when touching the brakes. Doesn't seem to be there now so must have had something to do with the piston being semi stuck. Also fuel mileage was down although there was no noticeable indication (heat, smell, pulling) of a brake sticking until recently. Will keep an eye on the fuel mileage now though.
-the pads did not wear evenly from front to back and there was about equal pad left on both sides.
- notches had formed in the caliper bracket (part of steering knuckle) from the pad backing plates, both sides of vehicle.
Outstanding problem to work on: Slight sticking of the steering column when in the straight ahead position. Seems to be somewhere between the front universal of the intermediate shaft and the steering wheel.
Guess I should put this in the technical section as well.
|Yesterday 01:28 PM|
Having to stop after 15 mins three times and prob more then that lol.
|Yesterday 12:36 PM|
|Yesterday 11:06 AM|
|MUDRUNNER AZ||Changed the front upper control arms and drove it to work.|
|Yesterday 11:04 AM|
|Yesterday 09:49 AM|
|srad600||Waiting "patiently" to hear "Shes all done come pick her up" so I can see how 4.88s feel :-). Gonna be a lil bit before I put the Eaton E-locker to test.|
|Yesterday 07:57 AM|
|Yesterday 07:40 AM|
Ok, did this over the weekend.... New Centric Premium Rotors all the way around, new Posi Quiet pads in the rear and a new set of Black Magic Brake pads up front.
I can actually leave rubber now when stomping the brakes! Verrry happy
|Yesterday 06:58 AM|
|04-14-2014 10:15 PM|
|04-14-2014 10:03 PM|
Where did you get the LEDs? I've been thinking about doing this mod, I was wondering if it was plug and play or I needed an adapter or anything?
|04-14-2014 07:42 PM|
|04-14-2014 07:40 PM|
|AVtj03||Just installed flowmaster super 44. used clamps. Sounds pretty good. not bad for 80 bucks. It must have a break-in period cuz it sounds better each time i start it|
|04-14-2014 07:30 PM|
|04-14-2014 07:19 PM|
But it has to slow down some time.....I bought this in Oct 2013....I have almost as much in it again, as I spent on it to start.
$5k for the jeep itself
All new tie rod ends (Moog)
Radiator & cap
rock guards with steps
fuel can brackets
LED forward lights
rear facing LED lights (2 of which replaced back up lights.)
CB and antenna w/ mount
new battery (Interstate)
new ignition system and plugs (MSD and Bosch)
new serpentine (and spare)
relays and relay plugs
Overhead console and shelf
new front speakers (RF to match sound bar)
diff cover seals
on board tool kit
new rainx wipers
K&N filter and cold air intake plumbing not on yet
Crager soft 8s steel rims (set of 5)
BFG AT 33x12.50 R15 (set of 5)
IR running lights
flushed cooling and heating system....
flushed and replaced with synthetic oil....
flushed and replaced tranny fluid....
changed oil in diffs....
new horns (Hella)
pitch and inclination indicator
under hood lights
aux rear light
And I know I'm forgetting something....
I do have another motor and transmission for it....and an extra set of rims.....and spare computer....and hoses....and belt....and plugs....and headlights.....and......
|04-14-2014 03:05 PM|
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