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Today 09:47 PM
thedawgshow Since I stayed up until 2AM last night doing this, you get the pics today.

The other day I found this....



Looked up underneath it to find this.....



So yesterday I grabbed my 2 youngest



and went to town and purchased a 33mm socket, some more PB Blaster, a pitman arm puller and this.......



After a little colorful language getting the lines off, it was time for that pitman arm. I broke this puller.



The second one.....



Ahhhhhhhh.............



Out with the old, and in with the new!!!



Took it for a short test drive late last night and everything seemed fine. Drove it 40 miles to work and 40 miles back home. Seems softer with a little more play in it to the left. Hmmmmm...........No leaks yet though!!!!!!
Today 05:52 PM
Holton345
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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
Ok that makes more sense then just replacing them for the sake of it. If mine ever go bad I would probably go this rout. Just a question, but why didn't you go for the MML version?
You normally use an MML when you need to correct driveline angles. Mine are correct because I have an SYE/DC driveshaft setup. No TC drop or MM lift needed.

Also, you would be smart to have one if you have a BL, but I do not. I have a 3.5" suspension lift on 33s...
Today 05:38 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by ncjeeper98 View Post
tsteb, you can check us out, NCKrawlers. facebook and our website
I tried the website awhile back but it didn't let me create a login. I'm friends on Facebook though, I'll keep a lookout for the next meet
Today 04:57 PM
Medixtj01
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Motor mounts are wear items, and mine are completely shot; both are split in two. Further, this might have happened due to one of the bolt heads having sheared off the bracket to the block. I do not want to replace the mounts with the stock ones. These are pretty much the best you can get, based on my research. The Super Brackets replace the engine block mount brackets. One of mine has a sheared bolt head. That means my 4.0L is only being held in place by two bolts on one side. The Brown Dog brackets use several unused bosses on the block that are threaded but have nothing in them. One side uses seven bolts and one uses six. (Can't remember which is which.) One of our local shops has a mechanic who moved here from somewhere up in Michigan. He says they used the brackets to save blocks that had bolts sheared off and that could not be removed. These are FAR stronger and FAR better attached than the stock ones. I am of the mind that you should only fix a problem once if possible. These stout brackets and mounts will mean that I will never have to mess with this issue again. Unless I install them wrong, that is. HAHAHA!!! Here is the kit I just got in the mail today... SU2883-0HW, TJ & LJ Header Super Kit w/ Super Engine Brackets and Ultra-Flex Rubber Motor Mounts Keep in mind that with lots of Kroil and some patience I *might* get that stub out of my block, but if not I can just Dremel it off and forget about it. The new brackets have twice as many anchor points.
Ok that makes more sense then just replacing them for the sake of it. If mine ever go bad I would probably go this rout. Just a question, but why didn't you go for the MML version?
Today 04:52 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
What the point of these if you not getting a MML? And what are the super brackets
Motor mounts are wear items, and mine are completely shot; both are split in two. Further, this might have happened due to one of the bolt heads having sheared off the bracket to the block.

I do not want to replace the mounts with the stock ones. These are pretty much the best you can get, based on my research.

The Super Brackets replace the engine block mount brackets. One of mine has a sheared bolt head. That means my 4.0L is only being held in place by two bolts on one side.

The Brown Dog brackets use several unused bosses on the block that are threaded but have nothing in them. One side uses seven bolts and one uses six. (Can't remember which is which.)

One of our local shops has a mechanic who moved here from somewhere up in Michigan. He says they used the brackets to save blocks that had bolts sheared off and that could not be removed. These are FAR stronger and FAR better attached than the stock ones.

I am of the mind that you should only fix a problem once if possible. These stout brackets and mounts will mean that I will never have to mess with this issue again. Unless I install them wrong, that is. HAHAHA!!!

Here is the kit I just got in the mail today...

SU2883-0HW, TJ & LJ Header Super Kit w/ Super Engine Brackets and Ultra-Flex Rubber Motor Mounts

Keep in mind that with lots of Kroil and some patience I *might* get that stub out of my block, but if not I can just Dremel it off and forget about it. The new brackets have twice as many anchor points.
Today 04:00 PM
Medixtj01
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Brown Dog "Super Brackets" and stock height motor mounts! When I get a new tranny mount I will be ready to go!
What the point of these if you not getting a MML? And what are the super brackets
Today 03:50 PM
Holton345 Brown Dog "Super Brackets" and stock height motor mounts! When I get a new tranny mount I will be ready to go!
Today 03:36 PM
41MB-00TJ Well I didn't do this today, but I did it yesterday while I was reado to take my kayak down
Today 12:22 PM
ncjeeper98 tsteb, you can check us out, NCKrawlers. facebook and our website
Today 09:37 AM
Mamefreak
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Originally Posted by Super Jeep View Post
What do you have that will let your phone show that info?
a cheap bluetooth OBDII Reader from amazon and the Torque program running on an old android phone.

If you want more info shoot me a PM and I can send you some links.
Today 09:15 AM
mrcarcrazy I loosened all my control arm bolts, then started torquing them back down. 130ft. lbs sucks, especially after it starts to rain on your back as you attempt to tighten them. I hope to finish tightening when I get home from work. If you're wondering "why is he giving himself things to do?" Troubleshooting a clunk. When in doubt make sure everything is tightened properly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluekiwi99 View Post
I need some help. Anybody with electric wiring skills please help lol
You might post a new thread under the tech forum appropriate for the vehicle you are working on. With more info about what you're trying to wire / the problem you're trying to solve.
Today 09:07 AM
bluekiwi99
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Originally Posted by strumble8 View Post

That is a great price, I have been looking for one in Colorado, and they are $1800+!
I need some help. Anybody with electric wiring skills please help lol
Today 09:04 AM
strumble8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazoupi View Post
I found and bought a hardtop for my LJ. $950.00
That is a great price, I have been looking for one in Colorado, and they are $1800+!
Today 08:09 AM
Super Jeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
Drove 2 hours to and from the Renn Faire. Got to test out the new thermostat and water pump I installed. Did a consistent 75-85 mph the whole time and it never broke 203, most of the time it was at 199 or so. Also decided to see how fast it would go but my girlfriend yelled at me lol
What do you have that will let your phone show that info?
Today 07:26 AM
Blazor Washed the Jeep, cleaned the inside out, changed the oil and filter, and filled it up w/ gas and window cleaner fluid. Jeep is happy, BUT it did say to me "I know I'm clean now and all, but cant we take the kids over the mountain next weekend" lol.
Today 06:56 AM
Mamefreak Drove 2 hours to and from the Renn Faire. Got to test out the new thermostat and water pump I installed. Did a consistent 75-85 mph the whole time and it never broke 203, most of the time it was at 199 or so. Also decided to see how fast it would go but my girlfriend yelled at me lol
Today 06:27 AM
Jeffk1975 ^ sounds like a great day!

My son and I hopped in mine yesterday to take him back to his mom. I didn't realize how chilly of a ride it was going to be with the doors off!
Yesterday 10:07 PM
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Just a little relaxing with my son.
Yesterday 09:42 PM
NorthIdahome Went from this horrible paint job,

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To beginning the new paint job

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Yesterday 08:14 PM
Jeepster8420 Put the hard top back on and tucked the soft top away til next year
Yesterday 06:37 PM
raif281 talked to a fellow forum member and by the end of the week I'm gonna be a shade wed spider owner! 😁
Yesterday 06:09 PM
Bazoupi I found and bought a hardtop for my LJ. $950.00
Yesterday 04:57 PM
JustinAppleseed
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hexiled Razz View Post
I started and finished the bulk of my wiring for my 55w backup fog lights. I'm using STUoffroad's guide to making them selectable with a DPDT switch. Calling it quits for now to pick up a few more parts I need. Both my engine bay and under the dash will need loomed soon; the couple wires I had before that I neglected looming up, quickly turned into a mess of wires running just about everywhere. Another thing I learned about myself; when I work on my TJ, the interior quickly starts looking like it belongs on a promo for "on an all-new episode of Horders"


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Something I already undertook when I wired up my lights & onboard air... Had to replace part of the harness as well, but so much easier to find wires & fuses now.
Yesterday 03:35 PM
Preston- My 03 tj wouldn't start randomly so I did some research and changed my ignition actuator pin. Now back to custom painting my new metalcloaks and hopefully installing them next weekend
Yesterday 01:26 PM
Hexiled Razz I started and finished the bulk of my wiring for my 55w backup fog lights. I'm using STUoffroad's guide to making them selectable with a DPDT switch. Calling it quits for now to pick up a few more parts I need.
Both my engine bay and under the dash will need loomed soon; the couple wires I had before that I neglected looming up, quickly turned into a mess of wires running just about everywhere.

Another thing I learned about myself; when I work on my TJ, the interior quickly starts looking like it belongs on a promo for "on an all-new episode of Horders"
Yesterday 01:06 PM
Crthomas98
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbensor View Post
so how does the garage door button work
I soldered some wires on the back of the button inside the original opener. If you get a piece of wire you can test to see what will make it open then ran those to the button.
Yesterday 06:32 AM
wwch99tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post

yes, as does adding anti freeze...
...
09-13-2014 11:13 PM
Virus692
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
how much are they?
Pads and rotors for front and rear were $380 shipped added $55 so I can trust my parking brake(new parking brake shoes) just have mr. Blane at blackmagicbrakes.com hook you up.

YMMV
09-13-2014 10:07 PM
SolarColumbia Love your avatar. I can't look at a bulldog and not smile.
09-13-2014 09:53 PM
EnglishBulldog1 Changed the oil.
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