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Yesterday 09:26 PM
Turbostixxx
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Originally Posted by Mlawrence View Post
does it help with the uphill acceleration issue on the road as well. I find myself having to go into 4th a lot.
mine helped with uphill acceleration. I mean I have a 4 cyl, so as long as I'm rocking and rolling I can go uphill without down shifting, if I start on a hill, I can still get to 5th but takes a few minutes
Yesterday 09:20 PM
srad600
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Originally Posted by Mlawrence View Post
does it help with the uphill acceleration issue on the road as well. I find myself having to go into 4th a lot.
Absolutely.
Yesterday 08:15 PM
SupahMinah Installed the passenger rock slider/step. Driver side still to come.
Yesterday 07:55 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by DarthLEGO View Post
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
Huge improvement over stock I think. You will be happy.
Yesterday 06:39 PM
Mlawrence
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
You are gonna LOVE YOUR 4.88s...I have them with 33"s and it is a BLAST off road now!!
does it help with the uphill acceleration issue on the road as well. I find myself having to go into 4th a lot.
Yesterday 04:53 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
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.
You are gonna LOVE YOUR 4.88s...I have them with 33"s and it is a BLAST off road now!!
Yesterday 03:07 PM
srad600 Bummer....wont be ready till tomorrow.
Yesterday 02:54 PM
TJeepman 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.

Notes:
- 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
srad600
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
just be sure to break them in right..
Yeah its gonna be a long drive home since its like an hour away.


Having to stop after 15 mins three times and prob more then that lol.
Yesterday 12:36 PM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
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.
just be sure to break them in right..
Yesterday 11:06 AM
MUDRUNNER AZ Changed the front upper control arms and drove it to work.
Yesterday 11:04 AM
Turbostixxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
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.
they feel wonderful!!
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
Jaxon1023
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthLEGO View Post
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
Should have came wheeling with us!
Yesterday 07:40 AM
DarthLEGO 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
Mlawrence
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Originally Posted by WIwrangler View Post
any noticeable difference in power ? Or just sound
when I installed mine I could feel a little better performance and got about .5 mile better fuel mileage. But who cares about MPG right. After it got broken in it really sounds great.
04-14-2014 10:15 PM
WIwrangler
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
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
any noticeable difference in power ? Or just sound
04-14-2014 10:03 PM
Sicilian Inca 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?


Quote:
Originally Posted by RockwallTJ View Post
Swapped my dome and floor light bulbs for LED. Totally impressed with the outcome!

Look at the difference...


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04-14-2014 07:42 PM
echo2
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
Only another $5K in it? Lightweight.
That's just in parts....not labor....and I fabricated a lot of the bells and whistles....
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
DBoat
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
I saw those....if this one dies.....I'll drop the coin..... 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 water pump hoses tranny mount frame repair back bumper rock guards with steps fuel can brackets switch cluster 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) switch cluster relays and relay plugs Overhead console and shelf camera mount HID lights Light guards fire extinguisher 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) New shocks IR running lights IR/visible spotlight 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......
Only another $5K in it? Lightweight.
04-14-2014 07:19 PM
echo2
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
only if you get a mean green
I saw those....if this one dies.....I'll drop the coin.....

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
water pump
hoses
tranny mount
frame repair
back bumper
rock guards with steps
fuel can brackets
switch cluster
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)
switch cluster
relays and relay plugs
Overhead console and shelf
camera mount
HID lights
Light guards
fire extinguisher
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)
New shocks
IR running lights
IR/visible spotlight
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
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
The 4th has to be the charm....right?
only if you get a mean green
04-14-2014 02:45 PM
echo2 Bought a brand spanking new starter......tired of this re-manufactured crap.

The 4th has to be the charm....right?
04-14-2014 01:34 PM
Holton345
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
And we all know the answer to that question...

btw, good post..
Thanks. And yes, unfortunately, we all *do* know where this is headed: same direction, forever. It is an unending road we all are on. HAHAHA!!!
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
Turbostixxx
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
Put My full doors back on.....calling for 2" rain..........however....that does make mud....
yeah I put my top on today too
04-14-2014 12:32 PM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
This is going to end up being a really nice TJ when I am finished. If I ever finish...
And we all know the answer to that question...

btw, good post..
04-14-2014 12:15 PM
Rock Kicker Yep...took'r top off...

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04-14-2014 12:05 PM
4x4mickey
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Originally Posted by 4cylToy View Post
Took er to the farm to work on the motocross track. Of course I hit all the puddles on my way...

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Ok think you did something wrong! Not near enough dirt on it!
04-14-2014 12:02 PM
4cylToy Took er to the farm to work on the motocross track. Of course I hit all the puddles on my way...

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