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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-01-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By LJ Dave
If you end up going with spacers, be sure to...

If you end up going with spacers, be sure to check out the Spidertrax Outlet page. Looks like they have 1.25's on there right now for $69.00 a pair.

Link below:

1997-06 Wrangler TJ...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-31-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By LJ Dave
Bring a snow shovel (and some Alieve and be...

Bring a snow shovel (and some Alieve and be prepared to use them both). Tire chains can make a huge difference in traction.
Watch out for off camber slopes as you can easily slide off the trail...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,900
Posted By LJ Dave
I've stored my LJR every winter since new. ...

I've stored my LJR every winter since new. Result: Not a spot of corrosion on it anywhere.
I have a other 4WD and AWD vehicles that I don't care about that get driven in the winter. Rather save...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-20-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By LJ Dave
Yes, it sounds like you have it. I think most...

Yes, it sounds like you have it. I think most people that screw up their timing, either don't pay close enough attention when they are aligning the holes in the OPDA (both before removal and after...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-20-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By LJ Dave
Just to clarify the comments in the above thread...

Just to clarify the comments in the above thread and to help you avoid a big mistake:

If your engine is currently not throwing any OPDA misalignment codes, you can align the target wheel in the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-19-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By LJ Dave
Almost all lifts end up with a relocation bracket...

Almost all lifts end up with a relocation bracket for the rear track bar and the stock mounts in the front with no handling issues.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-11-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By LJ Dave
When I installed them into my factory TJ seats, I...

When I installed them into my factory TJ seats, I was able to undo the clips at the front of the bases and the bottom of the backs and the pull the OEM covers back enough to get the heat pads in...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-11-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By LJ Dave
Torque steer in a rear wheel drive vehicle is...

Torque steer in a rear wheel drive vehicle is frequently related to the rear axle moving around. I'd check your rear control arm bushings and rear track bar bushings to see if they are worn out. Of...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-11-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By LJ Dave
Those look like they'll work fine. I kind of...

Those look like they'll work fine. I kind of like the looks of the switch if you have a good place to mount it.
I went with the Crimestopper HSK150 seat heaters and they work great and fit...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-11-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By LJ Dave
I found a home beer brewing supply store that...

I found a home beer brewing supply store that will exchange my 20lb tank for $9.99 in Aspen Park (Conifer) CO. I used to use Red Comet in Denver until they moved up by Thornton. If you post up a...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-11-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By LJ Dave
Those are Rubicon Express control arms. Contact...

Those are Rubicon Express control arms. Contact your nearest "4Wheel Parts" store and see if they will give you a new set of bushings under the lifetime warranty.
RE and 4WP are owned by the same...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-06-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By LJ Dave
That is an aftermarket 2 inch bump stop extension...

That is an aftermarket 2 inch bump stop extension that has become dislodged from the upper bump stop retaining cup that normally holds the jounce bumper in stock configuration. It needs to be jammed...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-05-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 820
Posted By LJ Dave
I can't say why this works, but my wife got her...

I can't say why this works, but my wife got her older Explorer stuck in two feet of snow in our driveway. Tried rocking it back and forth to get it unstuck with no results, then shifted it from 4 hi...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-05-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By LJ Dave
I played around trying to make shims to snug up...

I played around trying to make shims to snug up my hitch mounted bike rack and then I came up with this idea. Just drill and tap a hole on the top and one side of the lip around the receiver...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-04-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By LJ Dave
You need to do a front end alignment. After the...

You need to do a front end alignment. After the lift, you need to reset the toe in and then adjust the drag link length to center the steering wheel. Typically after lifting your toe in will be too...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-04-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By LJ Dave
Pepboys sells privately branded Cooper tires. ...

Pepboys sells privately branded Cooper tires. They have an AT that might be in that price range.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-04-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By LJ Dave
I drove mostly 65 - 75 mph with occasional...

I drove mostly 65 - 75 mph with occasional stretches up to 80 mph. On the way down, and closer to 65 mph on the way home. No problem using my Jeep on the trails around Sedona. All of the trails...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 01-04-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By LJ Dave
Last spring My wife and I took my LJR from Denver...

Last spring My wife and I took my LJR from Denver to Lake Havasu City and back. About 1000 miles each way. I'm 55 and my wife is 59. Before the trip I dreaded the long highway drive. Instead of...
Forum: Colorado Jeep Forum 01-03-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By LJ Dave
As stated above, if you can push your trip back...

As stated above, if you can push your trip back until July, most everything in the high country should be open.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 01-03-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By LJ Dave
I bought one of these hand held hydraulic...

I bought one of these hand held hydraulic crimpers from Harbor Freight when they were on sale. It crimps with something like 8 tons of force and is excellent for crimping ends onto battery and winch...
Forum: Colorado Jeep Forum 01-02-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By LJ Dave
Maybe, as long as she is pretty strong! ;-)

Maybe, as long as she is pretty strong! ;-)
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 12-31-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By LJ Dave
Simply hooked up all the wires to the wiring...

Simply hooked up all the wires to the wiring harness adapter supplied by Crutchfield, which includes the ground wire. No other ground was required.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 12-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,670
Posted By LJ Dave
When climbing steep grades at high altitude on...

When climbing steep grades at high altitude on the highway, I regularly take my 4.0 auto up to 4200 RPM. That is the only way I can hold speed (near 60 mph with 4.10s and 35s).
Running for several...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-27-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By LJ Dave
You might try using a center punch and hammer on...

You might try using a center punch and hammer on the face of those Allen bolts. It takes some patience and a lot of hammer blows, but you can often get a stuck bolt to spin out with this method. ...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-27-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By LJ Dave
Sure, just turn off the OD anytime it starts...

Sure, just turn off the OD anytime it starts hunting around between 3rd and OD. You may end up doing the entire trip with it switched off, which is easier on the transmission anyway.
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